St. Luke’s Hospital is a vital component of The City’s health care system, particularly for its poorest residents. San Francisco should not lose this hospital, and Mayor Ed Lee and members of the Board of Supervisors are right to expect California Pacific Medical Center to keep the facility open. Read More
Gun violence has increased in San Francisco this year, especially in southeastern neighborhoods, and city officials have taken notice. But their conclusions thus far have brought conflict, rather than a solution to the violence. Read More
San Francisco Supervisor David Campos was quoted in your article about Mayor Ed Lee’s recent suggestion concerning the possibility of adopting New York’s and Chicago’s “stop and frisk” police procedure as a method of dealing with suspicious people, possibly lowering crime rates and dealing with gun crime before it happens (“Supervisors criticize Lee, frisk policy,” July 11). Read More
San Francisco will be the seventh city in the world to host the America’s Cup sailing competition since the first race around the Isle of Wright in 1852. Last week, the Board of Supervisors gave its unanimous approval for our great city to host the 34th America’s Cup in 2013 and preliminary races in 2012.
The America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport and will be the world’s only major international sporting event in 2013. Read More
No need to panic, folks. That is an air traffic control tower, not a tornado.
Ground will break today on a slick, funnel-shaped tower at San Francisco International Airport that officials say will provide the best possible view of the airfield while making the airport’s skyline far more interesting.The 221-foot-tall structure, slated to be fully operational in 2015, will replace the seismically unfit existing tower above Terminal 2. Read More
When Mayor Ed Lee filed official misconduct charges against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, he put a fundamental question before the people of San Francisco. When does an official’s conduct fall “below the standard of decency, good faith and right action impliedly required of all public officers”?
The mayor’s testimony under oath before the Ethics Commission last Friday now requires that this question be answered about his own words and deeds. Read More
In your article about all the successful bike lanes around San Francisco (“Lane changes moving S.F.,” July 1), the author failed to point out the inherent problems with the new Golden Gate Park bike lanes. They’re unsafe for cyclists, motorists and pedestrians alike. Read More
More than $800,000 in city funds will go toward greening and beautification projects throughout San Francisco, the Mayor’s Office announced Thursday. Read More
The atmosphere was jovial and insular last Thursday afternoon as supporters of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi sat on the ground or in lawn chairs outside the hearing room where the Ethics Commission would soon consider whether he should be permanently removed from office. Read More
Don’t change the name on the map just yet.
It’s been more than a month since the Recreation and Park Department held a ceremony honoring California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, with a new street name in Golden Gate Park, but the change isn’t official yet.
While there is a sign in Golden Gate Park with the name Nancy Pelosi Drive, the street is technically still Middle Drive East, a title with significantly less meaning to the former Speaker of the House. Read More