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Connecting the dots: Top stories for Tuesday, December 13

Newly-elected mayor Ed Lee wants to eliminate homelessness in San Francisco, and he says the magic number to do it is three million -- dollars, that is. $500,000 of those dollars come from a Dave Matthews Band fundraising concert in 2005...

65% of California adults support Governor Jerry Brown's  plan to raise sales and income taxes on people that earn over $250,000 a year...

	

Connecting the Dots: Top stories for Tuesday, December 6

 

	

Connecting the Dots for Tuesday, October 25

Police raided the Occupy Oakland encampment early this morning. Rubber bullets, flash grenades, and shoves in the face are reportedly what many protesters received as a wake up call..

	

Buried Treasure: Lemony Snicket on the 99%

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San Francisco boasts a wealth of talented writers, at least one of whom writes children's books. The thing I really love about Daniel Handler – a.k.a. Lemony Snicket – is his gift for taking complicated subjects and simplifying them in an entertaining way, so children (and adults, for that matter) can understand. That skill, and a tremendous wit, are what drive the popularity of "A Series of Unfortunate Events," Snicket's dark chronology of the fictional Baudelaire children.

	

Connecting the Dots for Tuesday, October 18

After Republican Rand Paul lifted his legislative hold, the Senate approved a new pipeline regulation bill, thus closing a loophole that previously exempted old segments of pipeline from rigorous safety inspections. With stronger regulations in place, officials hope to avoid disasters like the San Bruno explosion…
 
But while Rand Paul is making political peace, two California politicians are making war.
	

Connecting the Dots for Monday, October 3

Should civil unions in one state have standing in another? A court in Indiana may decide that question soon: A woman from Illinois is suing for damages following the death of her partner due to a stage collapse at an outdoor concert...

	

Buried Treasure: Transpo photo of the day

Simple yet effective. Photo by Max Jacobs.

Buried Treasure is the Crosscurrents staff blog, showcasing our daily favorites: headlines, radio stories, internet errata, and anything else we come across and think is cool.

	

Connecting the Dots for Monday, September 26

The September 2nd arrest on embezzlement charges of campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee has Democrats feeling strapped for cash as they prepare to ramp up their political campaigns for 2012. This scandal could put candidates at a serious disadvantage as they scramble to raise funds…

	

Buried Treasure: Spend your Friday with Maurice Sendak

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Buried Treasure is the Crosscurrents staff blog, showcasing our daily favorites: headlines, radio stories, internet errata, and anything else we come across and think is cool. Today's post is by transpo editor Casey Miner. Enjoy!

This interview between Maurice Sendak and Terry Gross brought me to tears. Sending this out to anyone who's ever been in love with the world... or just wanted to write a poem about a nose.





 

	

Connecting the dots for Thursday, August 18

The head of California Common Cause has said that a Republican-backed referendum to overturn new Senate districts is the work of "partisan insiders." Those insiders, he says, are attacking a plan that reflects the will of voters who approved an independent redistricting process...

	
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