Tuesday, September 02, 2014

California's Response to Climate Change

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists interviews Jerry Brown: (PDF file: goes behind paywall in 2 weeks) http://buff.ly/Y9aK2R

San Francisco's Chinatown hopes return of St. Mary’s Square project will retain traditional feel

- SF Examiner http://buff.ly/W7aekj

Intentional Forgetfulness Marks Myanmar’s Controversial Census

- The Diplomat http://buff.ly/1rhxtnR

Thousands of Bay Area apartments vulnerable to quakes

- SJ Mercury News http://buff.ly/1rhwZhs

California Voter and Party Profiles: More Voters, Fewer Partisans, and Increasing Regional Divide

- Fox&Hounds  http://buff.ly/1w3XxDB

Redwood City Land Rush May Prompt Caps

- SF Business Times http://buff.ly/1qmxM0C

Does S.F. Need Nine Golf Courses During This Drought?

-SFWeekly http://buff.ly/1x7NxNC

China has more shale gas than any other country. But getting it out of the ground could be disastrous

- Quartz http://buff.ly/Y9E1ui

Monday, September 01, 2014

19 new cases of dengue fever in Tokyo. Ouch.

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20140901p2g00m0dm056000c.html

Hate Speech in Japan: The Liberal Dilemma

http://www.japansubculture.com/the-united-nations-hates-japans-hate-speech-indifference/

Hong Kong on Edge

http://thediplomat.com/2014/09/hong-kong-on-edge/

Why doesn't California build big dams any more?

http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_26444134/california-drought-why-doesnt-california-build-big-dams

Protecting homes central to both sides of landlord-tenant battle

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Protecting-homes-central-to-both-sides-of-5725875.php

California a testing ground for new labor organizing strategies

http://www.scpr.org/news/2014/09/01/46370/could-california-s-labor-organizing-strategies-wor/

Bayer may build a $100 million project in Berkeley

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/biotech/2014/08/bayer-hemophilia-kogenate-berkeley-testing.html?page=all

Gardena: The Making of a Transnational Suburb

http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures/columns/intersections/redefining-asian-america-japanese-americans-gardena-and-the-making-of-a-transnational-suburb.html

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Japan’s Most Infamous Toy Robot Thief Confesses: “I stole it & sold it to buy monster dolls”

http://www.japansubculture.com/japans-most-infamous-toy-robot-thief-confesses-i-stole-it-sold-it-to-buy-monster-dolls/

Casualties of Cyber Warfare: Tech Workers as Unlawful Combatants

http://thediplomat.com/2014/08/casualties-of-cyber-warfare/

Apparently, Joe Arpaio Gave Away Arizona to China

https://beta.cironline.org/investigations/data-breach-mystery-leads-from-arizona-counterterrorism-site-to-china/

Uber's "Sloggers": 21st Century Selous Scouts?

http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/26/6067663/this-is-ubers-playbook-for-sabotaging-lyft

CA smartphone “kill switch” law shows the government’s increased understanding of tech

http://pando.com/2014/08/26/ca-smartphone-kill-switch-law-shows-the-governments-increased-understanding-of-tech/

BART's Earthquake Early Warning System Could Have Broader Applications

http://sfappeal.com/2014/08/barts-earthquake-early-warning-system-could-have-broader-applications/

CA Kill Switch Law: Buyer's Remorse?

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/new-ca-kill-switch-law-stirs-free-speech-debate/Content?oid=2885303

Aaron Betsky to San Francisco: I Told You So

http://www.architectmagazine.com/architecture/using-geography-to-accommodate-growth-a-proposal-for-san-franciscos-developments_o.aspx?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=jump&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ANW_082514&day=2014-08-25

Monday, August 25, 2014

James Fallows Opens the CA High Speed Rail Mailbag

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/08/high-speed-rail-more-questions/379046/

BEIJING: Chinese women use theater to push back against pressure to marry young | Asia | McClatchy DC

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/08/15/236627/chinese-women-use-theater-to-push.html?sp=/99/117/551/

Napa Quake Bill: $1 Billion Plus. Yes, Really.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-napa-earthquake-damage-cost-20140825-story.html

Napa earthquake seen as 'reality check' to Bay Area road, bridge and water operators

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_26404408/napa-quake-seen-reality-check-bay-area-road

3 things on San Francisco's earthquake to-do list

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2014/08/25/san-francisco-earthquake-soft-story-schools-facade.html?page=all

The Presidio Tries Again

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/place/article/Competing-visions-for-a-new-Presidio-landscape-to-5709485.php#photo-6767063

China Is Forcing Its Biggest Cantonese-Speaking Region To Speak Mandarin

http://www.businessinsider.com/china-is-forcing-its-biggest-cantonese-speaking-region-to-speak-mandarin-2014-8?utm_content=bufferfc0ed&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Murdoch Pubs in Australia Losing Money, Are Butthurt That Others Know

http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s4074229.htm