San Francisco Mayor To Unveil Housing Affordability Plan

Seattle vs. San Francisco: It's about more than football





It also includes a push in Sacramento to reform the Ellis Act, which has driven tenant displacements, thereby protecting the citys dwindling rent-controlled housing; and an initiative that will target small buildings of five to 15 units that are about to change hands and offer incentives to non-profit housing organizations to buy and maintain them without evictions. Thats where the speculators attack, Lee said of the smaller buildings. Lee also plans to announce a doubling of the amount of down-payment assistance to $200,000 available to eligible new homeowners; and creation of a distinct assistance program geared specifically to teachers. In addition, the city will speed approvals for new construction, prioritize those that are 100% affordable, and roll a proportion of property taxes gleaned from new developments back into those projects to increase the number of units that can be offered at affordable rates. visit http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-san-francisco-mayor-housing-plan-20140116,0,3642393.story





San Francisco 49ers: Scouting Reports for Seattle Seahawks Wide Receivers





YOU CAN DEFINITELY FEEL IT HERE IN UNION SQUARE AND ALL ACROSS SAN FRANCISCO. IN FACT, EVERYWHERE YOU GO IN THE CITY THERE IS A SENSE OF FOOTBALL FRENZY IN ANTICIPATION OF SUNDAY'S BIG AIM. -- GAME. EVEN THE FAMOUS SAN FRANCISCO CABLE CARS HAVE A CASE OF 49ER FEVER, HOPING TO GET PEOPLE WORKED UP INTO A COLORFUL STATE OF MIND WITH RED AND GOLD. WE ASKED TODAY ABOUT THE FAN FRENZY SWEEPING NORTHERN CALIFORNIA . IT LOOKS LIKE YOU GOT IT. ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPER BOWL. CAN'T WAIT. visit http://www.kcra.com/news/san-francisco-gets-49ers-fever-before-nfc-title-game/-/11797728/23989282/-/215i7nz/-/index.html







San Francisco gets 49ers fever before NFC title game





2013 line: 65 receptions on 97 targets, 911 yards, 5 touchdowns, 3 dropped passes. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images Tate does his work in the short passing game. Tates locational splits are the most severe of all the three main receivers. Not only are 47 of his 97 targets short, under 10 yards through the air, http://news.yahoo.com/ but 48 of his targets appear between the numbersthey like hitting Tate on short crossing patterns and slants over the middle. Add to that the 14 passes Tates caught behind the line of scrimmage, and his usage pattern becomes clearthey like getting the ball to Tate quickly in space, allowing him to slip through tackles and turn the ball upfield. Indeed, he forced 21 missed tackles this season, making him by far Seattles most elusive receiverhes essentially playing the role Percy Harvin would have played had he been healthy this season. Tates most impressive line might come in quick passes out to the right side of the field. Hes been targeted 13 times there and caught 12 of those passes for 106 yards. Hes consistent when he gets the ball, which is vitally important on those short dumps and comeback routes. In fact, on all passes thrown fewer than 10 yards beyond the line of scrimmage, Tate is 52 of 61, for a superb catch rate of 85.2 percent. The key to stopping Tate, then, is to take him down the second he gets the ballif hes allowed to turn it upfield, hes exceptionally elusive, so the 49ers need to stop him before hes able to build up a head of steam. One interesting statistical note about Tates performance deepwhile Tate is rarely targeted deep, he did pull in six out of 10 passes marked as 20-plus yards downfield and to the left side of the numbers. On all other passes of 10 or more yards downfield, Tate caught seven balls on 26 targets. This is most likely statistical noise, but its worth watching out if hes streaking down the left sideline against Tarell Brownif hes going to make any noise deep, thats where he'll most likely do it. 2013 line: 52 receptions on 76 targets, 808 yards, 5 touchdowns, 2 dropped passes. Elaine Thompson/Associated Press Baldwin primarily lines up in the slot. Baldwins done most of his work out of the slot this season, running about 68.8 percent of his routes there, picking up 35 catches on 52 targets. Hes also been big on third downwhile Tate has more third-down receptions than Baldwin does, Baldwins 304 third-down yards lead the team, and he completes 65.4 percent of his catches then, as well. Fourteen of those catches resulted in first downsBaldwin appears to be their target of choice when the Seahawks get into 3rd-and-long situations. visit http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1927995-san-francisco-49ers-better-know-a-seattle-seahawks-wide-reciever









O'Brien had the temerity to wear a San Francisco 49ers sweatshirt. Richard wore a 49ers wool cap. This is unmistakably Seattle Seahawks country, and the 49ers who play here Sunday in the NFC championship game are the despised enemy. This goes deeper than the typical my-team-is-better-than-yours chest puffery. These teams, coaches and fans have cultivated a rivalry so bitter, the Seahawks refused this week to sell tickets to people with California addresses. The Seahawks and 49ers are both in the NFC West , so that's part of the rivalry. There's also the chasm that separates the coaches, Seattle's Pete Carroll and San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh , who are strikingly similar in their competitiveness, ability to motivate, and football know-how, yet seem as if they can't stand to be in the same room. That dates to their college coaching days, when Carroll was at USC and Harbaugh was at Stanford, and a civil handshake was a lot to ask. visit http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-0118-49ers-harbaugh-seahawks-carroll-20140118,0,7752814.column