Today’s Stories (Last updated January 31, 09:34 AM)

Jan
30
Suspect!
by Ross Guehring
City officials are on the hunt for the missing bond money from the South of Market Community Stabilization Fund. And according to the Chronicle, the police and City Attorney's office... more
City officials are on the hunt for the missing bond money from the South of Market Community Stabilization Fund. And according to the Chronicle, the police and City Attorney's office are telling one person - you're suspect! more
Case of missing S.F. bond money has a suspect
Chronicle (01/30/2015)
Jan
30
Pay Up
by Ross Guehring
The San Francisco Democratic Party has joined the choir of folks asking Airbnb to pay its back taxes. A preview of an upcoming ballot measure, perhaps?? more
The San Francisco Democratic Party has joined the choir of folks asking Airbnb to pay its back taxes. A preview of an upcoming ballot measure, perhaps?? more
SF Democratic Party urges Airbnb to pay back taxes
Examiner (01/30/2015)
Jan
30
Bayview United
by Ross Guehring
Members of the Bayview community took to the streets on Thursday night to stand up against the recent rise in violence. Meanwhile, Supervisor Malia Cohen is advocating for more money... more
Members of the Bayview community took to the streets on Thursday night to stand up against the recent rise in violence. Meanwhile, Supervisor Malia Cohen is advocating for more money to fund anti-violence programs in the community. more
Community members share anger at recent violence in Bayview
Examiner (01/30/2015)
Jan
30
CleanPowerSF
by Ross Guehring
Boom. CleanPowerSF is back and it's better than ever. At least that's what some people are saying now that Mayor Ed Lee has signed on. more
Boom. CleanPowerSF is back and it's better than ever. At least that's what some people are saying now that Mayor Ed Lee has signed on. more
CleanPowerSF back on track with anticipated job creation, mayor support
Examiner (01/30/2015)
Jan
30
Mission Fire
by Ross Guehring
The investigation over the Mission district fire rolls on, which includes a look to see if there were faulty alarms and blocked fire escapes. It's expected to take a few weeks before... more
The investigation over the Mission district fire rolls on, which includes a look to see if there were faulty alarms and blocked fire escapes. It's expected to take a few weeks before we all know what happened in this deadly blaze. more
Escapes blocked, alarms failed in fatal Mission fire, tenants say
Chronicle (01/30/2015)
Mission building landlord says fire alarm worked properly as of last inspection
Examiner (01/30/2015)
Jan
30
Density Advocates
by Ross Guehring
The Business Times shines a light on a group of pro-development renters who are fighting and organizing on behalf of housing projects. more
The Business Times shines a light on a group of pro-development renters who are fighting and organizing on behalf of housing projects. more
Editorial: Renters finally organize to push for Bay Area housing
San Francisco Business Times (01/30/2015)
Today’s Suspects Updater
Rosie Dilger
A former campaign operative with a history of championing women’s rights and those good old fashioned San Francisco Values, Rosie brings an insider perspective to city politics. When she’s not doing outreach in the community or assisting her clients, she enjoys riding her bike, practicing yoga, cooking and exploring the city and all it has to offer.

