Antoinette Siu

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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.

 

Alameda county chief probation officer David Muhammad has been accused of sexual assault. Some are saying this may delay Governor Jerry Brown’s plans to shut down our state youth prison system…

Also delayed is the San Bruno lawsuit against PG&E for the 2010 explosion that devastated 108 homes…

Governor Jerry Brown is proposing a new pension plan for government employees, and it isn’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…

By 2015 a new fast lane will be introduced on six different Bay Area throughways, including the Bay Bridge. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is calling them “express lanes” and they’re going to replace current carpool lanes. The MTC has already approved up to $111.7 million to fund the conversion's first year…

Last night, in San Francisco's Ingleside neighborhood, a woman and a boy were sent to the hospital due to a mysterious explosion 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…

Saint Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco canceled school until next Monday after an alarming amount of students came down with the stomach flu this afternoon. Some called in sick, while other students left school when they began feeling ill. Approximately 1,500 students in the district are enrolled at the Jesuit high school…