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North Oakland Now: Thursday, February 26

on February 26, 2009

oaknorthtree4Howdy, North Oakland!  Here’s your news for the day.  The stimulus has been passed and now, as the money makes it way to the East Bay, the debate on where to spend it has begun.  The Tribune reports that the Metropolitan Transit Commission’s decision to use stimulus dollars on BART projects instead of buses has prompted protest from AC transit riders.  The Chronicle writes that the cost of Alzheimer’s care in California is expected to almost double over the next twenty years, as the Baby Boomer generation ages.  And bad news for all of you who like your diet to be rich in omega-3s: California is likely to ban salmon fishing in 2009.

But, as for some good news (and who doesn’t like good news), the Cal men’s basketball team has a real shot of winning the Pac-10 conference.  Be sure to tune in on Saturday as the Bears play the UCLA Bruins.  (And if I may insert an editorial comment — go Bears!)

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