Today’s Stories (Last updated May 28, 07:23 AM)

May
28
Central Subway Incidental
by Ross Guehring
A landowner has won a legal ruling regarding the cost of the land seized by the City through eminent domain for the Central Subway. But the legal fight may not be over, next stop cou... more
A landowner has won a legal ruling regarding the cost of the land seized by the City through eminent domain for the Central Subway. But the legal fight may not be over, next stop could be the State Supreme Court. more
Appeals court ruling to boost cost to S.F. of Central Subway land
Chronicle (05/28/2015)
May
28
Less Booze, More Produce
by Ross Guehring
Tenderloin shoppers are finally getting better access to healthier food through the City's healthy corner store initiative, which seeks to de-emphasize stuff like cigarettes and booze.
Tenderloin shoppers are finally getting better access to healthier food through the City's healthy corner store initiative, which seeks to de-emphasize stuff like cigarettes and booze. more
Booze takes a back seat at some Tenderloin corner stores
Chronicle (05/28/2015)
May
28
Mayoral Aspirations
by Ross Guehring
The Examiner's Broke-Ass Stuart provides the details on his efforts to get his name on the ballot for Mayor.
The Examiner's Broke-Ass Stuart provides the details on his efforts to get his name on the ballot for Mayor. more
Broke-Ass for Mayor Part 2
Examiner (05/28/2015)
May
28
Sharing Bikes
by Ross Guehring
Coming soon: thousands more of those light blue bike cruisers as the Bay Area Bike Share program gets the OK to expand.
Coming soon: thousands more of those light blue bike cruisers as the Bay Area Bike Share program gets the OK to expand. more
Major expansion approved for Bay Area Bike Share
Examiner (05/28/2015)
May
28
Newsom Sculpture
by Ross Guehring
Supporters of Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom want to create a bust of the former mayor and put it on permanent display at San Francisco City Hall.
Supporters of Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom want to create a bust of the former mayor and put it on permanent display at San Francisco City Hall. more
Gavin Newsom and his great hair may get permanent City Hall spot
Chronicle (05/28/2015)
May
28
School Boost
by Ross Guehring
The San Francisco Board of Education has unanimously approved programs that will increase language, arts, and minority-focused studies for the kiddos.
The San Francisco Board of Education has unanimously approved programs that will increase language, arts, and minority-focused studies for the kiddos. more
SF schools to increase language, arts and minority-focused programs
Examiner (05/28/2015)
May
28
Asking the Homeless
by Ross Guehring
Jennifer Friedenbach, Executive Director of the Coalition on Homeless, wants homeless people to have input on the City's major homeless policy initiatives. A novel idea, indeed.
Jennifer Friedenbach, Executive Director of the Coalition on Homeless, wants homeless people to have input on the City's major homeless policy initiatives. A novel idea, indeed. more
Homeless can aid solution to plight
Examiner (05/28/2015)
Mar
16
PredictIt - Make Your Prediction Count.
by Alex Clemens
PredictIt has created two real-money San Francisco political futures markets for November: the Mayor's race and for one Supervisorial contest. If you're good at predicting political ... more
PredictIt has created two real-money San Francisco political futures markets for November: the Mayor's race and for one Supervisorial contest. If you're good at predicting political outcomes, your bank account can share in the bragging rights. 

PredictIt is run by the Victoria University of Wellington, which follows a bunch of rules that basically makes "wagering" on political outcomes legal - as long as it's done via an academic atmosphere and with certain, common-sense rules in place. (Wall Street, take note!)

Check out the two markets via the links below, and also see the link explaining how it all works. more
D3 Supervisor Race
PredictIt (03/16/2015)
How PredictIt Works
PredictIt (03/16/2015)
Mayor's Race
PredictIt (03/16/2015)
Today’s Suspects Updater
Ross Guehring
Born and raised in the mean streets of Marin County, Ross appreciates the unique political landscape of the Bay Area. When he's not helping his clients achieve their goals, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, and occasionally searching for his lost golf ball at a local course.

