Friday Must Reads: San Francisco’s China Deal Unravels; Treasure Island Toxics Are Much Worse than Previously Disclosed

Stories that East Bay progressives and environmentalists shouldn’t miss:

1. One day after an Oakland developer struck a deal with a Chinese company to build a huge $1.5 billion waterfront project, San Francisco officials acknowledged that a $1.7 billion plan with the Chinese government to build homes and condos on Treasure Island and Hunter’s Point Naval Shipyard has unraveled, SFGate reports. San Francisco’s massive projects were to be co-developed by US company Lennar and by the China Development Bank and Chinese Railway Construction Corp., but Lennar officials reportedly said the Chinese entities wanted too much control over the projects, and it was unclear how they would abide by the city’s rules for hiring local workers.

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