pandemic.jpgH1Nwhy? WHO declares pandemic; Chevron sucks; and the green movement marches on, all on Thursday, June 11.


Just when you thought it was safe to go outside again: WHO declares swine flu pandemic. ABC7

Gas company disagrees with environmental agency about things. Demonstrators prove that Chevron was really asking for it when they came up with its, “I will turn off one light switch per day,” ad campaign.CBS5, ABC7

Candidates for Police Chief are named. CBS5

Hayward PD ordered to pay $5 million for male officers’ misconduct towards female cops. Chron, CBS5

Mark Twain may have gotten it right when he said, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” ABC7

…and it’s forcing recently released school-children to sit in the cold waters of the Bay, stare up at the roiling gray clouds and ask, “Are you there God? It’s me, Recently Released School Child.” Chron


State Supreme Court upholds school integration in Berkeley. Chron

Even the Feds love to hate Muni: Bestow $150 million to floundering transit agency. ChronChron

Your daily ApocoWhat?! Scientists declare that planets will collide in 5 billion years. Oh what headlines that will make, if only there were heads around to write them. Chron


Newsom balances budget without tax hikes: Implements $117 million in new and increased fees, claims that the ‘average citizen’ doesn’t: drive cars, participate in public health programs, smoke, or love street fairs more than life itself. Examiner

You’re taking a lot of medication that you don’t even know about, and someone wants to put a stop to it. Examiner

More evidence that The Bay Area is the center of the universe: Someone in Virginia cares a lot about what happens here. Examiner

Federal Government decides that the correct number of TVs per household is two, or at least that’s how many converter boxes they’ll give you when TV goes digital on Friday. Examiner

Shockingly, Muni drivers tend to call in sick on Mondays and Fridays, unlike other people who work who prefer Tuesdays. Examiner

Muni hopes that eliminating stops will make service better. Muni is fluent in reverse psychology. Examiner


Enough said: San Francisco implements mandatory compost law. CBS5

Are the people at PETA the first ones to ever consider that horses shouldn’t be sharing the road with cars? CBS5

Body found in Sobrante Ridge Regional Reserve near Richmond CBS5

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