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Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Thursday, January 12th 2012
The City of Oakland is issuing hundreds of pink slips next week due to loss of redevelopment funds. After state cutbacks nearly eliminated the CITY’S redevelopment agency, pink slips will be sent to a range of City Hall employees, though police officers are not included in the cost-cutting measure...
Home mortgage insurer, PMI, is also issuing pink slips, cutting 155 jobs at its head offices in Walnut Creek...
Professional networking company LinkedIn RECENTLY signed a lease in downtown San Francisco, expanding its office space to 57,000 square feet. The mountain view-based company’s vice president of talent says the move is a win-win, allowing LinkedIn to be closer to great sources of talent while also better serving their San Francisco customer base. Mayor Lee speculates that this move, along with expansion by tech company Salesforce, is another sign that San Francisco is now the innovation capital of the world...
Various domestic violence groups are calling for San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's resignation after allegations of spousal abuse. Mirkarmimi has responded to inquires, saying, that spousal abuse is a private family matter. This further enraged Domestic Violence Consortium spurring calls for his resignation...
The city of Richmond has experienced its first homicide of the year. Police are investigating the death of 57-year-old maintenance man Jimmy Lai, who was killed near the Richmond BART station by the Richmond Transit Village. In 2011 city police investigated 26 killings.