For Scandinavian students visiting the Bay Area, 91-year-old Sigvor Hamre Thornton’s Berkeley home is a near universal destination. “Mother Norway” has hosted dozens of students, including a crown prince.
With Facebook’s recent pledge to encourage bicycling to its new headquarters in Menlo Park, cyclists are about to reach peak numbers on the Peninsula. But not everyone is spinning with joy.
California regulators have long turned a blind eye to “fracking,” a controversial method for extracting natural gas and oil that has been known to contaminate groundwater. But now, things may be changing.