Lisa Aliferis's Latest Posts
Albany woman on Bay Bridge during 1989 Loma Prieta quake remembers that afternoon 24 years ago.
Last night across the Bay Area people were startled when their cell phones lit up, vibrated and sounded a jangling alarm, all to announce an Amber Alert. The kidnapping appears to have followed the murder of Christina Anderson, 44, in a rural community southeast of San Diego. The Associated Press reports that the San Diego County Sheriff’s […]
A new statewide study reports seven counties in and around the Bay Area among the top 10 statewide in youth homicide rates. In its third annual review the Washington, D.C.-based Violence Policy Center says firearms, usually handguns, are the weapon most commonly used in the homicide of young people, defined as youth ages 10-24.
It’s been just 18 weeks since Sergio Romo blew a fastball past the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera in the bottom on the 9th in Game 4 of the World Series, striking him out and earning a win for the Giants.
But when he took the mound for the Mexico team in the World Baseball Classic Thursday, he struggled. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Romo threw 26 “high-intensity pitches” before giving up a two-run double to Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs first baseman, (playing for Italy) and got the 6-5 loss.
By Zusha Elinson, Bay Citizen The Federal Aviation Administration will take back $2.1 million in stimulus funds that it gave to San Francisco International Airport because the money was used improperly, according to the Department of Transportation’s inspector general. The airport received $14.5 million in stimulus funds to improve runways and taxiways, which was completed […]
Today is the first day that members of the Baseball Writers Association of American can vote for the Class of 2013 inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame — and it’s likely to be one of the most polarizing debates since the days of Pete Rose. It’s the first time that former Giants slugger Barry […]
River of rain headed toward Bay Area (SF Chronicle) The respite is over – get ready for a deluge. An “atmospheric river” of rain will storm into the Bay Area on Wednesday morning and unleash torrents of precipitation across the region through Sunday, forecasters said. The driving rain and blowing wind will wallop everything from […]
There I was, sitting in a post-election briefing. The slide advanced to a pie chart of how general fund revenues for California are spent.
That’s when my mouth dropped open. Education had a slice of the pie that, well, startled me.
So I ask you, dear reader: What percentage of California’s general fund expenditures go to K-12 education? Or, if this is easier: how about K-12 plus higher education?
I did an unscientific survey around the KQED office, and I got a fascinating range of responses. Once you’re ready with a number you can click below to get the correct answers.
A.M. Splash: Major Delays on 101-N Due to Collision; Closures, Transit Schedules; Black Thursday & Friday Shopping
Major delays expected after one killed, officer injured in Highway 101 collision involving CHP cruiser in Palo Alton (SJ Mercury News) A woman was killed and an officer was hurt in a collision involving a California Highway Patrol cruiser that also critically injured two others on Highway 101 in Palo Alto, authorities said. The crash […]
A.M. Splash: Labor March at LAX Could Delay Travelers; Forget Black Friday, Black Thursday is New Norm; Holiday Closure, Mass Transit Schedules
Labor march could affect LA airport travelers (SF Chronicle) A labor march could delay Thanksgiving eve travelers at Los Angeles International Airport on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Members of the Service Employees International Union are expected to march between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday outside the Century Boulevard entrance […]