Today’s Stories (Last updated August 21, 03:01 PM)

Aug
21
Sunday M&R—For Whom The Bridge Tolls
by Jen Longley
East Bay officials are crying foul over terms of a proposed 2018 regional ballot measure to increase bridge tolls up to $3/ride to fund area transportation projects, and are threaten... more
East Bay officials are crying foul over terms of a proposed 2018 regional ballot measure to increase bridge tolls up to $3/ride to fund area transportation projects, and are threatening to withhold support.

The issue? Over 2/3rds of the increased toll hikes will be borne by East Bay residents, without receiving 2/3rds of the revenue for area projects. The South Bay will receive a disproportionate benefit, including a BART extension to San Jose, for comparatively little investment.  Local officials are working to reach a deal.

Meanwhile, yet another private San Francisco street has been sold at auction, but due to the resident-favorable terms of the initial contract, the new owner can't seem to offload his purchase in Sundays Matier & Ross. more
$3 toll hike plan has Bay Area politicos dueling for dollars
Chronicle (08/21/2017)
Aug
21
Monday M&R— BART Safety?
by Jen Longley
The Dynamic Duo uncover that over 4,000 current and former police and other law enforcement agents, and their families, are receiving free annual passes to ride BART, more than the e... more
The Dynamic Duo uncover that over 4,000 current and former police and other law enforcement agents, and their families, are receiving free annual passes to ride BART, more than the entirety of BART employees receiving the same benefit. 

The agency is beginning to tamp down on the abuse of the system, using electronic cards that must be reauthorized in person annually. However, BART ticket agents are still noting that many law enforcement agents unauthorized to ride under tightened 2012 rules still have a free pass. 

Meanwhile Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen trades the 'rubber chicken' fundraising dinner for lobster in Monday's Matter & Ross. 

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BART hurting for money, but gives free rides to 4,000 cops
Chronicle (08/21/2017)
Aug
21
Willies World — Monumental Miscaclulation
by Jen Longley
Da Mayor talks Confederate statues, identity politics, and the diminishing power of the black vote in the American electorate in Sunday's Willies World.
Da Mayor talks Confederate statues, identity politics, and the diminishing power of the black vote in the American electorate in Sunday's Willies World. more
Trump lays a trap, and Pelosi walks into it
Chronicle (08/21/2017)
Aug
21
City Officials Plan Rally Friday Opposing Nazis
by Jen Longley
Local elected leaders are joining counter-protest events springing up citywide in response to the planned 'free speech' rally Saturday at Chrissy Field, holding a protest rally this ... more
Local elected leaders are joining counter-protest events springing up citywide in response to the planned 'free speech' rally Saturday at Chrissy Field, holding a protest rally this Friday at City Hall. more
SF officials plan City Hall protest against ‘Free Speech’ rally
Examiner (08/21/2017)
Aug
21
Sherriff Shock
by Jen Longley
The Examiner's Nato Green talks racism in the Alameda County Sheriff's office after a department retweet of a white supremacist in the wake of Charlottesville, with an examination of... more
The Examiner's Nato Green talks racism in the Alameda County Sheriff's office after a department retweet of a white supremacist in the wake of Charlottesville, with an examination of the Sheriff's past actions, including opposing a State Sanctuary City bill and signing on to a letter supporting now Attorney General Jeff Sessions. more
Racist Sheriffs and Me
Examiner (08/21/2017)
Aug
21
Back-To-School Woes Continue as Low Pay Leaves Teaching Spots Open...Again
by Jen Longley
In a now-familiar tale for local schools, SFUSD scrambled to find enough teachers and professionals to fill vacant school positions again this year. The Examiner and Chronicle deep d... more
In a now-familiar tale for local schools, SFUSD scrambled to find enough teachers and professionals to fill vacant school positions again this year. The Examiner and Chronicle deep dive into why. No surprise- high housing prices and comparatively low pay again top the list. more
Mystery of SF schools’ budget persists with new year to start soon
Chronicle (08/21/2017)
SF curbs teacher shortage with new recruitment programs
Examiner (08/21/2017)
Aug
21
MUNI Back on Track
by Jen Longley
Commuters, rejoice! 

