Schoolchildren in The City who need to use the restroom during class shouldn’t be barred or delayed from doing so, praised or academically rewarded for not doing so, or made to say what exactly they plan to do in the bathroom, according to a new Board of Education proposal.
Board President Jane Kim and student delegates will introduce a resolution at Tuesday’s board meeting requesting the San Francisco Unified School District to implement a policy allowing students access to school restrooms “at any time outside of the first five minutes of school.” Read More
The Marina Community Association is urging residents in the district to write letters to their elected officials opposing a youth transitional house by a Monday deadline.According to the neighborhood organizations website, residents oppose the Mayor's Office of Housing’s plan to convert the King Edward II Inn on the corner of Scott and Lombard streets in to a 25-unit transitional housing project for Transitional Age Youth because the proposal is “deeply flawed.” Read More
Students who are 18 years old can go to war, vote, but not take a bathroom break in some districts nationwide. San Francisco Unified, however, is about to make sure their youth as a right to use the restroom.At the Board of Education’s meeting Tuesday, the board will vote to protect students' rights to take a bathroom break. Read More
San Francisco police are looking for a suspect who shot and killed a man early Saturday morning in the Bayview-Hunters Point district.
Officer Samson Chan said police responded to West Point-Middle Point for calls of shots fired around 3:10 a.m.
When police arrived, they found Lacey Edwards, 29, of San Francisco with a single gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
“This area is known to have high amount of criminal and gang activity,” Chan said. Police have no suspects. Read More
Have an opinion on Fisherman’s Wharf Jefferson Street redesign?
San Francisco’s Planning Department and the Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District want to hear from you.
The two organizations will hold a public meeting Wednesday to discuss the draft Fisherman’s Wharf Public Realm Plan. Read More
The California Public Utilities Commission officially recognized CleanPowerSF as a registered “Community Choice Aggregator in the State of California” last week, a major step in the power company’s push to develop new possibilities for clean energy.
A negotiated service agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. was also approved by the commission. The agreement will govern the relationships between CleanPowerSF and PG&E. Read More
An estimated 30 customers remain without power in San Francisco on Folsom Street between 12th and 18th streets.
Joe Molica, spokesman for PGE, said underground cables failed in the area causing the outage. The outage first occurred around 2 p.m. and affected 3,200 customers.
By 3 p.m., Molica said power was restored to 800 customers. All remaining customers regained power by 4:45 p.m.
Molica said it is unknown when the remaining 30 customers will have power restored.
“We’re still trouble shooting,” he said. Read More
Delays up to 25 minutes can be expected on BART after a train with mechanical problems stopped in the Transbay Tube on Wednesday evening.
BART spokesman Linton Johnson said a train headed toward San Francisco International Airport left the West Oakland station around 6:50 p.m. with mechanical troubles. When the train got in the tube, it would not go any farther.
Johnson said the train has been brought back to the West Oakland station and moved out of the way.
The troubles, however, caused delays of up to 25 minutes, Johnson said. Read More
New metering lights along Peninsula freeway entrances could be turned on in the next two years after the initial dozen lights proved commute times could be decreased and congestion eased.
Travel time decreased by as much as 10 minutes in some of the most heavily used portions of U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 280 during peak hours, Caltrans Senior Transportation Engineer Lestor Lee said. Read More
Police were investigating a suspicious death Tuesday night after a man appeared to have fallen from the top of a building in the Mission district.
Officer Boaz Moriles said police responded to 2766 Mission St. at 7:08 p.m. after witnesses saw a man fall from the rooftop.
Moriles said the police are considering it a suspicious death and noted that homicide detectives were investigating.
The address given by witnesses is listed as the Crystal Hotel, a three-story residential hotel in the Mission. It is not clear if the man was staying at the hotel. Read More
A suspicious package aboard United Flight 972 halted an on-time departure for the jet bound for Chicago on Tuesday morning.
United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said when the Boeing 757 jet was headed toward the runway around 10:12 a.m., the crew noticed a suspicious package on board.
According to TSA spokeswoman Suzanne Trevino, the package had a suspicious smell coming from it.
Trevino said the plane was taken to a secure location where passengers were rescreened and K9s were taken onboard the aircraft to search for additional packages. Read More
When Tristan Meyer was 16, he noticed the amount of times characters smoked cigarettes in Hollywood films, but didn’t agree with it.
Now as an 18-year-old Pacifica High School senior, he has decided to do something about it by joining forces with the San Mateo County Tobacco Education Coalition to speak up about the influence characters in movies and mainstream media are having on young people.
“Smoking was normalized,” he said, “and I wasn’t a fan of that.” Read More
Ten years after Burlingame’s drive-in movie theater closed, the vacant Beach Road property could be getting some new tenants.
An application to develop the 16-acre site was submitted to the city’s Planning Department this month, Planning Manager Maureen Brooks said.
The plans submitted by Millennium Partners — a developer of luxury hotels and condominiums — include more than 700,000 square feet of floor space and a realignment of Airport Boulevard.
Brooks said this is the first application for the property in more than a decade. Read More
Three days before leaving for a Hawaiian getaway, Abby Beeler realized the worst possible scenario had come true: Someone had hacked into her bank account and stolen money.
The 24-year-old San Francisco resident was at a loss. She said she didn’t know what to do.
“I was really dumbfounded by it,” she said. “I thought I did everything right.”
Instead of preparing for her trip, Beeler said she had to visit the bank, close her accounts and wait for the $2,500 to be replenished after she returned from her four-day trip. Read More
Students looking to enrich their education and get ahead in classes over the summer now have that opportunity in the Sequoia Union High School District — but classes come with a fee.
The board of trustees recently agreed to allow the district to charge students looking to take credits in addition to their required courses.
School board President Olivia Martinez said trustees didn’t want to limit learning to those who needed it most.
“We need to worry as much about the kids excelling as those who are struggling,” she said. Read More