By closing two instructional sites and an administrative building, City College of San Francisco’s board of trustees said it hopes the moves will put the school on the road to recovery. Read More
Closing two campuses to help City College of San Francisco fix its operations and finances are among a number of recommendations named in a draft progress report as steps for the institution to stay in operation. Read More
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will require a chaperone to be on board party buses when people under the legal drinking age are present. The law is aimed at curbing illegal alcohol consumption, which has proven to have deadly consequences. Read More
Three bills that will tighten safety restrictions on natural gas pipelines as well as prioritize revenue for upgrades instead of executive compensation were signed into law Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Brown signed 34 pieces of legislation Sunday, including Assembly Bills 578, 861 and 1456, all sponsored by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo. Read More
A worker for a private catering company was killed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a small plane that was tied down for the night.
U Zaw Aung, 60, of Daly City, was driving on a service road at the airport around 5:30 a.m. Saturday when he struck the tip of a private jet parked on the north side of the airport, according to SFO spokesman Michael McCarron.
The vehicle’s cab was crushed and Aung was pronounced dead at the scene. Read More
Moviegoers in Nob Hill will have one less option to see a flick after the Lumiere Theatre closes its doors Sunday.
The three-screen movie house is going dark because it could not reach a lease agreement with its landlord, according Lauren Kleiman, a spokeswoman for the Landmark Theatres, which operates the Lumiere. Read More
The shuttered Alexandria Theater in the Richmond district may be getting some extra attention as community leaders try to prevent the property from becoming blighted.
In the past few months, residents have complained that the doors to the building were unlocked and the exterior is becoming dilapidated. As a result, Supervisor Eric Mar, who represnts the neighborhood, has called for a hearing to ensure the building is taken care of. Read More
City College of San Francisco’s finances are in peril, and in order to maintain fiscal solvency the college must make a number of changes to employee contracts and the way the budget is planned, among dozens of other recommendations.
According to a report released Tuesday by the Financial Crisis Management and Assistance Team, there are numerous flaws in the way CCSF handles its finances, including a cost structure that cannot be sustained. Read More
A passenger riding on the BART train that caused a one-hour station closure Sunday said there was in fact a loud explosion and towering flames as the train pulled into the station, contradicting what police reported.
“It was crazy,” said David Bloemer, a 26-year-old visitor from Louisville, Ky. “There was a loud noise and a bang. First there was a static noise then lots of heat and flames — about 10 feet high.”
About 1:30 p.m. Sunday, reports of a loud explosion and smoke coming from a train prompted BART police to evacuate the Civic Center station. Read More
California’s Supreme Court has denied the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council’s request to review the eviction of its recycling center, essentially ending the 40-year-old organization’s fight to stay in its home near Kezar Stadium.
The high court ruled last week that it will not hear the case, which means it goes back to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals where the eviction was upheld in July. The center could be forced to leave its two-thirds-of-an-acre site to make way for a community garden within the next 30 days. Read More
A brake overload on a BART train caused heavy smoke in the Civic Center station Sunday, prompting an evacuation and suspension of service for nearly an hour.
The incident occurred about 1:36 p.m. when BART police officers at the station heard a loud, explosive noise near the train on the platform, Lt. Tyrone Forte said. Smoke began pouring out from the train and officers evacuated the station, Forte said. Read More
The 2,800 faculty and staff members at City College of San Francisco will have to take a 2 to 5 percent pay cut to help the struggling institution balance its budget, but layoffs were avoided in a budget approved Tuesday.
The $186 million operating budget was unanimously passed Tuesday by the board of trustees. It’s down roughly 4 percent from the $192 million budget of the previous year. Read More
A troubled school in the Portola neighborhood has parents and teachers pointing fingers at administrators, but community organizations and San Francisco Unified School District officials say the school is making slow strides.
Martin Luther King Academic Middle School has seen its fair share of troubles. According to a report in The Bay Citizen, 149 police calls for service were made to the school last school year, including 13 batteries and 12 fights. Half of the school’s 525 students are Asian, with most of the remainder being Hispanic or black students. Read More
The board of City College of San Francisco will ask for a special trustee to help it comply with the 14 conditions that it must implement to make sure the school keeps its accreditation.
In a 7-1 decision, the board agreed to voluntarily ask an outside expert for help. That person will make recommendations on operational matters and reports that must be submitted to the Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. A team from the commission visited the school last March and found numerous deficiencies with operates. Read More
The University of San Francisco has a new place to call home.
The 150-year-old, 9,600-student campus located in the North of Panhandle neighborhood has expanded to 101 Howard St., a historic building in the South of Market.
An estimated 350 students started attending the downtown campus Aug. 21, the start of the fall semester. On Friday, though, USF officials will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the campus. Read More