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Posts Tagged ‘Public Safety’

Can you hear me now?

SF Weekly takes a look at the issue of killer cell phones and the antennas that emit the aforementioned death rays.  Turns out that we’re way more risk averse about things that likely won’t kill us while we ignore things (like, I dunno, cars and gas lines) that most definitely will.  I’m not sure if should be more or less worried after reading this article…

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Problematic Pipeline

San Francisco to the federal government: You got served!! In the effort to improve pipeline safety, City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to force U.S. regulators to provide better oversight on California’s pipeline system. The Chron and Ex provide the details.

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Seals and sea lions and sharks, oh my!

…with a strong emphasis on SHARKS.  Nope, this isn’t political, but in today’s public service announcement (and because it’s a fairly slow news day), your friends at Usual Suspects want to warn you that sharks have been sighted here in the Bay Area, off Ocean Beach.  If you’re out there trying to take advantage of the last few days of summer, be careful!

Monday, August 23rd, 2010


In the days of advanced technology, it’s about time that our public safety systems are brought up to speed.   Yesterday, our City received a whopping $50 million from our friends in Washington to increase communication efficiency between departments in the event of a major disaster.

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Ingleside To Be Testing Ground For SFPD

Ingleside Station selected as model by SFPD to receive more officers, better technology, and greater emphasis on problem solving.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

SFPOA Points to Ayers

Bringing the case to the U.S. Attorney General, the San Francisco Police Officers Association holds William Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, responsible for the 1970 Park Station bombing that killed Sgt. Brian McDonnell.

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Glen Park: Safety and Community

Concerned about crime, the merchants and residents of Glen Park band together and hire themselves a calming, reassuring presence to encourage Bad Guys to ply their trade elsewhere.

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Seeking a safety solution

With increased fatalities along the Caltrain tracks, the Bay Citizen discusses the issue from the perspective of the Caltrain engineers who are often unable to stop the trains and the last to see the victims alive.

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Welcome to the Fold

The Examiner reports on the new Muni safety chief, and how the hire underscores their commitment to safer public transportation.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

San Francisco Public Safety

The Guardian questions the public safety strategy of the City, and examines how top leadership is chosen.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Solving The Case

A recent report shows SF Police have made arrests in only 26 percent of homicide cases this year.

Friday, December 5th, 2008

SFPD GunStop Program

The Examiner reports that despite the SFPD’s initiative to reward the public for information leading to the seizure of illegal guns, the program has yet to gain much traction.

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Working 9 to 5… Or Not.

San Francisco saved some money after adopting legislation that cut overtime hours in several City departments in 2008.  The Chronicle reports that public safety officers are the top overtime filers, and the Examiner explores if and when these caps are being enforced today.

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Keep It Clean

A new working group attempts to take politics out of the homelessness issue by focusing on creating clean and safe streets for city residents and visitors.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Fight for your right to paaaaarty (safely).

Supervisors reject three proposals designed to maintain order outside of nightclubs because they may limit the constitutional rights of club patrons.

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Golden Gate Bridge

golden-gate-bridgeFollowing years of the debate, the Golden Gate Bridge District has approved a plan to add a suicide deterrent system to the Bridge.

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Mission Critical

School Board President and D9 candidate Mark Sanchez joins neighbors in the Mission to address the broken street lights that they feel is compounding violence in the community.

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Halloween Alternative (Part II)

City officials plan to move this year’s Halloween activities down to the parking lot adjacent to AT&T Park. This year’s event will feature entertainment for both children and adults.

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Urban renewal

The Examiner takes a look at the next phase of the Great Streets Program, which will target a stretch of Divisadero in the Western Addition.  Local merchants express their excitement about the proposed changes, tempered with some concern that mom and pop shops will suffer.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Up a Tree

Approximately 350 trees in Stern Grove have been deemed hazardous and in need of removal, but a lack of funding has slowed the work down considerably.

Friday, July 4th, 2008