Daily Digest

“The San Francisco Bay salt ponds in which Cargill’s proposed new city would be built was once wetlands, and could still be turned into around 1,400 acres of wetlands,” writes Henry Ruehl, as he lists many critiques of Cargill’s development in The Daily Journal. Plus, Hermosa Beach passes a polystyrene ban. And as San Francisco prepares to celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary, the Chronicle shares some favorite historical photos.

San Mateo Daily Journal 3/29/2012
OP-ED: Development on the Bay: A bad idea
I have noticed that the developers behind Cargill’s proposed “Saltworks” project in Redwood City prefer to talk about their plans without mentioning the San Francisco Bay itself. While I don’t work in the construction or real estate industries, I do know that the favorite slogan of Realtors is “Location, location, location.” I therefore believe that to talk about a development of this magnitude requires some coverage of the proposed location.

The Daily Breeze 3/28/2012
Hermosa Beach bans polystyrene food containers after boisterous debate
The Hermosa Beach City Council narrowly approved a ban on polystyrene food packaging Tuesday night after a boisterous debate that lasted more than two hours.

San Francisco Chronicle 3/29/2012
Send us your Golden Gate Bridge photos!
This week’s Let’s Go to the Morgue! comes from the Golden Gate Bridge files. I looked at several hundred archived bridge images in the Chronicle photo morgue earlier this week, and picked the 16 that carried the most emotional impact for me. Thirteen are in the gallery above and three more are below.
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