Alexandra Muller http://kalw.org en Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Tuesday, February 21, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-tuesday-february-21-2012 <p>700 Occupy demonstrators <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/20/MNMU1NA590.DTL#ixzz1n2A7Cm6I">gathered outside San Quentin State Prison</a> this past weekend to draw attention to the need &nbsp;for police reform. Demonstrators&#39; demands included eliminating solitary confinement, a ban on the death penalty, and to get rid of California&#39;s &quot;three strikes&quot; law. Meanwhile, the prison itself was placed on lockdown...</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:01:17 +0000 Alexandra Muller 6219 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Connecting the Dots: afternoon edition for Tuesday, February 7, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-afternoon-edition-tuesday-february-7-2012 <p>The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, today, <a href="http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/state&amp;id=8534104">struck down California&#39;s Proposition 8</a> -- a ballot measure banning same-sex marriage -- calling it unconstitutional...</p><p><a href="http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/business&amp;id=8534642">42,000 jobs were added in Silicon Valley</a> in 2012, according to the &quot;2012 Silicon Valley Index&quot; released earlier today, marking a 3.8% increase over the previous year...</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:08:24 +0000 Alexandra Muller 5528 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: afternoon edition for Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Connecting the Dots: top news for Tuesday, January 10 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-tuesday-january-10 <p>Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi&#39;s decision to steal <a href="http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/10/4175432/assemblywoman-mary-hayashis-shoplifting.html#mi_rss=Top%20Stories">$2,500 worth of clothing</a> from a San Francisco Neiman Marcus &ndash; including a pair of leather pants &ndash;&nbsp;could have been caused by a medical issue. Hayashi&#39;s lawyer says a brain tumor tainted her judgment, &nbsp;potentially enabling a case of sticky fingers...</p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 18:55:49 +0000 Alexandra Muller 4146 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: top news for Tuesday, January 10 Connecting the dots: Top stories for Tuesday, December 13 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-stories-tuesday-december-13 <p>Newly-elected mayor Ed Lee wants to <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/12/BAD61MBKLL.DTL#ixzz1gQw0D9LG" target="_blank">eliminate</a> homelessness in San Francisco, and he says the magic number to do it is three million -- dollars, that is. $500,000 of those dollars come from a Dave Matthews Band fundraising concert in 2005...</p><p>65% of California adults support Governor Jerry Brown&#39;s&nbsp; plan to raise sales and income taxes on people that earn over $250,000 a year...</p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 18:59:56 +0000 Alexandra Muller 2771 at http://kalw.org Connecting the dots: Top stories for Tuesday, December 13