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9 posts from February 2012


Bay Bridge Closure: Westbound Deck Closure Schedule

Bay Bridge Closure: Westbound Deck Closure ScheduleBAY BRIDGE WESTBOUND DECK WILL BE CLOSED
Presidents’ Day Weekend 2012
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 — 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21

Motorists will not be able to drive on the upper deck towards San Francisco during this closure, but the lower deck toward the East Bay will remain open. Motorists have numerous alternatives for getting to San Francisco and for traveling around the Bay Area while the upper deck of the Bay Bridge is closed during Presidents’ Day weekend.

Get the Factsheet for more information (PDF).


Civic Tribute: San Francisco to Honor Tony Bennett

San Francisco to Honor Tony BennettMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced plans for a Citywide civic celebration to honor the acclaimed, award winning singer Tony Bennett whose signature song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” was recorded 50 years ago. The free public tribute with Tony Bennett will take place on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at noon in the City Hall Rotunda.

“Thanks to Tony Bennett, people have been experiencing the magic of San Francisco for 50 years no matter where they are in the world,” said Mayor Lee. “The song reminds us of why we love our City so much and when we are away, it calls us home. Mr. Bennett’s signature voice is celebrated around the world, and when he comes back to San Francisco, our hearts will surely be lifted.” Read more.

Tony Bennett Civic Tribute streamed live at www.sfgovtv.org and will be on SFGovTV2, Cable Channel 78

Bicycling in SF: Mayor Announces Bicycling Increases in the City

Bicycling in SF: Mayor Announces Bicycling Increases in the CityToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced that the number of people riding bicycles in San Francisco increased seven percent since last year and increased 71 percent over the past six years.

"Whether people are biking to work, to school or just to have fun, these latest bicycle counts demonstrate that San Francisco is a national leader in bicycle ridership," said Mayor Lee. "We are using innovative strategies such as bike sharing and installing sharrows, dedicated bike lanes and bike boxes, to make sure that our road network is safe and convenient." Read more.


Virtual Job Fair: City Partners with Technology Community to Post Jobs

HireSF logoMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced changes to HireSF.org, San Francisco’s job matching system, designed to make it easier for companies to access a pool of local talent eager to work for the growing number of pioneering companies in San Francisco. Mayor Lee encouraged the audience of tech entrepreneurs at the 5th annual TechCrunch Crunchies Awards to post job openings for their companies on the revamped HireSF.org, creating a virtual job fair for San Franciscans looking to work in the technology industry.

“San Francisco is forming new partnerships with our City’s vibrant technology community to create good jobs and train San Franciscans with the skills needed in the new economy,” said Mayor Lee. “Working together, we are making it easier to match City residents with technology industry jobs through HireSF.org and other training programs to make San Francisco the ‘Innovation Capital of the World.’” Read more.