The author of “Love God Heal Earth: 21 Leading Religious Voices Speak Out on Our Sacred Duty to Protect the Environment” is a homemaker-turned- priest trying to reverse global warming from the pulpit. She is an environmental minister at Grace Cathedral, site of the annual Energy Oscars on Tuesday. Read More
The scorecard has been published on the race to see which San Francisco agency is most eager to increase its transparency.
Mayor Gavin Newsom in recent months announced the launch of DataSf.org, a Web site where The City publishes all kinds of government information in hopes that tech professionals will harness it and make user-friendly applications. Newsom has called on city agencies to release as much data as possible as soon as possible. Read More
If you care to know what those trees are that you pass on the way to work, there’s an app for that.
A new software application allows you to search and identify trees in San Francisco from where you’re standing, using information provided by the San Francisco Department of Public Works.
Just type in an address, the cross streets or even a ZIP code and mapping software will pop up with images of the trees on your block. Read More
Hotel walkouts such as the one at the Grand Hyatt Union Square on Thursday will be occurring regularly in coming weeks as union workers move to pressure 61 San Francisco hotels to approve a contract.
The six major hotel chains are trying to hammer out deals with their workers to avoid a strike, which could cripple The City’s tourism industry. The contract between the hotels and their employees expired Aug. 14. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will be back in City Hall on Friday, his spokesman said Thursday afternoon.
Newsom has presumably been at a resort in Hawaii since Tuesday. It has been six days since the mayor has appeared publicly following his withdrawal from the 2010 governor’s race.
The mayor announced his return to work while a major labor dispute is brewing in The City. Hotel workers at the Grand Hyatt Union Square went on strike Thursday morning. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom remains out of The City — presumably still at a resort in Hawaii — while a labor dispute grows.
Hotel workers at the Grand Hyatt Union Square went on strike Thursday morning.
Nathan Ballard, the mayor’s spokesman, said he has been in contact with Newsom about the hotel strike. Read More
Kellogg Co. is no longer claiming that Cocoa Krispies and other of its sugary cereal brands will help boost children’s immunity to illnesses. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom is indeed vacationing in Hawaii.
The Examiner on Wednesday called a resort home on the Big Island where the mayor is resting up with family. A woman who answered the phone and identified herself as Judy — Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s mom’s name is Judy — said Gavin was just down the stairs. A second unidentified woman picked up the phone and declined an interview. Read More
A San Francisco lawmaker is reigniting stalled legislation that would further limit where smokers can light up in The City, hoping amendments to the bill will convince businesses that it won’t be a drag.
The controversial legislation — first introduced by Supervisor Chris Daly last year and now being pushed by Supervisor Eric Mar — would forbid smoking in a slew of new settings, adding to existing bans in bars, restaurants, parks, transit stops and taxicabs. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom continues to lay low while the media picks apart every last angle of his departure from the 2010 California governor’s race.
Newsom has yet to publicly appear since he announced Friday that he will no longer seek the state’s top post.
Today, he has no public events or City Hall meetings scheduled, according to the Mayor’s Office. Read More
The Mexican Museum will not be homeless this Christmas.
The museum’s collection of 12,000 objects, including paintings, sculptures and folk art, is currently in storage at Fort Mason and awaiting a new home in the culturally-rich Yerba Buena district in downtown San Francisco.
That new location, however, likely won’t be ready until after 2014.
Keeping the museum’s pieces at Fort Mason until it has a new home hasn’t been easy. Lease negotiations have been contentious. Read More
The City has used up most of the 28,000 injectable doses of H1N1 vaccine it received from the federal government last week and there is no clear indication as to when more will arrive, the Department of Public Health said.
State officials told the DPH that more swine flu doses will be shipped out “in the next week to 10 days,” DPH spokeswoman Eileen Shields said. But those doses will be in the form of the nasal spray – aka FluMist – and not the injectable kind, she said.
Talks between San Francisco’s major hotels and the union representing 9,000 workers resume today, one week after union members voted to authorize a strike as negotiations turned sour.
A labor walkout, which the union says could happen within weeks if talks do not progress, could deal a financial blow to the hotels as well as The City’s coffers, which receives a 14 percent tax on each hotel room. A hotel strike in 2004 cost The City an estimated $100 million. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom has dropped out of the 2010 governor’s race.
Newsom, 42, bowed out Friday after struggling to match the millions of dollars that his expected Democratic primary opponent, state Attorney General Jerry Brown, had raised.
Newsom also trailed Brown in the polls even though Brown, a former governor and former Oakland mayor, has yet to declare his candidacy. Brown announced an exploratory committee for the post in September. Read More
An oil tanker Friday morning spilled “less than a few thousand gallons” of fuel into the Bay, rather than the 100-gallon figure reported by officials earlier in the morning, Mayor Gavin Newsom said.
The spill, which has produced a 1-mile-long sheen on the Bay, was reported at 6:48 a.m. from a vessel anchored at Anchorage Nine, located about 2.5 miles southeast of the Bay Bridge, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
A Panamanian-flagged tanker, named Dubai Star, was reportedly fueling up when one of its fuel lines ruptured, the Coast Guard said. Read More