San Francisco’s housing regulations are always a hot topic, and today we dive into student designated housing and the policies and rules that are in place. With rental prices as high as they are, the City is looking into how we can make sure these kiddos aren’t rationing their Cup of Noodles.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Academy-of-Art-University-under-fire-for-expansion-78112632.html: Academy of Art University under fire for expansion
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/06/BA6R1B57UI.DTL: S.F. officials take hard look at Academy of Art
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/12/BAIG1BGQ4B.DTL&type=newsbayarea: S.F. Supes to monitor Academy of Art University
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/columns/ken_garcia/Academy-finally-in-hot-water-for-surrealist-logic-81205492.html: Ken Garcia: Academy finally in hot water for surrealist logic
http://www.sfweekly.com/2010-01-13/news/city-policy-lets-academy-of-art-do-as-it-pleases/: City policy lets Academy of Art do as it pleases
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/02/23/BA6H1C63AD.DTL: S.F. forcing Academy of Art to comply with code
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/education/2011/11/academy-art-plan-approval-comes-harsh-words-planning-commission: Academy of Art plan approval comes with harsh words from Planning Commission
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2012/03/new-student-housing-rules-directed-academy-art-sprawl: New student housing rules directed at Academy of Art sprawl
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-sf-student-housing-20120709,0,4983160.story: San Francisco rule would encourage building student housing
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-proposes-new-rules-on-student-housing-3725276.php: SF proposes new rules on student housing
Today, we get all the juicy deets on the festivities for the Golden Gate’s birthday party yesterday, including the fireworks and the fog, as well as who showed and the new paint job She wore. All in all, it was a day none will forget.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Bay-Bridge-could-be-be-revenue-source-71305887.html: Golden Gate Bridge could be revenue source
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/04/BAVC1OD8AB.DTL: Golden Gate Bridge to be topped with mirrors
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/05/new-golden-gate-bridge-visitor-center-unveiled-75th-anniversary: New Golden Gate Bridge visitor center unveiled for 75th anniversary
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/26/EDKM1ONBDI.DTL: Editorial: Golden Gate Bridge at 75: It's got style
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/27/BAO81OO8JV.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Golden Gate Bridge party means traffic, crowds
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/05/golden-gate-bridge-suicide-barrier-could-be-close-after-decades-advocacy: Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier could be close after decades of advocacy
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/28/MNM71OOE7J.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Golden Gate Bridge 75th: fireworks and fog
Ten days ago, Suspects shared that several Muni lines will be eliminated while others will be reduced starting December 5. For those of you who take the 7 Haight or 20 Columbus or the N Judah on the weekends (in some portions), you now have two days and two days only to say your good-byes. Giddyup!
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/24/BA471AOK19.DTL: City Insider: Candidate Dufty puts Muni violence front and center
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/SFs-finest-jump-aboard-Muni-plan-amid-public-outcry-72201267.html: SF’s finest jump aboard Muni plan amid public outcry
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/25/BAUN1APSDL.DTL&type=newsbayarea: City Insider: Muni ready for dramatic change
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Get-ready-to-lose-or-gain-Muni-service-73302522.html: Get ready to lose or gain Muni service
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/03/BAQT1AU1CF.DTL&type=newsbayarea: S.F. Muni making big changes on weekend
Did you know that the Public Utilities Commission has declared a state of emergency to make sure that San Franciscans continue to get their water? While that declaration wasn’t widely covered on October 23, it’s been in place for a while, and contractors are hard at work repairing a gigantic pipe that brings half of our town our water.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Half-of-The-City-in-danger-of-losing-water-72191267.html: Half of The City in danger of losing water
On December 3, Good Morning America will broadcast from San Francisco, and pre-dawn Union Square activity will be at a fever pitch. Coffee and many layers of sweaters are highly advisable, if you’re making the trek…
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Morning-news-show-waking-up-in-Union-Square-72167352.html: Morning news show waking up in Union Square
