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Morning Wrap: 8/2/13

Friday, August 2, 2013

BART’s union leaders file a 72-hour strike notice, another bump in the road to San Jose’s efforts to lure the A’s, Delta jumps into the Los Angeles-to-San Francisco corridor in a big way, more. 

Top of the news

Still no progress in negotiations and BART union leaders filed a courtesy 72-hour notice that they could walk off the job a minute after midnight Monday. Chronicle; Mercury News

A gay teacher was fired from a Catholic high school in Glendora, east of Los Angeles, after his wedding pictures were published in a local newspaper. AP

Politics and government

A residents group suing San Jose over its plans to build a new downtown ballpark for the A’s filed a new complaint accusing the city of illegally maintaining a land-purchase agreement with the team. Mercury News 

Other news and items of interest

Part of doing business? Chevron paid $192,000 in fines to settle 19 air quality violations that occurred during a two-year period at its Richmond refinery but that are unrelated to the Aug. 6, 2012 pollution-spewing explosion and fire at the refinery. Contra Costa Times

Peet’s, the Berkeley-born coffee chain that was taken private last year, is prepping to open 90 new stores in the next 18 months, the biggest expansion in its 47-year history. SF Business Times

Delta Airlines is ramping up competition in the busy Los Angeles to San Francisco corridor with 14 new daily flights to be operated by its partner Compass Airlines. Mercury News

Forty-Niners cornerback Chris Culliver was carted off the practice field Thursday with a torn ACL in his left knee that ends his 2013 season before it begins. 49ers blog

San Francisco Foundation CEO Sandra Hernandez is stepping down after 16 years to become president and CEO of California Healthcare Foundation. SF Business Times

The Marin IJ’s Paul Liberatore updates the Jerry Garcia Week festivities in the Bay Area honoring the late Marin rock star, including “Grateful Dead Tribute Night” at AT&T Park Aug. 5. Marin IJ

Yellowstone National Park’s Steamboat Geyser, the world’s tallest, erupted for the first time in eight years. AP

Pre-season training camp opened at San Jose State under new coach Ron Caragher. Mercury News

Whole Foods announced plans to build a new store in Dublin and another, its second, in Walnut Creek. Contra Costa Times

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