Deon Otis said he often thinks about Stephen Powell, the Stuart Hall High School basketball star whose life ended in a hail of gunfire last year at the Pink Saturday street party. But the slain teenager’s Amateur Athletic Union coach had even more reason to remember Powell recently.
San Francisco spends about a half-billion dollars every year on a group of nonprofits handling an array of services, but the system has faced criticism for lack of accountability.
The career began on an autumn evening 17 years ago in a tournament at the old Oakland Arena. Venus Williams doesn’t even want to think about it ending, although for a while Wednesday others did consider the possibility.
In November, San Franciscans will have a choice between two competing ballot initiatives designed to address The City’s escalating pension crisis. The stakes are huge as The City stands on the edge of a fiscal meltdown due to exploding pension obligations of almost-unfathomable size.
‘Now let me be clear: I suffer no illusions about Moammar Gadhafi. He is a brutal man. A ruthless man. A man who butchers his own people to secure his own power. The world, and the Libyan people, would be better off without him. But I also know that he poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States, or to his neighbors ... and that in concert with the international community, he can be contained until, in the way of all petty dictators, he falls away into the dustbin of history.”
Three city officials were named in The San Francisco Examiner as candidates to replace ousted San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency chief Nathaniel Ford. Two of those named have already taken themselves out of the running, leaving Department of Public Works chief Ed Reiskin as the clear front-runner.
The consulting firm McKinsey and Co. recently released a widely reported survey that said almost a third of private-sector employers reported they will drop employee health insurance coverage when Obamacare’s government-managed insurance exchanges come online in 2014. The survey results exploded two major promises repeatedly made during and after the health care debate: “If you like your health plan, you can keep it,” and, “It will not add one penny to the deficit.”