As the debate over police militarization continues, SF Weekly reports that Oakland has decided to pass on this year’s Urban Shield terrorism-response event.
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Hundreds-in-Oakland-march-to-support-Ferguson-5702173.php: Hundreds in Oakland march to support Ferguson protesters, Hundreds in Oakland march to support Ferguson protesters
http://www.sfbg.com/2014/08/26/gearing-war?page=0,0 : Gearing up for war
http://www.sfbg.com/2014/08/26/gearing-war?page=0,0: Gearing up for war
http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/oakland-ferguson-police-protest/Content?oid=3115531: Worlds Apart: It's Tempting — But Not Quite Accurate — to Compare Oakland and Ferguson, Worlds Apart: It's Tempting — But Not Quite Accurate — to Compare Oakland and Ferguson
http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/urban-shield-police-ferguson/Content?oid=3141524: Ready or Not: Scenes from the Bay Area's Biggest Police Game, Ready or Not: Scenes from the Bay Area's Biggest Police Game
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/BART-trains-shorter-more-crowded-5744691.php: Matier and Ross: BART trains shorter, more crowded, Matier and Ross: BART trains shorter, more crowded
Yesterday (August 5th for those who haven’t had coffee yet) was National Night Out, neighborhood block party-style events promoted by local governments and the National Association of Neighborhood Watch to promote public safety. In San Francisco, an event held at a Visitacion Valley playground that was the site of a horrible shooting this summer was particularly relevant, and attended by folks like Police Chief Greg Suhr and Supervisor Malia Cohen. Some advocates took what they call a less “suspicion” and “surveillance” approach to the day, organizing the Second Annual Night Out for Safety and Democracy at the Lake Merritt amphitheater to focus on restorative justice issues.
http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/08/05/alternative-event-national-night-out-shifts-focus-away-surveillance: Alternative event to National Night Out shifts focus away from surveillance
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/National-Night-Out-event-at-S-F-park-where-man-5670865.php: National Night Out at SF's Herz park where kids saw man slain
Many of our city’s homeless women have been subject to violence and the city is aiming to do something about that. This is a sad circumstance and it is good we are doing something about it. The world would be a much better place if we limited ourselves to fake, television violence… preferably with spandex and Chris Jericho (pictured).
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/researchers-surprised-by-high-rates-of-violence-against-homeless-women-in-sf/Content?oid=2854324: Researchers surprised by high rates of violence against homeless women in SF
After a string of murders in the city’s southeast, protestors showed up to City Hall to push for more funding for violence prevention. It seems like the city is at a Crossroads, but hopefully no more people get hurt.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/rash-of-slayings-over-four-days-shakes-citys-southeast/Content?oid=2851303: Rash of slayings over four days shakes city’s southeast
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/big-spike-in-burglaries-recorded-in-sfs-popular-northeast-neighborhoods/Content?oid=2850099: Big spike in burglaries recorded in SF’s popular northeast neighborhoods
San Francisco Public Schools and the Police Department are looking at a more “centrally coordinated relationship.” The way I see it though… SFUSD and SFPD, sittin’ in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g, first comes love, then comes marraige, then comes the baby in the baby carraige. On a serious note, I take playground songs seriously and only condone ones that have a serious, moral message. I am proud to share one that clearly promotes post-marital relations.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-police-schools-ironing-out-details-of-newly-defined-relationship/Content?oid=2849203: SF police, schools ironing out details of newly defined relationship
The Chronicle covers three hot button issues (Laura’s Law, school assignments, and the Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier). I wonder how they forgot me though, considering I am a hot button with issues.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/3-hot-button-issues-may-be-nearing-resolution-5601969.php: 3 hot-button issues may be nearing resolution
City officials have some big plans for improving public safety over the coming decade. Like, forty of them.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/forty-short-term-road-safety-projects-puts-san-francisco-on-the-road-toward-zero-traffic-deaths-by-2024/Content?oid=2821869 : Forty short-term road safety projects puts San Francisco on the road toward zero traffic deaths by 2024
Anti-incarceration organizations are at odds with City officials over plans for a new county jail, slated to be built in 2017.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/projections-of-new-county-jail-population-raises-hackles-of-activists-who-want-no-jail/Content?oid=2815561 : Projections of new county jail population raises hackles of activists who want no jail
The Mission Bay fire from March 11, which destroyed a developing 172-unit complex with over $40 million in damage has resulted in a $1000 fine to the subcontractor who was working out of compliance with the City’s fire code.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Contractor-in-Mission-Bay-fire-fined-1-000-5467113.php: Contractor in Mission Bay fire fined $1,000
