Trips to the Middle East — and Midwest — gave The City’s legislative branch a break from business as usual this week, and more elected officials are scheduled to go abroad later this month. Read More
City officials on Wednesday attempted to tamp down a “big problem” between a labor union and the Recreation and Park Department over a gardener apprentice program.
The conflict was evident during a Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee hearing. Even though Rec and Park chief Phil Ginsburg said he is fully committed to the program, the union representing gardeners, Laborers International Union of North America Local 261, called that into question. Read More
Alvarado Elementary School in Noe Valley is a white-walled, two-story building that stretches for a city block just east of Twin Peaks. Nothing on the exterior of the building, constructed in the early 1900s, would lead passers-by to realize that what sits atop it is a first for San Francisco. Read More
Three supervisors are calling on City College to use millions of dollars from a parcel tax to fund more classes rather than shoring up its financial reserves as college accreditation officials have warned it to do.
The nonbinding resolution, introduced Tuesday at a Board of Supervisors committee, asks CCSF to use the $16 million it will receive from Proposition A each year for the next eight years to fund classes. Read More
State and local officials are joining UC San Francisco Medical Center employees today for a rally to protest against the decision to cut nearly 300 positions.
The medical center says the staff reductions are being made to prepare for costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, the sweeping health care reform signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. Read More
Frank Choy’s patience ended when his curtains glowed orange.
A predawn phone call Jan. 19 jolted awake the St. Francis Memorial Hospital surgeon and his wife at their home near Sutro Heights Park. “Frank, there’s a fire,” said the voice on the other end.
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Supervisor Harvey Milk’s name to San Francisco International Airport, his proposal hit strong headwinds of opposition. Some have suggested that the idea be grounded before San Franciscans have a chance to formally weigh in on it. Read More
Hundreds of San Francisco bicyclists report the theft of their two-wheelers annually, and victims include city supervisors who are now looking to curtail the rising crime.
Thieves appear to be doing anything they can to score a bike — cutting locks and riding off within minutes, peering through mail slots of old Victorian homes and busting in if bikes are spotted, and sneaking into garages when the doors open to make away with stored bikes.
San Francisco’s anti-smoking laws intensified Tuesday with the passage of a law banning smoking at outdoor public events and another requiring landlords to disclose the number of on-site smoking units in buildings.
Not surprisingly, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved both pieces of legislation introduced by Supervisor Eric Mar, who championed them as protecting the public from unwanted exposure to secondhand smoke. Read More
In 2008, the fight over whether to allow students in San Francisco public schools to have the option of joining the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps was in full swing. Arguments broke out at public meetings and sent Board of Education sessions late into the night. Ultimately voters endorsed the JROTC program with a non-binding resolution. So what has happened to JROTC? Read More