City Hall Headlines For May 31, 2013: SF's Budget, Mexican Museum Mess

“Still, the budget for fiscal 2013-14 is $300 million more than Lee originally planned for last year when he unveiled the city’s first two-year budget….

Cops, Courts, And Crime Headlines For May 31, 2013: Dog Scam, Suhr Ducks Tenderloin Protest

“The First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco said state officials had failed to explain their insistence on using three drugs – an anesthetic…

SF Business Headlines For May 31, 2013: Randy Rooster's Troubles, Madame Tussauds Moves In

“Randy Rooster, billed as ‘San Francisco’s first gay burlesque style establishment,’ hasn’t gone down too well with some residents of the Castro district, where the…

SF Real Estate Headlines May 31, 2013: Tenderloin Tours, SOMA Grand Lawsuit

,/center> Apple should think outside the box [Chron] [ABC7] “AB 1273, which San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting introduced at the request of Mayor Ed Lee…

Traffic, Transit, And Getting Around Headlines For May 31, 2013: Leap Shuttle Excoriated, Solar Bikeshare

“How does blocking a Muni stop make the city more efficient? You’re trying to make money, and you’re creating a two-tiered transportation system in San…

Less Easily Categorized Headlines For May 31, 2013: Pride Forum, Old People At The Movies

Concerns In SF Chinatown Over Immigration Reform [KCBS] “The baby giraffe, not yet named, spent her first morning in the public eye doing mostly what…

Less Easily Categorized Headlines For May 30, 2013: Minor Bankruptcy, Rock Medicine

“The organization was founded in spring 1973 when the late rock promoter Bill Graham asked the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics to run a medical tent…

Traffic, Transit, And Getting Around Headlines For May 30, 2013: Private Bus Line, Garbage Truck Rules

Loose railing issue fixed on new Bay Bridge bike path [ABC7] “Anyone with $6 and the Leap iPhone app can order a ride, get picked…

SF Schools And Kids Headlines For May 30, 2013: Lowell Kids Lose $120,000

SF high school students lose $120,000 in trip money [ABC7]

SF Real Estate Headlines May 30, 2013: Star Treking SF, Remembering SF's Railroad

Lofts At 7 to soon open in Tenderloin [ABC7] “Based on the forest of skyscrapers in the “Star Trek” and “Star Trek: Into Darkness” skyline,…

SF Business Headlines For May 30, 2013: Twitter Confusion, Squat And Gobble Returns

“Costolo said that he urges his team to take risks and figure out ways to bridge the gap between the insiders who are versed in…

Cops, Courts, And Crime Headlines For May 30, 2013: Liberating A Stolen Bike, Shooting Suspect's Questionable Past

Liberating a stolen bike with a pedal-powered angle grinder [MM] “Since Tenderloin Captain Joe Garrity’s departure in early May, his trail of broken commitments has…

City Hall Headlines For May 30, 2013: Mayor Flips On Apple Store, Tracking Tax Money

“Lee now says that he plans to visit the existing triangular plaza, where red bricks spill around the fountain designed especially for the space.” S.F….

Less Easily Categorized Headlines For May 29, 2013: Missing Man, Moderating Manning Forum

“Contrary to the false suggestion by the SF Pride Board in its initial statement that Manning’s actions put American troops in harm’s way, in reality,…

Traffic, Transit, And Getting Around Headlines For May 29, 2013: Bay Bridge's Welding Bork, Transforming Second Street

“Crews that built the railing committed what experts called a basic mistake – they welded the bolts in place firmly in their slots rather than…

SF Schools And Kids Headlines For May 29, 2013: Lunch Director Retires

“When San Francisco Unified School District’s Student Nutrition Services director Ed Wilkins retires next month after 16 years, SF’s students will lose a champion for…

SF Real Estate Headlines May 29, 2013: Whither Topshop, Noe Valley Power Outages

“Beyond the historical value of the land, it also will bridge one of the last remaining gaps for the city’s proposed Blue Greenway, an ambitious…

SF Business Headlines For May 29, 2013: Twitter Wins Spam Suit, Under One Roof Returns

“The tools function by providing downloadable software (usually for a fee) that lets users easily tweet posts and direct messages automatically.” Twitter triumphs in spam…

Cops, Courts, And Crime Headlines For May 28, 2013: Disabled Sailors Robbed, SFPD's $40 Million In Raises

Thieves steal from disabled sailors in San Francisco [ABC7] “The big-box retailer pleaded guilty at the U.S. District Court in San Francisco to six misdemeanor…

City Hall Headlines For May 29, 2013: SF's Super Bowl Village, A Tang Challenger Rises

“While tax revenue has been increasing along with the improving economy, Lee still had a roughly $100 million deficit to fill citywide, according to the…

Less Easily Categorized Headlines For May 28, 2013: Star Wars At The Coronet, Remembering Shorty

