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…

Father Of John Walker Lindh Resigns From Post At California Public Utilities Commission
Bay Area

Father Of John Walker Lindh Resigns From Post At California Public Utilities Commission

The California Public Utilities Commission announced today that its general counsel, Frank Lindh, is resigning to go into private law practice. Lindh became the San…

Point Reyes Closures Planned To Protect Newborn Seal Pups
Bay Area

Point Reyes Closures Planned To Protect Newborn Seal Pups

Parts of Point Reyes National Seashore will be closed for four months to protect seals and their newborn pups, according to the National Park Service….

Contest For Bay Area Commuters Designed To Get Them Off The Road
Bay Area

Contest For Bay Area Commuters Designed To Get Them Off The Road

Bay Area commuters will have an extra incentive to get off the road next month during a friendly competition designed to improve the region’s air…

Bay Area Officials Applaud Plan To Provide $687.4 Million In Drought Relief Funding
Bay Area

Bay Area Officials Applaud Plan To Provide $687.4 Million In Drought Relief Funding

Gov. Jerry Brown and state Democratic leaders today announced emergency legislation providing $687.4 million in funding to support drought relief projects. The legislation includes funds…

Bay Area Lyme Disease Threat Far Greater Than Thought
Bay Area

Bay Area Lyme Disease Threat Far Greater Than Thought

Lyme disease is more widespread in Bay Area open spaces than previously thought, according to the results of a new study announced today by Stanford…

“Gross mismanagement by the university”: SF State Community Responds To Science Building Shutdown
Environment

“Gross mismanagement by the university”: SF State Community Responds To Science Building Shutdown

Although the discovery of asbestos, mercury and other dangerous materials prompted the long-term shutdown of San Francisco State University’s Science Building, there is likely no…

“Very close to being a de facto ban on dogs”: Marin County Supes Drub GGNRA’s Proposed Pet Policy
Bay Area

“Very close to being a de facto ban on dogs”: Marin County Supes Drub GGNRA’s Proposed Pet Policy

The Marin County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a resolution asking the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to modify its plan to dramatically restrict…

Rainy Weekend Wasn’t Enough To Reverse Drought Situation
Environment

Rainy Weekend Wasn’t Enough To Reverse Drought Situation

The parched Bay Area got a soaking over the weekend, but not enough to alleviate drought concerns, weather and state water officials said today. The…

State Commission To Mysterious Google Barge: Quit Violating SF Bay Rules Or Get Out
Environment

State Commission To Mysterious Google Barge: Quit Violating SF Bay Rules Or Get Out

The “Google barge” under construction off of San Francisco’s Treasure Island will have to move or get a permit from a state commission tasked with…

Bay Area Motorists Reminded That Driving In Wet Conditions Poses Challenges
Environment

Bay Area Motorists Reminded That Driving In Wet Conditions Poses Challenges

While today’s rainfall is bringing some relief to the parched Bay Area, it is also creating dangerous driving conditions, and motorists are being warned of…

Stormy Weather Expected To Begin Thursday Night
Environment

Stormy Weather Expected To Begin Thursday Night

Drivers should plan for a wet commute on Thursday morning, as another dose of much-needed rain is expected to hit the Bay Area beginning tonight,…

SF Working To Verify Massive Number Of Signatures Calling For Tighter Waterfront Development Rules
City Hall

SF Working To Verify Massive Number Of Signatures Calling For Tighter Waterfront Development Rules

More than 21,000 signatures were submitted to San Francisco’s Department of Elections today in support of a measure for the June ballot that would impose…

Droughtwatch 2014: Deliveries To California Department of Water Resources Customers Cease
Environment

Droughtwatch 2014: Deliveries To California Department of Water Resources Customers Cease

The California Department of Water Resources announced today that there will be no water deliveries to customers in the wake of a statewide drought. Customers…

Initiative Wants Your Photos Of Bay Area King Tides
Bay Area

Initiative Wants Your Photos Of Bay Area King Tides

Another round of extra-high tides, known as king tides, is scheduled to roll up onto Bay Area shores this week and a civic group is…

Letting It Mellow: Water Level Problems Prompt SF PUC To Ask You To Cut Your Water Use By 10%
Environment

Letting It Mellow: Water Level Problems Prompt SF PUC To Ask You To Cut Your Water Use By 10%

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is asking its customers to voluntarily reduce their water usage by 10 percent because of ongoing drought conditions in…