Newsmaker: John Avalos

The former legislative aide to Supervisor Chris Daly corrected on Monday a mistake he made when filing his campaign contributions with the Ethics Commission on July 31. Instead of raising the $65,973 in contributions during the months of January through June, as he initially reported, the District 11 candidate for the Board of Supervisors said he raised $15,832.

Batteries are powering defection from the electric grid

“Minimizing my impact on the planet is something I’ve been working on since I was, like, 13 years old.”

More safe sites for people living in vehicles proposed

“This is not a new model; this is something that’s been utilized around the country.”