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afternoon news roundup
Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, May 2, 2012
(Chronicle) // A building invaded by members of the Occupy movement is vacant again after San Francisco police removed the protesters early this morning. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco owns the building, which was taken over yesterday during May Day protests…
(Marin Independent Journal) // The town of Fairfax and the County of Marin aren't sure it's so smart to have SmartMeters installed by PG&E. A motion filed earlier this week asks the state Public Utilities Commission to put a hold on future installations until it determines if communities can “opt-out”…
(Contra Costa Times) // A federal appeals court ruled that UC-Berkeley law professor John Yoo cannot be sued for having crafted torture and detention policies during the G.W. Bush Administration…
(San Jose Mercury News) // Retirement benefits for incoming San Jose city workers will not be reduced, after the City Council deadlocked on the matter yesterday. Mayor Chuck Reed supported the move to trim pension benefits, which was endorsed in 2010 by San Jose voters…
(Contra Costa Times) // Recent warm weather has increased outdoor activities and it has also increased concerns about rattlesnakes in East Bay parks. Yes, they exist, but sightings are rare. Hikers should remember that rattler bites are not fatal, and happen most often when people try to handle the snakes.