Connecting the dots for Tuesday, November 30

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Governor-elect Jerry Brown might be counting the days until he takes office, but our current Governor is not finished yet! Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his hopes to pass a plastic grocery bag ban before he leaves office...

The lame-duck Governor also just made plans to ship 5,800 prisoners to privately run, out-of-state prisons. California’s already sent more than 9,000 inmates out of state, but is currently under court order to reduce its prison population by 40,000...

Meanwhile, the FDA is poised to approve genetically engineered salmon for human consumption, even though other federal agencies have expressed significant environmental concerns...

Back above water, one ship based out of Richmond is doing its part to address global environmental problems. The 151-foot Kaisei sails out to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to help reign in all the plastic that gets caught in the ocean vortex...

And speaking of greening the planet, if you commute to work on the Bay Bridge, you may want to take a look at a new Treasure Island development plan. Project supporters want to create a new green neighborhood on the island, but opponents say all those new residents would dramatically increase traffic...

If your commute home takes you to San Francisco, you are probably curious – and confused – about who will replace May Gavin Newsom. Maybe this Shakespearean rhyme will help clear things up.

Connecting the dots brings the day’s news together.