Lewis Fong didn’t know what was happening next to his office building in summer 2007, only that it involved a lot of dirt. About the series Amid charges of fraud and mismanagement in the cleanup of San Francisco’s toxic shipyard, The Chronicle is interviewing people who worked there and digging into public records, trying to determine what happened and why. Read more of our Dangerous Ground reporting here. “Just dirt,” Fong recalled recently. “Mounds and mounds.” The dirt sat in a giant yard surrounded by a chain-link fence. Trucks kept dumping soil inside, spewing clouds of dust, “truck after truck.” At the time, Fong, a San Francisco police officer, was one of more than 100 police employees stationed at Building 606, a warehouse in the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. The city has leased Building 606 from the Navy since 1997, using it as a training base and headquarters for units that require a lot of space (SWAT, K-9, the crime … [Read more...] about Left in the dirt
Police stress and the effects on the family
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are you … [Read more...] about Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why?
Zoë Bernard, provided by Published 5:53 am PDT, Sunday, September 16, 2018 Participants attend Burning Man 2018, the largest outdoor arts festival in North America, in the Black Rock Desert of Gerlach, Nev. Participants attend Burning Man 2018, the largest outdoor arts festival in North America, in the Black Rock Desert of Gerlach, Nev. Photo: Sidney Erthal / Burning Man 'In every lifetime I will find you' by Michael Benisty, Love and Unity was one of the art installations at Burning Man 2018. The annual event's art theme this year was I, Robot. 'In every lifetime I will find you' by Michael Benisty, Love and Unity was one of the art installations at Burning Man 2018. The annual event's art theme this year was I, Robot. Photo: Jane Hu / Burning Man Participants watch the Burning of the Man which marks the end of Burning Man 2018, the … [Read more...] about The orgies are lame. The sun is unforgiving. There’s 70,000 people partying on ‘the playa’: What it’s like going to Burning Man for the first time
President attends concert marking Vietnam – Japan diplomatic ties At the concert President Tran Dai Quang and his spouse attended a concert at Hanoi Opera House on September 7, as part of celebrations of the 45th anniversary of Vietnam – Japan diplomatic ties. The concert was performed by Japan’s leading symphony orchestra NHK, which performs 120 concerts around the world and frequently appears on radio channels in many countries across Europe, America and Asia. The presence of the Vietnamese State leader and his spouse at the concert reflected Vietnam’s respect for Vietnam – Japan ties, and reciprocated the Japanese Emperor and Empress’s attendance at the ceremony marking the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties held on the occasion of the Vietnamese President’s State visit to Japan from May 29 – June 2, as well as their presence at the concert performed by the Vietnamese national symphony orchestra in Japan … [Read more...] about Governments News 8/9
Nawaplastic still hungry for Binh Minh Plastic shares Owning a dominant stake in Binh Minh Plastic (BMP) did not quench Nawaplastic Industry Co., Ltd. (Nawaplastic)’s thirst for BMP shares. Most recently, Nawaplastic registered to buy an additional 1.17 million BMP shares to increase its holding to 44.525 million shares, equalling 54.39 per cent of the charter capital. The transaction is expected to occur between June18 and July16. The registered share volume is the remaining part of the 2.86 million shares that Nawaplastic failed to buy during previous transactions. Notably, Nawaplastic registered to buy 2.86 million BMP shares during transactions on May 14-June 12, however, the Thai investor ended up buying 1.69 million of the registered shares as BMP did not match Nawaplastic’s target price. BMP manufactures and trades civil and industrial products made of plastic and rubber. The company also designs, manufactures, and trades in plastic moulds for the casting industry; … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 19/6