Today’s Stories (Last updated February 9, 12:32 PM)

Feb
09
Tech Buses
by Anne Moriarity
Several tech giants reached a tentative pact with Supervisors London Breed, David Campos, and Norman Yee yesterday in the age-old classic tale of the tech bus battle. The tentative a... more
Several tech giants reached a tentative pact with Supervisors London Breed, David Campos, and Norman Yee yesterday in the age-old classic tale of the tech bus battle. The tentative agreement would allow the commuter shuttles to continue operating for one year, while indicating the possibility for bus stop limitations and environmental reviews in the future. more
Tentative pact to extend corporate shuttle program for year
Chronicle (02/09/2016)
Feb
09
Feeding the Hungry
by Anne Moriarity
In today's edition of 'love thy neighbor': a Tenderloin landlord tries to evict a soup kitchen run by nuns.
In today's edition of 'love thy neighbor': a Tenderloin landlord tries to evict a soup kitchen run by nuns. more
Nuns who help needy face eviction in S.F.’s Tenderloin
Chronicle (02/09/2016)
Feb
09
Measuring the Impact of Super Bowl 50
by Anne Moriarity
The Examiner's Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez covers the city's number crunching after Super Bowl 50, including a potential solution proposed today by Supervisors Jane Kim and Aaron Peskin.
The Examiner's Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez covers the city's number crunching after Super Bowl 50, including a potential solution proposed today by Supervisors Jane Kim and Aaron Peskin. more
Super Bowl math may take a while
Examiner (02/09/2016)
Feb
09
Chip Johnson
by Anne Moriarity
The Chron's Chip Johnson brings us a look into the Oakland City Council's proposal to adopt development impact fees in an effort to curb the East Bay city's affordable housing crisis... more
The Chron's Chip Johnson brings us a look into the Oakland City Council's proposal to adopt development impact fees in an effort to curb the East Bay city's affordable housing crisis.  more
Oakland’s new hope for more housing
Chronicle (02/09/2016)
Feb
09
C.W. Nevius
by Anne Moriarity
Nevius covers the new homeless shelter on Pier 80, which features malfunctioning showers and toilets, and a lot of empty beds.
Nevius covers the new homeless shelter on Pier 80, which features malfunctioning showers and toilets, and a lot of empty beds. more
Homeless saying no to new Pier 80 shelter
Chronicle (02/09/2016)
Feb
09
Syringe Clean Team
by Anne Moriarity
Local government agencies, organizations, and businesses are forming a coordinated rapid-response syringe clean team to help with needle-disposal in the Civic Center and U.N. Plaza.
Local government agencies, organizations, and businesses are forming a coordinated rapid-response syringe clean team to help with needle-disposal in the Civic Center and U.N. Plaza. more
S.F.’s syringe scourge: City deploying rapid needle-disposal team
Chronicle (02/09/2016)
Feb
09
CSU Faculty Strike
by Anne Moriarity
California State University's unionized faculty association is threatening a labor strike this April over wage disputes. Members of the faculty, particularly of San Francisco State U... more
California State University's unionized faculty association is threatening a labor strike this April over wage disputes. Members of the faculty, particularly of San Francisco State University, say they can't afford California's high cost of living on their current salaries. more
CSU faculty solidify strike date amid stalled negotiations
Chronicle (02/09/2016)
Feb
09
Housing Op-Ed
by Anne Moriarity
Co-directors of the Council of Community Housing Organizations, Peter Cohen and Fernando Marti, offer their solution to San Francisco's affordable housing crisis: altering density li... more
Co-directors of the Council of Community Housing Organizations, Peter Cohen and Fernando Marti, offer their solution to San Francisco's affordable housing crisis: altering density limits. more
Opinion: Density done right in The City
Examiner (02/09/2016)
Feb
09
Richard Carranza Op-ed
by Anne Moriarity
SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza pens an op-ed celebrating San Francisco's newest National Board Certified teachers.
SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza pens an op-ed celebrating San Francisco's newest National Board Certified teachers. more
Opinion: Distinguished teachers leading S.F. schools
Examiner (02/09/2016)
Feb
09
Port Commission Considers Relief for Crab Fishers
by Anne Moriarity
The Port of San Francisco is considering bailing out the city's Dungeness crab fishermen (fisherpeople? C'mon, it's 2016), after an historically low season for the industry. The Port... more
The Port of San Francisco is considering bailing out the city's Dungeness crab fishermen (fisherpeople? C'mon, it's 2016), after an historically low season for the industry. The Port Commission will vote today on a plan to allocate $128,000 for those affected. The U.S. Small Business Administration is also joining in, offering low-interest disaster loans for people whose livelihoods depend on crab fishing. more
Fishermen impacted by Dungeness crab seasonal delay to get financial boost from SF
Examiner (02/09/2016)
With crab season in limbo, fishermen line up for federal aid
Chronicle (02/09/2016)
Feb
09
Santa Clara Mayor Resigns
by Anne Moriarity
Just one day after Santa Clara hosts Super Bowl 50, its mayor, Jamie Matthews, unexpectedly resigns.
Just one day after Santa Clara hosts Super Bowl 50, its mayor, Jamie Matthews, unexpectedly resigns. more
A day after hosting Super Bowl, Santa Clara mayor steps down
Chronicle (02/09/2016)
Jan
05
Supervisor Races 2016 - candidates thus far...
by Rosie Dilger

