The results of the SFPUC’s longawaited study are in: SF’s compost is no more toxic than other form that you could buy at the store. Nonetheless, not everyone thinks the results are telling the full story. In the meantime, please enjoy the compost stories below and the pretty roses to your right to help you get through them.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Trash-bin-violators-beware-46426882.html: Trash bin violators beware
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/10/MN09183NV8.DTL&tsp=1: S.F. OKs toughest recycling law in U.S.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/City-Hall-Watch-Big-Brother-composting-law-approved-47484932.html: City Hall Watch: ‘Big Brother’ composting law approved
http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_12564240?nclick_check=1: SF mandatory compost law is food for thought
http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_12561854: San Francisco's strict new recycling rules mean no food scraps in the trash
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/11/us/11recycle.html?hp: San Francisco to Toughen a Strict Recycling Law
http://www.sacbee.com/capitolandcalifornia/story/1994665.html: In S.F., thou shalt compost: It's the law
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/09/BAR419IP8A.DTL&type=newsbayarea: No flies on S.F.'s new composting law
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/13/ED4P19LBQ1.DTL: Opinion: S.F.'s garbage crackdown makes little sense
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/19/BAMM1A6T5L.DTL&type=newsbayarea: S.F. composting, recycling becomes law Wednesday
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/New-composting-law-taking-effect-64871547.html: New composting law taking effect
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/The-Citys-free-compost-causes-stink-86494692.html: The City’s free compost causes stink
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gr7VHk2xZDhpbbxeJ8KovYWC8-hgD9E8KSSG0: Organic activists protest San Francisco compost
http://www.sfbg.com/2010/03/23/shit-show: Shit show
http://cbs5.com/investigates/sewage.sludge.compost.2.1606810.html: Activists Target Alice Waters On Sewage Sludge
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/06/MNKG1CQ0KB.DTL: Groups make stink over S.F. 'biosolid' compost
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Stink-sticking-around-in-Bayview-92156149.html: Stink sticking around in Bayview
Supervisor John Avalos is calling for stricter privacy protections for those who use Clipper cards. Apparently there’s a whole lot of personal and travel data that’s stored on card accounts over a seven year period. (Insert Big Brother comment here.)
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Muni-program-wasting-money-46328842.html: Muni program wasting money
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Fare-evaders-cost-Muni-19-million-a-year-64675307.html: Fare evaders cost Muni $19 million a year
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/18/BAGQ1A711J.DTL: Muni finds almost 10% of riders are fare cheats
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/SFPD-tickets-Muni-fare-evaders-69251672.html: SFPD tickets Muni fare evaders
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Police-Muni-join-forces-in-fare-evasion-operation-69347967.html: Police, Muni join forces in fare-evasion operation
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Muni-fare-sweeps-returning-100323829.html: Muni fare sweeps returning
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2012/09/muni-sees-huge-increases-fare-evasion-citations-under-new-deployment-st: Muni sees huge increases in fare-evasion citations under new deployment strategy
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Free-Muni-ride-cheat-with-smartphone-3891037.php: Free Muni ride cheat with smartphone
http://www.baycitizen.org/transportation/story/clipper-cards-reveal-travelers-police/: Clipper cards reveal travelers whereabouts to police, lawyers, apps
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/10/supervisor-john-avalos-hopes-increase-privacy-controls-clipper-cards: Supervisor John Avalos hopes to increase privacy controls on Clipper Cards
http://www.baycitizen.org/transportation/story/supervisor-seeks-more-privacy-clipper/?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_campaign=6022f3cdbd-October_25_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&mc_cid=6022f3cdbd&mc_eid=7370779869: Supervisor seeks more privacy for Clipper card users
Rumors are flying about who may or may not run for local political office in the next few election cycles. We thought we’d perpetuate a few of them by creating a page devoted to our favorite of all name games. Check out our Upcoming Races page to see what we’ve heard. We expect that you’ll also tell us what we’ve missed and what we have exactly wrong.
