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Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Bay Area News Group // Oakland’s Oikos University lost six students in a campus massacre last month – and now students enrolled in the Oikos nursing program may lose their school if they don’t improve their test scores within the next two years. Administrators say they’re working on it…

SF Gate // Governor Jerry Brown yesterday proposed reducing state employees' workweek to four days. Brown also took the opportunity to remind voters that passing his tax proposal would stave off even more cuts…

SF Gate // Budget cuts wouldn’t be budget cuts if they meant life got better. San Francisco is set to lose almost $8 million in federal AIDS funding by July 1. That’s the biggest one-time cut ever – at least until next year, when the City will lose $10 million…

Amazon.com // Some in Berkeley may have found a temporary fix to California’s budget woes: reading about other cities. According to Amazon’s annual survey of book buying, Berkeley residents buy the most travel books of any city in the US, and the third most books overall...

Mercury News // Decorating tip: Try placing a fancy sports stadium in your city. It’ll look good, impress the ladies and guys, and you might make some cash off of it. In a Friday meeting with Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee presented a letter about how great the Warriors would look playing on the San Francisco waterfront. Oakland, meanwhile, would like to keep the Warriors in Oakland…

East Bay Express // Oakland might not have a fancy stadium, but at least they have food pods – groups of food trucks parked downtown. The pods hit the streets this Thursday.

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