Thu January 26, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the dots: Afternoon edition for Thursday, January 26, 2012

In a case of history repeating itself, Caltrans worker Duane Wiles was fired, then rehired, then fired again for issues relating to “incompetence, insubordination, and dishonesty,” and most recently, falsifying data in tests of the safety and integrity of freeway structures. This time, however, the settlement agreement with Caltrans is allowing Wiles to resign instead of having his issues publicly aired…

San Francisco intends to break a state law that requires that school districts offer transitional kindergarten. But don't worry – the city won't go to jail. If Governor Jerry Brown has it his way, school districts will get the choice whether or not to offer transitional kindergarten. He just has to pass that budget…

When people or cities do have money, the next step is to decide where to put it. The City of Berkeley is thinking about taking their money out of Wells Fargo. The move would be in response to allegations that Wells Fargo played a major part in the subprime mortgage crisis.

Connecting the dots brings the days’ news together.

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