San Bruno

5:30pm

Wed June 4, 2014
Education

Heart Wrenchers Auto Club takes women beyond the driver’s seat

Members of the Heart Wrenchers Auto Club
Jen Chien

Natasha Cronin is a first-year student in the Automotive Technology Department at Skyline College in San Bruno. She and her classmates are standing under the raised body of a dilapidated red pickup. Their task for today: to learn how this truck works by dismantling it, piece by rusty piece.

Cronin got into cars in high school, which wasn’t that long ago -- she’s 18. She says she hung out a lot with friends who were auto enthusiasts, out on the sidewalk or in the garage, watching them fix their cars. Eventually, she decided to try her own hand at it.

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10:43pm

Mon March 12, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, March 12, 2012

CNN may buy Mashable for $200 million. Mashable covers and aggregates news on social media and the Internet at large. Last August CNN bought Zite, a news app for the iPad...

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5:58pm

Mon March 12, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

San Bruno settles lawsuit with PG&E

Damage from the San Bruno PG&E pipeline explosion.
Thomas Hawk, Flickr

PG&E announced it will pay the city of San Bruno $70 million in restitution from pipeline explosion of September 2010, which killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes. Jim Ruane is the mayor of San Bruno, which has a population of about 40,000 people. KALW's Holly Kernan spoke with Ruane about what the settlement means for the city. 

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