A Marin County couple arrested for letting a teen drive them home Sunday because they allegedly were intoxicated appeared in Marin County Superior Court Tuesday morning.
The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office will not file charges against a woman who police say lured a Louisiana man on vacation in The City to his death in a Bayview-Hunters Point housing project early Sunday.
There’s good news and there’s bad news for community pool swimmers in the Mission district.
The bad news: Garfield Square Park is closing its pool for renovations during the next couple months.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation that makes it easier for farmers markets to open up for business on land under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Park Department.
Introduced by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, the legislation lowers the cost of farmers market permits on rec and park land.
Construction of a new Transbay Transit Center could be delayed, after the federal government announced it would not announce before winter whether $400 million in stimulus funds will be provided to build a train station beneath the site.
A demolition team will be sought early next year to tear down the Hugo Hotel, an iconic vacant building at Sixth and Howard streets that had furniture attached to its exterior walls in the 1990s by an artist.
The Board of Supervisors gave unanimous and final approval Tuesday to changes in how the citizens’ community development advisory committee functions.
The committee helps guide the city in how to spend federal dollars on development projects.
Last Sunday there was a festival in the Excelsior District, but there was one problem.
“Unfortunately, everyone who came was pretty hungry because there weren’t any street vendors who could afford the $700 fee for providing food at the festival,” Supervisor John Avalos, who represented that neighborhood, said Tuesday.
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would make it more difficult to evict tenants and then build a car garage, and also change the number of parking spaces allowed per dwelling unit in San Francisco’s northeast neighborhoods.
It just got a lot tougher to open a business along Polk Street if it plans to sell any tobacco smoking paraphernalia items.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Tuesday a “green loan” program to help property owners pay for green upgrades of their buildings, which will help San Francisco reduce its carbon emissions.
Mayor Gavin Newsom told the Board of Supervisors Monday that “we will continue to closely monitor the state’s plan for implementation of spending reductions and we plan to work closely with the Board of Supervisors to address our financial challenges during the coming year.
Police responded to two separate reports Tuesday of suspicious packages in The City, but both situations were defused without incident.
Tuesday’s incidents came on the heels of a security scare prompted by an an abandoned bag on a Muni bus at the Transbay Terminal last week.
Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire in The City's Sunset district Monday night, a fire department dispatcher said.
A unit was dispatched to Irving Street at Great Highway to a report of a small vehicle fire at around 9 p.m., the dispatcher said.
The fire, which was extinguished upon arrival, is under investigation, the dispatcher said.
San Francisco's new police chief will soon be able to hire a candidate from outside the Police Department to bolster his command staff,
after legislation approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.
The action required a change of the city's administrative code, which previously allowed only internal candidates to be promoted to command
A San Francisco police officer was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday after being struck from behind by a van in the South of Market neighborhood.
While the nearly three-year legal battle over the employer-spending mandate for The City’s affordable health care program waits upon a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, business owners continue to pay.
The world-class golf tournament begins today at Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco. The event also means the 20,000 to 30,000 daily attendees will need to find transportation to and from the course.
Road closures (Today through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
With his campaign for governor off to a sluggish start, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom enlisted President Bill Clinton on Monday to help him raise political funds and the visibility of his candidacy.
The Mission Economic Development Agency official will be at the San Francisco Homeownership Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St. Information will be provided by a variety of exhibitors including lenders, Realtors, nonprofits and government agencies.
Mayor Gavin Newsom will hang out with a bevy of interesting folks today.
First, Newsom is scheduled to kickoff Fleet Week at City Hall this afternoon by meeting publicly with the lead pilot of the Navy’s Blue Angels, Commander Greg McWherter.
The Oakland City Council will vote tonight on a resolution expressing opposition to BART's connector from the Coliseum station to Oakland International Airport.
The resolution was introduced by City Council members Nancy Nadel and Rebecca Kaplan at a Public Works Committee meeting in September, when committee members questioned BART about the 3.2-mile connector.
Mayor Gavin Newsom isn’t the only California politician getting serious props from former President Bill Clinton.
Even at a relatively young age, The Presidents Cup does not lack for moments that reveal the passion and pressure when the best golfers in the world put the flag ahead of the bank account.
Nickname: Boom Boom
Cup experience: Four appearances, 9-5-2 record
Aubrey Rhodes has always drawn. She was the kid at the diner drawing on the place mat. Art — a subject on par with recess — was play, not work.
