SF Usual Suspects

Archive for September, 2009

Dear Sixth Street, I’d like you to be more like Fifth Street.

A new program approved by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency will place two full-time guides on Sixth Street to monitor low-level crimes like panhandling and attempt to make the area more friendly to pedestrians.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Moonlighting & Mucho Moolah… Oh My

The District Attorney files charges against former San Francisco Public Utilities Commission employees accused of defrauding the agency by steering taxpayer dollars toward their personal home improvements and working for their own company while on the PUC clock.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Pardon the typos…

…but Suspects is being updated from Gate 42 in Terminal 8 of JFK International this morning, as I blearily look at the past 24 hours of travel from Chennai, India, through Dubai, to NYC.  And what’s left?  Another six and a half hours until I get to SFO.  Lessons learned today?  One, India is fascinating.  Go check it out.  Two, Emirates has equipped their planes with a couple videocameras that let you see what the pilot is seeing and what’s directly below the planes – fly ‘em.  They’re great.  And three, if you aren’t sufficiently fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in an Indian engagement ceremony, try at least to attend one.  It was hours of fun and food and entertainment and celebration (and in my case, the opportunity to meet several hundred new family members).  Thothrum (that means thank you), David and Rajaratnam families!

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009