In a blow to construction workers and developers, fewer condominiums are under construction in San Francisco today than at any time since 2004, a real estate firm said Tuesday.
There are 546 condo units presently being built in The City, the lowest number in five years, according to The Mark Company’s latest quarterly report.
Windy weather was exactly what city officials hoped for today for Mayor Gavin Newsom, who announced at a press conference in front of Civic Center plaza that The City will soon be peppered with small wind turbines that can generate electricity.
Last year, Newsom and then-Supervisor Tom Ammiano created a task force to discover how to make wind power in The City worthwhile.
The name Van Jones might seem like a hot potato for politicians who may like and respect him but are seeking election to a major post.
Still, Mayor Gavin Newsom has not hesitated to call the former White House adviser and Bay Area activist a friend in at least two recent speeches, including at a conference on renewable energy this morning.
It’s becoming trendier at The City’s public high schools to get ready for college.
About 3,700 high school students in The City’s public schools took Advanced Placement exams in 2009 that would allow them to use their courses for college credit.
It was an increase by about 500 from last year. But the percentage of students who can actually use their courses for college credits slightly decreased from 70.3 percent to 66.9 percent.
New dad Mayor Gavin Newsom is trying to build stamina while balancing fatherhood, his City Hall duties and a gubernatorial campaign.
He appears to be handling it swimmingly so far.
Newsom’s actress wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom gave birth to daughter Montana Tessa Siebel Newsom on Sept. 18. Since then, the mayor has said numerous times Montana has had a profound effect on him.
Mayor Gavin Newsom says thumbs up to the NBC television medical drama series “Trauma,” which is filmed in The City and debuted last night.
The mayor told The Examiner at a renewable energy finance conference this morning that he had not missed the first episode despite his busy schedule. He’d better not – his actress wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom appeared briefly in the show.
Crime in the Southern District – from ballgames at AT&T Park to SOMA nightclubs to the Embarcadero and Yerba Buena and Treasure Islands – will be up for discussion at Wednesday’s Police Commission meeting on Treasure Island.
Captain Daniel McDonough will brief commissioners and the community about police strategies and crime trends in the area.
San Francisco’s city attorney is worried the state’s controversial plan to eradicate the light brown apple moth hasn’t undergone enough scrutiny.
In comments on a draft report by state food and agriculture officials intended to gauge the eradication program’s environmental and public health risks, Dennis Herrera called the analysis “far from thorough.”
A 103 year-old cottage in the Glen Park neighborhood is scheduled to be torn down Tuesday.
The historic building was ruled by the Department of Building Inspection to be unsafe to anybody who is adjacent or who enters the building, according to department spokesman Bill Strawn.