Apple’s flagship retail store is moving up the street to Union Square and increasing its size in the process.
Mayor Ed Lee and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu announced on Thursday plans to relocate the existing Apple Store at 1 Stockton St. three blocks north to 300 Post St., which is adjacent to Union Square. Read More
It is often easiest to blame a single person for a problem, but such criticism does not always resolve the underlying issue. That appears to be the case with the San Francisco Housing Authority. Read More
Although federal officials rated the San Francisco Housing Authority as “troubled” when former Executive Director Henry Alvarez exited his post, the agency actually improved during his last year on the job and might have received a passing grade if not for steep federal budget cuts. Read More
At Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors, board President David Chiu told Mayor Ed Lee about his recent experience with community budgeting, whereby citizens get to decide how to spend a certain amount of money from city coffers.
Recently, after years in office, members of the Board of Supervisors have taken a shine to divestment of The City’s public-pension money as a way to punish certain industries. For instance, the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System has about $15 billion in assets, and the supervisors don’t want that money going to gun and bullet manufacturers or fossil fuel companies.
About 25,000 LED lights were turned on tonight as part of an impressive light sculpture on the western span of the Bay Bridge.
"The Bay Lights," an $8 million privately funded project created by artist Leo Villareal, will wow visitors near the bridge for at least the next two years, the artist and other dignitaries said before the 9 p.m. lighting ceremony. Read More
PG&E announced a five-year plan that will nearly double previous investments in its utility network in The City. The $1.2 billion is slated to go toward safety enhancements and making sure the system can handle expected growth here.
Tony Earley, the utility’s president and CEO, and Mayor Ed Lee announced the improvements to the electrical and natural-gas systems during a Chamber of Commerce event Wednesday. Read More
A Democratic Party resolution calling on Mayor Ed Lee to appoint a mother to the Board of Supervisors may have driven the slow-moving mayor to fill the seat of departing Supervisor Carmen Chu quickly, perhaps as soon as today, City Hall sources are saying. Read More
San Francisco’s experience with traditional public housing might be coming to an end, replaced by a privately funded model that other cities could follow. Read More
Leaky doors and nonfunctional heaters greeted some incoming tenants at a public housing project rebuilt under an ambitious citywide program, but the company responsible promised that such “hiccups” will be immediately fixed.
“There’s no heat, unless they fixed it today,” said Tessie Ester, a Hunters Point resident since 1959, vice president of the Hunters View tenants’ association and frequent critic of The John Stewart Co. Read More