One of the biggest winners in last week’s election wasn’t even a topic of discussion for most of the campaign.
And that’s not that easy to do when you’re talking about the largest nonprofit medical center in San Francisco’s history.
That would be the plan to build a new $2 billion California Pacific Medical Center hospital in the heart of San Francisco that has trudged along for years, but somehow managed to bypass the usual rhetoric generated in heated mayoral campaigns. Read More
“Occupation” is quickly becoming a buzzword around San Francisco.More than two dozen people stormed the vacant Cathedral Hill Hotel on Monday night intending to occupy the building in the name of homelessness. And for the past several weeks, people aligned with Occupy SF have taken up residence outside the Federal Reserve on Market Street to protest financial institutions and the wealthy. Read More
Amid complaints from area residents about how there are to many bars already on Polk Street, the Board of Supervisors City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee unanimously approved Tuesday the KoKo bar on Geary and Polk to reopen along Polk Street. Read More
For six years, San Francisco officials have been playing hard-to-get over a proposed 555-bed hospital on Cathedral Hill. Mayor Ed Lee’s latest demand for about $2 billion over 50 years from the California Pacific Medical Center is so exorbitant that you’d think the company was trying to construct a coal-burning plant at Van Ness Avenue and Geary Boulevard instead of a state-of-the-art medical facility that will improve the health and save the lives of city residents. Read More
The complex battle over a proposed 555-bed hospital on Cathedral Hill has gone on for six years, and the latest negotiations between California Pacific Medical Center and The City are likely to make it last even longer. Read More
PG&E's Kick-off Party Celebrates Pride: On Thursday at the Bently Reserve, comedian Sandra Bernhard appeared at a gathering to honor LGBT community leaders. The bash, presented by PG&E and hosted by Mark Rhoades, was a benefit for the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.
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Just like your columnist Steven Greenhut said Sunday, “A bigger government does not make us a better people.” Nor does bigger office space on Market Street necessarily make our Muni transit system “more reliable and durable,” as claimed by San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Deputy Executive Director Carter Rohan in a Friday letter. Read More
The heptalogist at California Pacific Medical Center was part of helping Vertex receive Federal Drug Administration approval Monday for Incivek, a “groundbreaking” drug that doubles the chance of curing hepatitis C cases (up from 40 to 80 percent). Read More
State Sen. Leland Yee made it official, well, again: He is running for San Francisco mayor.
One of nine candidates who participated in a mostly uneventful forum Thursday night, Yee spoke before a raucous crowd of supporters Saturday morning at his campaign headquarters at Van Ness Avenue and Turk Street.
Yee, who represents The City in Sacramento, touted San Francisco’s unions, his support for education and a movement toward more affordable housing. Read More