Kate Galbraith · @KateGalbraith ☜ 14,358
Assistant business editor, @sfchronicle. Alum of @TexasTribune, @CALmatters, @nytimes, @TheEconomist. Co-author, The Great Texas Wind Rush.
RT @sfchronicle: The National Parks Service announced Monday that several iconic landmarks in Yosemite will return to their original names.…
RT @techchronicle: Gov. Newsom just signed a huge, complex utility wildfire bill that lawmakers rushed through. Here's what it means for or…
RT @techchronicle: Gov. @GavinNewsom signs AB1054 into law, authorizing a $21 billion wildfire fund, @thejdmorris reports: https://t.co/gm…
Miscarriages are very common (I've had my share) -- and emotionally searing. Some Bay Area companies are offering paid leave to employees, both men and women, who have experienced losses. From @meliarobin: sfchronicle.com/business/artic…
RT @techchronicle: Apple Park may not match the $100 billion Great Mosque of Mecca. But it's still hyper-valuable. @rolandlisf got the scoo…
RT @techchronicle: A huge, complex bill to help California utilities bear their wildfire liabilities is racing through the Legislature at a…
RT @techchronicle: A California would let regulators increase a typical consumer’s rebate for an electric car to up to $7,500. @dustingardi…
RT @techchronicle: A major wildfire bill aimed at keeping California utilities afloat in a climate changed future has advanced in the legis…
RT @dustingardiner: 🚗🔌NEW: California bill could triple rebates for #electriccar buyers. Assemblyman @PhilTing wants to ramp up rebates an…
RT @sfchronicle: A huge wildfire bill backed by Gov. Gavin Newsom is getting its first hearing today. Here’s what’s in the bill, and who wo…
RT @sfchronicle: #BREAKING Gov. Gavin Newsom outlines ambitious plan to help PG&E deal with future wildfire liabilities — if the utility cl…
Two new energy/enviro books I'm excited about: Superpower, on a wind energy pioneer by the one & only @russellgold, and Fate of Food, an exploration of what we eat from environment/climate and tech perspective, by the awesome @littletrip
RT @littletrip: So good to see my dear old school buddy @KateGalbraith in SF. She had the best quote of the night: “I was watching you talk…
RT @techchronicle: Breaking: California's attorney general has signaled his intention to sue over Trump's Clean Power plant rollback: http…
RT @sfchronicle: Zero-emission vehicles are speeding out of showrooms, but the road ahead remains bumpy. via @KateGalbraith: https://t.co/…
RT @techchronicle: Tucked into California's $215 billion budget is enough money to study how to end gas car sales. From @dustingardiner: ht…
RT @russellgold: A couple years ago, I climbed a turbine. Liked the view. Wrote a book about it. simonandschuster.com/books/Superpow… https://t.co/bBj…
Planning to invest in an Opportunity Zone? @KathPender explains the nuts and bolts: sfchronicle.com/business/netwo…
In San Francisco, it's too hot to sleep -- and AC units and fans are selling out fast. From @meliarobin: sfchronicle.com/business/artic…
RT @techchronicle: As PG&E copes with wildfire fallout, its front-line workers have faced public hostility even as they lost bonuses and, i…
RT @techchronicle: As fire weather arrives, PG&E says it might shut off power this weekend in parts of Napa, Solano, Butte and other counti…
RT @techchronicle: A San Francisco supervisor says he doesn't want Juul in the city. "We're staying," says Juul's CEO, who talked to @sfchr…
A venture capitalist billionaire who's given more than $100 million to (already scandal-plagued) USC: Meet Mark Stevens, the Warriors minority owner who shoved Raptors guard Kyle Lowry sfchronicle.com/business/artic… by @SophiaKunthara
RT @techchronicle: Yes, there's a power plant in Oakland's Jack London Square. The county wants to shut it down and replace it with batteri…
The Half Dome cables, first installed 100 years ago by the Sierra Club, open tomorrow after a long, hard winter: sfchronicle.com/bayarea/articl…
RT @techchronicle: San Francisco seems to be getting more serious about buying local PG&E electrical assets: It's hired a New York investme…
RT @techchronicle: Latest scoop on the PG&E beat from @thejdmorris: Top gas executive Jesus Soto has left the company. https://t.co/eF1DPW…
RT @techchronicle: Microphones should be heard and not seen. But for many people of color, that's not the case. That's why a Bay Area compa…
Electric catapults on aircraft carriers? Bad idea, says Trump: "We want to go with steam." arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20…
Move over, Freedom fries. Freedom gas is here. arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20…
RT @techchronicle: California would feel huge impacts from Trump's Mexico tariffs. We export more to Mexico than any other state, and our i…
RT @thejdmorris: BREAKING: Michael Picker, the @californiapuc president, just announced he plans to retire this year. He said it could happ…
RT @techchronicle: "We’re a little isolated here": Glassdoor to move its headquarters from Mill Valley to San Francisco. @rolandlisf report…
RT @sfchronicle: Growth projections collide with SF’s goal of zero net carbon emissions by 2050. via @RachelSwan & @jilltucker: https://t.…
RT @techchronicle: Why the trade war has one California garlic grower breathing easier. From @SophiaKunthara: sfchronicle.com/business/artic…
My new favorite quote, from Thaddeus Stevens: "Men in pursuit of justice must never despair."
