3:20pm

Tue January 10, 2012
News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for January 10

Change is coming to a community college near you. Despite objections from concerned students and faculty, the community college Board of Governors voted to approve 22 recommendations they say will help community colleges weather the economic crisis. Several of them will make it harder for students to take classes outside their focus or to spend too many years in school...

The Oakland Raiders will also be seeing some change. After failing to qualify for the playoffs since 2002, the team has decided to fire head coach Hue Jackson after just one season. Newly-appointed general manager Reggie Mackenzie hopes the shakeup will give the team a fresh start...

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the waters of western Indonesia earlier today. Though a tsunami warning has been issued, no waves have been reported yet, and there are no reports of serious damage...

Former recipients of California welfare, who were accidentally overpaid, don’t have to return the cash. The state has decided to exempt former recipients who were minors when their caregivers were paid. But current welfare recipients may still have to repay the money...

A Redwood City metal recycling plant is in hot water: The EPA says Sims Metal Management has violated the Clean Water Act by releasing heavy metal toxins into the bay. The plant has been ordered to take immediate action to control toxic metal runoff...

The Supreme Court convened today to discuss pollution of the airwaves. In the era of cable television and the internet, some justices are wondering if letting the FCC police the airwaves is a waste of time...

The band Radiohead continues to make waves in the rock world with their latest album, The King Of Limbs, which has been nominated for Grammys in five categories. The British rock superstars will be coming to San Jose in April. Tickets start at $69.50.

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