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Morning Wrap: 8/14/13

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

America’s Cup cheating allegations fly against Oracle USA, Carl Icahn sniffing out Apple, plaintiffs surpass 11,000 in lawsuits stemming from Chevron’s Richmond refinery fire, more.

Top of the news

The head of Emirates Team New Zealand Tuesday accused Larry Ellison’s Oracle Team USA of cheating, the latest such allegations to swirl around the defending America’s Cup champion. Chronicle

Another 5,000 residents sued Chevron in one fell swoop Monday, bringing to 11,000 those who’ve taken action against the oil giant as the result of a pollution-spewing August, 2012, explosion and fire at its Richmond refinery. Contra Costa Times

Politics and government

Santa Clara County’s board of supervisors adopted a new policy that requires all board members to post their public calendars online each week, as well as provide critical information about their county-related appointments. Mercury News

 Other news and items of interest

Blessing or curse? Investor activist Carl Icahn appears to have Apple in his sights, judging from a couple of messages posted to his Twitter account. AP

The body of a woman found in Vacaville was indeed missing federal investigator Sandra Coke, 50, of Oakland, although authorities Tuesday declined to release any details, including the cause of Coke’s death. Chronicle

Another month, another shakeup at Zynga, the one-time Internet high-flyer. AllThingsD

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong issued an apology for his publicly firing Patch creative director Abel Lenz in front of 1,000 employees during a conference call. Poynter

Luxury men’s clothing retailer Jack Spade’s effort to take over the former Adobe Books space on 16th Street is creating a tizzy in the Mission. SF Business Times

Charlie McCollum reviews “Jobs” in the Mercury News, and says the film fails to capture the Apple co-founder.

A reward has grown to $30,000 for information in the killing of a young Oakland father and his one-year-old son during a drive-by shooting last week. Oakland Tribune

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