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April 4, 2011 | 10:31 am

Morning Splash: SF Parking Rate Experiment; CFL Lightbulbs Not Getting Recycled; Will State Lawmakers Keep Car Perks?

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San Francisco Parking Rates Set to Change (SF Chronicle) SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco drivers will be the focus of a nationally watched experiment to combat congestion and air pollution by regularly adjusting parking prices at curbside meters and public garages. If the city-run program, tentatively set to launch April 21, works as advertised, it […]

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March 22, 2011 | 10:13 am

Morning Splash: Prison Abuse Ruling; PG&E Hunt for Pipeline Records; Brown Pushes for Special Election; Evidence in Chauncey Bailey Case

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Prison Abuse Case Ends After Two Decades (San Jose Mercury News/AP) SACRAMENTO — A legal case that has lasted more than two decades and brought systemic changes to California’s prison system ended Monday after a federal judge determined the state corrections department had made sufficient reforms to protect inmates from being abused by guards. PG&E […]

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March 3, 2011 | 5:30 pm

Alleged Crime Ring Working Out of Card Clubs Indicted For Loansharking, Narcotics

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Northern California today announced an indictment of a crime ring working out of two card clubs shut down yesterday by federal agents. The clubs are Artichoke Joe’s Casino in San Bruno and Oaks Card Club in Emeryville. (Here’s a KGO video report about the raid by agents yesterday.) Update 5:13 […]

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March 2, 2011 | 9:00 am

“Duration of Fire” Called Inconsquential in PG&E Memo Rejecting Shut-Off Valves

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The National Transportation Safety Board began three days of hearings yesterday on last September’s natural gas pipeline disaster in San Bruno. Highlights of the first day’s testimony center on PG&E’s admission that after a 2006 review of automatic and remotely operated pipeline-shutoff valves, it decided that the devices wouldn’t do much to protect life or […]

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Morning Splash: San Bruno; Warrior Owner’s Story; Something Stinks in S.F.

February 28, 2011 | 8:22 am

Morning Splash: San Bruno; Warrior Owner’s Story; Something Stinks in S.F.

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San Bruno blast: Federal hearings could affect laws (San Francisco Chronicle) Federal investigators will convene an extraordinary, three-day public hearing this week on the deadly natural gas blast in San Bruno – an inquiry that could affect pipeline safety laws in California and around the nation. The fact-finding hearing, which starts Tuesday in Washington, D.C., […]

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