12:02pm

Wed April 18, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Californians applying to a UC may want to line up a safety school. Not only has Berkeley's admission rate hit a record low; some California residents may be 'squeezed out' with the UC's accepting more out-of-state students, who pay nearly three times the tuition that Californians do...

Consumer advocates are worried that bundles could cost you a bundle: as customers transition from land lines to internet phone service, Telecomm and internet companies face little regulation. A bill in the California Senate could prevent the state from stepping in...

A disturbance in the Force: Facebook is expanding its Menlo Park headquarters, while LucasFilms is on the hunt for a new location...

California's proposal for a bullet train is still alive, but the nonpartisan California Legislative Analyst's Office recommends state funds for rail line construction not be approved until the project has a solid plan for remaining funding...

Let's hope the paparazzi stay in L.A.: Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer is set to star as Oscar Grant's mother in a movie about Grant's life and death. The movie,  'Fruitvale,' is being produced by Forrest Whitaker and starts shooting in Northern California this summer...

And finally, good news for those trying to park in the Richmond: The Hustler Club's stripper truck has left and is headed back to Vegas.

 

 

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