Opening a new store, building a backyard deck, erecting a skyscraper -- getting stuff built in San Francisco, known to wonks as "the planning process," is nothing if not participatory. Residents, merchants, and even neighborhood regulars who live elsewhere are welcome to challenge development projec ... More >>
Ross Mirkarimi's bag legislation may have just gotten the sackMom. Apple pie. Patriotism. No politician who doesn't wish to receive a crash course in the joys of seeking employment with the private sector will dare find him or herself on the wrong side of these notions -- and the political goals ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.
Is S.F. a Sacramento with hills? Eater SF shares, via the Examiner, Mission Bowling Club's plight to open in S.F. has been riddled with fiery hoops to jump through, causing one bowling supporter to draw a ... More >>
epSos.deIt's summertime, and on a Saturday evening you take your date out to your favorite little Italian restaurant. The breeze is cool, the food is exquisite, and your date is gorgeous. You're thinking, the only thing left that would make this night perfect would be a little jazz music.
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I'm not the answer to Nos. 2 or 3 -- but put me in, coach!Sinking boats, burning cars, Muni ... doing whatever it normally does. Was it Armageddon? Nope. Just another lovely week in San Francisco. Here's your quiz -- no looking at your neighbors'. 1. Police at San Francisco's Central Station resp ... More >>
Entertainment Commissioner Jim Meko, one of only two members of the city's nightclub-regulation board without direct financial ties to the nightlife industry, says that blame for some of the commission's ethical challenges can be laid with Mayor Gavin Newsom.The seven-member Entertainment Commiss ... More >>
Look who's talkingTwo members of the San Francisco Entertainment Commission are drawing fire from several sources -- including local Democratic Party Chairman and former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin -- for what critics say were ethically dubious efforts to influence the city's Smal ... More >>
Here to Help: Jennifer Siebel NewsomAs reported in yesterday's Chron, the SF Entertainment Commission and the Small Business Commission are holding a forum today (3-5 p.m. at the SF Main Library's Koret Auditorium) to discuss how bars, nightclubs, and restaurants can survive in these challenging ec ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs
There is one meeting happening this week. On Tuesday, at 10 a.m., the Rules Committee (which, at this point, is Chris Daly and Bevan Dufty) will be getting together to discuss proposed appointments to the Historical Preservation Commission and the Small Business Commission.
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