San Jose Unified Allows Teachers To Work From Home In Last-Minute Reversal

Under the new agreement, teachers must submit a form and register their decision to work from home beforehand. The decision is final and teachers cannot return to campus, but would be allowed to retrieve items. Teachers who fail to perform their duties while working from home could face discipline, including pay reduction.

Full quantum of Tungabhadra water for Anantapur still a distant dream

Anantapur district getting the full complement of its share of water from the Inter-State irrigation project Tungabhadra Dam at Hospet might remain a distant dream with all the modernisation works that were taken up on the High-Level Main Canal (HLC) at an estimated cost of ₹470 crore in 2008 have been pre-closed by the State […]

San Quentin officials ignored coronavirus guidance from top Marin County health officer, letter says

CDCR letter to Kings County DPH, June 5, 2020 (PDF) CDCR letter to Kings County DPH, June 5, 2020 (Text) This stance was a reversal of previous protocol, Willis told The Chronicle. Marin County public health officials have historically had influence over San Quentin’s health responses: They’ve successfully issued past orders on flu vaccines, and […]

San Francisco Supervisors Approve Housing Development At Balboa Reservoir Site

“San Francisco is still in the midst of a housing shortage, and we need to continue to build more homes throughout the entire city,” Mayor Breed said in a press release. “The Balboa Reservoir housing project will create over a thousand new homes for families, for workers, and for teachers, while also providing much-needed open […]

With or without Donovan Solano, Giants’ defense ‘isn’t good enough’

“It was just something he wanted to address, and we’re getting out front of it,” Kapler said. “It wasn’t concerning enough early in the game for us to get him out of there. He was able to perform all the way through the end of the game.”

What will it take for cities to get rid of natural gas?

Installing new gas infrastructure can’t fully eliminate the risks of the technology and doesn’t solve the climate problem. And yet major investment is happening, including in Baltimore. “There are huge expenses planned to replace leaky pipes with brand new pipes, which would have a very long useful life and presumably some expectation that they’re going […]

Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: August 9-10

1:15 p.m. Newsom sidesteps question on California health officer’s resignation: Gov. Gavin Newsom declined to go into detail on what led to the Sunday resignation of Dr. Sonia Angell, the state’s top health officer and director of the California Department of Public Health. “I try not to have personnel conversation in public, I don’t know […]

S.F. quesabirria favorite Tacos El Patron opening restaurant for saucy guisados

Before the coronavirus, business was booming at Tacos El Patron with lines regularly snaking out the door. Pineda leased a spot nearby as a prep kitchen to keep up with the demand. But a week after signing, shelter-in-place orders hit the Bay Area. Pineda couldn’t get out of the lease, so he decided to try […]

Study reveals one third of Houston roads are in poor condition, but we already knew that

CoPilot detailed their methodology and results, and came to the conclusion that, “among U.S. urban areas with more than 100,000 people, there is a negative correlation between the percentage of roads in poor condition and the number of miles per day people travel. In other words, people tend to drive more in cities with better […]

Lessons in survival / Once homeless in the Tenderloin, teacher Diana Grippo uses struggle with bipolar disorder to help kids

Her past was a secret at the schools and at the two technology companies, Intel and Saba, where she worked in marketing and communications through most of the 1990s. A teacher at heart, she started thinking about the media mentor program while working at Intel. She believed that she could, by exploiting kids’ interest in […]