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Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Wednesday, May 23, 2012


((SF Gate)) // The N-Judah Muni line, arguably the busiest in San Francisco, will be closed for nine days for track reconstruction. The light rail line – which serves neighborhoods in the Outer Sunset, Inner Sunset, Haight-Ashbury, Civic Center, Downtown, and the CalTrain Station – is a muse for a local blog and reason for many a Muni gripe in the City. The N makes its final stop this Friday May 25 at 7pm and won't begin again until June 4 at 5am. Muni will run shuttle buses along the route in the meantime, but don’t expect to accommodate all regular N passengers…

((Oakland Tribune) // While transit lines go under reconstruction in San Francisco, across the Bay, a huge swath of undeveloped land could face construction for the first time. The area in question, which stretches from Gilroy to Vacaville, is being considered for development. Organizations who have rallied to protect the land for over 100 years are running out of money to keep it safe from urban sprawl...

((LA Times)) // Down on the Peninsula, Facebook executives might want to seek shelter from the class-action lawsuit being filed against them and the Wall Street banks responsible for the social networking company’s recent IPO. The lawsuit claims that misleading information was released to traders about the company’s value…

((California Watch)) // The stock market is one place to find faulty evaluations of reality. A recent investigation of a local coroner suggests the autopsy room is another. Dr. Thomas Gill has handled over 300 cause-of-death cases for Solano County, but a close examination of just 32 of those exposed critical errors in half of them.

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