This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 6 In a little valley ringed by trees on the edge of the Presidio of San Francisco is a lost cemetery containing the graves of hundreds of merchant seamen, buried years ago and forgotten. The graves are unmarked and the names of many buried there are unknown. The cemetery itself, located just beyond the closed Public Health Service Hospital near 15th Avenue and Lake Street, is invisible. The graves, which once had neat wooden headstones enclosed by a fence, were buried under 16 feet of debris from excavations of a missile site in the 1950s. A parking lot was built at the same time over one corner of the graveyard and a tennis court over another. And then the cemetery was forgotten -- literally covered up. Now, archaeologists from the Presidio Trust, which operates the former Army post, are looking into the lost cemetery with an eye to explaining it to the … [Read more...] about SAN FRANCISCO / Merchant seamen forgotten in death / Mariners’ cemetery buried in debris, used as parking lot
Last week, McDonald’s confirmed to CNBC that its U.S. test of the McPlant burger has ended. Yes, that means the fast food corporation’s first ever meatless burger is no more, absent any announcement of a nationwide launch. This news may be disappointing news to some fans of the burger, but as a mostly-vegetarian, I say good riddance. When I tried the McPlant burger back in February , when it first launched in Bay Area restaurants , I declared it a McNope. The Beyond Meat patty made with peas, rice and potatoes was lacking in flavor, and its presentation conjured the words "floppy," "soggy" and "gloopy." I concluded that I would only eat it under dire circumstances. So I can't say I'm too sad to see it go. But it is a little disappointing to see how little interest Americans seem to have in eating plant-based burgers. J.P. Morgan analyst Ken Goldman told CNBC that McDonald's employees claimed the burger wasn't selling very well. According to analysis from BTIG , … [Read more...] about McDonald’s discontinued its fake meat burger the McPlant. Good riddance.
This week, amid disquieting revelations about District Attorney Brooke Jenkins’ financial disclosures, her former boss blasted an email out to his supporters. “Brooke Jenkins failed to meet the standards the people of San Francisco deserve,” former District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s wrote. Jenkins has faced scrutiny for presenting herself as a volunteer for the recall effort that booted Boudin from office, while accepting more than $100,000 in consulting fees from organizations linked to the campaign to oust him. Those activities, he said were “unbecoming of the office of District Attorney.” At the end of the email was a large, blue “contribute” button, though it was not clear what cause he was fundraising for. The email was paid for by the political committee Boudin for District Attorney 2023. Boudin has said he would not enter this fall’s special election that will decide who will finish out the rest of what would have been a four-year term. But he has also not ruled out … [Read more...] about Ex-S.F. D.A. Chesa Boudin is sending out fundraising emails, fueling speculation over whether he’ll run again
The pending eviction of a 61-year-old chef from his Western Addition home of more than half a century was indefinitely delayed Friday after a series of protests calling attention to the situation, according to Supervisor Dean Preston, who is fighting the eviction. The eviction of 61 year-old Richard Henegan is one of five pending at the MLK-Marcus Garvey Apartments, a 211-unit co-operative in the Western Addition. Henegan said he was packing up boxes in the apartment at 1218 Pierce St. when he heard the news. “I immediately dropped to my knees and thanked the lord for bringing the people into my life who are working so hard and diligently to keep me housed,” he said. A lawyer representing Kalco Properties, which manages the property, confirmed that the property management company “has taken the eviction off-calendar with the Sheriff’s office so that the parties, the City and HUD can have time to engage and consider alternatives,” according to text correspondence shared by … [Read more...] about This 61-year-old chef was facing homelessness. Now his eviction from an S.F. co-op is on hold
The health care union organizing an upcoming strike of more than 2,000 Kaiser Permanente mental health workers said Thursday that the health care giant was illegally canceling appointments ahead of the planned labor action. The National Union of Healthcare Workers filed a complaint with state officials Thursday accusing Kaiser officials of canceling or suspending mental and behavioral health services citing the workers’ strike, which is set to begin on Monday. Reasons for strike include worker complaints over high wait times for patients — weeks or even months, according to the union — as well as high workloads and burnout among staff. According to state law, Kaiser would have to continue providing timely health care to patients, even during the strike: If in-network services are not available, Kaiser must arrange for out-of-network care for its patients at the same cost, according to SB221, a California law passed last year requiring health plans to provide timely access to … [Read more...] about Kaiser is canceling mental health appointments ahead of strikes, union claims
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 San Francisco wants to extend the pandemic-era program used to shelter homeless people in hotels through the end of the year as official face the daunting task of rehousing hundreds of people still living in them. Officials and advocates said the program helped to reduce the number of people living on city streets over the past two years. Advocates protested shutting down sites, wanting to keep filling them as temporary shelters even if permanent housing is uncertain , although some question how effective it’s been in getting people into long-term housing and treatment. The city also now faces millions of dollars in claims for property damage from hotel owners. Since April 2020, the program has sheltered 3,771 people in 25 hotels, according to the homelessness department. Less than half of the people who exited hotels went into permanent housing and few have entered residential … [Read more...] about S.F. wants to extend hotel homeless shelters, but are residents housed when they leave?