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Amgen Lab Explodes; Ducks Dying in Redwood City; Mom Turns in Purse-Snatching Son

Plus, an East Bay woman's plan to finish the Boston marathon was among the top Patch stories around the greater Bay Area on Friday.

Erica Robertson of Pleasant Hill is returning to the Boston Marathon in April to finish the race she wasn't allowed to complete in 2013.
Erica Robertson of Pleasant Hill is returning to the Boston Marathon in April to finish the race she wasn't allowed to complete in 2013.

By Genevieve Bookwalter

Welcome to the Greater Bay Area Patch Roundup for Friday.

Top stories included employees hurt and a lab damaged in an explosion at Amgen, ducks dying in a popular Redwood City pond, and a mom who turned in her son for stealing an elderly woman’s purse.

Also an uplifting story from Walnut Creek Patch about a local woman’s plans to return to Boston to finish the marathon she began last spring:

“In April, Erica Robertson is going to complete what two terrorist bombers wouldn't let her finish last year.”

“Robertson was four miles from the end of the 2013 Boston Marathon when she and other runners were stopped because of the explosion of two bombs at the finish line of the historic race.”

“Robertson did accomplish one goal in her curtailed run.”

“She raised $11,000 for medical research into Rett syndrome, a disease that has afflicted her 7-year-old daughter, Avery.”

Clink the links below for this story and more:

Local Woman Returning To Boston To Finish Her Marathon Quest

Employees Injured, Lab Damaged in Amgen Inc. Explosion

Purse Snatch Suspect Turned In By His Mother

Ducks Dying in Popular Redwood City Birdwatching Pond

MVPD: Midnight Residential Prowler Arrested After Nightmare Incident Last Night


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