On May 6th, Bay Area cops win (Marin) and lose (Oakland), the Governor wants to start talking about pot, and SF citizens are either in poor health or major hypochondriacs.
THIS AFTERNOON’S TOP STORIES
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says it’s high (ha, get it?) time to start debating marijuana legalization. CBS, Chron
Amidst some criticism, SF supervisors vote to install one of the largest solar energy plants in CA in the Sunset Reservoir. Ex, CBS5, Chron
FROM THE SF CHRONICLE
School districts took a risk and asked for tax increases in order to boost funding and a variety of programs; voters were down, for the most part.
CSU proposes a 10% tuition increase for next fall.
We’re all sick, and it’s not with swine flu.
What’s BART going to do to fix their deficit? Probably cut jobs, wages, and increase fares.
Does Facebook exec Chris Kelly have what it takes to enter CA politics?
FROM THE SF WEEKLY
We’re getting a new view of Gavin Newsom now that he’s running for Gov. But is it legit?
Some Bay Area home owners doubt Obama.
Oakland might be forced to lay off over a hundred police officers, which obviously would not be ideal for the crime-ridden city.
Two Marin deputies won the lottery. Maybe they could donate some cash to cops in Oakland?
FROM THE SF EXAMINER
BART is putting billions of dollars into train upgrades.
Parkscan.com will allow The City and the Neighborhood Parks Council to work together to resolve complaints.
SF is suing the U.S. Postal Service.
Last night an Oakland man covered himself in gasoline and had an eight-hour standoff with police.
Hurt by September’s Lehmen Brothers fiasco, San Mateo County is seeking financial help from congress.
All those stranded Mexican cruise tourists apparently weren’t enough to alleviate SF’s tourism slump.
SF water rates are increasing.
FROM THE REST OF THE WEB
The City only spends 10% of public money on local businesses. SFBG
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