The Guardian investigates the list of supporters who’ve signed on to oppose the proposed Sugary Beverage Tax.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Sugary-soda-charge-on-its-way--45967012.html: Sugary soda charge could hit The City
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/59696952.html: Study reignites push for soda fee
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/17/BAF619OSF4.DTL&tsp=1: Newsom wants to charge stores that sell sodas
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/20/EDF719P7R1.DTL: Editorial: Tax soda to produce health
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-francisco-supervisor-orders-study-on-effects-of-sugary-beverages-on-society/Content?oid=2588190: San Francisco supervisor orders study on effects of sugary beverages on society
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Bay-Bridge-soon-to-be-seen-in-new-lights-5033245.php: Matier and Ross: Bay Bridge soon to be seen in new lights
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Big-Soda-set-to-outspend-foes-over-tax-5044936.php: 'Big Soda' set to outspend foes over tax
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/Soda-taxes-don-t-hold-water-5046460.php: Opinion: Soda taxes don't hold water
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/high-rate-of-obese-and-overweight-kids-poses-problems-for-sf/Content?oid=2648899: High rate of obese and overweight kids poses problems for SF
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Bay-Bridge-bolt-problem-keeps-soaking-up-money-5137285.php: Matier and Ross: Bay Bridge bolt problem keeps soaking up money
http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/01/15/sfusd-backs-supervisors%E2%80%99-sugary-beverage-tax-concerns: SFUSD backs supervisors’ sugary beverage tax, with concerns
http://www.sfexaminer.com/PoliticsBlog/archives/2014/01/15/sf-board-of-education-backs-a-sugary-drink-tax-in-the-city: SF Board of Education backs a sugary drink tax in The City
http://www.sfbg.com/2014/02/25/kick-can: Kick the can
Beating Mayor Newsom to the punch, the POA creates posters for Muni vehicles that publicize the reward for information relating to several of the city’s unsolved homicide cases. Unfortunately, the police union forgot to clear its plan with MTA, so the posters have yet to actually see the side of a bus.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Muni-rejects-reward-posters-in-unsolved-murder-case-45828327.html: Muni rejects reward posters in unsolved murder case
A ballot measure introduced by Supervisor Bevan Dufty revisits the idea of selling the rights to rename Candlestick Park. Of course, this assumes that the Niners continue to play there… Keep reading the next post for more developments.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Money-becomes-name-of-the-game-45457467.html: Money becomes name of the game
In an attempt to alleviate the budget crisis, members of the Board of Supervisors have introduced a slew of charter amendments that address the City’s bottom line. Depending on how they fare at the Board, voters could have the chance to weigh in on everything from overtime pay to the length of the budget cycle.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Voters-may-have-say-on-pay-45458017.html: Voters may have say on pay
The Board’s Budget and Finance Committee has approved Mayor Newsom’s proposed 33 cent tax on cigarettes. The price hike could hit shelves as early as October 1, providing San Francisco smokers yet another reason to quit.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Butts-burn-through-citys-cash-45375302.html: Butts burn through city’s cash
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/19/us/19smoke.html?_r=3&hp: Cost of Cigarette Litter May Fall on San Francisco’s Smokers
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/05/20/BA1717ND68.DTL&hw=city+insider&sn=001&sc=1000: City Insider: Smoke tax proposed for cleaning up butts
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-butts20-2009may20,0,1268083.story: No ifs ands or butts -- San Francisco considers cigarette cleanup fee
Think we’re done with the budget battles? Think again. The Guardian reports that SEIU 1021 has launched a campaign to reverse pay cuts for City medical staff and nurses, arguing that these cuts disproportionately impact women and communities of color.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/05/14/BAVA17KNGP.DTL: S.F. union rejects agreement - layoffs imminent
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/05/20/BAUE17NH4I.DTL&hw=seiu&sn=001&sc=1000: SEIU revote in San Francisco may be 'too late'
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/05/22/BAEP17OQ5R.DTL: SEIU rank-and-file angry at leaders
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.