Former San Francisco Fire Commissioner Jim Jefferson died of a heart attack on Monday while en route to meet with Oakland decision-makers about the Oakland Airport Connector. Our deepest condolences to his family, and we thank him for his service to the Bay Area community.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/17/BA9F1AM27I.DTL&type=politics: Matier and Ross: Mayor Newsom hints why he's ducking reporters
Nathan Ballard, Mayor Gavin Newsom’s spokesperson and shadow since early 2007, has scheduled his departure from City Hall for February 2010. Everyone has an idea about What This Means. Everyone, as usual, is probably partially right and partially wrong – but BOY do we love our speculation…
http://cbs5.com/localwire/22.0.html?type=bcn&item=BALLARD-RESIGNS-14-57: Mayor's Chief Spokesman to Resign
http://www.kcbs.com/Mayor-Newsom-s-Director-of-Communications-Quits/5688454: Mayor Newsom's Director of Communications Quits
http://sanfrancisco.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2009/11/16/daily19.html: S.F. mayor’s spokesman stepping down
Watch out you nicotine lovers, the City’s looking at new ways to limit the amount of tobacco sales permits it doles out. And if there’s one thing I know: Stephen Dorff will not stand for this.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/SF-moves-to-curtail-tobacco-outlets-70165947.html: San Francisco moves to curtail tobacco outlets
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Next-target-for-tobacco-ban-Grocery-stores-99919299.html: Next target for tobacco ban: Grocery stores
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Tobacco-ban-poised-to-expand-102836459.html: Tobacco ban poised to expand
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/21/BA0I1FGPAD.DTL: Board to vote on expanding ban on tobacco sales
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/City-Hall-watch-Reach-of-tobacco-ban-grows-103503709.html: City Hall watch: Reach of tobacco ban grows
http://www.baycitizen.org/health/story/supes-vote-expand-tobacco-sales-ban/: Supes Vote to Expand Tobacco Sales Ban
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal-government/judge-dismisses-safeway-suit-against-san-francisco-ban-on-tobacco-in-stores-with-pharmacies/2011/07/15/gIQAhKa5GI_story.html: Judge dismisses Safeway suit against San Francisco ban on tobacco in stores with pharmacies
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/07/san-francisco-prevails-safeway-cigarette-lawsuit: San Francisco prevails in Safeway cigarette lawsuit
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-leaders-working-to-limit-tobacco-sales-permits-as-cigarette-sales-rise/Content?oid=2646163: SF leaders working to limit tobacco sales permits as cigarette sales rise
Operations for the water system used by the San Francisco Fire Department for fighting fires has become the responsibility of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, saving the SFFD some much needed cash. While some commissioners were previously opposed to the plan, the money saved and June’s bond measure to fix the water system proved enough to calm their concerns.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/SFFD-water-in-power-play-70166472.html: SFFD water in power play
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Fire-Department-loses-control-of-emergency-water-system-94716584.html: Fire Department loses control of emergency water system
Mayor Lee has requested that the City Attorney’s office look into the policy that allows elected officials to receive free event tickets to say the 49ers’ games. Will our electeds still receive freebees after the Niners take off to Santa Clara? Will the policy come to a halt before then? Only time will tell.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/New-rules-skirt-gift-limitations-69821772.html: New rules skirt gift limitations
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Free-Ticket-Policy-in-SF-Under-Review--Or-Not--142715815.html: No Action on Controversial Ticket Policy
It’s official: with the opening of the ice rinks in Union Square and the Embarcadero Center, the holidays have officially begun. And yes, it takes some pretty impressive technology to keep the ice frozen here in sunny (?) California.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Holiday-ice-rink-opens-in-Union-Square-69772157.html: Holiday ice rink opens in Union Square
A City audit of a Port parking lot indicates that some Bad Deeds Might Have Been Done. The alleged deed-doers say that the audit is flawed and that they’re blameless. But more than a half million dollars isn’t where it’s supposed to be. This one will get uglier before it gets fixed…
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/10/BA5N1AHJDB.DTL: Wharf restaurants short port on fees, audit says
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Parking-lot-may-be-draining-Port-coffers-69632372.html: Parking lot may be draining Port coffers
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.