Mayor Gavin Newsom was going to head up to Sacramento on Thursday morning, but given all the work he has left to do before leaving office in three weeks, he decided to stay put. The mayor will be inside City Hall most of the day conducting meetings with staff. firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
Gun-related injuries and deaths have declined drastically, saving taxpayers nearly half a million dollars in medical costs annually.
San Francisco General Hospital officials released a report this week showing that gunshot wounds dropped from 175 in 2005 to 134 last year. The number of gun-related deaths also sharply declined from 45 in 2006 to 17 in 2009, according to the annual report.
“It’s absolutely phenomenal,” said Patti O’Connor, a trauma program manager nurse at San Francisco General Hospital. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom isn’t the only one getting into the holiday spirit.
On Dec. 12, when the mayor will host his holiday open house at City Hall, Supervisor-elect Scott Wiener will be upstairs holding his own holiday shindig, his very first event. Read More
It’s true that San Francisco has gotten more than 12,000 people off of the streets since 2004 when Mayor Gavin Newsom launched his 10 year plan to end chronic homelessness. Yet, there are still 6,500 people living on the streets and 40 percent of those have been there fewer than 90 days, according to the mayor. So are we really going to end chronic homelessness by 2014 as the mayor planned when he came into office seven years ago? Read More
Probably one of the biggest legacies of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s term is his Project Homeless Connect, the one-day event that draws thousands of homeless people to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium where they connect with a plethora of services. The mayor on Wednesday morning will attend the 37th and final Project Homeless Connect event of his term. email@example.com Read More
With Christmas around the corner, parents are gearing up for the mad rush to buy their kids the latest gadgets and high-tech toys. But Bob Moog, president and founder of San Francisco’s University Games, suggests a board game instead.
Are board games making a comeback? Board games are experiencing a renaissance in the 21st century. After several decades of decline, Americans are turning back to the board game as an excellent choice for both family entertainment and party entertainment. Read More
With more than 6,500 chronically homeless residents still roaming the streets of San Francisco, Mayor Gavin Newsom signed a deal to operate a permanent site where they can access services daily.Battling homelessness was one of the key issues for Newsom when he ran for mayor, and now, less than a month before leaving to assume the role of California lieutenant governor, he is announcing Daily Homeless Connect. The program will offer a wide range of services for transients, including housing and legal assistance, dental work, medical care and even eyeglasses. Read More
Sunday’s holiday open house party isn’t just about getting, it’s also about giving. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will meet up with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and San Francisco Environment and Recurrent Energy to power up California’s largest municipal solar project and announce a new renewable energy firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
Remember when Mayor Gavin Newsom and Supervisor David Chiu convened a Muni Restoration Working Group and promised to come up with a plan that would help Muni restore all the service cuts from the last year? Apparently, the group has come out with its draft report, which claims to have new ways in which the agency could restore the remaining service it cuts from earlier this year. But surprise, surprise, it’s going to cost taxpayers money — $22 million to be exact. Read More
It appears that Mayor Gavin Newsom has already enjoyed a sloppy spread of BBQ thanks to Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck. The two mayors made a bet over the World Series game between the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom is already taking his job as a newly elected state official seriously. The mayor traveled to Sacramento on Monday to attend the swearing-in of the new Legislature as well as sit in on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s budget hearings where he is expected to announce “ugly cuts.” Read More
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, is moving its San Francisco Action Center and store to the historic home of civil rights legend Harvey Milk. The new location is the former home of Milk’s Castro Camera, the location where the legendary supervisor worked, lived and organized the political campaigns that eventually got him elected as the first openly gay man to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Read More
It was nearly seven years ago when Mayor Gavin Newsom launched his ambitious plan to end one of San Francisco’s most vexing problems: chronic homelessness.
Among other things, he created Project Homeless Connect, an event where residents can obtain food, housing, legal assistance and medical attention under one roof. Read More
The San Francisco Housing Authority is getting a little more green. No, not that kind of green, this kind of green. Read More