Judging by my mommy-blog feed, May Day is all about getting crafty with ribbons and a pole while small children dressed in white frolic in a field of dandelions. It sounds like May Day in the Mission had a slightly different vibe.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/May-Day-rally-in-the-Mission-ends-with-arrests-5447380.php: May Day rally in the Mission ends with arrests
Last month, an officer involved shooting resulted in the death of a Bernal Heights resident. With Supervisor David Campos and the SFPOA now caught up in a war of words on the subject, neighborhood tensions continue to rise.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/mounting-tensions-threat-aimed-at-sfpd-linked-to-death-of-bernal-heights-man/Content?oid=2753888§ion=2124648: Mounting tensions: Threat aimed at SFPD linked to death of Bernal Heights man
The Examiner reports that private schools could be in for a shaky situation when the Big One hits.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/private-schools-would-be-required-to-have-seismic-evaluations-under-proposed-law/Content?oid=2728238: Private schools would be required to have seismic evaluations under proposed law
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-working-with-private-school-leaders-rattled-by-proposed-earthquake-safety-measures/Content?oid=2773842: SF working with private school leaders rattled by proposed earthquake safety measures , SF working with private school leaders rattled by proposed earthquake safety measures
SF Weekly shares details on a proposed new jail for our town, as well as the elected officials who are stacking up for and against the proposal.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Need-to-replace-S-F-County-Jail-questioned-4739341.php: Need to replace S.F. County Jail questioned
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/San-Francisco-does-not-need-costly-new-jail-4781606.php: Editorial: San Francisco does not need costly new jail
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/opponents-decry-proposal-to-build-new-san-francisco-county-jail-facility/Content?oid=2604193: Opponents decry proposal to build new San Francisco County Jail facility
http://www.sfbg.com/2013/10/15/lock-shake: Lock-up shake up
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/New-thinking-needed-on-San-Francisco-jail-4914669.php: Opinion: New thinking needed on San Francisco jail
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-francisco-seeks-state-funds-for-new-county-jail/Content?oid=2609473: San Francisco seeks state funds for new County Jail
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/some-sf-supervisors-push-for-inmate-phone-call-rates-to-change/Content?oid=2646976: Some SF supervisors push for inmate phone call rates to change
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/S-F-needs-to-go-back-to-drawing-board-for-5169986.php: Editorial: S.F. needs to go back to drawing board for right-size jail
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/smaller-new-jail-might-meet-sfs-needs-report-finds/Content?oid=2686090: Smaller new jail might meet SF’s needs, report finds
http://www.sfweekly.com/2014-02-05/news/city-jail-sheriff-ross-mirkarimi-george-gascon/: Lock Up the Vote: A New Jail May Never Fill Up with Inmates, but It'll Hold a Lot of Favors
The Examiner reports on last week’s news conference where Supervisor Malia Cohen called for a “cease-fire” in District 10 and annouced plans to convene a task force to address violence and shootings in the area. A couple candidates challenging Supervisor Cohen in the upcoming November election also chime in.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-francisco-holding-mission-district-gun-buyback-event/Content?oid=2539270: San Francisco holding Mission district gun buyback event
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/does-buying-back-guns-deter-crime/Content?oid=2546451: Does buying back guns deter crime?
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/proposal-for-violence-task-force-to-address-bayview-shootings-an-empty-gesture/Content?oid=2867466: Proposal for violence task force to address Bayview shootings an empty gesture
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-francisco-is-target-city-in-federal-effort-to-improve-pedestrian-safety/Content?oid=2539331: San Francisco is target city in federal effort to improve pedestrian safety
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/new-effort-to-put-sf-resources-into-pedestrian-safety/Content?oid=2634552: New effort to put SF resources into pedestrian safety
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/Run-don-t-walk-on-S-F-streets-5125729.php: Editorial: Run, don't walk, on S.F. streets
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/fire-department-sounds-alarm-on-pedestrian-safety-measure-near-school/Content?oid=2672912: Fire Department sounds alarm on pedestrian safety measure near school
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/vision-zero-seeks-to-end-pedestrian-and-cyclist-fatalities-in-sf/Content?oid=2677655: ‘Vision Zero’ seeks to end pedestrian and cyclist fatalities in SF
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/lee-unveils-push-for-pedestrian-safety-measures/Content?oid=2678662: Lee unveils push for pedestrian safety measures
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/In-S-F-pedestrian-deaths-shine-light-on-street-5146884.php#page-1: In S.F., pedestrian deaths shine light on street safety
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-police-city-officials-carry-on-latest-push-to-improve-pedestrian-safety/Content?oid=2679610: SF police, city officials carry on latest push to improve pedestrian safety
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/San-Francisco-Police-to-Issue-More-Citations-Over-Vehicle-Pedestrian-Accidents-240690571.html: San Francisco Police to Issue More Citations Over Vehicle-Pedestrian Accidents