“Gene Burns, a veteran KGO talk show host whose generosity and wit evoked comparisons to Santa Claus, died Saturday at California Pacific Medical Center in…

Traffic, Transit, And Getting Around Headlines For May 28, 2013: No Trust In Bay Bridge, Pedicabbing Explored

“Ladies and gentleman, I present you with the FY 2011-2012 San Francisco parking and traffic statistics. “ Parking and Traffic Number Crunching [7x7] “Operating under…

SF Real Estate Headlines May 28, 2013: Impending Target, New Apple Store's Design Drubbed

Raw Sewage Leak Plagues SF Noe Valley Residents [CBS5] “Anyone know of a marker or plaque in the City commemorating a out bisexual? Lemme know…

SF Business Headlines For May 28, 2013: Kale Chips, Stacks Tables

“Stacks was informed roughly six weeks ago that a loophole in their outdoor seating permit, which originally included just one table on Octavia Street, had…

Cops, Courts, And Crime Headlines For May 28, 2013: Ammo Shortage, Bystanders Film Dying Man

“Carriers are supposed to be able to put the disabling feature into use. But those who have bricking capability haven’t made it clear to customers,…

City Hall Headlines For May 28, 2013: SF's Big Bill For Super Bowl, Muni Meltdown Hearing

“By a 15-4 margin, the Democratic County Central Commitee, which makes policy for the local party, endorsed a No vote on the fall referendum that…

Less Easily Categorized Headlines For May 23, 2013: Saunders Quotes Us, Gay Square Dancers

New proposals for safer America’s Cup [Chron] [AP via Ex] [CBS5] “Some folks have spotted him in the Mission, while his crew members have tweeted…

Traffic, Transit, And Getting Around Headlines For May 23, 2013: Surprise Limo Inspections, Screwed Up Tow-Away Signs

Surprise Inspection Of Limos, Shuttles And Buses Conducted At SFO [KCBS] [ABC7] “Bob Planthold, a disability activist in San Francisco, said the transit agency was…

SF Schools And Kids Headlines For May 23, 2013: Sketchy SFSU Assignment, School Safety Hackathon

“At the rally yesterday, supporters of the five arrestees distributed a zine they’d created to document the events, including detailed descriptions of the injuries sustained….

SF Real Estate Headlines May 23, 2013: Mountain Lake Sludge, SF From A Sub

“A proposed 47-story condominium tower — which also would be the long-awaited permanent home of the Mexican Museum — faces the prospect of a lawsuit…

SF Business Headlines For May 23, 2013: Internet Archive Grant, Gap's Unpopular Fisher

“The restrictions stem from nearly two years of complaints by neighbors of the venue on Mission Street near Duboce Avenue who say they have heard…

Cops, Courts, And Crime Headlines For May 23, 2013: Laptop Thefts, Dispute Over Clothes Dryer

“San Francisco prosecutors have opened a new front in the battle against copper theft, filing a $10 million lawsuit against a scrap-metal recycler that allegedly…

City Hall Headlines For May 23, 2013: Bay Area Olympic Dreams, Avalos Hate Speech Controversy

“This will definitely fuel the calls for a bid for a Bay Area Olympic Games, say in 2024. With a new stadium, the credibility of…

Less Easily Categorized Headlines For May 22, 2013: Local "Jewish American Princess" Defender, Bridge Jumper Saved

“While the acronym, JAP, was used to refer to the stereotype of spoiled Jewish women (it stands for Jewish American princess, a term that some…

Traffic, Transit, And Getting Around Headlines For May 22, 2013: Killing Off BART Fast Passes, Allowing Knives On Planes

“Zakhary Mallett, has proposed severing BART’s partnership with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority to end their joint “A” Fast Pass program that allows unlimited…

SF Schools And Kids Headlines For May 22, 2013: SFSU Unrest, New Classes For CCSF

“Following a sound system, people took to marching throughout the campus, stopping around the student housing building where the initial attack took place before marching…

SF Real Estate Headlines May 22, 2013: Why Star Trek Is Based Here, The History Of College Hill

“Plenty of science fiction is city-specific: it’s impossible to imagine RoboCop anywhere but Detroit, or Blade Runner outside of Los Angeles. What sets Star Trek…

SF Business Headlines For May 22, 2013: Bold Italic Scolded, Inside SF's New Putt Putt Mortuary

“The company also estimates that the software could help cut the cost of a divorce from $27,000 to less than $10,000.” Wevorce: Startup streamlines the…

Cops, Courts, And Crime Headlines For May 22, 2013: Alleged School Embezzlers In Court, Poor Parking For Alleged Meth Possessors

“The controversy over government surveillance of the media reached a San Francisco federal court Tuesday when editors of an online antiwar magazine released documents showing…

City Hall Headlines For May 22, 2013: Ethics Commission Irony, Walking With London Breed

“What the walk does is put us face to face, partnering community and the police, to really see and talk about how we can partner…