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San Francisco Police Department Struggles to Solve Homicides PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Herman Wong   
Tuesday, 10 March 2009

In the last two years murder rates have increased in San Francisco, while clearance rates have declined.  Last year the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) solved only roughly one-third of homicide cases.   As the City searches for a new police chief, a pressing concern is how the murder clearance rate - the percentage of homicide cases closed - can be improved.  “Twenty, 20, and even 40 percent [clearance rate] is not acceptable,” said Theresa Sparks, San Francisco Police Commission president.

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San Francisco Attempts to Reduce Pollution at New Residential Developments PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andrea de Brito   
Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Sporting a Chinese lucky number in its address, 888 7th Street sits across the street from the 280 Freeway, Golden Gate Disposal and Recycling offices, and the Caltrain tracks.  The recently constructed complex is noticeable in the middle of Potrero Hill’s old industrial belt.  Its exterior is clad with futuristic-looking lime green sheets of glass, installed not only for modern appeal but to block the courtyard and the building’s interior spaces from noise and air pollution. Though sleek signs with the developer’s contact information still decorate the building’s sides, all of its units have been sold.

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Community Oversight of Area Plans Yet to Emerge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Tehrani   
Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Under the recently adopted Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plan, which rezoned large swaths of Dogpatch, Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, and Showplace Square, a Citizens Advisory Committee, or CAC, will be established to ensure citizen involvement in plan implementation.  Regulations adopted last month state that the CAC is to be the “….central community advisory body charged with providing input to City agencies and decision makers with regard to all activities related to implementation of the Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plans.”  The thirteen member committee will be primarily charged with reviewing and overseeing development-related community improvement projects and commenting on Area Plan monitoring efforts.

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Center Offers Options to Women PDF Print E-mail
News - Health/Consumer
Written by Deia de Brito   
Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Nineteen years ago Eleanor Drey was teaching English to high school students. Today, she’s an associate clinical professor of obstetrics-gynecology (OB/GYN) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), performing caesarean sections, hysterectomies, Pap smears and abortions.  Dr. Drey has also served as the Medical Director of San Francisco General Hospital’s (SFGH) Women’s Options Center for the past half-decade.

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San Francisco Unified School District Serves Healthy Food to Students PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lori Higa   
Wednesday, 11 February 2009

San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is turning the old saying “there’s no free lunch” on its head.  As a result of activist principals, parents and students, and with support from federally-mandated programs, SFUSD now serves some of the healthiest, freshest, tastiest and perhaps happiest meals in town, at low- and sometimes, no-cost.  SFUSD provides meals to students at 34 preschools, 102 elementary, middle, and high schools, eight county/court schools and nine charter schools.

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