It was clear at Capt. Steve Tacchini’s community meeting in the Mission District Tuesday night that neighbors are on edge after the weekend’s two shootings left three men dead and two seriously injured.
The hastily called meeting was overflowing: at least 60 people sat in the stuffy room, while dozens more stood or spilled out the doorway, straining to hear.
Low-income seniors will soon be socializing on Polk Street over ice cream sundaes.
An ice cream store and coffee shop secured city permits needed to hawk caffeine and sweets on the ground floor of a recently completed residential building at 990 Polk St. at Geary Boulevard.
Criminals are being sent to jail at an increased pace, but that jump in the number of people behind bars will also be pricey.
An unexpected increase in San Francisco’s jail population has prompted Sheriff Michael Hennessey to sound an early warning he will need millions of dollars more than was budgeted.
The Democratic state senator for San Mateo and San Francisco will be joined by state Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, for a town hall meeting on the proposed high-speed rail project Saturday. Representatives from the state and Caltrain will attend the meeting at the Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave., from 2 to 4 p.m.
An online media company wants gubernatorial hopefuls Meg Whitman and Mayor Gavin Newsom to duke it out after school, 3 p.m.
CleanTechnica.com, an environmentally-focused blogging site, has invited Newsom and the Republican candidate to an online debate regarding the state’s climate change legislation, AB32.
Deborah Strobin’s stunning Nob Hill residence, with bridge-to-bridge views, provides a stimulating and creative environment for the active philanthropist.
When looking for a job, many people forget to pursue such indirect routes as the informational interview. A way to explore career goals, network with potential employers, keep interview skills sharp and make unexpected connections, the informational interview can open doors to employment.
San Francisco nonprofits that incubate small businesses are among the winners of thousands of dollars in grant support that will help keep them on track at a time when the economy is far from rosy.
Among the recipients of the $25,000 AT&T grants is the San Francisco-based Women’s Initiative for Self Employment, which boasts numerous success stories.
More changes are coming to Mayor Gavin Newsom’s staff.
Catherine Dodd plans to leave her post as the mayor’s deputy chief of staff overseeing health and human services, the Mayor’s Office said.
Beginning Oct. 5, Dodd will become interim director of The City’s Health Service System, filling the post following the resignation of Bart Duncan.
As Cal begins the defining three games of its schedule Saturday, there is a growing feeling that the Bears are the best team in the conference.
Now, they have to prove it.
Each game provides a special problem. Saturday’s game against Oregon in Eugene puts the Bears in Autzen Stadium, regarded as the most hostile environment for visiting teams.
“The Burning Plain,” brought to you by Trauma Central, is an ordinary melodrama – romance, disaster, guilt, redemption and insanely unlikely coincidences – that novice director and labyrinthian screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga has fractured and reassembled into a wanna-be jigsaw sizzler.
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This book by the editor of Prospect magazine is filled with unknown but must-read facts. Did you know that Isaac Newton invented the cat door? Or that spammers typically need to send 1 million e-mails to get 15 positive responses?
Game of the Day
In response to the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, the U.S. State Department cut off foreign aid to Honduras and stopped approving visas for government officials. The U.S. is even threatening now to de-legitimize that nation's upcoming November elections, and has been treating the interim government of Roberto Micheletti as a rogue regime.
The Congressional agenda is packed with health care, energy and financial regulatory reform issues, but lawmakers have found plenty of time to stuff earmarks into the defense spending bill, according to the number crunchers at Taxpayers for Common Sense.
The top aide to Councilman Jim Graham was arrested Thursday morning, charged with pocketing bribes to help steer taxi cab legislation through his boss’ office.
Ted Loza, Graham's chief of staff, was scheduled to appear in federal court hours later, charged with two counts of bribery. He was arrested early Thursday and his city hall office raided by federal agents.
At the behest of Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., the Obama administration has barred insurers from communicating with their customers about the damage that Baucus's health reform bill could do to their Medicare Advantage plans.
Are radical environmentalists members of a political movement or more like the devotees of a religious cult, one that might dubbed the Branch Carbonians? Truespeak.org’s Jim Guirardi suggests the label and offers an illuminating case for the latter in this post from the American Thinker.
White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel says a national health care bill will be passed by both houses of Congress "before the members go home for Thanksgiving." Emanuel also claimed the bill will be "bipartisan" even if every Republican in the House and Senate votes against it.
Doug Wilder, the first elected black governor in U.S. history, will make no endorsement in the 2009 Virginia governor’s race despite pressure from theWhite House and the Kaine administration to back Democrat Creigh Deeds.