Katy Tang was driving Monday evening when she received a long-awaited telephone call. “Pull over,” the voice on the phone said.
It was sage advice from Mayor Ed Lee, who made his own sage move Tuesday when he selected Tang to succeed Carmen Chu as the Sunset district’s representative on the Board of Supervisors. Read More
Thanks to managed care, patients at San Francisco General Hospital are charged less for medical attention. But that savings — along with skyrocketing unpaid bills and ballooning employee costs — has put the hospital in the red. Read More
The effort to add slain civil rights icon Harvey Milk’s name to San Francisco International Airport is gaining momentum, and needs support from one more supervisor before the measure can be put to voters in November.
Supervisor Scott Wiener on Friday announced he will support the campaign to rename the airport Harvey Milk-San Francisco International Airport.
“For the LGBT community, in terms of really embracing the significance of our community to the city, the country, and the world, Harvey Milk is the one,” Wiener said. Read More
This is a big contract year for the San Francisco Giants; star pitcher Tim Lincecum will want a new deal after his $40.5 million agreement expires, and the workers who sell beer and garlic fries while he performs hope to field their first raise in four seasons.
More than 800 union concession workers — who cook and serve AT&T Park’s highly touted ballpark food and sell everything from programs to orange novelty Panda hats honoring Pablo Sandoval — have been without a labor contract since their last agreement expired in 2010. Read More
He gave 'em hope – and now they want to give him an airport.Politicians, activists and elected officials crowded the City Hall steps on Friday to drum up support for renaming San Francisco International Airport after slain San Francisco supervisor and gay rights icon Harvey Milk.Adding Milk’s name to the airport – which would not require a rebranding of the airport’s three-letter SFO code – has proved contentious, with powerful city lobbies like the san Francisco Chamber of Commerce coming out strongly against the proposal. Read More
Evil spirits have until Saturday night to hang around Chinatown before they are banished for another year by a San Francisco tradition that dates to Gold Rush times.
The drums, fireworks, lion teams and 268-foot-long golden dragon are staples of the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade, along with being a celebrated cultural tradition.
Some 100 parade floats, drum teams, school groups and other units from across the Bay Area will take to the streets, rain or shine, to celebrate a hopefully prosperous and healthy year to come. Read More
Beer and baseball — perfect partners on a summer’s day as well as in real estate development along the San Francisco waterfront.
Anchor Brewing Co. will be the Giants’ first tenant in Pier 48 when the former maritime warehouse and its surrounding 27 acres are redeveloped over the next few years, team, city and brewery officials announced Tuesday.
A former San Francisco doctor who claimed he lost his job at Laguna Honda Hospital for filing whistle-blower complaints is close to receiving a $750,000 settlement from The City.
A once-fine city besmirched with viscous, oily pollution, and a populace forced to shell out hard-earned green for filthy energy.
The picture painted by opponents of CleanPowerSF — a government program that will allow current PG&E electricity customers to purchase alternative, renewable power from Shell Energy North America — is not pretty. Read More
The man authorities say threatened to assassinate state Sen. Leland Yee is a well-connected Silicon Valley engineer with a penchant for firearms and a distrust of the government. And though Yee is no stranger to threats, this one reached a new level of sophistication, the senator said Thursday. Read More
The vintage radios and MS-DOS-era accounting system used by San Francisco emergency personnel and City Hall bean-counters are among obsolete technologies in dire need of replacement, but the $157 million price tag with no immediate funding source has The City “stuck in 1999.”
It will require roughly $69 million to fund the radio replacement project alone. Replacing the accounting system will cost another $73 million, according to a January presentation made by Chanda Ikeda, a mayoral budget officer, before the Committee on Information Technology. Read More
In order to cover San Francisco’s bill for hosting the America’s Cup, well-heeled donors may be able to affix their names to Port of San Francisco properties used during the race in exchange for a contribution, Mayor Ed Lee said Tuesday. Read More
Led by a prominent retired San Francisco politician and judge, a group of religious institutions and schools along Brotherhood Way near San Francisco State University are challenging a development project that would convert a de facto park into 182 units of housing. Read More
By replacing the political appointees on the Housing Authority board of commissioners with city employees, Mayor Ed Lee is taking a bold step toward reforming San Francisco’s long-suffering public housing while asserting more control over the troubled quasi-federal agency. Read More
A restaurateur’s plan to upgrade the visitor experience at Coit Tower has stalled due to a disagreement between two city departments.
Terry Grimm, whose family operates Anchor Oyster Bar in the Castro district, received approval from the Recreation and Park Commission in June to become Coit’s new concessionaire.