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  • Oct 11-12, 2009
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  • Daly to handcuff certain fundraising

    Supervisor Chris Daly wants to prevent city employees from engaging in fundraising efforts for nonprofit organizations that support city departments.

    Legislation he has introduced to prohibit such an occurrence is before the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee on Thursday. It would require approval by the full board to become law.

  • More time for public comment?

    Soon, the public could talk about anything under the sun at Board of Supervisors committee meetings, held routinely most weeks.

    The Board of Supervisors currently allows members of the public to comment on items not on the agenda during its Tuesday meeting when all 11 members are present.

  • Businesses in western SOMA up for debate

    What kind of businesses should pop up in the western SOMA neighborhood? Zoning discussions are heating up about what to prohibit and what to allow – from bars, medical marijuana dispensaries, large retail stores and movie theaters.

    On Thursday, residents and city officials will discuss the matter at the Business and Land Use Committee Meeting.

  • PG&E: Power outages reported

    Nearly 3,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers in San Francisco and on the Peninsula are without power Tuesday morning due to storm-related outages.

    In San Francisco, 1,540 customers in the Hunter’s Point Shipyard area remain in the dark after a 7:30 a.m. outage that originally affected 2,600, PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said.

  • Fire that displaced 4 people in San Mateo is controlled

    A two-alarm residential fire in San Mateo that caused an estimated $200,000 worth of damage and displaced four people early this morning has been extinguished, according to fire officials.

    The fire was reported at about 2:40 a.m. at a building in the Scotchollow Apartments complex at 113 Laurie Meadows Drive, a San Mateo County fire dispatcher said.

  • Bay Area braces for stormy weather

    Tuesday is expected to be cold and wet across the Bay Area, as a cold front and the remnants of a typhoon mix, creating a stormy combination.

    It is likely that Tuesday morning’s commute will be “ugly with a capital U,” a National Weather Service forecaster said.

    The storm was forecast to roll into the region overnight, forecaster Diana Henderson said.

  • Devil's Slide reopens after fatal crash

    A 75-year-old woman was killed in a three-car crash on state Highway 1 at Devil's Slide this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    The crash, reported at about 7:45 a.m., closed the roadway until about 11:30 a.m., CHP Officer Kevin Kroncke said.

  • Fatal crash shuts down Highway 1

    State Highway 1 is closed in both directions at Devil's Slide due to a fatal crash, California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Kroncke said.

    The crash, reported at 7:46 a.m., involved three vehicles, according to preliminary reports.

  • Crash blocks two westbound lanes at Bay Bridge's S-curve

    Two westbound lanes are blocked on the Bay Bridge due to an overturned white sedan, California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Kroncke said.

    The crash was reported at 12:09 p.m. on the S-curve along the temporary section of the bridge near Treasure Island.

    At about 12:20 p.m., two lanes remained blocked and crews were arriving to upright the vehicle.

  • Oracle conference opens big

    Software giant Oracle Corp. welcomed more than 40,000 attendees to its OpenWorld 2009 conference, which will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco through Thursday. The global business and technology conference includes educational sessions, live Oracle product demos and countless opportunities for networking, among other features, according to the Redwood City-based company.

Sports

  • Huge crowds, little trouble at Presidents Cup

    Organizers of the Presidents Cup estimate the event drew 26,000 fans to San Francisco’s Harding Park Golf Course on both Saturday and Sunday.

    The crowd numbered 25,000 on both Thursday and Friday, as the event sold out all tickets for its four days of game play, Presidents Cup Executive Director Tom Clark said Monday.

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Nation & World

  • Heath care, Afghanistan linked for Obama

    As he navigates a range of politically unappealing options for health care reform and the Afghan war, President Obama is finding the two to be linked

    The liberals in his own party are dismayed by Obama's apparent retreat on a public, government-run insurance program for health care, and his contemplated embrace of a ramped-up war plan for Afghanistan.

  • What should conservatives do?

    Now that dreams of a 2010 victory are dancing like sugarplums in Republicans’ heads, and although they may turn out to be only dreams, it may be time for conservatives and Republicans to think more seriously about how they would govern if voters give them a chance.

  • Reed warns against "simplistic" approach to Afghanistan

    Senate Republicans will back a request for a surge of 40,000 troops in Afghanistan, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said on Sunday.

    McConnell said on Face the Nation that despite strong evidence that Afghanistan is being run by a "flawed administration," the country is a haven for terrorists who threaten America.

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