Anticipating another championship celebration, the Mayor’s Office announced Saturday that today’s Game 4 of the World Series will be broadcast live in Civic Center Plaza.
The Giants lead the best-of-seven World Series 3-0 following their 2-0 victory Saturday over the Detroit Tigers. A win today would give the Giants their second title in three years. Read More
For a while, the new political law in San Francisco was “Hands off Mayor Ed Lee.” The progressive opposition that routinely growled and snipped at the ankles of former Mayor Gavin Newsom was nearly silenced.
But last week, political reality came crashing down on the mayor, who suddenly no longer seemed untouchable.
The man who made the term “city family” fashionable suddenly had a family feud under his roof that even the neighbors could hear. Read More
New measures for improving air quality during the America’s Cup have some skeptical conservation organizations warming up to the event.
The final environmental impact report for the America’s Cup was released Thursday and will go to the Planning Commission for consideration Dec. 15. Project organizers touted the document as the product of extensive public engagement and consideration of community members’ environmental concerns. Read More
For three years, the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Public Health have tried to save money by transferring security at two public hospitals to a private security firm. And for three years there has been a fight about it. Read More
The Ethics Commission will hold its second meeting on whether to grant Mayor Ed Lee’s director on housing Doug Shoemaker an ethics waiver so he can leave his city government post and work as president of the nonprofit Mercy Housing California. Read More
The head of the Mayor’s Office of Housing is seeking a job with a nonprofit developer for which he’s approved several city contracts in recent months. After five years with the Mayor’s Office, Doug Shoemaker could be working as president of the well-known affordable housing nonprofit Mercy Housing California sometime this summer if the Ethics Commission gives him permission at its meeting on Monday. Read More
While there may be talk about the improved working relations between the Board of Supervisors and the mayor, it’s going to take more than good vibes to solve The City’s $383.4 million budget deficit for the fiscal year beginning July 1. That’s the deficit projection as of Wednesday. Read More
San Francisco just confirmed its mutual respect and admiration for Barcelona, Spain with another sister-city contract.
Mayor Gavin Newsom signed the agreement with Barcelona officials Monday. According to the Mayor’s Office, the partnership will work together to promote and broaden the cultural, academic and economic relations between the two cities. Read More
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi wants to find out everything The City did to try and become a host of the World Cup soccer tournament in 2018 or 2022 because Mirkarimi cannot believe that San Francisco is not on the “short list” of cities who are the top contenders. Read More
The Mission Economic Development Agency official will be at the San Francisco Homeownership Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St. Information will be provided by a variety of exhibitors including lenders, Realtors, nonprofits and government agencies. Read More