In the Past Week…

Jan
29
Tragedy in the Bayview
by Jesse Feldman
A mother was tragically, fatally struck by a stray bullet in the Bayview yesterday. more
A mother was tragically, fatally struck by a stray bullet in the Bayview yesterday. more
Bayview mom killed by stray bullet in front of her 3 children
Chronicle (01/29/2015)
Jan
29
C.W. Nevius
by Taylor Jordan
It's been quite the uphill climb for Polk Street, and we don't mean that one stretch leading into Cow Hollow. Nevius takes us through the current plans for the Polk Street Streetscap... more
It's been quite the uphill climb for Polk Street, and we don't mean that one stretch leading into Cow Hollow. Nevius takes us through the current plans for the Polk Street Streetscape Project, and what troubles lie ahead. more
C.W. Nevius: Driving a hard bargain over plans for Polk Street
Chronicle (01/29/2015)
Jan
29
Mission Fire
by Taylor Jordan
Sadly, last night's four alarm in the Mission claimed one life, but many more were saved thanks to the excellent work of the fire department. more
Sadly, last night's four alarm in the Mission claimed one life, but many more were saved thanks to the excellent work of the fire department. more
1 dead, 6 injured in Mission District inferno
Chronicle (01/29/2015)
One dead in four-alarm Mission fire
Examiner (01/29/2015)
Jan
29
Ballot Measure Reform
by Taylor Jordan
Examiner guest columnist Supervisor Scott Wiener penned this piece on why San Francisco needs to reform its ballot measure system.  more
Examiner guest columnist Supervisor Scott Wiener penned this piece on why San Francisco needs to reform its ballot measure system.  more
Increasing transparency and public participation in our ballot measure process
Examiner (01/29/2015)
Jan
29
LGBT Senior Bill of Rights
by Taylor Jordan
The Bay Area Reporter states that a new measure  to help protect LGBT seniors as they approach their golden years will be coming in front of the Board of Supervisors in March or Apri... more
The Bay Area Reporter states that a new measure  to help protect LGBT seniors as they approach their golden years will be coming in front of the Board of Supervisors in March or April. more
Senior 'Bill of Rights' unveiled
The Bay Area Reporter (01/29/2015)
Jan
29
Airbnb suit tossed
by Taylor Jordan
San Francisco's new regulations for those that want to list their pad on Airbnb (or other similar sites) are about to go into effect. And just in time, a federal judge tossed a case ... more
San Francisco's new regulations for those that want to list their pad on Airbnb (or other similar sites) are about to go into effect. And just in time, a federal judge tossed a case challenging these tightened restrictions. But like any juicy issue, it will likely find its way back to the courts eventually. more
Judge tosses challenge to SF 'Airbnb law’ but future suits likely
Chronicle (01/29/2015)
Jan
29
Political Notebook
by Taylor Jordan
The BAR's Political Notebook highlights that the City College Board has elected a new President, Mr. Rafael Mandelman, with Thea Selby the new Veep.  more
The BAR's Political Notebook highlights that the City College Board has elected a new President, Mr. Rafael Mandelman, with Thea Selby the new Veep.  more
Political Notebook: Gay men take over local Democratic Party posts
The Bay Area Reporter (01/29/2015)
Jan
29
UCSF Medical Center Opening
by Taylor Jordan
Finally, UCSF's new state-of-the-everything Mission Bay hospital is ready for its close up. The new facilities are so substantial they look to improve healthcare for the entire city! more
Finally, UCSF's new state-of-the-everything Mission Bay hospital is ready for its close up. The new facilities are so substantial they look to improve healthcare for the entire city! more
Grand UCSF hospital’s opening to change care in S.F.
Chronicle (01/29/2015)
Jan
28
Come on, baby, light my street
by Jesse Feldman
The City is replacing over 18,000 street lights with new, brighter LEDs. Crack dealers beware, you may need to hunt for a new, shadier corner soon (meth dealers, the same likely appl... more
The City is replacing over 18,000 street lights with new, brighter LEDs. Crack dealers beware, you may need to hunt for a new, shadier corner soon (meth dealers, the same likely applies to you as well). more
S.F. replacing old streetlights with cheaper, better LED bulbs
Chronicle (01/28/2015)
Jan
28
Matier & Ross
by Jesse Feldman
The Chron's political duo give us the scoop on Jesse Jackson's recent Bay Area visit, MTC travel policies, and the race to replace Boxer. more
The Chron's political duo give us the scoop on Jesse Jackson's recent Bay Area visit, MTC travel policies, and the race to replace Boxer. more
Matier and Ross: Richmond police escort for Jesse Jackson cost $1,500
Chronicle (01/28/2015)
Jan
28
City Insider
by Jesse Feldman
The City Insider team covers Airbnb and sidewalk poop.  more
The City Insider team covers Airbnb and sidewalk poop.  more
