A panel in San Francisco at the Herbst Theater on Wednesday was a galvanizing point for local progressives who, though seemingly defeated, have been searching for a way to legally fight back against the alt-right.
The Chronicle's KEVIN FAGAN: "With Republicans firmly in command of Congress, the White House and about one-third of all state legislatures, it would be easy for an overwhelmingly left-wing crowd gathered in San Francisco Wednesday night to feel like the political equivalent of crushed bugs. Or at least voiceless ones."
"Forget that, insisted the panel of political activists and experts they came to see at the Herbst Theater in a presentation entitled “Can the Trump Resistance Grow Beyond Protest?”"
Sacramento's leadership has offered up the local streets as testing gorunds for driverless vehicles.
Sacramento Bee's TONY BIZJAK: "Sacramento stepped up its push to become a national testing ground for driverless cars Wednesday, holding a private meeting downtown with automakers and technology company representatives, then calling a press conference to say Sacramento is hungry to be an robot car leader."
"Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Rep. Doris Matsui convened an invitation-only group of several dozen manufacturers, entrepreneurs, regulators and business community members to offer its streets as a proving ground for the technology that many say will revolutionize driving in the next few decades."
"One of those leaders, Kings managing partner and former tech CEO Vivek Ranadive, said he feels that Sacramento is in a race with other communities, some of whom, including San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Phoenix, already have autonomous test cars on their streets."
Jerry Brown's administration has been criticized for withholding Oroville dam's administrative records.
The Chronicle's STAFF: "Having barely succeeded in holding back floodwaters, state officials have turned their attention to holding back information. Gov. Jerry Brown administration’s suppression of records related to the wobbly Oroville Dam has been rightly criticized by legislators, local officials and journalists."
"Since the dam’s crumbling spillways forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate downstream areas amid heavy winter rains, the Department of Water Resources has become increasingly reluctant to release information about the structure’s weaknesses and planned repairs. Even as the state prepared to spend $275 million in public funds to repair the nation’s tallest dam, officials cited security concerns and antiterrorism regulations to keep contract, inspection and other records from reporters and the public."