In a guest column in today’s Chronicle, Jennifer Friedenbach reviews the state of the city’s homeless problem under Mayor Newsom and reveals what she hopes will change under the new administration (whoever that may be). Elsewhere, the SF Public Press weighs in on the debate with their $0.02.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/29/BA9J1ABUFB.DTL: Project Homeless Connect turns 5 in S.F.
Okay, I’m officially obsessed with bridge building. Seriously, how does it all work? And yes, I realize that I could actually take the time to learn the answer to that question, but I’d much prefer to sit and watch our city’s newest bridge be constructed whilst marveling at the wonder of it all from afar. Next up? The 4 million pound, 101.7-foot-long iconic white tower, which should be in place by Christmas Eve. They have to lift it 400 feet above the water in order to set it into place. I mean seriously, how cool is that?
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/27/BAO81ABJTF.DTL&tsp=1: Bay Bridge closed after repair falls apart
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Cable-breaks-loose-on-Bay-Bridge-strikes-at-least-one-vehicle-66716057.html: Bay Bridge closure leaves commuters hanging
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/BART-scrambling-to-meet-demand-as-Bay-Bridge-closes-66738922.html: BART scrambling to meet demand as Bay Bridge closes
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/28/BA621ABP3G.DTL: Bridge parts couldn't take the wind
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/28/ED6L1ABR2V.DTL: Editorial: Fix it right, Caltrans
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/29/MNLR1AC568.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Bay Bridge repairs will face extra scrutiny
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/29/MNN41ABTSV.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Resignation reigns over hellish commute
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Feds-to-eye-failed-repair-of-Bay-Bridge--67033962.html: Feds to eye failed repair of Bay Bridge
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Uncertainty-clouds-Bay-Bridge-re-opening-66911812.html: Bay Bridge breakdown caused by known flaw
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/Examiner-editorial-Public-has-right-to-transparency-on-bridge-fix-67065667.html: Editorial: Public has right to transparency on bridge fix
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Bay-Bridge-might-be-open-for-Friday-commute.html: Bridge repair to be monitored after emergency fix
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2009/10/31/MNTB1ACTFP.DTL: Bay Bridge closure could stretch beyond weekend
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2009/11/01/MNKD1ADEME.DTL: Stress testing begins on Bay Bridge
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Bay-Bridge-could-open-by-late-morning-but-inspections-are-still-ongoing-68538722.html: Bay Bridge could open by late morning, but inspections are still ongoing
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Flawed-bridge-part-may-need-redesign.html: Flawed bridge part may need redesign
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/02/BAV81ADVCG.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Bay Bridge to reopen later today
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/11/02/california.bridge/index.html: Bay Bridge reopens after nearly a week
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/02/BAV81ADVCG.DTL&tsp=1: Bay Bridge reopens
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Bay-Bridge-reopens-after-nearly-weeklong-closure-68582587.html: Bridge repair seen as stopgap
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/02/BAV81ADVCG.DTL: Bay Bridge may need another fix
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Feds-never-checked-bridge-fix-69823762.html: Feds never checked bridge fix
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Bay-Bridge-repairs-to-begin-Friday-night-78713797.html: Car chaos forecast for bridge re-repair
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Bay-Bridge-closures-may-end-before-new-year-79825077.html: Bridge work ahead of schedule
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Bay-Bridge-may-avoid-further-lane-closures-81114437.html: Bay Bridge may avoid further lane closures
http://www.ktvu.com/news/22310191/detail.html: Overdue Shipment For New Bay Bridge Roadway Arrives
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/22/BA2G1BLQU2.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Bay Bridge: 1st eastern span sections arrive
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Bay-Bridge-eyebar-woes-date-to-1930s-89659067.html: Bay Bridge eyebar woes date to 1930s
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2010/06/21/MNVK1E1GLO.DTL: Bay Bridge's new eastern span taking shape
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Failure-plan-aims-for-quick-fix-on-Bay-Bridge-98297539.html: Failure plan aims for quick fix on Bay Bridge
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/07/15/BAMU1EEJ8D.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Bay Bridge officials plan to prevent cracks
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Beacon-of-innovation-begins-to-take-shape-99440229.html: Beacon of innovation begins to take shape
http://www.baycitizen.org/transportation/story/bay-bridge-suspension-tower-placed/: Bay Bridge Tower Section Placed
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/First-piece-of-new-bridge-tower-goes-in-99505169.html: First piece of new bridge tower installed
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Bay-Bridge-retrofit-work-breeds-dog-park-108814494.html: Bay Bridge retrofit work breeds dog park
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/12/09/MN9O1GNR6K.DTL&type=newsbayarea: East span of Bay Bridge to open months earlier
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/12/16/BAQM1GR6PG.DTL&tsp=1: Bay Bridge's new tower starts to rise
Let’s face it, San Francisco is unlike any other place in the US, and our views on governance are no different. So, while some cities are actively cutting staff to deal with debts, we’re looking at a surplus and City Hall is hiring.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Voters-to-have-say-on-supervisors-aides-66250752.html: Voters to have say on supervisors’ aides
http://www.sfweekly.com/2012-10-03/news/board-of-supervisors-government-budget-legislation-aides/: Super Friends: Overworked S.F. Reps Hire Extra Aides
A local man attempts to make his home an official museum, and works with a local Supervisor to have it declared a special use. Among the items in his collection are a 3-foot replica of the Transamerica building made out of condom boxes. Just wanted to give you an idea of what we were talking about here.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/24/BAAD1A522N.DTL: Man wants to turn his S.F. mansion into museum
Today’s San Francisco-focused New York Times column reflects on the Halloween of 2006.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/23/us/23sfmetro.html?_r=1&sq=Scott James&st=cse&adxnnl=1&scp=1&adxnnlx=1256305586-EL0MBFZYhSLACwENmIeFcQ: Barbary Coast: Movie Bears’ Boycott Is Small Growl in Larger Gay Roar
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/30/us/30sfmetro.html?_r=1: Barbary Coast: Three Years After Shooting, Victims Still Struggle
The Ex reports that consumers are doing such a stellar jobs conserving water after umteen years being in a State of Emergency For Drought, that utility companies are left with no choice than to reward rate payers with higher rates. Congratulations. You’ve won!
