Daily Digest

The Daily News reports that Cargill/DMB have gone back on their promise to build a major transportation connection to their massive Bayfill development in Redwood City, which only furthers residents’ concerns that this development will cause a major traffic nightmare in an already congested area.  Read all about it below.

The Daily News 9/1/2011
Revision to Saltworks plan renews traffic concerns
When a developer applied in May 2009 to build a mini-city on 1,400 acres of Cargill salt flats in Redwood City, one of the first things city officials did was check whether the project would create a traffic nightmare.

San Francisco Chronicle 9/1/2011
Message to America’s Cup: Don’t steal our bay
The agency that guards our bay has a message for America’s Cup organizers who want to park two dozen “superyachts” along Rincon Park on San Francisco’s waterfront in 2013: not so fast.

Santa Monica Daily Press 9/1/2011
Plastic bag ban takes effect in Santa Monica
It’s official. The long-awaited — or dreaded — plastic bag ban passed by the City Council in January takes effect today, whether you’re ready or not. According to city officials, 26 million plastic bags get used each year in Santa Monica alone, contributing not only to the city’s carbon footprint, but to the bags that foul up local beaches and devastate marine life.

Hercules Patch 8/30/2011
Plastic Bags Beware: City Moves Closer to Single-Use Ban
Single-use plastic bags could be a thing of the past for Hercules retailers if the city continues to move toward banning the bags from businesses.