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

S.F. Mayor Lee & President Chiu Introduce Measure to Reform San Francisco’s Business Tax Structure

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board President David Chiu on Tuesday introduced a proposal to reform the...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces City Will Protect HIV/AIDS Funding

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 Edwin M. Lee

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee and Supervisor Olague Announce Increased Investment in the Fillmore

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague today celebrated the arrival of seven new businesses in the Fillmore, announced a dramatic 21 percent decrease in the vacancy rate from 35 percent to 14 percent in the Fillmore and highlighted several City programs aimed at continuing the momentum in the Fillmore.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

Consulate General of Japan Presents San Francisco with Akebono Flowering Cherry Trees

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined Consul General of Japan Hiroshi Inomata and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department to celebrate the United States-Japan Cherry Blossom Centennial by planting a ceremonial cherry blossom tree in Golden Gate Park's Japanese Tea Garden.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Mayor Lee's Statement on California High-Speed Rail

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee today made the following statement as the California High-Speed Rail Authority approves and signs the MOU for Caltrain electrification, an early investment in high-speed rail in California.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco, San Jose and Regional Leaders Celebrate Caltrain Electrification

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Bay Area officials applaud the draft regional agreement with the California High Speed Rail Authority on the $1.5 billion electrification of Caltrain on the Peninsula corridor as a strategic early investment in a blended high speed rail system.

S.F. Mayor Lee Launches TechSF Initiative to Train S.F. Residents For High Tech Jobs

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Califonria Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched TechSF to train and reskill San Francisco residents for the City's growing number of technology and IT jobs, announcing a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's Technical Skills Training Grants program to jumpstart funding for the City's major new workforce training initiative.

Retailer Macys.com Signs San Francisco’s Second Largest Lease of The Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that Macy's, the nation's largest department store chain, has entered into a 242,753 square-foot lease at 680 Folsom Street in South of Market (SoMa) to house the e-commerce operations of macys.com.

S.F. Mayor Lee Swears in New Appointments and Reappointments for March 1, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee today swore in the following new appointments and reappointments to San Francisco’s Boards and Commissions at a ceremony in City Hall.

San Francisco Launches Innovative Muni History Exhibit to Celebrate 100 Years

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Mayor Edwin M. Lee, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and partners Market Street Railway (MSR) and Historypin announced the launch of 'Treasures from the Muni Archive,' a new exhibit of photographs from Muni's extensive archive celebrating the last 100 years.

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces the Return of Sunday Streets with Biggest Season to Date

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the return of the popular Sunday Streets program with a full schedule of car-free events starting Sunday, March 11th, along the Embarcadero.

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Key Federal Support for Central Subway

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced that the federal government has once again demonstrated strong support for planned improvements to public transportation in San Francisco.

San Francisco to Honor Tony Bennett

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced plans for a Citywide civic celebration to honor the acclaimed, award winning singer Tony Bennett whose signature song 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco' was recorded 50 years ago.

San Francisco Taxis Surpass Emissions Goal with a 49 percent reduction of GHG emissions

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), Department of the Environment and San Francisco taxi industry leaders announced that San Francisco's taxis have exceeded the 2008 goal of reducing the average per-vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20 percent from 1990 levels by 2012.

Bicycling Increases in San Francisco, reports SFMTA

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced that the number of people riding bicycles in San Francisco increased seven percent since last year and increased 71 percent over the past six years.

S.F. Mayor Lee’s Statement on Ninth Circuit Decision on Prop 8 as Unconstitutional

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement after the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled unconstitutional Proposition 8:
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Technology Leader Riverbed Signs Long Term Lease for World Headquarters in SOMA

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that Riverbed Technology, a leader in IT performance solutions, has entered into a 167,788 square-foot lease at 680 Folsom Street to house their world headquarters. Riverbed is expected to move into the building in 2014.

San Francisco's Castro District to Host Largest Showing of AIDS Memorial Quilt in 25 Years

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Californa Newswire/ -- Courtesy of Under One Roof, the NAMES Project Foundation, the AIDS Emergency Fund, and San Francisco businessman Petyr Kane, sections of the renowned AIDS Memorial Quilt will be shown at various locations in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood the week of February 12 – 20, 2012.

S.F. Mayor Lee Breaks Ground on Cruise Terminal, Major Project for 34th America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Tuesday broke ground on the long-awaited Port of San Francisco's James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27. Last week, the Board of Supervisors upheld the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the new Cruise Terminal and 34th America's Cup events in San Francisco, allowing for construction to begin immediately.

S.F. Mayor Lee Appoints Bevan Dufty to Lead City Efforts on Homelessness and Housing Opportunities

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Firday appointed Bevan Dufty as the Mayor's new Director of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement (HOPE), addressing homeless services and better outcomes for individuals who are homeless or live in supportive housing.

San Francisco Mayor Lee Celebrates Central Market Milestone

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that businesses are beginning to take advantage of the City's Central Market/Tenderloin Payroll Expense Tax Exclusion.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Receives 2012 Sustainable Transport Award from the Institute for Transportation and Developmental Policy

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin Lee on Wednesday announced that San Francisco received the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award from the Institute for Transportation and Developmental Policy, for the City's innovative parking management system and cycling and public space improvements.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Initiative to Boost Small Business and Create Jobs

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Tuesday announced that he will make $1.5 million dollars immediately available to small businesses in San Francisco through the City's successful Small Business Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to support business expansion and job creation.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee to Lead New Innovation and Technology Task Force of U.S. Mayors

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the formation of a Technology and Innovation Task Force at the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) that will demonstrate how cities can support growth of technology and new economy jobs and foster innovation in local governments through technology and transparency.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces City’s Plan to Ensure Continued Job Creation, Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Malia Cohen today introduced a resolution at the Board of Supervisors to ensure that major redevelopment projects, such as Mission Bay, the Hunters Point Shipyard, and Transbay as well as affordable housing projects under the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency can continue after the State required their elimination.

