Thu, Feb 10, 2011 -- 9:04 AM
Delta Investigation ... Brown Approval Rating Mixed ... America's Cup To-Do List ... Sports Roundup
EPA to Launch Investigation into Urban Pollution in San Joaquin Delta
The Environmental Protection Agency is launching an investigation under the Clean Water Act into the San Joaquin Delta. Officials plan to focus partly on pollutants from urban areas. Public comment begins online in about a week.
Many Californians Still Undecided About Governor's Performance
It seems that Californians have not yet formed an opinion of Governor Jerry Brown's job performance so far. A new survey from the Public Policy Institute of California shows that half of respondents across the state don't know if they approve of him at this point. 34% approve and 17% disapprove. Brown rates highest in the Bay Area, where 43% of residents approve.
Big 'To-Do' List Before America's Cup Race
San Francisco has plenty of work ahead to prepare for the America's Cup. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the to-do list released yesterday includes fixing up eight piers, dredging channels, building large video screens, and raising more than a quarter billion dollars from sponsors.
Also in sports, the Warriors beat Denver 116 to 114. Golden State held on after the Nuggets missed a shot in the game's final seconds. The Sacramento Kings lost to the Dallas Mavericks 102 to 100. Dallas has won ten in a row; Sacramento has lost four in a row. In hockey, the San Jose Sharks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2.