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Cable May Shutter Potrero Power Plant PDF Print E-mail
News - Land Use
Written by Greg Thomas   
Thursday, 30 April 2009

The Trans Bay Cable (TBC) – a 53-mile transmission line that will connect San Francisco to Pittsburgh – is in its 17th month of construction at the Pittsburgh Converter Substation on the northern fringe of the City of Pittsburgh. It’s expected to plug into a substation at the intersection of Illinois and 23rd streets roughly a year from now.  According to San Francisco Public Utility Commission (SFPUC) officials, the cable will provide a reliable way to transmit clean energy to San Francisco.  The cable is “a giant extension cord,” said Karen Kubick, SFPUC manager of infrastructure development. 

Progress Made Towards San Francisco General Hospital Rebuild PDF Print E-mail
News - Health/Consumer
Written by Herman Wong   
Thursday, 30 April 2009

Groundbreaking for San Francisco General Hospital’s (SFGH) new acute care center, earthquake retrofits, and energy back-up system could begin as soon as this May.  Preparatory measures for the hospital’s rebuild are already well underway.  The current plans exclude a previously proposed helipad, as well as the removal of trees along the hospital’s Potrero Street entrance.  The hospital’s redevelopment project will be paid for by a bond measure passed last November.

Eastern Neighborhoods Transportation Planning Process Continues PDF Print E-mail
News - Transportation
Written by Christine Lias   
Thursday, 30 April 2009

A couple dozen Mission District, Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, and South of Market (SoMa) – collectively known as the Eastern Neighborhoods – residents gathered earlier this year to learn about an effort to engage community members in transportation planning in the area.  The outreach effort will eventually morph into a $1.25 million Eastern Neighborhoods Transportation Implementation Planning Study, or EN TRIPS. 

San Francisco Identification Comes to Those Who Wait PDF Print E-mail
News - Government
Written by Julie Johnson   
Thursday, 02 April 2009

Special from missionlocal.org

Want one of San Francisco’s new City-issued ID cards?  You’ll have to wait until July—or perhaps longer by the time you read this.

Energy-Efficient Products: Hype or Headache? PDF Print E-mail
News - Energy
Written by Lori Higa   
Tuesday, 16 December 2008

With money tight and higher prices for food, transportation and utilities, consumers are increasingly turning to energy efficient products with the hope of slashing their bills. But in the midst of this green revolution, some items aren’t performing as well as expected.

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