Latest Tom Lochner Stories
By Tom Lochner Pacific Gas & Electric cut down trees in a Pinole creekbed last month without a permit and could be forced to replace them, though where is another question, a state agency says.
By Tom Lochner Linnea Gullikson took a toy gun and shot a mousetrap, which pulled open the pop-up top of a drinking bottle, pouring water down a winding tube from where it dropped onto the blades of a water wheel fashioned from the hollow halves of plastic Easter eggs.
By Tom Lochner The Hercules City Council has approved a "New Urbanist, Smart Growth" development concept for the waterfront, eliminating the need to place the issue on the November ballot.
By Tom Lochner After almost a decade of fine-tuning, a plan to expand El Sobrante's Sikh temple to about four times its present size is ready -- or almost -- to go before the Contra Costa County Planning Commission.
- A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
- One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.