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Law Students Watch Prop 8 Challenge
It takes a lot to pull a law student away from studying for final exams, but at schools across the Bay Area, the books were put aside to watch the Ninth Circuit's arguments in the Prop 8 challenge. At UC Hastings, school officials piped C-SPAN into the campus auditorium.

Bill Would Make Utilities Fix Pipelines Near Faults First
San Mateo Assemblyman Jerry Hill wants PG&E to be more forthright with its emergency plans, in the event of another disaster like the one in San Bruno earlier this fall. Hill introduced a bill yesterday that would require utilities to share their plans with local police and fire departments. Utilities would have to prioritize repairs to pipelines, putting the ones that are closer to fault lines at the top of the list.

Google Analyzes Nexus One's Shortfall
The Google executive responsible for the Android mobile software admits the company's first phone was a little too ambitious. Speaking at a conference in San Francisco, Andy Rubin said the Nexus One phone did not meet expectations. Google offered the Nexus One as an unlocked device, but Rubin said eventually the company decided to just focus on the software.

Northern California Sports Roundup
In sports, the Sharks beat the Red Wings 5-2. The Kings lost to the Clippers, 98-91. The Warriors play the Mavericks tonight. The Heisman trophy nominees were announced yesterday and Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is one of them; the award goes out Saturday. Also, the Oakland A's failed to reach an agreement with Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, who'll stay in Japan. But Oakland is in conversations with Hideki Matsui, who's a free agent after 7 years with the Yankees and one with the Angels.

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