The holidays are upon us and City Hall is decorated beautifully, complete with an enormous tree. So far, there are no gifts for our supervisors under the tree, so here is my list of what each should receive:
After Friday’s tragic shootings in Connecticut, all eyes are on President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s efforts to introduce federal gun control legislation. But real action is happening on the local and state level, too. As a number of states have Democratic legislatures and governors — including Illinois, Colorado, Massachusetts, Connecticut and, of course, California — look for them to dust off previously shelved gun control laws. Read More
Following a marathon session at which supervisors who oppose a proposed $2.5 billion hospital development agreed to delay a vote on the project rather than potentially killing it, Mayor Ed Lee insisted Wednesday that the deal is not dead. Read More
PG&E — the utility responsible for the deadly and destructive 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno — wants to earn back your trust.
A television spot that began airing last week depicts CEO Tony Earley openly admitting that he took the helm of a company that had “lost its way.” Read More
The lawsuits are flying faster than bottles in a bar fight at the Gold Dust Lounge in Union Square, where embattled bar owners were recently slapped with litigation over their refusal to shut down the delightfully schmaltzy dive bar. Read More
The Historic Preservation Commission has postponed until next month a decision on landmark status for the embattled Gold Dust Lounge.The Powell Street bar might have a tough time reaching that goal, according to a recent report, but supporters say they still think it’s possible to save the venue from closure. Read More
Closing time on Saturday night at the Gold Dust Lounge marked the end of the embattled bar’s lease, but the owners want to make one thing clear — it’s not yet last call for the kitschy Union Square dive. Read More
More than one month after BART spokesman Linton Johnson went on personal leave following internal and external criticism of his actions, he isn’t yet back on the job and agency officials will not discuss his possible return.
Members of the Web activist collective Anonymous targeted Johnson for apparently advocating the disruption of BART cellphone service to quell a planned protest of the agency’s July 3 shooting of 45-year-old Charles Hill. Read More
Trash talk is intensifying over a proposed November ballot measure that would open up Recology’s San Francisco garbage-hauling monopoly to competition for the first time in decades. Read More
On the heels of a labor agreement with Hilton last month, union leaders inked a tentative deal last week with three of the four Starwood hotels in The City.
Mike Casey, president of Unite Here Local 2, said he expects workers to approve the new agreement this week and the deal is identical to one reached in March with Hilton, The City’s largest hotel, which employs 800 workers.
The contract, which continues through August 2013, calls for a $2-per-hour wage increase r Read More