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Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, May 24, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle // Some investors have reacted angrily to Facebook's debut as a public company, accusing the social networking giant of failing to reveal pertinent financial information in advance of its IPO. Several media outlets have claimed that Facebook gave banks information that would provide unfair advantage over other investors, prompting lawsuits and government inquiries...
Sacramento Bee // The Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles Times have filed suit against the University of California Board of Regents, demanding the names of police officers involved in November's pepper-spray incident. A task force study released a list of names last April, however, all but two of the names were subsequently removed...
Sacramento Bee // And, the state of California has sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prevent it from removing all trees on levees statewide. The Department of Fish and Game argues that to cut down the trees would violate the Endangered Species Act, as well as other laws, and the Department of Water Resources estimates that the removal of millions of trees in the Central Valley would cost $7.5 billion. Meanwhile, the Army Corps asserts that the policy is not new, and that tree roots weaken levees...
SF Weekly// A new nonprofit, Girls Reclaiming Revolutionary Recreational Power, seeks to battle gender stereotypes by empowering young women. GRRRL will be hosting a week-long summer camp at Eureka Valley Recreation center for pre-teen girls. At the camp, girls will be able to participate in various sports activities, as well as educational workshops on topics like nutrition, body image, and leadership...
Contra Costa Times // UC Berkeley junior Michael Koh has started a food truck called Dojo Dog, where the hot dog creations honor martial arts techniques. Menu items such as the Ninjitsu, Kendo, and the Shaolin Monk combine hot dogs with Asian condiments...
San Francisco Chronicle // And, if you're planning on getting around town this weekend, make sure you pay attention, as there are quite a few transit closures.
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