San Francisco Mayor London Breed nominated small-business owner Manny Yekutiel on Monday to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board.

Yekutiel, owner of restaurant, bookstore and political event space Manny’s in the Mission, is also a member of the city’s Small Business Commission and board member of the Valencia Corridor Merchants Association.

The nomination, which requires Board of Supervisors approval, would fill the sixth of the seven SFMTA board positions. In August, the Board of Supervisors rejected Breed’s nomination of transit advocate Jane Natoli and approved nominee Sharon Lai, a former city planner. Breed called the board’s rejection of Natoli’s appointment a “deeply cynical move that represents what is wrong with San Francisco politics.”

Natoli would have been the first transgender woman to serve on the board that oversees a huge swath of the city’s transportation and transit infrastructure, including Muni’s budget, parking and safe bike lanes.

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed nominated small business owner Manny Yekutiel on Monday to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board.



Emanuel Yekutiel standing in front of a building: San Francisco Mayor London Breed nominated small business owner Manny Yekutiel to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board.


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San Francisco Mayor London Breed nominated small business owner Manny Yekutiel to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board.


Yekutiel, owner of restaurant, bookstore and political event space Manny’s in the Mission, is also a member of the city’s Small Business Commission and board member of the Valencia Corridor Merchants Association.

The nomination, which requires Board of Supervisors approval, would fill six of the seven SFMTA board positions. In August, the Board of Supervisors rejected Breed’s nomination of transit advocate Jane Natoli and approved nominee Sharon Lai, a former city planner. Breed called the board’s rejection of Natoli’s appointment a “deeply cynical move that represents what is wrong with San Francisco politics.”

Natoli would have been the first transgender woman

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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Businesses like hair salons, nail salons and gyms will be able to reopen indoors in San Francisco as soon as Monday under the latest reopening plan announced late Thursday night by Mayor London Breed.

Beginning Monday, hair salons, barbershops, massage services, nail salons, gyms and fitness centers can resume operation indoors with limited capacity.

“Thank you London Breed, we’re so happy we’re just ecstatic,” said salon owner Jessica Sclamberg, praising Mayor Breed. “I’m over the moon. I could not be more excited we’ve been ready we’ve been waiting for this day. We are thrilled. I can’t even contain my excitement. I’m so happy.”

Under the new guidelines, hotels can also reopen in San Francisco, according to the city, and will also now get to welcome not just essential workers but everyone.

“At least having the opportunity to welcome tourists back in our hotels is something we’re

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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Nail salons, hair salons and barbershops will be able to reopen for outdoor services in San Francisco next Tuesday, Mayor London Breed announced Friday morning.

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Outdoor gyms and fitness centers will be able to open Sept. 9.

This announcement comes nearly six months after the mayor first declared a state of emergency because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of Friday afternoon, there are 9,212 cases of coronavirus and 83 deaths in San Francisco County.

Gov. Newsom also announced a new plan Friday for monitoring COVID-19 in California and reopen certain sectors of the economy, moving away from the county watch list.

The state has now moved to a tiered, color-coded system, showing how counties can move forward with reopening based on the local spread of coronavirus.

The plan classifies county spread as

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