Everything on today's menu is low-fat and high-fiber. Consume as much as you wish:
First impressions: The 20-inch, cushioned, vinyl-covered seats are 2 inches narrower than before (although you hardly notice with the armrests gone), and the aisles are 3 inches wider. There are more handholds for those standing, including a three-grip vertical pole near each of the three doors per car.
That pole, set back about 4½ feet from the door, was initially a concern for disabled passengers, but I heard few complaints among the dozen or so wheelchair visitors who maneuvered in and out. The most vocal displeasure was over the long line of people waiting to enter. Said one impatient fellow, "What are they doing, selling concert tickets in there?"
The last chance to check out the new design and share feedback with BART officials is from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Concord station. If you're waiting to see cars in service, you'll be waiting until 2017.
"PG&E could tie yellow ribbons -- or another color -- to let the public know which trees they are planning to cut," she wrote. "They will need to identify the trees in any event. This would be a way of notifying the public in an easier way than posting locations on the Internet or maps."
The gesture couldn't do any harm, unless PG&E doesn't want its customers to see just how many trees are at risk.
The big reason, of course, is that Richmond's annual budget (in excess of $130 million) is about three times that of Antioch, owing largely to property tax paid by Chevron, which is accountable for the lion's share of Richmond's revenues.
You may remember Chevron. That's the company that Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and her Progressive Party colleagues have so little use for.
Contact Tom Barnidge at firstname.lastname@example.org.