10:49am

Mon January 23, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: top news stories for Monday, January 23, 2012

Oakland officials calculate the cost on the city to manage the Occupy movement has been $3 million since it began in September. The city has spent an average of $50,000 per week on 100 police officers, mostly for the downtown demonstrations on Saturdays...

In San Francisco’s Inner Richmond District, there has been less demand on police since Jack in the Box cut back its late night hours. The business hours were changed after Thanksgiving Day when a Cal Fire firefighter was hit by a car. A group of neighborhood residents point to this event and continued nighttime violence and noise as reasons for the city to keep Jack in the Box’s late night hours to a minimum...

The shutdown of Contra Costa County’s Redevelopment Agency is stalling a project that would have transitioned a demolished plot of land near the Bay Point Bart station and turned it into transit adjacent housing and retail space. Similar cuts have jeopardized Oakland’s MacArthur Bart Transit Village project as well...

Anyone get soaked from the rain over the weekend? Even though it was pouring, the Bay Area’s rainfall totals are significantly below normal. Weather experts are hoping for a wet February to catch us up...

More rainfall will eventually mean more food for local goats -- when the grass dries out. City Grazing prevents fires by bringing 60 goats around high brush areas of San Francisco. Unfortunately, one of the goats recently ate more than the brush and ingested a reporter’s notes.

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