No Blue Angels, no air show. No air show — no Fleet Week?
Not as The City knows it, anyway.
San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week celebration — the highlight of which is two days of aerial stunts performed by the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Blue Angels — will be a drastically scaled-down event this year.
The U.S. Navy has canceled the remainder of the elite Blue Angels demonstration team's 2013 season because of federal cuts.
The commander of Naval air forces announced the decision Tuesday.
The canceled season means the Navy flight team will not be making its annual appearance at San Francisco's Fleet Week. Read More
The U.S. Navy has revealed its proposal for cleaning up a section of southern shoreline at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard — one of the last such efforts the agency needs approval for.
The Navy shuttered the shipyard in 1974, and in the early 1990s the property was included on a list of U.S. bases that would be closed and transferred to other agencies. The Navy divided the base into several parcels, each of which has its own cleanup plans. Read More
The City has grand plans to rebuild Treasure Island, a man-made land mass in the middle of San Francisco Bay with sweeping views of the downtown skyline.
But before the Navy transfers the land to San Francisco, contamination at the site from the now-decommissioned military facility needs to be cleaned up to a level that city officials, and not just the federal government, deem acceptable. Read More
Stagnant interest from American investors in funding the construction of 20,000 new San Francisco homes has driven developer Lennar to a Chinese investment bank in search of $1.7 billion in startup capital.
The Miami-based housing giant is in negotiations with the China Development Bank to start construction on two city-approved redevelopment projects on former Navy bases — Hunters Point and Treasure Island — a company spokesman confirmed Monday. Read More
As a decade of peace came to pass this week in the NFL, new opportunities opened for financing new stadiums. Yet the 49ers promptly announced that the team is still moving at full speed on its proposed new home in Santa Clara.
But proponents of keeping the team in its namesake city have their own basic message: “Don’t forget about us.” Read More
A plan to build more than 10,000 new homes in southeastern San Francisco is set to move forward — albeit in a somewhat delayed fashion — after a San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled Monday on a lawsuit arguing homebuilder Lennar Corp. failed to identify potential health impacts at the Hunters Point Shipyard site. Read More
A plan to build more than 10,000 new homes at the Hunters Point Shipyard could either be the best thing in San Francisco history, or its worst ever development disaster, according to a ruling issued Thursday by The City’s Civil Grand Jury.It all depends on how the defunct U.S. Navy base is cleaned of contamination, and how public officials respond to community concerns over how the cleanup and buildup will be conducted. Read More