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Mon May 7, 2012
morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Monday, May 7, 2012

(Sacramento Bee) // The number of California high school graduates attending out-of-state colleges is rapidly increasing, leading some experts to warn of a potential “brain drain…”  

(Top Ed/Silicon Valley Education Foundation) // Authors of a massive 2007 study on California education are marking its fifth anniversary with the news that the state has implemented almost none of their recommendations for financial, academic and administrative reform …

(Oakland Local) // Records released from the Oakland Police Department show that of 2,363 applicants to become police officers so far this year, only 267 are from Oakland. The department has faced a police staffing shortage for several years, but the number of Oakland police who do not live in the city is a long-standing issue…

(SF Chronicle)  // The Oakland Police Department is outsourcing investigations into more than 1,000 police misconduct complaints related to Occupy protests. City officials say that while the sheer volume of complaints has forced them to go outside the department, they also hope that hiring independent investigators will help them win public trust…

(Mercury News) // Cities around the Bay Area may be on the hook for millions of dollars in redevelopment contracts signed after Governor Jerry Brown announced his plans to shut down redevelopment agencies. The state claims any property or assets transferred after January 1, 2011 – around the time the governor made his announcement – are invalid, but there is some dispute…

(SF Chronicle)  // Protestors occupying a piece of undeveloped land in Albany owned by UC Berkeley have failed to meet a weekend deadline for negotiations with the university, but have said they will respond today. The university has said it is willing to discuss using some of the land for urban farming, provided occupiers end their encampment…

(Mission Local) // In San Francisco’s Mission District, a clothing store whose windows were smashed by a vandalizing splinter group during last week’s Occupy-coordinated May Day actions has received a letter from the city warning it to remove graffiti from one of its boarded up windows, or face a fine.

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