The final settlement between The City and a Harvard University resident physician who claims he was shocked more than 10 times with a stun gun and beaten by police is $385,000.
Mehrdad Alemozaffar claims that the North Beach attack came after asking for the badge number of an officer with a long history of complaints: Jesse Serna.
What better way to remember a massive and destructive earthquake than to pretend we are experiencing an even bigger one.
More than 7 million state residents, including San Franciscans, are already signed up for what should be the largest earthquake preparedness event ever in the U.S., said California Emergency Management Agency Secretary Matt Bettenhausen, who talked up the drill at City Hall this morning.
One of the last remaining structures of San Francisco’s old electric railway will soon be the setting for a new program aimed at providing meaningful employment for The City’s youths.
The Geneva Car Barn and Power House, built in 1901 as part of the San Mateo Railroad, is in the midst of being transformed into a community center for local artists, and starting next summer, San Francisco teenagers will have a chance to earn a paycheck by working at the new foundation.
Earlier this month we reported that the ever-increasing number of revelers at Dolores Park -- and the ever-increasing amount of trash and noise they produce -- had spurred police to begin “educating” visitors about the ban on non-permitted alcohol in the park and had prompted the Recreation and Park Department had deployed an “emergency crew” of gardeners there.
Kimberly Brandon was praised during the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee hearing Thursday for her years of service on the Port Commission and her reappointment was then supported. It is expected to be confirmed by the full board.
Brandon, who was chair of the commission when it selected the developer of the Ferry Building, said one of her main focuses is the southern waterfront.
The Police Department is one step closer to cashing in a $1 million federal grant for a new emergency operations center.
The new center will go into a recently purchased building at 16th Street and De Haro which the Department’s tactical unit will call its home. The Department of Emergency Management already has a headquarters on Turk Street.
Mayor Gavin Newsom will spend part of this morning at City Hall to let city folk in on upcoming plans to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
The 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook the greater San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas on Oct. 17.
He has no campaign events scheduled, although Friday his staff will host a campaign briefing online at www.ustream.tv.
Stay tuned today for possible unscheduled appearances by Newsom.
A panel is going to decide which little projects will be a big deal for public parks.
Nearly new Recreation and Park Department General manager Phil Ginsburg ran a marathon shortly after his appointment to raise money for simple ways to improve parks.