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Tag: “It’s on like Donkey Kong”

In Marin County, a Battle Between Salmon Survival and Property Rights

June 5, 2013 | 11:26 am

In Marin County, a Battle Between Salmon Survival and Property Rights

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The Lagunitas Creek watershed in Marin County has been the scene of a low-key drama over the past couple of decades. The network of creeks draining toward Tomales Bay from Mount Tamalpais is home to one of the last viable wild populations of coho salmon on our part of the California coast. Coho are an […]

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Bicycle Safety on Bay Area Roads: Five Laws to Remember

May 3, 2013 | 5:30 am

Bicycle Safety on Bay Area Roads: Five Laws to Remember

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On my way to KQED the other day, I pulled up next to a fellow bicyclist who shot me a quizzical glance. “Do you know whether we have to follow traffic regulations?” she asked. Umm….Yeah. I’d like to say her ignorance surprised me. But it was hardly the first time I stumbled across gross confusion […]

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Interview: Political Consultant Chris Lehane on Jean Quan’s, Mayors’ Handling of Occupy Protests

November 7, 2011 | 3:30 pm

Interview: Political Consultant Chris Lehane on Jean Quan’s, Mayors’ Handling of Occupy Protests

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has not had an auspicious week-and-a-half. Her approval rating has tanked in the wake of her ambivalent handling of the Occupy Oakland protests, and she has managed to pull off the neat political trick of alienating both those primarily concerned with law and order (like the police) and those siding with […]

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September 23, 2011 | 9:58 am

Video: Today’s Solyndra House Hearing; Execs Invoke 5th Amendment

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Solyndra CEO Brian Higgins and Chief Financial Officer Bill Stover invoked their Fifth Amendment right to not testify to avoid self-incrimination at the House hearing on Solyndra today. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is looking into the controversial loan guarantees the now-bankrupt company received from the Dept. of Energy. Here’s the full video of […]

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January 6, 2011 | 4:16 pm

Blog Beat: “It’s On Like Donkey Kong” Origins; Brown Appointee Masterminded PG&E’s Prop 16

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The origin of “It’s on like Donkey Kong,” from the Chronicle blog The Poop. Again from the Chronicle, on the paper’s Politics Blog: Nancy McFadden, Gov Jerry Brown’s new Executive Secretary for Legislation, Appointments and Policy was a senior VP at PG&E. There, she masterminded the ill-fated Prop. 16, which would have made it harder […]

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