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/S-F-police-chief-vows-change-in-light-of-5151253.php: S.F. police chief vows change in light of pedestrian deaths
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/injured-sf-pedestrians-medical-bill-highlights-gap-in-insurance-coverage/Content?oid=2692708: Injured SF pedestrian’s medical bill highlights gap in insurance coverage
http://www.sfexaminer.com/PoliticsBlog/archives/2014/02/03/sfmta-board-to-address-plan-to-end-pedestrian-cyclist-deaths-in-sf: SFMTA board to address plan to end pedestrian, cyclist deaths in SF
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Streets-of-S-F-a-road-hazard-as-pedestrian-5205143.php#page-1: Streets of S.F. a road hazard as pedestrian deaths spike
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-takes-step-forward-in-education-for-pedestrians-cyclists-and-drivers/Content?oid=2708625: SF takes step forward in education for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/potential-safety-benefits-stir-calls-to-impose-fees-on-downtown-drivers/Content?oid=2708627: Potential safety benefits stir calls to impose fees on downtown drivers
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/vision-zero-working-together-to-save-lives-on-the-road/Content?oid=2710562: Vision Zero: Working together to save lives on the road
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/gascons-call-for-modern-justice-system-includes-attorney-focused-on-vehicular-manslaughter/Content?oid=2717178: Gascon’s call for ‘modern justice system’ includes attorney focused on vehicular manslaughter
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-announcing-more-plans-to-boost-pedestrian-safety/Content?oid=2722106: SF announcing more plans to boost pedestrian safety
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius/article/Why-are-S-F-streets-risky-for-pedestrians-5298714.php: C.W. Nevius: Why are S.F. streets risky for pedestrians? Foolhardiness
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-issues-more-tickets-as-part-of-pedestrian-safety-push/Content?oid=2733186: SF issues more tickets as part of pedestrian safety push
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-health-officials-recommend-support-of-vision-zero-safety-plan/Content?oid=2738154: SF health officials recommend support of Vision Zero safety plan
http://www.sfexaminer.com/PoliticsBlog/archives/2014/03/18/supervisors-adopt-plan-to-end-pedestrian-deaths-in-sf-within-10-years: Supervisors adopt plan to end pedestrian deaths in SF within 10 years
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Keep-an-eye-out-when-on-foot-in-San-Francisco-5415446.php: Keep an eye out when on foot in San Francisco
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Mystery-bicyclist-whose-death-nearly-passed-5432421.php: Mystery bicyclist whose death nearly passed unnoticed is IDd
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-prepares-to-double-down-investment-on-bike-safety-and-improvement-projects/Content?oid=2783104: SF prepares to double-down investment on bike safety and improvement projects
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/police-health-commissions-to-adopt-vision-zero/Content?oid=2790917: More San Francisco agencies signing on to pedestrian safety initiative Vision Zero
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Pointing-fingers-in-the-mayhem-on-S-F-s-roadways-5468662.php: Pointing fingers in the mayhem on S.F.'s roadways
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/supervisors-committee-continues-debate-on-proper-widths-of-streets/Content?oid=2797439: Supervisors committee continues debate on proper widths of streets
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Crosswalk-countdown-clocks-add-up-to-confusion-5475713.php: City Insider: Crosswalk countdown clocks add up to confusion
Both the Chronicle and Examiner report that the parents of teenager Ye Meng Yuan, who was struck and killed after last year’s Asiana Airlines crash, have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-jetliner-crash-kills-2-seriously-injures-49-4650259.php: SF jetliner crash kills 2, seriously injures 49
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/777-from-seoul-crashes-on-landing-at-sfo-12-believed-injured/Content?oid=2501296: 2 dead in San Francisco plane crash
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-san-francisco-plane-crash-20130706,0,284092.story: San Francisco plane crash: Officials begin investigation into cause
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/07/us-usa-crash-asiana-idUSBRE9650E220130707: Investigators seek cause of deadly plane crash San Francisco
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/08/us/san-francisco-plane-crash.html?hp: San Francisco plane crash
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-plane-crash-NTSB-probe-will-take-months-4651385.php: S.F. plane crash: NTSB probe will take months
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-plane-crash-Crew-tried-to-abort-landing-4650990.php: S.F. plane crash: Crew tried to abort landing
http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/S-F-plane-crash-Reporting-emotions-on-social-4651639.php: SF plane crash: Reporting emotions on social media
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-plane-crash-Victim-may-have-been-run-over-4651323.php: SF plane crash: Victim may have been run over
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-plane-crash-Normal-delay-levels-returning-4651177.php: SF plane crash: "Normal" delay levels returning
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/S-F-plane-crash-How-rescuers-saved-victims-4652751.php: S.F. plane crash: How rescuers saved victims
