3:39pm

Tue January 31, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the dots: Afternoon edition for Tuesday, January 31, 2012

UCSF Medical Center administrators are in a bind over what to do with dying patient Jesus Navarro. It’s not an issue of money or resources – the Oakland resident has private insurance and a kidney donor – but of immigration. Since learning that Navarro is an illegal immigrant, UCSF has refused to go forward with the transplant…

While some struggle to stay alive, others are risking their lives just to save a little time. Impatient drivers in Sacramento have been dodging safety gates to beat oncoming trains, sometimes killing themselves and others in the process...

Yet another educational program could be threatened under Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget. The program, which is designed for foster students, has helped 71% of participating students graduate from high school. If passed, schools would be able to decide if they want to keep the program...

Meanwhile, 15-year-old Moses Alfredo Kaminwas arrested by Oakland police on Saturday for allegedly killing his adoptive parents…

In order to find hidden leaks before they result in catastrophes, PG&E will begin searching for methane chemicals by using high-tech vehicles and software. The vehicles will detect natural gas levels as the driver goes for a routine inspection drive.   

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