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Detroit dethroned?

About the photo: A Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt fuel up at electric-vehicle charging stations installed at the Foothill Research Center office complex in Palo Alto. Photo by Veronica Weber. For more than a century, the U.S. automotive industry has connoted gasoline and combustion engines, grease-covered mechanics in goggles, supervisors barking out orders in […]

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Guardians of the code

An inside look at one of City Hall’s most crucial, and thankless, jobs Story by Gennady Sheyner About the cover photo: Lead code enforcement officer James Stephens takes a photo of illegal dumping outside a multi-unit housing complex. Stephens will follow up with the property owner to remove the debris or the owner faces a […]