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Morning Wrap: 7/17/13

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

First lawsuit in Asiana Airlines crash, BART’s unions make noise about a next strike, insecticide spraying for the guava fruit fly, more.  

Top of the news


The first of what could be many lawsuits was filed Tuesday against Asiana Airlines in connection with the crash of Flight 214. Mercury News

Politics and government


A federal appeals court upheld San Mateo County’s ban on firearms in county parks. Mercury News

Other news and items of interest


The state has declared war on the guava fruit fly after three male flies were found in traps in San Jose’s Mayfair neighborhood, and will commence today spraying insecticide on trees and telephone poles in the area. Mercury News

BART’s unions are warning that if they strike again early next month, they’ll be prepared to stay out for a long time. Chronicle 

The former head of the Ross Valley Sanitary District, wanted on embezzlement and money laundering charges, was arrested in the Philippines. Marin IJ

A prosecutor said Tuesday that San Mateo County’s former top probation officer, who faces two counts of having child porn, is a “collector of child pornography,” especially images featuring boys tied up and spanked. Mercury News

From the police blotter: a man bathing and washing his clothes in Redwood City’s Courthouse Square. Mercury News

A vote on Plan Bay Area, the sweeping land use plan being pushed at the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is scheduled at those agencies tomorrow. SF Business Times

Google has bought about 15 acres of industrial property in Palo Alto in what observers say may be a redevelopment play. Silicon Valley Business Journal

Mill Valley dropped a controversial zoning proposal that could have limited home sizes. Marin IJ

UC Berkeley is raising campus gym fees for everyone except students. SF Business Times

Tim Kawakami says Tim Lincecum’s days with the Giants are probably numbered. Mercury News


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