Peninsula residents in 10 cities and parts of unincorporated San Mateo County should brace for higher garbage rates this year as a San Francisco firm becomes their first new trash collector in almost three decades.
City planners have made the Hillsdale Caltrain station a keystone of a major 20-year growth plan for the area, envisioning up to 750 new housing units, more pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and new offices, along with relocating the station about a half-mile up the tracks.
In the months since the biggest disaster to strike the Peninsula in decades, law enforcement officials have worked to prevent San Bruno blast victims from being exploited. On Tuesday, two men were charged with violating state contracting laws in the first such cases tied to rebuilding the affected San Bruno neighborhood.
January is the eight-year anniversary of the last time San Francisco cabs raised their meter rates. But with support building for reconsideration of the issue, it’s unlikely that eight more years will pass before rates increase again.
Larry Ellison had more to celebrate on the evening of Dec. 31 than the coming new year. The deal his yacht racing team signed that afternoon to bring the America’s Cup race to San Francisco in 2013 was much sweeter than the one it floated just weeks before.
The South San Francisco High School wrestling team battled its way to a Peninsula Athletic League championship last season. The Warriors came into this year knowing they were going to have to fight even harder to defend it.
As they prepare for the start of league dual meets, a match at Half Moon Bay tonight kicks off the slate, the Warriors appear more than ready for a successful defense.
Lincoln High School boys’ basketball coach Mike Gragnani died Tuesday of an apparent heart attack according to school and CIF-San Francisco Section officials.
In football, different is dangerous. Gimmicks may get you yards, but they’re just as likely to get you fired. If it wasn’t used by Knute Rockne, Pop Warner or Clark Shaughnessy, then how could it be any good? Chris Ault had an idea. “I wanted to do something different,” he said. Ault is the head coach at Nevada, which plays Boston College on Sunday in the Kraft Fight Hunter Bowl at AT&T Park.
Funny isn’t it. If Jim Harbaugh remains at Stanford, he could be coaching a better quarterback than he likely would with the 49ers or Broncos. Then again, if Harbaugh leaves the Cardinal for his suitors in San Francisco or Denver, Andrew Luck may very well jump to the NFL too.
Glen Tripp is the founder of Galileo Learning, a summer program that offers learning experiences to 25,000 school-age children in subjects they would not normally take during the school year.
As applause rings in the ears of newly elected House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, it is necessary to sound a note that many on the GOP side are likely to greet with the enthusiasm they would offer to a skunk.
House Republicans say they plan to keep their promise of returning spending to 2008 levels, and so far they have given us no reason to doubt them. By standing up against Democrats’ spending plans in the lame-duck session, they have already accomplished part of their goal. But their public commitment at this point extends exclusively to the very limited category of “nondefense discretionary spending,” which makes up only 15 percent of the federal budget.
Karen Davis asks in her letter dated Dec. 8 whether I, as the owner of Harbor Village Mobile Home Park, have not allowed Redwood City space for a drainage upgrade as part of an elaborate plan to increase the value of the land by conversion to another use.
Last month, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli successfully argued that the so-called “individual mandate” in Obamacare was outside congressional competence. Advocates of individual choice in health care cheered a significant victory, but this is not the final judicial word on Obamacare.