Mission Valley is not a model community — but it could be.By 2050, the town that is mostly commercial in function and primarily navigated by cars should be practically unrecognizable. It’ll be a walker’s paradise and a safe haven for bicyclists. More importantly, the region will serve as the archetype of a new kind of neighborhood, one where people of varying income levels will want to ditch their cars, take the trolley and live near their jobs.Such is the dream of San Diego city planners who have crafted the Mission Valley Community Plan Update. Started in 2015, the new land-use and policy document is in its final form; it replaces a plan that’s been on the books for more than three decades and is no longer in fashion.Tuesday, City Council will vote on whether to adopt the plan and certify the associated environmental impact report. Should they do so, they’ll make room for 28,000 housing units — or more than 50,000 new residents — through a … [Read more...] about Can Mission Valley handle 50,000 more residents?
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By Gary Richards | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: July 2, 2019 at 5:22 pm | UPDATED: July 3, 2019 at 3:39 am If the billions needed to build the high-speed rail line from the Central Valley through San Jose and onto San Francisco can ever be raised, we may soon know the route for the nearly 130-mile link. The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Tuesday made recommendations for the preferred alternatives in Northern California with public meetings to begin next month and a vote in September. The price of the California bullet train project could be as high as $98.1 billion. The rail authority said the earliest trains could operate on a partial system between San Francisco and Bakersfield would be 2029 — four years later than previous projections. The full system to Los Angeles would not begin until 2033. In the San Jose to Gilroy stretch trains would use the Union Pacific Railroad corridor before continuing to a dedicated high-speed rail alignment through a … [Read more...] about Where will California’s high-speed rail stop in the Bay Area?
Candice Choi Associated Press Published 1:06 PM EDT Jul 2, 2019 New York – Coffee bars selling $3 iced lattes are popping up in high schools, helped along by dairy groups scrambling for new ways to get people to drink milk. It’s one small way the dairy industry is fighting to slow the persistent decline in U.S. milk consumption as eating habits change and rival drinks keep popping up on supermarket shelves. At a high school in North Dakota, a $5,000 grant from a dairy group helped pay for an espresso machine that makes lattes with about 8 ounces of milk each. The drinks used 530 gallons of milk this year. “We buy a lot of milk,” said Lynelle Johnson, the food service director for the Williston Public School District. It’s not clear how much coffee drinks in high schools might help boost milk consumption, or whether the concept will gain traction across the country. But with consumption of milk in the U.S. down 40 percent since 1975, the dairy … [Read more...] about To boost milk, dairy groups see hope in lattes in schools
By Mike Moffitt, SFGATE Updated 4:29 pm PST, Thursday, February 28, 2019 Students dissect a sheep heart in 7th grade science class at William Hopkins Junior High School in Fremont in this 2009 file photo. The school was named one of the state's Distinguished Schools for 2019. Scroll through to find the 20 highest-rated school districts in the Bay Area. less Students dissect a sheep heart in 7th grade science class at William Hopkins Junior High School in Fremont in this 2009 file photo. The school was named one of the state's Distinguished Schools for 2019. Scroll ... more Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle Image 1 of / 28 Caption Close Image 1 of 28 Students dissect a sheep heart in 7th grade science class at William Hopkins Junior … [Read more...] about 32 Bay Area schools on state’s ‘Distinguished’ list
By Ariella Plachta | [email protected] | Los Angeles Daily NewsPUBLISHED: January 15, 2019 at 6:43 pm | UPDATED: January 16, 2019 at 7:46 am Brenda Sandoval has already taken two days off work from her job as a receptionist at a nearby mental health clinic to support the striking teachers of Telfair Elementary School in Pacoima. Depending on how long the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike lasts, she may have to take more time off. But she’s willing to do it. “I feel that I have no choice,” said Sandoval as she juggled a UTLA protest sign in Spanish, a floral-printed umbrella and the hand of her poncho-clad first grader, Maya. “This is for the future of my children’s education.” At this LAUSD elementary school attended by many impoverished students, Sandoval is considered a privileged parent — one of the few who can miss a day’s work to keep a child at home or participate in the strike. Along the 7 a.m. picket line … [Read more...] about Tale of two LAUSD schools: Though separated by just 9 miles, effects of the strike on these campuses are far apart