1:08pm

Thu March 8, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Thursday, March 8, 2012

Activists are out in full force today. A rally for International Women’s Day is currently underway at San Francisco City Hall to protest sexual harassment of female transit employees and other female public workers in San Francisco...

Occupy Bernal activists are expanding their protest of foreclosures and evictions in the Bernal Heights area to include all of San Francisco, and they stand to make some progress. So far, they have been successful postponing six housing auctions, allowing some former homeowners to continue occupying their sold homes...

Municipal governments are trying to avoid bankruptcy as well. In San Jose, Public Employee Unions and state legislator allies are threatening to obstruct pension reform designed to reduce the city’s projected $650 million pension debt...

Utilities companies are questioning whether crediting for the installation of solar panels, called “net-metering,” is a fair trade-off...

Lawrence Livermore National Lab has donated $50,000 to the Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Tracy school districts...

While donations are always welcome, Californians aren’t overly keen on higher taxes for education. A PPIC survey found that just 52% of California voters support Governor Brown’s tax hikes, which according to the plan, would go to K-12 schools and a transfer of powers initiative from state to local governments.

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