Park officials approved a map that gives Segways in Golden Gate Park more exclusive rights than bicycles. Neighbors told the Recreation and Park Commission, before it voted on the lease, that they do not think the upright scooters should be allowed to roll on pedestrian-only pathways.
Planning commissioners today said they do not punish businesses for being too popular minutes before they unanimously agreed to let a roomier Ike’s Place operate across the street from its original shop.Storeowner Ike Shehadeh applied to move his toned down operation at Lime on market Street to 3489 16th St. which is across from where it was recently kicked out mainly for being too popular.
The parking lot of a San Francisco high school was soaked with water last month after a 6-inch pipe burst flooding the area and nearby streets.The pipe broke at Thurgood Marshall High School in the Bayview neighborhood Tuesday, Nov. 30. According to San Francisco Unified School District documents, the busted pipe which runs adjacent to the main entrance driveway, “flooded the adjacent areas and the nearby street.”
Family and staff members at Peabody Elementary School in the Richmond neighborhood are growing their facial hair for a good cause: classroom supplies.According to the San Francisco Unified School District, 11 of the school’s family and staff agreed to grow mustaches through Dec. 16 to raise money for the school.
By Andrea KoskeyBay Area schools will receive a Christmas gift in the form of $3,000 from Wells Fargo.As part of Wells Fargo/KNBR Run Challenge, the San Francisco-based bank donated $100 for every run the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants scored this baseball season.Nearly of $85,000 was raised.
Ford is really embracing this whole “season of giving” philosophy.Some lucky San Franciscan will be walking away with a free Ford Fiesta later this month, part of a nationwide promotional event currently underway by the car company.From now until Dec. 21, Ford will be giving away 10 Fiestas in different cities across the country.
Toddlers have been sent home from the Sunset Recreation Center after the storm started leaking on their gym time.
Sunset Rec is due for a major renovation early next year, but in the meantime, the roof springs a few leaks in storms, said Rec and Park spokesman Elton Pon.
Part of the center had to be closed and Toddler Gym class had to be canceled because staff kept needing to mop up the wet floor, said a recreational director at the center.
The difficult transition from prison to outside life will be the focus of a documentary set to be shown Thursday night at the Main Building of the San Francisco Public Library.
The film, called "A Hard Straight", follows the experience of three men trying to move on with their lives after being released from prison in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The new operators of the Stow Lake Boathouse in Golden Gate Park offered to double their base rent to $315,000 a year if they ran under the same conditions proposed by the current family that has operated the lake for 67 years. The comment came after 7-hour meeting at the Recreation and Park Commission, but park staff said their priorities lie in actually renovating the boathouse with a café and attracting more concessions.
An announcement about adding 180 new trash and recycling receptacles to Golden Gate Park dropped just hours before the Rec and Park Commission is scheduled to vote on designs to replace the old HANC recycling center with community gardens. Backed by Mayor Gavin Newsom and nonprofit San Francisco Parks Trust and Recology, park officials will start by placing 46 of them on the east side — the side where HANC is — within coming weeks.