D1 – Sherman D’Silva, Sandra Lee Fewer, Richie Greenberg, Brian Larkin, Jonathan Lyens, Marjan Philhour, Andy Thornley
D3 – Aaron Peskin, Wendy Chau
D5 – London Breed, Dean Preston
D7 – Norman Yee, Joel Engardio, Ben Matranga, Michael Young
D9 – Joshua Arce, Iswari Espana, Edwin Lindo, Hillary Ronen
D11 – Kimberly Alvarenga, Francisco Herrera, Ahsha Safai

(Incumbents in bold.)

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D1 – Sherman D’Silva, Sandra Lee Fewer, Richie Greenberg, Brian Larkin, Jonathan Lyens, Marjan Philhour, Andy Thornley
D3 – Aaron Peskin, Wendy Chau
D5 – London Breed, Dean Preston
D7 – Norman Yee, Joel Engardio, Ben Matranga, Michael Young
D9 – Joshua Arce, Iswari Espana, Edwin Lindo, Hillary Ronen
D11 – Kimberly Alvarenga, Francisco Herrera, Ahsha Safai

(Incumbents in bold.)

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Today’s Suspects Updater
Anne Moriarity

Anne originally hails from Washington, D.C. but is now a proud resident of Oakland’s Piedmont neighborhood. In her spare time she enjoys rock-climbing, biking, and conducting extensive research to find the Bay Area’s best taco.

In the Past Week…

Feb
08
Super Bowl Roundup
by Alex Clemens
A collection of stories about Super Bowl 50 - from how the richest and poorest amongst us viewed the game, to the finances, to associations with local politics and protests, to an an... more
A collection of stories about Super Bowl 50 - from how the richest and poorest amongst us viewed the game, to the finances, to associations with local politics and protests, to an analysis of how it all went... more
Inside a homeless shelter, a special Super Bowl meal is shared
Chronicle (02/08/2016)
Scoop: Beyonce dancers seek justice for Mario Woods
Examiner (02/08/2016)
Super Bowl 50 aftermath: Should Bay Area host another one?
Chronicle (02/08/2016)
These Super Bowl fans are loaded with cash, arrive tardy
Chronicle (02/08/2016)
Why San Franciscans Are So Angry at the Super Bowl
Vice (02/08/2016)
Feb
08
Matier and Ross
by Alex Clemens
Two stories this morning: one about a woman whose commute is almost certainly longer than yours, and the other featuring some candid comments from a member of the Board of Supervisor... more
Two stories this morning: one about a woman whose commute is almost certainly longer than yours, and the other featuring some candid comments from a member of the Board of Supervisors about how her perceptions of the the sausage-making process at City Hall. 

