San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has repeatedly proclaimed that a city-sponsored youth employment program “created” more than 5,000 jobs last year. This year the same program, Summer Jobs+, placed more than 6,800 young people in new positions. As the city prepares to issue its scorecard for 2013, we can expect more claims of jobs created, including “permanent” ones. Read more
As California pushes forward on a wide range of aggressive goals to curb its contribution to climate change, the same solution that’s the centerpiece of the state’s effort — a cap-and-trade market for carbon emissions — is moving forward in a big way on the international stage. Read more
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The high-profile murder of a San Francisco woman more than 12 years ago showed just how ineffective the city was at dealing with domestic violence cases.
The death of Claire Joyce Tempongko spurred an investigation by the Department on the Status of Women into the city’s enforcement of domestic violence policies. Read more