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/20/BAR01A7QMB.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Eastern S.F. retrofit to ensure water in quake
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/26/BA5P1AAHEV.DTL&type=newsbayarea: S.F. utilities panel now backs water plan
The City gets its tail whupped by some spectacularly aggressive rainfall yesterday. Muni Metro drowns, freeway entrances temporarily close, sewer grates clang and shudder, some Excelsior residents build an ark and round up some animals – you know, all the normal stuff. Thanks, Mother Nature! Come back soon!
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Flash-floods-reported-throughout-city-64847897.html: Flash floods reported throughout city
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Muni-reports-weather-related-cable-car-disruption-64826972.html: Muni reopens after downpour closes underground service
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/20/BAHE1A7ROE.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Deluge shuts down Muni Metro, floods streets
The Chronicle weighs in with its opinion on legislation under consideration by the Board of Supervisors that would send $150K to disaster victims in Asia. Their take? We have needs, too. Keep the money closer to home.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/10/BACQ1A3GG1.DTL: City Insider: Supes dabble in foreign affairs and foreign aid
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/18/ED2I1A6MQS.DTL: Editorial: San Francisco has needs of its own
Funds to spruce up Golden Gate Park will be used to renovate four fountains in the park that stopped working several years ago. I hope that doesn’t mean the pigeons will start using them as their personal bathtubs again.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Funds-flow-to-fix-park-fountains-64651032.html: Funds flow to fix park fountains
We get all the insider scoop on First Lady Michelle Obama’s appearance in the Bay Area yesterday, without the cost of a high roller ticket and with the opportunity to use silverware at our leisure.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Obama-gets-presidential-treatment-in-The-City-64341017.html: Obama gets presidential treatment in The City
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/15/MN3S1A5G14.DTL&tsp=1: Adulation, protest to greet Obama in S.F.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/15/MNR01A6HEF.DTL&tsp=1: Supporters, protesters greet Obama in S.F.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/President-obama-arrives-at-SFO-64456762.html: Protestors, onlookers swarm Union Square upon Obama's arrival
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/04/21/MN451J4V3U.DTL: Obama slams GOP budget plan at Facebook forum
http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/obama-facebook-friends/?utm_source=The+Bay+Citizen+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=3fa327be93-April_21_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email: The President Urges His Facebook Friends to 'Double Down'
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/04/barack-obama-visits-san-francisco-talks-politics-facebook: Barack Obama visits San Francisco, talks politics at Facebook
http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/obama-change-isnt-simple/: Obama: "Change Is Not Simple"
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/05/san-francisco-keeps-cost-president-s-visit-secret: San Francisco keeps cost of president’s visit a secret
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/06/14/BA661JTO52.DTL: Matier and Ross: SF Animal Control Commission seeks ban on goldfish
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/06/14/BAQT1JTQMJ.DTL: Michelle Obama at fundraisers in Oakland, S.F.
http://www.baycitizen.org/blogs/pulse-of-the-bay/michelle-obama-alice-waters-claremont/?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_campaign=ac5d33ad21-June_14_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email: Michelle Obama's Bay Area Swing: Tears of Joy, Fancy Fare and Standing Ovations
With the anniversary of September 11 this weekend, the City continues to build up its own homeland security that the feds have appropriated some serious cash for and that Police Chief George Gascón has put into place to help us all sleep better at night.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Chief-wants-to-beef-up-homeland-security-preparations-64062847.html: Chief wants to beef up homeland security preparations
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/SF-terror-funds-spike-since-911-102599519.html: SF terror funds spike since 9/11
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson gets his suit stolen and we offer him 49er tickets and a stay at the Fairmont. I’ll have you know that I wasn’t offered so much as a free Muni ride when that lady stole my wallet at Crocker Galleria… I’m just sayin’.
http://www.sacbee.com/mayor/story/2249269.html: Sacramento Mayor Johnson needles Newsom over his robbery
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Sacramento-mayors-bag-stolen-as-he-helps-elderly-man-in-SF-64063142.html: Sacramento mayor’s bag stolen as he helps elderly man in S.F.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Sacramento-mayors-bag----and-favorite-suit----found-in-The-City-64174987.html: Sacramento mayor’s bag found and returned
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/14/BA0B1A52OU.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Matier and Ross: Obama to avoid the rabble on S.F. visit
http://www.sacbee.com/topstories/story/2254726.html: Newsom sends S.F. gifts galore to Johnson -- plus his stolen stuff
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gU1IFsWr53kOgv3CBdBtBk5d9ALwD9BB5B400: Sacramento mayor gets back belongings, plus gift
The Chronicle juxtaposes Mayor Gavin Newsom’s efforts to pass Prop H – which governs campaign contributions to local electeds by City contractors – and some of the checks he’s collected in support of his gubernatorial run.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2009/10/13/MN251A2ELB.DTL: Newsom takes donations from S.F.'s contractors
Born and raised in the mean streets of Marin County, Ross appreciates the unique political landscape of the Bay Area. When he’s not helping his clients achieve their goals, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, and occasionally searching for his lost golf ball at a local course.