A.M. Splash: Oakland Port Operations Resume; Support for Guv’s Tax Plan; Bay Bridge Bike Path
- Port operations resume after day of Occupy protests in Oakland (Oakland Tribune)
It was business as usual this morning at the Port of Oakland, with trucks moving through terminal entrances that had been blocked by thousands of Occupy protesters the night before. Late Monday and early this morning, protesters had blocked two APL terminals, preventing workers from entering. By 4 a.m., they had dispersed, allowing the nation’s 5th largest port to reopen.
- Grand, new addition to national park system: Coastal ranch north of Half Moon Bay (SJ Mercury News)
A scenic coastal landscape between San Francisco and Half Moon Bay — home to mountain lions, peregrine falcons and stunning mountaintop views of San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean — has become the newest addition to America’s national park system. The National Park Service announced Monday that ownership of the 3,858-acre Rancho Corral de Tierra has officially transferred to the federal government, 10 years after a nonprofit Silicon Valley land trust purchased the property for $29 million, ending developers’ plans for luxury homes and a golf course.
- Dog walker regulations considered by S.F. (SF Chronicle)
San Francisco officials hope to keep commercial dog walkers on a tighter leash with a new set of regulations governing how they can operate. The proposal, heard at a City Hall hearing Monday, is expected to be considered for approval by the Board of Supervisors early next year.
- Public Policy Institute of California poll finds support for Jerry Brown’s tax plan (Sacramento Bee)
A new poll shows 60 percent of California voters, weary of state spending cuts and unsettled by the prospect of more, are ready to support Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to raise taxes.
- Wheels rolling on Bay Bridge bike path (SF Examiner)
The first design options for a long-discussed bike path on the Bay Bridge’s western span will be released today, although bridge officials said there is no funding identified for the project, which will cost hundreds of millions of dollars. The rebuilt eastern portion of the Bay Bridge, set to open in 2013, will feature a bike and pedestrian path, but the rehabilitated western segment of the span, which connects Yerba Buena Island to San Francisco, doesn’t include any such feature.
- Santa Rosa’s camping permits for Occupy protesters coming to an end (Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
One month after creating a special camping permit program at the request of Occupy Santa Rosa protesters, the city is ready to scrap it. The City Council tonight will consider another ordinance that will ban camping outright on all city property.
- Reality takes toll on Intel shares, while Netflix soars on rumors (Bay Area News Group)
Shares of Santa Clara chipmaker Intel dropped more than 4 percent Monday after the company lowered its fourth-quarter revenue estimates by $1 billion…The market wasn’t all bad news for Silicon Valley companies: Netflix shares skyrocketed more than 6 percent on rumors that it may be bought by Verizon.