SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced San Francisco has been selected as a finalist for the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge, a competition created to inspire United States cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges, improve city life and can be shared with other cities across the nation.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday opened the new Visitacion Valley Family Resource Center annex at the Sunnydale HOPE SF public housing site as part of the Mayor’s IPO (Interrupt, Predict and Organize for a Safer San Francisco) violence prevention strategy.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, The Nature Conservancy of California announced that their one-stop website on the sources and protection levels of drinking water across the state now provides such information for an estimated 26.5 million Californians residing in more than 500 cities and towns.
SF Mayor Lee Launches TechSF Workforce Training Initiative to Train, Place 2,500 San Francisco Residents in High Tech Jobs
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Joined by dozens of high tech student trainees and representatives of San Francisco’s major technology companies, Mayor Edwin M. Lee launched TechSF – a citywide workforce initiative that aims to train and place 2,500 San Francisco residents from diverse backgrounds in high technology jobs over the next five years.
SF Mayor Lee Announces Square Moving to New Central Market HQ: Tech Company Plans to Employ 1,000 People in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Square CEO Jack Dorsey today announced that Square, the company “making commerce easy for everyone,” is relocating its corporate headquarters to 1455 Market Street in the City’s Central Market neighborhood. Square has signed a lease and expects to move into its new location in mid-2013.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued the following statement on San Francisco’s unemployment rate dropping below seven percent in September, based on preliminary unemployment numbers released by the State Employment Development Department (EDD):
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — As San Francisco Bay Area marks the 23rd anniversary of the devastating Loma Prieta earthquake, Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Wednesday announced the appointment of Patrick Otellini to lead San Francisco’s groundbreaking Earthquake Safety Implementation Program (ESIP).
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that San Francisco, in partnership with the San Francisco 49ers and a San Francisco Bay Area regional bid committee, will submit a formal bid to the National Football League (NFL) to host Super Bowl L in 2016.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday S.F. Mayor Lee and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu announced introduction of new Open Data legislation to strengthen San Francisco’s landmark Open Data initiatives, including the creation of a Chief Data Officer and encouraging the use of information for more efficient government services.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Monday announced that the Moscone Center has received LEED Gold certification, the first convention center on the West Coast to attain the green building honor. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Wednesday joined by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi honored community leaders and organizations in celebration of Latino Heritage Month for their important social, cultural, and economic contributions to the Latino community and to the entire City of San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee today kicked off the celebration of the 31st Anniversary of San Francisco Fleet Week and highlighted the lineup for San Francisco Fleet Week 2012. “Fleet Week is a San Francisco tradition and we take this opportunity to salute the men and women in uniform serving and protecting our country,” said Mayor Lee.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today officially cut the ribbon to open the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH)’s new Bridge HIV research facility as part of the City’s new $9.5 million HIV/AIDS Research Center, located at 25 Van Ness Avenue.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Wednesday announced that San Francisco has received the distinction as America’s Best City in Bloomberg Businessweek.com’s 2012 best places to live ranking. San Francisco topped their list of 100 American cities researched.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that NewME Accelerator, an accelerator for businesses led by underrepresented minorities in the technology industry, moved to the Bayview. NewME signed a three-year lease at 1552 Yosemite Avenue and is housing their members on nearby on Third Street.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Tuesday announced during his remarks at TechCrunch Disrupt SF that October 2012 is Innovation Month in San Francisco. This declaration is both a celebration and a call to action to highlight the City’s need to further embrace technology and catalyze greater job creation, community engagement and government efficiency through innovation.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the opening of the Bayer HealthCare CoLaborator, an innovative shared lab for start-up life science companies in Mission Bay. Mayor Lee also announced two new biotech startups are relocating to San Francisco to be the first companies to locate in the CoLaborator: Aronora Inc. from Oregon, and ProLynx LLC from Hayward.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The non-profit Canessa Gallery has announced the second annual “Nature in the City” exhibit, opening on September 3, 2012, with a mix of photography, painting, sculptures and other media from more than a dozen successful San Francisco Bay Area artists.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Tuesday appointed Rodrigo Santos to the City College Board of Trustees, filling the vacancy left by the passing of Milton Marks III.
The Pacific Pinball Museum announces recent delivery of the Visible Pinball Mark III to the Exploratorium of San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the recent purchase and delivery of the Visible Pinball Mark III to the Exploratorium of San Francisco. The Exploratorium’s acquisition marks the first such exhibit to sell from PPM’s unparalleled collection of pinball-related science, art and history exhibits.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — “San Francisco grieves with those affected by the Sikh Temple shooting in Wisconsin. Now, more than ever, we must work together to reduce gun violence, embrace diversity and keep our communities safe,” said S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee, in his statement. As a mark of respect for the victims [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today signed the San Francisco Transit Center District Plan after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved it on July 31, 2012, confirming the City’s commitment to developing a new commercial corridor envisioned in the downtown Plan and helping to finance the multi-modal Transbay Transit Center [...]
