DPW Launches Portable Toilet Stations In Tenderloin
Environment

DPW Launches Portable Toilet Stations In Tenderloin

A six-month pilot project known as the Tenderloin Pit Stop was launched today by San Francisco Department of Public Works officials, providing portable toilets and…

Environmental Impact Report for $1.15 Billion Treasure Island Development Upheld in Court
Environment

Environmental Impact Report for $1.15 Billion Treasure Island Development Upheld in Court

The city of San Francisco’s environmental impact report on plans for a $1.5 billion development with 20,000 residents at the former Navy base on Treasure…

SFMTA Officially Names Public Area Near CCSF “Unity Plaza”
Environment

SFMTA Officially Names Public Area Near CCSF “Unity Plaza”

A public plaza located on Ocean Avenue next to City College of San Francisco has been officially named Unity Plaza, according to the San Francisco…

Evacuation Ordered, One Man Dead In Possible HazMat Situation In Outer Richmond
Crime

Evacuation Ordered, One Man Dead In Possible HazMat Situation In Outer Richmond

12:46 PM: A man was found dead at a home where there was a possible hazardous materials incident in the city’s Outer Richmond neighborhood this…

Audience Erupts Into Cheers As Funding To Build Suicide Net For Golden Gate Bridge Is Approved
Bay Area

Audience Erupts Into Cheers As Funding To Build Suicide Net For Golden Gate Bridge Is Approved

The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District board of directors unanimously voted this morning to approve funding to build a suicide net on the…

SFPUC Urges 10 Percent Consumption Reduction in Wake of Water Supply Update
Environment

SFPUC Urges 10 Percent Consumption Reduction in Wake of Water Supply Update

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission gave its mid-year water supply update today and announced that the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System storage is at…

Competing Ballot Measures Would Ask Voters To Make Decision On Beach Chalet Astro-Turf Plan
City Hall

Competing Ballot Measures Would Ask Voters To Make Decision On Beach Chalet Astro-Turf Plan

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and eight city supervisors announced a ballot measure Monday to ask voters in November to allow improvements to city children’s…

Hot Weather Prompts Spare The Air Day Monday
Bay Area

Hot Weather Prompts Spare The Air Day Monday

As temperatures soar this week, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is calling a second consecutive Spare the Air Day for the region on…

Lawmakers, Concerned Citizens Rally Against GGNRA’s New Restrictions For Dogs In Their Parks
City Hall

Lawmakers, Concerned Citizens Rally Against GGNRA’s New Restrictions For Dogs In Their Parks

Bay Area lawmakers and concerned citizens rallied at City Hall this morning to urge the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to reconsider a proposal that…

Three Feet Of Sand Consumes Great Highway
Environment

Three Feet Of Sand Consumes Great Highway

San Francisco’s Great Highway is shut down in both directions this morning as crews work to remove sand blown onto the roadway, a city Department…

Today’s Spare The Air Day Might Be First Of “Several more in a row”
Bay Area

Today’s Spare The Air Day Might Be First Of “Several more in a row”

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District today announced that Monday would be its first “Spare the Air” day for 2014, as hot weather and…

Sharp Park Golf Course Construction Project Hits Another Roadblock, As Environmental Groups File Suit
Environment

Sharp Park Golf Course Construction Project Hits Another Roadblock, As Environmental Groups File Suit

Three environmental groups filed a lawsuit today in San Francisco Superior Court against the city’s Recreation and Park Department and Mayor Ed Lee to prevent…

Recycling Advocates Protest City Hall Earth Day Breakfast
City Hall

Recycling Advocates Protest City Hall Earth Day Breakfast

As an Earth Day breakfast was under way this morning at San Francisco City Hall, a group of recyclers, environmentalists and other community advocates were…

Crackdown: Your Ocean Beach Bonfire Might Get A Little Tougher To Plan
Environment

Crackdown: Your Ocean Beach Bonfire Might Get A Little Tougher To Plan

Fire-building visitors to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach this summer may have to contend with some new rules this summer as the National Park Service finds…

Recycling Company To Pay SF $500K For Alleged Metal Theft Violations
City Hall

Recycling Company To Pay SF $500K For Alleged Metal Theft Violations

One of San Francisco’s largest metal recyclers will pay the city $500,000 as a settlement in a civil case brought by the district attorney’s office…

Beachgoers Warned To Avoid Harbor Seal Pups
Bay Area

Beachgoers Warned To Avoid Harbor Seal Pups

As harbor seal pups are now being born on Bay Area beaches, beachgoers are reminded to stay away from newborn pups even if they are…

Bay Area Victory: Lowe’s Home Centers To Pay $18 Million For Dumping Hazardous Waste
Bay Area

Bay Area Victory: Lowe’s Home Centers To Pay $18 Million For Dumping Hazardous Waste

A judge has ordered North Carolina-based Lowe’s Home Centers to pay $18 million in damages for environmental violations at stores in California, Bay Area prosecutors…

As Spring Begins, Bay Area Rainfall Levels Remain At Record Low
Bay Area

As Spring Begins, Bay Area Rainfall Levels Remain At Record Low

Today is the first day of spring, and the rainy season is quickly coming to a close and rainfall in the Bay Area has been…

Tossing That Cigarette Butt Can Cost You $480 (Or More)
Bay Area

Tossing That Cigarette Butt Can Cost You $480 (Or More)

The California Highway Patrol and Caltrans will be out in force on Bay Area roads this week to do a little “spring cleaning” and highlight…

Your Ideas Sought For Names Of Glen Canyon Park Trails
Environment

Your Ideas Sought For Names Of Glen Canyon Park Trails

Two trails at San Francisco’s Glen Canyon Park are in need of names and the city’s Recreation and Park Department is asking the public to…

Parts Of SF State Science Building To Reopen Next Month, Following Discovery Of Toxic Substances
Environment

Parts Of SF State Science Building To Reopen Next Month, Following Discovery Of Toxic Substances

The science building at San Francisco State University that was closed in January after the discovery of asbestos, mercury and other dangerous materials will partially…

Meet SF’s Landscaping Goats This Weekend
Culture

Meet SF’s Landscaping Goats This Weekend

A herd of goats responsible for some of San Francisco’s trickiest landscaping jobs will be available for the public to meet at an open house…

This Year’s Winter Spare The Air Season Tied All-Time Record For Alerts
Bay Area

This Year’s Winter Spare The Air Season Tied All-Time Record For Alerts

The 2013-2014 Winter Spare the Air Season, which ended Feb. 28, tied a record set in 2006-2007 for the most Spare the Air alerts issued,…

As Many As 19,000 Gray Whales To Pass Bay Area, Boaters Warned To Watch Out
Bay Area

As Many As 19,000 Gray Whales To Pass Bay Area, Boaters Warned To Watch Out

Bay Area boaters are being urged by a federal wildlife agency to watch out for and steer clear of gray whales, which are now beginning…

Report: Bay Area National Parks Attract 17 Million Visitors, Generate $471 Million In Local Spending
Bay Area

Report: Bay Area National Parks Attract 17 Million Visitors, Generate $471 Million In Local Spending

A study released today by the Department of the Interior and the National Parks Service details the economic benefits the Bay Area’s national parks have…