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Tag: Central Subway

August 10, 2012 | 8:14 am

A.M. Splash: Investigators Suspect Error Caused Chevron Fire; 49ers to Get Half of Disputed Tax Fund; History of Chevron Fires

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Chevron response to fire threat probed (SF Chronicle) Investigators looking into the fire at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond suspect that heat insulation around a leaking pipe contributed to the disaster by masking the extent of the danger until it was too late, The Chronicle has learned. By underestimating the size of the leak, […]

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July 18, 2012 | 8:40 am

A.M. Splash: Silicon Valley Ranks High in Demand for Visas; Bus Rapid Transit Approved in Oakland; Snowy Plover Comes Back

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Silicon Valley ranks highest in “H-1B intensity” for foreign worker visas (SJ Mercury News) The Bay Area ranks behind only metropolitan New York in recruiting high-skilled workers from abroad, but it’s not just Silicon Valley tech giants on the hunt for foreign labor, according to a new report. Sure, a batch of familiar names — […]

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July 2, 2012 | 11:24 am

Votes Approach for High-Speed Rail and SF’s Central Subway

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Does California need a bullet train zooming from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under 3 hours? Does San Francisco need a new 1.7-mile extension of Muni’s T Third Line? The two projects became entangled this week, San Francisco Chronicle reports, with key votes looming on both. In a move some see as an attempt […]

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Central Subway Artist Once Killed Dog on Video

September 16, 2011 | 3:51 pm

Central Subway Artist Once Killed Dog on Video

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The Examiner today writes about artist Tom Otterness and a $750,000 contract he has received related to the Central Subway. In June, the board of directors of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency approved a contract with Otterness for 59 bronze sculptures to fill three levels of the proposed subway’s Moscone station. But I buried […]

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Morning Splash: Oakland Police OK New Deal; Civil Grand Jury Slams Central Subway Plan; Small Plane Crashes Into Watsonville Hospital

July 8, 2011 | 7:13 am

Morning Splash: Oakland Police OK New Deal; Civil Grand Jury Slams Central Subway Plan; Small Plane Crashes Into Watsonville Hospital

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Oakland police union OKs new deal including officer pension payments (Oakland Tribune) Officers of the Oakland police union voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new contract with the city, agreeing to pay 9 percent into their pensions in exchange for a promise of no layoffs until 2015, officials announced Thursday. The City Council approved a […]

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July 7, 2011 | 4:06 pm

Blog Beat: Prison Hunger Strike; Grand Jury Rips Central Subway Plan; Death Penalty Abolition Bill

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From The Informant: A report on the hunger strike that’s spread to a number of California prisons From Streetsblog San Francisco: The San Francisco Civil Grand Jury’s report on the planned Central Subway, called “Too Much Money for Too Little Benefit” (.pdf here) From Calitics: Sen. Hancock’s Death Penalty Abolition Gets a Hearing. From the […]

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