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Airport hosts lead sessions of training scheduled for all major Bay Area airports SFO conducted a pair of training sessions today for airline and airport personnel to help stem the tide of human trafficking on commercial airlines. The training, the first in a round of sessions planned at all major Bay Area airports, was led by Airline Ambassadors International and the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition. The classes, which offer industry-specific training to allow airport employees to recognize tell-tale signs of human trafficking, are timed to address the potential for trafficking activity...
The January 2016 Plant of the Month is Crassula ovata , commonly known as Jade Plant. The Jade Plant is a long lived succulent plant that can grow to be 6 feet tall, although it is often much smaller. This plants develops well in our mild climate as long as the temperature stays above freezing. It grows best in a pot with good drainage and in sunny locations. The Jade Plant also does well indoors with bright lights. The Jade Plant can be found in many locations on Airport grounds including West Field Road, North Cargo and the Rental Car Center. Fun Fact: The Jade Plant is often associated...
New all-time annual passenger traffic record set December 30, 2015 – SFO announced a major milestone in its 88-year history, achieving a new all-time passenger traffic record of 50 million annual passengers. This momentous occasion, reached today during year-end holiday travel, caps a six-year timespan of continuous traffic growth at the Airport. To commemorate the milestone, SFO partnered with San Francisco’s hometown airline and the only airline headquartered in the Bay Area, Virgin America, to surprise the 50 millionth passenger, Katheryn Castanga, of Arlington, Virginia, getting ready to...
BART Fare increase effective January 1, 2016. BART’s inflation-based fare increase program is set to slightly raise the price of trips by 3.4% starting on January 1, 2016 in order to help pay for high-priority improvement projects riders will benefit from. For example, a one-way trip in 2015 between Daly City and Powell Street Station today costs $3.15 – starting in January it will increase to $3.25. A Fremont to Embarcadero trip will increase from $5.95 to $6.15. Airport travelers will see a similar small increase – a one-way trip between San Francisco International Airport and Walnut Creek...
In an effort to promote San Francisco’s local businesses, Mayor Lee has launched the second year of “Shop and Dine in the 49.” This initiative challenges residents, visitors and employees to do their shopping and dining within the 49 square miles of San Francisco for the holidays and all year round. Shopping locally especially supports our small businesses, which helps keep our neighborhoods unique and our commercial corridors strong. A 1% increase in spending at our local restaurants and retailers would generate an additional $100 million into our economy. More information is available at...

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