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September 5, 2012 | 8:29 am

A.M. Splash: 8 Washington Approval Stands; Amazon Sales Tax Deadline Approaches

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8 Washington OK by S.F. supes stands (SF Chronicle) San Francisco supervisors refused Tuesday to overturn their vote approving a high-priced waterfront condominium project, clearing the way for a 2013 citywide referendum that could kill the 8 Washington St. development. The vote was the same as the one taken June 12, before opponents of the […]

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Influenced by Scandal, State Parks Legislation Lands on Governor’s Desk

September 4, 2012 | 5:59 pm

Influenced by Scandal, State Parks Legislation Lands on Governor’s Desk

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Now that we’re all back from Labor Day weekend and nursing sunburns, this seems like a good time to review two key bills related to the future of state parks: AB 1589 and AB 1478. Bear in mind everything parks-related moving through Sacramento now references the summer scandal that exploded when the Sacramento Bee reported […]

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I-680 Shooting Incident

September 4, 2012 | 4:45 pm

I-680 Shooting Incident

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Update 7:48 p.m. Sept 5 CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom has reportedly been pronounced dead. Update 11:29 a.m. Sept. 5 The latest: Suspect in CHP shooting yesterday on I-680 has been ID’d as 38-year-old Christopher Boone Lacy of Corning, CA. — ABC7 News (@abc7newsBayArea) September 5, 2012 CHP says Officer Youngstrom remains in critical condition; suspect […]

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Michael Pollan Responds to Study Finding ‘No Significant Health Benefit’ to Organic Food

September 4, 2012 | 2:41 pm

Michael Pollan Responds to Study Finding ‘No Significant Health Benefit’ to Organic Food

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You may have heard the NPR story this morning about the meta-study from Stanford University, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which  found “no significant health benefit” to organic food. As physician R Dena Bravata, the study’s co-author, told KQED Science’s Amy Standen today, when it comes to healthfulness, “there is, in general, not […]

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Rides-For-Donation Services Under Scrutiny

September 4, 2012 | 11:12 am

Rides-For-Donation Services Under Scrutiny

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by Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen Tired of waiting for taxis, thousands of San Franciscans have begun paying to hop into complete strangers’ cars to get around town. Two startups, Lyft and Sidecar, launched this summer with mobile apps that let passengers use their phones to hitch a ride. Lyft drivers pull up with a […]

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September 4, 2012 | 9:49 am

CSU Faculty Approve 4-Year Contract

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Faculty of the California State University system have overwhelmingly approved a new four-year contract that largely preserves current labor terms and contains no salary raises. California Faculty Association President Lillian Taiz said Tuesday that 91 percent of the association’s members who voted approved the agreement. About 35 percent of the union’s […]

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September 4, 2012 | 8:35 am

A.M. Splash: Susan G. Komen Controversy Hurting Breast Cancer Walk Participation

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Board gets chance to reverse 8 Washington decision (SF Chronicle) The Board of Supervisors will have a chance to take a mulligan Tuesday on their June decision to give a pricey planned waterfront development a break on the city’s height limit. The 8-3 vote didn’t sit well with neighbors and local activists, who collected more […]

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Video: Jerry Brown Challenges Chris Christie to Athletic Contest

August 31, 2012 | 6:07 pm

Video: Jerry Brown Challenges Chris Christie to Athletic Contest

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Source: Kqed Click below to see the guv going tit for tat with Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, a few days after Christie called Brown an “old retread” at the Republican National Convention. Read more at: blogs.kqed.org

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How California’s New Pension Legislation Affects You

August 31, 2012 | 4:53 pm

How California’s New Pension Legislation Affects You

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Unfunded liability. CalPERS and CalSTRS. Spiking and double-dipping. All the jargon makes it hard to stay focused on pension bill the Legislature sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday.  But it’s worth knowing about because it’s bound to affect you — even if you don’t work for the government. Think of it this way: Your […]

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August 31, 2012 | 3:43 pm

San Francisco Bay Area Labor Day Parking and Transit Schedules

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Parking enforcement: San Francisco – not enforced: commuter towaway, residential permits, M-F street sweeping -Enforced: 7-day street sweeping and parking meters Oakland – street sweeping and parking meters not enforced San Jose parking meters – not enforced Transit: BART – Sunday service on Labor Day Muni – Sunday schedule 511.org has a master list of holiday […]

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