Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Strategy Four Years in the Making

For more than four years a chiropractor, a financial advisor, a sheet metal contractor, a paralegal, a real estate investor and a bisexual prostitute have met every month in a yoga studio on San Francisco’s Sansome Street to discuss a … Continue reading

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San Francisco revitalization money is in the hands of judges

Future funding for revitalizing blighted areas in San Francisco hinges on the results of a California Supreme Court ruling expected in the coming weeks. Gov. Jerry Brown pointed to city redevelopment agencies as cash-wasting bureaucracies when he took office in … Continue reading

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Bay oil spill killed herring, NOAA scientists report

Bay oil spill killed herring, NOAA scientists report by Dan Bacher Pacific herring embryos in shallow waters died in unexpectedly high numbers following the Cosco Busan oil spill in San Francisco Bay in November 2007, according to NOAA scientists and … Continue reading

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Social Media Fuels SoMa Rental Boom — But Will It Be San Francisco’s Next Big …

SAN FRANCISCO — Walk through San Francisco’s bustling SoMa neighborhood and you’d be forgiven for thinking that the economic roller coaster of the last 12 years was nothing more than a bad dream. Both the dot com boom’s epic implosion … Continue reading

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Zynga’s IPO flop could hurt some Silicon Valley startups

Zynga’s unexpected IPO flop this month could be bad news for other Silicon Valley startups. With buzzed-about social media companies having failed so far to make a lasting impression on Wall Street, the bar for going public is likely to … Continue reading

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