While a bevy of San Franciscans are shopping or resting from turkey hangovers, Mayor Gavin Newsom was set to spend Friday preparing for a trip to Bangalore, India, the Mayor’s Office said.
The mayor is also scheduled to make an appearance at the Macy’s 20th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Union Square at 5:45 p.m.
On Saturday, Newsom will jet off to Bangalore for some relationship-building sessions as part of the San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Initiative, a partnership established last year, the Mayor’s Office said. Read More
Will Mayor Gavin Newsom be eating turkey on Thanksgiving?
Hard to know. The Mayor’s Office has been tight-lipped about Newsom’s plans for the holiday, saying only that he is spending Wednesday and Thursday with family.
But don’t worry. Newsom won’t be out of sight long. The mayor plans to attend the Macy’s 20th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Union Square on Friday at 5:45 p.m., spokesman Joe Arellano said. Read More
The holidays are a time when city crews halt roadwork on bustling commercial corridors so as not to disrupt shoppers and businesses during the height of the shopping season.
The Department of Public Works today issued a moratorium on street excavation and construction between Thursday and Jan. 3.
“During this time, DPW will not issue street excavation permits to private contractors and halts its own road construction work on busy commercial corridors,” DPW said in a statement. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom’s schedule a day before Thanksgiving shows no public events or meetings at City Hall.
However, the mayor’s schedule is always subject to change.
There’s about to be a major divide in the satisfaction level among Muni riders.
The most dramatic overhaul to Muni’s bus and streetcar route system in 30 years is set to take effect in just 10 days and will include service reductions for some passengers and additions for others, Mayor Gavin Newsom said Tuesday at a 38-Geary bus stop near Masonic Avenue.
“You’re either going to love this or you’re going to hate it,” Newsom said. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom today proclaimed on Twitter that more than 80 percent of uninsured San Franciscans now have health insurance under Healthy SF, the nation’s first city-run universal health care system.
“Congress take note - this can be done!” Newsom wrote on the subject. Read More
First breakfast, then deal with Muni.
At least breakfast should be fun.
Mayor Gavin Newsom was scheduled at 7 a.m. to attend the San Francisco Interfaith Council’s 12 annual Thanksgiving breakfast and 20th anniversary celebration at the Kabuki Hotel on Post Street. Read More
Muni riders will see more police officers on the transit system following several high-profile assault incidents, including an attack on a child.
The uptick in assaults, thefts and graffiti on buses and light-rail trains — including the stabbing of an 11-year-old boy on a bus and a fight between two women — led the Police Department’s top brass to put more officers on vehicles — uniformed and undercover. Read More
During a City Hall hearing Monday afternoon regarding crime on Muni, it seemed as if Supervisor Chris Daly was so bored that he might as well log onto Facebook for a bit of social networking fun.
However, a glance at Daly’s Facebook page would suggest he was less bored than fed-up with hearing the same old song about assaults, thefts, graffiti and fare evasion on buses and streetcars.
“Violence on MUNI is a real issue, but this is a useless hearing,” Daly wrote on his Facebook page. Read More
Think again if you thought it was perfectly legal to chuck your old couch on the sidewalk for anyone’s taking.
The Department of Public Works recently put out a friendly reminder on Twitter warning that residents face fines between $200 and $1,000 for such “illegal dumping.”
Dumping household items on city streets is against the law, the agency said. Read More
Mayor Newsom will conduct meetings in City Hall for part of his day, according to his public schedule.
But that doesn’t mean you won’t be seeing the mayor around town. Last Friday, the mayor attended four public events despite the empty schedule on his calendar. Read More
As The Examiner reported early Friday, a glance at Mayor Gavin Newsom’s schedule can be a false forecast of his day.
The Mayor’s Office released a revised schedule Friday afternoon showing Newsom was out-and-about at various events.
The activity began at 9 this morning when Newsom visited Downtown High School in Potrero to meet with chronically truant students, spokesman Joe Arellano said. Read More
The homeless in San Francisco will have an additional shelter option during the cold days of winter, Mayor Gavin Newsom’s office announced Friday.
A winter shelter program for adult males begins Sunday and runs through Feb. 27, the Mayor’s Office said in a statement.
The so-called San Francisco Interfaith Winter Shelter Program will offer both housing and support services for guests, it said.
The St. Boniface Church at 133 Golden Gate Ave. will be the first program location offering shelter. Spaces are reserved on a
first-come, first-served basis. Read More
Well-known public relations guru Sam Singer has been hired to represent the Hotel Council of San Francisco during the ongoing hotel labor dispute, the council announced Friday.
And not surprisingly, slams against the union have already begun.
Local 2 Unite Here! – which represents 9,000 hotel workers at 61 city hotels – has been staging separate, multiday strikes at various major downtown hotels during the last three weeks in order to obtain a desired contract. The contract between the union and hotels expired Aug. 14. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom is conducting meetings at City Hall on Friday and has no public appearances scheduled — at least that is what his official schedule says.
Then again, Newsom has been showing up to events that are not on his schedule. Take Thursday, for instance, when the mayor appeared at a Project Homeless Connect event in Golden Gate Park.
Time will tell where the mayor makes an appearance. Read More