Doug Sovern

Jeb Bush Rides In Uber With Slogan On License Plate Holder He May Not LikeRepublican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush was spotted riding in an Uber car with a license plate holder reading “Fresh As F**k,” during his visit to San Francisco Thursday.
FCC Looking To Close Digital Divide: 21 Percent Of Californians Either Have No Internet Or Still Use Dial UpCalifornia is slowly closing the digital divide, but a new survey shows millions of Californians still rely on dial-up Internet service or aren’t online at all. The federal government is looking to change that.
African Americans Have Made Up More Than Half Of Homicides In San Francisco In 201512 of the 23 people killed in San Francisco in 2015 have been African American.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Counterpart In Cleveland Don’t Make Wager, Instead Holding Food Bank ChallengeFans can donate to each of their local food banks and whichever team's fans donate the most will be declared the winner at the end of the NBA Finals.
Homeless Children Get Singing, Dancing Lessons From San Francisco Cast Of ‘The Book of Mormon’It was all part of the Broadway Serves program.
Adult Recess-Day Activities Overtake Oakland’s Frank Ogawa PlazaOakland's Frank Ogawa Plaza was transformed with a climbing wall, a volleyball court, tug-of-war, and other games for city workers to play with as part of Adult Recess Day.
Gov. Brown Forgets To Endorse San Francisco Mayor Lee For Reelection; Returns To Stage, Makes It OfficialCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown endorsed San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee for reelection at a business conference, but he missed his opportunity to do so during his speech.
BART Blames Manufacturing Defect For Broken Rail; Says No Danger Of Another BreakBART blames a manufacturing defect for the broken rail that delayed trains for six hours two weeks ago. The good news is that they say they’ve inspected the rest of the rails and didn’t find any other flaws.
BART Could See More Breakdowns On Tracks, Needs More Than $4 Billion To Upgrade InfrastructureBART officials said the 10-inches of rail broke on a newer section of tracks, and the rails like the cars badly need to be replaced.
Voter-Approved $48 Million Announced To Be Dedicated To San Francisco Muni ImprovementsSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced $48 million in new voter-approved funding for the city’s transit system on Monday. The money will go toward improvements for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the hiring of 244 people.
Gov. Brown Speeds Up California’s Climate Change Response With New Executive OrderGovernor Jerry Brown wants California to slash its carbon footprint even more quickly than is already called for in the continent's most ambitious climate change law.
Bay Area Catholics Rally Around Archbishop, Say He’s Unfairly PortrayedThe controversial head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco has some very public critics, but now he has some equally public defenders. A new group of San Francisco Catholics has formed to support Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.