With school bullying on the national radar, Superintendent Carlos Garcia cannot ignore the issue locally. Garcia will be addressing the issue at a Tuesday reception where he will talk about San Francisco Unified School District’s leadership in creating school environments where students are supported and diversity is celebrated. Read More
With the El Niño season looming, city officials are bracing themselves for another potential emergency along the Great Highway, where the crumbling bluffs have left the area in a precarious state.
“We might have to take some action but it will depend on the storm season,” said Christine Falvey, spokeswoman for the Department of Public Works.
Last December, officials declared an emergency after erosion caused alarm about the roadway as well as The City’s nearby wastewater pipe. Read More
Before leaving office (whenever that will be), Mayor Gavin Newsom is making sure to take care of business. Newsom on Thursday nominated three more commissioners: Leslie Katz to the Port Commission, Leona M. Bridges to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and Vince Courtney to serve on the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Of the 268 appointments, there are 12 vacant seats on boards and commissions, with seven nominations pending at the board of supervisors and five seats that are wide open, according to the Mayor’s Office. Read More
The City broke ground Thursday on the long awaited renovation of the historic 50 United Nations Plaza Federal Building, which will be upgraded using green building standards. The 80-year-old building is being renovated with $122 million in federal stimulus funding. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom all but said he would allow District Attorney Kamala Harris to appoint her successor as she prepares to take office in January as the new state attorney general. While Newsom was clear that he will make the final decision on who will fill that seat, he was also absolute when saying Harris would be weighing in heavily on the decision. Read More
Here is an early Christmas gift for the Richmond District Neighborhood Center: a $20,000 check. The contribution will help fund its employment training program. The money, which is being contributed by AT&T, will pay a staff member to provide job-readiness workshops, manage a job bank, and incorporate classes on today’s job market. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will be out and about Thursday when he and the U.S. General Services Administration will break ground on the seismic renovation of the historic 50 United Nations Plaza Federal Building at 2 email@example.com Read More
Apparently, 162 years after the women’s suffrage movement started, people (in this case, the Board of Supervisors) still need to be reminded to put women in power. Read More
While San Francisco lawmakers are dragging their feet to select an interim mayor to fill the seat of Lt. Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom when he leaves in January, the list of those who actually want to be mayor keeps growing. On Wednesday, City Assessor Phil Ting is expected to file papers, kicking off the start of what he says will be a “different kind of campaign.” Read More
The financially troubled Asian Art Museum secured legal protection on Tuesday after the city attorney fired off a terse letter to lender JP Morgan Chase threatening legal action if the bank moved ahead on its “unreasonable path” forcing the museum into bankruptcy.In the letter, City Attorney Dennis Herrera said that JP Morgan’s move to cut the museum’s credit line and take $20 million in collateral from the Asian Art Museum Foundation raises potential issues of “unfair business practices.” Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom seems to be spending his last few weeks as mayor behind closed doors, working out budget issues and other last minute deals. But Wednesday is an exception. The mayor will make a public appearance to swear in new and reappointed city commissioners at City Hall at 10 firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
Lawmakers in Washington are finding a way to combat obesity and other food-related diseases without banning Happy Meal toys.
A coalition of the House and Senate on Tuesday introduced bills that would invest $500 million to help cut back on food deserts across the nation.
The Healthy Food Financing Initiative would leverage private investment through federal loans and grants to create or expand fresh food outlets in underserved communities, like the Bayview district in San Francisco. Read More
Even before taking his seat at the dais, District 8 Supervisor-elect Scott Wiener is already answering to constituents.
Wiener will be the next guest speaker at the California Music and Culture Association on Friday, Dec. 10.
He will exchange ideas with attendees and discuss his ideas around the entertainment and nightlife community, which has been under scrutiny for the recent wave of violence.
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Registered sex offenders would be living closer to schools and day care centers under a proposal by San Francisco officials to ask for exemptions for where they can live.
In 2006, state voters passed Jessica’s Law, which prohibits registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school, park or child care facility for life. Read More
Some families living in San Francisco’s public housing apartments are receiving eviction notices just weeks before Christmas.In September, the San Francisco Housing Authority put a freeze on evictions to give tenants with a backlog of rent the chance to start a payment plan or contest the bills. The goal was to put the financially unstable Housing Authority back on track with rent collection without evicting tenants. Read More