Rec and Park was dubbed the overseer of our city’s locally grown produce with the department officially identified as the coordinator of San Francisco’s thriving Urban Agriculture Program. With more than 36 community gardens and a wait list for more projects – that’s a lotta tomatoes!
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/us/13bcfarm.html?_r=1: Urban farming for cash gains a toehold in San Francisco
AT&T and T-Mobile must take some of their fugly antennas down to the ground ’cause they do not adhere with their permits. In similar news, the Planning Commission postponed a hearing on Supervisor John Avalos’ legislation that would prevent cell phone antennas from being built if they are aesthetically unpleasing, as well as to plant more trees in exchange.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/SF-cell-phone-antennas-face-static-100495924.html: SF cell phone antennas face static
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/ATT-T-Mobile-hung-up-in-dispute-with-SF-100602804.html: AT&T, T-Mobile hung up in dispute with SF
A cash-strapped MTA is nothing new for San Francisco transit riders; and with the lack of moolah, come line reductions and fare increases. Again, nothing new. However, devoted (and dependent) riders of the 14-Mission, which skimmed a little off its route’s edges, are tired of hoofing it to the new stops – so much so that Supervisor John Avalos is requiring the MTA to explain itself before the Transportation Authority.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/03/BAPG16S00C.DTL: SF transit riders facing fewer lines
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/04/BAJ216SGN4.DTL: Half of Muni routes face cuts
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/You-could-pay-more-for-less-Muni-service-42443292.html: You could pay more for less Muni service
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2011/02/muni-practice-turning-around-early-irritates-bus-riders: Muni practice of turning around early irritates bus riders
The answer to yesterday’s trivia question is as follows. Bevan Dufty, former aide to Supervisor Susan Leal, was elected in 2002. Sean Elsbernd, former aide to Supervisor Tony Hall (and Gavin Newsom, though while Newsom was Mayor, not Supervisor), was appointed in 2004, and has since twice won election in his own right. Ross Mirkarimi, former aide to Supervisor Terence Hallinan, was elected in 2004. And those three men will be joined in January by John Avalos, former aide to Supervisor Chris Daly, elected in this past cycle.
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors recognized the work of Lea Militello, an out lesbian SFPD operations manager who’s retiring this week. Other LGBT members of the SFPD were promoted. Congrats to all and thanks for your service!
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/03/power-grab-grips-san-francisco-democratic-party-board: Power grab grips San Francisco Democratic Party board
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=67530: Political Notebook: Gay candidate runs against San Jose councilman
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=67647: SF Dem candidates differ on party panel makeup
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=67770: LGBTs win seats on SF Dem panel