"Someone's knocking at the door, someone's ringing the
Normally I try to leave the Supervisor
Ed Jew dramz out of my columns (even though I love anybody
who secretly reps the 650 like I do), but this tidbit was too
juicy for me to resist.
Following Friday's mayoral debate after
party , mayoral candidate Grasshopper Alec Kaplan retreated
back to his purple cab and swung by the Sunset district residence
of Supervisor Ed Jew. Kaplan, who is homeless, is looking for
a place to live. He figured that since Jew was probably in Burlingame,
he should be able to squat there.
At 3:00am, Saturday, Grasshopper parked his van in Jews's Sunset
residence driveway. Like any good squatter, he made sure to ring
the doorbell first. To his surprise, somebody turned the lights
on, but no one came to the door.
Three hours later at 6:00am, Kaplan awoke to the sound of Jew
and his wife standing outside the house, calling the police. Kaplan,
not wanting to get arrested, peeled off before the cops arrived.
This isn't the first time Kaplan's tried to crash at Jew's house;
the Bay Guardian's Sarah Phelan reported
that Kaplan removed the numbers from Jew's house on July 23.
Of course, Kaplan didn't approach Jew's house without doing a
little research beforehand. He interviewed some of Jew's neighbors
to find out if the supervisor did, in fact, live at the 28th Ave.
residence. According to Kaplan, neighbors say Jew has been spending
more time in recent weeks at the Sunset residence.
Kaplan, who had his permit to operate a taxicab yanked by Heidi
Machen and Jordanna Thigpen following a number of complaints from
passengers, now wants to challenge Mayor Gavin Newsom to any physical
activity of Newsom's choice.
"Newsom doesn't exist," Kaplan told Fog City by phone.
"He doesn't show up to the mayoral debates so as far as I'm
concerned he needs to prove that he exists. I want to challenge
Newsom to any physical activity of his choice to prove that he
Kaplan, a regular swimmer at The South End Rowing Club, is openly
challenging Newsom to a freestyle swimming race in the frigid
Message to the San Francisco Chronicle: Somebody give Grasshopper
a job! He's doing some serious investigative reporting here. Maybe
y'all should make Matier
& Ross camp outside Ed Jew's house for a week. Us Weekly
makes its interns camp outside celebrity homes. M&R could
use the scoop.
Let 'em in.
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Elaine Santore rocks the Fog City Journal.
Formerly known as "The
Luke Thomas," this look can be achieved by wearing a
pair of reading glasses as a headband. Works best when the lenses
are prescription, as opposed to frames with non-prescription
lenses, or frames without lenses.
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CrackBerry Blind Item
Which straight-talking would-be mayor said the following in response
to Eric Jaye's "barnyard
"Now there's a real slime pig. Now there's a guy that should
really know a lot about animals. He's been eating the shit for
a long time, and shoving it out."