When Mark Morey wanted to know how often people were speeding past his South Van Ness home, he didn’t rely on mere estimates. The 49-year-old Mission resident equipped himself with a cheap radar gun, posted...
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Tagged death, Department of Public Health, pedestrian injuries, pedestrians, safety, SFMTA, South Van Ness
Entering Clarion Alley off of Valencia Street ensures that you will come face to face with the Grim Reaper. In his shadow is a reclining woman surrounded by a cache of pills, needles and booze....
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The owners of Elsy’s Restaurant on Mission Street have faced their share of roadblocks to operate in San Francisco. For reasons that are still unclear, the San Francisco Planning Department delayed Elsy’s opening for eight...
“How can they close the center?” one client asked.” This place is for the families.” En Español
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Tagged Alfaro, budget deficit, Budget finance committee, closure, Department of Public Health, Drug abuse, Gerardo cornejo, Greg sass, Instituto familiar de la raza, iris center, Isaura reyes, Jose luis Aguirre, Kenya Dominguez, mental health, mission council closing, non profit, Roberto e, San Francisco budget deficit, Substance abuse, The mission council, The mission council on alcohol abuse for the Spanish speaking
While the seasonal flu killed about 36,000 Americans a year, the swine flu only killed 12,000 in its one-year run. And swine flu has virtually replaced the seasonal flu – about 99 percent of flu...
San Francisco is a city with a serious affordable housing deficit. As more families suffer from job loss and slashed hours, many are turning to single room occupancy hotels for shelter.En Español
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Plans for the Pacific Medical Center would drastically change the city's largest hospital network.
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Tagged Betty Landis, Board of Supervisors, Bryan Gibel, California Pacific Medical Center, Cathedral Hill, Christina Olague, CPMC, Departmen of Planning, Department of Public Health, geary, Gwyneth Borden, hospital, John Cragin, Katherin Moore, Master Plan, mission, rebuild, Ron Miguel, St. Luke's, Tenderloin, Van Ness, William Lee
Mission school reflects on the tragedy across the Bay.
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Despite rhetoric of détente from Washington, prosecutions involving medical marijuana will continue in Northern California.
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The $887 million hospital will be nine stories, earthquake safe and open in 2015
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Employees say layoffs could have been avoided, but the mayor and their union couldn't get it done.
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National health care will exclude undocumented immigrants, Obama says. Health officials here care for all, saying public health threats don't know borders.
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All of the department's clerical staff and about 300 certified nurse assistants will go.
Mission restaurant owners find their health certifications spoiled. BY PATRICK KOLLMAN and ROSA RAMIREZ
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