In the Past Week…

May
27
Matier and Ross
by Alia Al-Sharif
The Chron's dynamic duo tell us about the city's plans for speed cameras, provide us with the deets on a perceived terror threat at Oakland International Airport, and share info on t... more
The Chron's dynamic duo tell us about the city's plans for speed cameras, provide us with the deets on a perceived terror threat at Oakland International Airport, and share info on the hot race to fill U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat. Plus, we got word on who actually made the burial of the two whales that washed ashore in Pacifica happen. But wait, do we know why these whales (and the one in Half Moon Bay and the others on the California coast) washed ashore, yet??  more
Matier and Ross: S.F. mayor pushing for special cameras to bust speeders
Chronicle (05/27/2015)
May
27
Warriors Arena
by Alia Al-Sharif
C.W. reports on the latest with the Warriors proposed arena for Mission Bay, and gives us the scoop on the opponents of the project - the Mission Bay Alliance. 
C.W. reports on the latest with the Warriors proposed arena for Mission Bay, and gives us the scoop on the opponents of the project - the Mission Bay Alliance.  more
C.W. Nevius: Goal of group opposing arena is to bedevil the Warriors
Chronicle (05/27/2015)
May
27
Only San Franciscans at SOTA
by Alia Al-Sharif
The Chron reports that at last night's School Board meeting, the board unanimously voted to no longer grant admittance to the School for the Arts to non-San Francisco residents.  more
The Chron reports that at last night's School Board meeting, the board unanimously voted to no longer grant admittance to the School for the Arts to non-San Francisco residents.  more
S.F. district bans out-of-towners at art high school
Chronicle (05/27/2015)
May
27
Moving Utility Lines Underground?
by Alia Al-Sharif
The Ex reports on the desire of residents and business owners to move SF's overhead utility lines underground. (Evidently, we have more than 470 miles of wires citywide!) Supervisor ... more
The Ex reports on the desire of residents and business owners to move SF's overhead utility lines underground. (Evidently, we have more than 470 miles of wires citywide!) Supervisor London Breed weighs in on the issue. more
Overhead utility lines remain eyesore in SF, but city short on solutions
Examiner (05/27/2015)
May
27
Mission Moratorium
by Alia Al-Sharif
Matt Dorsey, elected member of the Democratic County Central Committee, pens a piece in today's Ex in support of Supervisor David Campos' temporary housing moratorium in the Mission.... more
Matt Dorsey, elected member of the Democratic County Central Committee, pens a piece in today's Ex in support of Supervisor David Campos' temporary housing moratorium in the Mission. more
Opinion: S.F. Democrats should support Campos moratorium
Examiner (05/27/2015)
May
27
Supportive Housing
by Alia Al-Sharif

San Francisco’s Superior Court, the Adult Probation Department and the Tenderloin Housing Clinic have joined forces to help people convicted of crimes through supportive housing. 

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San Francisco’s Superior Court, the Adult Probation Department and the Tenderloin Housing Clinic have joined forces to help people convicted of crimes through supportive housing. 

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S.F. program to give ex-cons rooms to improve
Chronicle (05/27/2015)
May
27
Turn off that hose!
by Alia Al-Sharif
The SFPUC passes a measure aiming to aggressively reduce the amount of water used for outdoor irrigation, primarily impacting community gardens, parks, universities and golf courses.... more
The SFPUC passes a measure aiming to aggressively reduce the amount of water used for outdoor irrigation, primarily impacting community gardens, parks, universities and golf courses.  more
SFPUC requires outdoor irrigation accounts to reduce water use to 25 percent of 2013 levels
Examiner (05/27/2015)
May
27
Home Prices Going Up, Up, and Up!
by Alia Al-Sharif
With a 10.3 percent annual gain in March, current home values in the Bay Area reveal a booming spring market.  

 

With a 10.3 percent annual gain in March, current home values in the Bay Area reveal a booming spring market.  

