Connecting the dots for Tuesday, March 1

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While Congress debates what to ax from President Obama’s budget, a group of Berkeley scientists are hoping that they can end the debate on the existence of climate change. The nonpartisan group Berkeley Earth will make all of their research and findings available to the public, so that you can decide for yourself whether or not climate change is real …

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu surprised no one yesterday with his announcement to run for mayor this November. The bike-to-work politician has the support of many cycling and public transit advocates. He still managed to throw on a suit for the occasion…

Across the Bay in Richmond, public transit also has a strong following – literally. After a shooting incident on a bus in February, a marked police car has followed each evening bus along the 376 line…

Transfer lines in the East Bay to Solano Avenue in Berkeley, and you’ll be in another crossfire zone. Local, high-end storeowners are balking at the prospect of a Goodwill store in the neighborhood, claiming that the non-profit clothing store would actually hurt their business

Meanwhile, the San Mateo Union High School District is considering a little goodwill of their own by eliminating the “D” grade. The district plans to study whether eliminating the poor, though still passing grade, would help motivate students…

The National Transportation Safety Board has started their three-day hearing today concerning the deadly San Bruno blast last year. Tune in to 91.7 FM today at 5 p.m. to see what grade the Feds give PG&E concerning the accident…

Back in the Bay, there is confusion aplenty for volunteers and listeners of Pirate Cat Radio, which has been offline since February 13. The station’s founder, Daniel “Monkey” Roberts, has disappeared from the radio radar, but DJs are hoping to start broadcasting out of the Pirate Cat Radio Café sometime soon.

Connecting the Dots brings the day’s news together.