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6 posts from December 2012


SF Events: San Francisco Celebrates New Year

New_years_21dec12On New Year's Eve, come and enjoy the annual San Francisco Fireworks celebration. 

Fireworks by the Bay
Dec. 31, 2012
Mission Street on The Embarcadero Pier 14

The City and County of San Francisco’s New Year’s Eve free, midnight fireworks show will be staged from barges located 1,000 feet out in the bay off of Pier 14 (foot of Mission Street on The Embarcadero). The best public viewing locations are the wide sidewalks that run on both sides of The Embarcadero between Mission and Howard Streets. The pyrotechnics can also be viewed along The Embarcadero in the vicinity of Washington Street and Justin Herman Plaza. There is zero tolerance for alcohol at this family friendly event. And remember Muni rides are free from 8 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2012 until 6 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2013.

For a complete list of events, please visit the San Francisco Travel website.


Muni Service: Muni Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Free Ride

Muni Service:  Muni Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Free RideThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) reminds Municipal Railway (Muni) customers that service will be complimentary on all vehicles Friday, Dec. 28 to celebrate Muni’s 100th Anniversary, and on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.

Take a Free Ride as Muni Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Friday, Dec. 28, 5 a.m., through Saturday, Dec. 29, 5 a.m.

The SFMTA wants everyone to “Come on and Take a Free Ride” to celebrate Muni’s 100th anniversary. Muni service will be free to all customers from 5 a.m. Dec. 28 through 5 a.m. Dec. 29. Muni, the first publicly owned, land-based transit agency originated in San Francisco on this date in 1912. Read more.


Education Funding: Mayor Announces $30 million Federal Education Grant

Education Funding: Mayor Announces $30 million Federal Education GrantMayor Edwin M. Lee and Superintendent Richard Carranza announced that the U.S. Department of Education has selected San Francisco's Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) to receive a five-year, up to $30 million Promise Neighborhoods implementation grant, among the highest amount granted of only six other selected areas in the nation.

"The Promise Neighborhoods grants will not only help our children succeed in school, but these grants will lift up families and whole communities," said Mayor Lee. "I thank President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for choosing the Mission community as one of seven recipients of the Promise Neighborhoods implementation grants so that we can continue to prepare our youth for the 21st Century workforce." Read more.


Pedestrian Safety: City Moves Forward with Pedestrian Strategy

Pedestrian Safety: City Moves Forward with Pedestrian StrategyToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and San Francisco Department of Public Health to announce the draft Pedestrian Strategy is nearing completion. City officials, advocates and community groups reaffirmed their commitment to pedestrian safety during the holiday shopping season today at the Powell Street Promenade where existing pedestrian improvements have helped holiday shoppers stay safe on busy San Francisco sidewalks. 

As outlined in the Pedestrian Safety Executive Directive, the Pedestrian Strategy will reduce serious or fatal pedestrian injuries by 25 percent by 2016 and by 50 percent by 2021, increase walking and make all neighborhoods safe for pedestrians. Mayor Lee will finalize the plan early next year. Read more.


Public Safety: Police Dept Announces Crime Prevention Tool

Public Safety: Police Dept Announces Crime Prevention ToolThe Line-Up is a crime prevention tool that allows the public to get involved through social media. The goal is to get the public involved in solving cold case files by watching and identifying video surveillance of suspects committing crimes. Contact information will be listed below and the public can be anonymous if they choose. The San Francisco Police Department will be releasing one video per week of suspect(s) involved in a criminal act. Remember, you have the power to make a difference in our community. Be a crime fighter and help us in identifying these criminals. Read more.