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A major groundwater supply project carried out by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission that will provide a water "savings account" to protect against future drought and earthquakes in the Bay Area has now completed environmental review and is moving forward to construction later this year. Once completed in 2018, this project will provide 7.2 million gallons of water per day through 16 new recovery wells, stations, pumps, and pipelines constructed in the Peninsula to benefit the 2.6 million people in the region who rely on the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System .
11 hrs ago | Patch.com
A crowdfunding page has been set up and a fundraiser is planned at Pipes Cafe, where Tara Marquez-Tortarolo has been manager for 9 years. Visitors can now pick up a "virtual queue" ticket, similar to a ride Fastpass, at no cost to meet the heroines from smash movie "Frozen."
Thanks to the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act, San Franciscans are about to be paid to grow crops on their land. Through the law, which the Board of Supervisors has cleared through an ordinance, so-called urban farmers will save thousands in property taxes if their gardens stay put for at least five years.
After threats of lawsuits, frantic backdoor dealmaking and a very harried week for the Board of Supervisors, a deal was finally reached yesterday on a dispute over taxes in the area around the new Transbay Terminal and the Salesforce Tower. The initial dispute started over the amount of taxes devlelopers around the new Transbay Terminal were required to pay for the project.
The race for a seat on the South San Francisco Unified School District Board of Trustees has dwindled down to seven, with one candidate stepping aside to try to ensure a Latina lands on the board. "I believe strongly that a Latina should be on the board and I am concerned that two Latina candidates would split the vote," she wrote in an email.
Police are investigating a sexual assault last weekend in South San Francisco, where a woman reported a man groped her. Police said the 24-year-old victim was in the 300 block of Grand Avenue around 4:30 a.m. Sunday when a man approached her from behind, wrapped his arms around her and groped both of her breasts.
The California Milk Processor Board got beef with Bridge Brands Chocolate for unlawfully using its "got milk?" license and sub-licensing it to a third party The California Milk Processor Board has accused confectioner Bridge Brands Chocolate of unlawfully using and sub-licensing its "Got Milk?" slogan to Melville Chocolate and is seeking remedies in a US district court. In a complaint lodged with the district court of the Eastern district of California, the California Milk Processor Board said that Bridge Brands was unlawfully using the trademarked slogan "got milk?" for chocolate products and accused Bridge of sub-licensing the mark.
The November election pits a grassroots initiative protecting Golden Gate Park against a SF Recreation and Park Department park power grab. The Rec.
The body governing San Mateo County's special districts still favors dissolving the Harbor District and handing its duties to the county and the city of South San Francisco but wants to wait until after finishing a service review. The Local Agency Formation Commission agrees with a civil grand jury recommendation to initiate a service review by Dec. 31 and, in its proposed response, suggests doing so before moving ahead with any dissolution plans.
In the wake of violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, 2 Investigates looked into what kind of military-grade equipment has been acquired by Bay Area police agencies. A record of military equipment and other surplus items given to local law enforcement through a federal program was made available to 2 Investigates on Monday.
A person of interest in the murders of five women in San Mateo County nearly 40 years ago was identified Monday by the FBI. Rodney Halbower, 66, who is serving time in Oregon on an attempted murder charge, was named by the FBI Monday as a person of interest in the "Gypsy Hill" murders that took the lives of five women and teen girls between January and April in 1976.
In addition to the flurry of high-minded, highly anticipated movies from the studios and arthouse distributors, the calendar flip into fall triggers an avalanche of buzzing festivals and carefully curated series. The diversity of the Bay Area, paired with a curious, adventurous and film-savvy populace, inspires programmers to bring us the whole wide world of movies.
The South San Francisco Police Department is warning the public about scams targeting residents and claiming they owe money to agencies and need to pay money to clear up the matter. Police said several victims received calls in recent days from someone informing them they owed money to agencies like the Internal Revenue Service or the U.S. Department of Treasury and needed provide a payment over the phone to avoid an immediate arrest.
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Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:07 pm
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