10:23am

Wed March 21, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mayor Ed Lee will seek to remove Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi from office, citing political misconduct in response to the incident that led to Mirkarimi's guilty plea of false imprisonment...

Meanwhile, a Central Coast police chief, Lisa Solomon, has resigned amidst allegations of sexual harassment and illegally requiring ticket quotas from officers. In exchange for a waiver of a right to sue, Soloman received $250,000 severance...

The Oakland City Council has voted to pay more than $832,000 in legal fees to two men who were publicly humiliated by police officers. In 2005 the two men had their pants pulled down on a busy street by officers after an unjustified stop...

An Oakland U.S. Postal service manager and his wife have been charged with stealing nearly $4 million. The manager allegedly used seniority to gain contracts and inflate invoices to the federal government. The couple could face 30 years in federal prison for wire fraud and conspiracy...

Marin County has won a $118 thousand grant from the Transportation Authority of Marin to resurface and maintain highly used bike paths which provide safe access to numerous high school and elementary schools...

San Francisco's MUNI is taking steps to become more efficient. Eight lines will see changes to the way they run: the J-church, N-Judah, Fulton-5, 8X-Bayshore, 14 Mission, 22-Fillmore, the 28 along 19th Ave, and the 30-Stoctkton. Solutions include all-door boarding, a colored bus lane, synchronized street intersection lights, and relocated stops...

This news rolls out as MTA chief Ed Reiskin announced plans to lay off "about a dozen" executive level employees in order to save $2 million a year.

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