RT @demianbulwa: This is great from @steverubesf and @kevinchron, and stay for the video of Rube reading Shakespeare's Sonnet 55 ... 'Magi…
RT @audreycoopersf: I’m thrilled to announce this new feature — you, our readers, tell us what you want us to cover. There are a million st…
RT @techchronicle: PG&E caused the deadly Camp Fire that killed dozens of people and destroyed the town of Paradise, California's fire agen…
RT @sfchronicle: Gray whales are dying in disturbing numbers along the coast of San Francisco because of a lack of food in the ecosystem, e…
Uber ends up worth less as a public company than when it was private, @CSaid reports: sfchronicle.com/business/artic…
RT @techchronicle: Scoop: San Mateo's famed Maker Faire is in trouble. Next week's event could be its last. From @SophiaKunthara: https://t…
RT @techchronicle: Nearly six months after the Camp Fire ravaged the California town of Paradise, a federal judge has ordered PG&E's board…
RT @techchronicle: The battle for San Francisco's soul: City leaders, who once dangled incentives, seek to tax tech amid the IPO boom https…
RT @meliarobin: My latest for @sfchronicle looks at the people and companies working to make California's Emerald Triangle an all-around cu…
RT @sfchronicle: A homeless Oakland couple moved into a $4 million Piedmont home. Then came the calls to police. Read the full story by @O…
RT @techchronicle: PG&E's shares fell 3% in early trading as it detailed anticipated costs related to last year's ready Camp Fire, @thejdmo…
RT @techchronicle: Juul -- growing very quickly despite controversy -- is in talks to buy a San Francisco office tower. @Cat_Ho and @roland…
True story: On the day it filed for bankruptcy, PG&E bought a bunch of domain names -- including pgecrooks.com and pgeguilty.com. From @thejdmorris: sfchronicle.com/business/artic…
RT @techchronicle: Juul growth is slowing amid the youth vaping crackdown, says Altria -- owner of Phillip Morris, and would-be part-owner…
RT @sfchronicle: Disturbing levels of greenhouse gases blown into oceans, Monterey scientists say. The greenhouse gases flowing into the se…
RT @sfchronicle: Wildfires and warmer weather — both products of climate change — merged to make the Bay Area one of the most smoke- and sm…
RT @techchronicle: Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, in the spotlight after an HBO documentary detailed her blood-testing company’s rise and f…
Great front-page @sfchronicle piece from @Cat_Ho comparing the mounting litigation against Juul over teen (and adult) vaping to that against tobacco companies: sfchronicle.com/business/artic… CC @JillCowan
I wonder if the burning of Notre Dame's lead roof posed health hazards for Parisians (?) @PamBelluck
RT @TrishaThadani: 'They don't like Canadians': New border obstacle for high-skilled workers, as some U.S. border agents have quietly begun…
RT @BruceAHeyman: 'They don't like Canadians': Disturbing New border obstacle for high-skilled workers sfchronicle.com/business/artic…
RT @techchronicle: Happening a week from today at @cwclub in San Francisco: A panel discussion on PG&E, wildfires and climate change, featu…
RT @techchronicle: Uber has just filed for its IPO. Story coming from @CSaid. sec.gov/Archives/edgar…
RT @techchronicle: Think your PG&E bill is expensive now? More wildfires could make it far worse, new analysis says sfchronicle.com/business/artic…
RT @techchronicle: A bill from @Scott_Wiener to make it easier to install rooftop solar advances despite utility objections, @thejdmorris r…
RT @techchronicle: PG&E's bankruptcy case is getting expensive -- for regulators too. @thejdmorris on the California Public Utilities Commi…
RT @techchronicle: Gas prices keep rising in San Francisco and California - now they're closing in on $4, @SophiaKunthara reports https://t…
RT @techchronicle: The EPA says an inspection turned up problems relating to hazardous waste and emissions at Tesla's Fremont factory https…
RT @techchronicle: A report says a former high-ranking California official engaged in “gross misconduct” by “consistently orchestrating per…
RT @techchronicle: Juul and other makers of flavored tobacco products could face a statewide ban as a bill restricting sales moves through…
