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Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Tuesday, April 24, 2012


(SF Chronicle) // One of California's oldest companies, Wells Fargo, is hosting a shareholders meeting, today, along with hundreds of Occupy protesters. Several demonstrators chained themselves together, and at least three who gained access to the closed-door meeting were escorted out...

(Sacramento Bee) // While bank protests are one sign of a troubled economy, another indicator is actually putting the pedal to the metal. New car registrations are up by 18% in California compared with last year, according to a quarterly summary from the New Car Dealers Association...

(LA Times) // Despite that traffic report, your commute may seem a little lighter, lately. California's population growth is slowing down, according to a report from USC. The trend follows a drop in immigration to the Golden State, mirroring national patterns...

(NY Times) // The Pew Hispanic Center has found that the number of undocumented Mexican immigrants living in the US has declined dramatically. In 2011, nearly 6.1 million were living here illegally, according to the new report, down from a high of nearly 7 million in 2007...

(Sacramento Bee) // And a happy 100th birthday to the Girl Scouts of America. On the agenda for a Cal Expo gala celebration expected to draw 12,500 Northern California scouts this Saturday: horse shows, rock climbing, a fashion show highlighting Scout outfits, and a dance party. No word if cookies will be served.

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