A more efficient workers’ compensation arrangement for the Recreation and Park Department is effectively reducing the cost of claims filed each year, saving The City precious funds. Read More
Paying extra for services to keep an area safer and cleaner is a growing trend in San Francisco.There are 10 locations in The City — including Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Fillmore district — where businesses or property owners have voted to pay an annual fee for more frequent graffiti removal, flower baskets and security personnel, among other things. Read More
The Metreon doesn’t count among the South of Market area’s ubiquitous short-term residential hotels, but you wouldn’t know that by the tenant turnover there.
From its trumpeted opening more than a decade ago as a theme park-style haven for gamers to an unfulfilled plan to house a famous New York City restaurant, the Metreon’s owners have struggled to find the right formula to make the building successful and attract long-term tenants. Read More
A piece of equipment that could have been used to eliminate a DNA-testing backlog in the San Francisco crime lab has been sitting unplugged for the past six years.
In 2004, facing a backlog of more than 500 cases, the San Francisco Police Department purchased equipment — a machine that could analyze 16 pieces of DNA evidence at a time — that would make its DNA-evidence analyzing units’ workload a little lighter. Read More
District 2 Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier can seek re-election after a Superior Court Judge overturned a more than 2-year-old city attorney opinion that said she was termed out of office.
“I feel good about it. We felt very strongly about the case going in,” Alioto-Pier said following Supervisor Court Judge Peter Busch’s decision Thursday. Read More
Kirsten Cherry, the vice president of communications for Special Olympics Northern California, speaks about Saturday’s Over the Edge fundraiser. More than 100 people will rappel 38 stories from the rooftop of the Grand Hyatt at Union Square to raise money for Special Olympics athletes. Read More
As members of the Board of Supervisors and Mayor Gavin Newsom struck a budget deal late Tuesday night, the board also voted to reject two politically charged charter amendments proposed for the Nov. 2 ballot that the mayor has blasted.
And it sounded as if a third won’t end up on the ballot either. Read More
As city leaders and residents increasingly shun cars in favor of bikes and public transportation, a corridor once filled with showroom, garage and body-shop buildings is being recognized for its historical role in the rise of the automobile.
A survey of auto-related buildings along Van Ness Avenue — which long ago was known as Auto Row — could lead to protecting some of the aging structures from future development. Read More
Rebuilding a morgue at Laguna Honda Hospital has administrators searching for answers about what to do with bodies so families aren’t burdened by having to travel to the East Bay.The hospital’s decades-old morgue is being demolished next year because the building it’s located in is seismically unsafe. A new morgue will be built as part of the next phase of the hospital’s redesign, but that will likely take about two years. Read More
A scheduled rave at The City’s Regency Center promoted by the organizers of a May dance festival at the Cow Palace where two young men died of an Ecstasy overdose has been canceled over safety concerns. Read More