The Nature Conservancy announces its Top 10 Uniquely California Rivers – Where to Cool off Stream-side This Summer
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Nature Conservancy released today their top ten Uniquely California Rivers list – those that have the highest number of freshwater plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. While the weather is nice, The Conservancy is encouraging people to grab their favorite outdoor gear and visit some of [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today celebrated the completion of the Ocean Beach Master Plan, a landmark climate adaptation plan developed by San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) through a two-year interagency effort to envision a sustainable long-term future for Ocean Beach. “In recent years, conditions at Ocean [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday signed San Francisco’s first-ever two-year balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13 and 2013-14 after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved it yesterday. The City’s first Two Year Budget closed a projected $263 million General Fund deficit for the coming Fiscal Year 2012-13 [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — “Enough is enough. The time has come for Ross Mirkarimi to begin dealing with the facts. The facts are that Ross Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to an act of domestic violence against his wife and he will be on probation for the next three years. His conviction and his probation [...]
SF Mayor Lee and US Transportation Secretary LaHood Break Ground on New SFO Air Traffic Control Tower
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Acting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael P. Huerta, and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Director John L. Martin to officially break ground on SFO’s new air traffic control tower between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, east [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced today that Pinterest, one of the fastest growing social media firms, will move from Palo Alto to San Francisco. Pinterest is currently finalizing plans for a long-term home in the SoMa neighborhood and has signed a short-term lease [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi Kelly announced 28 award recipients of the Community Challenge Grant Program (CCG), which provides matching grants to local residents, businesses, schools, non-profits and other community groups to make greening and beautification improvements, totaling $832,600. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission [...]
SF Mayor Urges All Residents to Rethink Sugary Drinks and Hydrate with Hetch Hetchy Tap Water this Summer
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee this week, on the first day of Summer, issued a proclamation declaring a Soda Free Summer in San Francisco through August 2012. For the past five years, the Soda Free Summer initiative has sought to increase awareness about the health impacts of drinking sugar-sweetened [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) officially unveiled its completed headquarters building at 525 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. The 525 Golden Gate Headquarters is one of the few buildings in the world built to LEED Platinum standards and is [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that San Francisco has become the first major U.S. city to join the United Nations’ Making Cities Resilient Campaign, an initiative to empower cities around the world to reduce the loss of life and property to disasters and protect the social, economic [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Monday announced the second ImproveSF challenge centered on food justice in Central Market, challenging the innovation community to find social justice solutions to improve access to healthy foods for residents in the Central Market/Tenderloin neighborhood. “Access to fresh, healthy food is a tremendous [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee, as Chair of the first U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Technology and Innovation Task Force, announced the Open Government Innovation Partnership – a call to action to help cities advance and prioritize innovation to drive job growth, economic development, improved efficiency and [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that San Francisco signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the 3rd Annual US-China Energy Efficiency Forum in Beijing, China with the Chinese government’s top economic planning body, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). San Francisco’s signing partner for the MOU about sustainable [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board President David Chiu on Tuesday introduced a proposal to reform the City’s current anti-job business tax structure for the November 2012 ballot. After months of thorough analysis by the City Controller, economic modeling by the City Economist and inclusive outreach to San [...]
San Francisco Mayor Lee Highlights SF Homes for Heroes Campaign: City Initiative to House 50 Veterans in 100 Days
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee urged San Francisco landlords to join the City’s SF Homes for Heroes campaign and help house 50 homeless veterans in 100 days. The campaign provides help to homeless veterans with federal supportive housing vouchers who cannot find an apartment to rent in San Francisco.
Pinball Oddity: an Exhibition of Rare Pinball Machines and Oversized Pinball Art comes to Rhythmix Cultural Works K Gallery
ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the opening of the ‘Pinball Oddity’ exhibit, featuring a collection of pinball rarities and giant mural reproductions of pinball art. The exhibit represents the first in a series of scalable exhibits the museum offers for lease to institutions nationwide.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by Supervisors Scott Wiener, David Campos and Christina Olague announced a total $6.6 million full budget restoration for HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention funding in FY 2012-13 to protect essential services to the City’s most vulnerable despite major Federal funding cuts.
S.F. Mayor Lee Celebrates Opening of Dropbox HQ in SoMa with Estimated Space for more than 500 New Jobs
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Dropbox CEO Drew Houston today officially opened the new office of Dropbox, a tech company that provides a sharing service for users to store photos, documents, and videos. The company’s new headquarters is located at 185 Berry Street, occupies 87,000 square feet and provides space for future growth.
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