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A.M. Splash: Tax Measures on San Mateo Ballot; Ed Lee Courts Golden State Warriors for San Francisco

| May 14, 2012
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  • Bay Area school districts rescinding layoff notices (SJ Mercury News)

    Bay Area school districts will lay off fewer teachers than expected next year — but many schools are shrinking by attrition, and they’re all maintaining backup plans for possible deep cuts next year. In advance of the Tuesday deadline to issue final pink slips for 2012-13, many districts scaled back the number of preliminary layoff notices they sent in March.

  • Yahoo’s stock rises in wake of CEO’s departure, Third Point deal (SJ Mercury News)

    Yahoo received an immediate stock bump Monday morning from the departure of embattled CEO Scott Thompson and a deal that gives its largest outside investor a greater deal of control. Yahoo rose as much as 2.2 percent in the first half-hour of trading Monday morning, even as the market and other tech stocks suffered at the hands on investors.

  • Veterans incensed over report of overwhelming delays at Oakland VA office (Contra Costa Times)

    Veterans, politicians and advocates seethed with anger Friday upon hearing the average waiting time at the Oakland facility that processes disability claims for all of Northern California’s returning soldiers is nearly a year.

  • Taxes appear on June ballot in San Mateo County (SF Examiner)

    Four tax measures will appear on the June ballot in San Mateo County, asking for an increase in a variety of vehicle fees and a parcel levy. The following breakdown shows what voters can expect on the ballot and beyond, should the measures pass.

  • S.F. Mayor Ed Lee courts Golden State Warriors (Matier & Ross, SF Chronicle)

    It’s official – San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is openly calling on the Golden State Warriors to jump the bay and return to San Francisco “in time for the 2017 NBA season.” In a letter also signed by all 11 city supervisors, the Port Commission, San Francisco’s legislative contingent and a host of business and labor leaders,

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