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SF Urban Farming Vote ... False Alarm ... Ferry Cuts


SF Supervisors Vote to Encourage Urban Farming
San Francisco Supervisors will vote today on rules to encourage urban farming. The Supervisors' vote would help by making it easier for urban farms to get permits. KQED's Lauren Sommer reports, the city's action is part of a nationwide movement.

Contra Costa Warning Siren Called a Malfunction
Emergency officials in Contra Costa County say a warning siren that went off this morning was not related to a crisis. Bay City News reports officials attribute the alarm to an unknown malfunction just after 7:00 AM. A manager for the warning system says a real emergency would have prompted an automated phone call to residents with instructions.

More Golden Gate Ferry Cutbacks
More cutbacks at the agency that runs the Golden Gate Ferry. Twelve ticket vending machines are in place at the terminals in Larkspur, Sausalito and San Francisco. Seven full-time ticket agents will lose their jobs, but Golden Gate Transit says five have been placed elsewhere.

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