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Morning Wrap: 7/30/13

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

San Francisco cabbies go on the attack against ridesharing, Marin GOP committee breaks ranks on same-sex marriage, mass thefts from cemetery in Santa Cruz, more.

Top of the news


San Francisco taxi drivers have scheduled a rally outside City Hall today to draw attention to ridesharing companies such as Lyft, Uber and Sidecar that they insist are unfairly taking their business. SF Business Times

A week after breaking ground on a high-rise condo at 201 Folsom Street, developer Tishman Speyer has bought a site in the 100 block of Folsom that could accommodate a 300-foot condo tower and two other buildings. SF Business Times

Politics and government


The Marin County Republican Central Committee voted to support same-sex marriage, becoming the nation’s first GOP county central committee to do so. Political Blotter

Anthony Weiner’s quest to become New York’s mayor has gone into free fall: He’s now fourth among Democrats in a just released poll. AP

Booksellers and publishers are furious that President Obama is giving a jobs speech today from an Amazon warehouse in Tennessee, saying it’s more evidence of government coziness with a monopoly. Gigaom

Other news and items of interest


Bad air quality resulting from smoke from wildfires burning in Oregon, and which affected parts of the Bay Area Monday, is expected to ease today. Contra Costa Times

President Obama honored the 2012 World Series champion Giants without any hint that they’re entrenched in last place in the NL West. Chronicle

The FBI announced one of its occasional pimp roundups, saying 12 Bay Area children being forced to work as prostitutes were rescued and 21 pimps arrested. Chronicle

ESPN announced it will hire bloggers to cover every NFL team. Poynter

Someone over the weekend stole flowers, pictures and American flags from at least 500 gravesites at a cemetery in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz Sentinel

Oakland city council members say they’re working on safeguards to reduce the risk of abuse at a planned data hub to consolidate hundreds of camera feeds and other surveillance tools as a crime-fighting measure. Oakland Tribune


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