Articles Posted in the Politics Category

  • Lee Sworn In, Vows to Embrace Innovation to “Get Things Done”

    Lee Sworn In, Vows to Embrace Innovation
    to “Get Things Done”

    The well-choreographed proceedings were undertaken below the majestic City Hall rotunda, emceed by Lee’s former boss, Willie Brown, and attended by who’s who list of luminaries and dignitaries.

  • Mayor Lee Appoints Olague as D5 Supe

    “Christina Olague is my appointment for District 5 Supervisor,” said Mayor Lee. “As a low-income tenant and immigration advocate, she shares my values in making government more fair and responsive for San Francisco residents. She has been a voice for our neighborhoods and has proven through her voting record on the Planning Commission that what San Francisco needs most right now is job creation and revitalizing our local economy.”

  • Olague to be Sworn In as D5 Supe

    Olague to be Sworn In as D5 Supe

    Olague, who co-chaired the controversial “Run, Ed, Run” campaign, will serve out the remainder of Sheriff-elect and former Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi’s term on the Board of Supervisors.

  • Overheard in Fog City: Mar Douses Re-Election Rumor, Elsbernd Early Endorses in D7?

    Overheard in Fog City: Mar Douses Re-Election Rumor,
    Elsbernd Early Endorses in D7?

    As chair of the Ethics Commission in 2004, Garcia was instrumental in fast-tracking Elsbernd’s appointment to the Board of Supervisors by then Mayor Gavin Newsom following Newsom’s appointment of former Supervisor Tony Hall to head the Treasure Island Development Authority.

  • Obama’s Broken Promise on Gitmo’s Tenth Anniversary

    After the US Department of Justice advised that Guantanamo prison could be considered outside US legal jurisdiction, the first twenty captives arrived at Guantanamo on January 11, 2002. Guantanamo has become a place of prisoner mistreatment, torture and indefinite detention. It is an international embarrassment.

  • Immigrant High School Dropout Inaugurated as DA of “Greatest City in the World”

    Immigrant High School Dropout Inaugurated as DA of “Greatest City in the World”

    Gascón’s presenters comprised the political elite. Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, who appointed Gascón following former DA Kamala Harris’ election to California Attorney General, introduced Mistress of Ceremonies, US Senator Dianne Feinstein. DiFi acknowledged over 30 elected officials and judges from Los Angeles to Sonoma County including Senator Mark Leno, Mayor Ed Lee and Police Chief Greg Suhr. Harris introduced Spoken Word poet, Brandon Santiago. Each politico paid homage to former Mayor Willie Brown who introduced retired California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno, who administered the oath of office. Gascon’s wife, Fabiola, held the Bible when Gascón took oath.

  • Getting the Blues Flying the Blue Skies

    What prompted this sentimental journey back in time when all of these freedoms were taken for granted was a twenty-something guy standing in line behind me who appeared to be taking all of these indignities in stride. At first I admired his good-natured acquiescence to all that we have lost in our precipitous slide into a quasi police state.

    But it also made me sad that he has no idea, no memories, and no chance of ever knowing all the freedoms he and his generation have lost.