After a month of slowdowns and early closures, MUNI completed testing of the new fleet this weekend and business as usual begins today. 

The new MUNI cars will be ... more
Commuters, rejoice! 

After a month of slowdowns and early closures, MUNI completed testing of the new fleet this weekend and business as usual begins today. 

The new MUNI cars will be put into service later this year.  more
Regular Muni Subway Service To Resume Monday
Chronicle (08/21/2017)
Aug
21
Eclipse Mania is Here!
by Jen Longley
The Chronicle provides a guide on where to go to see this morning's eclipse. 
The Chronicle provides a guide on where to go to see this morning's eclipse.  more
Monday’s eclipse? A ‘close call’ for SF fog-bound viewers
Chronicle (08/21/2017)
Today’s Suspects Updater
Jen Longley

A proud SF State alum, Jennifer brings over a decade of experience in municipal, state, and federal campaigns throughout California, including in San Francisco. A Bay Area native, Jennifer is an unapologetic gluten aficionado who can frequently be found at a Giants game or local theatre production.  

 

In the Past Week…

Aug
19
Total Eclipse of Your... Wallet?
by Peter Gallotta
These days it seems, where there's an eclipse, there just might be a rip-off. Hotel rooms in Oregon are selling for $1,000 a night and cheaply made "eclipse" sunglasses may not actua... more
These days it seems, where there's an eclipse, there just might be a rip-off. Hotel rooms in Oregon are selling for $1,000 a night and cheaply made "eclipse" sunglasses may not actually provide the protection they say they do. So, beware all of you eclipsers -- don't get caught in the dark on the big day!  more
Solar eclipse shines a light on bogus shades and profiteers
Chronicle (08/19/2017)
Aug
19
Why Elected Officials are Rappelling Down an SF Hotel this Weekend
by Peter Gallotta
It's a bird, it's a plane... it's Supervisor Jane Kim rappelling down the Hilton Hotel! Yesterday and throughout this weekend, some of San Francisco's most notable along with dozens ... more
It's a bird, it's a plane... it's Supervisor Jane Kim rappelling down the Hilton Hotel! Yesterday and throughout this weekend, some of San Francisco's most notable along with dozens of supporters will swallow their fear of heights and descend 46 stories down the side of one of Union Square's biggest hotels to raise money and awareness for Outward Bound, a non-profit organization that helps students learn outdoor and leadership skills through rock-climbing, camping, and other adventures. It's called the City Skyline Challenge and in addition to Supervisor Kim, former Senator Mark Leno and Stanford basketball coach Jerod Haase have also made their descent for the cause. The Challenge hopes to raise $350,000 for Bay Area students.  more
There's a reason why people are rappelling down an SF hotel this weekend
Chronicle (08/19/2017)
Aug
19
SFDP Investigating Elder Abuse at Unlicensed Facility
by Peter Gallotta
San Francisco police are investigating possible elder abuse at an unlicensed senior care facility in Cole Valley. The police uncovered the situation after a call for medical assistan... more
San Francisco police are investigating possible elder abuse at an unlicensed senior care facility in Cole Valley. The police uncovered the situation after a call for medical assistance to the residence was made on Friday morning. Seven seniors received medical treatment. One of the individuals at the facility was taken in for investigation for elder abuse, but not arrested.  more
7 patients removed from unlicensed elder care home in San Francisco
Chronicle (08/19/2017)
SFPD questions person for suspected elder abuse after 7 seniors hospitalized from unlicensed facility
Examiner (08/19/2017)
Aug
19
Why One Mayor Wants to Scrap His City's Public Housing Authority
by Peter Gallotta
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt is proposing to dismantle his city’s Housing Authority, citing its inefficacy and the continued financial divestment from the federal Housing and Urban Develo... more
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt is proposing to dismantle his city’s Housing Authority, citing its inefficacy and the continued financial divestment from the federal Housing and Urban Development agency (HUD). The City of Richmond has spent millions to maintain its public housing properties because HUD has not provided enough funding for building maintenance. Butt does not want to eliminate the public housing stock, but instead, reorganize its management -- possibly handing over the housing to the Contra Costa County Housing Authority or a nonprofit or private developer.  more
Richmond mayor wants to scrap city’s public Housing Authority
Chronicle (08/19/2017)
Aug
18
"Free Speech" Group Has Fight-Provoking History
by Jen Longley
Although the rally planned next weekend by right-wing groups is being billed (by them) as a "Free Speech" rally, the Chronicle examines the recent history of the group and its leader... more
Although the rally planned next weekend by right-wing groups is being billed (by them) as a "Free Speech" rally, the Chronicle examines the recent history of the group and its leader, Joey Gibson.

