4:13pm

Tue May 15, 2012
AFTERNOON NEWS ROUNDUP

Connecting the dots: Afternoon edition for Tuesday, May 15, 2012

(SF Gate) // The debate continues over naming a U.S. Navy ship after Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California. Critics of the idea believe that Harvey Milk would not approve of his name on a Navy ship because of his opposition to war, while supporters argue that it would be a global honor for a Navy ship to be given Milk's name. Harvey Milk joined the Navy in 1951, before his political career in San Francisco…

(SF Gate) // Governor Jerry Brown outlines his plan of proposed tax cuts in education, health, and welfare and asks voters to approve tax hikes in a revised budget. The budget includes a temporary tax hike along with $8.3 billion in cuts. His plan also calls for higher income tax rates on families earning $250,000 a year and over and asks state workers to take a pay cut of five percent by reducing their hours…

(SF Examiner) // San Francisco businesses are saving money with city subsidies for hiring low-income workers. The Jobs Now program gives up to $5,000 for five months to employers that hire unemployed low-income workers. The program has created jobs for at least 1,037 people so far, many of which continue on beyond the expiration of the subsidy…

(SF Weekly) // Some San Francisco bars are installing facial recognition cameras to gather data on the crowd there, such as age, sex, and sheer number. That information will be made available to potential patrons in a new App called SceneTap. The maker of the App insists it's not an invasion of privacy, and that information will not be stored or shared...

(LA Times) // And if that’s not creepy enough, a new book claims the Zodiac Killer, the murderer known for taunting news outlets with puzzling letters, is 91 years old and living in Northern California. The Zodiac Killer Cover Up, as the book is titled, was written by a former California Highway Patrol Officer who claims the killer is a suspect he investigated roughly four decades ago…

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