Sara Bernard

Volunteer Reporter



Mon May 14, 2012
Arts & Culture

I left my clown nose in San Francisco

Courtesy of Sylvie Gilbert

If you’ve spent any time in the Bay Area, there’s a good chance you’ve met some circus performers: clowns, jugglers, fire dancers, aerialists, hula hoopers, tightrope walkers – maybe you saw them in a theatrical performance, leading workshops at your child’s school, or practicing their skills in a park on a sunny afternoon.

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Thu March 22, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, March 22, 2012

A new paper released by Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs suggests that U.S. policies regarding immigration unintentionally encourage immigrants to stay in the country, whether or not they entered legally. Despite swelling budgets for border control and immigration security, the number of temporary workers entering the country hit 517,000 in 2010, the highest number in history... 

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Thu March 8, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, March 8, 2012

A new study issued today by San Jose State University reports that building a high-speed rail system in California is likely to create jobs and support population growth in both major and mid-size cities, but only if it's done well. It will take strategic planning around station location, links to other kinds of transportation, and effective zoning and land use policies, not just a "build-it-and-they-will-come" approach...

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Thu March 1, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thousands of Californians will join in a planned protest today against cuts to public education, rising tuition fees, and police violence during past Occupy demonstrations. Protesters will march from the UC Berkeley campus, Berkeley High School, and Oakland's Laney College to Frank Ogawa Plaza for a 5pm rally, while a rally at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza will start at 4pm. The protests are expected to culminate in a march on the capitol building in Sacramento on Monday...

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Thu February 23, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, February 23, 2012

Downsizing California's postal system could affect last-minute voters, according to Secretary of State Debra Bowen. While the U.S. Postal Service has proposed closing up to 11 processing centers across the state, that could delay thousands of mail-in ballots and compromise the integrity of the November election...

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