With little fanfare, Mayor Ed Lee has nominated controversial developer Mel Murphy to the influential Port Commission. The limit of public notice appears to be this blink-and-you-miss-it statement on page 15 of next week's Board of Supervisors' agenda. Murphy's long-rumored nomination appeared to be ... More >>
Moonlighting for techies Aside from a January raid of a licensed growhouse -- and a very angry law professor's threats to sue the SFPD -- it's been a quiet year for marijuana busts in San Francisco. Until now.Police said today they arrested three people and seized 1,400 marijuana plants on April ... More >>
Puff, puff, pass indeed...Last week, we reported on how Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier, in the wake of a rare massive pot bust in her district, wrote a terse letter to the Department of Building Inspection. The crux of the letter: Can't you folks do more to catch pot growers illegally "jumping th ... More >>
Look! A Growhouse! Let's bust 'em...Finding a marijuana growhouse in the Sunset is like bumping into a celebrity on Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard: It happens all the time, and they invariably stink of pot. But a growhouse in Laurel Heights? It's just not done! And yet, police earlier this week ha ... More >>
Hector Robles, the worker yesterday buried to his neck in a collapse at a Sea Cliff construction mishap is alive and recovering after a four-hour extraction. But the contractor on the project now has some explaining to do, as, according to the city's Department of Building Inspection, he did not ... More >>
Sorry kids! Busy here...But good luck affording one...A new Housing Inventory report put out by San Francisco's Planning Department says the last time builders created more apartments than they did in 2009 was 1964.But citywide opposition to new housing construction -- as evidenced by last night' ... More >>
Former building commish took money from woman with business before the commission.
Staffers' Letter Anonymously Asks Mayor For Investigation
The ball-filled beverage wars in the Sunset may have brought down Ed Jew.