Friday - Feb 22, 2019

Latin Briefs

  • Researchers learn how bleach kills bacteria

    by the University of Michigan

    ANN ARBOR, Michigan.— Developed more than 200 years ago and found in households around the world, chlorine bleach is among the most widely used disinfectants, yet scientists never have understood exactly how the familiar product kills bacteria. New research from the University of Michigan, however, reveals key details in the process by which bleach works its antimicrobial magic.

  • Pollution watchdog warns against holiday sewage spills

    by El Reportero Staff

    San Francisco Bay keeper, a Bay Area pollution watchdog, said the runoff produced from holiday foods cause winter season sewage spills.

    Foods with a high amount of fat, oil and grease deposit much of it down the drain during the cleanup of dishes, p-ans and fryers. These substances then solidify into sewage clogs that can cause sewage to backup into neighborhoods, Baykeeper said.

    Backups can cause untreated sewage to fl ow into storm drains and local creeks out into San Francisco Bay, they added.

  • Vigía de la contaminación advierte contra los derrames de agua

    por el personal de El Reportero

    San Francisco Bay keeper, un vigía de la contaminación del Area de la Bahía, dijo que los residuos líquidos producidos por la comida de las fi estas causan derrames de la temporada invernal.

    La comida con grandes cantidades de grasa, aceite y depósitos de éstos, caen engran parte por el resumidero durante la limpieza de platos y sartenes. Estas substancias luego se solidifi can y producen atascos en los resumideros que pueden acumularse en los vecindarios, dijo Baykeeper.

  • Utility ladder legislation reaches the S.F. Board of Supervisors

    by El Reportero Staff

    Legislation that would require property owners to remove or replace wooden utility ladders from their buildings was passed to the Board of Supervisors on Oct. 27.

    The Board received the legislation after unanimous support from the Building Inspection Commission Supervisor for San Francisco’s District 1 Jake McGoldrick voiced his support for the legislation. McGoldrick spoke before the Land Use Committee on Oct. 27.

  • Voting rights organization visit county jail

    by the El Reportero’s staff

    Visitors for prisoners in Santa Rita County Jail were approached by members of Get Out the Jail Vote-2008 on Sunday, October 19th.

    The organization’s stated goal is to inform visitors about prisoners’ right to vote. A press release states that “over 100,000 Californians are being disenfranchised of their right to vote,” referring to inmates.

    Get Out the Jail Vote is sponsored by Proyecto Common Trust, a non-profit organization for legal rights of female parolees.

  • Voting rights organization visit county jail

    by Mark Aspillera

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    Visitors for prisoners in Santa Rita County Jail were approached by members of Get Out the Jail Vote-2008 on Sunday, October 19th. The organization’s stated goal is to inform visitors about prisoners’ right to vote.

  • Congress urged to pass fast-track paper ballot legislation

    ­by Juliana Birnbaum Fox

    Resolutions urging immediate passage of emergency electoral legislation were endorsed last week by the Sonoma County Democratic Party and the Sonoma County Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America. The goal is to require that paper ballots replace any paperless electronic voting systems in time for the upcoming November election.