Mayor Gavin Newsom was going to head up to Sacramento on Thursday morning, but given all the work he has left to do before leaving office in three weeks, he decided to stay put. The mayor will be inside City Hall most of the day conducting meetings with staff. email@example.com Read More
The section of pipeline that exploded in San Bruno in September had been inspected regularly for years, and no red flags ever arose, Pacific Gas & Electric officials have said.But experts say the method of inspection PG&E used for that pipeline — and the vast majority of its other lines — is inadequate to detect a whole host of dangers that could have led the pipe to burst. Read More
San Francisco’s 81st annual Holiday Tree Lighting will take place today at McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park at 501 Stanyan St. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and feature live entertainment, activities for kids, refreshments, train rides and a visit from Santa Claus. John McLaren, The City’s first park superintendent, started the tree-lighting tradition in 1929. Read More
Former supervisor Harvey Milk’s historic Castro Camera store has become the site of the San Francisco Action Center and store for The Human Rights Campaign, a nationwide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil-rights organization. The store will carry merchandise with Milk’s image. The move has drawn fire from gay activists on both sides of the political spectrum, including Log Cabin Republicans. Read More
Gun-related injuries and deaths have declined drastically, saving taxpayers nearly half a million dollars in medical costs annually.
San Francisco General Hospital officials released a report this week showing that gunshot wounds dropped from 175 in 2005 to 134 last year. The number of gun-related deaths also sharply declined from 45 in 2006 to 17 in 2009, according to the annual report. Read More
Now that the November election is over and the contentious outcome of Proposition B has been decided, motorists in The City’s Ingleside Police District may be noticing a seemingly unrelated side effect: an increase in traffic tickets. Read More
The Dec. 2 story “Flood-mitigation efforts rising in Redwood City” says upgrades could alleviate flooding, and while Harbor Village owner Al Engel has not allowed the city space for an upgrade, the proposed Saltworks (Cargill-DMB) development could, with land being the biggest expense. However, might Cargill salt ponds contribute to flooding? Is the Bayfront Canal bordered by levees constructed for salt ponds? If levees weren’t there, would there be flooding? Read More
Our good friends at City Hall are holding a holiday party this weekend, but don’t expect to find our next mayor all neatly wrapped under a tree.
That’s because most sane people would never even consider taking on the role of slashing jobs and departments for the next year and then hope that all the good union members fighting desperately against those cuts would then support that person to continue in the post for the next four years. Read More
The northern waterfront of San Francisco has become the top choice for The City to anchor its bid to host the America’s Cup sailing contest.As The City races to approve a host agreement by Tuesday, the northern waterfront was selected as the destination for the 2013 event, over the initially proposed central waterfront location, which would have been more expensive for The City. Read More
HOLIDAY GLEE Renee Baldocchi, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco stafferGary Brown, bassistFavorite music: Classic tunes by Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole Read More