PG&E is in the national news again, this time for two power outages during the televised Monday 49ers game. PG&E says it can be blamed for only one of the outages and the cause is unknown, although there are pictures of a transformer on the Candlestick property blowing up. Read More
How much longer must the world wait for the United Nations to take serious action against Iran’s nuclear weapons program?
Of course the leaders of that rogue nation tell us that their nuclear endeavors are strictly for energy production, but all of us, including the U.N. Security Council, are sure that weapons of mass destruction are their goal. Read More
San Francisco Planning Commissioner Michael Antonini’s statement about the America’s Cup, and that he “can’t think of another event, truthfully, since the ’39 World’s Fair that will be worldwide recognition for The City” is woefully shallow. With or without the 2013 America’s Cup yacht race, San Francisco’s worldwide recognition is already solidly established. Read More
A man accused of fatally stabbing a 16-year-old Redwood City boy for throwing a rock at a car he was in nearly three years ago was found guilty of second-degree murder Thursday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Read More
Several Peninsula beachgoers reported car burglaries Tuesday, including a surfer who was robbed of his keys and pants while he was riding waves, sheriff’s deputies said.
At least three window-smash burglaries were reported along the coast between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., two near Half Moon Bay and another farther south, according to the San Mateo Count Sheriff’s Office. Read More
The planning code for our city of 800,000 residents has grown to 3,000 pages. Why was it necessary to create such a code, which architects and the public can’t read and can’t use to find references and digests for every situation? It hurts everyone in terrible ways. Read More
In his Thursday op-ed, Ed Reiskin, exeutive director of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, stated that he would “seek all solutions” in his effort to improve Muni. Unfortunately he is not being quite truthful. Read More
First, a sincere and heart-felt “thank you” to all who have taken the time to write letters to our newspaper. We appreciate them all — the comments, suggestions, criticisms and, yes, even the complaints.
There has been a recurring (and expected) theme to a great number of the letters since The San Francisco Examiner announced the changes to our editorial pages and overall “position” of the paper. That said, I feel this is the most appropriate place to respond and comment. Read More
There has been vast neighborhood opposition to the on-street skateboard park being imposed at the Stanyan/Waller site. Neighbors are not opposed to a skateboard park in Golden Gate Park, and offered to help find a better location. Read More
The proposed $1.1 billion 49ers stadium in Santa Clara is bizarrely designed, undersized and grossly lacks parking. It is far from real transit, and weeknight games would be banned. Season ticket holders can help stop this foolish venture by refusing to purchase expensive seat licenses and communicating their displeasure to 49ers ownership and the National Football League. Read More