Security for the rally will be provided by the Oath Keepers, a group of ex-military and ex-law enforcement folks with a violent reputation, and protests are also being planned by those opposed to Nazis and white supremacists. Shouldn't that be, like, everyone? more
Crissy Field rally group has history of provoking fights
Chronicle (08/17/2017)
Oath Keepers confirm militia will attend controversial Crissy Field rally
Examiner (08/18/2017)
Aug
18
All Eyes on D6
by Carrie McFadden
The Chronicle reports on next year's elections for D6 Supervisor, as current Supervisor Jane Kim is termed out. Supervisor Kim highlights the issues at play in the 6th, many of which... more
The Chronicle reports on next year's elections for D6 Supervisor, as current Supervisor Jane Kim is termed out. Supervisor Kim highlights the issues at play in the 6th, many of which are a microcosm of those being discussed citywide: homelessness, inequality, poverty, housing.

Currently, Sonja Trauss and Jason Lee Jones are the only two declared candidates; Aaron Peskin aide Sunny Angulo and Board of Education member Matt Haney are also considering runs. more
Mix of residents, issues makes District 6 a ‘testing ground’ for rest of SF
Chronicle (08/18/2017)
Aug
18
SFPD Increasing Patrols in the Wake of Barcelona
by Carrie McFadden
In response to the terrorist attack in Barcelona yesterday, SFPD announced increased patrols in San Francisco tourist hot spots. 

At least a dozen people were killed and 80 more injur... more
In response to the terrorist attack in Barcelona yesterday, SFPD announced increased patrols in San Francisco tourist hot spots. 

At least a dozen people were killed and 80 more injured in Barcelona yesterday. The Islamic State has already claimed responsibility.  more
Barcelona terror attack prompts SFPD to increase patrols
Examiner (08/17/2017)
Aug
18
In Shocking News, Big Tobacco Enables Lifelong Nicotine Addiction
by Carrie McFadden
In a study released by UCSF, it was revealed that despite knowing nicotine replacement options such as gums and lozenges very rarely stop addiction to nicotine on its own, big tobacc... more
In a study released by UCSF, it was revealed that despite knowing nicotine replacement options such as gums and lozenges very rarely stop addiction to nicotine on its own, big tobacco still pushes these products in order to keep people addicted to nicotine. more
Big tobacco embraces nicotine gum sales after products show limited success alone, UCSF study finds
Examiner (08/18/2017)
Big tobacco fuels nicotine replacement addiction, UCSF study shows
Chronicle (08/17/2017)
Aug
18
Protected Bike Lanes Too Ugly for Golden Gate Park
by Carrie McFadden
Hoping for protected bike lanes in Golden Gate Park? Don't hold your breath. SFMTA and Recreation and Park Department staff announced a rollout of transit safety improvements in the ... more
Hoping for protected bike lanes in Golden Gate Park? Don't hold your breath. SFMTA and Recreation and Park Department staff announced a rollout of transit safety improvements in the Park, such as stop signs, painted cross walks, and speed humps.

