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Archive for January, 2013

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Friday, January 11th, 2013

Take a Bow

Last night, some of San Francisco’s most admired community volunteers were shown appreciation for all their work. Bravo!

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Waterfront transportation improvements

The Bay Guardian reports on the waterfront transportation study led by the SFMTA to improve public access to the central waterfront. The Agency is looking at many possibilities to improve access in the area, including completing the Blue-Greenway bicycle path. Stay tuned, the first presentation to the SFMTA Board of Directors is March 5.

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

On the Waterfront

The Chron talks about how there is more going on down along the waterfront than just the Warriors and one of the primary concerns is how to improve the general gridlock in the area. To date there are 113 strategies being proposed to combat congestion, all revolving around transit, biking, parking, traffic control and taxis (take that Uber & Lyft).

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Welcome, Supes.

The Guardian takes a look at the new faces on the Board – Supervisors Norman Yee and London Breed – and considers how their presence might shape city politics in the years ahead.

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Mad dogging

Changes to the rules for dog walkers in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) have been issued. (Yeah, we  know you’ve been on tenterhooks waiting for this moment…)

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Meanwhile, across the bay…

…three new members of the Oakland City Council were sworn in. Congratulations Dan Kalb, Noel Gallo, and Lynette Gibson McElhaney!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013


If three out of four of San Francisco’s most widely distributed English newspapers were under one roof would it constitute a monopoly or would it be considered an austerity measure meant to keep printed newspapers alive in our tech-first city? I love reading from my 4.8 inch mobile phone screen (ahem, not an iPhone user), but I also love filling in the crossword with a pen. Let’s hope I can continue to do both.

Monday, January 7th, 2013

A Parklet gone too far?

A new parklet in San Francisco’s Marina District is raising eyebrows for its form and function.

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Need A Drink?

With parking spaces costing $82,000, the City banning the Tamale Lady from Zeitgeist, evictions in SF hitting a 12 year high and one piece of artisan toast in my ‘hood costing $3.75, I understand the inclination to have a drink.

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Hooray, Housing

J.K. Dineen explores both the rental housing construction boom taking place in San Francisco, as well as the ways in which residents in Potrero and the Dogpatch are looking to benefit from development in their areas. I am also going to put a proposal forward that would — really help our city and — supply all residents in San Francisco named Jesse Feldman with a Ferrari per every 8.6 high-end condos built. F12 Berlinettas or 458 Spiders please, no Californias for me though.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

A Fond Farwell

At what was new Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu’s final meeting as a member of the Board of Supes, her colleagues expounded on her admirable qualities and love of Mickey D’s.

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Phil Ting at bat…

…as the newly minted San Francisco Assemblyman snags a leadership position right out of the gate. The Examiner discusses what this means for San Francisco and for Phil Ting himself…

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

MUNI Hits 100

And the Chron, on the occasion of our Provider-Of-Trolleys’ birthday, hands out a list of must-do’s for the folks at City Hall and nearby environs.

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

District by District dollar distribution

The Ex might stand for Excel today. The Examiner breaks down the numbers in this year’s Supervisorial district by district ducat derby, and shows where the money went.

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013


The Chron and the Ex run down their top local and political stories of 2012.

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Norman Yee

The Chron and the Ex profile one of your two new Supervisors.

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Is San Francisco Diverse?

Supervisor London Breed takes the City to task for its use of the word diversity in the face of a steep decline in the African-American population. For some context, I would suggest reading the City’s report on African-American Out-Migration.

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013