Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Intensifying ocean acidity from carbon emissions hitting Pacific shellfish industry

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/intensifying-ocean-acidity-from-carbon-emissions-hitting-pacific-shellfish-industry-20140731-zyrg6.html

Urbanization Drive to Spur Hukou Reform

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/31/world/asia/with-urbanization-as-goal-china-moves-to-change-registration-rules.html?ref=world

Bilingual education could make a comeback in CA

http://edsource.org/2014/bilingual-education-could-make-a-comeback/65474#.U9l6yWK9KSN

Steyer to fight delay of vehicle fuels in CA cap-and-trade system

http://www.latimes.com/local/politics/la-me-pol-steyer-20140730-story.html

'Renters are sobbing' as Silicon Valley rents rise $390 a month since 2012

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2014/07/30/renters-are-sobbing-as-silicon-valley-rents-rise.html?page=all

California cities don’t fare well in recovery rankings

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/07/30/6593495/california-cities-dont-fare-well.html#mi_rss=Capitol%20Alert

Alameda approves plan for new housing, offices and parks on 150 waterfront acres - San Francisco Business Times

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/real-estate/2014/07/alameda-point-waterfront-plan-housing-offices-park.html

S.F. supes put housing goals, minimum wage hike on ballot

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/S-F-supes-put-housing-goals-minimum-wage-hike-5655747.php

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jerry Brown calls wait times at Tijuana border crossing ‘unconscionable’

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/07/29/6590038/jerry-brown-calls-wait-times-at.html

PG&E hit with new federal felony charges in San Bruno explosion

http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_26239670/pg-e-hit-new-federal-felony-charges-san

Aegis, Missile Defense and the US Asia Pivot

http://thediplomat.com/2014/07/aegis-missile-defense-and-the-us-pivot/

SF's Taxicab Plantation Economy is Failing

http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/deep-in-debt-desoto-goes-rogue/Content?oid=3033436

Australian Social media users could be charged for sharing new Wikileaks story

http://www.theage.com.au/national/social-media-users-could-be-charged-for-sharing-wikileaks-story-20140730-zye0b.html

Developer faces massive battle over 16th Street BART housing project

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/real-estate/2014/07/16th-street-bart-housing-project-maximus-mission.html

Is Japan sinking further into 'Aum-ification'?

A string of recent tragedies in Japan gives the impression of a whole new level of severance between the mind and what used to pass for reality. 

The Japan Times

Prop M 1986 S.F. law in play again as tech's hunger for offices grows



San Francisco Planning Director John Rahaim has one request: Don't call it a beauty contest.
from SFGate  http://buff.ly/1rYpImM

Monday, July 28, 2014

Heat on ALP leader Daniel Andrews over leaked tapes

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/heat-on-alp-leader-daniel-andrews-over-leaked-tapes/story-fni0fit3-1227005000107

China is using its immense commercial fishing fleet as a surrogate navy

http://qz.com/241201/china-is-using-its-immense-commercial-fishing-fleet-as-a-surrogate-navy/

Will the Brics bank shift the balance of power?

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/poll/2014/jul/25/brics-bank-world-bank-power

Japan's culture of overtime thwarts Abe's plans for more working moms

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/29/national/social-issues/japans-mmidnight-hours-thwart-abes-plans-working-moms/

Winners and losers in the great Chinese rebalancing

http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21608749-slowing-investment-and-resilient-consumption-china-are-changing-asias-economic

Strategic seafood supply drives South China Sea push

http://www.therakyatpost.com/business/2014/07/28/seafood-strategic-china/

Yuriko Kioke on the New Realpolitik Toward Russia and China

http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/facing-new-neutrality-test?singlepage=true

HADR and US-China Military Cooperation

http://thediplomat.com/2014/07/hadr-and-us-china-military-cooperation/

Thursday, July 24, 2014

LA Times in Limbo?

http://capitolweekly.net/times-spin-off-tribune-unknown-journalism-digital-future/

Cost An Issue in Environmental Friendly CA

http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2014/07/costs-issue-environmental-friendly-ca/

Majority of Voters in New Poll Pick Brown for Another Term

http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/23/Jerry-Brown-over-Neel-Kashkari-in-latest-poll/

$3 million OKd to pay for string of Bay Bridge fixes

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/3-million-OKd-to-pay-for-string-of-Bay-Bridge-5644882.php

Water restrictions backed by 75 percent of Californians, new poll says

http://www.mercurynews.com/drought/ci_26206669/new-poll-75-percent-californians-support-local-mandatory

RICO Charges, Can of Worms May Make Yee Case Whole New Kettle of Fish

http://sfappeal.com/2014/07/as-rumors-of-new-indictment-swirl-in-leland-yee-case-lawyer-demands-documents-connecting-sf-officials-to-investigation/

San Francisco property owners rip house flippers tax on November ballot

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2014/07/24/san-francisco-property-owners-house-flippers.html

Landlords challenge S.F.'s new law on evictions

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Landlords-challenge-S-F-s-new-law-on-evictions-5644343.php