Organizers know the 34th America’s Cup will put the eyes of the yacht racing world on San Francisco, and because of the Bay Area’s topography, the public will have unprecedented views of the international event, which is typically raced farther out at sea. But what about the people in TV land who know little of the arcane sport? Well, it turns out San Francisco organizers are working on that. Read More
Agreeing to profit less isn’t technically the same as agreeing to pay more.
That might be one of the arguments made this week as city officials look more closely at the America’s Cup deal cut with yacht-racing enthusiast and tech mogul Larry Ellison during Mayor Gavin Newsom’s last days in office. Read More
The agreement to bring the America’s Cup regatta to San Francisco was modified in ways that could result in more costs to The City than previously anticipated, according to a budget analyst’s report released Thursday night.The report calls into question the validity of the agreement, one of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s final acts before leaving office. Read More
Impacts on traffic, parks and the Bay’s biology were the questions on the minds of about 150 people who attended meetings about the America’s Cup.The City’s Planning Department held two separate scoping meetings about the 2013 yacht racing event, to prepare for an environmental review they are about to embark on. Read More
The America’s Cup is expected to revamp The City’s waterfront – and so, predictably, will have an impact on the waterfront environs.
Members of the public concerned about what those environmental impacts may be are invited to attend two planning meetings – one Wednesday night, one Thursday evening – to help officials determine what they should focus on. Read More
The San Francisco Planning Department is holding public meetings Wednesday and Thursday night to discuss environmental issues that might arise from the America's Cup sailing race being held in The City in 2013.The public scoping meetings will help city officials determine what they should focus on when drafting an environmental impact report for the project, which will transform much of San Francisco's northern waterfront Read More
On the America’s Cup to-do list for the next two years: Make plans and review the heck out of them. Demolish some buildings, build others. Design and erect yachts, then race them. Attract hundreds of thousands of people and then entertain them. And what else?
Oh yeah — pay for it all.
Two entities — the America’s Cup Organizing Committee and the America’s Cup Event Authority — are tasked with raising a total of $300 million. Read More
San Franciscans are accustomed to fast sailboats on the Bay. But fast acceptance of a big development project? Not such a familiar occurrence in The City.The City’s habit of slowly chewing over development projects will have to be broken in order for the America’s Cup to take place here. The project is on a tight timeline and things must go relatively smoothly because construction has to start early next year to prepare for the 2013 regatta. Read More
Teatro ZinZanni will have to take a cue from the limber gymnasts who wow their audiences: If they want to stay on waterfront property, they’ll have to be flexible, according to Port officials. Read More
Some have wondered whether former Mayor and current Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom would be able to stand life outside of the limelight.The answer, for now, appears to be no.In the middle of Mayor Ed Lee’s press conference announcing his very first executive order of his new mayoral career, Newsom sidled into the back of the crowd. Read More