(And for those of you who think I'm making an inappropriate joke, I'm referring to the old axiom about politics: "There are two things you never want to see being made: sausage and legislation.") more
Transbay Transit Center’s finance boss lives in Colorado
Chronicle (02/08/2016)
Feb
08
November Schools Bond
by Alex Clemens
The SFUSD proposes a bond measure for an arts center.
The SFUSD proposes a bond measure for an arts center. more
SFUSD seeks funding for arts center
Examiner (02/08/2016)
Feb
08
Formula Retail Restrictions
by Alex Clemens
Supervisor Aaron Peskin introduces legislation to ban chain stores from arriving on parts of Polk and Larkin Streets.
Supervisor Aaron Peskin introduces legislation to ban chain stores from arriving on parts of Polk and Larkin Streets. more
San Francisco may expand chain store ban to Polk Street neighborhood
Examiner (02/08/2016)
Feb
08
Undergrounding the M
by Alex Clemens
Further plans are underway - and underground - to separate cars and transit.
Further plans are underway - and underground - to separate cars and transit. more
New plan for M
Examiner (02/08/2016)
Feb
08
Warriors - covered by the paper of record for the Clippers and Lakers
by Alex Clemens
The LA Times takes a look, from 400 miles away, at the battle royale over the Warriors arena in Mission Bay.
The LA Times takes a look, from 400 miles away, at the battle royale over the Warriors arena in Mission Bay. more
A Bay Area battle over a proposed Warriors move from Oakland to San Francisco
LA Times (02/08/2016)
Feb
08
What to Do in San Francisco - if you're from Australia
by Alex Clemens
Despite them suggesting you go to "Alacatraz" (sounds like something Aladdin would say!), it's a nice, touristy list produced by those people who I understand walk around on their he... more
Despite them suggesting you go to "Alacatraz" (sounds like something Aladdin would say!), it's a nice, touristy list produced by those people who I understand walk around on their heads all day long, between kangaroo-fighting breaks and opportunities to drink pretty much all the beer. more
Feb
08
Golden Gate Bridge District Spokeswoman Priya Clemens profiled
by Alex Clemens
In which your Suspects updater is called "handsome" by his wife - and therefore, today is a flat-out win, no matter what comes next.
In which your Suspects updater is called "handsome" by his wife - and therefore, today is a flat-out win, no matter what comes next. more
Marin Snapshot: Former TV newswoman takes to the Golden Gate Bridge
Marin Independent Journal (02/08/2016)
Feb
07
Super Bowl 50
by Taylor Jordan
Not sure if you were aware, but the Super Bowl is today...
Not sure if you were aware, but the Super Bowl is today... more
How much will hosting the Super Bowl cost San Francisco?
CBS News (02/07/2016)
How Super Bowl 50 Became Ground Zero For The Fight Over Homelessness
Huffington Post (02/07/2016)
Prevent defense: Super Bowl brings a swarm of security
Chronicle (02/07/2016)
Feb
07
BART Cameras
by Taylor Jordan
Dummy cameras no more! All BART cameras will soon be real, in the flesh, working cameras, and BART is revealing the grand cost. 
Dummy cameras no more! All BART cameras will soon be real, in the flesh, working cameras, and BART is revealing the grand cost.  more
BART reveals how much it will spend to install cameras into all train cars
Examiner (02/07/2016)
Feb
07
Urine Trouble Now
by Taylor Jordan
There's a pissoir (actual name) at the newly minted Dolores Park, and one group is really pissed off about it! So much so that they have threatened to sue the city unless it removes ... more
There's a pissoir (actual name) at the newly minted Dolores Park, and one group is really pissed off about it! So much so that they have threatened to sue the city unless it removes the outdoor urinal. more
Conservative group threatens to sue SF over outdoor urinal
Examiner (02/07/2016)
Feb
06
Matier and Ross
by Rosie Dilger
The Chron's dynamic political duo give us Super Bowl security measures, the Raiders, and the results of a local poll. 
The Chron's dynamic political duo give us Super Bowl security measures, the Raiders, and the results of a local poll.  more
Prevent defense: Super Bowl brings a swarm of security
Chronicle (02/06/2016)
Feb
06
Housing Density
by Rosie Dilger
Everybody wants more housing, but not everyone is pumped about increasing density. Why not just go underground? We can build a dystopian underground metropolis that doubles as an eme... more
Everybody wants more housing, but not everyone is pumped about increasing density. Why not just go underground? We can build a dystopian underground metropolis that doubles as an emergency safe zone when the Big One strikes. I'd totes read that YA novel. more
SF housing density plan meets opposition
Chronicle (02/06/2016)
Feb
06
ICE ICE Baby
by Rosie Dilger
According to the Ex, SFPD alerted ICE about an undocumented man who went to the police to report a stolen car. 
According to the Ex, SFPD alerted ICE about an undocumented man who went to the police to report a stolen car.  more
SFPD told ICE about suspect, reports show
Examiner (02/06/2016)
Feb
06
Police Officers Association
by Rosie Dilger
Despite recent controversy, a POA endorsement is still something most local candidates strive for.
Despite recent controversy, a POA endorsement is still something most local candidates strive for. more
Police union’s endorsement remains badge of honor for supervisors
Chronicle (02/06/2016)
Feb
05
Tracking Homelessness
by Ross Guehring
