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Another top San Francisco official under fire

It’s not just San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Police Chief Greg Suhr facing sharp criticism. Now another top city official is under fire: Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, who is accused of being unresponsive to public concerns, indifferent to complaints from

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LAT, Sac Bee fracking coverage: Same old glaring omission

Here we go again. On Friday, the state government released its draft fracking regulations. And while in their coverage, the Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles Times cited environmentalists’ dire warnings about fracking, the papers once again made a gigantic

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Top officials live up (down?) to bullet train tradition 2

June 10, 2013 By Chris Reed When the Los Angeles Times broke the story in April that the California High-Speed Rail Authority had quietly changed the rules to de-emphasize the importance of technical competence among bidders for the first segment

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Bay Area Newspaper Group goes trolling for outrage 4

March 20, 2013 By Chris Reed The publications that are part of the Bay Area Newspaper Group are giving big play to a story that suggests broad sexism in the granting of H-1B visas: “As Congress negotiates its biggest immigration

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