San Francisco’s sidewalks are receiving an upgrade that is removing concrete and replacing it with community gardens.
The program, run by Friends of the Urban Forest in partnership with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, will help remove “excess” concrete and improve drainage during storms, as well as beautify neighborhoods. Read More
While Mayor Ed Lee says he is unhappy with his supervisorial appointee Christina Olague for voting to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, he has not withdrawn his endorsement of her bid to be elected to a full term as District 5 supervisor.
His powerful friends, however, are speaking out. Read More
The supervisorial election in the Haight, Fillmore and Western Addition is not just about neighborhood issues, but a rallying cry against The City’s direction.
District 5 is the most progressive of San Francisco’s 11 Board of Supervisors districts, and the officeholder has traditionally championed left-leaning causes. Read More
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Rocks Off the Catwalk Fashion Show: Professional sports stars (up for auction), live music and designer fashions were in the spotlight at a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society benefit May 31 at The Grand in The City. Bill Dorfman of TV’s “Extreme Makeover” hosted the event, which featured musical appearances by Daniel Bedingfield, Lindsey Stirling and DeLon. Proceeds will go toward cancer therapy research. Read More
An explosion reported in San Francisco's Upper Market neighborhood Tuesday night appears to have been caused by a transformer, according to a fire dispatcher.
Emergency crews responded to an area near Portola Drive and Market Street at around 10:30 p.m. Read More
Firefighters continue to battle a fire that has grown to four alarms in San Francisco's Lower Haight neighborhood.The blaze was reported at 4:08 p.m. at a three-story building on the corner of Haight and Fillmore streets.No injuries have been reported, a fire dispatcher said. Flames and smoke were no longer visible as of 5:45 p.m., but firefighters are still on the scene putting out hot spots, according to fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge. Read More
An employee at a market in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to charges that he shot a customer after an argument over a dog last week. Read More
An argument over a chubby Chihuahua in a pink polka-dotted sweater resulted in a Haight Street merchant shooting and critically injuring a customer in front of his market, according to police. The victim, identified by friends as a Haight resident named Mike, was under the knife Wednesday afternoon, clinging to his life. The Chihuahua, named Gizmo, is fine and being cared for by friends. Read More
With at least eight homicides in the first 24 days of the New Year, questions are being raised if The City is doing enough to counter what could be a rising tide of violence. Read More
San Francisco’s famed counterculture neighborhood should not be used to sell cigarettes, says at least one city official.
On Monday, R.J. Reynolds was sent a letter asking the North Carolina-based company to cease its “Break Free Adventure Campaign” and recall the associated special edition cigarette packs that reference San Francisco and the Haight neighborhood, according to City Attorney Dennis Herrera. Read More