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Rough Times for Wag Pet Hotel PDF Print E-mail
News - Work
Written by Lori Higa   
Tuesday, 07 July 2009

It’s been said that there are more dogs than kids in the City, and there are numbers to back that up. According to the San Francisco Animal Care and Control Department (ACC), there’s an estimated 120,000 dogs, compared to upwards of 113,000 children.  One neighborhood in particular – where the Mission, South-of-Market and Potrero Hill converge, at Harrison and 15th streets – has become a node for catering to pets and their owners.  The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) – and its new Leanne Roberts animal hospital – Petco, PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support), ACC, Franklin Square park – a favorite of dog walkers – are all located within a ten minute stroll.

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Local Businesses Lead the Fight Against Global Warming PDF Print E-mail
News - Energy
Written by John Motsinger and Jamie Fine   
Monday, 18 May 2009

Rene Feliciano clocks in at 6:30 on Monday morning. By nine o’clock, she has helped pack a small fleet of trucks to supply a handful of California’s supermarkets and restaurants. One big rig heads up the Pacific Coast to Eureka; two more traverse the great Central Valley destined for Sacramento and Fresno; another heads south across the Santa Cruz Mountains. Their cargo: organic produce from one of San Francisco’s greenest wholesale distributors.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2009
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Seawall Lot 337 Proposal to Incorporate Mixed-Use Development, But Sacrifices Arts Theme PDF Print E-mail
News - Land Use
Written by Kerry Fleisher   
Monday, 18 May 2009

Representatives from the San Francisco Giants, Wilson Meany Sullivan, and Kenwood Investments convened at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce last month to outline revisions to their development proposal for Seawall Lot 337 and Pier 48, currently the site of a parking lot just south of AT&T stadium.  The speakers reviewed their plans to construct a mixed-use district that will feature family-friendly open space along the waterfront.  However, due to economic pressures, the team has eliminated the original Performing Arts Pavilion and multi-use arena from the plan, and reduced the amount of retail space in favor of offices.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2009
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Consumer Advocates Concerned Over Carbon Study PDF Print E-mail
News - Energy
Written by Herman Wong   

Earlier this year the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) authorized Southern California Edison Company to spend upwards of $30 million on the Hydrogen Energy California study, or HECA.  HECA will examine the feasibility of developing a facility to turn petroleum coke, a refinery byproduct, into a gas that could be used to produce electricity.  Much of the related greenhouse gases would be captured and stored underground.  According to Mark Nelson, the investor owned utility’s director of generation planning and strategy, “It’s got a lot of really strong attributes that make it compelling for the customers.”

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2009
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Healthy San Franciscans Find a Home at San Francisco General Hospital PDF Print E-mail
News - Health/Consumer
Written by Herman Wong   
Thursday, 30 April 2009

Federico Lauchengco represents the best of what Healthy San Francisco (HSF), the City’s universal health care program, hopes to achieve.  Last year the 54 year old enrolled in the program, and began receiving regular checkups at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH).  Lauchengco’s cholesterol level and blood pressure were tested for the first time since he immigrated to the United States five years ago. His sister, Elvira Lazaro, who accompanied Lauchengco to the hospital, said HSF represented security against the unpredictability of illness.  “There’s a place to go if he is sick,” Lazaro said.  “It makes him feel secure that if anything ever happened he has a place to go.”

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