Taxes, Warriors and groundwater

October 24, 2012

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]
About the Author

Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.