San Francisco has restrictions on chain stores that have been modified over the years both by voters and the Board of Supervisors. Now, Supervisor Eric Mar is examining how they are working and if there is a need for increased controls.
The battle over AT&T’s plan to install up to 726 utility boxes throughout San Francisco is now in the courts and San Francisco Beautiful is celebrating Monday’s decision by Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn to prevent any box installations while the legal battle continues.
On Nov. 6, Jesse Morris, also known as “Punk Rock Johnny Cash” died after years of entertaining BART riders with his playing of Johnny Cash tunes at the 24th Street BART station. On Tuesday, Supervisor John Avalos introduced a memorial to honor his passing.“I will start off paraphrasing Johnny Cash: ‘I hear the BART training a-coming, it’s squealing ‘round the bend,’” Avalos said.
Brooklyn sculpture artist Tom Otterness shot and killed a dog on film and called it art in 1977 when he was 25 years old. But that act, which he has apologized for throughout years, continues to haunt his successful career and ignites debates whenever he is selected for public art commissions.
It’s a situation that every Muni passenger knows all too well — you wait for 30 minutes at your stop without a single vehicle in sight, and then all of a sudden five different buses arrive simultaneously.There is a term for that unpleasant scenario — it’s called “bunches and gaps” — and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which runs Muni, wants to cut down significantly on those problems over the next six years.