Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Surprising new study scores California sprawl

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Smart Growth America

  A new national study is making waves for the way it ranks California cities. No matter how pleasant the weather, residents and visitors alike have complained for decades about sprawl. Highways jam with cars. Convenience stores and strip malls occupy block after block. It's hard to walk to see ...

Faulconer election won’t stop ‘Los Angelization’ of San Diego politics

Monday, February 10th, 2014

On Tuesday, San Diego voters will decide between two City Council members in a special election to fill the remaining 33 months of the mayoral term of disgraced, resigned Bob Filner. The early conventional wisdom was that the clear favorite was Republican Kevin Faulconer, 47, the longest-serving ...

Anti-Google ‘terrorism’ endorsed by editor for S.F.-based Salon

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

The increasingly militant targeting of tech workers in the Bay Area now has a champion: an assistant news editor for the San Francisco-based online magazine Salon. Here's a sample of Natasha Lennard's astonishingly glib endorsement of "terrorism" targeting Google workers and presumably any other tec...

Google buses vs. San Fran govt.

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Google buses vs. San Fran govt.

You would think San Francisco's government would applaud Google for the company's private buses, which whisk employees around the city. The buses reduce congestion and pollution in the City on the Bay, two big goals of the city government. When you go to S.F., you notice that all the cabs are req...

$4.4 billion headache solved. How? Chronicle has no explanation

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Members of the media's aversion to math -- especially to explaining how numbers work when explaining spending decisions in public policy -- is hard to miss. For years, few stories by California journalists on pensions and retirement benefits really dug into the numbers. So when the pension tsun...

BART strike revs up free market rides

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

July 3, 2013 By Katy Grimes Only two full days into the BART worker strike, it appears the 400,000 people who usually rely on the train system to get around the San Francisco Bay Area are resourceful. And, they've turned to a free market solution. While Bay Area Rapid Transit employees strike f...

SF takes a bead on OC gun show

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

June 13, 2013 By John Seiler Here's another reason to split the state apart into at least two pieces -- although many more would be better. The OC Register reports: "One of Orange County's largest gun show operators has been named in a lawsuit filed by the San Francisco city attorney that alleged ...

Govt. Wants to Kill You Dept.: Plastic bag ban spikes E. coli infections

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Feb. 12, 2013 By John Seiler Government always tells us that its laws and edicts make our lives better. That we'll be healthier, happier and wiser. Now this: "SAN FRANCISCO -- Is your tote bag making you sick? "A research paper published last year by professors at the University of Pennsylvania an...

San Francisco approves ‘coercive’ green energy plan

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Sept. 21, 2012 By Dave Roberts Thousands of San Francisco residents may be sucked into a green energy plan that will raise their electricity rates 77 percent without their knowledge or consent. Beginning next spring, half of the city’s 375,000 residential ratepayers will automatically be enrolle...

San Francisco offloads green power bills onto U.S. taxpayers

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Sept. 19, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi San Francisco must have taken a chapter out of Laer Pearce’s new book “Crazifornia.” The city's new CleanPower SF plan garners subsidies from U.S. taxpayers for green-power purchases. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But you would have to be crazy not to shift ...