state budget

5:08pm

Mon June 25, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Volunteers and private funding keeping some parks open

http://www.parks.ca.gov/

Just 47 miles north of San Francisco, a country road winds through the small town of Glen Ellen, where a sign directs you to Jack London State Historic Park.

Bob Ruether is a docent at the park. He guides me along trails lined with ancient manzanita trees, where everything is still. It’s like walking through a painting. The air is damp from an early morning rain. Down a hill a group of teenage boys from a halfway house pull out sandwiches and sit at a bench with their teacher.

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4:13pm

Tue May 15, 2012
AFTERNOON NEWS ROUNDUP

Connecting the dots: Afternoon edition for Tuesday, May 15, 2012

(SF Gate) // The debate continues over naming a U.S. Navy ship after Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California. Critics of the idea believe that Harvey Milk would not approve of his name on a Navy ship because of his opposition to war, while supporters argue that it would be a global honor for a Navy ship to be given Milk's name. Harvey Milk joined the Navy in 1951, before his political career in San Francisco…

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3:26pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Education

Potential cuts to Cal Grants trigger protest

College students from private and independent universities rally outside the Capitol building on March 7 to protest against cuts to the state financial aid program, CalGrant.

 

You might think the state’s goal to reduce the deficit estimated to be more than $9.2 billion means two things – taxes will increase or programs will be cut. But is it really that simple? Not really, especially when political gridlock prevents solutions from passing.

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