Thousands of firefighters from Los Angeles to Portland, Ore., will gather in San Francisco on Friday to honor two city firefighters who lost their lives battling an inferno inside a Diamond Heights hillside home last week.
PG&E and state regulators were more focused on “checking boxes” than on actually analyzing the safety of their system and learning from problems and mistakes, according to a strongly worded report released by an independent review panel Thursday.
Switching from paper to electronic medical records is costing UC San Francisco Medical Center $150 million, but university officials say the change will improve efficiency and patient safety in the long run.
The Cal baseball team has staved off elimination on and off the field in 2011, and will be taking that resiliency into the school’s first appearance in the NCAA super regionals against Dallas Baptist at Santa Clara’s Schott Stadium beginning Saturday. The Golden Bears (35-21) opened the season thinking it might be the school’s last. Now they’re in perhaps the most intriguing of this weekend’s eight best-of-three series — alive and well, thanks to a massive fundraising effort that recently reinstated the program.
The co-author of “Shut Up, Skinny B-----! The Common Sense Guide To Following Your Hunger and Your Heart” will appear at Books Inc., 2275 Market St., on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Archer is a regular contributor to The San Francisco Examiner.
Imagine two alcoholics sitting on a bench. Bill complains that he’s out of booze and has no cash to buy any more. “Hey, no problem, friend, I’ve got a fifth of Old Crow here,” Jack says. “That’s great because, man, I need it right now,” Bill pleads. “There’s just one thing. We’ve both got to do something about our serious drinking problem and I’m going to help us lick it,” Jack responds. “Oh, and how do you propose to do that?” Bill demands, as his shaky hand reaches for the booze. “I’ll share this bottle with you now, but we have to promise we’ll cut back our drinking, starting tomorrow,” Jack explains. “Sure, anything you say, Jack. First thing tomorrow morning. Now gimme that bottle,” Bill shouts. Addiction experts know the end of that story too well — Jack and Bill go on drinking. They’re feeding their addiction today and promising to deal with it tomorrow.
Your June 7 story, “Budget analyst not on board with SFMTA lease idea,” left readers the misleading idea that the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency decided to lease a “fancy” new office building. This is simply not the case.
The proposal that was approved by the full Board of Supervisors on Tuesday was a lease to provide a secure and well-built facility for Muni’s transit operations center.