Person of the Day

MARCH 29, 2007
GAVIN NEWSOM.  The mayor of San Francisco will soon be presented with a bill voted almost unanimously yesterday by the board of supervisors to ban petroleum-based plastic grocery bags from the city. SF generates 180 million of these bags which, hard to recycle, cover the earth. Sort of like a cross between kudzu and Christo.  Biodegradable ones are more expensive but the city is betting the costs will decrease as they become more common.  Good News Dept.