Emily Gadek http://kalw.org en Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Wednesday, June 27, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-wednesday-june-27-2012 <p>(<em>San Jose Mercury News</em>) // Monday&#39;s Supreme Court ruling on Arizona&#39;s controversial immigration law upheld the mandate for a police officer to ask for a person&#39;s immigration papers after stopping them. In California, the law is not so different from Arizona&#39;s, but <a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_20944726/police-policy-immigrants-patchwork-across-california">enforcement varies widely</a> and is often up to the discretion of individual officers&hellip;</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:23:05 +0000 Emily Gadek 12765 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, June 13, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-wednesday-june-13-2012 <p>(Sacramento Bee) // Governor Jerry Brown is quietly moving to cut the number of <a href="http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/13/4557862/jerry-brown-moves-to-eliminate.html">retirees working for the state</a>, but opponents of his plan say the cuts won&#39;t save significant money and will eliminate a pool of affordable and experienced workers...</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 19:26:30 +0000 Emily Gadek 12084 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Neighborhood watches grow in Oakland http://kalw.org/post/neighborhood-watches-grow-oakland <p>At around 10 o&rsquo;clock on a brisk spring morning in Oakland Hills, Danny Cieloha and Esther Fong walk along Davenport Avenue wearing bright orange vests with a neighborhood watch logo and carrying cell phones, in case they need to snap a picture or call for help. They&rsquo;re looking for &nbsp;&ldquo;anything that&#39;s unusual,&rdquo; says Fong.</p><p>&ldquo;Things like young men out of their cars, walking the neighborhood,&rdquo; adds Cieloha.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 21:53:28 +0000 Emily Gadek 11764 at http://kalw.org Neighborhood watches grow in Oakland Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Wednesday, May 30, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-wednesday-may-30-2012-0 <p>(Mercury News) // Chefs across California are <a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_20739808/foie-gras-feeding-frenzy-grows-calif-ban-nears?nstrack=sid:8589583%7Cmet:300%7Ccat:0%7Corder:1">squeezing in</a> extra foie gras on their menus and drawing the ire of animal rights groups. A statewide ban on the staple French cuisine made from fattened duck liver goes into effect July 1. The ban was passed back in 2004 to put an end to what some consider the inhumane treatment of ducks raised for the delicacy&hellip;</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 16:39:17 +0000 Emily Gadek 11380 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, May 16, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-wednesday-may-16-2012 <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 18:54:25 +0000 Emily Gadek 10735 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, May 16, 2012