Issue: July 14, 2011

What's up with the bullet train?

We try to answer that--and 19 other questions--about the high-speed rail scheduled to start construction in California next year.

In other news: A woman fights for clean housing and almost gets the boot; supes win the right to draw their own districts; beloved muralist Scott Teeple dies; and a community garden thrives.

Enjoy the perfect weather for reading a newspaper in the park!

Meredith J. Graham, managing editor