Critics question claim by state officials that underground tanks pose no real health threats.
In San Francisco, we have a lot of streets with no-nonsense names, like Pine, 3rd Street and Broadway. But what about Geary? Divisadero? Castro? Do you know what they’re named for? There’s a map for that. A new interactive map from Noah Veltman, a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at the BBC, gives the history behind the names of San […]
by Zusha Elinson and La Toya Tooles, The Bay Citizen With dense, lively neighborhoods, San Francisco is often ranked as one of the top U.S. cities for walking. But a new Bay Citizen survey shows that many pedestrians don’t feel safe crossing the streets. The city scored an average of 4.6 on a scale of […]
Want to avoid prison? Then stay in the Bay Area. That’s one conclusion you might draw from a massive database assembled by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice on the people behind bars in each county. As part of its California Sentencing Institute project on Monday, the center unveiled an interactive map that shows […]
At a noontime press conference today, the California State Parks announced its long-anticipated plans to close 70 of its 278 parks “due to budget cuts.” The department stated in a press release: The closures are necessary to achieve an $11 million reduction in the next fiscal year 2011/12, and $22 million in the following fiscal […]