A dispute over a proposed affordable-housing project for youths at risk of homelessness has turned “toxic,” according to one member of the Board of Supervisors, which is scheduled to resolve the land-use battle later this month. The Booker T. Washington Community Service Center, at 800 Presidio Ave., wants to build a 55-foot-high, 50-unit affordable-housing project for young adults at risk of homelessness, such as those coming out of the foster care system.
Private property owners will assume financial responsibility for the care and maintenance of four out of five trees along San Francisco’s sidewalks under a budget proposal from Mayor Ed Lee designed to help save about $600,000. The Department of Public Works, which oversees San Francisco’s urban forest on its public rights of way, said it has long been unable to properly maintain trees and wants to transfer 24,000 to private care.
Buster Posey is mature beyond his years. Sadly, he is also mature beyond Brian Sabean’s years. Posey felt it necessary to issue a statement saying he didn’t blame Scott Cousins for his devastating season-ending injury after Sabean had unleashed a virulent tirade on KNBR (680 AM) against Cousins, hinting strongly that there would be reprisals when the Giants next meet the Florida Marlins. Sabean’s outburst was so outrageous that he had to call the Marlins the next day, and Cousins on Sunday. The Giants PR department put out a release saying Sabean didn’t intend to vilify Cousins, a USF product. But of course, he did.
ACT opening-night gala: Representing the culmination of a two-year effort to bring a musical version of famous San Francisco stories to the stage, stars came out Wednesday to celebrate the American Conservatory Theater’s world premiere of “Armistead Maupin’s ‘Tales of the City.’” The black-tie event — which raised $950,000 for the production and ACT education programs — included cocktails, dinner in Union Square, the show’s performance and a nightclub dance party. Marilee K. Gardner, JaMel Perkins and Roselyne C. Swig were organizers.
Alexa Milkovich, the co-founder of BeMyDD, aka Be My Designated Driver, a service company dedicated to keeping drivers who have had one too many drinks off the road, recently expanded to The City. The company offers two services: a personal driver where the client gets chauffeured around in his or her car, and a pickup service where the client gets picked up after driving to a location.
It was supposed to be a celebration. President Barack Obama visited an Ohio Chrysler factory Friday where he planned to tout the end of government ownership in the auto company and the success of his economic record generally. But facts got in the way of both.
On Monday, the first debate featuring all but two of the key GOP contenders for the presidency will occur.