As the clock ticks down to thousands of San Francisco workers — including city employees — likely losing their jobs, city leaders are redoubling their efforts to urge Congress to renew the JobsNow program.
City officials and business leaders Thursday rolled out an online national campaign urging Congress to extend the $2.5 billion that would support job growth across the nation. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom is reminding Sheriff Michael Hennessey who is boss of San Francisco.
While the mayor “respects” the sheriff’s opinion that San Francisco should be allowed to opt out of the Secure Communities program, which identifies illegal immigrants booked in county jail, Newsom doesn’t agree. Read More
Police swooped in on the Susu Spa massage parlor in the Tenderloin neighborhood Thursday afternoon and ran a covert operation where they arrested one woman on suspicion of soliciting a police officer for sex.
And two weeks ago, the Department of Public Health shut down the Sunflower Spa, a massage parlor in the Civic Center area where multiple prostitution arrests have been made through the years, according to police. Read More
City workers will be hitting the streets in new plug-in Prius hybrids for a pilot project with Toyota.
On Wednesday, Mayor Gavin Newsom accepted the key to one of the two electric vehicles San Francisco will incorporate into its fleet to showcase the cutting-edge technology, which will be sold commercially in 2012.
Newsom, who owns a hybrid, took a spin around the block in the electric vehicle, one of 150 that are being distributed throughout the nation. Read More
The attempts made to revitalize the mid-Market neighborhood are seemingly endless. Read More
If anyone can cohabitate with low-income residents and transients, it’s San Francisco’s artists.
Mayor Gavin Newsom used Wednesday’s ribbon cutting of a new art store, Blick, located on Market and 6th Streets, as an example of what’s to come in the mid-Market area. Read More
It's been a groundbreaking summer for San Francisco -- the new Bay Bridge self-anchored suspension span was lifted, the Hunters Point Shipyard project was approved, work on the Transbay Terminal started last week and now city leaders are moving ahead with the massive redevelopment of Treasure Island. On Tuesday, Mayor Gavin Newsom will join Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to endorse the terms of Naval Station Treasure Island Transfer Agreement. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom figures he has had the best three weeks of his term so far. Read More
Farming out court cases instead of having the Public Defender’s Office handle them has cost The City an additional $2 million, according to records.
Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s office outsourced more than 1,000 cases in 2009 due to “unavailability,” according to city records. Read More
The first day back to school will be busy for everyone, including Mayor Gavin Newsom. The mayor will be doing school tours starting at 9 a.m. Monday morning where he plans to be at James Denman Middle School and then Leadership High School. Read More