Today’s Stories (Last updated October 31, 12:17 PM)

Oct
31
Parade!
by Amber Shipley
Happy Halloween! And Happy Giants Parade Day! Going? It'll be raining and crowded, but still a really good time. Boo. more
Happy Halloween! And Happy Giants Parade Day! Going? It'll be raining and crowded, but still a really good time. Boo. more
Going to Giants parade? Here’s what you need to know
Chronicle (10/31/2014)
How to be a good sport at the Giants parade
Examiner (10/31/2014)
World Series parade will be crowded, shut down streets in SF 
Examiner (10/31/2014)
Oct
31
The CCSF Saga
by Amber Shipley
The Ex and the Chron give us detailed coverage of the fourth day of trial for CCSF. Lawyers and witnesses "sparred" and there was a "war of words" about the accreditation process. Sp... more
The Ex and the Chron give us detailed coverage of the fourth day of trial for CCSF. Lawyers and witnesses "sparred" and there was a "war of words" about the accreditation process. Spooky stuff. more
City attorneys: Adequate warning not given on threat to close CCSF 
Examiner (10/31/2014)
Witness: CCSF received warnings for years that it was in jeopardy
Chronicle (10/31/2014)
Oct
31
Chain Store Ban
by Amber Shipley
Supervisor Eric Mar has helped broker a compromise to modify San Francisco's existing formula-retail regulations. He expects the full Board of Supervisors to vote on -- and pass -- h... more
Supervisor Eric Mar has helped broker a compromise to modify San Francisco's existing formula-retail regulations. He expects the full Board of Supervisors to vote on -- and pass -- his proposal next week.  more
San Francisco to strengthen chain store restrictions
Examiner (10/31/2014)
Oct
31
Election Updates
by Amber Shipley

With four days to go until the election, a new field poll shows California voters remain supportive of a $7.5 billion water bond, and less so of Prop 46 (the initiative to require dr

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With four days to go until the election, a new field poll shows California voters remain supportive of a $7.5 billion water bond, and less so of Prop 46 (the initiative to require drug testing of doctors and increased payments in medical malpractice lawsuits) and Prop 45 (the initiative to give the State Insurance Commissioner the power to approve or reject health insurance rate changes).

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Field Poll shows voters turning on malpractice, insurance propositions
Chronicle (10/31/2014)
Oct
31
PG&E
by Amber Shipley

After a review found PG&E was using pipe or components that do not comply with federal rules for populated areas because they were lower grade, the company is cutting pressure on fou

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After a review found PG&E was using pipe or components that do not comply with federal rules for populated areas because they were lower grade, the company is cutting pressure on four gas transmission pipelines in the Bay Area.

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PG&E cutting gas pressure on lines with wrong kind of pipe
Chronicle (10/31/2014)
Oct
31
Chip Johnson
by Jesse Feldman

Chip Johnson reports on sudden enlightenment in Richmond, where just weeks ago, anti-LGBT sentiments were an unfortunate part of City Council meetings. As Johnson aptly notes, this "miraculous conversion" happened just in the nick of time... that'd be Tuesday's election. 

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Chip Johnson reports on sudden enlightenment in Richmond, where just weeks ago, anti-LGBT sentiments were an unfortunate part of City Council meetings. As Johnson aptly notes, this "miraculous conversion" happened just in the nick of time... that'd be Tuesday's election. 

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Chip Johnson: Suspicious timing in Richmond councilmen’s about-face on gays
Chronicle (10/31/2014)
Oct
31
BART
by Amber Shipley
BART officials hope to announce next week that the new Oakland Airport Connector will open for the upcoming holiday season. As a reminder, Halloween is technically a holiday.  more
BART officials hope to announce next week that the new Oakland Airport Connector will open for the upcoming holiday season. As a reminder, Halloween is technically a holiday.  more
BART’s Oakland Airport Connector on track for holiday debut
Chronicle (10/31/2014)
Oct
31
EBOLA!!!
by Amber Shipley

The Chron reports that registered nurses from Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics in the Bay Area are planning a two-day strike next month to demand tougher Ebola safety precauti

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The Chron reports that registered nurses from Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics in the Bay Area are planning a two-day strike next month to demand tougher Ebola safety precautions. Their walkout will be part of a national action in 12 states and Washington D.C.

My apologies for the image here, but nothing good comes from a search for "Halloween and Ebola."

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Kaiser nurses plan two-day strike over Ebola safety issues
Chronicle (10/31/2014)
Oct
31
Fire Engine 1
by Amber Shipley
Following their recent investigation into delays in emergency response time by the San Francisco Fire Department, Chron reporter Greta Kaul spent a day in the life of Fire Engine 1, ... more
Following their recent investigation into delays in emergency response time by the San Francisco Fire Department, Chron reporter Greta Kaul spent a day in the life of Fire Engine 1, a South of Market engine often ranked as the busiest in the U.S.

