Several members of the public who called in to the meeting expressed support for expanding the program, but some vented frustration at ongoing issues. A Chinatown resident said scooters on sidewalks are a pedestrian safety hazard, noting Scoot was the only scooter company that barred scooters from the area per the community’s request, and wanted more access points for helmets after hearing reports about serious accidents on scooters. A Castro bicyclist complained that bike racks and park benches are often overrun with two-wheelers. … [Read more...] about S.F. to add 500 more scooters while seeking changes to permit program
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Now, he’s looking to the cherry blossom trees as a symbol of hope for the future. Although Osaki doesn’t yet know how much it will cost to tear up the sidewalk and remove the damaged trunks, using the money from the GoFundMe campaign and other contributions, he hopes to have new trees planted by spring so they can bloom along with the rest of the neighborhood’s cherry blossoms. … [Read more...] about Vandalized cherry blossom trees in S.F. Japantown receive $30,000 in crowdfunding
Saddened by the images of the Jan. 6 pro-Trump insurrection in Washington, D.C., Alvarado, 25, a computer science graduate student from Sacramento, said he stood in front of the state Capitol for five hours Saturday and planned to do the same Sunday. He said he would return on inauguration day if his class schedule allowed it. … [Read more...] about Heavily fortified state Capitol in Sacramento met by one protester — in support of police
Napa deputies obtained search warrants for Rogers’ home and business after receiving an anonymous tip that he had several illegal guns, the sheriff’s department said. Investigators said they found more than 50 guns, several of which were unregistered or illegal, more that 15,000 rounds of ammunition, and several pounds of gun powder and bomb-making materials at his residence. … [Read more...] about Napa businessman arrested on felony charges of having large cache of illegal weapons, pipe bombs
The trouble is, the technology comes too late for thousands of people who infected others without knowing it. Hundreds, if not thousands, of deaths could have been prevented had the federal government acted earlier and approved use of the technology, which has been around for a long time, said Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, a professor of medicine and infectious diseases at UCSF. … [Read more...] about Rapid home coronavirus testing kits are finally coming to the Bay Area. Why did it take so long?