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Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, February 16


Alameda county chief probation officer David Muhammad has been accused of sexual assault. Some are saying this may delay Governor Jerry Brown’s plans to shut down our state youth prison system…

Also delayed is the San Bruno lawsuit against PG&E for the 2010 explosion that devastated 108 homes…

The Institute of Medical Education in San Jose finds itself in a dire situation as state regulators discover the vocational school has violated various education laws. The state will be shutting down the institute…

In a study this month by the Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association, the San Francisco Bay was found to be polluted with enough trash to fill 100,000 kitchen garbage bags every year. Among litterers, San Jose ranked first in contributing the most trash…

Back in our polluted city, San Francisco philanthropist Susie Tompkins Buell says she won't help fund Obama’s campaign. The longtime Democrat is frustrated with the President’s leadership. Buell and her husband were major contributors, giving over $25 million in past election years.

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