Tired of the everyday violence that happens on Muni that no one ever seemingly does anything about?
Well Monday, Supervisor Bevan Dufty will hold a hearing on the subject and is asking anyone who has ever been a victim of a crime while riding a Muni train or bus to speak out. Public comments will be held at the beginning of Monday’s 11 a.m. hearing, which will be held at City Hall Room 250. Read More
In response to Daly City’s fiscal crisis, city employees will be furloughed without pay and city offices — including libraries — will be closed from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day. Daly City’s adopted general fund operating budget for the current fiscal year is approximately $72 million, according to city documents.
Nearly half of the city’s revenue is derived from property tax and sales tax, meaning the economic downturn has had a significant impact on Daly City’s revenue base. Read More
Glen Park, Bernal Heights, Excelsior, St. Francis Wood
Graffiti thief: At 11:58 a.m. Nov. 5, officers responded to a malicious mischief incident in the area near Mission and 30th streets where two men were observed writing graffiti on a Muni bus. When the officers contacted the men, one of them attempted to flee from the officers, who were able to take the man into custody. It was later determined the man stole three bottles of alcohol from the nearby Safeway, and he was arrested and booked.
Sunset, Parkside, portions of Golden Gate Park
Baring it all: At 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28, officers responded to the Roberts-At-The-Beach-Motel in the 2800 block of Sloat Boulevard, where a naked and incoherent man had broken a window. The man, who lives on Addison Street, was cited for malicious mischief and taken to the hospital.
Tenderloin, bordered by Geary, Market and Larkin streets
The state senator, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, announced Thursday that he will pursue state legislation to prohibit telephone companies from delivering the white pages unless the customer opts-in to receive it. “The requirement that phone companies must deliver the white pages comes from an era before the Internet and other means of obtaining phone numbers,” Yee said.
PERSON IN TOWN
Iranian-American scholar and journalist Haleh Esfandiari talks about her experiences as a prison inmate in Iran, how Iran came to be what it is today and Iran’s complex relationship with the United States. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.; 6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]
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Mayor Gavin Newsom celebrated the planned rebuild of San Francisco General Hospital’s inpatient care facility at a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday.
“Now we are moving forward to strengthen General by building a new hospital that the entire city can be proud of for generations to come,” Newsom said in a statement. Read More
Supervisor David Campos' much-debated legislation regarding undocumented immigrant youths comes before the full Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Current policy, put in place by Mayor Gavin Newsom, requires that such youths be reported to federal officials after being arrested on suspicion of a felony. Under Campos’ proposal, youths would have to be convicted before being reported.
The board meeting is at 2 p.m. at City Hall. Read More
Yes, that was the emergency siren. No, there was not a disaster.
San Francisco tests its emergency-warning system each Tuesday at noon. But today at 10:15 the alarms and following message were tested as a part of a larger statewide earthquake drill.
Millions of people throughout California signed up to take part in the earthquake disaster drill billed as the largest such exercise in U.S. history.
A memorial for the late Gap co-founder Don Fisher is still scheduled for later in the month, though it is not as public as public documents bill it.
The memorial will be held on Port property, and public documents from the commission call it a public event.
San Francisco public school officials will be on hand Wednesday as a local education nonprofit celebrates the achievements of school volunteers.
Among those recognized will be George Kelley, who has given his time volunteering by reading to first-graders at Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy for the past 10 years, according to the school district. Read More
District 5 supervisor Ross Mirkarimi’s proposal to restore some $1 million in hotel tax revenue to The City’s Convention Facilities Department comes before the Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee Wednesday.
Money released under the ordinance, cosponsored by Supervisor John Avalos, would help pay for The City’s cost of running conventions, conferences and tradeshows, which are a major revenue source for San Francisco. Read More
The assemblywoman from San Francisco will be among the leaders joining nearly 350 hotel workers and housekeepers Wednesday bringing a “Hope Quilt” to The City on the second leg of a national “Hope for Housekeepers” tour.
The group was founded by Hyatt housekeepers and advocates for women working in the hotel industry. The tour will continue to Chicago to bring awareness to the working conditions of hotel workers. Read More
A partnership between The City, the school district and San Francisco State University launched last year will likely bear more fruit next week.
Thousands of San Francisco 12th-graders and more than 50 Bay Area colleges and universities will come together Friday afternoon at a Civic Center college fair organized by the SF Promise program, according to the San Francisco Unified School District. Read More