Amid an unrelenting effort to restore funding to a popular city program offering rebates for solar installations, Mayor Ed Lee announced Wednesday that he would double the budget by adding $2 million.
Fittingly, Lee made the announcement atop 450 Guerrero St., one of nine Boys & Girls Club campuses in San Francisco. He presented the nonprofit with a rebate of $43,297 under the GoSolar program for its recent installation of a 34-kilowatt solar system. Read More
While hundreds of thousands of baseball fans watched Wednesday’s opener of the 2012 World Series on TV or in the stands at AT&T Park, Mario Barajas had the opportunity of a lifetime.
The 18-year-old San Franciscan had the honor of walking the baseball for the ceremonial first pitch to the mound. It’s an opportunity Barajas said he never thought he would have.
“I’m so excited,” he said before the game. “I didn’t believe it when they first asked me to do it. I thought it was a joke. It was said so casually.”
A Boys and Girls Club building in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood was evacuated late Friday morning after the strong smell of chlorine emanated from the organization’s basement, a firefighter said.Chlorine potentially came in contact with some acid at about 11:55 a.m. causing possibly toxic clouds to waft through the club located at 1950 Page St., firefighter Al Posey said. Read More
The San Francisco market president for Bank of America, Martin Richards, oversees a foundation that will dole out $3.6 million to nonprofit organizations statewide this year, including $450,000 to groups in The City. Goodwill of San Francisco and the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco each were awarded $200,000 in unrestricted grant funding as part of Bank of America’s Neighborhood Excellence Initiative. Read More