Neighbors lost their appeal this week to overturn an after-hours operating permit that allows a Jack in the Box in the Inner Richmond district to be open from 2 to 4 a.m.However, the Board of Appeals urged the Entertainment Commission, which oversees late-night operating permits, to hold a hearing in six months to check the progress of the 12 conditions under which the permit was originally approved. Read More
Late-night noise and violence in the Inner Richmond district have residents fighting to prevent a 24-hour restaurant from reopening between 2 and 6 a.m. — and recent police stats could boost the effort.Residents say they do not have an issue with the Jack in the Box restaurant at 11th Avenue and Geary Boulevard, but there are public safety problems that come from inebriated people gathering in a small location late at night. Read More
Wet weather that has soaked the Bay Area in recent weeks will not spare the region from major wildfires, fire authorities said, it will only delay any possible start to them.
Daniel Berlant, spokesman with Cal Fire, said California’s Mediterranean-type climate provides the perfect conditions to spark wildfires with the extra brush that has grown throughout the state, whether is has been a wet winter or not. Read More
An investigation was launched recently to determine whether San Mateo County residents’ tax dollars were used to fund battles against recent catastrophes in parts of California outside the county borders, including last month’s wildfires. Read More