The battle over the November ballot measure aimed at restoring Hetch Hetchy Valley to its natural state is so charged that a spirited fight has erupted over wording selected by the Department of Elections to describe it to voters.
The war of words occurred at The City’s Ballot Simplification Committee, which is charged with summarizing ballot measures in voter information pamphlets. Read More
The nearly five-hour drive from the Sacramento area to Yreka, in Siskiyou County by the Oregon border, was a reminder not just of the immense size and beauty of California, but of the vast regional and cultural differences one finds within our 37-million-population state. Sacramento is Government Central, a land of overpensioned bureaucrats and restaurant discounts for state workers. Read More
Commuters using the northern part of El Camino Real may hit some delays in Burlingame and Millbrae over the next five years as the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission begins its major upgrades to pipes that run along the roadway.
Agency spokeswoman Maureen Barry said this and many other projects that could potentially disrupt traffic and businesses and close parks on the Peninsula are set to begin this summer. Read More