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POSTED April 30, 2012 12:22 a.m.

• Navy to auction off once-secret stealth warship: SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A $50 million, once-secret stealth warship built nearly 30 years ago for the U.S. Navy is now set to be auctioned off for scrap.

The Sacramento Bee reports  that the auction for the 164-foot Sea Shadow will close on Friday.

The Sea Shadow was built by Lockheed Martin in 1985 in Redwood City as a way to test radar-cloaking technology at sea.

Two years before the military deployed the F-117 Nighthawk, a stealth attack jet, and the Navy was interested to see if the technology could work in the ocean.

The lessons learned from the vessel, which from the front looks like letter “A,” are used in modern warship design.



• Approach to Golden Gate Bridge set to reopen: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Demolition of an aged, seismically unsafe approach to the Golden Gate Bridge is complete, and officials say they are on schedule to have a temporary roadway in place.

Construction crews destroyed the old skyway known as Doyle Drive and on Sunday were laying the replacement road expected to be open to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday.

Traffic throughout the San Francisco Bay area has been affected by the closure, but California transit officials say there was a 50 percent drop in cars coming in and out of the city on Friday, when the approach was closed.



• Dolphin spends third day in wetlands: HUNTINGTON BEACH  (AP) — A wayward dolphin is spending a third straight day in a narrow wetlands channel along the Southern California coast, under the watchful eyes of wildlife experts.

Peter Wallerstein of Marine Animal Rescue said Sunday that the 6-foot-long, black-and-white common dolphin looks healthy, but appears slightly disoriented.

The dolphin was spotted in a channel of the Bolsa Chica wetlands Friday, circling in shallow waters as crowds grew along the banks and TV helicopters flew overhead.

Wildlife experts on paddleboards managed to coax the animal toward the open sea Saturday, but it was spooked by a pair of fellow dolphins and swam back to the wetlands.

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