Board of Supervisors President David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that changes a number of planning codes for District 3, which includes Chinatown, North Beach and the waterfront. Read More
Three months ago, construction crews broke ground at Union Square as the start of the $1.6 billion Central Subway project, a vast undertaking that will extend Muni’s rail service from the SoMa district to Chinatown.
The controversial plan, in the works for two decades, has been praised by supporters as an essential project to improve the dismal transportation options in the Chinatown corridor, and assailed by critics as a wasteful boondoggle. Read More
Members from the Federal Transit Administration convened Wednesday in San Francisco to give advice to small business owners on how to secure contract work for The City’s Central Subway project. Read More
San Francisco’s tourism leaders hailed a 2010 increase in visitors and spending revealed in a survey released Tuesday, but concerns remain over hotel worker strikes hampering The City’s top moneymaking industry.
Leonard Hoops, the executive director of the San Francisco Travel Association, said the “labor cloud” that hangs over The City continues to threaten the tourism sector, which remains fragile. Read More
A 60-year-old man removing money from his wallet in Chinatown was viciously attacked by a thug nearly half his age Monday afternoon, police said.The thug sucker-punched the victim several times in the face on a street corner at California and Grant streets around 12:30 p.m. As the man fell to the ground, the suspect, described as an Asian man in his mid-to-late 30s, grabbed the cash from the wallet and fled, police said. Read More
The latest U.S. census data confirms much of what we knew about already San Francisco. That white hipsters are displacing Hispanics in the Mission. That Asians are now as common as blacks in the Bayview. And that the population in the South of Market area has exploded. Read More
A San Francisco woman accused of bilking more than 100 customers of her Chinatown travel agency out of $150,000 in tickets should stand trial on multiple felony counts of theft, a judge ruled Tuesday.Judge Suzanne Bolanos made the ruling at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing for Xiao Yuan “Eileen” Cai, 56. Cai is facing 52 counts, including grand theft and failure to return funds, and one count of witness dissuasion. Read More
Pedestrians taking pictures at Chinatown’s Dragon Gate or sipping a latte in one of North Beach’s famous cafes will have one less thing to watch out for at some point this summer — cars bearing down on them. Read More
San Francisco’s black exodus is continuing at breakneck speed, and its Latino population is growing slowly as California’s soars. Meanwhile, Asians now make up fully one-third of The City’s population, gaining steadily on the non-Hispanic white population.
Click on the photo to the right to see more census data. Read More
San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu is scheduled to announce he will run for mayor on Monday morning.The District 3 supervisor will kick off his campaign for The City’s top post on the steps of City Hall at 11 a.m., according to a source in his camp.Chiu, whose district includes North Beach and Chinatown, was elected in 2008 with the blessing of progressive predecessor Aaron Peskin. Read More