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Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, March 26, 2012

$1.5 billion of California’s High Speed Rail money has been guaranteed to Caltrain’s rail electrification project. It means progress for building a 1.2 mile tunnel from San Francisco’s Caltrain station to the new downtown Transbay Terminal. San Francisco transportation officials are now requesting $1 billion in federal grants for the Bart extension project to San Jose...

Police have arrested San Francisco resident Binh Thai Luc on five counts of murder. Reporters have speculated on the motives behind the exceptionally brutal nature of the crime, but police detectives cannot comment until the investigation is complete...

San Francisco ex-sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has enrolled in a domestic violence prevention program as part of a court order. If he fails the program, then by law he will be sent to jail...

The Berkeley-based organic food production company, Annie's, anticipates it will raise $85 million through its IPO. Shares are expected to be offered on Wednesday, and the ticker symbol will be BNNY after the company's bunny logo.

Connecting the Dots brings the day's news together.


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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.