As the nation’s last space shuttle was making its last landing for its last mission last month, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was finishing up a report on jump-starting California’s recession-stricken economy.Therein lies a tale. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom opposes a fee on alcohol proposed by Supervisor John Avalos, a stance that might slightly benefit two companies the entrepreneurial mayor has an interest in. Read More
After decades of planning, construction work on the Transbay Transit Center officially began Wednesday following a politician-heavy groundbreaking ceremony.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and Mayor Gavin Newsom were among the dignitaries who addressed a crowd of hundreds at the future site of the transit center, a $1.2 billion project slated to open in 2017. Read More
You can create all the green jobs you want or reduce your paper consumption to outdo your neighboring business, but nobody will ever know unless you go public about it. The City wants to create a new way to keep businesses on their toes when it comes to cutting back on wasteful energy use: audits. Read More
City officials are starting to court the Golden State Warriors, hoping the Oakland-based team will move across the Bay to make San Francisco its home again. Read More
The Board of Supervisor Budget and Finance Committee concluded on Monday its second-to-last day of deliberations on Mayor Gavin Newsom’s proposed $6.5 billion city and county budget. On Wednesday, the committee is expected to hold its last meetings on the budget, make final decisions on cuts and “add-backs” (a term used to refer to the process of allocating money to services that were cut in the budget proposal) and send to the full board for approval a proposed budget. Read More
San Francisco-based airline Virgin America, which took to the skies in 2007, is about to go international.
Tuesday marks the launch of Virgin America's first international destination with a celebrated flight from San Francisco International Airport to Toronto Pearson International Airport. Read More
Don’t worry about an extra fee on that gum purchase just yet.
Department of Public Works Director Ed Reiskin said in February charging additional “litter fees” was being explored as a way to help close The City’s budget deficit. Read More
Even at the height of the economic downturn, some business leaders have managed to up the ante, redoubling their efforts to make it through one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression.
As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes these efforts and the effects entrepreneurs and small-business owners have made on the economy. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom said he and Police Chief George Gascón are close to releasing a set of recommendations about how to deal with The City's troubled crime lab moving forward.
Today, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi is expected to introduce legislation that would strip The San Francisco Police Department’s authority to run the crime lab. Read More