A 30-year-old clinic named after The City’s most famous lesbian couple has one month to raise $500,000 or else its board of directors will start to pull the plug.
Lyon-Martin Health Services is a Market Street center that serves thousands of homeless, gay and lesbian and underprivileged patients a year. But faced with about $1.5 million in debt, the board’s chair said it can no longer employ its staff of about 18 unless the donations funnel in by March 31. Read More
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is scheduled to join state and city officials Saturday to celebrate the reopening of The City’s oldest library branch.The library’s Park Branch, which first opened in 1909, was renovated to meet today’s environmental standards while being restoring to its neoclassical glory, library spokeswoman Michelle Jeffers said. Read More
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi are going door-to-door in Japantown on Thursday to talk to merchants and community leaders about the neighborhood’s future.San Francisco’s Japantown is the oldest in the U.S. and one of only three left in the country, Mirkarimi said. Read More
When a politician says, “I proposed this amendment without any disrespect to any member of this House,” you can bet that the opposite is true. And that’s just what Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., said when last week when he proposed cutting $15 million in federal funding from the Presidio Trust, which oversees the Presidio park here in San Francisco. (Note that Rep. Read More
Gas stations selling diesel fuel in San Francisco could be forced to sell biodiesel instead, if a proposal floated by a city commission gains traction. Read More
Neighbors hope that the new Whole Foods Market that recently opened in Upper Haight can bring some positive changes to the area.
For years, the neighborhood was at the top of former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s fix-it list because some residents clashed with people loitering on the sidewalk asking for money. Newsom pushed both for a recent law that prohibits anyone from sitting or standing on the sidewalk, and the eviction of a nearby, 36-year-old recycling center. Read More
The longest running elected official in San Francisco is calling it quits this year.
In a memo to his staff, Sheriff Michael Hennessey said Friday he would not be seeking reelection in November.
“Before matters become a public debate, I would like employees of the Sheriff’s Department to know that I do not intend to seek reelection in November of this year,” Hennessey wrote. Read More
The grand opening of the Whole Foods at Haight and Stanyan streets begs the question about where customers will be able to redeem their recyclables since HANC is scheduled for eviction. State law requires that every supermarket has some sort of compensation available within a half-mile of the store’s radius. HANC would fulfill that requirement being in the parking lot of Kezar Stadium. Read More
For years, a group of The City’s policy experts on criminal justice have been working on a way to make the transition from jail or prison to a regular productive life easier, thus reducing the chances that those former inmates will again commit crime.The Reentry Council — a diverse group composed of prosecutors, defense lawyers, probationers and even reformed criminals — could be coming to an end unless the Board of Supervisors extends its sunset date. Read More
The lease for the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council recycling center is up in March, but that won’t stop its supporters from fighting to reverse the decision of former Mayor Gavin Newsom and the Recreation and Parks Department. Read More