The projected economic benefits of hosting the America’s Cup sailing race now appear to be significantly lower than promoters once touted when the notion of The City hosting the regatta first surfaced.
Back in 2010, as one of the regatta’s selling points, race supporters cited a report that projected economic benefits as high as $1.4 billion. Tuesday, Mayor Ed Lee said the latest projected benefits, which are detailed in a yet-to-be published report, now hover around $780 million. Read More
Riders on Muni can be singularly focused on the service issue that affects them at that very moment. And rightly so, for being late to work or to an appointment is a frustrating experience, especially when the delay is caused by a service snag on Muni. Just as infuriating is when Muni stops short of the end of the line — a practice known as a switchback — and riders have to wait for the next vehicle. Read More
The handful of blocks that are bounded by Sixth, Seventh, Market, Mission streets are not quite San Francisco’s worst neighborhood for criminal behavior and public safety, but they are perhaps The City’s most high-profile symbol of those urban ills. This hotbed of addiction, homelessness, and crime has long vexed city leaders. Read More
The Police Department plans to officially open a substation today on Sixth Street, in a rough corridor in the heart of The City’s burgeoning tech hub. Read More
After a long, contentious battle in which both sides walked away numerous times, a deal to build two new hospitals in San Francisco has been brokered, marking a win for everyone in The City. Read More
New hospitals will grace both Cathedral Hill and the Mission district after a lengthy and contentious development squabble between city leaders and California Pacific Medical Center officials ended in a tentative compromise announced Tuesday. Read More
In the early 1900s, the building at 888 Brannan St. in South of Market was a factory for what was at the time a high-tech device: batteries. Over the years, it was used by a paper distribution business and a wholesale jewelry mart, which is still housed in a portion of the site.
But now the cavernous, window-lined structure that sits next to Interstate 80 will once again house a high-tech tenant: Airbnb, the company that allows people to list and find temporary housing online. Read More
Possession of certain extra-lethal bullets would be banned in San Francisco under a proposal expected to pass the Board of Supervisors today, even as a legal challenge to a prior ammo-sales ban proceeds. Read More
Improving the economy may not earn any politician a trophy, but Mayor Ed Lee, standing on a stage in front of the San Francisco Giants' two World Series awards Wednesday, said it does take teamwork. Read More
Inside the cavernous building at Pier 27, construction workers Tuesday worked on the structure that will eventually welcome cruise ship passengers to San Francisco.
Outside of the glass-and-steel building, city officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal. Read More