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A day with S.F.’s Fire Engine 1, the busiest responders in U.S.
Chronicle (10/31/2014)
Today’s Suspects Updater
Amber Shipley
Back in San Francisco after nearly a decade as a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C., Amber is excited to bring her creative ideas and savvy communications skills to the wild west of Bay Area politics.  Outside of her love for progressive issues and campaigns, Amber is an avid gardener and loves brewing and drinking beer.

In the Past Week…

Oct
30
#ChampionsTogether
by Lower Case Productions
In case you somehow missed it, WE WON!!! Bust out that black and orange, we are having the best Halloween parade day ever. Sadly, the celebrations turned ugly last night and resulted... more
In case you somehow missed it, WE WON!!! Bust out that black and orange, we are having the best Halloween parade day ever. Sadly, the celebrations turned ugly last night and resulted in a shooting. more
Fans go wild as Giants hammer down World Series win
Chronicle (10/30/2014)
Giants World Series Celebrations Turn Ugly, 2 Shot, Muni Buses Suspended
KCBS (10/30/2014)
Giants World Series Victory Parade To Be Held Friday In San Francisco
KCBS (10/30/2014)
One person shot as World Series celebrations take over city streets 
Examiner (10/30/2014)
S.F. picks up the pieces after raucous Giants revelry
Chronicle (10/30/2014)
World Series late-night celebration becomes ugly scene
Chronicle (10/30/2014)
Oct
30
PrEP Funding
by Rosie Dilger
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved a budget request aimed at increasing access to PrEP medications. more
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved a budget request aimed at increasing access to PrEP medications. more
Supes OK PrEP funding
The Bay Area Reporter (10/30/2014)
Oct
30
C.W. Nevius
by Jesse Feldman
The Chron's C.W. Nevius shows us the dark side of how some tenants make a profit by scamming their landlords. more
The Chron's C.W. Nevius shows us the dark side of how some tenants make a profit by scamming their landlords. more
C.W. Nevius: Rent-control tenants who game their landlord
Chronicle (10/31/2014)
Oct
30
Down and Dirty
by Jesse Feldman
The Bay Area Reporter gives us an editorial on the state of campaigns and the subsequent mudslinging. more
The Bay Area Reporter gives us an editorial on the state of campaigns and the subsequent mudslinging. more
Editorial: Voters see above the low road
The Bay Area Reporter (10/30/2014)
Oct
30
Soda Fight
by Rosie Dilger
The Chron gives us the skinny on the No on E's underdog defender, the one and only Starchild. more
The Chron gives us the skinny on the No on E's underdog defender, the one and only Starchild. more
Starchild adds pop to debate after No on E side drops out
Chronicle (10/30/2014)
Oct
30
The CCSF Saga
by Rosie Dilger
In the ongoing CCSF accreditation saga, the latest development is about the influence of some so-called edits made to the college's evaluation report. more
In the ongoing CCSF accreditation saga, the latest development is about the influence of some so-called edits made to the college's evaluation report. more
Accreditation group president denies edits had intent to close CCSF 
Examiner (10/30/2014)
Dramatic testimony shakes up City College of San Francisco trial
Chronicle (10/30/2014)
Oct
30
Pushed Out
by Rosie Dilger
The Bay Area Reporter goes inside the housing and affordability crisis with a LGBT perspective and an all too common narrative of tenants losing the San Francisco homes they love. more
The Bay Area Reporter goes inside the housing and affordability crisis with a LGBT perspective and an all too common narrative of tenants losing the San Francisco homes they love. more
Tenants, advocates bemoan SF housing crisis
The Bay Area Reporter (10/30/2014)
Oct
30
You Should Vote
by Rosie Dilger
Today, the Ex features an opinion piece about why you should vote on Tuesday and in the elections to come. Because democracy. more
Today, the Ex features an opinion piece about why you should vote on Tuesday and in the elections to come. Because democracy. more
Opinion: Make your vote count this election, every election 
Examiner (10/30/2014)
Oct
30
LGBT Bay Area
by Rosie Dilger
The Bay Area Reporter points out that for the first time in recent memory, there are more LGBT candidates running in the East Bay than in San Francisco. more
The Bay Area Reporter points out that for the first time in recent memory, there are more LGBT candidates running in the East Bay than in San Francisco. more
Political Notebook: E. Bay sees surge in out candidates
The Bay Area Reporter (10/30/2014)
Oct
30
Shiny and New
by Rosie Dilger
A good makeover takes time, and maybe a little dust and heavy machinery. But Castro, you are worth it! more
A good makeover takes time, and maybe a little dust and heavy machinery. But Castro, you are worth it! more
S.F.’s newly made-over Castro is ready for its close-up
Chronicle (10/30/2014)
Oct
30
Eminent Domain
by Rosie Dilger
