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Morning Wrap: 8/8/13

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Judge sends 81-year-old child molester psychiatrist William Ayres to jail, Wall Street firms strike back against Richmond, East Bay refinery’s crude oil-by-rail plan draws fire, more. 

Top of the news


Lawyers for Major League Baseball moved to have San Jose’s antitrust lawsuit tossed out of court, arguing that the city can’t show injury by baseball’s indecision over whether to allow the A’s to move from Oakland. Mercury News

Victims of convicted child molester and once-renowned child psychiatrist William Ayres burst into applause after a judge ordered Ayres, 81, to begin serving his sentence behind bars. Mercury News

Oakland mourned yet another senseless drive-by killing—the double-murder that claimed the lives of a father and his sleeping one-year-old son. Mercury News

Politics and government


Wall Street firms are suing to prevent the city of Richmond’s proposed use of eminent domain to write down mortgage loans for certain residents whose homes are underwater. LA Times

Other news and items of interest


Former Giants ace reliever Brian Wilson made his Dodgers organization rehab debut, needing only eight pitches to retire the side in an inning for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes against the Lake Elsinore Storm. AP

Benicia residents and environmentalists are railing against the Valero refinery’s plans to begin off-loading 70,000 barrels of crude oil per day by rail. Contra Costa Times

The 49ers are expanding their retail footprint with two planned new stores in San Francisco and San Jose. SF Business Times

Transportation bargain of the month: Golden Gate Ferry is offering free midday rides from the Ferry Building to Larkspur through the end of August. Marin IJ

A Milpitas man pleaded guilty to federal charges in a live shark poaching scheme that exported undersized fish caught in the bay and imported juvenile nurse sharks from Florida. Mercury News

Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors’ stock soared after a new earnings report shows continued hot demand for its luxury, all-electric Model S sedan. Mercury News

Apartment construction is booming in the East Bay, with developers poised to add 2,100 rentals in 2013. SF Business Times

Skinny thief? A burglar broke into a Fremont pharmacy through the store’s drive-thru window and made off with a pocketful of pills. Mercury News

Kaiser Permanente is set to start the 10th incarnation of its “Thrive” ad campaign in October, but unlike in previous years it isn’t saying how much it intends to spend. SF Business Times


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