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Are SF Supes Races Missing Issues?

Voters in the upcoming San Francisco Supervisor elections face a hard task differentiating between candidates on the issues.  Instead of candidates promoting their positions on future key legislation, the races are about slogans. Candidates are vowing to “stand up to Read More » The post Are SF Supes Races Missing Issues? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Settlement will restore benefits denied by discredited doctor

State officials removed San Francisco physician Frank Chen from their disability screening panel in December 2013 after numerous complaints about his exams — that they sometimes lasted 10 minutes or less and that he ignored a patient’s...Show More Summary

Deal for SF homeless camp: Keep the peace, get a gift certificate

With the clunk of a portable toilet plopping down alongside the sidewalk at their shantytown, 20 homeless people in San Francisco began an experiment with the police and a nonprofit agency to try to improve their lives before they inevitably have to tear down their camp. Show More Summary

Golden Gate Bridge Officials Ask for More Time to Fund Suicide Barrier

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District wants more time to come up with the funding for a long-discussed suicide prevention barrier.

SF launches program to compost dog poop

San Francisco has a lot of dogs — about 120,000 — and that means 32 million pounds of puppy poop produced each year, with the vast majority of it going into the landfill. “We tried to start this dog waste collection initiative at Duboce...Show More Summary

SF’s Folsom Street Fair lives up to its leather-clad reputation

In the city to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, the couple from Massachusetts sporting T-shirts and shorts stuck out like a big, straight thumb amidst the hundreds of thousands of nude or near-naked passersby who hung leather...Show More Summary

Highlights From The New York Times' Portrait Of Dede Wilsey, 'Defiant Socialite'

First of all, her two current Malteses are named Twinkle and Dazzle. [ more › ]

Two SFFD Paramedics Under Fire For Ambulance Sex

It's called "the lights and sirens club," and if you don't know what that is then clearly you're not a member. [ more › ]

Possibly Suicidal Man With Gun Shuts Down Civic Center Leading To Six-Hour Standoff

A potentially suicidal suspect who contacted the SFPD with the alleged intent of inflicting harm upon himself and others was arrested Saturday evening after an intense, six-hour standoff that closed UN Plaza and several streets in the Civic Center vicinity Saturday afternoon. [ more › ]

Rose Pak recalled as a Chinatown — and San Francisco — original

Rose Pak was remembered for her tough love, dedication to Chinatown and voracious appetite for San Francisco politics at a funeral service Saturday that included speeches and appearances from the city’s top movers and shakers and, in...Show More Summary

Rose Pak Mourned, Celebrated At Big Wake And Funeral

More than 1,000 people were expected for the Saturday funeral in Chinatown. [ more › ]

At Last: Heat Advisory Issued For Sunday, Monday

It's looking like Indian Summer, at least for September, will be just five scattered days, and these are the last of them for now. [ more › ]

Weekend heat wave will send Bay Area temperatures soaring

A weekend heat wave will bring near record-breaking temperatures across the Bay Area with some parts in the region seeing 100 degree weather, officials said Saturday. [...] up north, a red flag warning, which indicates an increased fire...Show More Summary

Living room swing one of many quirks in one-of-a-kind San Anselmo home

Owned by the same family since 1975, this home at 16 Sunny Drive in San Anselmo represents the singular vision of its owners, who added to it piecemeal over the years in their own distinctive style. That means one-of-a-kind elements like a living room swing right next to the cobblestone fireplace in the great room

Snapchat Unveils Its Own Cheaper Google Glass, Called Spectacles

Snapchat has entered the hardware market, everyone. Also, they want to be called Snap Inc. now, and they're a "camera company" not a social media platform. [ more › ]

Saturday Links: Supe Candidate's Alleged Ethical Violations

Tiffany building, airplane threats, Jawbone struggles. [ more › ]

Day Around The Bay: Chinese Uber Drivers Pull Zombie Scam

Also, one of the Oakland cops in the Celeste Guap scandal pleaded not guilty to felony obstruction today, SF's chief fiscal officer is suing the city's retirement board over pension increases, and the public won't get to see who the three finalists for police chief are. [ more › ]

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