According to the Ex, the agreement to partner with the City of Richmond to assist homeowners in underwater mortgages has been put on hold. more
According to the Ex, the agreement to partner with the City of Richmond to assist homeowners in underwater mortgages has been put on hold. more
Negotiations with Richmond on seizing underwater mortgages postponed 
Examiner (10/30/2014)
Oct
29
Matier and Ross
by Jesse Feldman
Matier and Ross report on the November 2015 race for Mayor, Oakland endorsements, and a dude who tried to rob the police. Here is a quote from the latter part of the story: “I hope h... more
Matier and Ross report on the November 2015 race for Mayor, Oakland endorsements, and a dude who tried to rob the police. Here is a quote from the latter part of the story: “I hope his family and friends read this and every day remind him just how stupid he is,” [Sgt.] Nelson said. Regarding the quote, I am just doing my part to fulfill the Sergeant's request.  more
Matier and Ross: State Sen. Mark Leno considers challenging S.F. Mayor Ed Lee
Chronicle (10/29/2014)
Oct
29
Underwater Mortgages
by Amber Shipley
Marisa Lagos reports on the Board buying underwater mortgages, 181 Fremont Street, and a Truvada subsidy. I feel like those mortgages probably get pretty messed up when you leave the... more
Marisa Lagos reports on the Board buying underwater mortgages, 181 Fremont Street, and a Truvada subsidy. I feel like those mortgages probably get pretty messed up when you leave them underwater... before we try to legislate them, why don't we start by keeping them dry? Weird. more
Supervisors seek to explore acquiring underwater mortgages
Chronicle (10/29/2014)
Oct
29
Ted Gullickson
by Jesse Feldman
The Examiner reflects on Ted Gullickson's life, the landscape of the struggle for renters' rights in the wake of his passing, and Proposition G. more
The Examiner reflects on Ted Gullickson's life, the landscape of the struggle for renters' rights in the wake of his passing, and Proposition G. more
Ted Gullicksen remembered as passionate defender of SF renters' rights 
Examiner (10/29/2014)
Oct
29
Eviction Friction
by Jesse Feldman
The Examiner reports on a tenant touring the unit she was evicted from after it was renovated in the broader context of Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco. more
The Examiner reports on a tenant touring the unit she was evicted from after it was renovated in the broader context of Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco. more
Evictee tours renovated former SF apartment 
Examiner (10/29/2014)
Oct
29
San Francisco General Hospital and Lynne Spalding
by Jesse Feldman
More details emerge in the death of Lynne Spalding at San Francisco General Hospital. more
More details emerge in the death of Lynne Spalding at San Francisco General Hospital. more
Oct
29
The CCSF Saga
by Jesse Feldman
The first day of the trial for CCSF's accreditation was quite intense and chock full of surprise. It seems like there some OMG moments -- as such, here are 33 minutes of OMG moments. more
The first day of the trial for CCSF's accreditation was quite intense and chock full of surprise. It seems like there some OMG moments -- as such, here are 33 minutes of OMG moments. more
City attorneys question accrediting commission president’s role in CCSF evaluation process 
Examiner (10/29/2014)
Dramatic testimony shakes up City College of San Francisco trial
Chronicle (10/29/2014)
Oct
29
PrEP Funding
by Jesse Feldman
The Board of Supervisors have approved funding to help San Franciscan's gain access to PrEP, an HIV prevention drug. more
The Board of Supervisors have approved funding to help San Franciscan's gain access to PrEP, an HIV prevention drug. more
SF to spend $300K improving access to anti-HIV drug 
Examiner (10/29/2014)
Oct
29
EBOLA!!!
by Jesse Feldman
Nurses gathered in front of UCSF's Parnassus Heights Campus to say they didn't have adequate access to the proper equipment to handle ebola. Given that I woke up this morning with th... more
Nurses gathered in front of UCSF's Parnassus Heights Campus to say they didn't have adequate access to the proper equipment to handle ebola. Given that I woke up this morning with the sniffles I am kind of freaking the F out. Click here if you would like to freak out more. more
Nurses say UCSF hospitals are unprepared to treat Ebola patients 
Examiner (10/29/2014)
Oct
29
Controlling Stake
by Jesse Feldman
Here is a fun game for today: click here and type in your name and city to see if you are owed money. Last time my roommate did this, he got a check for a couple thousand dollars. (D... more
Here is a fun game for today: click here and type in your name and city to see if you are owed money. Last time my roommate did this, he got a check for a couple thousand dollars. (Despite the fact that it sounds like I am an esteemed Moroccan prince whose uncle has passed and there is monies amounting in US $320,432 in US Bank of Freedom America for you to claim, this is actually a real thing). more
Payback: A Candidate Is Owed from a Fund She May Yet Administer 
