Newsom and me at a past Bike to Work Day.
While other U.S. cities pedal forward with smart policies to encouraging bicycling -- the cheapest, easiest and greenest of the transportation options besides walking -- San Francisco continues to lag as we move toward annual Bike to Work Day on May 15. Read more »
They say money talks. So what does Lennar's latest campaign expenditures tell you?
One day after our latest article about Lennar’s plans to takeover the Bayview came out, the developer’s most recent campaign filings show that between March 18 and April 19, Lennar Homes spent another million dollars to influence the Battle for the Bayview.
To date, this an out-of-state developer has spent a total of $2.23 million to defeat Prop. Read more »
Photo by Peter Grigsby, Office of Governor Schwarzenegger.
After meeting with Sen. Carole Migden and other elected officials and activists concerned about the health implications of plans for aerial spraying designed to eradicate the crop-threatening light brown apple moth, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today delayed the spraying pending additional testing. Read more »
You might remember local political cog Annemarie Conroy from such films as The Career Hack and How to Get Inexplicably Bigger Job Titles in San Francisco Without Real Credentials. After disappearing for a while, she's back. Joe Russoniello, U.S. Read more »
Happy Earth Day everyone! Here's a little present for you to print out and hang on your fridge.
GOOD Magazine put together a very handy guide to the big bad corporations that have co-opted the natural food companies you know and love. It's sad, folks. Some, like the Odwalla-Coca Cola connection aren't breaking news, but man, I didn't know Dagoba was in bed with Hershey. Read more »
As we celebrate Earth Day in this era of all things green, it's worth contemplating whether our enviro-guilt has gotten the better of our skepticism and critical thinking. Is "Green=Good" our sole metric these days, making us susceptible to self-serving spin from our politicians and corporations? After all, our Governator seems to have gone from bad to good simply by donning verdant armor and signing a landmark global warming measure that he long fought and watered down. Read more »
In January of 2007, we brought you the story of a Silicone Valley company called Mercury Interactive, which was trying to bar media access to a detailed civil court complaint filed by shareholders against the company.
Mercury Interactive for months has been waste deep in the stock options backdating scandal, defined in the simplest terms possible as a version of card counting in which c Read more »
After an epic five-week trip to Bolivia and Peru, I'm back manning the news desk here at the Guardian and trying to catch up on what's happening. And it seems the biggest things that have changed in my absence are my perspective and energy levels. Read more »