City Insider: Airbnb under more pressure to pay S.F. back taxes
Chronicle (01/28/2015)
Jan
28
A home to call your own
by Jesse Feldman
With rising rents it is hard for non-profits to find a home, especially ones that helps the homeless. more
With rising rents it is hard for non-profits to find a home, especially ones that helps the homeless. more
Support group for homeless youth trying to find a home of its own
Chronicle (01/28/2015)
Jan
28
Speaking my language
by Jesse Feldman
The Examiner takes a look at the number of bilingual police officers across the city and asks whether or not we really have enough of them. more
The Examiner takes a look at the number of bilingual police officers across the city and asks whether or not we really have enough of them. more
Bilingual SF police officers cannot always be found when needed
Examiner (01/28/2015)
Jan
28
Tenderloin Pit Stop
by Jesse Feldman
The Board of Supervisors have voted to extend the trial run for the Tenderloin Pit Stop program. The program places a number of portable toilets on some of the Tenderloin's most popu... more
The Board of Supervisors have voted to extend the trial run for the Tenderloin Pit Stop program. The program places a number of portable toilets on some of the Tenderloin's most popular streets for defecation. more
Supervisors vote to extend Pit-Stop toilet program on Tenderloin streets
Examiner (01/28/2015)
Jan
28
SFUSD: get vaccinated
by Jesse Feldman
Following the statewide measles outbreak, SFUSD is urging parents to get their children vaccinated. more
Following the statewide measles outbreak, SFUSD is urging parents to get their children vaccinated. more
SFUSD urging students to get measles vaccinations amid statewide outbreak
Examiner (01/28/2015)
Jan
28
Gun Violence Prevention
by Jesse Feldman
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to form a Gun Violence Prevention Task Force on Tuesday. more
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to form a Gun Violence Prevention Task Force on Tuesday. more
SF supervisors support establishing gun violence prevention task force
Examiner (01/28/2015)
Jan
28
To SFO we go
by Jesse Feldman
San Francisco's top pedestrian safety cop has been transferred to SFO. more
San Francisco's top pedestrian safety cop has been transferred to SFO. more
Top SF cop on pedestrian safety transfers to SFO
Examiner (01/28/2015)
Jan
27
Hayes Valley Mourning
by Jaime Rossi
The Chronicle has a follow up story today on the tragic murders in Hayes Valley and what the community is doing to move forward. more
The Chronicle has a follow up story today on the tragic murders in Hayes Valley and what the community is doing to move forward. more
Western Addition struggles to save young lives after 4 killings
Chronicle (01/27/2015)
Jan
27
Where is the money?
by Jaime Rossi
The Chronicle reports that there is some controversy about how nearly $1 million from a public fund was allocated. more
The Chronicle reports that there is some controversy about how nearly $1 million from a public fund was allocated. more
Nearly $1 million in S.F. bond money vanishes
Chronicle (01/27/2015)
Jan
27
Clean Power SF
by Jaime Rossi
Mayor Lee is publicly throwing his support around a new clean power program to be initiated by the Public Utilities Commission. more
Mayor Lee is publicly throwing his support around a new clean power program to be initiated by the Public Utilities Commission. more
Lee decides to back S.F. clean power program, but with conditions
Chronicle (01/27/2015)
Mayor, board president signal CleanPowerSF support
Examiner (01/27/2015)
Jan
27
Housing the Homeless
by Jaime Rossi
Housing continues to be #1, #2, and #3 on our list of public concerns in San Francisco as more than 10,000 people signed up to be put on the waitlist for public housing in San Franci... more
Housing continues to be #1, #2, and #3 on our list of public concerns in San Francisco as more than 10,000 people signed up to be put on the waitlist for public housing in San Francisco. more
Poverty in perspective: 10,000 homeless households flood SF public-housing waitlist over six days
Examiner (01/27/2015)
Jan
27
Whose job is that?
by Jaime Rossi
As the San Francisco economy continues to grow, the Examiner's Joe Fitzgerald asks questions about whom the new jobs are targeting. more
As the San Francisco economy continues to grow, the Examiner's Joe Fitzgerald asks questions about whom the new jobs are targeting. more
On Guard: The hunt for the truth behind SF’s rosy unemployment numbers
Examiner (01/27/2015)
Jan
27
Soda Wars
by Jaime Rossi
A new ad campaign has folks pondering when the next big public battle over soda might occur. more
A new ad campaign has folks pondering when the next big public battle over soda might occur. more
Ad campaign signals SF soda battle far from over
Examiner (01/27/2015)
Jan
26
That statue of St. Francis at Candlestick Park must be a pretty important statue.
