Posts Tagged ‘Public Safety’
Thursday, October 29th, 2009
In a guest column in today’s Chronicle, Jennifer Friedenbach reviews the state of the city’s homeless problem under Mayor Newsom and reveals what she hopes will change under the new administration (whoever that may be). Elsewhere, the SF Public Press weighs in on the debate with their $0.02.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
The Guardian takes issues with some of the decisions by our new Police Chief.
Friday, October 23rd, 2009
Today’s San Francisco-focused New York Times column reflects on the Halloween of 2006.
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009
A new program approved by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency will place two full-time guides on Sixth Street to monitor low-level crimes like panhandling and attempt to make the area more friendly to pedestrians.
Thursday, August 27th, 2009
Members of the local Muslim community applaud the recent apology from Police Chief George Gascon.
Monday, August 17th, 2009
SF Weekly profiles Doug Cameron, whose work with the San Francisco Police Department around use of force issues has spanned decades.
Monday, August 10th, 2009
In the next few months, Golden Gate Park will lose some of its oldest residents. Nearly 150 trees, which are 80 to 100 years old, will need to be taken down due to the risk (read falling limbs) they pose to the parks millions of visitors. Tear.
Thursday, August 6th, 2009
As former Police Chief Heather Fong retires, a bunch of dolla, dolla bills follow.
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
A bond set to be on November’s ballot would provide $10.1M for sidewalk repair, something a few City departments and advocates say is much needed.
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
Despite a few scattered violent incidents, the SFMTA is happy to report that crime aboard its fleet of vehicles is down. The reason: a data-driven police presence aimed at positioning officers on the agency’s most crime-plagued transit routes.
Thursday, July 16th, 2009
The Examiner offers its $0.02 on the role of the City’s park rangers and the ongoing public discussion about their oversight.
Monday, June 29th, 2009
On the verge of his retirement, the Examiner interviews the City’s highest-ranking Asian firefighter, and a man who many credit with increasing Asian recruitment into the SFFD.
Monday, June 15th, 2009
The San Francisco Police Department and others in City government point out that while people still get shot here in the City of St. Francis (note to gangbangers - St. Francis was NOT strapped), a higher percentage of people than usual are surviving their gunshot wounds. Yay - sort of, right? Right? Um, yeah. Yay.
Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
The tug-of-war between the SFPD and the Patrol Special continues as the Castro Community Benefit District enters the fray.
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
The Board of Supervisors considers appropriate levels of staffing and funding for San Francisco’s fraud unit.
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
The number of homicides in the city through May hits 20, a significant improvement over that figure of a year ago, when murders in San Francisco topped 45.
Friday, May 22nd, 2009
Beating Mayor Newsom to the punch, the POA creates posters for Muni vehicles that publicize the reward for information relating to several of the city’s unsolved homicide cases. Unfortunately, the police union forgot to clear its plan with MTA, so the posters have yet to actually see the side of a bus.
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
The NRA files a lawsuit against the City’s law restricting the storage of handguns.
Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
The City’s emergency center is reduced to standby mode as all confirmed cases of swine flu in San Francisco have tested to be mild.
Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
Matier and Ross let us know that our new top cop is currently working without a contract.
Monday, February 9th, 2009
Supervisor Chu’s proposed legislation to aid victims of domestic violence heads before the Board tomorrow.
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
City homicide detectives are running up against overtime restrictions, and people are worried that murder investigations will suffer. What to do?
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
SF Weekly takes a look at BART’s plans for an increased police presence following a string of recent incidents on board the trains. A special thanks to YouTube for their contributions to this story.
Saturday, December 20th, 2008
The Chron looks at the number of murders that took place in 2008, and the challenges facing our next police chief.
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Like many former 4th grade teachers, Jaime has a keen understanding of San Francisco politics. An avid squash player, he also enjoys reading, traveling, and singing karaoke.
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