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Morning Wrap: 8/12/13

Monday, August 12, 2013

Chronicle takes a turn looking at BART pay and benefits, Hillary Clinton comes to town, first token payouts to Asiana Flight 214 survivors, more.

Top of the news

After Gov. Jerry Brown, as expected, requested and received a court-ordered 60-day cooling off period, averting another strike, BART’s union and management essentially stop negotiating for the time being, sensing no urgency. Chronicle; Mercury News

The Chronicle lays out a comparison between BART workers’ compensation and those of other transit agencies, which shows BART workers’ pay and benefits to be among the best in the nation among transit workers.

Politics and government

Hillary Clinton is in San Francisco today to accept an award from the American Bar Association at the Moscone Center. Chronicle

 Other news and items of interest

Real estate agents on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe say business is up, thanks in large part to Californians fleeing the state to find lower taxes. Mercury News

Singer Eydie Gorme died Saturday in a Las Vegas hospital after a brief undisclosed illness. She was 84. AP

Asiana Airlines has agreed to pay an initial compensation of $10,000 each to survivors of Flight 214, mostly to help cover medical costs and transportation. Bloomberg

The state’s STAR testing has come under unprecedented scrutiny, with the state flagging 242 campuses, including 46 in the Bay Area, for security breaches involving social media. Contra Costa Times

Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones complained on Twitter that a Giants fan threw a banana at him during the ninth inning of yesterday’s game, won by Baltimore 10-2. The Splash

A big turnout at Lake Merritt over the weekend for the Oakland Dragon Boat Festival. Chroncle

BART trains were briefly delayed Sunday evening after a man walked into the Transbay Tube from Embarcadero Station. Bay City News Service

The National Park Service announced a badly-needed road rehabilitation will take place over the next year within the boundaries of Point Reyes National Seashore. Marin IJ

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