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.
The City is on the verge of buying back an old Muni substation on Fillmore Street from the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, which failed in its plans to convert the vacant building into a jazz facility.
The redevelopment agency bought the century-old building, which used to house large electricity-generating turbines for streetcars, from The City in 2003 for $900,000.
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.
The U.S. Department of Justice visited Laguna Honda Hospital earlier this month to check in on its patients, and it seems as though things are improving.
In 1998, the DOJ slammed the hospital in a report that said patients would wander away from hospital grounds for hours, bring drugs or alcohol into the facility and obtain dangerous objects. One patient died after choking on a peanut butter sandwich.
A lawsuit that centers on drug crimes and San Francisco’s Sanctuary City policy will again be in front of police commissioners Wednesday.
The lawsuit, brought by San Francisco resident Charles Fonseca, will be discussed in closed session, but there’s no word from commissioners on whether a resolution is near.
Visiting Russian sailors who helped beat down a San Francisco conflagration could soon have their deeds recognized in a waterfront plaque – 146 years after the blaze was extinguished.
In 1863, the Russian Imperial Pacific Fleet accepted the U.S. government’s invitation to winter their ships in San Francisco Bay.