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Daily news roundup for Thursday, May 7, 2015

May 7, 2015
Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Taxi drivers catch a break from SFMTA // SF Examiner

"Fearing unfair competition from Uber and Lyft, The City just cut taxi drivers a break. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve waiving taxi medallion renewal fees for this year, which are $1,000 annually.

DEA head in hot water over sex parties… Marijuana still a Schedule 1 drug… Are eastern Europeans backing dispensaries?... Happy 4/20! … and more.

COPS & COURTS

Judge denies reclassification of marijuana // SFGate.com   U.S. District judge says she was inclined to remove the Schedule 1 classification (the most dangerous) but says that decision belongs to Congress.

Daily news roundup for Thursday, March 12, 2015

Mar 12, 2015
Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

New era of testing begins in California schools // Contra Costa Times

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In the most recent election, San Francisco voters approved a $500-million transportation bond for projects like BART escalators, traffic signals, bike lanes, and much more. A bond is a loan taken out by the city to pay for big projects, similar to taking out a mortgage to buy a house. But $500 million is a very big loan – and this latest bond is just one example of voter-approved funding. Since 2008, San Franciscans have signed off on almost three billion dollars worth of bonds.

Liz Pfeffer