The Chron has lost Round 1 in its attempt to open up University of California meetings where pay proposals are on the agenda. Yesterday, Alameda Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith denied a temporary restraining order sought by the Chron that would have prohibited the Board of Regents’ Special Committee on Compensation from meeting in closed session on Wednesday, according to a story by Bob Egelko. The committee will forward its recommendations to the Regents, who are required to vote in public. On June 26, Round 2 will take place when the Chron seeks a ban on future closed meetings. The newspaper says it is also asking for records from closed-door hearings on compensation dating to November 2001 and other documents the university has refused to disclose.