San Francisco voters who approved a $248 million bond measure to improve city streets are starting to see the first signs of their investment. Read More
It is unclear if The City was responsible for shoring up the steep cliff that rained boulders atop a car Monday, or whether nearby property owners failed to fulfill their obligation to maintain the hillside.
Several huge boulders tumbled from a cliff north of Coit Tower, landing behind a residential building and damaging a parked sedan. Read More
Trees make the urban landscape more pleasant. They shade the sidewalk and provide space for birds to roost. But they don’t usually produce fruit — and that’s something a secretive group of amateur horticulturalists is looking to change.
“When you take a stroll down the street and there’s all this free fruit, it changes your attitude,” said Tara Hui, one of the founders of Guerilla Grafters. Read More
It appears to be a leaderless organization with multiple representatives and no discernible agenda. No, I’m not talking about Occupy SF; I’m referring to The City’s leadership in dealing with Occupy SF. Read More
Campers at the Occupy SF tent city are preparing to mount their last stand after city officials set a deadline of noon today to evacuate Justin Herman Plaza.
During a meeting Wednesday with representatives of the camp, Department of Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru gave them the news.
“I have to tell you that time is short, and we don’t want tents on this property as of noon tomorrow,” Nuru said. Read More
The Department of Public Works cleared out a section of Justin Herman Plaza early Saturday afternoon, revealing the Occupy San Francisco camp’s underbelly of soiled cardboard, trash and feces smeared on the grass.
On a cement barrier previously blocked by a tent, someone had spray painted, “Please don’t pee.” Read More
As occupiers in San Francisco were hit with more city notices of violations Thursday, they attempted to make camp improvements to prevent a police raid they sense is imminent.
Following issuance of violation notices, Department of Public Works head Mohammed Nuru inspected the Occupy SF Justin Herman Plaza camp around 4 p.m. Thursday, pointing out noncompliance issues such as camping on the grassy border and couches. Read More
There’s a forecast for snow in San Francisco tonight when Mayor Ed Lee and other city officials will celebrate the lighting of snowflake decorations on lampposts along Market Street.The fourth-annual “Snowflakes on Market” ceremony marks the start of the lighting of 162 snowflake decorations along Market Street between today and mid-January to celebrate the holiday season. Read More
The appointment of a city department head with a checkered past has pushed the once-innocuous San Francisco mayoral race further into an all-out brawl, with the recent injection of hostile race-card politics. Read More
Criticism targeting new Department of Public Works head Mohammed Nuru is being dismissed as racism, but Nuru himself was the target of a lawsuit settled earlier this year that accused him of racism and sexism in the workplace. Read More