North Oakland Now: Cairo protests turn violent; Claremont Hotel declares bankruptcy

on February 2, 2011

Protests in Eygypt turned violent today as those in favor of Egypt’s president clashed with anti-government protesters. President Obama has urged President Mubarak, who has held power for 30 years, to step down.

Closer to home, the Claremont Hotel filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, though the luxury resort will continue to operate for now. The hotel was seized from Morgan Stanley this week along with four other properties like Hawaii’s Grand Wailea Resort.

And the Chinese Year of the Rabbit starts this week. Soothsayers are saying this Rabbit year may be “anything but warm and cuddly, according to this article in the Chronicle.

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