Judge blasts San Diego County’s pay-to-pollute plan — putting 10,000 new suburban units in limbo

By Joshua Emerson Smith : sandiegouniontribune – excerpt County supervisors (left to right) Greg Cox, Bill Horn and Ron Roberts vote in September 2018 to approve the controversial Newland Sierra housing project, one of several projects relying on carbon-offset credits as part of the county’s embattled plan to fight climate change. (John Gibbins / San … More Judge blasts San Diego County’s pay-to-pollute plan — putting 10,000 new suburban units in limbo

What caused nearly 20,000 quakes at Oroville Dam? Scientists weigh in on mystery

Kurtis Alexander : sfchronicle – excerpt The earthquakes hit just days after last year’s near-catastrophe at Oroville Dam, when the spillway cracked amid heavy rains and 188,000 people fled in fear of flooding. The timing of the two small tremors about 75 miles north of Sacramento was curious, and frightening. Were the quakes part of … More What caused nearly 20,000 quakes at Oroville Dam? Scientists weigh in on mystery

Should SF allow a tobacco company to operate on Port property?

By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt And should the city be allowing tech-office creep in what used to be an area where light industry could prosper? San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is demanding information about a lease deal that JUUL, the e-cigarette company, has signed with a developer who holds a master lease … More Should SF allow a tobacco company to operate on Port property?

One killed and hundreds injured in French anti-Macron protests

By Kim Willsher : theguardian – excerpt Death at ‘gilet jaunes’ demonstration caused by panicking driver as anti-fuel tax blockade grips country One protester has died and more than a hundred were injured after a nationwide wave of peaceful protests aimed at French president Emmanuel Macron turned to tragedy. Demonstrators from the gilets jaunes – … More One killed and hundreds injured in French anti-Macron protests

Guest opinion: ‘Local control’ isn’t perfect, but it’s better for everyone than unelected regional bureaucracies

Originally posted on Grassroots Actions:
By Susan Kirsch : bizjournals – excerpt Artist view of dense housing creeping into single family neighborhoods. The Business Times recently put forward the view that “‘Local control’ of housing is the problem, not the solution” (Viewpoint section, Aug. 31 print edition). It also reported that Livable California is forming…

Rapid Growth in Sunnyvale Spurs Concerns in Public Safety

Originally posted on Meter Madness:
By Robert Handa : nbcbayarea – excerpt (includes video) Police officers and firefighters in Sunnyvale are going public with their concerns that the city is allowing business to boom without enough consideration for public safety. Police officers and firefighters in Sunnyvale are going public with their concerns that the city…