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Morning Wrap: 8/20/13

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

CHP rules on San Mateo limousine tragedy, opponents launch challenge to transgender student law, Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Facebook page gets hacked, more.

Top of the news

Frustrated truckers shut down a major terminal at the Port of Oakland in protest of repeated logjams at the port that have left them idling for hours at a time. Oakland Tribune

The California Highway Patrol concluded that the limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge that claimed the lives of five members of a wedding party, including the bride, was an accident and no charges will be filed. Chronicle

Politics and government

A federal judge approved a request from state and federal officials to force-feed inmates if necessary as the statewide prison hunger strike entered its seventh week. AP

Opponents of a new law allowing transgender students to use school facilities that reflect their gender identity have launched a referendum challenge to the law. Capital Alert 

Other news and items of interest

This 1950s file photo originally released by the Dixie Evans Collection shows Dixie Evans in a  pin-up black and white photo impersonating Marilyn Monroe. Evans, a burlesque performer who in later years ran a striptease museum in the Southern California desert, died Aug. 3 in Las Vegas of natural causes. She was 86. 
Died: Dixie Evans, the self-proclaimed ‘Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque’ who after retiring as a performer ran a colorful burlesque museum in the Mojave Desert town of Helendale, at age 86, in Las Vegas, of natural causes. LA Times

Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Facebook page was hacked by an unemployed Palestinian programmer after Facebook ignored two of his attempts to provide it with information about a privacy bug and he finally decided to use the bug to go straight to the source. AP

A stranded whale dies on Stinson Beach despite the best efforts of veterinarians to save it. Chronicle

Yelp is getting ready to move into its new offices at the historic Pacific Telephone tower at 140 New Montgomery over the Labor Day weekend. SF Business Times

San Jose State University has raised nearly $209 million from private donors through its first major fundraising campaign, hitting its goal a year early. Mercury News

The long-financially troubled Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo is looking to UCSF as a possible partner. SF Business Times

The 49ers traded wide receiver and 2012 first round draft pick A.J. Jenkins to the Kansas City Chiefs in a swap for wide-out Jonathan Baldwin. Mercury News

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