Jaxon Van Derbeken
Police and Courts Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Public safety and investigative reporter, San Francisco Chronicle, following PG&E and Chevron stories
blog.sfgate.com — Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that he was still looking for answers about questionable steel rods that were used on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, and that it was too early to say if the $6.4 billion project would open as planned over the Labor Day weekend.
insidescoopsf.sfgate.com — Lorenzo Logoreci, a prominent San Francisco restaurateur, was cited by San Francisco police last Friday for slapping a city health inspector and faces battery charges. Logoreci, owner of Allegro Romano, a Russian Hill restaurant popular with city officials, is accused of smacking the environmental health inspector for the Department of Public Health when confronted about a violation at his new restaurant, said Carlos Manfredi, an officer with the San Francisco Police Department.
sfgate.com — State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, led the questioning of Caltrans officials about the decision-making process related to the rods, which some experts say are vulnerable because they were made with hardened steel that can crack after being galvanized in molten zinc.
kqed.org — Tara Siler, Host: The Federal Highway Administration said it will investigate why more than 30 steel seismic safety rods on the new Bay Bridge snapped when they were tightened into place -- and how the state plans to fix the problem. Bridge officials requested the federal review.
tv.msnbc.com — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news, the AP reported Monday afternoon.
sfgate.com — The federal government will investigate how Caltrans allowed more than 2,300 suspect steel rods to be installed on the new Bay Bridge eastern span and will review the agency's $10 million fix more than two dozen that have already failed, officials said Monday.
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