If you had tickets to the local symphony tomorrow night, time to make other plans. Some 100 musicians of the Grammy-winning SF Symphony walked off the stage today (so to speak) to protest their prolonged and unsuccessful wage negotiations with symphony management.
David Gaudry, the chair of the mu ... More >>
UC college chicks don't need daddy to pay for school and all those four-year parties anymore, but what they do need are their sugar daddies.
A new study shows that an increasing number of female students from UC Berkeley and UC Davis are tapping sugar daddies for college tuition -- and they have hi ... More >>
The California Alliance of Child and Family Services is accusing the Department of Social Services of violating the Child Welfare Act by not providing sufficient funds for foster family agencies. The group filed a lawsuit last week in San Francisco, following a previous court decision that allotted ... More >>
As of January 1, 2011, San Francisco's minimum wage went up from $9.92 to $10.24, which now makes it the nation's highest. California state's federal minimum wage is $8 -- that means San Franciscans are paid 28 percent more than minimum-wage workers in other Bay Area cities -- and the federal mi ... More >>
Such a headache...When discussing the city's pension morass, the preferred analogy is a bursting dam. Fair enough. But, today, we'll use different too-much-water nomenclature: In pension world, when it rains, it pours. Hot on the heels of city controller Ben Rosenfield's analysis of what would -- ... More >>
Remember all that hard stuff Mayor Ed Lee has to do? Deal with unraveling labor agreements, balance a creaking budget, and scrub hair gel stains off of low-hanging lighting fixtures and the tops of chairs? Well, he'll have to do it with upwards of $26 million less than he thought he would. On Tue ... More >>
San Francisco manages to land on ever so many Top-10 lists; if ever a Top-10 list was assembled of cities that crack the most Top-10 lists, it's a good bet we'd make the Top-10. Now a website called Livability.com has sent along yet another list -- the Top 10 Pet-Friendly Cities. Astoundingly, th ... More >>
Tim Redmond thinks our debate on Forum tomorrow should be "fun." But I'm bored with his line of argument already. Because the truth is that we're reached a point in the "how much does San Francisco spend per capita?" debate where reasonable people can disagree. And at that point, debating th ... More >>
When we got wind that the Guardian was planning a response to the "Worst-Run Big City in the U.S." article I wrote with Benjamin Wachs, we guessed they'd do two things: Focus almost entirely on one chart that went along with our lengthy article (nearly completely ignoring the article) and propose ... More >>
Forbes magazine recently came out with a list of America's Best and Worst Cities for Families. The publication looked at the 40 most populated metropolitan areas according to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and then used the Economic Policy Institute's Basic Family Budget Calculator to dete ... More >>