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? 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. 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’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
As summer rolls around, I am challenging employers throughout San Francisco to participate in the second annual Summer Youth Jobs+ program. Last summer, we rose to President Barack Obama’s challenge to create jobs for our youths, and the results were unprecedented public, private and nonprofit partnerships that successfully placed more than 5,200 young people in jobs and training opportunities, including large numbers from our city’s disadvantaged and low-income communities. Read More
Office tenancy in San Francisco commercial buildings is at a near-record high as The City continues to attract new companies due to its reputation as an innovative, healthy and enjoyable place to do business. Thirteen major buildings are being constructed or are under major renovation, which will add another 1.5 million square feet of workspace within the next 24 months. Read More
You probably already know that public schools in California aren’t funded well enough to provide all students with the educational investments they deserve.
And I know you’re thinking, “Right, Richard, we could all use more money.”
But listen to this: California ranks 47th out of 50 states for the amount of funding it gets to educate each student. New York, which also has a high cost of living, gives its K-12 public school districts almost double what California gives us. Read More
This week’s question comes from Zach L. in the Castro: Read More
When Tanya, a senior at the Academy of Arts and Sciences, started high school, she met with a volunteer counselor from the Bar Association who sat down with her to map out her entire high school career. Because of this, Tanya knew exactly what she needed to do to get to college. Read More
Congress is busy working on an immigration overhaul that, if passed, would usher in the most dramatic changes to the nation’s immigration system in more than two decades. While much of the focus and attention is on issues of border security, enforcement and pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, the legislative overhaul now in progress presents an opportunity to advance issues important to the business community. Read More