The City’s Chinese community is getting some legal advice from Public Defender Jeff Adachi on Friday – in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
“We are focusing on issues that are of most interest to Chinese and Chinese American residents, such as immigration, mental health and our Clean Slate program,” Adachi said. “We're also discussing the importance of jury duty and will give an overview of how the juvenile and criminal justice system works.”
The City has reached a $1.75 million settlement agreement with the surviving family members of a 66-year-old woman who was struck and killed in a crosswalk by a Department of Public Works employee driving a pickup truck.
As the Examiner reported Sept. 24, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is seeking the Board of Supervisors approval of a $30 million agreement with Thales Transport & Security Inc. The contract comes before the full board on Tuesday.
A $650,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed by the family of a woman killed in April 2008 when a branch fell from a redwood tree in Stern Grove and crushed her vehicle is being introduced to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday for approval.
The settlement will need to be heard by the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee before the full board can vote on it.
A crumbling Glen Park cottage was analyzed after it was demolished Tuesday and officials determined that it was not, as they had feared, a historic earthquake shack.
An emergency demolition order was granted by the Department of Building Inspection after the long-vacant building at 533 Laidley Street was found to be a safety hazard.
There’s nothing like a lil’ competition to lure local tech whizzes into developing software applications that will benefit The City’s residents and make local government more transparent.
Six weeks ago, Mayor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of DataSf.org, a Web site where The City publishes all kinds of government information in hopes that tech pros and other clever professionals in town will make cool apps out of them.
The Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing Monday on the illegal marijuana growing operations in the Sunset District.
The hearing was called by Supervisor Carmen Chu as police have raided a number of houses for the offense.
On Monday, The City’s Immigration Commission holds a meeting in Supervisor John Avalos’ District 11 to discuss such things as the impact of the economic crisis on the Excelsior neighborhood and immigrant communities, home foreclosures and car impoundments. The meeting, which begins at 5:30 pm, includes opening remarks from Avalos.
The mayor’s schedule appears calm today, with no public appearances listed or important meetings at City Hall.
Meanwhile, life in gubernatorial campaign land is heating up. The mayor has challenged two gubernatorial hopefuls – former eBay CEO Meg Whitman and Attorney General Jerry Brown – to debates, and is gearing up for the big fundraiser with former President Bill Clinton Monday.
At a press conference Wednesday about fire dangers sparked by illegal marijuana grows, Police Chief George Gascon was quick to point out – repeatedly – that police enforcement efforts were not aimed at marijuana users.
But does he believe the problems illegal grows present – electrical fires, blight, organized crime and robbery risks – could be eliminated by legalizing marijuana?