Mayor Newsom announces that San Francisco has suceeded in reaching the first of its carbon emissions goals, reducing them to seven percent below 1990-levels. Next up? The BIG goal of knocking another 13 percent off of that by 2012.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/SF-hits-goal-for-carbon-emissions--92382069.html: SF hits goal for carbon emissions
The SF Bay Guardian issues its endorsements for the June 2010 primary election just in time for absentee ballots to hit a mailbox near you. If you have moved, changed your name, or need to re-register, May 24 is the last day to register to vote.
http://www.sfbg.com/2010/04/27/endorsements-san-francisco-ballot-measures: Endorsements: San Francisco ballot measures
http://www.sfbg.com/2010/04/27/endorsements: Hahn for lieutenant governor. Nava and Colfax for judge. No, no, no on 16 and 17 ... Complete endorsements for the June 8 primary
The Board of Supervisors delayed a vote on the much-discussed park curfew proposal because police Chief Greg Suhr had to leave before the issue was brought to the floor. I suppose the police business doesn’t always run according to schedule (and, in fairness, neither do the Board’s meetings).
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Officials-seek-to-curb-park-violence-92153684.html: Officials seek to curb park violence
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2010/12/mayor-tackles-violence-sf-parks: Mayor tackles violence in SF parks
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Supervisor-wants-S-F-parks-closed-at-night-4680902.php: Supervisor wants S.F. parks closed at night
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/golden-gate-park-plan-puts-lee-wiener-at-odds/Content?oid=2566196: Golden Gate Park plan puts Lee, Wiener at odds
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/nighttime-parks-closure-in-san-francisco-to-be-debated/Content?oid=2598896: Nighttime parks closure in San Francisco to be debated
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-francisco-park-closure-proposal-moves-forward/Content?oid=2599832: San Francisco park closure proposal moves forward
http://www.sfbg.com/2013/10/23/homeless-advocates-fight-weiner-park-closures: Homeless advocates fight Wiener park proposal
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Sleep-in-protest-Monday-against-park-hours-4931112.php: 'Sleep-in' protest Monday against park hours proposal
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/homeless-advocates-hold-sleep-in-at-dolores-park-rally-against-proposed-park-hours/Content?oid=2614998: Homeless advocates hold ‘sleep in’ at Dolores Park, rally against proposed park hours
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/vote-on-san-francisco-parks-closure-proposal-delayed/Content?oid=2615067: Vote on San Francisco parks closure proposal delayed
More than a dozen San Franciscans gathered downtown after a federal court ruled against several provisions in Arizona’s controversial immigration law. The feds feel the heat as Arizona prepares to appeal. All the while, California state legislators are opining on how this all impacts baseball.
http://cbs5.com/business/sf.arizona.boycott.2.1656983.html: SF Calls For Boycott Of Ariz. Over Immigration Law
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/26/MNRD1D57I0.DTL: S.F. supes want economic boycott of Arizona
http://www.ktvu.com/news/23267630/detail.html: SF City Attorney, Supes Call For Arizona Boycott
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Mayor-temporarily-bans-workers-from-traveling-to-Arizona-on-city-business-92263659.html: Mayor temporarily bans workers from traveling to Arizona on city business
http://cbs5.com/national/sf.arizona.travel.2.1660563.html: Newsom bans official SF travel To Arizona
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/28/BAMC1D5N72.DTL: Matier and Ross: Call to boycott Arizona boosts Herrera with left
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/27/MNII1D5R4U.DTL: California politicians fume over Arizona law
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/28/BAHA1D6DMI.DTL: City Insider: Newsom edging toward the boycott bandwagon
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/columns/melissa_griffin/Griffin-If-Arizona-irks-you-avoid-Mexico-92378254.html: Melissa Griffin: If Arizona irks you, avoid Mexico
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=4739: SF leaders react to 'horrendous' Arizona law
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Newsom-challenger-visits-SF-to-talk-Arizona-92480604.html: Newsom challenger visits SF to talk Arizona
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/30/BA0L1D766N.DTL: City Insider: Playing hardball over immigration
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Millions-of-city-dollars-tied-to-Arizona-92739969.html: Millions of city dollars tied to Arizona
A proposed disc-golf course in McLaren Park has some neighbors up in arms while others just can’t wait to get on the course, with Rec and Parks acting as the referee. Let the games begin! (Or not, depending on how it all shakes out.)
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/McLaren-Park-disc-golf-course-still-raises-ire-92070054.html: McLaren Park disc-golf course still raises ire
According to a recent report out of UC Berkeley, the San Francisco Unified School District is sitting on a gold mine: its 200 buildings and 9 million square feet of open space. In order to help reduce their deficit, the School Board will consider renting out the space to community groups. Just think, the next time your community meeting runs long, you just might be able to color or finger-paint to pass the time. Sounds like a win-win to me!
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/School-district-is-missing-chance-to-make-money-92071139.html: School district is missing chance to make money
Willie Brown talks about the Yankees coming to town, what people think of folks named Maldonado and Pelosi, and more. Matier and Ross cover a ticket-fixing investigation, the aforementioned Mr. Maldonado, and what happened after the 555 Washington vote.
One program that won’t be a casualty of the City’s budget crisis? The Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative. The Los Angeles Times gives us the scoop on how much the program will receive and what the program is comprised of.
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=4728: Cuts threaten SF transgender employment initiative
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=4750: Commission rejects cuts to TG program
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0619-transgender-20100619,0,7903363.story: San Francisco grants reprieve to jobs program for transgender people
Santa Claus may be off-duty, but PG&E’s SmartMeters are coming to town. Despite City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s petition to halt the installation of the controversial tracking system in San Francisco, the California Public Utilities Commission determined that the meters that monitor household gas and electric consumption are smart enough.
http://www.sfweekly.com/2010-04-21/news/will-pg-e-s-smartmeters-smoke-out-pot-growers/: Will PG&E's SmartMeters smoke out pot growers?
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/07/MNP11DRBEC.DTL: High-tech meters to detect leaks faster in S.F.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/01/smart-meters-track-installation-san-francisco: Smart Meters on track for installation in San Francisco
The SF Weekly chronicles why one local parking garage owner is crying foul over SFMTA’s decision to start its search for someone to manage the city’s six most lucrative parking garages.
http://www.sfweekly.com/2010-04-21/news/dispute-over-who-gets-to-run-city-parking-garages-leads-to-allegations-of-a-shakedown/: Dispute over who gets to run city parking garages leads to allegations of a shakedown
Efforts by several club owners and nightlife enthusiasts to hold the first Mega Block Party in a stretch of North Beach were squashed by local officials who were concerned about the safety of patrons. The cancellation left many wondering, “Where’s the Party At?”
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Mega-Block-Party-has-authorities-planning-for-chaos-on-Broadway-91572769.html: Mega Block Party has authorities planning for chaos on Broadway
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/North-Beach-club-romp-canceled-91677814.html: North Beach club romp canceled
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.