If an author shows up to a book signing dripping wet, you might think there is a problem.
But when Jaimal Yogis arrives at Book Passage in the Ferry Building this evening, he’ll have a reason to be sopping wet.
Yogis is planning to swim to the event with ultra-swimmer Jamie Patrick. The 2.4-mile swim from Yerba Buena Island in the dark is a scary undertaking for many, including the author.
“Swimming at night really does scare me,” Yogis says. Read More
When former Mayor Willie Brown threw a Ferry Building breakfast fundraiser Friday morning for Supervisor Christina Olague, he was confronted by a handful of area residents who objected to her support for the 8 Washington St. luxury condominium development. Read More
The waterfront luxury condo development known as 8 Washington St. won City Hall approval, but the project is threatened by a possible ballot measure and now a lawsuit from the Ferry Building.
Equity Office Properties, the Ferry Building’s management company, filed a suit Friday against the development’s environmental impact report, arguing that it fails to adequately address parking and traffic. Read More
Class conflict in San Francisco often comes down to rich versus poor. But discussion of the proposed 8 Washington development — which would replace the Golden Gateway Tennis & Swim club with new pools, parks and luxury condos — is shaping up to be a case of rich versus richer.The development is being opposed by a bevy of neighborhood groups, partly on grounds that it “doesn’t fit” and represents another setback for The City’s already-ailing middle class. Read More
As occupiers in San Francisco were hit with more city notices of violations Thursday, they attempted to make camp improvements to prevent a police raid they sense is imminent.
Following issuance of violation notices, Department of Public Works head Mohammed Nuru inspected the Occupy SF Justin Herman Plaza camp around 4 p.m. Thursday, pointing out noncompliance issues such as camping on the grassy border and couches. Read More
Ferry Building merchants and managers are fed up with the mayhem that has come with the nearby Occupy SF encampment.
A spike in shoplifting, break-ins and reports of abandoned human waste — and a reported drop in foot traffic — has management fuming about the Justin Herman Plaza encampment. There even are reports of occupiers using the building’s restrooms as washrooms — with folks taking sponge baths from toilets. Read More
Bay regulators will consider letting organizers of the America’s Cup moor yachts and other fancy boats close to shore during the event, but they want a clear distinction between such temporary accommodations and billionaire Larry Ellison’s future in the Bay.
For a map detailing four open-water basins in S.F. that may be used to moor vessels related to the race, click on the photo to the right. Read More
Oh, my gourd! A San Francisco restaurant owner says thieves ripped into a massive pumpkin at his eatery and pilfered its valuable seeds.
The seedy robbers cut a hole in the 1,400-hundred pound squash at the MarketBar in the Ferry Building, said Doug Biederbeck, the restaurant’s owner. Employees discovered the hole, carved into the back of the pumpkin, when they came to work on Sunday. Read More
The last time a major earthquake struck The City, thousands of shocked residents instinctively flocked to the Ferry Building for guidance, but the venerable port institution had little information to offer them.In the event of the next major disaster in San Francisco, things will likely be much different. Read More
Sunday Supper: San Francisco’s master chefs were on hand in the Ferry Building Grand Hall on Oct. 2 for the ninth annual benefit for CUESA, the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture. Proceeds from the event — a four-course “whole-beast feast served family style” — support the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and education programs. Read More