Time for Wednesday’s news digest!
- Lake County residents to vote on 1/2-cent sales tax increase to make Clear Lake clearer and cleaner. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
- Opposition rising to Warriors arena on San Francisco waterfront. [Curbed SF]
- Following San Francisco’s lead, San Mateo County supervisors are voting on banning plastic bags and setting a fee for paper bags. [San Mateo Daily Journal]
- Sonoma County supervisors approve plan to open county parkland to community gardens. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
- Petaluma voters to decided on $52/year parcel tax to pay for improvements to parks and recreation facilities. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
- San Francisco is bagging its Yellow Pages ban after a federal court trashed Seattle’s on first amendment grounds. [San Francisco Examiner]
- Sonoma County will study ways to conserve groundwater and make use of more recycled water. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
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The forecast calls for big rain this weekend from an "atmospheric river," a plume of moisture stretching thousands of miles across the Pacific and splashing onto land right smack on the Northern California coast.
With all the cold and moist days we've had lately, it's the perfect time to experience winter's tule fog, a different variety than summer's ocean-borne type.
A recent study has proven the obvious: San Francisco Bay is a major conduit for invasive species. And the biggest culprit? Cargo ships and their ballast water. Environmentalists are now pushing for new treatment requirements to stem the tide of alien species.
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