Twice a month, Gerald Cochran ambles aboard a small turboprop plane and soars 355 miles from his home in Crescent City to San Francisco. The amiable 72-year-old is a member of the Golden Gate Bridge District's Board of Directors. In Fiscal Year 2013, he was reimbursed more than $23,000 for his expenses in traveling from there to here, and, once here, bunking down at a modest... More >>>