The number of concerts planned for the America’s Cup Pavilion on the northern waterfront is being scaled back ahead of a hearing for the venue permit at the Entertainment Commission on Tuesday.
Instead of as many as 40 concerts between May 31 and Oct. 15, there will be up to 30, according to pavilion organizers and neighbors. Read More
Off the Grid could be coming to North Beach’s Joe DiMaggio Playground as part of a plan to increase the food truck event’s presence at public parks. Read More
When former Mayor Willie Brown threw a Ferry Building breakfast fundraiser Friday morning for Supervisor Christina Olague, he was confronted by a handful of area residents who objected to her support for the 8 Washington St. luxury condominium development. Read More
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu may have ruffled the feathers of some prominent politicians, but he has survived to run for another term as representative of Chinatown, North Beach and other northeastern neighborhoods.
Click on the photo to the right to see pictures of all of the candidates in the District 3 race. Read More
Voters will decide the fate of the 8 Washington St. luxury condominium development after the Board of Supervisors declined on Tuesday to reverse its decision approving the project.
Following the June approval, opponents gathered enough signatures to place a referendum on the ballot, which under state law triggers a re-vote by the board. Read More
Pressure is mounting on at least three supervisors to switch their votes in favor of allowing a 50-foot height increase for the 8 Washington St. luxury condo development.
Armed with a new voter poll, opponents of the contentious 134-unit development said supervisors who favored the development during its June approval are out of step with their constituents. Read More
The players are finalized and all that remains now is the drama over who will emerge in November to serve on the Board of Supervisors for the next four years.
There are six open seats on the 11-member board, and after Friday’s 5 p.m. filing deadline there was little in the way of surprises. Perhaps the biggest suspense was whether a serious challenger would emerge to take on board President David Chiu, who represents District 3, which includes Chinatown and North Beach. Read More
Planning Commissioner Michael Antonini survived a divided Board of Supervisors on Tuesday and will serve another four-year term after facing near-rejection two weeks ago.
Antonini, a dentist and registered Republican who lives in the west side of San Francisco, was re-appointed to the commission by Mayor Ed Lee, but was at risk of being rejected by the board. Read More
The waterfront luxury condo development known as 8 Washington St. won City Hall approval, but the project is threatened by a possible ballot measure and now a lawsuit from the Ferry Building.
Equity Office Properties, the Ferry Building’s management company, filed a suit Friday against the development’s environmental impact report, arguing that it fails to adequately address parking and traffic. Read More
Voters have effectively told The City to pay more attention to deteriorating conditions at Coit Tower, as parks officials will now have to implement Proposition B — a policy to “prioritize” funds earned at the landmark for its upkeep and the maintenance of the historic murals housed there. Read More