by Alex Clemens
I mean, really. It's rare that an entire Matier and Ross column is on just one topic. And I think that this statue of St. Francis would look GREAT on the little triangle at the corne... more
I mean, really. It's rare that an entire Matier and Ross column is on just one topic. And I think that this statue of St. Francis would look GREAT on the little triangle at the corner of Market and Mason and Turk, right? more
City seeks home for St. Francis statue after Candlestick eviction
Chronicle (01/26/2015)
Jan
26
Real Estate - everyone's favorite and/or least favorite hobby
by Alex Clemens
And what's in a name? Plenty, it seems. The New York Times has put together yet another amazing data-driven interactive feature. Plug in your street name, the name of the street on w... more
And what's in a name? Plenty, it seems. The New York Times has put together yet another amazing data-driven interactive feature. Plug in your street name, the name of the street on which you grew up, and so on - and learn whether that location screams "new money" or "old slum" to the world of real estate... (And the value of my childhood home on Railroad Gunfire Lane? Yeah, you guessed it...) more
Street Names and Home Values
New York Times (01/26/2015)
Jan
26
Broadside at the City and the MTA from the Examiner's Joe Eskinazi
by Alex Clemens
With many Large Words and Clever Turns of Phrase, the Ex/Weekly writer takes on the establishment. Golly! more
With many Large Words and Clever Turns of Phrase, the Ex/Weekly writer takes on the establishment. Golly! more
Muni’s latest giveaway is questionable policy, executed poorly
Examiner (01/26/2015)
Jan
26
MYOB
by Alex Clemens
Why are you sticking your stupid dumb nose into other people's business, Heather I Know Everything And You Don't Knight? If I want to be a self-indulgent clod, I should be able to be... more
Why are you sticking your stupid dumb nose into other people's business, Heather I Know Everything And You Don't Knight? If I want to be a self-indulgent clod, I should be able to be that way without your stupid dumb newspaper saying I'm being a self-absorbed jerk, because I'm not. And if you're going to write something mean, write it about the bicycling publicly-urinating yuppie blueblood entitled high-tech homeless pro-developer loud drunken lobbyist politicians who are REALLY ruining this city. Because SHUT UP. I can't even. Ehrmagherd. more
Psychology studies suggest rising wealth means more jerks in S.F.
Chronicle (01/26/2015)
Jan
26
The Benioff Children's Hospital, ladies and gentlemen...
by Alex Clemens
Thank you, Lynne and Marc Benioff. Thank you, Lynne and Marc Benioff. Thank you, Lynne and Marc Benioff. Thank you, Lynne and Marc Benioff. Thank you, Lynne and Marc Benioff. Thank y... more
Thank you, Lynne and Marc Benioff. Thank you, Lynne and Marc Benioff. Thank you, Lynne and Marc Benioff. Thank you, Lynne and Marc Benioff. Thank you, Lynne and Marc Benioff. Thank you, Lynne and Marc Benioff. Thank you, Lynne and Marc Benioff. Thank you, Lynne and Marc Benioff. Thank you, Lynne and Marc Benioff. Thank you, Lynne and Marc Benioff. Really. Thank you. (And in case you were wondering, nope, neither Lynn nor Marc Benioff are now nor have ever been my client. I'm just really grateful to San Franciscans who build things that help people stay alive and healthy.) more
SF’s first stand-alone children’s hospital set to open
Examiner (01/26/2015)
Jan
26
Leno v. Vaping
by Alex Clemens
In this corner, veteran politician Mark Leno. In this corner, a high-tech tobacco vapor machine. This should be a fun fight to watch... more
In this corner, veteran politician Mark Leno. In this corner, a high-tech tobacco vapor machine. This should be a fun fight to watch... more
Citing public health, Leno seeks more limits on e-cigarettes
Chronicle (01/26/2015)