After a lengthy rebuild process, the final beam is going to be put into place. While this doesn’t mean construction is finished, it is an important milestone. Like any important milestone it calls for a party, and even Mayor Ed Lee will be there for the party. WARNING TO ALL: champagne and forklifts do NOT mix (you can also add pile drivers, jack hammers, cranes, and nail guns to that list too).
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/SFGH_planning_raises_bar_for_others.html: Opinion: SFGH planning raises bar for others
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2012/06/sf-general-hospital-celebrating-milestone-ceremony-hospital-rebuild: S.F. General Hospital celebrating milestone with ceremony hospital rebuild
Ah, Valencia Street. Right there, next to Mission Street, the cultural hub of the Mission District. First floor? $11 Coffee. Second floor? Skinny jeans! And now on the third floor, the place where you get your ironic tattoo. Yes, Valencia Street is changing and Supervisor Campos is investigating whether or not a moratorium on restaurants should be considered, while also making it easier for health services (massage and tattoo, anyone?) to be located on the corridor. As a proud dweller adjacent to Valencia Street, I’ll say this: fewer hipsters, more burritos, please.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/27/BA9H14CSG3.DTL: Valencia Street makeover on 4 blocks in Mission
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/30/us/30bcjames.html?ref=sanfranciscobayarea: Valencia Street Looks Better, but the Cost Was High, Valencia Street Looks Better, but the Cost Was High
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/11/busy-valencia-street-could-see-zoning-changes-and-restaurant-cap: Busy Valencia Street could see zoning changes and restaurant cap
There will be new bike lanes on a three-block stretch on both Fell and Oak, removing some parking. Cycling and pedestrian advocates were pleased, while some motor vehicle drivers and business owners were not. In related news, paint stripers and people who like the sound of bicycle bells were happy, although people who hate helmets and transportation that involves self-propulsion were displeased.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/27/BA3814D67R.DTL: S.F. releases draft study on city's bike plan
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Citys-bike-plan-may-alter-traffic-48833602.html: City’s bike plan may alter traffic
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/07/17/BA8F18P5DM.DTL&type=newsbayarea: City Insider: Housing projects get $96 million
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/More-legal-challenges-to-citys-bike-plan-50975597.html: More legal challenges to city's bike plan
http://www.sfweekly.com/2009-07-29/news/the-s-f-bike-plan-and-its-surprising-discontents/: The S.F. bike plan and its surprising discontents
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/22/BAHO1E2K1Q.DTL: City Insider: Bike plan back in court today
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Citys-bike-plan-may-fully-roll-out-96858174.html: City's bike plan may fully roll out
http://www.sfbg.com/2010/06/29/complicating-simple: Complicating the simple
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/08/07/BA151EQJ07.DTL&tsp=1: Ruling paves way for San Francisco bike lanes
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Bicycling-focused-projects-ready-to-roll-100241579.html: Bicycling-focused projects ready to roll
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/around-town/cars/Bring-on-the-Bike-Lanes-100259324.html: Bring on the Bike Lanes
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/08/10/BA3B1ERGAL.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Long-delayed bike plan gets going with new lane
http://www.sfbg.com/2010/08/10/care-not-crash: Care not crash
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Car-activist-hit-with-52K-fee--102600039.html: Car activist hit with $52K fee
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/11/BA6K1FC2OK.DTL: City Insider: City wants money from bike plan foe
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2012/10/san-francisco-must-prove-dedication-bike-initiative: Editorial: San Francisco must prove dedication to bike initiative
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2012/10/revamp-fell-and-oak-streets-bike-lanes-unanimously-approved: Revamp to Fell and Oak streets' bike lanes unanimously approvedby SFMTA
The Bay Guardian takes a swipe at the Redevelopment Agency and the Planning Department for their decision to give the public only 15 extra days to review the draft environmental impact report for the Candlestick development. If you’re looking for a little light holiday reading, the 4,400 page report is available for public review.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Candlestick_Point_projects_2_billion_funding_plan_approved.html: Candlestick Point project’s $2 billion funding plan approved
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/15/BA1U15ADDM.DTL: City's Candlestick Plan Under Fire
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Candlestick-Point-proposal-takes-heat-from-Sierra-Club-46778937.html: Candlestick Point proposal takes heat from Sierra Club
http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=8770&catid=4: Selling the park
http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=9512&catid=4: Editorial: Don't rush the Candlestick EIR
The lights in San Francisco shine a bit more dimly this morning, as people learn of Barbara Newsom’s passing. Representative to the United Nations, champion of women’s rights, sister-in-law and aunt of a United States Speaker and a San Francisco Mayor, husband to a San Francisco Supervisor, and as Grandma Barbara, founder of the World Explorer’s Club, Barbara strode this earth with confidence, determination, and joie de vivre. Her family is in our thoughts today.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/24/BAA614ALDN.DTL: Belinda Barbara Newsom dies at 73
San Francisco’s schools are feeling the pinch, and considering cutting back on busing to help conserve some cash. A whole new generation of children will now have the opportunity to complain about walking two miles to school, in the cold, uphill… both ways.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/SF_schools_exhaust_areas_to_cut_back.html: S.F. schools exhaust areas to cut back
Back in San Francisco after nearly a decade as a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C., Amber is excited to bring her creative ideas and savvy communications skills to the wild west of Bay Area politics. Outside of her love for progressive issues and campaigns, Amber is an avid gardener and loves brewing and drinking beer.