CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2001 |
Officials in the city that all but trademarked fog announced Wednesday that they want to build the biggest solar power network in the country. Taking a cue from Tony Bennett--"The morning fog may chill the air; I don't care"--Board of Supervisors President Tom Ammiano said the city would like to contract for "50 megawatts of solar generation capacity on residential and commercial rooftops in the sunniest areas of the city over a projected seven to 10 years."
November 26, 2000 |
The place was Fillmore Street. The day, Christmas Eve 1999. About 4:45 p.m., a desperate hour. I still had one person to shop for. Frantic, I dashed into the only place that looked open, a Smith & Hawken garden shop. Many shelves were bare. On one table, like the last grade-schooler waiting to be picked for kickball, sat a sorry basket of nameless flower bulbs. Its moss covering was mangled, the green ribbon was untied. I grabbed it. Behind me, there was a crash and a muffled shriek.
September 5, 2000 |
New York may always have Broadway and Times Square, but it can no longer claim to have the nation's most expensive office rents: San Francisco landlords have won that dubious honor for their city. Office tenants in San Francisco are paying more than $100 a square foot in annual rent in some downtown buildings, and one lease for $180 a square foot was reported in the suburbs.
May 27, 2000 |
San Francisco's combination of precipitous streets, frenetic intensity and harried pedestrians can have deadly consequences. Seventy-one-year-old Anne Holt, killed by a delivery truck as she stepped into the street Thursday, was the 18th pedestrian to be killed this year, and the fourth person to be hit in the streets in one week. City officials say pedestrian accidents have reached crisis levels.
April 7, 2000 |
The lawyer for Joe DiMaggio's estate lashed out Thursday at the Yankee legend's younger brother, saying that Dom DiMaggio has no business criticizing his attempts to keep San Francisco from naming an old neighborhood playground in honor of its famed native son. Attorney Morris Engelberg of Hollywood, Fla., said the two brothers were estranged for years and Dom DiMaggio has absolutely no say in how his late sibling should be memorialized by their hometown.
April 21, 1998
Microsoft Corp. said it will open its first retail outlet in Sony Corp.'s San Francisco entertainment complex, scheduled to open in 1999. Sony said the 8,500-square-foot store will showcase the software giant's products, as well as computer equipment, toys and other merchandise. Consumer electronic giant Sony said the store would demonstrate how Sony and Microsoft's products can work together.