Planning Gridlock …

Planning Gridlock …

Posted July 30, 2007 by

Dear Randy, Your article on Gridlock at Planning is a great read. And though it documents quite accurately the incredible delays at the Department, and the increased costs to everyone, it does not discuss the causes of the delay. We
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Will Newsom Sink Muni Reform to Please Don Fisher?

Posted July 27, 2007 by Paul Hogarth

After extensive negotiations with Mayor Gavin Newsom, Muni and affected labor unions, Supervisor Aaron Peskin extensively re-wrote his Charter Amendment to revamp the City’s transit agency. But in a July 25th press release, Newsom – who backed Muni reform from
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Building Boom in the Tenderloin Points to Bright Future

Posted July 27, 2007 by Randy Shaw

After years of running in place, San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood is now experiencing a construction boom. A recently announced 36-unit apartment building for the corner of Turk and Jones is one of seven ongoing projects in a four-block area. Thanks
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A Chronicle “Must-Read” Story

Posted July 27, 2007 by Paul Hogarth

Our “Concerts and the Cadillac” series continue to get wonderful press coverage. Today’s Datebook section of the San Francisco Chronicle has a beautiful piece by Music Critic Joshua Kosman, which describes last week’s concert at the Cadillac Hotel — where
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The Dilemma for Disabled Authors

Posted July 26, 2007 by Laura Hershey

ED. NOTE: Today marks the 17th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The following reviews three books about disabilities. Having a visible disability, and writing about it, can seem redundant. I have been asked innumerable questions
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Ra Ra Giants: Local Media Cheerleading Hurts the Team

Posted July 26, 2007 by The Giants Curmudgeon

The never-ending cheerleading from certain Giants commentators needs to stop. Really folks, it’s okay to be critical. People will still read your articles. In fact, maybe more people will read your articles. Plus, honest coverage will help the team in
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