Some of the most difficult construction on the Bay Bridge begins this Thursday night. For those of you who are planning on taking a road trip to celebrate the long weekend, better find an alternate route.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/30/MNL119F93K.DTL: Trickiest Bay Bridge work begins Thursday night
The last surviving brother in the Kennedy political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) - our nation’s touted “Liberal Lion” – dies in Hyannis Port after a long battle with a brain tumor. Our nation is better because of him and he will be terribly missed.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/08/25/state/u224357D85.DTL&tsp=1: Sen. Edward Kennedy, 77, dies after cancer battle
http://www.sfexaminer.com/nation/Massachusetts-Sen-Edward-M-Kennedy-has-died-after-a-yearlong-battle-with-a-brain-tumor-54902447.html: Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy dies
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/us/politics/27kennedy.html?_r=1&hp: Edward Kennedy, Senate Stalwart, Dies
http://www.washingtonpost.com/: Sen. Edward M. Kennedy Dies at 77
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/08/26/kennedy_dead_at_77/: Kennedy dead at 77
The two-day Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival concluded yesterday as the sun finally decided to grace us with its presence. There was music, dancing, food, perhaps a beer or two, and fun was had by all. ‘Til next year!
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Outside-Lands-festival-may-have-room-to-spare-54644512.html: Outside Lands festival may have room to spare
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Festival-goes-off-with-few-hitches-56286727.html: Music festival goes off with few hitches
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/31/DD8R19G2V5.DTL&tsp=1: Outside Lands coasts on variety, not urgency
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Neighbors-praise-shorter-Outside-Lands-festival-100324044.html: Neighbors praise shorter Outside Lands Festival
The Chronicle reports on a cadres of committed volunteers who successfully restored 16 horseshoe pitching courts in Golden Gate Park. How did they do it? Through sweat and assistance from the Recreation and Park Department and the Department of Public Works. Come fall, it’s tourney time!
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/18/BACH1978E7.DTL: Golden Gate Park horseshoe court revival
Whole Foods gets the official go-ahead from the San Francisco Planning Commission to move forward with a shiny new store (not to mention residential units). A plethora of shmancy cheese and impossibly perfect grapes are on the horizon…
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Grocery-plan-splits-neighborhood-53526177.html: Grocery plan splits neighborhood
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/10/BUA31G9DMF.DTL&tsp=1: Parking threatens to curb Whole Foods in Castro
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2010/12/whole-foods-coming-market-street-san-francisco: Whole Foods coming to Market Street in San Francisco
…and just down the hall, the Board of Supervisors’ Land Use and Economic Development Committee will vote on legislation proposed by Supervisor Eric Mar that would make it much more difficult to evict families with young children.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Mar-committee-to-vote-on-proposed-legislation-53371492.html: Mar, committee to vote on proposed legislation
http://cbs5.com/localwire/22.0.html?type=bcn&item=BROADCAST-BRIEF--03-05: Children's, Tenant's Rights Groups to Rally for Eviction Law Changes
More or less, that’s what Chief George Gascón and Mayor Gavin Newsom are saying about Compstat, in a press conference held yesterday. Waitaminnit – I thought Friday press conferences were where you dumped BAD news, not touted good … perhaps Newsom and Gascón were trying to make sure the super-villains in the Legion Of Doom didn’t hear about their successes, thereby avoiding a counter-attack on 850 Bryant?
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Campos-sponsoring-hearing-on-crime-53372957.html: Campos sponsoring hearing on crime
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/07/17/BAIF1EFJOG.DTL: S.F. crime down another 10 percent this year
http://www.ktvu.com/news/24291547/detail.html: SF Police Chief Gascon Touts Drop In Serious Crime
The Unite Here Local 2 and hotel management courtship continues with an organized protest yesterday in front of the Hyatt, and some serious he said/she said debates on who’s not being treated fairly.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Hotel-workers-gear-up-for-rally-as-contract-expires-53194357.html: Hotel workers gear up for rally as contract expires
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Hotel-workers-strike-at-Grand-Hyatt-Union-Square-69284642.html: Hotel workers take to picket line
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Workers-begin-3-day-strike-at-Palace-Hotel-69655077.html: Workers begin 3-day strike at Palace Hotel
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/hotelcheckin/post/2009/11/san-francisco-city-hall-gets-involved-in-hotel-union-contract-dispute-to-avoid-more-strikes/1: USA TODAY Hotel Check-In: A road warrior's guide to the lodging landscape
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Union-hotels-talking-again-69819887.html: Union, hotels talking again
http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=9421&catid=4: Checking out time
http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=9649&catid=&volume_id=452&issue_id=467&volume_num=44&issue_num=15: No room at the inn
http://sanfrancisco.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2010/01/18/story10.html: Labor negotiations at San Francisco hotels at standstill
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Hotel-labor-dispute-hits-city-coffers-88524147.html: Hotel labor dispute hits city coffers
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2011/03/11/no-room-politicos-san-francisco-hotel.html: Editorial: Indisputable: No room for politicos in S.F. hotel talks
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2011/03/18/sf-hotels-not-following-hilton.html: S.F. hotels not following Hilton in labor union settlement
http://ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=5781: Union presses hotel boycott as Pride nears
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/07/dozens-workers-arrested-san-francisco-hyatt-hotel-labor-protest: Dozens of workers arrested in San Francisco in Hyatt hotel-labor protest
http://www.baycitizen.org/labor/story/police-arrest-dozens-protesters-front/: Police Arrest Dozens of Protesters at Hotel
Next Tuesday, the Board chamber will not only be filled with people just returning from vacay, but a few feline and canine friends might also be making an appearance. And by feline and canine friends, I actually mean the folks who are trying to open a chain pet store in the city. (Are animals even allowed in the chamber?)
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Pet-store-feeling-chain-wrath-53087937.html: Pet store feeling chain wrath
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/29/BA511ABEN0.DTL&tsp=1: C.W. Nevius: Debate rages over pet store chain in Marina
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Pet-shop-looks-for-open-window--102126169.html: Pet shop looks for open window
Debra Stein – advocate, strategist, organizer, world traveler and well-regarded fixture on the San Francisco political scene, passes away at 48. Our thoughts are with Jeff and her family at this difficult time.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/12/BAG01955UQ.DTL&tsp=1: Debra Stein dies - Berkeley land use expert
In this week’s episode of CSI: Golden Gate Park, the Chronicle looks at the tragic situation of Monterey pines and cypresses being decapitated in the park.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Residents-fight-to-keep-trees-52847752.html: Residents fight to keep Sutro Forest trees
http://www.sfweekly.com/2012-10-10/news/glen-canyon-park-recreation-and-park-san-francisco-forest-alliance-trees-native-species-non-native-species/: Glen Canyon Park: Tree-Lovers Fight for Non-Native Species
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Golden-Gate-Park-s-aging-trees-to-fall-4298277.php: Golden Gate Park's aging trees to fall
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Golden-Gate-Park-trees-decapitated-4610847.php: Golden Gate Park trees 'decapitated'
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.