The Department of Public Works cleared out a section of Justin Herman Plaza early Saturday afternoon, revealing the Occupy San Francisco camp’s underbelly of soiled cardboard, trash and feces smeared on the grass.
On a cement barrier previously blocked by a tent, someone had spray painted, “Please don’t pee.” Read More
Advocates of Occupy SF want to bring more attention to dirty dealings between corporations and politicians. But The City’s Department of Public Health issued a warning to the movement’s campers on Tuesday that they are also dirty — in a more literal sense. Read More
Greg Wagner, the budget director for Mayor Gavin Newsom and Mayor Ed Lee, is leaving the uncertainty of the mayor’s office for a plum gig as the chief financial officer for the Department of Public Health. Read More
Get a shot, meet a Giant.
That’s the deal for kids who still need their whooping cough booster shot before the required deadline of Sept. 15.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo will be at the Department of Public Health Tuesday morning to greet children getting their shots.
The San Francisco Unified School District and public health officials are pushing to get all kids to comply by the deadline and stay in school. Read More
When tests of a young Tenderloin mother revealed high mercury levels in her blood and that of her just-born baby’s umbilical cord, public health officials combed her apartment to find out why. The culprit was in the bathroom.
“It was the face cream,” said Chris Weden, an emergency responder for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Mercury’s good for removing spots in your skin, which new mothers often have. She had no idea it could harm her child.” Read More
For three years, the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Public Health have tried to save money by transferring security at two public hospitals to a private security firm. And for three years there has been a fight about it. Read More
Barbara Cicerelli coordinates the patient navigator program for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Department at the Department of Public Health. The American Cancer Society recently launched this free program in the Oncology Department at San Francisco General Hospital. Read More
Erik Larson started San Francisco-based company NextAdvisor in 2006. The company reviews online services in any number of categories from credit monitoring to online backup services to diet programs.Do you rate local companies? Not exclusively as it’s based online at NextAdvisor.com and is available to anyone in the United States. Read More
The state's Department of Public Health announced today that it issued its most severe citation and a $100,000 fine to a convalescent center in San Francisco's Outer Mission neighborhood where a resident was killed allegedly at the hands of a staff member last year. Read More