At the former Treasure Island naval base, an unexpected discovery of radioactive material prompted the bureaucratic equivalent of warfare. In denying that a more sweeping assessment was warranted, the Navy denied its own Cold War history – largely kept secret for more than four decades.
Better performance from fiscal 2004 through 2013 would have meant tens of millions of dollars a year to spend during a decade when the state’s premier public university system saw massive cuts in state funding.
Some of the poorest, oldest and most vulnerable people in the Bay Area live in Richmond public housing, where vermin and crime are known problems. But residents say their pleas for help are going ignored.