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S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu as Assessor-Recorder

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced his intention to appoint District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu as...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee, President Chiu & Supervisor Wiener Introduce Legislation Mandating Seismic Safety Retrofits

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Board President David Chiu and Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced legislation mandating...

Jennifer Haley joins Edgewood Partners Insurance Center as Benefits Consultant in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announces the addition of Jennifer Haley as an employee benefits consultant in its Northern California Employee Benefits Division. Haley brings twelve years of experience in the delivery of employee benefits solutions.

Celebrated artist John Waguespack returns home for art exhibition showcasing the Southeast's preeminent artists

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Atlanta-born John Waguespack will unveil three new art works - 'Spring Forward,' 'Red Sea at Dawn' and 'Black Alaskan Waters' - which beautifully illustrate his broad range of artistic styles at Spotlight on Art for Trinity School Feb. 4-9.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Highlights Accomplishments and 2013 Priorities in 'State of the City' Address

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Mayor Edwin M. Lee delivered his 2013 "State of the City" Address at College Track, a...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Laguna Honda Tops U.S. Nursing Home Ratings

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services raised the quality...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Mayor Lee's Statement on SF Unemployment Rate Dropping to 6.5 Percent

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Friday (Jan. 18) issued the following statement on San Francisco's unemployment rate dropping...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Open Data Partnership with Yelp to Improve Public Health and Transparency

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Yelp CEO and Co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman announced at the U.S. Conference...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Moves Forward with Pedestrian Strategy: the Pedestrian Safety Executive Directive

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and San Francisco Department of Public Health to announce the draft Pedestrian Strategy is nearing completion. City officials, advocates and community groups reaffirmed their commitment to pedestrian safety during the holiday shopping season today at the Powell Street Promenade where existing pedestrian improvements have helped holiday shoppers stay safe on busy San Francisco sidewalks.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee and Supervisor Chu Launch Invest in Neighborhoods Pilot to Protect Small Businesses

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu announced the launch of a new Invest in Neighborhoods pilot program called the Americans with Disabilities Act Small Business Assessment Program. The pilot will begin in District Four and will provide small businesses with an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) assessment report, a plan for compliance, and access to new grant funding and loan programs to make upgrades.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Announces Renewed Partnership with Benioff Family and Salesforce Foundation to Help House Homeless

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Monday announced Marc and Lynne Benioff and the Salesforce.com Foundation will renew their important financial support to house homeless families in San Francisco and announced additional contributions from City agencies. Contributions will ensure a second successful year for the Home for the Holidays initiative.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Launches Season of Giving Campaign to Support San Francisco Families and People in Need

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the launch of San Francisco’s Season of Giving campaign to support organizations that help San Franciscans and organizations helping victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Season of Giving will last through Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend on January 15, 2013 and residents and businesses are encouraged to give back to their own communities or to the American Red Cross for hurricane victims to provide warm meals, a place to stay and other essential services.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Launches Enterprise Zone Web App to Help City Businesses Access Tax Credits

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the launch of the San Francisco Enterprise Zone Web App, a web-based tool that allows San Francisco businesses to apply online for the City’s popular Enterprise Zone hiring tax credit program. The Enterprise Zone Web App will replace a completely paper-based process with a web based tool which increases government efficiency and makes it easier for businesses to utilize the program.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco City Hall and Seven Other Historic Civic Center Buildings File For LEED Certification

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee today at the U.S. Green Building Council Greenbuild International Conference and Expo being held at the Moscone Convention Center announced that the City and County of San Francisco has filed for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for eight buildings in San Francisco’s Historic Civic Center District.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Announces Landmark Local Hiring Agreement Between Golden State Warriors, Labor and Community to Build Waterfront Arena

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced an agreement between the Golden State Warriors, local building trades unions and community groups to hire a minimum number of San Francisco residents for the construction of a proposed basketball and performing arts venue on San Francisco’s waterfront.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Named Finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Unveils Violence Prevention Service Center in Sunnydale Hope SF Public Housing

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.
The Nature Conservancy

Nature Conservancy of Calif. announces Study and Website for Drinking Water Source Information

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Mayor Lee’s Statement on SF Unemployment Rate Dropping to 6.9 Percent

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):
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Mayor Lee Announces Patrick Otellini as Director of Earthquake Safety

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).
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Announces San Francisco to Submit Bid to Host Super Bowl 'L'

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee and President Chiu Announce New Open Data Legislation for San Francisco

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Announces Moscone Center Achieves LEED Gold

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).
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Honors Community Leaders & Organizations with Latino Heritage Awards

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Kicks off San Francisco Fleet Week 2012 31st Anniversary Celebration

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Celebrates Opening of City's New Bridge HIV Research Facility

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Named America’s Best City by Bloomberg Businessweek, says Mayor Lee

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Announces Accelerator That Will Help Minority Entrepreneurs Break Into Tech Sector

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Mayor Lee Proclaims October 2012 as Innovation Month

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces New Biotech Incubator – Mission Bay Biotech Innovation Hub

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.
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Canessa Gallery announces the second annual 'Nature in the City' arts exhibit

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Appoints Rodrigo Santos to City College Board of Trustees

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Mayor Lee's Statement on Sikh Temple Shooting in Wisconsin

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- “San Francisco grieves with those affected by the Sikh Temple shooting in Wisconsin. Now, more than ever, we...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Signs San Francisco Transit Center District Plan

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee today signed the San Francisco Transit Center District Plan after the Board of Supervisors...
The Nature Conservancy

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...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Mayor Lee Celebrates SPUR Ocean Beach Master Plan

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee today celebrated the completion of the Ocean Beach Master Plan, a landmark climate adaptation...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Signs San Francisco's Balanced Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13 & 2013-14

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...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee’s Statement on Official Misconduct Hearings

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- “Enough is enough. The time has come for Ross Mirkarimi to begin dealing with the facts. The facts...
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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...
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SF Mayor Lee Announces Pinterest Relocating to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced today that Pinterest, one of the fastest...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Announces Recipients of City Grants to Keep Neighborhoods Beautiful

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi Kelly announced 28 award recipients of the Community Challenge...
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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...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Announces Completion of SFPUC HQ – North America's Greenest Urban Office Building

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) officially unveiled its completed...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Enrolls In United Nations' Making Cities Resilient Campaign

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...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Mayor Lee Launches ImproveSF Food Justice Challenge For Central Market

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Monday announced the second ImproveSF challenge centered on food justice in Central...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Launches U.S. Mayors Open Government Innovation Partnership

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...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco, China's NDRC Sign Agreement to Strengthen Ties in Sustainability

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that San Francisco signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the 3rd Annual...

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