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Daily news roundup for Monday, March 28, 2016

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

Has BART's cutting edge 1972 technology come back to haunt it? // Bay Area News Group 

"In 1972, President Richard Nixon sat in a brand-new BART car and took a quick trip from San Leandro to Lake Merritt. He commented on how the train reminded him of NASA."

"But did BART's ingenuity decades ago doom it for shutdowns such as the ones that have crippled the system in recent weeks? Or is the agency's problem typical of a 44-year-old system with infrastructure nearing or exceeding its life expectancy?"


Blood donors crowd Lahore hospitals following devastating park bombing on Easter Sunday // GlobalVoices 

"Thousands lined up to donate blood at hospitals in Pakistan's second largest city Lahore after a bombing at a popular children's park in the Iqbal Town neighborhood."

"At least 70 people were killed and over 250 injured at Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park. Most of the victims of the bombing are women and children."


Poll: Donald Trump Leads in California Primary race but threatens a GOP fracture // Los Angeles Times

"Riding a rebellion fueled by opposition to illegal immigration and pessimism about the nation's future, Donald Trump leads a scrambling duo of competitors less than three months before California's Republican presidential primary, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times statewide poll has found."

"Yet the party whose nomination he is seeking has fractured because of his candidacy, with ominous prospects for Republicans."


Exclusive: In honor of Stabler, former Raiders will donate brains for CTE Research //  San Jose Mercury News 

A trio of Raiders who did battle during football's wild days of brutal hits and colorful characters have pledged their brains to the Boston-based Concussion Legacy Foundation for CTE research purposes.

"The former Raiders made the unusual decision to speak out together as a show of solidarity for their fallen friend Ken Stabler, whose brain showed signs of CTE."


B-Real, Berner, High Times Alums, Oakland Museum Fuel Heatwave of Bay Area Marijuana Events // East Bay Express

"Springtime is here and with it a heat wave of medical cannabis events."

There are a lot of  happenings on the pot front ranging from former High Times editor Steve Hagar hosting the “1st Annual 420 Eve” giving awards for the Best Bay Area marijuana strains at a mansion in San Rafael to the Oakland Museum Exhibit Altered State: Marijuana in California. 


SF to study, haze coyotes, amid increased sightings and attacks // San Francisco Examiner 

"Increased coyote sightings and attacks on pets in San Francisco have prompted city officials to begin hazing and possibly tracking the wild animals."

"Members of the Board of Supervisors Government Audit and Oversight Committee pledged to respond to residents’ concerns Thursday following recent confrontations between coyotes and pets in the Ingleside Terraces and Balboa Terrace neighborhoods, as well as Stern Grove."

"[Th]ere have been 69 sightings reported in San Francisco so far this year."