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Morning Wrap: 9/4/13

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Contra Costa sheriff’s deputy convicted in “Dirty DUI” case, Four Seasons residents sue to block condo tower and Mexican Museum, Oakland’s woefully underfunded convention and visitor bureau, more.  

Top of the news

Homeowners at the Four Seasons residences on Market Street filed a lawsuit to block Millennium Partners’ approved condo tower and Mexican Museum at 706 Mission Street. SF Business Times

Former Contra Costa sheriff’s deputy Stephen Tanabe, 50, was convicted of accepting a bribe from a private investigator in exchange for arresting two men that the investigator had baited into driving drunk, the final chapter in a police corruption scandal. Chronicle

Politics and government

The Washington Post posted a photo taken during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria showing U. S. Sen. John McCain playing a game on his iPhone. AP

Other news and items of interest

Bay Area Walmart employees plan to protest working conditions at the retailer Thursday in front of the home of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who is a Walmart director. SF Business Times

San Francisco Business Times looks at Oakland’s woefully underfunded Convention and Visitors Bureau, and its uphill battle to counteract the city’s crime-riddled image.

A former doctor at San Jose’s Valley Medical Center was accused of embezzling nearly $50,000 in federal grant money intended to pay for cancer research at the hospital. Mercury News

News from the Rim Fire continued to improve, with the smoke gone from Yosemite Valley as firefighters continued to make progress in fighting the blaze, more than 75 percent contained. Mercury News

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. lost its appeal at the 9th U. S. Circuit, which ruled that the federal government’s decision to shut down the business inside Point Reyes National Seashore was not unreasonable. Mercury News

The A’s lost to the Texas Rangers 5-1, falling a game behind the Rangers in the American League West. Mercury News 

The bike path opened on the new Bay Bridge eastern span, on its first full day of operation for vehicle traffic. Mercury News

Saturday’s Stanford-San Jose State football game, a fixture since the 1940s, will apparently be the last for the foreseeable future, with Stanford no longer wishing to continue the series. Mercury News

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