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Morning Wrap: 8/15/13

Thursday, August 15, 2013

State Supreme Court puts Prop 8 out of its misery, closing arguments in Joseph Naso trial, CCSF faculty’s last best hope for fighting accrediting ruling, more.

Top of the news


The state Supreme Court unanimously rejected an attempt to revive Proposition 8, the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, seven weeks after the U. S. Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by its sponsors. Chronicle

Politics and government


Gov. Jerry Brown received a letter from 28 House Democrats from California urging him to sign the TRUST act, the law that would limit how state law enforcement officers cooperate with federal immigration efforts, an earlier version of which Brown vetoed. Political Blotter

A long-anticipated shelter for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender homeless in the Mission district is expected to be approved by the Planning Commission today. Chronicle

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on corruption charges and his wife received a one-year prison term. AP

 Other news and items of interest


Cal State East Bay’s most recognizable building, the seismically-unsafe and vacated former administration building on the Hayward campus, is set to be imploded Saturday. Chronicle

A bicyclist died Wednesday at Sixth and Folsom streets after she was hit by a truck making a right turn. Chronicle

Another unflattering review for “Jobs,” the biopic of the Apple co-founder starring Ashton Kutcher, this one by the LA Times.

Cisco Systems announced it’s laying off another 4,000 workers, or about 5 percent of its workforce. AP

The prosecution began its closing argument in the trial of accused serial murderer Joseph Naso in Marin County by quoting from his diary. Marin IJ

Booked: U. S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, to speak at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Aug. 22. SF Business Times

Labor leaders representing faculty at City College of San Francisco demanded that the accrediting agency reverse its decision to close the college next year based on new evidence suggesting the accrediting team didn’t follow all procedures properly. Chronicle

Closing: Malibu Grand Prix and Malibu Castle, the go-cart track and miniature golf course that has been a landmark along Highway 101 in Redwood City for 35 years, on Sunday. Mercury News

Suspended for a game: 49ers backup defensive end Demarcus Dobbs, arrested last November for marijuana possession, for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Mercury News


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