2009 DPW in the News

December 2009
December 24 For Arborists, Danger Just Part of the Job, SF Examiner
December 24 DPW Urban Forestry Crew Hard at Work, SF Chronicle
December 5 111-year old Sunnyside Conservatory Reopens, SF Chronicle

November 2009
November 22 DPW Spruces up Downtown for Shoppers, SF Chronicle
November 19 Best New Buildings of the Decade Listed, Curbed SF
November 18 SF Building Green Streets, SF Streetsblog

October 2009
October 16 Mayor and City remember Loma Prieta earthquake, SF Examiner
October 14 Record rainfall, DPW answers the call, SF Examiner
October 13 DPW responds during October storm, SF Examiner
October 13 High winds, heavy rain expected, DPW gets ready, SF Chronicle
October 12 DPW takes action to amidst sudden downpour, ABC 7- TV
October 12 DPW and SF residents prepare for storm, ABC 7- TV
October 11 Turn Brown Leaves Green campaign launched, SF Examiner
October 9 New software used to catch graffiti vandals, SF Examiner
October 7 DPW Workers get healthy info at Health fair, SF Examiner

September 2009
September 16 NYC initiative inspires Pavement to Parks, Forbes Magazine
September 11 DPW selects design team for cruise terminal, SF Business Times
September 11 DPW pushes street space projects, SF Streetsblog
September 10 Miracle on Divisadero Street, Curbed SF Blog
September 10 Broadway Gardens a 'place of pride', SF Chronicle
September 8 Crews break ground on Divisadero, SF Examiner
September 8 Two newest pedestrian plazas nearly complete, SF Streetsblog
September 3 100th Street Park celebrated, SF Examiner
September 1 Ingleside Branch Library opens, SF Chronicle

August 2009
August 22 DPW uses goats to mow down weeds, SF Examiner
August 28 Volunteers transform street park, SF Examiner
August 28 Zero Graffiti a goal for students, Academy of Art Blog
August 24 Chinatown cleanup scheduled, KRON 4- TV
August 13 Land dispute holds up train crossing, SF Examiner
August 12 City workers taking the lead on LEED, SF Examiner
August 12 Clean Sweep, SF Chronicle
August 11 Cleaning Blitz aims to clean up Mission Street, KTVU-TV
August 11 City gives TLC to grimy streets, SF Examiner
August 9 Volunteers scrub District Five, SF Chronicle
August 4 Lower Potrero design revealed, SF Streetsblog

July 2009
July 23 DPW clarifies street tree process, SF Chronicle
July 20 Valencia project to bring improvements, SF Streetsblog
July 10 Beach Brush Up beautifies urban coastline, SF Chronicle

June 2009
June 23 DPW removes sand at Ocean Beach, SF Chronicle
June 23 Palm trees planted on Dolores, SF Chronicle
June 18 Mohammed Nuru-Fathers Making a Difference, Sun-Reporter
June 10 DPW to work on new cruise ship terminal, SF Chronicle
June 15 Richmond Library praised, The Examiner
June 8 $11 million secured for paving projects, SF Examiner

May 2009
May 19 Cost of cigarette litter may fall on SF smokers, New York Times
May 19 Bay to Breakers clean up faster, SF Chronicle
May 19 17th Street plaza SF's newest public space, SF Chronicle
May 19 DPW invites public to tour facilities, SF Chronicle
May 16 SF Chinatown residents pitch in to clean up, KPIX-TV CBS 5
May 14 Pedestrian-friendly plaza in Castro unveiled, SF Examiner
May 14 Castro plaza opens, three more on tap, SF Chronicle
May 13 First Pavement To Parks plaza unveiled, SF Streetsblog
May 13 Bond measure proposed to repair streets, SF Chronicle

April 2009
April 29 Cost of blight could rise, SF Examiner
April 28 Trees getting cut back for advertising, SF Examiner
April 25 Graffiti should not be tolerated, SF Examiner
April 24 Sidewalk gum cleaners have a blast, SF Examiner
April 24 SF unveils new steps to combat graffiti, KPIX-TV CBS 5
April 23 SFemploys new machine to clean up sidewalk gum, KCBS 740AM
April 23 City wants quicker action on graffiti, The Examiner
April 23 Forum with Michael Krasny: Graffiti in SF, KQED Radio

March 2009
March 28 Graffiti judged low priority in SF, SF Chronicle
March 26 Stimulus funds help with paving projects, SF Examiner
March 26 SF has tough time prosecuting graffiti cases, SF Chronicle
March 25 New pedestrian plaza at 17th and Market Streets, SF Streetsblog
March 19 Fighting the battle against graffiti, SF Chronicle
March 11 City surpasses Mayor's tree planting challenge, KCBS 740AM

February 2009
February 28 Portola district gets new library, SF Chronicle


Also available to view are the archived news stories from 2008.