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January 22, 2013 | 8:32 am

A.M. Splash: SF Jazz Center Opens; Bidding War for Oscar Grant Film; Bay Area Rents Flatten; All-Nippon SJ Flights Cancelled

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SFJazz Center opens with a joyful noise (SF Chronicle) Before the public could test the acoustics inside the country’s first stand-alone jazz concert hall, it got to test the acoustics out on Fell Street, where a raucous New Orleans-style street parade was held to puff up the opening of the SFJazz Center on Monday. The […]

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January 21, 2013 | 8:39 am

A.M. Splash: Kings Sold to Seattle Group; Officials Want to Close American Indian School; 49ers Fans Celebrate; Many Carpool Stickers Available

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Maloofs agree to sell Sacramento Kings to Seattle-based group (SJ Mercury News) The only thing stopping the Sacramento Kings from a sale and move to Seattle is approval by NBA owners. The Maloof family has agreed to sell the Kings to a Seattle group led by investor Chris Hansen, the league confirmed in a statement […]

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January 18, 2013 | 8:51 am

A.M. Splash: AT&T Rates Have Skyrocketed; Nudists Challenge SF Ban; MoveOn Founder Meets Tea Partier; Calif. Gun Laws Cited as Model

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AT&T rates skyrocket since deregulation (SF Chronicle) In August 2006, the California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to allow AT&T and other companies that provided local telephone service to raise prices at will. Then-Commissioner Rachelle Chong, a Republican, credited as the driving force behind the deregulation plan, argued that growing competition from Internet phone service […]

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January 17, 2013 | 8:33 am

A.M. Splash: Santa Clara Co. Has Best Economy; CalPERS Gives Some Staff 2 Jobs; Asian Immigrants to Calif. Eclipse Latinos

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Santa Clara County economy ranked best performing (SJ Mercury News) Santa Clara County is economically the best-performing metro area in the nation, according to a report to be released Thursday by the Milken Institute. The South Bay claimed the top spot in the annual survey for the first time since 2002. San Jose and its […]

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January 16, 2013 | 8:53 am

A.M. Splash: OPD Retreats on Crime War Statement; Gov. Brown Says Oakland Must ‘Solve Its Own Problems’; Marin Gun Buyback Popular

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Oakland backs down on crime war figures (SF Chronicle) Oakland police retreated Tuesday from Chief Howard Jordan’s statement that almost all of the violent crime in the city in recent months is linked to a war between two groups that exploded after the killing of a 16-year-old girl last summer. “These are two groups that […]

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January 15, 2013 | 9:01 am

A.M. Splash: Oakland Mayor Rejects State of Emergency; Facebook Plans Big Announcement; Campos Wants Airport Named for Harvey Milk

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Oakland not ready to declare state of emergency over crime wave (Oakland Tribune) City leaders rejected calls Monday to declare a state of emergency over a surge in violent crime they say is being driven by two warring criminal gangs. The gangs, which authorities refused to name, are responsible for about 90 percent of Oakland’s […]

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January 14, 2013 | 8:47 am

A.M. Splash: Java Fix Questioned; BART Struggles with Demand; Indians’ Alcatraz Takeover Remembered; SF Schools Score Perfect in Audit

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Oracle updates Java, but security experts say bugs remain (SJ Mercury News) Oracle released an emergency update to its Java software for surfing the Web on Sunday, but security experts said the update fails to protect PCs from attack by hackers intent on committing cyber crimes. The software maker released the update just days after […]

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January 11, 2013 | 8:16 am

A.M. Splash: Rules Could Hike Bay Area Lending Costs; Oakland Clashes with Plaintiffs on Overseer; Pornographer’s Daughter Tells Tale

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Bay Area to feel impact of new mortgage lending rules (SJ Mercury News) Tighter rules for mortgage lending announced Thursday will go a long way toward protecting consumers against the worst excesses of the housing bubble, but could hit some Bay Area homebuyers in the pocketbook. The rules are designed to prevent the types of […]

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January 10, 2013 | 8:21 am

A.M. Splash: Gov. Releasing Budget; HUD Slams SF Housing Authority; Monterey Beats Napa in Wine Rating; CHP Seeks Bay Bridge Cameras

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California Gov. Jerry Brown to roll out a less painful budget (SJ Mercury News) When Gov. Jerry Brown rolls out his spending blueprint Thursday, for the first time in years the announcement won’t bear any resemblance to a funeral procession. Yes, Brown will ask for about $2 billion in cuts to balance a general fund […]

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January 9, 2013 | 8:26 am

A.M. Splash: CCSF to Miss Accreditation Deadline; Insurance Commissioner Calls Anthem Hike ‘Unreasonable’; Oakland Museum Burgled Again

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CCSF to miss key deadline, overseer says (SF Chronicle) City College of San Francisco will not be able to fix all of its financial and managerial problems by the March 15 deadline to retain accreditation, and the best it can hope for is to win more time to work on its issues, a special trustee […]

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