We love dogs in San Francisco. About 150,000 live here, which means we have more canines residing in The City than kids. But in finding park space for all those dogs to play in, there’s an escalating debate: Are they our best friends or dogs gone wild?
In a recent news release, the National Park Service said romping dogs had killed two baby geese and bitten nine people in federally owned area parkland over the past year. Dog advocates say these incidents represent a tiny fraction of total dog visits, which are usually problem-free. Read More
➤ “Beach Chalet soccer field plan panned by state agency,” Local News, Thursday
Turf plan criticism is misinformed
I support the installation of artificial turf fields at the Beach Chalet site. And I personally take issue with the California Coastal Commission’s staff summary recommendation to stop the proposed Beach Chalet field renovation project.
Translated into English, the staff recommendation says: Read More
Small businesses are key to the economic health of San Francisco, California and our nation. Their entrepreneurship fuels the innovation economy. Their agility spurs creativity across industries. And their uniqueness truly shapes the character of our communities.
San Francisco is fortunate to have so many small businesses. These employers provide jobs to 283,000 people, approximately half of San Francisco’s entire workforce. No matter how you measure it, these businesses, with less than 100 employees, are the backbone of the local economy. Read More
A recent report by staff members of the state agency that controls development along California’s coastline argues against a plan for new playing fields near the Beach Chalet in Golden Gate Park. But the document is flawed in its reasoning and its recommendations should be rejected.
When the California Coastal Commission takes up the issue of the Beach Chalet soccer fields during its Thursday meeting, the members of the agency will have before them a document based on a false understanding of what this portion of the park was, is and should be. Read More
If you live in, work in or visit San Francisco, chances are you’ve ridden Muni. As a regular rider and resident, I understand why the system is valued for its comprehensive coverage of our city and also why it is criticized for sometimes being crowded, dirty or late. Read More
It is often easiest to blame a single person for a problem, but such criticism does not always resolve the underlying issue. That appears to be the case with the San Francisco Housing Authority. Read More
In the 1990s, Kurt Vonnegut told a roomful of graduate students: “If I could offer you one tip for the future, sitting up straight would be it.” He wasn’t posturing. The way you stand predicts your future health. Read More
It’s not something that happens often in this tough job market. But if you are in the fortunate position to be offered a position on the spot, you still should think a few things over before making a final decision.
David Janowsky, a partner with the Winter Wyman and Co. contract staffing firm, based in the Boston area, offered a few tips: Read More
This week’s question comes from Joshua P. in the Dogpatch, who asks: Read More
➤ “Shorty Goldstein’s: Nice Jewish deli now in San Francisco,” Food, Friday
This Jewish deli is pure S.F., not N.Y.
I would like to begin by thanking food critic Alex Hochman for his detailed and thoughtful review of our restaurant, Shorty Goldstein’s. Read More