City agencies are looking into the hiring and payment practices of an America’s Cup event production contractor previously caught letting its roving workforce be paid less than San Francisco’s minimum wage.
The inquiries were prompted by complaints from local unions crying foul about compliance with the terms of last winter’s assiduously discussed labor agreement between City Hall and organizers of the sailing regatta. Read More
Radiation is far from the only problem bedeviling the residents of Treasure Island. Delays in development have left residents of the island neglected in other ways. Read More
The SoMa landmark is slated for an ambitious expansion that will claim new space underground and possibly entice more high-profile — and high-spending — conventions to come to San Francisco. Over the past 30 years, the city-owned Moscone Convention Center has helped turn the once-gritty South of Market neighborhood into a red-hot destination. Almost 1 million conventioneers each year visit the sprawling center. Read More
You’d think an event that brings an extra 45,000 people to San Francisco streets would be a boon to local taxi drivers, but cabbies in The City are saying that fares are exceptionally hard to come by at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld event at Moscone Center. Read More
The rain that soaked much of The City on Monday will stick around throughout the week, but aeronautics fans need not despair: Blue skies are expected to return by Saturday, just in time for the Blue Angels’ annual appearance at Fleet Week.
When ships begin arriving Wednesday, they will encounter rain, according to the National Weather Service. Though only a quarter-inch fell at San Francisco International Airport on Monday, more is expected today through Thursday. Read More
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison received a Giant welcome, and a World Series ring, at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 in San Francisco. New team CEO Larry Baer welcomed Ellison to the stage for the keynote speech Sunday and presented Ellison — whose corporation owns a large number of luxury box seats at AT&T Park — with the ring. Baer thanked Ellison for his support of the team. Read More
Traffic in San Francisco is never a picnic, but this weekend could be particularly nightmarish for motorists because a couple of major events are expected to attract hundreds of thousands of people to The City. Read More
Despite companies cutting employee travel and canceling conventions nationwide, Oracle is predicting next week’s OpenWorld to infuse its usual $100 million into San Francisco’s economy.
The massive convention, held Sunday through Thursday at Moscone Center and on nearby Howard Street, is expected to draw 43,000 attendees, which is consistent with the past two years, according to Kim Pineda, a spokeswoman for the Redwood City-based enterprise software company. Read More