2:59pm

Thu February 23, 2012
AFTERNOON NEWS ROUNDUP

Connecting the dots: Afternoon edition for Thursday, February 23, 2012

A federal immigration official met with members of the Silicon Valley startup community to discuss how the Obama administration plans to keep high-tech foreign-born entrepreneurs in the United States. The plan includes a special program that will track the difficulties non-native entrepreneurs encounter in the immigration process and propose amendments to federal policies to resolve these problems…

While these entrepreneurs attempt to move to the Bay Area, many who are already here are uprooting. In San Francisco, according to a report by Mayor Ed Lee, the middle class is moving out of the city. In response, the Mayor said he will prioritize low-income and middle-income housing projects…

Belva Davis, the first African American female TV journalist in the West Coast, isn’t moving out, but she is moving on. She announced her retirement from her current position as TV anchor, to take effect later this year…

Some might like to laugh about life’s rites of passage. For those people, the Pittsburg community theatre troupe presents "The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?" It’s a musical comedy for baby boomers. The production covers topics like AARP membership, empty-nest syndrom, grandchildren, and online dating. It runs until Sunday at Pittsburg City Hall.

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