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

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

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

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...
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:
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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.

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