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.
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu was in China over the legislative recess, and according to a gift disclosure he filed with the Ethics Commission some of his traveling expenses were picked up by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, headed by Rose Pak, a longtime influential figure of Chinatown.
The filing shows the chamber paid travel expenses totaling $1,140.
Driving in the Presidio will have a slightly different feel next month, with transportation officials testing out traffic calming measures in anticipation of the neighboring construction on Doyle Drive.
Starting on Sept. 29, Presidio Boulevard will be closed to traffic between West Pacific Avenue and Simonds Loop, and Crissy Field Avenue is slated to be shut down on its one-way uphill portion.
It looks like police Chief George Gascón will start the season on the injury list. The chief hurt his knee while jogging a few weeks back and now he may need arthroscopic surgery to repair the damage.
Gascón told the Police Commission on Wednesday evening that he realized it was time to see the doctor when he heard his knee pop as he was taking the City Hall stairs two at a time. Now, the salubrious chief is awaiting doctors’ orders as far as surgery goes.
Votes that could have kicked off hearings into whether the North Beach Branch Library and eight other branch buildings should be protected as historic landmarks were postponed by the Historic Preservation Commission on Wednesday.
Friday may provide a glimpse into the future.
Bicycle riding us up in San Francisco 43 percent since 2006, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s May State of the Cycling report.
Now some bike activists are asking: Where’s our parking?
At the fourth annual Park(ing) Day on Friday, auto parking spaces will be transformed into parks.