Antoinette Siu http://kalw.org en True Cost: The plastic bag makes its case http://kalw.org/post/true-cost-plastic-bag-makes-its-case <p>In February, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the expansion of our existing ban on plastic, single-use bags. By October of this year, we could see fewer plastic bags in our stores and landfills, as the law further cuts down on distribution. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 00:20:15 +0000 Antoinette Siu 17309 at http://kalw.org True Cost: The plastic bag makes its case Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, February 16 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-thursday-february-16 <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Alameda county chief probation officer&nbsp;<a href="http://www.baycitizen.org/crime/story/david-muhammad-juvenile-justice/" target="_blank">David Muhammad has been accused of sexual assault</a>. Some are saying this may delay Governor Jerry Brown&rsquo;s plans to shut down our state youth prison system&hellip;</p><p>Also delayed is the San Bruno&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_19970280" target="_blank">lawsuit against PG&amp;E</a>&nbsp;for the 2010 explosion that devastated 108 homes&hellip;</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:40:49 +0000 Antoinette Siu 6015 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, February 16 Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, February 15, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-afternoon-edition-wednesday-february-15-2012 <p>Governor Jerry Brown is proposing a <a href="http://blogs.kqed.org/capitalnotes/2012/02/15/the-costs-of-browns-pension-plan-in-money-and-politics/#more-11689">new pension plan</a> for government employees, and it isn&rsquo;t sitting well with legislators of his own party. State Democrats are pointing to a CalPERS study that forecasts a future with lower benefits and higher risk for employees. Still, the study points to a group of potential winners: local governments&hellip;</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 22:48:47 +0000 Antoinette Siu 5967 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Connecting the Dots: News roundup for Thursday, February 9, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-news-roundup-thursday-february-9-2012 <p>By 2015&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/09/BAU91N4U4D.DTL" target="_blank">a new fast lane</a>&nbsp;will be introduced on six different Bay Area throughways, including the Bay Bridge. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is calling them &ldquo;express lanes&rdquo; and they&rsquo;re going to replace current carpool lanes. The MTC has already approved up to $111.7 million to fund the conversion&#39;s first year&hellip;</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:56:22 +0000 Antoinette Siu 5653 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: News roundup for Thursday, February 9, 2012 Connecting the Dots: afternoon edition for Wednesday, February 8, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-afternoon-edition-wednesday-february-8-2012 <p>Last night, in San Francisco&#39;s Ingleside neighborhood, a woman and a boy were sent to the hospital due to a <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/08/BA9M1N4M05.DTL&amp;tsp=1">mysterious explosion</a> allegedly caused by drug manufacturing. The situation is undergoing investigation; it has not been released what drug was being made or what the relationship of the two were. Police plan to arrest the 33-year-old woman&hellip;</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 21:32:39 +0000 Antoinette Siu 5599 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: afternoon edition for Wednesday, February 8, 2012