 

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SF home prices surge again, show no signs of slowing
Examiner (05/27/2015)
May
26
SFPD Headquarters
by Jaime Rossi
John King gives us the lowdown on the new police station at Mission Bay. 
John King gives us the lowdown on the new police station at Mission Bay.  more
John King: New S.F. police headquarters command respect, if not love
Chronicle (05/26/2015)
May
26
All the world's a stage
by Alex Clemens
Eliana Lopez, the wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, puts on a play.
Eliana Lopez, the wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, puts on a play. more
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's wife stands by her man -- on stage
San Jose Mercury News (05/26/2015)
May
26
Water Management
by Alex Clemens
San Francisco's mandatory reduction in water usage will not nearly be as drastic as other cities in California.
San Francisco's mandatory reduction in water usage will not nearly be as drastic as other cities in California. more
New water restrictions in SF not as drastic as other parts of state
Examiner (05/26/2015)
May
26
Alcatraz Ferries
by Jaime Rossi
The San Francisco Port would like to keep its Alcatraz ferry service at its current location despite the efforts of the National Parks Service to move the service over to Fort Mason.... more
The San Francisco Port would like to keep its Alcatraz ferry service at its current location despite the efforts of the National Parks Service to move the service over to Fort Mason.  more
SF Port committed to keeping Alcatraz ferry service in current location
Examiner (05/26/2015)
May
26
Facebook and Pride
by Jaime Rossi
Facebook's sponsorship of San Francisco Pride is intact after a few well-placed calls from Mark Zuckerberg. 
Facebook's sponsorship of San Francisco Pride is intact after a few well-placed calls from Mark Zuckerberg.  more
On Guard: What made SF Pride change its mind on Facebook’s parade sponsorship?
Examiner (05/26/2015)
May
26
At the Movies
by Jaime Rossi
The Mission Theater will soon reopen as the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. 
The Mission Theater will soon reopen as the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.  more
Old Mission Theater to rise again as gleaming multiplex
Chronicle (05/26/2015)
May
26
NFL in Oakland
by Jaime Rossi
The Chronicle's editorial team opines on why Oakland should stick to its guns and not subsidize a new NFL stadium with public monies.
The Chronicle's editorial team opines on why Oakland should stick to its guns and not subsidize a new NFL stadium with public monies. more
Editorial: Oakland wisely plays it cool on NFL demands
Chronicle (05/26/2015)
May
25
Memorial Day
by Jason Overman
The Chronicle Editorial Board takes a moment to honor the sacrifice of those who have lost their lives in service to our country. We'll join them this morning in saying 'thank you.'
The Chronicle Editorial Board takes a moment to honor the sacrifice of those who have lost their lives in service to our country. We'll join them this morning in saying 'thank you.' more
Opinion: Memorial Day is a time for reflection
Chronicle (05/25/2015)
May
25
According to the Plan
by Jason Overman
The Examiner profiles the Warriors leadership team, including Joe Lacob, who owns the Dubs. Apparently things are all going according to plan. I'd say... ONE win away from The Finals... more
The Examiner profiles the Warriors leadership team, including Joe Lacob, who owns the Dubs. Apparently things are all going according to plan. I'd say... ONE win away from The Finals. WAAAAAAAAARRIORRRRRRRRRRS. (Yeah, I know I did that yesterday. Sorry not sorry.) more
For Warriors owner Joe Lacob, everything is going as planned
Examiner (05/25/2015)
May
25
Mission Bay North
by Jason Overman
360 Berry Street is about to be under construction, with 129 rental units expected to come online. Just under a quarter of them will be affordable for moderate-income families.
360 Berry Street is about to be under construction, with 129 rental units expected to come online. Just under a quarter of them will be affordable for moderate-income families. more
Last part of Mission Bay North housing development gets under way
Chronicle (05/25/2015)
May
24
New York Times Looks @ The Mission
by Jason Overman
The New York Times takes a close look at the Mission: gentrification, Airbnb, and Supervisor David Campos's proposed development moratorium. Because All the News That's Fit To Print.
The New York Times takes a close look at the Mission: gentrification, Airbnb, and Supervisor David Campos's proposed development moratorium. Because All the News That's Fit To Print. more
Gentrification Spreads an Upheaval in San Francisco’s Mission District
New York Times (05/24/2015)
May
24
Matier & Ross
by Jason Overman
