California Pacific Medical Center is committed to the health care needs of San Francisco. That’s why we are planning to build two new, seismically safe hospitals at Van Ness Avenue and Geary Boulevard and our St. Luke’s campus, as well as to enhance our Davies Campus — all at no cost to the citizens of The City. Read More
At a price of a little over a $1 billion — and now a cost of way over $6 billion — and made in China by slave labor, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge should be scrapped as a historical monument to overzealous politicians, and the existing span rebuilt — or else on the 525-foot tower have placed a brown (Willie and Jerry) pirate flag so that commuters can be reminded of the high tolls being paid on bridges to pay for this unfortunate bridge design. Read More
The Examiner’s report Monday on my legislation to implement “Laura’s Law” in San Francisco mistakenly suggests that medication would be forced on people with mentalillness. Read More
The Sunday article “Drunks drain city coffers” clearly shows that it is a toss-up whether drunken drivers or pedestrians cause the most deaths, and that to raise the fees on alcohol would not stop or hinder the number of street drunks.
Better to fine the people who give street beggars the funds to go the nearest liquor store to buy their alcohol, and also the stores that sell alcohol to drunken street people, just like the bars who pour drinks to intoxicated patrons. Read More
The recent tragedy in Philadelphia where two tourists died in a “duck boat” accident with a barge should give us pause.
San Francisco operates two such amphibious land-sea lines. Filled with 20 to 30 tourists, these boats enter the waters off Mission Bay at least 20 times a day and tour the mouth of China Basin (aka McCovey Cove). Alarmingly, this area is home to several large barges, just like the ones that crashed into the Philadelphia duck boat. Read More
I have been operating my own businesses in Redwood City for more than 30 years and feel I am in touch with neighboring businesses and the local economy at large. Since 2007, I have seen a significant economic downturn in the area and witnessed the impact it has had on many local businesses and residents too. Read More
I was glad to see the Legislature’s Accountability and Administrative Review Committee’s June 30 hearing finally expose the massive long-term scam of roofing-construction dollars targeting California schools, colleges and universities. Read More
The July 1 Examiner editorial, “Want worse health care? Try British model,” has its facts wrong. “Americans lead longer, healthier lives than the Brits” is not correct. The life expectancy in the United Kingdom is 79.4 years; in the USA it is 78.2 years. Read More
I am writing to express my disgust at how the Board of Supervisors is totally destroying The City with its counterproductive behavior. All I hear about is how supervisors want to raise all sorts of fees (taxes) and they don’t care who is opposed to it. They think they know what’s best for The City, but really they do not. Read More
It is frightening that the assets of the six largest banks’ earnings are a whopping 60 percent of our gross domestic product. Congress shares much of the blame for the free fall in the economy. The Democrat-controlled congressional committees demanded that banks issue liar loans that were unsupported by financial assets — to advance their low-income housing objectives. The rating agencies also deserve a failing grade for granting AAA ratings for worthless bonds. Read More