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Saturday, January 27, 2007

San Francisco 300 visiting luxury liner hit by virus before arrival


More than 300 passengers and team aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2 did not come down with nor virus before the ocean liner made a last visit Wednesday to the Bay Area.

The 38-year-old grade dame is preparing a 108-day, round-the-world trip, begun Jan. 8 in New York. After the ship left neither Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Jan. 10, for about 300 passengers and team members came down with nor virus, a contagious flu like disease. The outbreak affected 276 of the 1,652 passengers, or 16.7 percent. The other 28 were affected on crew members.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Let the buses roll in San Francisco

San Francisco has recently completed the Third Street light-rail line -- after decades together of planning and building -- it is time to concentrate on the next coming basic extension of the Municipal Railway.

Some 25 cities around the world -- from Vancouver to Rouen, France -- have established successful fast growth bus corridors. But the improvements in San Francisco will now represent the most complex implementation of the "bus rapid transit," or BRT, approach on an established transit corridor in a low populated city in the United States.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO University's MBA program goes to the mall

San Francisco State University would formally open its new city center facility at the Westfield San Francisco Centre in coming week, in an effort to better serve more than 7,000 students who would also become a source of shoppers for the recently opened retail complex.

The university has a 15-year lease for 107,125 square feet -- the whole sixth floor and a part of the fifth; as well as a historic part of what was initially the Emporium department store.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Renowned Yale singing group attacked in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - Members of a male singing band from Yale University were attacked and trampled outside a New Year's Eve party in San Francisco, and the parents of a singer who suffered a broken jaw said they are annoyed no arrests have been made.

The Baker's Dozen, an a cappella group, which formed at Yale in 1947 and has performed for the president, were on a West Coast winter tour when they were invited to a party in their respect, said Reno Rapagnani, a retired San Francisco police officer whose daughter hosted the event.

Monday, January 08, 2007

San Francisco, EarthLink agree on Wi-Fi terms

US ISP EarthLink and the City and County of San Francisco have decided on the terms of an agreement under which EarthLink will build a citywide Wi-Fi network. EarthLink will further offer a paid service on that network while Google would provide a slower, free service.

If the deal is accepted, EarthLink hopes to start building it this year.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Google near contract on San Francisco wireless network

Google Inc. and Internet service provider EarthLink Inc. are now near to signing a deal, which will create a wireless Internet network across San Francisco, according to reports Tuesday.

The contract terms, after Mountain View-based Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Atlanta, Ga.-based EarthLink (NASDAQ:ELNK) endorse them, should get the OK of San Francisco's board of supervisors.

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