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16 posts from December 2009


Watch Mayor Newsom's Year-End Video Update - 12.29.2009

Myr200912 Watch Mayor Newsom's latest video update on Youtube highlighting the City's progress in 2009.

Homicides are down more than 50 percent. MTA had the highest on time performance for MUNI in years and the solar incentive program doubled the number of solar installations. Happy New Year!

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Make San Francisco Home for the New Year

Onlyinsf-logo San Francisco is a wonderful City that offers lots of opportunities to enjoy the New Year. The one thing you most likely won’t find in San Francisco this holiday season is snow. Expect instead a flurry of fun. Ice rinks, tree lightings, theatre, music and a delightful mix of new and old traditions.

For a calendar of great San Francisco events in December and January please visit the SF Convention & Visitors Bureau web site.


Shop San Francisco and Get More

Shop SF get more logo 12/22/09 - With just 3 shopping days left until Christmas Day, San Francisco Convention and Visitor's Bureau wants to remind everyone to shop locally and get even greater rewards. San Francisco Bay Area residents receive special offers when you show your ZIP Code at participating San Francisco merchants.

For more information visit:

Shop San Francisco Get More


Mayor Newsom and SFMTA Announce 2010 Sunday Streets Dates, Details

San Francisco Sunday Streets logo 12/21/09 – Following the success of Sunday Streets in its second year, Mayor Newsom today announced the program will return as a new and permanent San Francisco tradition.

“We introduced Sunday Streets in 2008 as an incentive for San Franciscans to become more active and healthy, and experience the diverse communities within our city,” said Mayor Newsom. “The people of San Francisco have shown great support, and we are proud to expand the number and duration of Sunday Streets events in 2010, and add at least one regular car-free recreational space.” Read more

Mayor Newsom Announces Winners of This Year's Community Challenge Grants for Neighborhood Greening Projects

Mayor Newsom Announces Winners of This Year’s Community Challenge Grants for Neighborhood Greening Projects 12/18/09 – Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced the winners of the Community Challenge Grant Program (CCG), formerly known as the Neighborhood Beautification Fund. The program provides matching grants to local residents, businesses, non-profits and other community groups to make physical improvements to their neighborhoods.

The Community Challenge Grant Program has awarded 29 grants totaling $723,839.00 and, combined with the first round earlier this year, the CCG awarded a year total of $1,244,000.00.

The CCG focuses on projects that directly engage residents and businesses in creating green spaces, gathering places, public art, and other neighborhood amenities by featuring and applying ecologically friendly practices. The program is an important tool for enabling communities to take the lead in conducting small scale improvements in their own communities, and is a critical component of San Francisco’s Livable City Initiative. Read more