The CrackBerry Chronicles
With Elaine Santore
January 28, 2008
Is Jennifer Siebel preggers?
Jolie wasn’t the only actress creating pregnancy rumors this
weekend. San Francisco First Lady in waiting Jennifer Siebel made
an uncharacteristically voluptuous appearance at Crustacean's
Ten Year Anniversary in Beverly Hills Saturday night.
Jennifer Siebel and fiancé Mayor Gavin Newsom.
Chris Polk for WireImage
Fog City Journal’s resident pregnancy expert (aka CrackBerry’s
mom) surveyed Siebel’s printed dress and her strategically placed
scarf, and came to the conclusion that the actress is very much
in the family way.
Can we say shotgun wedding?
The San Francisco blogosphere has been abuzz about a possible
Gaviffer spawn since the couple announced their engagement
on New Year’s Eve.
What do you think?
Ask not what your Supervisor can do for you; ask what your Supervisor
can do for your birthday.
Fog City Journal publisher Luke
Thomas braved the pouring rain Friday afternoon for an unplanned
trip to City Hall. Supervisor Chris Daly had called Thomas into
his office under the guise of a major scoop.
“This had better be worth it, Chris,” Thomas said as he entered
Daly’s office, camera bag in hand and rainwater forming pools
at his feet.
In a clever ruse concocted by CrackBerry and Daly, Thomas arrived
to his birthday surprise that included a deliciously moist cinnamon-vanilla
pound cake baked by Daly using his grandmother’s recipe.
Karen Babbit, Elaine Santore, John Avalos, Supervisor Chris Daly,
and Grace Eolen Daly serenade birthday boy publisher Luke Thomas.
For the man who has everything sometimes the typical birthday
card or e-card just won’t suffice. That’s why Daly spokesperson
Rachel Redondiez and CrackBerry penned a birthday proclamation
in Thomas’ honor.
Redondiez collected signatures from several available Supervisors
in City Hall and presented the certificate to the scoop-loving
“In recognition of his photographic brilliance, journalistic
integrity, scooping skills,
extensive knowledge of obscure reggae, and perils of peak oil.
Despite the imminence of petro-collapse, we hereby acknowledge
in holding onto his boyish charm and sexy British accent.
Happy 45th Birthday!!!!”
Chris Daly: The New Quentin Kopp?
While enjoying Luke Thomas’ birthday cake, the conversation shifted
from birthdays to (what else?) San Francisco politics.
Although most of the conversation was off-the-record, Chris Daly
with baby Grace in hand, speculated about his role as City Hall
whistle-blower and unofficial mayoral watchdog.
Supervisor Chris Daly and his adorable Progressive daughter,
“I’m like Quentin Kopp because nobody likes me and I’m right
most of the time,” Daly said.
Obama receives Kennedy family endorsement
Senator Edward M. Kennedy made a rare public reference to his
late brothers JFK and RFK while officially
endorsing Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination
The Massachusetts senator compared Obama’s youthful message of
hope to John F. Kennedy.
“There was another time when another young candidate was running
for President and challenging America to cross a New Frontier,”
Sen. Kennedy said.
Kennedy addressed Obama’s critics, including former president
Bill Clinton, who claim Obama is too young and inexperienced to
take over the White House.
“I know that he’s ready to be President on day one,” Kennedy
said. “And when he raises his hand on Inauguration Day, at that
very moment, we will lift the spirits of our nation and begin
to restore America’s standing in the world.”
Former first daughter Caroline Kennedy also announced her support
for Obama, citing her two daughters as inspiration.
“I am happy that two of my own children are here with me, because
they were the first people who made me realize that Barack Obama
is the President we need,” she said.
This is a key endorsement for the Illinois senator, who continued
his campaign’s momentum with an exciting win in South Carolina
Sen. Barack Obama
CrackBerry Blind Items
Which San Francisco Chronicle columnist received an irate after-hours
phone call from Mayor Gavin Newsom?
Which citywide elected Progressive is eyeing a possible run against
Newsom appointee Carmen Chu in November?