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-plane-crash-Victims-were-learning-U-S-culture-4653632.php: S.F. plane crash: Victims were learning U.S. culture
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-plane-crash-Doomed-jet-was-too-slow-NTSB-4653066.php: S.F. plane crash: Doomed jet was too slow, NTSB finds
http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/The-path-to-healing-learning-after-the-crash-4653624.php: Editorial: The path to healing, learning after the crash
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/crash-investigators-turn-to-cockpit-decisions/Content?oid=2504252: Crash investigators turn to cockpit decisions , Crash investigators turn to cockpit decisions
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-plane-crash-pilots-focused-on-centering-jet-4655129.php: SF plane crash pilots focused on centering jet
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Girl-in-SF-plane-crash-fire-truck-probe-is-IDd-4655927.php: Girl in SF plane crash fire truck probe is IDd
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/ntsb-pilots-relied-on-automatic-speed-control/Content?oid=2505355: NTSB: Pilots relied on automatic speed control
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-plane-crash-airspeed-alert-focus-of-contention-4656188.php: SF plane crash: airspeed alert focus of contention
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/S-F-plane-crash-No-fire-crews-recall-hitting-4655770.php: Matier and Ross: SF plane crash: No fire crews recall hitting victim
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/S-F-plane-crash-Pilots-monitor-and-challenge-4658396.php: S.F. plane crash: Pilots' 'monitor and challenge'
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/NTSB-chief-talks-about-crash-4657235.php: NTSB chief talks about crash
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/KTVU-safety-board-apologize-for-pilot-names-hoax-4663247.php: KTVU, safety board apologize for pilot-names hoax
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Airport-workers-donate-blood-in-wake-of-crash-4667306.php: Airport workers donate blood in wake of crash
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Asiana-go-around-rate-at-SFO-raises-concern-4691099.php: Matier and Ross: Asiana 'go-around' rate at SFO raises concern
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Events-leading-to-air-crash-victim-being-run-over-4691434.php: Events leading to air crash victim being run over
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Looks-like-Bay-Bridge-Labor-Day-opening-is-sunk-4692450.php: Matier and Ross: Looks like Bay Bridge Labor Day opening is sunk
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Foreign-airlines-urged-to-use-GPS-for-SFO-landings-4692348.php: Foreign airlines urged to use GPS for SFO landings
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/S-F-firefighter-sues-for-defamation-in-Asiana-5180443.php: Matier and Ross: S.F. firefighter sues for defamation in Asiana crash
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/asiana-jet-partly-to-blame-in-california-crash/Content?oid=2750925: Asiana: Jet partly to blame in California crash
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Asiana-says-jet-partly-to-blame-for-SFO-crash-5365281.php: Asiana says jet partly to blame for SFO crash
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/lawsuit-filed-over-sfo-runway-death-after-asiana-crash/Content?oid=2874058: Lawsuit filed over SFO runway death after Asiana crash , Lawsuit filed over SFO runway death after Asiana crash
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Parents-of-girl-run-over-after-Asiana-crash-sue-5687168.php: S.F. sued by family of girl run over after Asiana crash, S.F. sued by family of girl run over after Asiana crash
Did you know paintball guns are not legal in San Francisco? More over, did you know that jaywalking is not legal?? (I mean, we all know jaywalking isn’t legal, but I figure if we all just keep pretending we don’t know that then it is cool to keep doing it.)
http://www.sfweekly.com/2013-06-26/news/paintball-guns-jaywalking-downtown-state-laws-preemption/: Paint it Gray: The Ambiguous Legal Territory of Jaywalking and Paintball Guns
Mayor Ed Lee honored Muni bus driver Felicia Anderson for her swift, steady action following an on-bus shooting earlier this month. So if you ever needed a reminder to be polite to your bus driver (read: say thank you), this should serve as that reminder.
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/06/17/muni-driver-honored-for-taking-sf-shooting-victim-to-hospital/: Muni Driver Honored For Taking SF Shooting Victim to Hospital
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/SF-Mayor-Honors-Muni-Driver-Who-Drove-Shooting-Victim-to-Hospital-211928151.html: SF Mayor Honors Muni Driver Who Drove Shooting Victim to Hospital
Feeling safer these days? Nothing like sorting through arrest and crime data to get your day started, kudos to Chief Suhr for the Casablanca reference.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2013/04/san-francisco-police-still-using-buy-bust-tactic-marijuana-dealers-haight-ashbur: San Francisco police still using buy-bust tactic on marijuana dealers in Haight-Ashbury
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2013/05/sf-arrests-tumble-10-year-span: S.F. arrests tumble in 10-year span
It’s been exactly a year since the Sandy Hook shooting, and what has San Francisco done differently? Apparently a lot.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/in-year-since-sandy-hook-increasing-gun-restrictions-has-become-priority-in-sf-and-california/Content?oid=2648897: In year since Sandy Hook, increasing gun restrictions has become priority in SF and California
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.