Creation of new park space in San Francisco was approved Wednesday for South of Market, but not without one city supervisor questioning the wisdom of the addition when there are inadequate resources to care for existing parks.
The City has proposed creating the South of Market West Skatepark and Dog Park in the area north of Duboce Avenue between Valencia, Stevenson and Otis streets on two parcels leased from the state. Read More
A look at the top ten memorable moments in Giants World Series history.
1. THE EARTHQUAKE1989: Game 3, World Series Read More
Operating a transit system in one of the most earthquake-prone areas in the country can be a perilous task. Knowing this, BART is taking no risks.
Working with UC Berkeley, the transit agency is the first in the nation to install an automated early warning earthquake system, which will provide BART with precious extra seconds to slow down or stop trains before a temblor hits the tracks. Read More
On the 22nd anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake that killed 63 people, federal and state emergency officials met with Bay Area leaders to discuss the role of communities in overcoming natural disasters.
The discussion was part of a commemorative conference at San Francisco's City Hall on Monday morning, remembering community actions that helped The City recover after the quake and urging similar cooperative efforts in future disasters. Read More
In 2002, you could have called it a building destined to never happen.
But you wouldn’t have known it Wednesday when public officials held a topping-out ceremony to hail the approaching completion of an office building they called The City’s greenest, the future home of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Read More
Architecture and history are full of curves in this high-rise perch just south of Market Street, which locals dubbed the “jukebox” for the distinctive arching windows that allow 360-degree views of San Francisco cityscape. Its grand opening was Oct. 17, 1989, the day the Loma Prieta earthquake struck. Every glass in the 39th-floor bar shattered except one miraculously unscathed martini glass. “So opening day was closing day, too,” bartender Buzzard Alavi said. It reopened that December. Read More
It’s a rarity: a huge pot of money voters authorized, but barely touched.
Some $260 million in bonds approved in 1992 have not been tapped because the program to dispense the earthquake rehab funding proved onerous and expensive.
City leaders have considered repurposing the money, but that proved unwieldy. So now they say the funds probably won’t ever be collected or spent. Read More
After successfully predicting that an earthquake would hit somewhere in the Pacific Northwest in the past month, Jim Berkland is again forecasting another quake in the coming weeks.
The retired geologist, whose quake-predicting techniques have been dismissed by mainstream geologists, predicts a 3.5-6.5 magnitude shaker will hit within a 140-mile radius of East Bay peak Mount Diablo. Read More
Local historian Chris Carlsson started a Web site where articles, photos, videos and audio files about earthquakes and other moments in The City’s history are posted.
What was the earthquake’s biggest long-term impact on San Francisco? It led to the consolidation of what was already in the pipeline in terms of altering the freeways. Read More