A good Samaritan really stuck his leg out Wednesday -- literally -- to help a woman who was robbed of her iPhone on a Muni bus when he reportedly tripped the fleeing robber in UN Plaza, leading to his arrest.Police responded to the plaza on a battery call and found that nearby security officers had detained the accused mugger. Read More
All things must come to an end — including BART protests.The seventh consecutive planned demonstration called by the online hacker group Anonymous officially fizzled Monday when only three protesters came to the UN Plaza and Civic Center station.Barbara Bettenburg, 61, of San Francisco was one of the three. She held a sign that read, “Stand down BART police.” Another protester left after 15 minutes.Bettenburg said police brutality is worthy of outrage. Read More
A federal building shuttered since 2007 at The City’s Civic Center is on its way to becoming a functional office again for government workers, according to the U.S. General Services Administration.
By early 2014, the building known as 50 U.N. Plaza will get a $122 million facelift and serve as the main office for GSA’s Pacific Rim Region. The agency acts as the government’s landlord by securing office space for the federal workforce. Read More
For two decades, Modesto-based Raymond Young Poultry has been a fixture at the Heart of the City Farmers’ Market at UN Plaza, selling live chickens for food. But in recent years, animal-rights activists also have become fixtures at the popular downtown bazaar.
The controversy: Activists object to the treatment of the chickens. The protesters allege the fowl live in their own filth, are packed tightly into cages and are stuffed into paper or plastic grocery bags for customers. Read More
The City broke ground Thursday on the long awaited renovation of the historic 50 United Nations Plaza Federal Building, which will be upgraded using green building standards. The 80-year-old building is being renovated with $122 million in federal stimulus funding. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will be out and about Thursday when he and the U.S. General Services Administration will break ground on the seismic renovation of the historic 50 United Nations Plaza Federal Building at 2 email@example.com Read More
A major green project city officials say will help revitalize the downtrodden Civic Center area and boost local employment will be spearheaded by a San Francisco company.
Downtown-based Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Co. recently netted a $3.37 million contract to help renovate and modernize the 73-year-old building at 50 United Nations Plaza, which has been vacant since 2007, spokeswoman Gene Gibson said. Read More