But protected lanes are a no go, as they may detract from GGP's natural beauty.  more
Protected bike lanes not considered for Golden Gate Park for beauty reasons
Examiner (08/18/2017)
Aug
18
SMART Train Service Ready to Roll
by Carrie McFadden
After nearly a decade of waiting, the SMART train service between Marin and Sonoma counties will begin next Friday, August 25. 

This marks the first passenger rail line in the north c... more
After nearly a decade of waiting, the SMART train service between Marin and Sonoma counties will begin next Friday, August 25. 

This marks the first passenger rail line in the north coast since 1958, when the Northwestern Pacific Railroad stopped service in the area. 

The train will take commuters from the Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa to San Rafael, and plans to eventually expand to cover Cloverdale through Larkspur.  more
SMART train service between Marin, Sonoma counties to begin next week
Examiner (08/18/2017)
SMART trains to begin North Bay service Aug. 25
Chronicle (08/17/2017)
Aug
18
Ingleside Rain Garden Opens
by Carrie McFadden
The first of eight planned rain gardens has its ribbon-cutting ceremony today in Ingleside.

The rain gardens seek to assist San Francisco's aging sewer infrastructure by diverting rai... more
The first of eight planned rain gardens has its ribbon-cutting ceremony today in Ingleside.

The rain gardens seek to assist San Francisco's aging sewer infrastructure by diverting rainwater from the already overburdened sewage system.  more
1st of 8 rain gardens in SF set to open in Ingleside district
Chronicle (08/18/2017)
Aug
17
"Nice guy" white supremicist faces brutal oppression from evil liberal Marxists, Rep. Pelosi & Mayor Lee
by Lia Azul Salaverry
Joey Gibson, the prominent organizer of the "Patriot Prayer" rally is being personally victimized by vile alt-left socialists, like Mayor Lee and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. Gibson, ... more
Joey Gibson, the prominent organizer of the "Patriot Prayer" rally is being personally victimized by vile alt-left socialists, like Mayor Lee and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. Gibson, a self-defined "moderate" with Nazi-sympathizing tendencies, makes a compelling argument: "What's a white supremacist rally without concealed weapons?!?" He's got us there. more
Joey Gibson, organizer of controversial Patriot Prayer rally in SF, speaks out
Examiner (08/17/2017)
Aug
17
When "Freedom of Speech" goes wrong.
by Lia Azul Salaverry
In a tragic and twisted turn of events, John Ramondetta or "Johnny Monoxide" as he's known to his neo-Nazi pals, lost his union job (oh the irony...) after attending the Unite the Ri... more
In a tragic and twisted turn of events, John Ramondetta or "Johnny Monoxide" as he's known to his neo-Nazi pals, lost his union job (oh the irony...) after attending the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. See!? Reverse racism is soooo real!!! #WhitePlight #WhiteyGetsCanned :(  more
Berkeley white supremacist electrician out of a job after Virginia rally
Chronicle (08/17/2017)
SF electrician no longer employed after scheduled speech at Charlottesville white supremacist rally
Examiner (08/17/2017)
Aug
17
Business execs shocked, offended that Trumpelstiltskin is a racist
by Lia Azul Salaverry
Grandstander CEOs are appalled to learn that Trumpelstiltskin is a white supremacist, KKK, neo-Nazi sympathizer, and are dropping like flies from his business advisory panels. While ... more
Grandstander CEOs are appalled to learn that Trumpelstiltskin is a white supremacist, KKK, neo-Nazi sympathizer, and are dropping like flies from his business advisory panels. While many wise Republicans begin to strategically distance themselves from him, others, who have always had trouble locating their spines, have yet to see him "stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody" -- the true litmus test of blind submission to authority.  more
Trump alienates business execs, another group that was supposed to help him
Chronicle (08/17/2017)
Aug
17
Neighborhood residents voice concerns over Ford GoBikes
by Lia Azul Salaverry

