When Mayor Ed Lee came into office he spoke of doing things differently, including sharing his work calendar, which his predecessors notoriously failed to do, or when they did it was virtually blank. Read More
A tsunami is going to hit San Francisco and the Bay Area on Friday morning, the aftermath of the the devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan.
A celebration will be held Thursday afternoon to mark the second anniversary of San Francisco’s Community Justice Center.The facility, located in the 500 block of Polk Street in The City’s Civic Center neighborhood, serves as both a courtroom and social services center.The court handles about 75 cases a day, primarily nonviolent felonies, misdemeanors and probation revocation cases from the Tenderloin, Civic Center, Union Square and South of Market neighborhoods. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee has a lot of confidence in San Francisco’s redevelopment agency — which may be a lot easier when you aren’t part of a scathing statewide review receiving a lot of attention this week. Read More
While Twitter may still be playing coy about moving into a sweet deal on mid-Market Street, another tech company has committed to a major expansion in San Francisco. Read More
San Francisco’s black exodus is continuing at breakneck speed, and its Latino population is growing slowly as California’s soars. Meanwhile, Asians now make up fully one-third of The City’s population, gaining steadily on the non-Hispanic white population.
Click on the photo to the right to see more census data. Read More
San Francisco will soon have a little more money for pencils, binder clips and pens after Mayor Ed Lee signed a settlement resolution for $4.25 million in overcharges by Office Depot.Lee, the former city administrator, lauded the settlement in a press release Tuesday. Here’s the story, according to the mayor’s office: Read More
Last Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted to put a measure on the next ballot (which will be in November unless there is a special statewide election before then) that would allow the Board of Education to increase their pay from $500 per month up to half the regular salary of a first-year teacher in San Francisco, or about $25,000 per year. Supervisors Carmen Chu, Sean Elsbernd and Mark Farrell voted no. Read More
Hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to the nation’s ports will choke San Francisco Bay’s shipping lanes with silt and result in losses in local jobs in both the private and public sector, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Saturday.
Speaking at Pier 70 in San Francisco — the largest ship repairing dry dock on the West Coast — the Democratic leader called on Republicans to continue funding port security and the Army Corps of Engineers. Read More
As an attorney and former investigator for The City’s first whistleblower program, Mayor Ed Lee is no stranger to scandalous abuses of power.
So when asked Saturday about multiple investigations into six SFPD officers caught on video searching residential hotel rooms without warrants, searches that were apparently lied about in police reports, he showed obvious concern. Read More