The fight was about two trees on Polk Street, and it appears they won.
There were plans to fell the more than 20-year-old ficus macrocarpa “Nitida” trees as a part of San Francisco’s Great Street program, which is designed to improve the look of roads around The City.
Crime in the Southern District – from ballgames at AT&T Park to SOMA nightclubs to the Embarcadero and Yerba Buena and Treasure Islands – will be up for discussion at Wednesday’s Police Commission meeting on Treasure Island.
Captain Daniel McDonough will brief commissioners and the community about police strategies and crime trends in the area.
It’s becoming trendier at The City’s public high schools to get ready for college.
About 3,700 high school students in The City’s public schools took Advanced Placement exams in 2009 that would allow them to use their courses for college credit.
In a blow to construction workers and developers, fewer condominiums are under construction in San Francisco today than at any time since 2004, a real estate firm said Tuesday.
San Francisco’s city attorney is worried the state’s controversial plan to eradicate the light brown apple moth hasn’t undergone enough scrutiny.
A fire truck that was swinging around a corner with its lights and siren on slammed into a 24-story building Monday, scraping off the building’s marble paneling and destroying several windows but injuring no one.
Market Street was the scene of some minor confusion Tuesday during the first day of new automobile restrictions on the thoroughfare.
Under-21 year olds can continue rocking out at the Great American Music Hall, after the popular Tenderloin district venue defeated a year-old legal challenge by state liquor licensors.
Dogs biting at horses and hang gliders may force canines back on leashes at the popular Fort Funston recreation area.
Owners have been allowed to legally walk their dogs off leash though most of Fort Funston — the 141-acre park in the southwest corner of The City — for decades.
San Francisco resident Austin Chu and his brother, Brian, will premiere their documentary, “The Recess Ends,” at the Victoria Theatre in the Mission district on Wednesday. The brothers traveled for five months [across the country] to document personal stories involving the greatest economic meltdown since the Great Depression.
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission crews Monday afternoon repaired a 10-inch water main on the Bay Bridge that had been leaking water onto the lower deck since morning.
SFPUC spokesman Tony Winnicker said at about 1:30 p.m. that crews had repaired two leaky pipe fittings on the main, which runs beneath the upper deck of the bridge between San Francisco and Treasure Island.
A 19-year-old San Francisco man suspected of shooting two men at a Mission District pizzeria earlier this month pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges in San Francisco Superior Court today.
The name Van Jones might seem like a hot potato for politicians who may like and respect him but are seeking election to a major post.
Still, Mayor Gavin Newsom has not hesitated to call the former White House adviser and Bay Area activist a friend in at least two recent speeches, including at a conference on renewable energy this morning.
It’s too early in the game to pay attention to polls, Mayor Gavin Newsom said this morning in reaction to the latest tally of California voters that shows he is trailing in the 2010 governor’s race.
Mayor Gavin Newsom says thumbs up to the NBC television medical drama series “Trauma,” which is filmed in The City and debuted last night.
Starting today, drivers headed eastbound on Market Street will have to detour around stretches of the thoroughfare.
The plan is part of a study that will examine limiting personal vehicles and boosting transit service and pedestrian usage along Market Street.
The man arrested Saturday for barging into a grizzly bear enclosure at San Francisco Zoo has a history of mental health illness, according to family.
Twenty-one-year-old Kenneth Herron was rescued in a catatonic state from Grizzly Gulch Saturday after climbing into the enclosure just before the zoo closed for the day.
Windy weather was exactly what city officials hoped for today for Mayor Gavin Newsom, who announced at a press conference in front of Civic Center plaza that The City will soon be peppered with small wind turbines that can generate electricity.
Last year, Newsom and then-Supervisor Tom Ammiano created a task force to discover how to make wind power in The City worthwhile.
New dad Mayor Gavin Newsom is trying to build stamina while balancing fatherhood, his City Hall duties and a gubernatorial campaign.
He appears to be handling it swimmingly so far.
It’s bad to make a mistake on a No. 1 draft pick. It’s worse to pretend it isn’t a mistake and try to justify it. That’s where the Raiders are now with JaMarcus Russell.
To someone of lesser mettle than dancer Sara Shelton Mann, broken bones and ripped tendons might have sent them into retirement long ago. But for Mann, they only served to drive her deeper into her creative well. And she’s garnered an impressive number of accolades along the way, including four Isadora Duncan awards and a Guggenheim fellowship.
Lisa Jackson, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, lays out strategies for cleaning up the environment. [6 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.]
Tort reform is not addressed in any of the Democrat-sponsored health care reform bills now before Congress. Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean says it’s “too tough” to take on tort reform at the same time as health care due to the powerful lawyers lobby.
In the early 1800s, when railroads first began to spread across Great Britain, the Duke of Wellington reportedly sneered that this innovation would “only encourage the common people to move about needlessly.”
Asked recently when the Senate might vote on cap-and-trade legislation, Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., demurred, muttering about “a busy, busy time the rest of this year.” And yet last week, the Obama administration quietly moved forward with a plan to regulate power plants and other large stationary sources of greenhouse gases.
On a Friday night in October 1959, Americans began slipping into a dimension of imagination as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. They've really never returned.
SF20: On Sept. 24, dozens of respected national and international art dealers came together at Fort Mason’s Herbst Pavilion for an event themed around the 20th-century modernist movement.
On "60 Minutes" Sunday, General Stanley McChrystal, the top American commander in Afghanistan, revealed that he had spoken only once with President Obama in the last 70 days, even as the situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating and the White House is considering an increase in American troops.
The White House defended President Obama’s trip to Denmark this week to promote Chicago’s bid for the Olympic Games, saying health care reform is in good enough shape for him to miss a couple of days.
Congressional Republicans are stepping up pressure on the White House to make a decision about whether send more troops to fight the war in Afghanistan. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called on President Obama, who is reviewing the strategy in Afghanistan, to make up his mind about the matter.
Remember the controversy over the Pentagon policy of not allowing the press to take pictures of the flag-draped caskets of American war dead as they arrived in the United States? Critics accused President Bush of trying to hide the terrible human cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Oscar Ramirez may be the first Obama administration alumnus to hit K Street, newly public lobbying filings show.
Senior citizens are putting the Democratic Party's 2010 election prospects and their health care reform proposals on a collision course.
WHO: Unnamed Facebook user
WHAT: A poll posted on Facebook asked users, “Should Obama be killed?” The possible answers were “Yes,” “Maybe,” “No” and “If he cuts my health care.”
The Senate Finance Committee just defeated by a vote of 8-15 an amendment that would have inserted a government-run health insurance option into a Senate health care reform bill that is now being drafted in the Finance Committee.
Every Republican voted against the provision, sponsored by Sen. Jay Rockerfeller, D-W.Va., as did five Democrats.
The Senate Finance Committee has rejected a second attempt to insert a public option into a sweeping health care reform bill the panel is drafting.
The 10-13 vote was on a provision sponsored by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., which would have created a public health insurance option that allowed doctors to negotiate reimbursement rates.
Byron York was on the FOX News Channel this morning to talk about the media's sudden lack in interest covering the return of fallen soldiers to the US.
Well, that certainly is a coincidence. Monday, Scoop! told you about reports that the Kardashian sisters, with the help of “momager” Kris Jenner, were leveraging their love lives for press — and cash.