The Chron's Heather Knight and Kevin Fagan report on the city's homeless problem and how there's not a system in place to measure the results of the services being provided. In total... more
The Chron's Heather Knight and Kevin Fagan report on the city's homeless problem and how there's not a system in place to measure the results of the services being provided. In total, the city is spending $241 million on homelessness this year. more
S.F. spends record $241 million on homeless, can’t track results
Chronicle (02/05/2016)
Feb
05
Super Bowl
by Ross Guehring
Big Super Bowl parties. Big protests. Big traffic. The Examiner looks back at the week that was...
Big Super Bowl parties. Big protests. Big traffic. The Examiner looks back at the week that was... more
Editorial: Final score still unknown
Examiner (02/05/2016)
Feb
05
On Guard
by Ross Guehring
The Examiner's Joe Fitz Rodriguez looks into the homeless sweeps surrounding the Super Bowl and how it has impacted the people living on the streets.
The Examiner's Joe Fitz Rodriguez looks into the homeless sweeps surrounding the Super Bowl and how it has impacted the people living on the streets. more
Homeless sweeps force tough choices
Examiner (02/05/2016)
Feb
05
Broke Ass Stuart
by Ross Guehring
Mr. Broke Ass Stuart smells something. Is it the smell of dissent? That's his take as he discusses his role in the recent protest at Super Bowl City.
Mr. Broke Ass Stuart smells something. Is it the smell of dissent? That's his take as he discusses his role in the recent protest at Super Bowl City. more
Dissent is in the air
Examiner (02/05/2016)
Feb
05
Walk This Way
by Ross Guehring
Who needs a car when you can live alongside five major Muni lines? That's the bet one developer is making in Upper Market after getting 62 units approved with no parking.
Who needs a car when you can live alongside five major Muni lines? That's the bet one developer is making in Upper Market after getting 62 units approved with no parking. more
Car-free, 62-unit apartment building coming to Upper Market
Examiner (02/05/2016)
Feb
05
Restoration Hardware at Pier 70
by Ross Guehring
In an article that feels like the exact opposite of today's other headlines, the high-end furnishing company, Restoration Hardware, is set to become the first tenant at the new Pier ... more
In an article that feels like the exact opposite of today's other headlines, the high-end furnishing company, Restoration Hardware, is set to become the first tenant at the new Pier 70. One may call it a slight departure from the pier's blue collar roots. more
Restoration Hardware is first big tenant at S.F.’s Pier 70
Chronicle (02/05/2016)
Feb
04
Tent City Protests
by Anne Moriarity
Hundreds of homeless advocates protested in downtown San Francisco on Wednesday. SFPD responded to the protest in riot gear and protesters blocked buses at the Transbay Terminal duri... more
Hundreds of homeless advocates protested in downtown San Francisco on Wednesday. SFPD responded to the protest in riot gear and protesters blocked buses at the Transbay Terminal during rush hour. more
Homeless advocates face off with cops at Super Bowl City
Chronicle (02/04/2016)
Huge Police Presence Herds S.F. Homeless Protest Around Super Bowl City
KQED (02/04/2016)
Protesters demand SF address homelessness amid Super Bowl hype
Examiner (02/04/2016)
Traffic from Super Bowl City, protesters block in Transbay buses
Chronicle (02/04/2016)
Feb
04
DOJ Investigation
by Anne Moriarity
The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation of SFPD following the shooting of Mario Woods.
The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation of SFPD following the shooting of Mario Woods. more
DOJ launches SF police probe amid turmoil
The Bay Area Reporter (02/04/2016)
Feb
04
Housing Affordability Ballot Measure
by Anne Moriarity
Last month, Supervisor Jane Kim introduced a ballot measure that would double the minimum requirement for affordable housing units in medium and large development projects. SF Magazi... more
Last month, Supervisor Jane Kim introduced a ballot measure that would double the minimum requirement for affordable housing units in medium and large development projects. SF Magazine makes the case for why the measure may leave more loopholes for developers than anticipated. (Hint: it involves grandfathers.) more
How Supervisor Kim’s New Affordability Law Lets Developers Off the Hook
San Francisco Magazine (02/04/2016)
Feb
04
Mayoral Appointment Measure
by Anne Moriarity
Supervisor John Avalos suggests his ballot measure reducing the mayor's appointment power may be postponed until the November ballot.
Supervisor John Avalos suggests his ballot measure reducing the mayor's appointment power may be postponed until the November ballot. more
Avalos targets November for mayoral appointment measure
Examiner (02/04/2016)
Feb
04
Castro Housing Development
by Anne Moriarity
The Planning Commission will consider two mixed-use development projects in the Castro's Upper Market neighborhood later this month.
The Planning Commission will consider two mixed-use development projects in the Castro's Upper Market neighborhood later this month. more
Latest Castro housing projects cause concern
The Bay Area Reporter (02/04/2016)
Feb
04
C.W. Nevius
by Anne Moriarity
Nevius covers the resurgence of sports agent Leigh Steinberg, our real life Jerry Maguire. 
Nevius covers the resurgence of sports agent Leigh Steinberg, our real life Jerry Maguire.  more
Leigh Steinberg, ex-boy wonder sports agent, making a comeback
Chronicle (02/04/2016)