SF Weekly (10/29/2014)
Oct
29
Pitching Papers
by Jesse Feldman
The Weekly reports on the Chronicle's PR push to get other papers to cover... their paper. Following this story I wonder if there will be any paper cuts (note: link is not for the sq... more
The Weekly reports on the Chronicle's PR push to get other papers to cover... their paper. Following this story I wonder if there will be any paper cuts (note: link is not for the squeamish). more
News You Can Schmooze: A PR Firm Presents a Brave New Future for Newspaper 
SF Weekly (10/29/2014)
Oct
29
City Insider
by Amber Shipley
The Chron's City Insider team reports the story of a senior served with an eviction notice at Clementina Towers despite being in a rehabilitation center recovering from a severe stro... more
The Chron's City Insider team reports the story of a senior served with an eviction notice at Clementina Towers despite being in a rehabilitation center recovering from a severe stroke. We also learn about how BART is looking to increase capacity at its busiest stations. more
City Insider: Absent after having stroke, senior served with eviction notice
Chronicle (10/29/2014)
Oct
29
The Code of Planning Code
by Jesse Feldman
The Weekly discusses the challenges in revising planning code. The exciting world of planning code is simply riveting. Struggling with insomnia? Listen to this and read planning code more
The Weekly discusses the challenges in revising planning code. The exciting world of planning code is simply riveting. Struggling with insomnia? Listen to this and read planning code more
Codebreakers: The City Attempts to Streamline Its Epic Planning Rules. Hilarity Ensues. 
SF Weekly (10/29/2014)
Oct
29
NY v SF: Airbnb Edition
by Jesse Feldman
Joe Eskenazi reports on the different ways New York and San Francisco have dealt with Airbnb. Also, here is a picture of a squirrel eating some straw or hay or something. more
Joe Eskenazi reports on the different ways New York and San Francisco have dealt with Airbnb. Also, here is a picture of a squirrel eating some straw or hay or something. more
Out at Home: New York's Response to Airbnb Puts San Francisco to Shame 
SF Weekly (10/29/2014)
Oct
28
City Insider
by Alia Al-Sharif
The City Insider team reports on the short-term home rental legislation signed into law yesterday, how Supervisor Mark Farrell plans to address evictions in city funded units, and a ... more
The City Insider team reports on the short-term home rental legislation signed into law yesterday, how Supervisor Mark Farrell plans to address evictions in city funded units, and a plan to keep our streets green and our trees healthy by Supervisor Scott Wiener and Board President David Chiu. more
City Insider: Ed Lee OKs short-term rentals as opponents organize repeal
Chronicle (10/28/2014)
Oct
28
C.W. Nevius
by Alia Al-Sharif
Mr. Nevius takes a look at the Stow Lake Boat House and highlights what he sees as "how we do things" in this town. Grassroots political action? Bitter battles? Very involved process... more
Mr. Nevius takes a look at the Stow Lake Boat House and highlights what he sees as "how we do things" in this town. Grassroots political action? Bitter battles? Very involved processes? Sounds like San Francisco! more
C.W. Nevius: Hey, S.F.: Stow Lake shows change isn’t so hard to swallow
Chronicle (10/28/2014)
Oct
28
#OctoberTogether
by Alia Al-Sharif
Go get 'em tonight Giants! San Francisco, just remember to rock your black and orange peacefully, okay?? more
Go get 'em tonight Giants! San Francisco, just remember to rock your black and orange peacefully, okay?? more
Police hope for peace at World Series viewing party in SF 
Examiner (10/28/2014)
World Series Game 6 to be shown at Civic Center
Chronicle (10/28/2014)
Oct
28
CCSF Trial
by Alia Al-Sharif
The Chronicle and Examiner offer us an inside look at the first day of the Superior Court trial between the City Attorney's Office and attorneys representing the Accrediting Commissi... more
The Chronicle and Examiner offer us an inside look at the first day of the Superior Court trial between the City Attorney's Office and attorneys representing the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.  more
CCSF trial opens with testimony on Student Success Task Force, removal of trustees 
Examiner (10/28/2014)
S.F. City College’s accreditation trial opens with future on line
Chronicle (10/28/2014)
Oct
28
Recycled Water For Sharp Park
by Alia Al-Sharif
We get word that starting today, Sharp Park Golf Course will switch from using Hetch Hetchy water to maintain its greens to recycled water. Looks like Rec and Park should be getting ... more
We get word that starting today, Sharp Park Golf Course will switch from using Hetch Hetchy water to maintain its greens to recycled water. Looks like Rec and Park should be getting a gold star - they've stepped up to the Mayor's charge of cutting water usage by 10 percent, and have already cut back by 15 percent! more
Sharp Park course switches to recycled water as city hits savings goal 
Examiner (10/28/2014)