The sound of music coming from street performers in and around Union Square and other neighborhoods could be silenced if legislation expected to be discussed by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday is adopted.
The proposal would allow the Department of Public Health to fine performers because the noise is considered a nuisance and the high volume is considered a health concern. Read More
A restaurant worker at the Nordstrom’s Café at Stonestown Galleria Mall in San Francisco was diagnosed with typhoid fever, and health officials are worried customers may have been exposed to the disease.
The employee was diagnosed with the infectious disease last month and is believed to have contracted it when traveling outside the country. Read More
As new cases of sexually-transmitted diseases continue to rise in San Francisco, there may be an unlikely culprit behind infection rates that well exceed the national average: The City’s success in combating the spread of HIV and AIDS.
Infection rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis among San Francisco residents have been steadily rising since 2007, according to the Department of Public Health. Read More
Thanks to managed care, patients at San Francisco General Hospital are charged less for medical attention. But that savings — along with skyrocketing unpaid bills and ballooning employee costs — has put the hospital in the red. Read More
A restaurateur’s plan to upgrade the visitor experience at Coit Tower has stalled due to a disagreement between two city departments.
Terry Grimm, whose family operates Anchor Oyster Bar in the Castro district, received approval from the Recreation and Park Commission in June to become Coit’s new concessionaire.
Customers browsing Yelp for San Francisco restaurants will have new information available to them starting today: health ratings.
The online amateur review site has teamed up with the cities of San Francisco and New York to make health inspection scores more readily available, and an effort is under way to take the setup nationwide. Read More
A San Francisco man is recovering after reporting the first human case of West Nile virus contracted locally in seven years, health officials said.
The unidentified man, who was recovering at home, had not traveled outside the Bay Area recently, according to a statement from the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The department said there is no way to know if the man was infected within San Francisco or a surrounding county. Read More
The 34th America’s Cup isn’t only about boating.
When the regatta’s World Series competition kicks off this month, organizers say that spectators, workers and racers alike will see a different kind of event — a highly sustainable one. Read More