Sunny weather and free music brought out a sizable but tame crowd at the three-day Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.
A record crowd of approximately 800,000 people showed up to Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park for the free music, festival spokeswoman Tracey Buck said Monday. Last year, 750,000 attended.
Fans can always expect the unexpected from madcap New York mega-rocker Andrew W.K. He just started the label Skyscraper Music Maker, filmed the Cartoon Network show “Destroy Built Destroy” and launched Manhattan nightclub Santos Party House. W.K.
Kate Gosselin says the rumors are true: Estranged hubby Jon Gosselin cleaned out all but $1,000 from their joint bank account, leaving her and his eight kids broke ... and destroying any last shred of sympathy the public may have had for him.
Michael Moore’s new film, “Capitalism: A Love Story,” boldly asserts that capitalism is evil. The film even features several priests that call capitalism anti-Christian for failing to protect the poor. Au contraire: I have spent my whole life as a dedicated member of the church, and I am currently using the power of capitalism to serve the poor.
I was so glad to read on your Oct. 5 front page that The City is finally getting tough with those pesky sea lions.
WHAT: Eight states and the District of Columbia do not have laws to specifically bar insurance companies from using domestic violence as a pre-existing condition to deny health coverage.
It all sounds so innocent and like good government: The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop Dec. 1 and 2 called, “How will journalism survive the Internet age?” An assembly of editors, owners, government officials, consumer advocates, advertisers and others are scheduled to discuss a dozen topics.
ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis had a message for everyone this morning: It's not her fault.
A jury expert hired by former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle testified Tuesday that he thinks Mehserle's trial should be moved out
of Alameda County because an unusually high number of people have already made up their minds about the case.
Decades of work that has inspired experimental cancer therapies and offered insight into aging has earned a UC San Francisco scientist a Nobel Prize and a place in history.
Elizabeth Blackburn, a professor of biology and physiology at the UCSF and two other scientists won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discoveries about key aspects of how cells and animals age.
Senate Democratic leaders had hoped to begin debating a health care reform bill by next week, but that may slip to the following week because one version of the bill is still stuck in the Finance Committee. The panel had planned to vote on a bill by Tuesday, but it is awaiting cost estimates for the legislation from the Congressional Budget Office.
Since campaigning on a promise to make government more transparent, President Obama has posted a record on openness that is decidedly mixed.
The president promised to post bills passed by Congress for at least five days online before signing them, to allow for public review and comment. So far, he has mostly failed to do so.
Mad Man McCain: January Jones gets it, what's Obama's prob? (ap)
ACORN was embroiled in scandal last year when it was revealed that Dale Rathke, brother of ACORN founder Wade Rathke, had embezzled nearly $1 million from an ACORN affiliate years earlier.
While President Obama may be strategically avoiding the Dalai Lama while he is in town this week, Congress has cleared it's schedule for the Tibetan spiritual leader.
The Dalai Lama will be in the Capitol this morning, picking up an award named after the late Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif.
Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., is closing the door on Republican donors who want their campaign contributions back after his party switch. His website announces a new October 15 expiration date for his promise to return the money of those who want their money back.
As Congress lurches closer to a decision on an enormous overhaul of the American health care system, pressure is mounting on legislative leaders to make the final bill available online for citizens to read before a vote.
Lawmakers were given just hours to examine the $789 billion stimulus plan, sweeping climate-change legislation and a $700 billion bailout package before final votes.
In my story on congressional leaders resisting a formal rule requiring bills to be posted online for 72 hours, I left out a pledge by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to implement a three day waiting period before the House votes on health care reform legi
Republican Rep. Steve King is sending a letter to the president today calling for the firing of gay activist Kevin Jennings, head of the Education Department's Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools. "The totality of Mr. Jennings' career has been to advocate for public affirmation of homosexuality," King writes.
Senate Democrats say they are convinced they can get enough support among lawmakers in their own party to pass a health care bill with a public option, but not the kind that liberal Democrats are envisioning.
The White House is taking pains to downplay conflict between the executive branch and the Pentagon over Afghanistan policy, as President Obama steps up his focus on the still-unresolved war plan.
"I get that the Washington game is to do the back-and-forth, I get that," said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. "It's being played well here."
The next government hand-out. (ap)
I was just told by the U.S. District Court that the jury has gone home for the night without reporting a verdict on the eight criminal charges against former lobbyist Kevin Ring, who worked for Sen. John Ashcroft and Rep. John Doolittle before cashing out to K Street.