The official start of the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club will be welcomed by businesses in Daly City and southwest San Francisco, locations that don’t typically see the tourist activity enjoyed by other parts of the Bay Area. Read More
Organizers of the America’s Cup yacht regatta are near the finish line of San Francisco’s complicated political obstacle course, but there’s still a pending lawsuit — which if not settled could delay plans to build race facilities on the waterfront. Read More
When suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi first came under investigation for domestic violence against his wife, he had to surrender his guns. But police investigators had a hard time obtaining them from Mirkarimi, who may have misled investigators about their whereabouts, according to documents filed in his official misconduct hearings.
As a member of the Board of Supervisors, the progressive stalwart consistently favored gun control. He once drew court opposition from the National Rifle Association over a move to strengthen The City’s rules for handguns in homes. Read More
Sparks continue to fly in the ongoing official misconduct proceedings against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, with his wife now accusing her husband’s accusers of their own brand of official misconduct. Read More
Hoping to attract more sailing teams to San Francisco in 2013, America’s Cup competitors voted unanimously last week to extend the deadline for teams to build the 72-foot catamarans necessary to compete in the finals.
The deadline to pay the $200,000 entry fee was moved from June 1 to Aug. 1. But more importantly, it provides more time for potential competitors to construct the so-called AC72 boats, which can cost up to $10 million in research, development, materials and construction. Read More
As attorneys for The City press their official misconduct case against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, he’s looking to an odd source to pay his legal bills — The City.
Mirkarimi argued in a letter to the City Attorney’s Office that as an elected official, he’s just as entitled to be provided legal counsel as Mayor Ed Lee, who suspended the newly elected sheriff in March after he pleaded guilty in a highly publicized domestic violence case involving his wife. Read More
A long-fought effort to keep KUSF’s broadcast license from being sold to a classical music network was officially lost Thursday.
The FCC finalized the $3.75 million sale to Classical Public Radio Network, said spokeswoman Anne-Marie Devine of University of San Francisco, which once funded the independent radio station. USF moved to sell the license amid backlash from station supporters. It abruptly went off the air in January 2011 and has since been operating solely on the Internet as “KUSF in Exile.” Read More
Coit Tower advocates won voter backing Tuesday for restoration of the historic landmark with the famous Depression-era murals, but it is far from clear what their victory will look like.
Despite being greatly outspent by opponents of the ballot measure, neighborhood groups narrowly succeeded in urging San Francisco to “prioritize” funds raised at the tower for its ongoing maintenance, and to “strictly limit” private fundraisers sporadically held by The City’s Recreation and Park Department. But what those vague statements really mean isn’t exactly clear. Read More
President Barack Obama drew cheers from camera-wielding admirers — but also plenty of jeers from the disparate fringes of San Francisco activism — as his motorcade swept through downtown Wednesday for two campaign fundraisers.
On one end of blockaded Market Street were conservative tea party activists; on the other was the semi-permanent Occupy San Francisco protest. Purportedly on opposite ends of the political spectrum, both groups prepared to shout similar grievances at Obama as Secret Service agents and San Francisco police cordoned off the street and deployed sniffer dogs. Read More
Voters have effectively told The City to pay more attention to deteriorating conditions at Coit Tower, as parks officials will now have to implement Proposition B — a policy to “prioritize” funds earned at the landmark for its upkeep and the maintenance of the historic murals housed there. Read More
Voters appear to be content with the state of garbage collection in San Francisco with the clear defeat of Proposition A, which would have opened The City’s lucrative trash contract to competitive bidding for Recology — the company that has consolidated all of the permits to provide refuse service in The City. Read More
Phone records will be released in relation to suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s alleged attempt to stop a neighbor from talking to police about a violent incident with his wife. But the contents of that communication will remain unknown.
Judge Harold Kahn on Tuesday ruled that Mayor Ed Lee and the City Attorney’s Office will be able to subpoena AT&T’s records to be used in Mirkarimi’s ongoing official misconduct hearings before The City’s Ethics Commission. Read More
As suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s official misconduct proceedings lumber on, the City Attorney’s Office has released an emotional video in which his wife, Eliana Lopez, displays a large bruise on her arm and explains to a neighbor that she has recently been abused by her husband. Read More
As suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s official misconduct hearings lumber on, The City Attorney’s Office released the emotional video in which Eliana Lopez, the sheriff’s wife, explains to a neighbor that she has been abused by her husband.
Watch the full video of Eliana Lopez below. Read More
The spectacular fireworks display for the 75th birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge delighted tens of thousands of onlookers — but the aftermath of the pyrotechnic feat is receiving far less fanfare. Read More