Friday, April 17, 2015


It's a bird. It's a train. It's probably the worst municipal logo ever to survive the 1970s.
RICHMOND | Richmond mayor says city logo ‘is incredibly ugly,’ needs replacement (San Francisco Chronicle) Mayor Tom Butt may be the most honest politician in America

CA DROUGHT | To shield tech executives, California’s biggest water users are secret (Reveal News) When the privacy of the rich supercedes the rest of us

California's Drought Grabs Headlines, But Other States Face Water Woes Too (Huffington Post) The forest for the parched trees

OAKLANDWhy these San Francisco companies are moving to Oakland (San Francisco Business Times) Low rents. Could there be any other answer?

ECONOMY | South Bay, East Bay post strong job gains during March (San Jose Mercury News) Taken with a grain of salt: East Bay has posted positive job numbers in 14 of past 15 months.

CA15 | Dems launch push to win young voters (The Hill) The future of democracy rests with Snapchat


By MW:

In regard to water usage in California, and especially since the pumping of deep well water is becoming a bigger and bigger issue, some years ago I worked in a major Bay area building that got a large percentage of its water by the SECRET use of deep well water pumping.

While that allowed the building to save huge amounts on its water bill, however since the building ownership was politically connected, therefore even if it had been reported I seriously doubt the authorities would have done anything about it.

And in fact if an employee had reported it and then the building ownership had retaliated against the whistleblower employee, most likely the paid off political hacks in judges' robes in that city's court system, and at least most of whom are nothing more than stooges and puppets on a string for Willie Brown, would have a done an "investigation," an "investigation" which would "proved" there was no retaliation against the whistleblower.

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