Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Appointed District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague.  File photo by Luke Thomas.

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    Overheard in Fog City: Olague Storms Off Stage During D5 Debate

    Things got a little heated during a public debate last Wednesday prompting appointed District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague to storm off stage, multiple sources have confirmed.

  • As many as 20 negative poster/bills have been posted in District 5 attacking candidate London Breed.  Photo via Facebook.

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    Breed Accuses “Desperate” Olague Campaign of Posting Attack Bills in D5

    London Breed, a candidate running for the District 5 seat in November, today accused the campaign to elect appointed District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague of posting negative attack bills in the District.

  • Ross Mirkarimi and Eliana Lopez

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    Video: SEIU, Labor Council Rally for Reinstatement of Suspended Sheriff

    Chanting “Shame on you,” a reference to Mayor Ed Lee and his effort to remove a political opponent from office, as many as 100 protesters attended a rally under the balcony of the mayor’s of office on September 17, calling for suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to be reinstated.

  • Green Party candidate for president Jill Stein.  Photo courtesy Wikipedia.

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    Public Would Be Her Ally, Green Candidate Stein Says

    Green Party candidate Jill Stein believes that as president she could overcome partisan differences with Congressional Democrats and Republicans by using the media to rally public pressure to her side.

  • The Arirang Games, perhaps the most spectacular part of any visit to the DPRK. It's a monumental choreographed tribute made up of 100,000 performers. The backdrop is an ever-changing picture formed by thousands of people holding cards. The 1912-2012 signifies the centennial of Kim Il-sung's birth. Photos by Greg Kamin.

    You’re Going Where? A Glimpse of Life Inside the Hermit Kingdom

    I tried to break the news to my father as casually as I could – almost as an afterthought. “I won’t be reachable for a while,” I said. “I’ll be out of town traveling through China and North Korea.” Dead silence on the other end of the line. Followed by, after a long pause, “I didn’t think I heard you correctly.”

  • Appointed District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague was taken to Wednesday during a contentious debate which allowed candidates to volley questions at each other.  Photo by Luke Thomas.

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    Sparks Fly During Heated D5 Debate

    Eight candidates vying to be the next elected District 5 Supervisor squared off during a contentious debate Wednesday providing a packed house at the West Bay Conference Center with a sense that the hotly-contested race is turning in to an all out slug fest.

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    Police Warn of “Latin Lotto Scam”

    San Francisco Police are warning the community about the Latin Lotto Scam. In San Francisco there have been two reported “Latin Lotto Scam” incidents. In these incidents, both victims were female in their 50’s and are Spanish speaking.

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    Event: Digital Security Tools for Working Journalists

    Paying attention to digital security is no longer an option. Every reporter should know how to protect their digital communications and guard the information on their computers, to make sure nothing inadvertently falls into the wrong hands.

  • At the Edge of the World

    At the Edge of the World

    At the Edge of the World chronicles the controversial Sea Shepherd Antarctic Campaign against a Japanese whaling fleet. The international volunteer crew, under-trained and under-equipped, develop a combination of bizarre and brilliant tactics with which to stop the whalers.

  • Christopher Stevens

    Thoughts on Killing of U.S. Ambassador Stevens

    While anti-American feeling is strong in parts of the Middle East, the attacks in Egypt and Libya were really a case of political opportunism by the Salafist Islamic extremists who are unhappy with the success of the more moderate Islamist and secularist parties in Egypt and Libya.

  • San Francisco Ethics Commission.  File photo by Luke Thomas.

    Ethics Commission Denies Mirkarimi Vote Postponement Request

    The San Francisco Ethics Commission denied Thursday a request by suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to postpone until after the November election the Commission’s delivery of its findings of fact and non-binding recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.

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    Planetary Pessimism

    At the ending of his important new book, “The Social Conquest of Earth,” evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson writes: “Earth, by the twenty-second century, can be turned, if we so wish, into a permanent paradise for human beings, or at least the strong beginnings of one.

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    Women Rally for Suspended Sheriff’s Reinstatement

    As many as 150 women gathered Sunday on the steps of City Hall to demonstrate their support for suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and to repudiate efforts by Mayor Ed Lee to remove a political opponent from office at the expense of democracy and taxpayer funds.

  • Police are seeking the public's help in solving the murder of Lawrence Richardson, 21, who was slain by several assailants on April 2 while leaving a grocery store on the corner of Eddy and Divasadero streets.  Photo courtesy SFPD.

    Police Seek Assistance in Homicide Investigation

    On April 2, 2012 at 10:30 PM, Lawrence Richardson was leaving a corner grocery store at Divisadero and Eddy Street when he was shot multiple times by several assailants. Lawrence was only 21 at the time of his death. He is survived by his father, mother, many close friends and relatives and a 1year old baby girl.

  • Attorneys for suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi (pictured with his wife, Eliana Lopez at a 'Stand with Ross' rally on Sunday) today filed a brief with the San Francisco Ethics Commission requesting a postponement of a vote that will decide whether Mirkarimi will keep his job. Photos by Luke Thomas.

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    Suspended Sheriff Requests Postponement of “Highly Charged” Board Vote

    Citing due process protections afforded by the U.S. Constitution, attorneys representing suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi today filed a brief with the San Francisco Ethics Commission requesting the quasi-judicial body to postpone its submission of its findings of fact to the Board of Supervisors, the eleven-member legislative body that will decide if Mirkarimi will be reinstated or be permanently removed from office.