“ When the Observer met with District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee February 5th in his office at City Hall, we had several specific questions we had planned to ask, but since he could only spare 20 minutes, our list had to be greatly abbreviated. We dispensed with the soft questions and spent our few minutes asking the hard questions.”
By Doug Comstock
“... a charter amendment introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener to decrease voter ability to qualify an initiative for the ballot. It requires voters to present any proposed initiative to the Board of Supervisors before collecting signatures. It increases the number of citizen signatures to qualify an initiative.”
“The difference is striking. Tall, skinny housing towers in Vancouver leave lots of green, open space between the structures for families to picnic and play. Schools and recreation centers anchor the high rises to create a vibrant community.”
By Joel Engardio More...
“There must have been something in the air on Bloody Monday, October 1st 1951
Two of the murders occurred in the Richmond District. They both involved a marital dispute, another man, and a touch of the macabre. ”
By Paul Drexler More...
For the past eighty years, what with the gift of the Hetch Hetchy watershed after the great earthquake of 1906, San Franciscans have enjoyed a much lower rate cost than that. Alas, all good things end.”
Read More… By Steve Lawrence
“ Free Muni for low-to-moderate income seniors and people with disabilities program begins March 1. In just over one month, the SFMTA has processed more than 38,000 applications for the Free Muni program expansion. The program is available on Clipper® card only, and in most instances, new applicants have received their Clipper cards in the mail. While, existing Clipper cardholders..”
“Blending aquifer water with pristine Hetch Hetchy supplies is statistically not a zero sum game ... There are no solid reasons why San Francisco should have its pristine supplies expropriated as planned by the SFPUC at the whim of peninsula wholesale customers.”
By Brian Browne
“Daily Crime Report
9:55 am •100 Farallones St
Robbery • 5:53 am • 600 Lincoln Way< /br> Officer responded to a report of a robbery. Two men walked into a business and robbed at gun point. Crime Scene Investigators were notified to respond. Suspect #1: Black male; 30-40 years; 6’0” tall; 190 lbs; LSW black mask, green jacket, black gloves Suspect #2: Black male; 40-50 years; 6’0” tall; 190 lbs, white hair. LSW Grey ski mask, dark jacket, blue jeans...”More...
“ Undaunted by the scurrilous and ungenerous attacks on her artistic integrity and personal morals by American tabloid television, Dame Edna Everage returns to the ailing US stage determined to counter their libelous character assassinations with some home truths, however painful ”
“Phone Disorder… the time is here for the 628 area code “overlay.” If you’ve had problems with dialing locally, or your “auto dial numbers” are not functioning as they should, you may be caught in the new overlay. Simply put, you now have to dial 1-415-XXX-XXXX to dial any 415 number. ”
“The Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) is a 1991 act of U.S. Congress that preserves individual rights to decisions related to personal survival. There are several methods for preserving autonomy: filing appropriating for durable power of attorney for health care, making a living will, or giving a directive to the physician... ”
Anise J. Matteson
“As more baby boomers reach retirement age, they’re realizing the valuable role Social Security will play as a source of lifetime income. Claiming Social Security benefits can be far more complex than you may realize.”
By Brandon Miller Read More…
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