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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

sfgate.com — “This bill is a step in the right direction - it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself,” Brown said in a statement Tuesday. SB270 provides $2 million in competitive loans to help plastic bag manufacturers convert their operations to produce reusable bags.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @SFGate: California is officially the first state in the nation to ban plastic bags. sfg.ly/1wUTMRi pic.twitter.com/sVNTQNUcwj

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RT @suzyesp: Ban means no plastic bags at groceries, pharmacies by Jul 2015. Convenience & liquor stores/Jul 2016 sfgate.com/politics/artic… @M…

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RT @suzyesp: Ban means no plastic bags at groceries, pharmacies by Jul 2015. Convenience & liquor stores/Jul 2016 sfgate.com/politics/artic… @M…

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Adam Dunn not in A’s wild-card lineup; Geovany Soto is catching

blog.sfgate.com — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Kauffman Stadium The A's lineup hasn't been posted yet, but I've heard it is the same as Sunday's but with Adam Dunn out and Sam Fuld in; Fuld is in left and Brandon Moss is DHing.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @susanslusser: A closer look at decision not to put Adam Dunn in #Athletics wild-card lineup: blog.sfgate.com/athletics/2014… And yes, Soto is catching.

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RT @susanslusser: A closer look at decision not to put Adam Dunn in #Athletics wild-card lineup: blog.sfgate.com/athletics/2014… And yes, Soto is catching.

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Brown signs bills related to Isla Vista and Santa Rosa gun tragedies

sfgate.com — SACRAMENTO â€" Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills Tuesday written in response to gun tragedies that shook up Northern California: the Isla Vista shooting rampage by a UC Santa Barbara student and the Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy shooting of a boy with a toy gun. Sen.

Gov. Brown signs limo safety bill after bridge tragedy

sfgate.com — In the wake of a limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge that trapped and killed a bride and four other women, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday that he had signed legislation requiring fire extinguishers on board and inspections by the California Highway Patrol.

New law lets state reopen Martins Beach to public if property owner refuses to do so

sfgate.com — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that allows the state to forcibly open a public access road to Martins Beach if the property owner fails to voluntarily restore public access to the picturesque cove popular with surfers near Half Moon Bay.
Sep 30, 2014

wreaks of silicon valley arrogance. vinod khosla told to stop blocking access to public road leading to public beach sfg.ly/1xyR5be

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New law lets state reopen Martins Beach to public if property owner refuses to do so, writes @pfimrite sfchronicle.com/news/article/N…

Netflix’s Reed Hastings now one of biggest donors to CA water bond measure

blog.sfgate.com — Netflix CEO and co-founder -- and newly-minted billionaire -- Reed Hastings is flexing his political muscle in California. He just became the third-largest donor to the Proposition 1 (water bond) and Proposition 2 (rainy day fund) combo plate pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Hastings has dropped $250

Microsoft previews features in Windows 10

blog.sfgate.com — Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled its new operating system, Windows 10. The company said Windows 10 improves upon past generations of Windows for today's business clients who store data in the cloud and are increasingly using their smart phones and tablets to do work. It could run across

Power of Feinstein, Boxer hinges on red-leaning Senate races

sfgate.com — The outcome of a handful of too-close-to-call Senate races in November â€" including one where the Democratic Party isn’t even fielding a candidate â€" will determine whether Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are still shaping the national debate on terrorism and climate change next year.

Hashtag fail: Dear jurors, please stop live-tweeting your #juryduty

blog.sfgate.com — Twitter, with its ability to organize related tweets using hashtags, has impacted the world in profound ways. In places like Tahrir Square and Ferguson, people have used hashtags to efficiently and powerfully broadcast their experiences to the world at large. But for all the momentous events

A’s, Royals wild-card game: rosters, umpires, broadcasters, preview stories

blog.sfgate.com — A'S Pitchers: Fernando Abad, Ryan Cook, Sean Doolittle, Luke Gregerson, Jason Hammel, Jon Lester, Dan Otero, Drew Pomeranz. Catchers: Derek Norris, Geovany Soto, Stephen Vogt (first baseman, outfielder). Infielders: Alberto Callaspo, Josh Donaldson, Adam Dunn (DH), Nate Freiman, Jed Lowrie, Brandon Moss, Andy Parrino, Nick Punto, Eric Sogard.
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RT @JohnSheaHey: #athletics-#royals wild-card preview: rosters, umpires, announcers, advance stories via @sfgate (Shea Hey blog): blog.sfgate.com/johnshea/2014/…

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#athletics-#royals wild-card preview: rosters, umpires, announcers, advance stories via @sfgate (Shea Hey blog): blog.sfgate.com/johnshea/2014/…

Locker-room drama: Boone defends Harbaugh; Crabtree chimes in

blog.sfgate.com — It appears safe to cross Alex Boone off your list of unnamed source suspects. On Monday, the 49ers right guard passionately defended Jim Harbaugh on the heels of a report asserting players no longer want him to be their head coach. "I know for a fact that everyone loves Harbaugh," Boone said on 95.7 The Game.

More young adults still living at home

blog.sfgate.com — Despite an improving economy, young adults are still reluctant to strike out on their own. Two key measures of housing demand -- the headship rate and the home ownership rate -- continued to drop among 25- to 34-year olds between 2012 and 2013, according to a study released Tuesday by Fannie Mae.

Sean Parker gives $100 K to CA ballot measure to cut prison time for drug crimes

blog.sfgate.com — Big tech money is starting to roll into California's ballot measures.
Sep 30, 2014

Big Tech political $$ rolling in: VC Sean Parker gives $100K to CA Prop 47 to cut prison time blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2014… @cmarinucci @MapLight

Eric O’Flaherty out, but A’s roster includes Hammel, Burns

blog.sfgate.com — From Chronicle staff writer Susan Slusser in Kansas City As I wrote in this morning's Chronicle might be the case, left-handed reliever Eric O'Flaherty was left off today's wild-card roster. He is coming back from Tommy John surgery and he wasn't available during the series at

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 30

sfgate.com — Regarding “S.F., L.A. take aim at ride services” (Sept. 26) on Uber, Sidecar and Lyft: Kudos to the San Francisco and Los Angeles district attorneys for finally confronting this issue.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @SpenceWhitney: Ride-sharing services #Uber, #Lyft and #Sidecar were the topic of discussion in today's #Letters to the Editor: bit.ly/1mNmra0

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