Bay Area Counties Order Preemptive Shutdown as Covid Patients Fill ICUs

Five San Francisco Bay Area counties announced Friday their jurisdictions will voluntarily implement California Governor Gavin Newsom’s regional stay-at-home order this weekend, moving earlier than required to enact restrictions in order to curb transmission of Covid-19 before health care systems become overwhelmed.

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Hazardous Waste

A federal court in California ruled that a resident of the Marina district in San Francisco may pursue his claim under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act against Pacific Gas and Electric relating to hazardous waste left in the area by the company’s plants 100 years ago. The man has standing to sue based on his “recreational and aesthetic interests.”

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