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Morning Wrap: 8/19/13

Monday, August 19, 2013

Bloody weekend in Oakland, Silicon Valley’s commercial real estate boom, thunderstorms in the Bay Area forecast, more.

Top of the news


Another weekend of out of control violent crime in Oakland, with 12 people shot and three killed in less than 24 hours. Oakland Tribune

The National Weather Service says there’s an increased chance of thunderstorms over much of the Bay Area today and tomorrow. Chronicle

Politics and government


A new field poll shows half of Californians say they’re paying more for health insurance this year than last year. Mercury News

 Other news and items of interest


BART workers’ pay may be among some of the best among transit agencies. So is management’s. Chronicle

How big is the Silicon Valley commercial real estate boom? Developers are constructing or renovating 6 million square feet of office space, double the activity of a year ago. Oakland Tribune

Paul McCartney is floating the idea of performing at Candlestick Park, where the Beatles played their final concert 47 years ago. Chronicle

Oakland has begun its search for a permanent police chief, its fourth since 2009. Chronicle

Current TV officially goes dark and Al-Jazeera America goes to air at 3 p.m. Tuesday. AP

The person of interest in the murder of federal crime investigator Sandra Coke says from jail, where he’s being held on a probation violation, that he had nothing to do with the crime, and that they were going to marry. Oakland Tribune

If you missed it, there’s video here of Warren Hall’s demolition at Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus over the weekend. SF Business Times

Battle of the bikini bars? San Jose’s new downtown “bikini bar,” the Gold Club, has been slapped with a trademark infringement suit by a San Francisco club for men with a similar name. Mercury News


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