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Morning Wrap: 7/12/13

Friday, July 12, 2013

Mayor Lee signs off on new Cathedral Hill hospital, police arrest man accused of damaging Golden Gate Park trees, crews begin cleanup of Runway 28L, more.

Top of the news

Crews began cleanup of Asiana Flight 214 crash debris on SFO’s Runway 28L Thursday. Meanwhile, NTSB chairwoman Deborah Hersman disclosed that air-traffic controllers called for rescue teams ahead of the flight crew. Mercury News



Politics and government

Mayor Ed Lee formerly signed the approval that permits California Pacific Medical Center to proceed with its new $2-billion Cathedral Hill hospital and rebuild of St. Luke’s Hospital. SF Business Times 

Other news and items of interest

Oakland’s port commissioners approved a lawsuit settlement that could result in the port’s first super-sized terminal, and, local A’s fans hope, potentially clear the way for a new waterfront ballpark. Oakland Tribune

Police cited a 65-year-old man for damaging trees in Golden Gate Park but still do not know whether he may have been responsible for the more than 200 trees damaged there since last September. Chronicle

Trini Whittaker successfully defended his title by winning the 50th Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest Thursday. Chronicle

An arbitrator denied San Jose police officers any pay hikes, raising the prospect of even more officers bailing out of the already lean force. Mercury News

A Pew survey shows that 27 percent of Americans say journalists contribute little or nothing to society’s well-being. Poynter

A new report chides Walnut Creek’s city manager and human resources director for impeding an investigation into the firing of a city employee for alleged sexual misconduct with a minor at the city’s Lesher Center for the Arts. Contra Costa Times

The Wall Street Journal gets taken in by a fake Joan Didion Twitter account. Romenesko

Ferry riders will likely have to pay between $2 and $5 to park at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal beginning Jan. 1. Marin IJ

A Sacramento man who wore a traditional Sikh sword to an Emeryville movie house last month says that he was unfairly asked to remove the weapon or leave the theater. Oakland Tribune

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