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Mon May 14, 2012
Afternoon News Round Up

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition May 14, 2012

Los Angeles Times // In order to retain federal funds, California’s High Speed Rail project would have to spend $3.5 million daily to meet the 2017 deadline for finished construction of track in the Central Valley. If approved, the project would have the fastest rate of transportation construction known in U.S. history.

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Mon May 14, 2012
Morning News Round Up

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for May 14, 2012

(Rough and Tumble)//Even though the state budget deficit has ballooned to $16 billion, Capitol insiders expect Gov. Jerry Brown to unveil a revised May budget today which assumes voters will pass a November tax hike that would protect school and public safety funding from cuts. Insiders say that Proposition 98 will play a key role, that the per pupil grant base will increase, cost of living numbers will be adjusted and that the revision will require a pay-down of state debt to schools.

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Sun May 13, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

“Taking Root” takes on HIV stigma for

May 19th is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

The Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center has launched a community-based initiative to end HIV stigma and discrimination among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. “Taking Root: Our Stories, Our Community” is a digital storytelling project produced in partnership with the Center for Digital Storytelling and The Banyan Project.

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Sun May 13, 2012
Arts & Culture

Matt Lax

The song you’re hearing now is by Matt Lax & the Nearly Beloved.

Mill Valley local, Matt Lax, will be playing solo this coming Saturday, May 19 at the monthly “Celebrating Songwriters” event, hosted by musician Caren Armstrong.

Come early to the East Bay Dance Center in Oakland to make sure you get a good seat.

Doors open at 7:30pm.




Thu May 10, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

A refuge for victims of domestic violence in the Bay

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Just over 36 years ago, there was nowhere a victim of domestic violence could go for help here in the Bay Area. So a group of women banded together to start La Casa de las Madres, California’s first domestic violence shelter and the nation’s second. Today The Home of the Mothers, as it translates in English, offers a range of crisis and intervention services, including an eight-week emergency shelter and a 24-hour crisis hotline – all free of charge.

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