Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

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 ...

Time to break up California?

Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Time to break up California?

Sept. 6, 2012 By John Seiler Looks like Canada is breaking up. Reported "The separatist Parti Quebecois has won Quebec’s regional elections and will form a new government there, once again raising the possibility of a referendum on independence being held in Canada’s French-speaking pr...

State Cuts Lead to Judicial Triage

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

July 31, 2012 By Dave Roberts “A sense of confidence in the courts is essential to maintain the fabric of ordered liberty for a free people. And three things could destroy that confidence and do incalculable damage to society: that people come to believe that inefficiency and delay will drain ev...