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Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Governor Jerry Brown is proposing a new pension plan for government employees, and it isn’t sitting well with legislators of his own party. State Democrats are pointing to a CalPERS study that forecasts a future with lower benefits and higher risk for employees. Still, the study points to a group of potential winners: local governments…

If you felt an extra chill last night, it might have been more than just the weather. The 49ers will be playing two more seasons in Candlestick Park before officially moving to Santa Clara. The new football stadium, which is being paid for through loans from the city and the NFL, will be located near the Great America theme park…

As the 49ers prepare to leave San Francisco, the Warriors also have a move in store. Mayor Ed Lee is saying San Francisco could be their new home if they build their own stadium. Oakland’s Oracle Arena is also being considered…

Meanwhile, the Lance Armstrong Foundation is making a $1.5 million contribution to Proposition 29. The measure supports a tobacco tax that will go toward funding cancer research; voters will decide on the measure in June…

The Historic Preservation Commission is deciding today whether the Gold Dust Lounge in downtown San Francisco counts as a historic landmark. The owner of the nearly 80-year-old bar was served an eviction notice in January – the landlord is hoping that clothing company The Limited will be able to better use the space. Willie Brown is speaking out to save the iconic location.

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