8:58am

Tue January 24, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, January 24, 2012

California’s 425 redevelopment agencies owe nearly $30 billion, according to the state controller’s office...

The city of Oakland is planning to lay off more than 100 workers after losing $28 million in state redevelopment funds...

One employee of the city of San Francisco is facing his own challenges. Mayor Ed Lee has asked newly-elected sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to take a leave of absence as he deals with domestic violence charges. And the former city supervisor now faces more allegations from an ex-girlfriend...

As the rainy season gets underway, the non-profit San Francisco Baykeeper is working to keep sewage spills from seeping into the Bay...

That will help protect seaweed, which may be a viable biofuel...

And finally, Apple’s move to reinvent the textbook is a hit: the tech corporation sold more than 350,000 e-textbooks in the first three days they were available.

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