Larry Tobin, the co-founder of the San Francisco-based Web site www.habitchanger.com, offers his customers a 42-day plan to help them kick hundreds of habits. The system is designed to nix things like nail-biting and overspending by helping folks experience a new way of living.
How did you come up with the idea? I have always believed the world is driven by habits, both good and bad. Our bad habits diminish the quality of our lives. Read More
Oh, the good old days.
Mayor Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Jerry Brown recently traded verbal spankings as if the two were still competing for governor. Newsom dropped out of the race last year.
The latest squabble occurred over the radio airwaves. On one KGO Newstalk interview, Newsom said he wondered if Brown had enough “fire in his belly” to lead California from its ruins.
“I don’t get a sense there’s fire in his belly,” Newsom said.
In a subsequent KGO interview, Brown had this response for Newsom: Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom plans on chatting about education and police strategies today.
At 12:30 p.m., Newsom will give remarks at the “Bridging the Bay” afterschool conference at Balboa High School Auditorium at 1000 Cayuga Avenue, his daily schedule said.
Then at 2:30 p.m., Newsom plans to attend a press conference concerning the San Francisco Police Department’s 2010 goals at the Hall of Justice. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom has praised President Barack Obama’s pledge to end the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in his State of the Union speech.
As expected, the mayor said the next step for the nation is to forward gay marriage rights. But movement on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” is a start, Newsom said on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show this afternoon.
Newsom told Ratigan that he’s heard U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates might present something on the topic early next week. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will conduct meetings in City Hall today, according to his daily schedule.
As always, stay tuned. His schedule is subject to change. Read More
We can’t forget that dozens of San Francisco’s dry cleaning stores may end up hiking prices or facing closure as the July 1 deadline looms for them to comply with new environmental policies. City officials say they’re doing all they can to encourage the shops to purchase the less toxic-spewing wet-cleaning machines, saying the technology is the best solution to achieving compliance. Read More
A planned BART connector from the Oakland Coliseum station to Oakland International Airport stayed on track Wednesday, pending an effort by BART to ease civil rights concerns posed by the Federal Transit Administration.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which administers regional transit funds, approved allocating $70 million in federal stimulus funds toward construction of the link.
However, the commission scheduled a special meeting Feb. 17 in case it decides to divert the funds to other transit projects in the Bay Area. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will have a late night at the office tonight – but at least he’ll be watching television.
Newsom and staffers will assemble in the mayor’s City Hall office to watch tonight’s State of the Union address, his press secretary Tony Winnicker said. Read More
Get ready to pay more, Bay Area drivers.
The tolls for all major regional bridges with the exception of the Golden Gate Bridge are set to increase July 1. Read More
The long-running ideological battle between Mayor Gavin Newsom and city lawmakers ignited into verbal blows Tuesday about the mayor’s proposal to offer tax breaks for San Francisco businesses.
Newsom said he’s fuming because progressive members of the Board of Supervisors have blocked three business tax break proposals that he says will maintain and create jobs.
He unleashed his outrage during a news conference at SoMa technology company Obscura Digital, whose CEO said Newsom’s tax measures would help keep his company’s headquarters in The City. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will introduce legislation today requiring labeling on cell phones that warn of radiation levels.
The regulations would take effect Dec. 17. Retailers breaking the rules would receive a written warning and could face fines of up to $500 for repeat offenses, according to the legislation. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will tour a tech firm in the South of Market area this afternoon in order to highlight his topic du jour: job creation.
At 12:30 p.m., Newsom will visit the company Obscura Digital at their 460 Bryant Street location, the Mayor’s Office said. Read More
The latest plan to vastly reduce cigarette vendors in San Francisco would prohibit the hawking of tobacco products within 1,000 feet of schools, where more than half The City’s sellers currently operate.
Mayor Gavin Newsom is set to introduce legislation Tuesday calling for a ban on new tobacco permits for vendors who want to set up shop near public and private grammar and high schools.
Of the 1,008 shops currently selling tobacco products in The City, 617 operate within the proposed 1,000-foot prohibition zone, according to data provided by the Mayor’s Office. Read More
After a New York Times article stated Mayor Gavin Newsom has been eclipsed by new players in the gay marriage cause, the mayor has been more publicly vocal on the subject. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom on Monday challenged the Board of Supervisors to come up with a viable plan to create jobs in The City, saying they shouldn’t strike down his ideas without coming up with their own.
Newsom said he is still awaiting a response from the Board of Supervisors about his proposed package of business tax breaks. Read More