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Morning Wrap: 7/2/13

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Lots of finger-pointing at BART, Oakland’s federal police overseer sees progress, California’s highways judged among nation’s worst, more. 

Tuesday quick list

As the BART strike enters Day 2 with no negotiations in sight—that’s right, line up and repeat. Mercury News

Lots of finger-pointing between management and labor at BART. Chronicle 

Not only are Bay Area commuters stressed, so is the power grid after another day of near-record temperatures and more of the same expected in the days ahead. Mercury News

Early big winners from the strike: ride-sharing services and taxis. Mercury News

Oakland’s federally appointed police overseer, Thomas Frazier, issued his first report since the house-cleaning of the police department’s top brass and says OPD has made “extraordinary” progress toward finally satisfying a decade-old court order to reform. Oakland Tribune

State demographers now estimate that whites and Latinos represent an equal share of California’s population. AP

Two employees of a Wingstop Restaurant near Oakland’s Lake Merritt were shot and killed in what police are investigating as a possible late-night robbery attempt. Chronicle

An annual highway report by the Reason Foundation ranks California’s highways 47th out of the 50 states in overall performance and efficiency. Mercury News

Stanford gets a record-breaking $151 million gift from Silicon Valley real estate developer John Arrillaga Sr., who’d already given the university $100 million in 2006. Mercury News

Bank of Marin has agreed to buy Bank of Alameda. SF Business Times

Triple-digit heat helps ignite two major grass fires in Contra Costa County. Contra Costa Times

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