Books Heart BoozeIf you've ever heard the representative of Friends of the San Francisco Public Library drone on during Board of Supes' meetings until he's gonged off the public comment podium, you'll know that then knocking back a hard one couldn't hurt. You can even help the bookish boozing alo ... More >>
At last, an answer to the question that has long intrigued San Francisco: Is it a good idea to ask kids to bike to school?
As it turns out: Yes. Yes, it is.
When we were young, "Bike to School Day" happened five days a week. But here, in San Francisco, it's only an official affair one day every ... More >>
Gavin Newsom loves recess, too...Getting someone appointed to a city commission these days is a contact sport. Mayor Gavin Newsom dragged his feet filling gaping vacancies on the appointed boards that, ostensibly, run a big chunk of this city -- then progressive supervisors made some of those app ... More >>
Why does the Millbrae BART station smell like chocolate and not, well, a BART station? [SFAppeal]Is the price of a Caltrain ticket about to go up? [Streetsblog]Get your culture on (free!) at the Divisadero Art Walk tonight. [Haighteration]Woman goes on a rampage and wrecks Richmond Delano's liquo ... More >>
Same old, same old at the Trauma Recovery CenterWe wrote a week ago about the city's Trauma Recovery Center needing some trauma recovery itself after facing death by budget ax three times in two years. The center that helps crime victims in San Francisco has been saved by the Board of Supes each ... More >>
pbo31 Latest public art installation hasn't inspired controversy....yet. [City Insider]What happens when your landlord sells your home? [SFAppeal]Getting laid on Valencia Street. [Spots Unknown]Brand new bike street-parking, just in time for tomorrow's Bike to Work Day. [Streetsblog]The Board of ... More >>
View Larger MapWe love us some lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders, and hope their center can pull it together (if you missed it, San Francisco's LGBT Community Center is asking the city for a cool million-dollar bailout). But isn't it a little ironic that a community center for people who h ... More >>
BustedIn a chilling move, the city controller's office announced it will formally rescind its certification of any supplemental expenditures by the city -- in plain English, there's no money and the Board of Supervisors can't spend any more unless more revenue comes in or the current budget is cu ... More >>
Your powers are weak, old manAs anticipated, San Francisco's City Operations & Neighborhood Services Committee yesterday approved of a proposed "Do Not Mail" registry that would, in theory, spare city dwellers from the acres of junk mail that clog our post boxes yearly. And, when you look at the ... More >>
For all its good points (and I dare you to name three) the new Board of Supes is not dynamic.
Their meetings are regularly canceled, and their agendas are limping along. It's a sign of the times and failure both: Despite the calls for bold new leadership, the Supes have spent most of the last fe ... More >>
Is it any wonder that the mayor who could go on for 7.5 hours about the State of the City without ONCE mentioning a half-billion-dollar deficit has been in Switzerland when the city has to decide how to deal with it? How fitting that he married an actress.
After being elected in th ... More >>
San Francisco's Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) is the appendix of the city's muniEntriescipal body -- an unnecessary entity serving no obvious or useful purpose. Considering the city is looking at a half-billion-dollar deficit, cutting this useless civic appendage and its $1 million budge ... More >>
Chris Daly Twirls His Mustache, Cackles at Ross Mirkarimi as
Chiu Ekes Out Win
By Joe Eskenazi
Watching a man with mutton-chops every bit as stylish as his
white overalls engrave the word "President" on Supervisor David Chiu's office
door, one couldn't help but recall good ol' Will Shakespea ... More >>