Tag Archives: Department of Public Health

South Van Ness is among the most dangerous streets in San Francisco for pedestrians

The Danger Zone of South Van Ness

*+-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...
Jaime Gonzalez built a bathroom to make his restaurant ADA complaint

Businesses Hit With ‘Drive-by’ ADA Lawsuits

*+-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...

Substance Abuse Center to Close After 32 Years

*+-“How can they close the center?” one client asked.” This place is for the families.” En Español
Delma spends most days with baby Elmer in the family's $600-a-month hotel room.

A Family Home In An SRO

*+-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
Sheriffs regulate entry into the Planning Commission meeting on Thursday.

Citywide Hospital Rebuild Advances Amidst Conflict

*+-Plans for the Pacific Medical Center would drastically change the city's largest hospital network.
Courtesy of Lisa Norwood via Flickr Creative Commons

John O’Connell Reflects on Richmond Gang Rape

*+-Mission school reflects on the tragedy across the Bay.
Medical marijuana at Emmalyn's California Cannabis Clinic, located near the edge of the Mission District.

Feds to Continue Raids on Medical Pot in California

*+-Despite rhetoric of détente from Washington, prosecutions involving medical marijuana will continue in Northern California.
A computer-generated image of what the new hospital will look like upon completion as seen from Potrero Avenue. (Courtesy of San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center)

SF General Breaks Ground on New Hospital

*+-The $887 million hospital will be nine stories, earthquake safe and open in 2015
Lorrie Sargent was notified of her layoff last month.

Layoffs Hit Public Health Workers Hard

*+-Employees say layoffs could have been avoided, but the mayor and their union couldn't get it done.
The Mission Neighborhood Health Center doesn't ask about patients' immigration status. (Bryan Gibel)

Obama, SF Disagree on Health Care Reform

*+-National health care will exclude undocumented immigrants, Obama says. Health officials here care for all, saying public health threats don't know borders.

Food Safety Tests Cooked?

*+-Mission restaurant owners find their health certifications spoiled. BY PATRICK KOLLMAN and ROSA RAMIREZ