Water taxis could be offering rides along the San Francisco waterfront this week after receiving approval from the Port Commission on Tuesday for a five-year contract serving landing spots in The City.
The Port gave two companies approval to offer services at several locations in San Francisco. Tideline Marine Group will offer point-to-point service, including pickup and drop-off at sites in the North Bay. A second company, San Francisco Water Taxi Company, will offer service between three San Francisco piers. Read More
If the Warriors build a new arena in San Francisco, on some occasions roughly 60,000 people could surge into the waterfront neighborhoods south of the Bay Bridge — and city officials are exploring ways to move pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and public transit riders through the bustling area effectively. Read More
The City is one step closer to landing a new play structure at a barren playground once known for housing a fighter jet.
The Larsen Playground, located next to 19th Avenue near Ulloa Street, is currently a sand pit with a few swing sets.
But it is best known for the F8 jet that was a play structure there. The plane, which was at the site from 1975 until 1993, was removed due to concerns about lead paint, according to the Recreation and Park Department. Read More
New plans to revamp the Lake Merced boathouse in an effort to revitalize recreational activities at the site were unveiled Wednesday.
The second floor of the 15,200-square-foot boathouse, which was built in 1958, has been vacant since 2003, when the previous concessionaire left. Despite attempts to bring in other companies to provide services at the facility, the property sat virtually empty until the Recreation and Park Department worked with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to craft a plan to upgrade the building. Read More
A 45-year-old parolee has been arrested in connection with the slaying of a gay man who was found bound and gagged in his Diamond Heights apartment.
Steven “Eriq” Escalon, 28, was found dead by his roommate about 6 p.m. June 12. The apartment had been burglarized, and several items — including a laptop, television, jewelry and financial documents — were stolen, police Lt. Hector Sainez said. Read More
Two elderly Asian women were reportedly scammed out of cash and jewelry in separate incidents Sunday and Monday that have hallmarks of other rip-offs from earlier this year.
About 10 a.m. Sunday, an elderly Asian woman was approached near Clay and Jackson streets by three Asian women who convinced the victim that she had stepped in blood and needed to be cleansed of evil spirits, police said. The victim eventually lost a bag full of cash and jewelry. Read More
A fight over wording for a San Francisco ballot measure about the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir’s future is scheduled to be in court today.
In November, Proposition F will ask voters if they want The City to study the feasibility of finding alternative water and power sources and create a plan to drain the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park and restore it to a natural state. If the measure were to be approved, the question of actually ending the use of Hetch Hetchy for water storage and power generation could go before voters in 2014. Read More
The Golden State Warriors and city officials on Thursday night detailed an aggressive timeline to build a new arena on the San Francisco waterfront in time for the team to play the 2017-18 season here. Read More
HIV-positive individuals in San Francisco who lack steady access to nutritious food are hospitalized and visit emergency rooms at a high rate, according to a study released Wednesday.
The study by UC San Francisco researchers, published online in the Journal of General Internal
Medicine, focused on 347 HIV patients who are poor. Of those,
56 percent are considered to be food-insecure.
“Food security means someone is able to access good and healthy food at any time,” said Jean Cooper, director of programs for the Glide Foundation. Read More
A new contract for teachers in San Francisco that limits the number of furlough days for educators is heavily contingent on voters approving one of two November tax measures.The contract, which was tentatively agreed to Aug. 1, was approved by United Educators of San Francisco members Monday night and unanimously ratified by the seven-member Board of Education on Tuesday. Seventy percent of the 1,456 union members who voted approved of the contract that emerged from intervention by a state mediator and a threatened strike. Read More
The grass may have been slightly brown after the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park, but this year The City’s parks department will be seeing more green from the event. Read More
Organizers of Burning Man have filed a lawsuit against a Nevada county in order to stop a major fee increase that could threaten the future of the event.
Scroll down to read the full complaint filed by Burning Man.
Since 1991, the Burning Man festival has been held yearly in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. Except for in 2007, the event has been held on federal land that is under the control of the Bureau of Land Management, which is under the U.S. Department of the Interior. Read More
Gavin Newsom will soon become the first sitting politician to host a show on San Francisco-based Current TV.
The television and online network announced the new show Wednesday, just weeks after the high-profile firing of Keith Olbermann, who had worked for the company for less than a year. Read More
Art from around the world is more accessible to people on their computers after Google announced a major expansion of its Art Project on Tuesday.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the de Young Museum are both partners in the expansion of the project, which includes more than 30,000 high-resolution images of artwork from 46 museums. Read More
Art, technology and music. Three things San Francisco is known for collided in a two-day event at Fort Mason this weekend.The Creators Project, which is a partnership between Intel and Vice, launched its 2012 global tour with the event that included world-famous artists and musicians.It is the third year for the project, which, according to organizers, is a collaboration that aims to push the boundaries of what artists are doing for visual arts by connecting them with Intel, a company best known for its computer processors. Read More