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A.M. Splash: Regatta Traffic; Endeavour Flight; Shiny New iPhones

| September 21, 2012
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Regatta to square off against big events (Sf Chronicle)

Last month’s America’s Cup World Series races may have been a rousing success, but the real test for the city will come the weekend of Oct. 6 and 7, when the regatta squares off against the 49ers, Fleet Week, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, a bevy of popular neighborhood events and maybe the Giants.

Space shuttle Endeavour ready for takeoff for loop over Bay Area skies (SJ Mercury News)

All eyes are on the sky this morning. They’re looking up at the Capitol in Sacramento and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. They’re squinting at the horizon in Hayward and Hercules, and standing by in San Rafael, San Bruno and San Jose.

Apple fans rewarded for their wait with a shiny new iPhone 5 (Bay Area News Group)

Outside Apple (AAPL) stores across the Bay Area on Friday morning, fans of Apple and their mobile products were like children on Christmas morning, with a mixture of excitement and exhaustion building from camping out — sometimes for multiple days — to be one of the first to get their hands on a new iPhone 5.

Boy, 11, struck by hail of bullets fired at East Oakland home (Oakland Tribune)

A sleeping 11-year-old boy was wounded early Thursday when a barrage of bullets pierced through the walls of his family’s East Oakland home in what his mother called a “senseless” act. At least 16 shots were fired on the blue, ranch-style home in the 200 block of Makin Road at 12:59 a.m., police said, jarring the family awake.

Campaign finance measure trails among likely California voters (Sacramento Bee)

A campaign finance measure on the November ballot is trailing among likely California voters, according to a new survey, although a sizable percentage remain undecided as dueling campaigns head into their final weeks.

Vallejo family wants probe into killing (SF Chronicle)

The family of a man killed by Vallejo police officers while outside his home called on the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the shooting, one day after the city’s mayor said he wants the state attorney general to open an inquiry.

Lumiere closes after 45 years in Nob Hill (SF Examiner)

Moviegoers in Nob Hill will have one less option to see a flick after the Lumiere Theatre closes its doors Sunday. The three-screen movie house is going dark because it could not reach a lease agreement with its landlord, according Lauren Kleiman, a spokeswoman for the Landmark Theatres, which operates the Lumiere.

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