More trouble for comedian Katt Williams. He was in town to do a show at Oakland’s Oracle Arena on Nov. 16, and despite being arrested for battery a few days prior, he took the stage. Read More
Developers can now build San Francisco apartments with as little as 150 square feet of living space because of a building code change that supervisors approved Tuesday as a housing “experiment.”
These micro-apartments are planned for an Eighth Street building in the South of Market and are being billed as housing for students, seniors, service industry workers and The City’s growing tech industry workforce. Read More
Niners coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that linebacker Aldon Smith spoke with general manager Trent Baalke about what happened during the bye week while the player visited his former college, Missouri.
The 23-year-old Smith denied on Twitter a report last Thursday that he had been attacked earlier in the day outside a restaurant in Columbia, Mo., saying, “Didn’t get jumped — stop asking.” There was no formal police report filed. Read More
Despite previously raising concerns about the Department of the Environment’s mid-Market Street lease for its new headquarters, the Board of Supervisors approved the deal Tuesday with no debate.
The department can now sign a lease for 24,490 square feet of office space at 1455 Market St., a 22-story building a block away from Twitter’s headquarters that mobile payment company Square is moving into as well. Read More
Within weeks, two proposed San Francisco leases with big real estate firms have drawn criticism from supervisors over costs, and the debate has also revealed that a new “green” requirement can hike The City’s lease payments. Read More
Pablo Sandoval had a historic night in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday, and a few hundred of his closest friends made sure to offer their thoughts on his three-homer game.
“300 text messages, man,” he said Thursday.
He didn’t hear from the other living members of the club he joined, Albert Pujols and Reggie Jackson, but he did get one message he didn’t expect.
“The president [of Venezuela] sent me a tweet yesterday,” he said. “I still can’t believe it.” Read More
Square, the mobile payment system company started by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, is the latest tech startup to announce that it’s relocating to the mid-Market Street area.
On Monday, the company said its corporate headquarters will be moving to 1455 Market St., less than a block away from Twitter.
“We’re grateful for San Francisco’s commitment to technology, and we’re thrilled The City will remain our home,” Dorsey said in a statement. Read More
After more than a decade of conversation, San Francisco voters will finally have the opportunity this November to replace The City’s tax on employee payrolls with a tax on the revenues that businesses bring in.
The 1.5 percent tax on business payrolls in excess of $250,000 has long been maligned as a “job killer” and a disincentive for companies to do business in San Francisco, the only city in California with such a tax. Read More
Twitter must hand the tweets of an Occupy Wall Street protester over to prosecutors in New York by Friday or face civil contempt and a hefty fine, a judge said Tuesday.
Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Matthew Sciarrino told Twitter that it had had 73 days to comply with his June 30 ruling ordering it to produce nearly three months’ worth of tweets from Malcolm Harris. The Occupy member was arrested during a mass march in October. Read More
Out with the old and in with the new. That is what the top state education official is pushing educators to embrace as he encourages
the use of technology in classrooms. Read More