UNITED AIRLINESUAL Corp. applied with federal regulators to begin nonstop flights of Boeing 777 jumbo jets between San Francisco and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. Four more daily routes are being allowed at the smaller Haneda Airport, which is close to downtown Tokyo, making the flights attractive to business fliers. Narita Airport is about 45 miles away from downtown Tokyo. Read More
Seven people who have demonstrated exceptional and inspirational behavior in the community will be honored, including retired Fire Department Capt. Tony Stefani.
They will be recognized as local heros Thursday at the fifth annual Heroes & Hearts luncheon sponsored by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.
For tickets or more information, call (415) 206-4478 or visit www.sfghf.net. The other honorees are Dr. Clem Donahue, Marsha and Bruce Dyer, Amalia Fyles, Sara Miles and Michael Reid. Read More
State Sen. Leland Yee, who represents San Francisco and San Mateo, will be honored with the Modern Day Abolitionist Award by the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking.
Yee has authored legislation that would allow courts to seize any property, including homes and autos, used in the commission of human trafficking.
The ceremony is at 5:30 p.m. today at the San Francisco Main Library’s Koret Auditorium, 30 Grove St. Read More
Today the Mayor is headed to local biotech firm Prosetta Bioconformatics to highlight the new Controller’s report on a biotech payroll tax measure. Read More
One of America's top military men is discussing philosophies behind the nation's defense.
Gen. James E. Cartwright, who serves as the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be in The City today to talk about the Defense Department’s role and challenges when it comes to national security.
Cartwright’s speech is co-hosted by the World Affairs Council and the Marines’ Memorial Association. The event is at the Marines' Memorial Association at 6 p.m. at 609 Sutter St. Read More
The Board of Supervisors will receive all the information they need on crime trends in The City today.
Board President David Chiu is conducting a hearing on citywide crime levels and other related topics at today’s Public Safety Committee meeting.
The Police Department and/or the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice will present information that breaks down crime statistics by police district and/or neighborhood, crime-fighting strategies and data, and reports on arrests, charges and prosecutions. Read More
About 720 students, staff members and faculty at Roosevelt Middle School in San Francisco will be joining with 88,000 other Californians in a statewide, 10-minute effort beginning 9 a.m. Monday to break the “most people jumping rope at one time” world record. Read More
Sites in San Francisco, Brisbane and Oakland were added to the National Register of Historic Places by the California State Historic Resources Commission. The register is administered by the National Park Service. Sites must have significant architectural or historic significance. Read More
San Francisco General Hospital was one of 13 state medical centers that have been fined for a alleged code violations that endangered a patient's well-being. Read More
The White House released these excerpts of the President’s State of the Union Address: Read More
Since his health care reform seems doomed, President Barack Obama is turning his attention to national transportation -- and California's high-speed rail project is one of the beneficiaries.
Obama will announce today that 13 rail corridors in 31 states are recipients of $8 billion in grants from the White House.
Of that total, California will get $2.3 billion for the 800-mile project that will connect Sacramento to San Francisco to Los Angeles.The only current high-speed rail line in the nation is Amtrak's Acela line between Boston and Washington, D.C. Read More
What did Mayor Gavin Newsom think of the State of the Union speech given Wednesday night by President Barack Obama, someone the mayor has criticized in recent weeks in advance of his recent trip to Washington?
Here is this statement issued by the Mayor’s Office: Read More
Plans to send local firefighters and support staff to Haiti to help with rescue efforts and salvage the dead in the wake of a strong 7.0-magnitude earthquake were abandoned.
Harold Schapelhouman, the chief of the Menlo Park Fire District, which sponsors a team of San Francisco and Peninsula fire agencies named Task Force 3, said the 70-person mission to Haiti was canceled along with other U.S. endeavors. Read More
On Tuesday, Supervisor David Campos will join Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and a group of low-income housing residents to launch the newly expanded 311 service for single-room-occupancy units.
The new program will give residents a proper channel to voice concerns regarding the condition of rooms and report building issues such as pests, inadequate heat or water, leaky pipes and blocked fire exits. Read More
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission General Manager Ed Harrington and other civic leaders will be on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday celebrating the use of solar energy at several affordable-housing sites.
As part of a GoSolarSF project, solar power will begin to be generated in a Western Addition neighborhood.
The ceremony takes place at 11:30 a.m. at Plaza East Apartments, 1300 Buchanan St. Read More