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Morning Wrap: 8/26/13

Monday, August 26, 2013

Bay Area housing’s tough toll on college students, Oakland Tribune dings Alameda DA for misstating facts about crime, Rim Fire continues to rage, more.

Top of the news

The Rim Fire, which has burned more than 144,000 acres so far and moved inside Yosemite National Park to become one of the largest fires in California history, continues to rage, with fire crews from across California arriving to join the battle against it. Chronicle

More on the fire’s impact so far. LA Times


Politics and government

San Jose is poised to adopt a landmark ban on plastic foam food containers, which would make it the largest city in California to do so. Mercury News 

The New York Times and Britain’s The Guardian are getting read to publish more reports based on the leakage of Edward Snowden, BuzzFeed reports.

 Other news and items of interest

The Oakland Tribune dings Alameda County district attorney Nancy O’Malley for dramatically overstating Oakland’s robbery rate in a public speech.

With the new Bay Bridge eastern span set to open Sept. 3, bad bolts and all, the Chronicle recaps the more recent Caltrans blunders and miscues.

Topless women and “pro-nude” men gather in Dolores Park Sunday for Go Topless Day. Chronicle 

Another area when the impact of skyrocketing housing costs is taking its toll: Bay Area college students. Oakland Tribune

Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers looked sharp in their 34-14 exhibition victory over Minnesota. Chronicle

Raiders quarterback will sit out the final preseason game Thursday night at the Seahawks, meaning Terrelle Pryor will start. Mercury News

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