Articles Posted in the Politics Category

  • Leno, Lee, Mirkarimi Walk Parade to Honor Veterans

    Senator Mark Leno, Mayor Ed Lee and Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi were the only elected officials to honor US veterans Sunday during San Francisco’s 93rd annual Veterans Day Parade.

  • Rebooting One’s Life: Graduating from San Francisco’s Behavioral Health Court

    Redemption and rehabilitation took center stage Thursday the San Francisco Hall of Justice where 27 former felons were officially recognized for graduating from San Francisco’s Behavioral Health Court.

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    The Defeat of Prop 37 – Californians Defending Their Right NOT to Know

    Sometimes you have to wonder why otherwise intelligent citizens vote against their own best interests. Proposition 37 was simply about our right to know when foods have been genetically engineered. It’s about the label, not the food.

  • Drain Hetch Hetchy? Voters Say, No Dam Way

    Voters roundly rejected Proposition F, Tuesday, an initiative on the San Francisco ballot that would have allocated $8 million to study the impacts of dismantling the O’Shaughnessy Dam and draining the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, a valuable source of hydro-electric power and water for San Francisco and the Bay Area.

  • SF Election Night Photos

    A selection of photos from various election parties last eve, beginning at Obama SF campaign headquarters in the Castro and ending at London Breed’s presumed election victory party in the lower Haight neighborhood of District 5. All photos by Luke Thomas.

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    The D5 Progressive “Coalition” Meltdown

    A lot of people are wondering what happened in District 5. The story is pretty straightforward. The supporters of the three progressive candidates failed to support each other, and so the progressive vote split allowing London Breed to win.

  • SF Election Update: D7 too Close to Call

    With over 93,000 citywide ballots yet to be processed and counted, the District 7 race for Supervisor is looking more and more like a nail biter between the race current leader, Francis Crowley, and Norman Yee.

  • “It’s Morning Again in America”

    Obama consistently posed the same question Ronald Reagan asked in a landmark television commercial from his winning re-election campaign in 1984, “Why would we ever want to return to where we were less than four short years ago?”

  • San Francisco Election Night Parties Listing

    November 6, 2012 Courtesy of the San Francisco Bay Guardian: Mayor Ed Lee/DCCC/No on F/Yes on A, B, C, and E – Democratic Party HQ, 2278 Market League of Pissed Off Voters/Rafael Mandelman – El…

  • Video: Lopez Chides Olague “Bullies”

    Eliana Lopez, the wife of reinstated Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, today released a video in support of District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague while condemning the exploitation of domestic violence by billionaire backers of Mayor Ed Lee for political gain.

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    Breed Responds to SEIU 1021 “Hit Piece”

    London Breed, a leading candidate in the race for District 5 Supervisor, pledged Friday in an interview with Fog City Journal to protect tenant’s rights and to oppose any attacks on rent control if she were to be elected to the most progressive and tenant-heavy seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

  • City of Berkeley Seeks to Criminalize Homelessness

    Nearly half of America is poor or “near-poor,” government statistics show—below or near the poverty line, barely making ends meet. Anywhere from 1.5 million to 3.5 million Americans are homeless, and one in six children go hungry. Yet here in Berkeley, California, one of the country’s most famously liberal cities, business leaders aim to fine homeless people $75 for sitting on the sidewalk in commercial strips.

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    Olague, Rizzo Endorse Eachother in D5 Ranked Choice Race

    Supervisor candidates Christina Olague and John Rizzo announced today that they are placing their support behind one another in the competitive race to be the next District 5 supervisor. Both candidates agreed it is important that District 5 continue to be represented by a progressive policy maker, and that this election provides an opportunity for building progressive unity.

  • D5 Candidates Johnson, Resignato Announce People’s Bill of Rights

    Committees to Elect Johnson & Resignato – District 5 supervisorial candidates Hope Johnson and Andrew “Ellard” Resignato today released a Bill of Rights for the People of District 5. The Bill outlines underlying economic and social rights the District 5 community can expect both candidates to stand for at City Hall.

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    Fifty Shades of Loving Your Candidate

    After carefully listening to many formerly rabid 2008 Obama supporters, the most common thread of disenchantment seems to be that they no longer feel the passion and ardor of those glory days of instant palpitations over their new beau.