RT @eramshaw: For the record, I use my maiden name — not my legal married name — to run a news organization he is frequently quoted in! htt…
RT @techchronicle: “I don’t eventually want to see them leave this city...I would have liked for them to have been gone yesterday”: A San F…
RT @techchronicle: The Supreme Court let stand a ruling Monday that could grant employment status, with the right to minimum wages, overtim…
One idea for fixing PG&E, post-wildfires, is breaking it up into electric & gas businesses. But in an interesting twist, environmentalists fear that a stand-alone, for-profit gas company could resist slashing gas use and going green, @thejdmorris reports sfchronicle.com/business/artic…
RT @techchronicle: California lawmaker wants to get rid of diesel, @pfimrite reports sfchronicle.com/science/articl…
RT @techchronicle: "Kleiner threw us out. Sequoia threw us out. U.S. Venture Partners threw us out": @Benioff and other Salesforce co-found…
RT @techchronicle: The Chevron refinery in Richmond has been flaring this morning after a power outage, @SarRavani reports https://t.co/0Cq…
RT @techchronicle: Breaking: PG&E says in an earnings release that it is 'probable' that its equipment caused last year's deadly Camp Fire…
RT @techchronicle: Scoop: Layoffs in Apple's self-driving car division. 190 employees, mostly engineers. @rolandlisf has the story: https:/…
It's hailing in San Francisco!
Very saddened to learn of the death of Walter Munk, sometimes known as the "Einstein of the oceans," at 101. I interviewed him several years ago for the NYT: nytimes.com/2015/08/25/sci… What a remarkable man, and an extraordinary life.
RT @JustinHGillis: A tremendous, tremendous loss to science: nytimes.com/2019/02/09/obi…
RT @techchronicle: Bankruptcy won't protect PG&E from this long-term threat: California's strict liability rule for wildfires started by ut…
RT @sfchronicle: Apply for the Hearst Journalism fellowship and jump-start your career! The deadline for the 2019 program is February 13: h…
RT @rachelswan: Tubbs Fire: State blames private electrical equipment for deadly Wine Country blaze sfchronicle.com/news/article/T…
Great job op at @sfchronicle : Sacramento reporter, covering California policy & politics: hearst.referrals.selectminds.com/san-francisco-…
RT @thejdmorris: California wants to get 5 million electric cars on the road by 2030. PG&E was supposed to play a big part by helping expan…
RT @sfchronicle: The California Air Resources Board ordered transit agencies to make their fleets entirely emission-free within two decades…
RT @lizziejohnsonnn: “I don’t know how long I can last. I need to get out of here.” “If you can, get out safely, OK?” “I can’t. It’s all…
RT @sfchronicle: Ballot harvesting: California Democrats took advantage of minor changes in a 2016 law to score their stunningly successful…
Quite the @washingtonpost homepage headline https://t.co/zFDUU1KhT6
RT @lizziejohnsonnn: As the flames roared closer, Sanders stroked Lincoln’s cheeks and made a pact with the stranger to her left. “If it c…
This is why, for example, the Big Game was cancelled today! Correct me if I'm wrong, but people should stop exercising outdoors long before the air quality turns purple. @AirDistrict
I do not understand why @AirDistrict "Red" air quality alerts only say that "those w/health issues should avoid outdoor activities." Red = unhealthy = problematic for EVERYONE.
Air quality in San Francisco is 150 this morning - far lower than yesterday (though still bad). Other parts of Bay Area are worse: baaqmd.gov/about-air-qual…
RT @sfchronicle: @audreycoopersf @sfc_opinions Death toll in Camp Fire grows to 71 with 1,011 missing as fire spreads to 146,000 acres with…
RT @TrishaThadani: Wildfires have changed California. They've changed journalism, too. Read this piece by our EIC @AudreyCooper https://t.c…
RT @Weather_West: The good news: significant, perhaps even fire "season ending" rains possible across much of Northern California by late n…
RT @techchronicle: What does this noxious air mean for your long-term health? Researchers at @ucdavis are trying to find out. https://t.…
San Francisco air quality index at 271. 300 is 'hazardous'. baaqmd.gov/about-air-qual… #CAwildfires #smoke
 
 
 
 
 
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