Overheard in Fog City
February 23, 2007
Leno makes it officially official - Drum roll please!
after all these weeks of spirited speculation, Assemblymember
Mark Leno has officially declared his bid to unseat District 3
Senator Carole Migden.
Leno made his challenge officially
official Thursday with an invitation to his kickoff campaign
at Yerba Buena Gardens, Esplanade, Friday March 2nd at noon.
Leno told Fog City he's been communicating with elected and community
leaders in Marin and Sonoma Counties who are welcoming Leno's
entry into the race.
"There is great interest in there being a choice of candidates,"
Leno also said a statement from the pollster that conducted an
"encouraging" December poll will be issued by the pollster
after March 2.
Mayoral candidates champing at the bit - update
Word has it City Attorney Dennis Herrera has been lunching with
Jack Davis. Perhaps they have been discussing the weather? You
know, the rain that has been falling
on the Gavster.
Gonzalez remains mum
Daly doesn't want to get divorced
Mirkarimi's comfortable on the sidelines, for now...
Peskin's a no comment kind of guy...
Lonnie Holmes, Lonnie who? A San Francisco probabtion analyst,
once overlooked by Newsom for the position of Juvenile Probation
Chief, a position currently occupied by Bob Sifferman, is rumored
to be mulling a mayoral challenge.
The convenience of confidentiality and the abuse of a good
We may never know who participated in donating paid sick time
to Ruby Rippey-Tourk, or when the time was donated. The T.J Anthony
inspired Catastrophic Illness Program ordinance states,
"The names of employees donating hours pursuant to this provision
are to remain confidential."
The ordinace also defines catastrophic illness as "a life
threatening illness or injury as determined by the Department
of Public Health."
We do know T.J. Anthony succombed to the ravages of HIV/AIDS,
a catastrophic illness by anyone's definition.
Rippey-Tourk, on the other hand, sought treatment for a drug
and alcohol problem and then went on a life-threatning all expenses
to Morocco to soak up the environs of her hotel room.