“Several portions of legislation passed by voters to give The City more bargaining leverage with Muni operators have been overturned by the California Public Employment Relations Board.”
Judge strikes down portions of voter-approved S.F. transit labor bargaining measure [Ex]

“Anthony Pirone is accused of collecting unemployment checks from the state for about seven months despite having a job. Pirone is serving in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. His criminal case has been delayed until next year.”
BART Police Officer Fired For Role In Oscar Grant Shooting Accused Of Unemployment Fraud [CBS5]

“After Caltrans banned the galvanized, high-strength bolts, it did nothing to prevent them from being put in place on the eastern span starting in 2008. Instead, it took what agency officials now acknowledge were inadequate steps to guard against the danger that led Caltrans to ban the alloy – cracking.”
Banned bolts on Bay Bridge total over 2,300 [Chron]

“The SFMTA expects to have the protected bike lane on Oak Street and the Market Street bicycle counter ready on Bike to Work Day — next Thursday, May 9 — according to agency staff.”
SFMTA Aiming to Install Oak Bike Lane By Bike to Work Day [Streetsblog]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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