More housing approved for Hunters Point despite contamination concerns

By Laura Waxmann : sfexaminer – excerpt San Francisco has approved initial plans for the construction of more homes at the Hunters Point Shipyard, despite pending litigation over health concerns there. San Francisco has approved initial plans for the construction of more homes at the Hunters Point Shipyard, despite pending litigation over health concerns there, … More More housing approved for Hunters Point despite contamination concerns

Refined Plans for Redevelopment of San Francisco Tennis Club Site

socket site – excerpt (includes graphics) Plans to level the 41-foot-tall San Francisco Tennis Club at 645 5th Street and build up to 243 feet in height upon its 2.6-acre Central SoMa site could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in two weeks time. In addition to over 840,000 square feet of new office … More Refined Plans for Redevelopment of San Francisco Tennis Club Site

Lot in San Francisco could become new parking site for people living in vehicles

By Kumasi Aaron : abc7news – excerpt SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Housing is a big issue where we focus our efforts to build a better Bay Area. San Francisco’s homeless population is the highest in the bay area, and it’s been rising. Now, there’s a new idea in San Francisco aimed at giving people who … More Lot in San Francisco could become new parking site for people living in vehicles

Holly Street parking ban stirs conflict: Residents on San Carlos’ gateway street pushing back on proposal

By Michelle Durand :sfdaileyjournal – excerpt Street parking on San Carlos’ main gateway is at the center of the latest struggle between officials looking to ease traffic congestion and eastside residents who feel the neighborhood yet again is feeling the brunt of city changes. The San Carlos City Council is being asked tonight to finalize … More Holly Street parking ban stirs conflict: Residents on San Carlos’ gateway street pushing back on proposal

CEQA Meets RICO: True Stories Of Extortion And Litigation Abuse In Tinseltown

By Arthur F. Coon and Miller Starr Regalia : jdsupra – excerpt A lawsuit filed June 10, 2019, in the U.S. District Court for California’s Central District, and conspicuously reported on last month in Law360, takes dead aim at defendants who are alleged to have filed and threatened frivolous CEQA suits for the sole purpose … More CEQA Meets RICO: True Stories Of Extortion And Litigation Abuse In Tinseltown

Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay gets $1.6M fine for blocking beach access

By AP, duncan sinfield : ktvu – excerpt (include video) HALF MOON BAY (AP/KTVU) – A posh Northern California hotel was ordered to pay $1.6 million in penalties Thursday for failing to provide public access to its nearby beaches. All beaches in California are open to the public, with rare exceptions, but the Ritz-Carlton Hotel … More Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay gets $1.6M fine for blocking beach access

Study finds firefighters had increased chemicals in their systems after Tubbs Fire

Bay City News : sfexaminer – excerpt Firefighters who responded to the Tubbs Fire in 2017 saw increased levels of chemicals in their systems after returning from the front lines, according to a new study of San Francisco firefighters. The study released Tuesday was conducted by the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation. The preliminary … More Study finds firefighters had increased chemicals in their systems after Tubbs Fire