At an SFMTA meeting Tuesday, Mission District residents voiced concerns and a lack of community outreach for the bike rental program, Ford GoBike, in their neighborhood. While many l

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At an SFMTA meeting Tuesday, Mission District residents voiced concerns and a lack of community outreach for the bike rental program, Ford GoBike, in their neighborhood. While many locals are not opposed to bike rental programs, instances of vandalism at Ford's bike stations have taken place in the Mission and Bay Area at large, indicating a less nuanced message. 

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Ford GoBike opponents voice concerns with bikeshare stations
Examiner (08/17/2017)
Aug
17
Low-income families in SF receive free back-to-school goodies at Tenderloin nonprofit
by Lia Azul Salaverry
Of the 55,613 K-12 students enrolled in the San Francisco Unified School District last year, over half meet Federal low-income criteria, qualifying them for free school lunches.

Thank
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Of the 55,613 K-12 students enrolled in the San Francisco Unified School District last year, over half meet Federal low-income criteria, qualifying them for free school lunches.

Thanks to St. Anthony Foundation, which hosted it’s annual “Back to School Day,” event Wednesday, many of these students can start the school year off right with the new clothes and school supplies they need. This is fantastic news, and we could really use it this morning. #FaithInHumanitySlightlyRestored 
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SF families receive free back
Examiner (08/17/2017)
Aug
16
We're Not Kidding, There Really Are Nazis Coming To The City Next Week
by Steven Kight
Among concerns over violence and concealed weapons, San Francisco's political leadership call for the National Park Service to prohibit the 'alt-right' (read fascist) rally planned f... more
Among concerns over violence and concealed weapons, San Francisco's political leadership call for the National Park Service to prohibit the 'alt-right' (read fascist) rally planned for Crissy Field Aug. 26th. Joe Fitz explains how it will be legal to bring concealed handguns to the rally, and M&R discuss how San Francisco politicians at the Federal, State, and local levels all oppose this rally. If the rally does go forward it is expected that there will be a counter protest, and there is widespread concern that the event may become violent following the events in Charlottesville. more
Concealed handguns among fears of planned ‘white supremacist’ rally in San Francisco
Examiner (08/16/2017)
Furor grows over SF right-wing rally plans
Chronicle (08/16/2017)
Pelosi calls on National Park Service to reconsider permit for right
Examiner (08/16/2017)
Aug
16
Are Joint Task Forces A Scorpion And The Frog Situation?
by Steven Kight

As San Francisco has tried to strengthen its protections for immigrants and the San Francisco Police Department has released new guidelines for officers, a new working group is now r

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As San Francisco has tried to strengthen its protections for immigrants and the San Francisco Police Department has released new guidelines for officers, a new working group is now refining the policies previously laid out. One of the main points of concern is the SFPD’s participation in joint task forces with outside agencies. Which have lead to immigration arrests even when there was an explicit agreement to refrain on the part of the outside agency.

 
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Working group seeks to further restrict SFPD’s role in immigration enforcement
Examiner (08/16/2017)
Aug
16
Trying to RR-Right Our Infrastructure, It Just Needs More Time
by Steven Kight

Measure RR passed last year giving BART much needed money for infrastructure improvement, but this has lead to the quandary of when this work will take place. BART officials are sugg

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Measure RR passed last year giving BART much needed money for infrastructure improvement, but this has lead to the quandary of when this work will take place. BART officials are suggesting moving the train start time from 4am to 5am. The change was already going to take place in the fall of 2018 for the retrofitting of the Transbay Tube, but starting the change as soon as this year would create more time for maintenance that will keep trains running long term. 

