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07/20/2012

Sunday Streets: 2012 Season Opens

Sunday Streets: 2012 Season OpensThe eight-month Sunday Streets 2012 season opens streets to pedestrians, cyclists and people-powered wheels of all kinds by temporarily removing vehicular traffic on select Sundays, transforming street-space usually reserved for cars into recreational space for everyone to enjoy safely.

Sunday Streets is a series of events put on by the City of San Francisco to encourage health, community and fun, inspired by similar events in cities throughout the world.  A Sunday Streets event creates a large, temporary, public space by closing off stretches of a neighborhood’s streets to automobile traffic, and opening them to pedestrians, bicyclists, and activities for several hours on a predetermined Sunday. Read more.

05/24/2012

Golden Gate Bridge: Celebration Plans and Closure 5/27 9-10pm

Golden-gate-bridgeMay 27, 2012 marks 75 years for the Golden Gate Bridge and a wonderful opportunity to recognize the history, beauty, and ingenuity of this famous span. A spectacular festival is being planned for the 2012 Memorial Day weekend. Recalling the historic "Golden Gate Bridge Fiesta" in 1937, the event will tell the story of the Bridge and provide an opportunity for the entire community to celebrate together.

For more information about the celebrations please visit the Golden Bridge Anniversary website.

Please note: The Golden Gate Bridge will be closed from 9 pm to 10 pm for the fireworks show.

03/06/2012

Neighborhoods Renewal: Mayor Announces Invest in Neighborhoods Initiative

Mayor Announces Invest in Neighborhoods InitiativeMayor Edwin M. Lee today launched his Invest in Neighborhoods Initiative, a renewed effort to marshal City and private sector resources and services to help revitalize the City’s neighborhood commercial corridors, support neighborhood small businesses and boost neighborhood job creation. The Invest in Neighborhoods Initiative will build on the City’s existing patchwork of programs that support neighborhood small businesses and commercial corridors and aims to prioritize, leverage and better coordinate resources and services available across City departments, nonprofits and the private sector to targeted commercial corridors throughout the City.

Standing with District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen on the vibrant, revitalized San Bruno Avenue in the Portola District, Mayor Lee also announced the first phase of the new neighborhood initiative – the convening of the Invest in Neighborhoods Strategy Working Group of City department heads, neighborhood business leaders and technical experts to evaluate existing resources and tools, identify best practices and make recommendations for a more comprehensive strategy and additional resources through the Mayor’s FY 2012-2013 budget. Read more.

02/15/2012

Sunday Streets: Mayor Announces Return of Sunday Streets

Mayor Announces Return of Sunday StreetsMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the return of the popular Sunday Streets program with a full schedule of car-free events starting Sunday, March 11th, along the Embarcadero. The eight-month Sunday Streets 2012 season opens streets to pedestrians, cyclists and people-powered wheels of all kinds by temporarily removing vehicular traffic on select Sundays, transforming street-space usually reserved for cars into recreational space for everyone to enjoy safely.

“Sunday Streets not only showcases San Francisco’s commitment to sustainability and innovation, it is a proven cost-effective way to better health for San Franciscans,” said Mayor Lee. “We’re committed to ensuring the program’s continued growth and success in 2012 and beyond. We look forward to returning to Chinatown, doing a more frequent Mission route, and adding a new route in the Southwest neighborhoods of our City to bring the benefits of Sunday Streets to more San Francisco neighborhoods.” Read more.

02/09/2012

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