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Facing an employee harassment suit and neighborhood complaints, the head of the City’s Recreation and Parks Department resigns. The Examiner reports that another high level Rec & Park staffer’s decision to leave may have directly contributed to the changes at the top.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/10/BAAF12RQ14.DTL: S.F. parks chief accused of harassment leaves post
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Recreation_and_Park_director_steps_down.html: Recreation and Park director steps down
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Recreation_and_Park_shakeup_may_have_been_final_straw.html: Shakeup at Recreation and Park Department may have been the final straw
After a federal law made the proposed Golden Gate Bridge safety net eligible for $49 million in federal funds, it appears a full $76 million funding package has come together. The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District’s Board of Directors meets this week to vote on the plan.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Golden_Gate_Bridge_barrier_moving_forward.html: Golden Gate Bridge barrier moving forward
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Funding-for-Golden-Gate-Bridge-suicide-net-proves-elusive-52559197.html: Funding for Golden Gate Bridge suicide net proves elusive
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/06/golden-gate-bridge-suicide-net-moves-ahead: Golden Gate Bridge suicide net moves ahead
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Golden-Gate-Bridge-suicides-hit-record-high-46-5263870.php: Golden Gate Bridge suicides hit record high
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/families-of-golden-gate-bridge-suicide-victims-call-for-barrier/Content?oid=2713907: Families of Golden Gate Bridge suicide victims call for barrier
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/Golden-Gate-Bridge-suicide-barriers-needed-now-to-5514816.php: Editorial: Golden Gate Bridge suicide barriers needed now to save lives
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/funding-breakthrough-puts-bridge-suicide-net-plan-closer-to-final-approval/Content?oid=2828700: Funding breakthrough puts bridge suicide net plan closer to approval
David Latterman has shared updating duties with Professor Rich DeLeon for the “Progressive Voter Index,” which DeLeon invented. However, Latterman has inherited the project from the good Professor, and has delivered the latest version of the PVI to our quivering little hands. You’ll find data in here that goes down to the precinct level, people. Check it out HERE…
School Board President and D9 candidate Mark Sanchez joins neighbors in the Mission to address the broken street lights that they feel is compounding violence in the community.
http://cbs5.com/local/mission.district.shootings.2.811746.html: Newsom Troubled After Yet Another Mission Shooting
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/07/BACF12PDOI.DTL: New shooting in Mission District - man injured
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Violence_continues_with_Western_Addition_slaying.html: Violence continues with Western Addition slaying
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Mission_district_residents_on_edge.html: Mission district residents on edge
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/SF_students_plan_violence_protest_at_City_Hall.html: S.F. students plan violence protest at City Hall
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Police_plan_heavy_patrols_in_Mission_this_weekend.html: Police plan heavy patrols in Mission district this weekend
http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=7116&catid=&volume_id=317&issue_id=396&volume_num=42&issue_num=51: Violence in the Mission is increasing — but immigrants are less likely to want to talk to the police
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Light_at_end_of_Mission_violence.html: Light at end of Mission violence?
Always a little bit too happy and slightly snarky, Jesse loves to share his amusement with the City by the Bay. When he isn’t waxing poetic about San Francisco, you can find Jesse spotting up for jumpers at Dolores Park, waiting outside the Regency to see Lil’ B the BasedGod (TYBG), or lost somewhere in Las Vegas.