 
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BART considers a later daily start during systemwide rebuild
Chronicle (08/16/2017)
Aug
16
What Kind Of Care Is SF Providing?
by Steven Kight

The Health Commission will vote Sept. 5 on the impact that the closure of St. Luke’s Skilled Nursing and Subacute Care unit will have on the City. At the moment there is no replaceme

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The Health Commission will vote Sept. 5 on the impact that the closure of St. Luke’s Skilled Nursing and Subacute Care unit will have on the City. At the moment there is no replacement, and due to the nature of the care needed patients could be moved as far as LA.

 
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Families fear death for patients told to ship out from SF hospital
Examiner (08/16/2017)
Aug
15
California Sues Cheeto-In-Chief Over Sanctuary City Funding As Bay Area Deportations Ensue
by Shanti Singh
California has now joined San Francisco in filing suit against the Trump administration and its stated policy to revoke federal funding for "sanctuary city" jurisdictions. California... more
California has now joined San Francisco in filing suit against the Trump administration and its stated policy to revoke federal funding for "sanctuary city" jurisdictions. California attorney general Xavier Becerra is pushing the suit forward on the grounds that revoking federal funding without the consent of Congress is unconstitutional.

Meanwhile, Senator Dianne Feinstein's attempt to sway ICE in the forced deportation and separation of an East Bay family appears to have been unsuccessful, as Maria and Eusebio Sanchez must leave the US today with their 12-year-old son after over two decades in the Bay Area, leaving three daughters behind in the process. more
SF, California sue Trump administration for targeting sanctuary city funding
Examiner (08/14/2017)
State to join SF in suing Trump administration over sanctuary-city threat
Chronicle (08/14/2017)
‘Hands off Maria’: Supporters protest deportation of nurse and husband
Chronicle (08/14/2017)
Aug
15
Bay Area Prepares for Neo-Nazi Rallies and Counterprotests
by Shanti Singh
In the wake of the tragedy in Charlottesville in which a leftist protester was killed and several more injured by white supremacists, Bay Area law enforcement is preparing for two ev... more
In the wake of the tragedy in Charlottesville in which a leftist protester was killed and several more injured by white supremacists, Bay Area law enforcement is preparing for two events in late August planned by white supremacists as well as associated anti-fascist counterprotests. The first event will take place at Crissy Field on the 26th, the second in Berkeley the following day. more
In wake of Charlottesville, Bay Area law enforcement girds for protests
Chronicle (08/14/2017)
‘Doxxing’ to shame targets as political tactic raises touchy questions
Chronicle (08/15/2017)
Aug
15
SFMTA Considering Subway, Streetcar Expansions
by Shanti Singh
The SFMTA is planning to vote on a 20-year "capital plan", a wishlist/budget that includes putting the M-Oceanview line underground between Parkmerced and West Portal, expanding hist... more
The SFMTA is planning to vote on a 20-year "capital plan", a wishlist/budget that includes putting the M-Oceanview line underground between Parkmerced and West Portal, expanding historic streetcar service along the Embarcadero to Fort Mason, and modernizing traffic meters. more
SF transit agency to vote on $21B wish list, including new subway at West Portal
Examiner (08/15/2017)
Aug
15
Homelessness Update: Mothers Panhandle on Market
by Shanti Singh
Heather Knight at the Chronicle pens an update to her piece on the increasingly frequent phenomenon of homeless mothers panhandling on Market Street with their children. According to... more
Heather Knight at the Chronicle pens an update to her piece on the increasingly frequent phenomenon of homeless mothers panhandling on Market Street with their children. According to city "homelessness czar" Jeff Kositsky, while there are many homeless mothers on the streets of SF, an influx of (sheltered) panhandling mothers with children are coming into the city from outside as well. more
Some of SF’s panhandling moms really are homeless. And some aren’t.
Chronicle (08/15/2017)
Aug
14
Bay Area Reacts to White Nationalist Violence in VA
by Jen Longley
The Bay Area stepped up this past weekend in response to violent white nationalist rallies at the University of Virginia and the City of Charlottesville, VA over the weekend.