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces HIV/AIDS Funding in City's Budget

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by Supervisors Scott Wiener, David Campos and Christina Olague announced the introduction at the Board of Supervisors a $1.8 million budget supplemental for HIV/AIDS care and treatment funding to protect essential services to the City's most vulnerable despite severe budget shortfalls.

San Francisco Mayor Lee Appoints Christina Olague as District 5 Supervisor

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today appointed Christina Olague as District 5 Supervisor, filling the vacancy left by Ross Mirkarimi. 'Christina Olague is my appointment for District 5 Supervisor,' said Mayor Lee.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Major Expansion of One of San Francisco's Top Employers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that Salesforce.com is again expanding and creating more jobs in San Francisco, entering into the largest long-term lease in the City in more than a decade. Salesforce will occupy 400,000 square feet of office space at 50 Fremont, which when fully occupied, will accommodate 2,000 employees.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces First of Its Kind Partnership With the Code for America to Bring Greater Innovation to San Francisco...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced today a partnership with Code for America to launch the world’s first Civic Startup Accelerator. Based in downtown San Francisco, the Code for America Accelerator will support entrepreneurs that launch companies to make City government more responsive, efficient and connected.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee and Chief Suhr Announce San Francisco's Historic Crime Rate Drop

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Police Chief Greg Suhr released the year end crime statistics showing continued historic low crime trends for the City of San Francisco. Mayor Lee and Chief Suhr announced that 2011 violent crime rates in San Francisco are down 6 percent from last year.

Calif. Governor Brown Releases Updated Schedule of Climate Conference

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released additional details on panel participants and the issues that will be covered at the Governor's Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California's Future.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Rolls Out Economic Strategy to Transform Central Market

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday launched the Central Market Economic Strategy, the result of a 10-month public process that has resulted in a roadmap to stabilize, revitalize and transform Central Market.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Congressional Passage of Critical 34th America's Cup Bill

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the America's Cup Act to facilitate hosting the 34th America’s Cup by authorizing certain eligible vessels to participate in the events has passed the U.S. House of Representatives after passing the U.S. Senate earlier this month. The America's Cup Act is currently on the way to President Barack Obama's desk for signature.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee's Statement On San Francisco Unemployment Rate Drop

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Friday issued the following statement on San Francisco's unemployment rate dropping to 8.1 percent in October, based on preliminary unemployment numbers released by the State Employment Development Department (EDD):
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Conference on Climate Risks and California’s Future

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and environmental, business and public health and safety leaders will come together on December 15 in San Francisco at "The Governor's Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California's Future."

San Francisco Mayor Lee Launches FashionSF Economic Development Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched FashionSF, a new economic development initiative focused on supporting the retention and growth of apparel manufacturers and fashion designers in San Francisco. Mayor Lee joined by Supervisor Malia Cohen made the announcement at Cayson Culinary Designs in the Bayview and toured their workshop.

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Law to Help San Francisco Finance America's Cup Infrastructure

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Friday signed AB 664 (Ammiano) to finance improvements the Port of San Francisco needs to host the 2013 America’s Cup yacht race, considered along with the Olympics and the World Cup to be one of the world’s top sporting events.
Governor Edmund G. Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Landmark Legislation to Create California Jobs, Level the Retail Playing Field to Guarantee Future Revenue from Online...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Approving a landmark legislative compromise that creates jobs and ensures that online retailers do not receive an unfair tax advantage over brick-and-mortar businesses, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Friday signed a bill that requires Amazon and other internet retailers to collect sales taxes starting next year.
Governor Edmund G. Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Calls for Pacific Rim Leaders to Wage War on Unemployment

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Speaking at the largest diplomatic gathering in California in more than 65 years, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday urged political and business leaders to wage a 'war on unemployment' by combating global warming and preparing for climate change.

San Francisco Named 'Greenest' City in North America by North American Green Cities Index

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday (June 30) announced that San Francisco has received the distinction as...

Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center Names First Asian Executive Director

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (Tel-Hi) has named Nestor L. Fernandez II, a corporate executive with a specialty in...

S.F. Mayor Newsom Swears In New Appointments and Reappointments to City Boards and Commissions

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom swore in the following new appointments and reappointments to San Francisco’s Boards and...

SF Giants Travis Ishikawa Autograph Signing – Fundraiser for Riordan High School

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Ballpark Gallery is hosting an autograph signing with San Francisco Giants first baseman Travis Ishikawa on May 16th,...

Loyalty Lab, Inc. Introduces Free Trial of Loyalty and CRM Products for Consumer Brands

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Loyalty Lab, Inc., the leader in on-demand loyalty and CRM for consumer brands, today announced the launch of...

Terasaki Foundation to Host Update on Higher Incidence of Glaucoma Among Asians in S.F.

SAN FRANCISO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Glaucoma Research Foundation with Hisako and Paul I. Terasaki, MD will host an update and reception on...

Museum of Robots Introduces Innovative New Products for The Home

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- New products from Museum of Robots (www.museumofrobots.com) introduced at the International Home + Housewares Show 2009 have been...

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