San Francisco has certified Tagalog as a third language that must be used in communicating essential city services, city officials announced Wednesday.
A state senator on Thursday proposed repealing Proposition 227, the 16-year-old law that banned most bilingual education in public schools.
The Salvation Army is providing translation and family assistance operations following the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport that left two people dead and more than 180 injured.
The dialect from the area around the small Mendocino County town of Boonville consists of more than 1,500 words, many of them drawn from local names. The Chronicle says a phone booth, for example, is a ‘buckey walter,’ because a century ago someone named Walter had the first phone in the area and charged a nickel—then called a buckeye—to use it.
For the second time in as many weeks, Santa Clara County water officials have made a mistake in wording on a proposed ballot measure.