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Posts Tagged ‘C. W. Nevius’

Gleneagles Golf Course

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Home sharing and Airbnb

alamo-square6Today, the Examiner reports that legislation surrounding online short-term rentals, has passed out of the Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee and will go before the full Board next week. 

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

C.W. Nevius

c-w-nevius-resized-2C.W. gives us the lowdown about how people in Duboce Triangle feel about the increased officer presence in their neighborhood. 

Friday, January 17th, 2014

More cameras

As controversy swirls around a fight between police officers and residents of Valencia Gardens, the Chief of Police is requesting that officers be equipped with more cameras.

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

David vs. David

ClockAs this race heats up, we hear from Nevius about what to expect next from both campaigns.

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Pedestrian Safety

look-both-ways7In an effort to increase pedestrian safety, a local school is using a life-size simulation, complete with an inflatable car, to teach students good safety habits early on.

Life-size street simulation teaches elementary students pedestrian safety (Examiner) 5/20/2014

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

I Got 99 Park Problems, But A Ditch Ain’t One

Yes this park project took three years. Sure, permits were challenged twice. Yep, there was an online petition. But the majority of the Lafayette Park revamp is nearly complete AND within budget. I’d raise a toast, but drinking in order to celebrate the opening of a children’s playground is kind of creepy.

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Polk Street

Is Bad Boy Polk going to become more like its northern neighbor? Maybe, thanks to the creation of a community benefit district. (Although, now where am I going to find meth, Taco Bell, and a seedy motel all on the same corner? Oh yeah — essentially all of Stockton.) [JK, Stockton is awesome.] {Okay, Stockton is not awesome, I lied.}

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

More police to patrol Mid-Market

Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius reports that a new police department substation will open next week on Sixth Street to help with the turnover of officers patrolling mid-Market. The added presence of our guys and gals in blue is aimed at curbing drug sells and smartphone muggings in particular. With the extra eyes on the street, I know I’ll feel much safer uploading pics of my dinner while waiting for the 5.

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

District 4

katy-tang-official-photoThe San Francisco Business Times reports on Supervisor Katy Tang’s new plan for housing in the Sunset neighborhood. Her “Sunset District Blueprint” would allow for an additional 1,300 housing units and add density to a neighborhood that historically has seen little new construction for several decades.

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Changing CEQA

An opinion piece in the Chronicle takes a look at state and city efforts to reform CEQA and why the changes are necessary.

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Tech Shuttle Buses

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Super Bowl 50

Some big name Bay Area companies are putting some big name dollars into the upcoming Super Bowl. Apple, Google, and other major brands are banding together to make Super Bowl 50 (Arabic numerals!) a resounding smash.

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

That’s all, Folks!

It’s a light news day today, so read up on what Mr. Nevius has to say, update yourself on the latest with City College, and dive into the holiday weekend. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Workin’ Hard for the Money

It looks like 18,000 city and county workers can be convincing. Mayor Lee’s negotiations with 26 labor groups resulted in a combined $41 million employee compensation increase over the next two years.

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Sixth Street Security

The SFPD substation on 6th Street is set to open today on the block between Market Street and Mission Street.

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

History Repeats

After the Gold Dust Lounge attempted to preserve itself by seeking landmark designation, a few other bars decided to do the same. In related news, I am seeking landmark status for the parking space in front of my house. I am also seeking landmark status for my seats at AT&T Park. Wish me luck.

Monday, March 19th, 2012

San Francisco likes the breaks

A new poll shows that San Franciscans like tax breaks for job creators. Oh, and the poll also shows that people are optimistic and that homelessness is still a major bummer.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Waterfront Fights and Heights

bay-bridge11Former Mayor Art Agnos has an opinion piece in today’s Chronicle questioning a proposed lawsuit to overturn Proposition B.

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Let it flow

The Chron takes a peek at the SFPUC divers who maintain the City’s water supply. Lesson from this story is be careful when your supervisor at work asks if you’re interested in diving.

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Supervisor Christina Olague

Supervisor Christina Olague has some strong words for some domestic violence advocates during a City hearing.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Wanted: Taxi Drivers

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Toilets in the Tenderloin

water-fountain1We now have technological data on our city’s poop problem. (Is there an app for that?) Next steps, more toilets in the TL. Although, some people think the toilets are just a means for people to commit crime. The ancient Romans did a lot of things well — what if we did toilets like they did (pictured)? Sure, it would be akward at first, but think of all the great conversations we could have.

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Election results … and repercussions …

The race for mayor is over – long live the race for mayor! OK, that doesn’t quite work as well as it does when you say “king.” But in any event, the race, in our rear-view mirror, has lots of people talking: the Ex about who might be appointed to the D5 Supe seat, the Chron’s John Diaz on the winners and losers, the Ex again about the notable moments and people they saw in this race, Matier and Ross run down the money angles, and more. Read up!

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Central Subway

Saturday, February 5th, 2011