For an unknown period of time until January 2006, Walmart had been illegally dumping hazardous waste because it did not have a policy for how employees should handle that sort of garbage, federal prosecutors charged in a case first filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. The retail giant wi ... More >>
Perhaps not the best recyclableThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Sims Metal Management, a company that claims to be the largest recycler of metal and electronics in the world, to stop polluting San Francisco Bay with toxic chemicals.The EPA announced today that Sims was found d ... More >>
Dumping millions of gallons of toxic waste in the bay can land you in jail -- or worseA barge manager who dumped -- and ordered his employees to dump -- perhaps millions of gallons of toxic pollutants into San Francisco Bay off the coast of Pittsburg has received a barge load of justice. Mark Gui ... More >>
Colfax is up to its neck in sue-ageThe tiny Sierra foothill town of Colfax, home to 13,000 souls halfway between Sacramento and Reno, wouldn't seem like the obvious target for a white-shoe San Francisco law firm seeking a bonanza in inflated fees. But in a Colfax Record editorial Wednesday, ... More >>
This Valentines weekend may be your best chance to eat oysters for years to come.