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By Bob Egelko

San Francisco Chronicle

April 28, 2023



By Dan Brekke

KQED Radio

Last week's announcement that BART intends to nearly triple the budget for its inspector general is unlikely to end the long-running battle over how much power the office, set up several years ago to guard against waste, fraud and abuse at the agency, should enjoy.

By Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards |

PUBLISHED: April 16, 2022 at 5:30 a.m. | UPDATED: April 18, 2022 at 3:17 a.m.

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision last week to require Californians to wear face coverings in indoor public places — and outside when they can’t physically distance — was a smart move that will save lives and help reopen the economy safely.

State Sen. Steve Glazer and Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan proposed legislation Wednesday that would require cellphone companies to provide at least 72 hours of backup power at cell towers.

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