In addi... more
The Bay Area stepped up this past weekend in response to violent white nationalist rallies at the University of Virginia and the City of Charlottesville, VA over the weekend.

In addition to peaceful vigils and rallies across the region, and condemnation by area elected officials of both the events and Donald Trump's response, digital denizens also took action, identifying participants in the white nationalist rallies through their social media footprints, and naming them online.

A Berkeley resident was identified and fired from his job at a Berkeley hot-dog chain restaurant as a result of this action. more
Bay Area reacts to deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia
Examiner (08/14/2017)
Berkeley hot dog chain fires cook said to have been at Virginia protest
Chronicle (08/14/2017)
Aug
14
When Reality TV Stops Being Funny
by Jen Longley
Da Mayor calls a spade a spade: Donald Trump, outmatched at home and abroad, is returning to his reality TV roots— riling up the crowd to get a reaction. But this isn't a TV show, it... more
Da Mayor calls a spade a spade: Donald Trump, outmatched at home and abroad, is returning to his reality TV roots— riling up the crowd to get a reaction. But this isn't a TV show, it's international diplomacy. When the President speaks, it matters. more
‘Apprentice’ presidency should scare us all
Chronicle (08/14/2017)
Aug
14
Sunday M&R — Be Careful What You Ask For
by Jen Longley
Attorneys representing the wealthy residents of a private Presidio street have repeatedly asked the Board of Supervisors to step in and address the sale. However, it turns out they a... more
Attorneys representing the wealthy residents of a private Presidio street have repeatedly asked the Board of Supervisors to step in and address the sale. However, it turns out they already did just that — approving it on an 11-0 vote as part of a routine package of 550 properties approved for 'default sale' in early 2015.

While Board President London Breed stated that the case was 'worth looking into', the case made by the City's tax collector, namely that it was the residents responsibility to provide an accurate address for tax collection to the City, seems to be on solid legal ground.

Mark Farrell, the Supervisor representing the area, did not return calls for comment. more
SF City Hall rubber-stamped sale of wealthy residents’ street
Chronicle (08/14/2017)
Aug
14
Monday M&R — Real-World Education
by Jen Longley
Maiter & Ross cover a new addition to storied People's Park— a social worker paid for by UC Berkeley, who will work with homeless population there and steer them toward supportive se... more
Maiter & Ross cover a new addition to storied People's Park— a social worker paid for by UC Berkeley, who will work with homeless population there and steer them toward supportive services. more
Cal hires $92,000-a-year social worker for People’s Park homeless
Chronicle (08/14/2017)
Aug
14
Molotov Assault
by Jen Longley
A man set himself ablaze in San Francisco's Bayview District after a standoff with SF Police in which he referenced police shootings.

During an investigation of the incident, SFPD le... more
A man set himself ablaze in San Francisco's Bayview District after a standoff with SF Police in which he referenced police shootings.

During an investigation of the incident, SFPD learned that a man had been chasing an unnamed woman down the street with a vial of liquid, threatening to light her on fire.

The 30-year old San Francisco resident was transported by the SF Fire Department to receive medial treatment, and will likely be charged with suspicion of aggravated assault and possession of an incendiary device. more
SF man reportedly sets self ablaze with molotov cocktail
Examiner (08/14/2017)
Aug
14
Being Overprepared Leaves BART Holding the Bag
by Jen Longley
Correctly anticipating a surge in ridership into downtown Oakland for the Warriors parade, BART officials over ordered pre-loaded Clipper cards in anticipation of need.

BART underest... more
Correctly anticipating a surge in ridership into downtown Oakland for the Warriors parade, BART officials over ordered pre-loaded Clipper cards in anticipation of need.

BART underestimated the demand for single-use paper tickets, but have the cards at the ready should another surge event take place.

Pro tip- don't count on it being a baseball or football-related event anytime soon. more
Anyone need a Clipper card? BART has thousands after Warriors parade blunder
Chronicle (08/14/2017)