Mission Bay, UCSF, and the WAAAAAAARRIOOOOOOOOORS. (Sorry not sorry... they lead the series 3-0!) And more about Enrique Pearce (details about Allegations That Are Ew). Also, Tweets ... more
Mission Bay, UCSF, and the WAAAAAAARRIOOOOOOOOORS. (Sorry not sorry... they lead the series 3-0!) And more about Enrique Pearce (details about Allegations That Are Ew). Also, Tweets From Christine (Pelosi). more
Warriors’ arena plan gains support from UCSF chancellor
Chronicle (05/24/2015)
May
24
BoomSF
by Jason Overman
The Chron's Heather Knight discusses a new study that says SF will soon have even more "hoodie-wearing, messenger bag-toting tech workers into this town." Good times.
The Chron's Heather Knight discusses a new study that says SF will soon have even more "hoodie-wearing, messenger bag-toting tech workers into this town." Good times. more
Booming S.F. has bigger bonanza in store, strategists say
Chronicle (05/24/2015)
May
24
House of Cards, D3 Edition
by Jason Overman
The Ex contends that Peskin vs. Christensen is SF's version of the House of Cards. Napoleon, NIMBYs, and Chinatown, oh my.
The Ex contends that Peskin vs. Christensen is SF's version of the House of Cards. Napoleon, NIMBYs, and Chinatown, oh my. more
Chinatown’s “House of Cards”
Examiner (05/24/2015)
May
24
Mayor Lee: Youth Jobs+
by Jason Overman
Mayor Lee pens an op-ed in today's Ex discussing Youth Jobs+, an initiative to help youth stay active during the summer and learn skills that will prepare them for the workforce. more
Mayor Lee pens an op-ed in today's Ex discussing Youth Jobs+, an initiative to help youth stay active during the summer and learn skills that will prepare them for the workforce. more
Opinion: Keeping our youth active in summer
Examiner (05/24/2015)
May
24
Hennessy: Body Cams Need Oversight
by Jason Overman
Vicki Hennessy, who served as interim sheriff of the San Francisco Sheriff's Department in 2012, and is now a candidate for sheriff, pens an op-ed on police body cameras.
Vicki Hennessy, who served as interim sheriff of the San Francisco Sheriff's Department in 2012, and is now a candidate for sheriff, pens an op-ed on police body cameras. more
Opinion: Body cam oversight crucial for success
Examiner (05/24/2015)
May
24
PG&E: What Did You Know, and When Did You Know It?
by Jason Overman
The Chron lays out information that PG&E might've known about its troubled pipes seven years before the Blast at San Bruno.
The Chron lays out information that PG&E might've known about its troubled pipes seven years before the Blast at San Bruno. more
How PG&E missed chance to avert San Bruno blast
Chronicle (05/24/2015)
May
23
Willie Brown
by Alexis Smith
The former Mayor and Chron columnist weighs in on Steve Glazer's win, replays the awkward endorsement of Mayor Lee by Governor Jerry Brown, and more.
The former Mayor and Chron columnist weighs in on Steve Glazer's win, replays the awkward endorsement of Mayor Lee by Governor Jerry Brown, and more. more
Wake up, Democrats: Steve Glazer’s win is no fluke
Chronicle (05/23/2015)
May
22
The Oil Spill
by Amber Shipley
The Chron reports on the big oil spill in Santa Barbara County that is responsibile for dumping as much as 105,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean and prompted Governor Jerry Bro... more
The Chron reports on the big oil spill in Santa Barbara County that is responsibile for dumping as much as 105,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean and prompted Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency. more
Santa Barbara area spill reopens wounds from 1969
Chronicle (05/22/2015)
May
22
Waste Disposal
by Amber Shipley
The Ex reports that San Francisco's garbage will now head to the Recology Hay Road Landfill in unincorporated Solano County. The decision by the Planning Commission Thursday paves th... more
The Ex reports that San Francisco's garbage will now head to the Recology Hay Road Landfill in unincorporated Solano County. The decision by the Planning Commission Thursday paves the way for 5 million tons of our waste to be disposed over the next 13-15 years. more
New site for SF waste will not require environmental impact report
Examiner (05/22/2015)
May
22
Families First
by Amber Shipley
Yesterday, Mayor Ed Lee and members of the San Francisco School Board announced $690.4 million in funding from the November 2014 Cities and Families First charter amendment -- known ... more
Yesterday, Mayor Ed Lee and members of the San Francisco School Board announced $690.4 million in funding from the November 2014 Cities and Families First charter amendment -- known to voters as "Prop C" -- over the next two years for expanded after-school and summer programs for kids in San Francisco. more
Mayor Lee announces expansion of after school, summer programs - KTVU -
KTVU (05/22/2015)