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Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, May 22, 2012


(Mercury News) // The Golden State Warriors are expected to announce, today, plans to move the team from Oakland to San Francisco, building a news arena on piers 30 and 32, near the Bay Bridge. The move could happen as early as 2017. The Warriors currently owe $95 million to the city of Oakland for renovations to their current home at the Oracle Arena...

(SF Gate) // Warriors brass may be thinking about alternate ways to get to the stadium, now that San Francisco is receiving national recognition as one of the most traffic jammed cities in the United States. The 2011 traffic scorecard, released by INRIX, ranks the city third worst in the country, just behind L.A. and Honolulu...

(SF Gate) // Traffic is sure to be stalled in Palo Alto, Thursday, when President Obama hosts a fundraising dinner. The man some call "the first Asian American President of the United States," is directing the event toward Asian American and Pacific Islander businesspeople able to contribute up to $40,000 per person...

(SF Gate) // Just down the road, the lead astronomer at Mountain View's SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, is retiring from her post. Jill Tarter was Carl Sagan's muse in his book "Contact" which later became a movie. She now turns to full-time fundraising for SETI. A three-day celebration of her career will begin today in Santa Clara...

(KCBS) // Antolin Garcia-Torres has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and murder in the case of the disappearance of South Bay 15 year old Sierra LaMar who has been missing since March.

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Leila Day is a Senior Producer at Pineapple Street Media and is the Executive Producer and co-host of The Stoop Podcast, stories about the black diaspora. Her work has been featured on NPR, 99% Invisible, the BBC as well as other outlets. Before The Stoop, she was an editor at Al Jazeera's podcast network and worked on creating and editing award winning narrative driven journalism. She began her career in journalism at KALW where she worked as a health care and criminal justice reporter. During that time she contributed as an editor, taught audio storytelling to inmates at San Quentin, and helped develop curriculum for training upcoming reporters.