All Aboard the High Speed Train

June 30, 2008 | Comments Off

By Carlyn Obringer From Carlyn’s Column As California begins planning for the 60-million population explosion expected by 2050, funding for high- speed rail appears to be off track, in a state lacking enough freeway space to accommodate such growth. Even though a bullet train speeding at 200 mph between Los Angeles and the Bay Area [...]

Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer Saturday, June 21, 2008 Frances Burks Newman, a longtime legal worker and widow of California Supreme Court Justice Frank Newman, died in a Walnut Creek hospital on June 11. She was 94. A memorial service is scheduled for Sept. 28 at the UC Berkeley Faculty Club. The family suggests memorial [...]

Michael Barnett Democratic State Central Committee of California Alameda County Democratic Central Committee Former President, Lamorinda Democratic Club We are at most one vote away from losing some of our most basic freedoms. Our last line of defense against those with no understanding of liberty lies in the Supreme Court. The membership of that court [...]

By Robert T. Klein LDC Youth Outreach Coordinator 2003-2005 14 AD Elected Delegate, DSCC UC Berkeley Student This year’s June primary was one of the most exciting Democratic Party races in recent memory.  Despite record-low turnout, every crucial Bay Area race was decided in favor of an experienced, progressive Democrat. With our help, they will [...]