City taxpayers are getting a break thanks to Mother Nature's fury.
State Board of Equalization Chairwoman Betty T. Yee is giving taxpayers in San Francisco extra time for paperwork due to the recent batch of storms. With a state of emergency declared last week for the county, Yee is giving extensions for filing, audits, billing notices, assessments and relief from subsequent penalties to individuals and businesses affected by the storms.
For more information, www.boe.ca.gov. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom said he is leaving politics in a recent interview, though that is something he has said before and then recanted.
In an interview with a New York Times columnist, the 42-year-old mayor and former rising star in the Democratic Party said “This is it. God bless. It was fun while it lasted.”
After two terms as mayor of San Francisco, overcoming scandals that involved drinking and an affair, and a failed run at governor of California, Newsom has been vague about what is next as far as politics are concerned. Read More
If you thought being busted for soliciting a prostitute was bad enough, police Chief George Gascon has a surprise for you.
Gascon will announce a new prostitution crackdown in the Polk Street and Russian Hill areas. He is proposing ways to shame customers, including posting mug shots and pictures of license plates online. Read More
Flags were flying at half-staff at the state Capitol in Sacramento to honor a San Francisco soldier who died Christmas Day.
Army Sgt. David H. Gutierrez, 35, was killed by an improvised explosive device near the base in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Gutierrez was the third soldier to call San Francisco home who has been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001, according to a database kept by the Los Angeles Times. That database includes 573 Californians who have died in action during that time. Read More
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A memorial service is slated for today to mark the third anniversary of police Officer Bryan Tuvera's death while on duty.
Friends and colleagues will gather tonight at 8 at the Taraval Station, 2345 24th Ave. Read More
All of the hype surrounding the redevelopment of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and Candlestick Point has drawn a lot more interest than The City anticipated.
A Redevelopment Agency public hearing Tuesday was attended by many city residents looking to provide their 2 cents. As a result, the public comment period was extended by 15 days and will conclude Jan. 12.
That will give interested parties enough time for some light reading of the draft environmental impact report, which checks in at 4,000 pages. Read More
The first of two public hearings this week will be held Tuesday on the draft environmental impact report for the second phase of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard redevelopment.
The draft EIR was submitted to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency on Nov. 12. The public hearings is the latest step toward certification of the EIR. Another public hearing is scheduled for Thursday.
After receiving the public's input, the Redvelopment Agency and Planning Commission will put together the final report, which will then have to be certified after further public comment. Read More
The Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee is expected to approve more than $1 million in grant money to help prosecute those involved in mortgage and investment fraud.
The District Attorney’s Office applied for and received from the U.S. Justice Department a grant worth $1,066,026 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money goes toward a program called Mortgage and Investment Fraud Prosecution and Education Project, which began Aug. 1 and runs through July 31.
The committee meeting begins at 10 a.m. today at City Hall, Room 250. Read More
Coit Tower and City Hall will be turning red Tuesday in honor of World AIDS Day.
San Francisco is one of nine major cities in the U.S. participating in project Red, which helps raise awareness and funds to fight the AIDS epidemic in Africa, the country hit hardest by the disease.
Project Red has generated $140 million for the global AIDS fund. For more information, visit www.joinred.com. Read More
The newly formed BART Police Department Review Committee will have plenty to talk about at its meeting today. Read More
The brass is coming out to cook your turkey.
More exactly, The City’s fire chief and police command staff are volunteering today at the Salvation Army to slice your bird.
Chief Joanne Hayes-White as well as the top cops will be at the annual turkey-carving event at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, 1275 Harrison St., beginning at 9 a.m.
It is just one of a number of events throughout The City to help kick off Thanksgiving weekend. Read More
The Board of Supervisors is expected to close the books on a high-profile legal matter Tuesday.
A $650,000 settlement between The City and the parents of a woman who was killed by a falling tree branch in Stern Grove will be voted upon.
On April 14, 2008, Kathleen Bolton, 50, was returning to her car in the parking lot after walking her dogs when she was fatally struck by a redwood branch. Her parents, Bernard and Mildred Bolton, sued The City, a few months later, claiming the tree was a known hazard. Read More
Nearly $8 million in funding to restore Department of Public Health positions again goes before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
The money was slated to be cut from the current fiscal year budget, but because of last week’s report projecting a $522.2 million deficit next fiscal year, the funding was spared.
Cutting that amount affects potential layoffs, reassignments or salary reductions for more than 500 city employees. Supervisor Chris Daly has been spearheading a movement to save the positions. Read More
Owners of the downtown eatery Original Joe's lost a court battle to block another restaurant from using a similar name.
A U.S. district court judge refused to issue a restraining order against Uptown Joe’s, which opened Nov. 11 in the Hotel Majestic.
Original Joe’s, which has been closed since a 2007 fire, featured tuxedo-clad waiters serving Italian comfort food. Uptown Joe’s has a similar menu and apparently offered to open under the Original Joe’s moniker. Read More