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Morning Wrap: 7/3/13

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

BART chaos day three, Oakland council approves shelling out $1.17 million to settle with Occupy protesters, key element of Obamacare delayed, more.

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The Bart strike is costing the local economy $73 million per day, the Bay Area Council says. Oakland Tribune

An obvious fallout from the BART strike if it continues—it will be a real drag for Bay Area Fourth of July events. Chronicle; Mercury News

Oakland’s city council agreed last night to pay more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a dozen Occupy Oakland protesters who alleged excessive force by police in 2011. Chronicle

In a major political concession, the Obama administration abruptly announced a one-year delay in requiring that many companies provide coverage for workers or face fines under Obamacare—until after the 2014 election. AP 

A high school teacher in the San Bernardino County city of Redlands was arrested for unlawful sex with a student two weeks after giving birth to a baby that the student allegedly fathered. AP

Mosquitoes from the Discovery Bay area tested positive for the West Nile virus. Contra Costa Times

Alameda County has a new app to let citizens report potholes. Oakland Tribune

The A’s continued their winning ways at home in a come-from-behind 8-7 win over the Chicago White Sox and regained first place in the AL West. Mercury News


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