UCSF Grand Rounds tackles the questions of COVID-19 transmission and prevention with masks, face shields

By Madison Alvarado : misisonlocal – excerpt Today, moderator Dr. Bob Wachter kicked off Grand Rounds with two questions that for months have preoccupied everyone from the world’s top epidemiologists to the humble grocery store clerk: How does the coronavirus spread and what are the most effective ways of stopping it from spreading? To answer … More UCSF Grand Rounds tackles the questions of COVID-19 transmission and prevention with masks, face shields

Workplace EV charging: Lessons from sustainability trailblazers

By Marsha Willard : greenbiz – excerpt Businesses are reaping the environmental and social benefits of providing electric vehicle charging for employees. That’s according to research published last week by Presidio Graduate School (PGS) and ChargePoint, providers of the world’s largest EV charging network. Last fall, a research team from PGS conducted a study on … More Workplace EV charging: Lessons from sustainability trailblazers

San Luis Obispo County energizes first solar projects on path to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions

By Sarah Tchechel :globenewswire – excerpt Developed and financed by ForeFront Power, the two projects are designed to supply over 80 percent of site electricity needs. San Luis Obispo, California, July 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Luis Obispo celebrated the completion of two solar projects at the Department of Parks and … More San Luis Obispo County energizes first solar projects on path to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions

Dick Spotswood: List of reasons to close San Quentin is growing

Opinion By Dick Spotswood : marinij – excerpt It’s time to permanently close San Quentin State Prison. It’s not just because the state’s Department of Corrections bungled its transfer of prisoners from Southern California without proper testing. The result of that mistake is that more than 1,400 inmates have contracted the disease so far. The … More Dick Spotswood: List of reasons to close San Quentin is growing

City attorney seeks to block contractor in Nuru scandal from obtaining government contracts

By Joshua Sabatini : sfexaminer – excerpt City Attorney Dennis Herrera has moved to prohibit AzulWorks, Inc. and its vice president Balmore Hernandez from doing business with The City after he was federally charged with bribing former Public Works head Mohammed Nuru. Herrera initiated administrative debarment proceedings Monday that would prevent the construction company and … More City attorney seeks to block contractor in Nuru scandal from obtaining government contracts

Number of Homes on the Market in San Francisco Spikes

By : socketsite – excerptNo key that explains the colors in the graph? Following a trend which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, the number of homes on the market in San Francisco, net of new sales and contract signings, has jumped another 10 percent over the past week to 1,290, which is 98 … More Number of Homes on the Market in San Francisco Spikes

United States: District Court Orders Shutdown Of Dakota Access Pipeline By August 5

by Victoria Bechtold Kush : mondaq – excerpt A significant opinion involving the Dakota Access Pipeline was issued July 6 in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, Case No. 1:16-cv-01535 pending in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The decision vacated the Dakota Access pipeline easement … More United States: District Court Orders Shutdown Of Dakota Access Pipeline By August 5

Millennials Still Want Single-Family Homes, Even if it Means a Long Commute

By Dana Anderson : redfin – excerpt While some data suggests that housing density is starting to prevail in certain cities, the vast majority of Americans still want a single-family home with a yard, even if it means sacrificing proximity to work. Since the middle of the 20th century, one common image of the American … More Millennials Still Want Single-Family Homes, Even if it Means a Long Commute

Desperation science’ slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

By Marilynn Marchione / The Associated Press : metrowestdailynews – excerpt Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research system not built for haste. The ironic, and perhaps tragic, result: Scientific shortcuts have slowed understanding of the disease and delayed the ability to … More Desperation science’ slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

Evidence Mounting of Market Solution to Housing

By Thomas D. Elias : californiafocus – excerpt New evidence arrives almost every day backing the concept of a market-based solution to California’s housing shortage, one that does not have to involve politicians at all. Of course, that offends politicos like San Francisco’s Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener, who persists in the notion that high-density, … More Evidence Mounting of Market Solution to Housing