Matt Gonzalez, progressive, Green Party poster boy and man-about-town, has been appointed the new Chief Attorney for the SF Public Defender’s Office. He will be in charge of all internal operations for the Public Defender’s Office as well as the budget.
Introducing Park Circa – a start-up that “connects people who have empty parking spaces during a set time to people that need them.” Hey, you’re at work all day, you might as well make the most out of your parking spot by helping out a frustrated driver and making some extra cash in return. It’s community crowd-sourcing at its best.
Let the laughing begin! Comedy festival SF Sketchfest kicks off its 10th year today with the Upright Citizens Brigade at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre. Running through Saturday, February 5th, the festival is hosted by nine venues and includes talent such as Dan Aykroyd, Candice Bergen, James L. Brooks and David Byrne.
Tomorrow the Palace of Fine Arts reopens after a $21.2 million restoration. SF’s pretty pink lady will now be bright and shiny and ready for the masses to enjoy. The PFA was built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Exposition as a temporary structure meant to be dismantled after the fair ended. However, years later, in the immortal words of Sir Elton John – it’s still standing.
You know that guy on your street that takes his nasty, bedbug-ridden mattress and brokedown furniture and old pizza boxes and just dumps them all over the sidewalk? Yeah – him and others who illegally dump are costing the city and taxpayers over $4 million a year. They can be fined up to $1000 if caught and now you can make some cash if you turn them in.
Well, not exactly. According to SF Appeal, “Organizers of the annual Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco will be celebrating the event’s 100th anniversary on New Year’s Day with a special ceremonial run.” But don’t get out that caveman costume and keg float out just yet.