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  • Peskin Makes Case for Kelly in D10, Bashes Moss and Sweet

    Peskin Makes Case for Kelly in D10,
    Bashes Moss and Sweet

    October 7, 2010 FCJ EditorMore Posts

  • Candidate for D6 Supervisor Jim Meko.

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    SFBG to Post Meko Sit/Lie Correction

    In the this week’s long-anticipated endorsements issue, the SFBG states, “Jim Meko, a longtime neighborhood and community activist, has good credentials and some solid ideas. He was a key player in the western SoMa planning project and helped come up with a truly progressive land-use program for the neighborhood. But he supports sit-lie and is awfully cranky about local bars and nightlife.”

  • Ethics Raises Spending Cap in D8 Race

    Ethics Raises Spending Cap in D8 Race

    The San Francisco Ethics Commission announced today that it raised the Individual Expenditure Ceiling (IEC) of all four publicly financed candidates in District 8: the IEC of William Hemenger, Rebecca Prozan, and Rafael Mandelman, was raised to $203,000 and the IEC of Scott Wiener, was raised to $193,000. The IEC for these candidates was raised because on October 5, 2010, the Total Supportive Funds of Scott Wiener in District 8 totaled $209,212 and the Total Supportive Funds of Rafael Mandelman in District 8 totaled $198,591. Accordingly, by law, the Ethics Commission was required to raise the Individual Expenditure Ceiling of publicly financed candidates in District 8.

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    Ethics Commission Raises Supe Races Spending Caps

    A candidate running for the Board of Supervisors who seeks public funding must abide by his or her Individual Expenditure Ceiling, which begins at $143,000, and may be raised in increments of $10,000 based on the sum of opposition spending against the participating candidate and the total supportive funds of the candidate’s opponents. A candidate is required to file Form SFEC- 152(a)-2 within 24 hours of receiving contributions or making expenditures that equal or exceed $100,000 and for every $10,000 thereafter. Any person making independent expenditures, electioneering communications, or member communications that clearly identify a candidate for the Board of Supervisors is required to file the Third Party Disclosure form within 24 hours of each time the person spends $5,000 or more per candidate.

  • Photo courtesy Gilles Martin-Raget, Americascup.com

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    Leading D6 Candidates Weigh In on America’s Cup Bid

    The event, which is projected to generate as many as 9,000 jobs and much as $1.2 billion in economic activity, according to the mayor’s office, would require significant investment in construction repairs to piers 30-32 and pier 50.

  • Furkan Dogan, a 19-year-old US citizen of Turkish descent, was aboard the Mavi Marmara when he was killed by Israeli commandos. (Photo: freegazaorg; Edited: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t)

    UN Fact-Finding Mission:
    Israeli Killing of US Citizen Was “Execution”

    The report reveals that Dogan, the 19-year-old US citizen of Turkish descent, was filming with a small video camera on the top deck of the Mavi Marmara when he was shot twice in the head, once in the back and in the left leg and foot and that he was shot in the face at point blank range while lying on the ground.

  • Bill and Melinda Gates. File photo courtesy Oklahoma State University.

    Gates Foundation Donates $12 Million
    to Boost College Completion Rates

    From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation September 27, 2010 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the National League of Cities today announced $12 million in grants to fund innovative proposals to boost college…

  • Photo courtesy OperationSaveLives.org.

    Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation
    to Keep Drunk Drivers Off the Road

    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed AB 1601 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), which authorizes judges to revoke, for up to ten years, the license of any person convicted of three or more DUIs in a 10-year period. Current law only allows for a license revocation period of three years for someone with three or more DUIs. Hundreds of thousands of Californians are arrested and convicted of driving under the influence every year in California, and many of them are repeat offenders.

  • Candidate for District Supervisor Jane Kim. Photos by Luke Thomas.

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    Overheard in Fog City: Kim Co-Endorses in D6

    Of the leading progressive candidates in the ranked choice race, a list that includes Keys, Kim, Jim Meko and Debra Walker, Walker is so far the only candidate to not endorse a fellow progressive candidate. She was the only D6 candidate to receive the powerful San Francisco Democratic Party endorsement.

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    SF Police Patrol Organization
    Expresses Commitment to Work with New Board

    San Francisco Patrol Special Police are the only private neighborhood safety service in the city that is legally permitted to patrol San Francisco’s streets as well as private locations under the city’s Municipal Police Code Sec. 1750 and is on police radio frequencies.

  • Candidate for District 6 Supervisor James Keys and Supervisor Chris Daly. File photo by Luke Thomas.

    Keys Co-Endorses in D6

    Asked whether discussions between Keys and the Kim and Walker campaigns has resulted in Kim or Walker committing to a ranked choice endorsement, Keys said Walker told Keys she “is not interested in making deals with multiple candidates,” but is willing to talk to Keys.

  • D6 Ranked Choice Endorsement Strategy in Flux

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    D6 Ranked Choice Endorsement Strategy in Flux

    It should come as no surprise then to know that Keys is currently reaching out to both Kim and Walker to secure a three-candidate ranked choice endorsement strategy that includes Keys and excludes Meko.

  • Overheard in Fog City: Chiu/Peskin Rift Rumor Persists

    Overheard in Fog City:
    Chiu/Peskin Rift Rumor Persists

    With a just three weeks before absentee ballots are sent to voters, word has it School Board President Jane Kim will officially announce this week her 2nd and 3rd place endorsements in the race for District 6 Supervisor.

  • DCCC Ranks Three Candidates for D10 Endorsement

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    DCCC Ranks Three Candidates for D10 Endorsement

    Wisdom apparently prevailed over politics last eve when the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC) utilized the inherent mechanisms of ranked choice voting and endorsed three candidates in the race for District 10 Supervisor.

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    Daly: “Free Drinks for First Ten Commenters”

    Daly, who terms out of office in January, confirmed to NBC Bay Area today he intends to open a bar and grill in San Francisco, affirming an earlier rumor floated by the San Francisco Chronicle. He has narrowed his search to Buck Tavern, an eatery and drinking establishment located on Market Street, a short walking distance from his residence and City Hall.

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    Gonzalez, Dennis, Paul Address Nation’s Ills
    During Non-Partisan Rally in San Francisco

    By Luke Thomas September 5, 2010 Former Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez, 8th Congressional District candidate John Dennis (GOP) and Congressman Ron Paul (GOP), drew as many as 1500 to an anti-war, anti-Washington and…

  • San Francisco County Sheriff Michael Hennessey. Photo by Luke Thomas.

    ICE Confirms S-Comm is a Voluntary Program

    S-Comm is a program that automatically shares with ICE any fingerprints taken by local law enforcement right after any individuals are arrested, no matter how minimal the charge or whether the individual is eventually found to be innocent of alleged charges, thereby resulting in increased deportations and the tearing apart of families. In the past six months, ICE has tripled the number of jurisdictions operating S-Comm, and it is now in 494 jurisdictions in 27 states.