• Issue of  
  • Wednesday,
    Oct 7, 2009
Digital Edition


  • Government & Politics
  • Public warning system to support earthquake drill

    San Francisco’s outdoor public warning system will be used to guide workers, residents and visitors through a mass earthquake training drill scheduled next week.

    The Great California Shakeout is an earthquake training exercise scheduled to take place at 10:15 a.m. on Oct 15, two days before the 20th anniversary of the deadly 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake.

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  • Government & Politics
  • SF power changes charging forward

    Next Friday, a key a vote is expected to take place that would authorize the issuance of a request for proposals for Community Choice Aggregation, commonly referred to as CleanPowerSF, a city effort underway to supply cleaner power, more energy created by renewable resources like wind, to customers than is currently supplied.

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  • Peninsula
  • Millbrae home boasts chic landscape

    Bold can be beautiful, and with a striking modern house, it pays to take dramatic license with the garden.

    That’s what John Merten of Studio Green Landscape Architects did with a striking residence in Millbrae.

    The owners, avid collectors of contemporary, midcentury furniture, wanted clarity and spare, clean lines in the garden.

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  • Other News
  • SF gets $10M from feds for solar projects

    San Francisco has received $10 million in federal stimulus funding to boost solar energy usage in The City, it was announced today.

    The City was one of 16 municipalities nationwide to receive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for solar projects, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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  • Other News
  • 3 killed in 2 earlymorning incidents in Oakland

    Oakland police are investigating three deaths that stemmed from two separate incidents this morning, police spokesman Officer Jeff Thomason said.

    The first occurred at about 5:15 a.m. when officers were called to the 4500 block of Penniman Avenue, where they found a female critically injured, Thomason said. She has since died.

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  • Other News
  • Gov. recalls community college days

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who began his U.S. education at a city college, told a gathering of community college trustees today in San Francisco that the schools will play a vital role in the nation's economic recovery.

    Schwarzenegger spoke at the 40th annual Association of Community College Trustees Leadership Congress at the Hilton hotel in downtown San Francisco.

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  • Other News
  • Lukewarm support for rookie Crabtree

    Bay Area football fans appear grudgingly pleased with the 49ers’ signing of Michael Crabtree, hailing the news as a boon to the team while grumbling about the top draft pick’s lengthy holdout in contract negotiations.

    The 49ers reached a deal with the wide receiver early Wednesday after a monthslong stalemate. In July, Crabtree turned down a $20 million, five-year deal.

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  • Other News
  • Pen cities gear up for Make A Difference Day

    On Oct. 24, San Mateo County residents have the chance to clean up communities and collect food donations.

    The projects are part of National Make a Difference Day, which aims to encourage and recruit volunteers to help out in their communities.

    There’s a wide range of volunteer events taking place on the Peninsula, including coastal cleanups and graffiti removal.

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  • Other Arts
  • Good Sunday Oct. 11, 2009

    The Kids Are All Right
    By Liz, Diana, Dan and Amanda Welch ($24.99)
    The unique memoir, told in alternating voices by four siblings who lost their parents when they were children, is a story of courage, survival and unconditional love. Liz and Dan will be signing copies at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., San Francisco.

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Nation & World

  • Nation
  • Goldman Sachs, Obama, Geithner, and 'special interests'

    The cynics, and the lobbyists, and the special interests who've turned our government into a game only they can afford to play. They write the checks and you get stuck with the bills, they get the access while you get to write a letter; they think they own this government, but we're here today to take it back. The time for that politics is over.

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