In potentially deadly situations when every second counts, emergency responders show up to The City’s northeastern neighborhoods more than a minute earlier than those in southern areas, a new report said.
Pacific Heights, the Marina district and surrounding neighborhoods had the quickest time for a first responder to arrive at the scene of an emergency following a 911 call at 4 minutes 3 seconds, according to a San Francisco Fire Department report due to be released Thursday. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom probably wishes he could do nothing today but spend time with his newborn daughter, who came home from the hospital Tuesday.
However, Newsom will at least make one appearance this afternoon to move forward his gubernatorial campaign. The mayor will chat in his first online town hall meeting -- an hour-long event starting at 6 p.m. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom says his newborn daughter is home safe.
The mayor rushed to the California Pacific Medical Center early this afternoon to pick up his baby, who was born Friday, following an online campaign event involving Twitter.
Just before 3 p.m., the mayor apologized via Twitter for slowing traffic.
“I think we drove 3 mph,” he wrote. “Sorry for traffic jam!”
Newsom and his wife recently moved into a home in Ashbury Heights. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom loves his Twitter, having first announced his daughter’s birth and candidacy for governor on the micro-blogging site.
But today’s Twitter chat with the mayor, where he spent 45 minutes trying to answer a barrage of questions from users about how he plans on fixing California as governor, might have had some folks wondering why Newsom didn’t use a seemingly more useful -- although perhaps ol' fashioned -- chat site for the Q&A. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom is picking up his newborn daughter from the hospital this afternoon, he announced on Twitter.
“Thanks for the kind words about my daughter,” the mayor wrote on his Twitter page, where he announced both his daughter’s birth last Friday and also his candidacy for governor several months ago.
He also wrote: “Picking her up from the hospital after twitter talk!”
The online discussion was scheduled to end at 1:30 p.m. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will likely be welcoming his wife and newborn home from the hospital today, so don’t expect any public appearances.
But Newsom will make at least one appearance – on Twitter.
This afternoon, he plans to use the site where he first announced his candidacy for governor to answer questions on how to fix California.
The chat is between 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Wiping graffiti off buildings, benches and bus shelters might make The City easier on the eyes, but some of the chemicals used for those efforts are not easy on the health of city workers, according to a new city document.
Some of the dozens of products used to combat graffiti in The City are “extremely hazardous” to humans and are “widely used by city staff,” according to a document released by the Department of Environment. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom is a few days into his new job — parenting — and he admitted it’s a lot of work.
Newsom and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, welcomed a baby girl into the world Friday. Since then, the mayor said, sleep has been hard to come by. The question is not how many hours of shut-eye he’s had, but “how many hours in a row,” Newsom said, jokingly, during a City Hall event Monday. Read More
With the birth of his daughter on Friday, don’t plan on Mayor Gavin Newsom being too active today – but you never know.
He has no public events, meetings at City Hall, or campaign events on his schedule. But while mayor will take days off here and there to be with his family, it will not be for an extended period of time, spokesman Nathan Ballard said.
Legislation that would allow San Francisco's new police chief to appoint people from outside The City's police department to command staff positions will go before the Public Safety Committee Monday.
It would amend a city code that states “appointments to the command staff may only be made from the rank of rank of lieutenant or higher in the San Francisco Police Department.”
San Francisco, meet Montana Tessa Siebel Newsom.
The baby girl was born to Jennifer Siebel Newsom, 35, and Mayor Gavin Newsom, 41, at 12:39 p.m. on Friday in San Francisco.
The 7-pound, 12-ounce baby was born at an unnamed hospital in San Francisco, according to the Mayor’s Office.
The arrival of their first child has been highly anticipated event -- by the public, media and family members.
The next big earthquake in the Bay Area could damage or level so-called soft-story buildings in San Francisco, but Mayor Gavin Newsom wants to prevent that.
Owners of soft-story buildings in The City that could crumble during earthquakes would have their permits expedited and the Plan Review fees fees waived if they voluntarily make seismic upgrades, under legislation introduced by Newsom to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Attorney General Jerry Brown is none-too-happy about news reports saying he frowned upon the role of mayors and questioned whether they are fit to be governors during a speech in The City on Wednesday.
Brown told The Examiner on Thursday that his speech was grossly misquoted and that what he had really told attendees at a Geary Boulevard merchants event was the exact opposite of what newspapers had reported.
Mayor Gavin Newsom’s schedule appears quiet today, with no public appearances or even meetings at City Hall.
We’ll let you know whether that will last, as the mayor has been out-and-about in recent days at events that did not show on the public schedule. One thing is for certain: He must be staying close to home, as his wife is due with their first child in six days.
Buying a soda or other sugary drink in San Francisco will cost you more if Mayor Gavin Newsom has his way.
As a nationwide debate rages about taxing soft drinks and a new health study says sodas are linked to obesity, Newsom said Thursday that he is prepared to push legislation that would impose a fee on sugary drinks sold in The City by large retailers.
The mayor first pitched the fee idea in 2007, but it fizzled due to legal restrictions. Under state law, new taxes require voter approval. Read More