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Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, March 5, 2012


Thousands of protesters have marched to California’s State Capitol, today, to protest college tuition hikes. Demands range from supporting Governor Jerry Brown’s sales and income tax increase to Occupy’s Millionaire Tax and ReFund California plan...

In another approach to addressing education budget cuts, Bay Area School Districts are weighing the pros and cons of investing in iPads...

California budget cuts have also affected state parks; locally, the Bay Area Ridge Trail project is in jeopardy. The proposal would extend the trail from 335 miles to 550 miles and connect many parks...

Layoffs at Internet company Yahoo could number in the thousands this month. The restructuring effort is being conducted by the new CEO Scott Thompson, previous president of Paypal...

Other businesses, however, are on the up and up. The Penthouse Club and Steakhouse is opening in the North Beach neighborhood in San Francisco. Typical Bay Area foodie options such as grass fed beef, sustainable seafood, and locally raised produce make this exotic dance club truly San Franciscan...

Another enterprise the Bay Area will soon call its own is a bike sharing program at San Jose State University and on the Peninsula. Hubs will open in San Jose, Palo Alto, and Mountain View in an effort to help connect commuters to Caltrain. Each bike will carry a GPS chip in case of theft.

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Lisa Ratner is a volunteer reporter for KALW's Crosscurrents. Her favorite topics to cover are Public Transportation, Food Politics, Gender Politics, and Film.