Katie Styer http://kalw.org en Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Wednesday, May 23, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-wednesday-may-23-2012 <p>((SF Gate)) // The N-Judah Muni line, arguably the busiest in San Francisco, will be <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/23/BAC31OM16R.DTL">closed for nine days</a> for track reconstruction. The light rail line &ndash; which serves neighborhoods in the Outer Sunset, Inner Sunset, Haight-Ashbury, Civic Center, Downtown, and the CalTrain Station &ndash; is a muse for a <a href="http://www.njudahchronicles.com/">local blog</a> and reason for many a Muni gripe in the City. Wed, 23 May 2012 17:13:09 +0000 Katie Styer 11084 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, April 25, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-wednesday-april-25-2012 <p>(ProPublica) // People holding student loan debt from the U.S. government may be paying a new debtor soon. The Department of Education have been <a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/student-loan-borrowers-dazed-and-confused-by-servicer-shuffle">reassigning loans to nonprofit lenders</a>, some of which have been associated with past scandals...</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:26:15 +0000 Katie Styer 9616 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, April 25, 2012 San Francisco's parklets put public space on the map http://kalw.org/post/san-franciscos-parklets-put-public-space-map <p>The state has seen a huge drop in public funding for public space. Over the past year, a <a href="http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=26685">quarter</a> of state parks have closed indefinitely, because the state doesn&rsquo;t have the money to maintain them. In their place are more and more spaces that are open to public use, but privately owned. This is actually nothing new. People find themselves in public-private spaces all the time: cafes; shopping malls; or even some parks like Zuccotti in Manhattan, the starting place of the Occupy Wall Street movement.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:40:37 +0000 Katie Styer 9220 at http://kalw.org San Francisco's parklets put public space on the map Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, March 21, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-wednesday-march-21-2012 <p>Mayor Ed Lee will seek to remove <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/21/MN601NNOM4.DTL&amp;type=newsbayarea">Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi</a> from office, citing political misconduct in response to the incident that led to Mirkarimi&#39;s guilty plea of false imprisonment...</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 17:23:35 +0000 Katie Styer 7851 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, March 7, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-wednesday-march-7-2012 <p>Giants&rsquo; catcher Buster Posey is <a href="http://www.sacbee.com/2012/03/07/4317129/busters-back.html">back on the field</a> &ndash; only for spring training, though, and in small doses. Posey suffered a shattered ankle last season in a controversial slide into home plate and was knocked out for the rest of the season&hellip;</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 19:51:53 +0000 Katie Styer 7087 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, March 7, 2012