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Morning Wrap: 8/16/13

Friday, August 16, 2013

Wells Fargo locks out Richmond’s mayor, Bay Bridge will open with “temporary fix,” Marin activist lobbies Nobel committee for Bradley Manning peace prize, more.

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The state will open the troubled new eastern span of the Bay Bridge at 5 a.m. Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day, an oversight committee decided yesterday, determining that the “temporary fix” to its engineering issues make it more safe than the seismically-unsafe existing structure. Chronicle

Wells Fargo locked its San Francisco headquarters at noon Thursday when Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and fellow protesters showed up seeking to speak with CEO John Stumpf about the bank’s lawsuit attacking Richmond’s plan to use eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages. SF Business Times

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California’s so-called “revenge porn” law, aimed at punishing those who post or disseminate lascivious images without a person’s consent, cleared the state Senate. Capitol Alert

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Marin author and political activist Norman Solomon met with a Nobel Prize committee official in Oslo, lobbying for awarding the peace prize to imprisoned army private and leaker Bradley Manning. Marin IJ

An infamous motel on Oakland’s International Boulevard so overrun with prostitution that a judge ordered it to be sold will become office and retail space, city officials said. Chronicle

After reading a letter in court from the victim, a judge sentenced two defendants in the notorious Richmond High School gang rape case to life in prison, one with a 33-year minimum and the other 29 years. Contra Costa Times

The planned four-star hotel being developed by Joe Montana and his business partners across from the future Santa Clara home of the 49ers has run into delays and now isn’t planned to open until 2016. Mercury News

Apple, which has taken much heat for working conditions at its iPhone factories in China, is hiring an “environmental affairs program manager” for China, the Wall Street Journal says.

Bay Area home sales hit a seven-year high in the number of homes sold in July. Mercury News 

A man running from police survived but is in serious condition after he jumped off a San Jose overpass last night. Mercury News


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