Articles Posted in the Politics Category

  • Avalos Wins Harvey Milk Club Sole Endorsement

    Avalos Wins Harvey Milk Club Sole Endorsement

    The HMDC’s political action committee in July voted to sole endorse Avalos, but a subsequent complaint lodged by Debra Walker forced last eve’s membership vote.

  • Community Groups File Lawsuit
    Over AT&T Utility Box Installations

    The coalition is filing the lawsuit to compel The City to conduct and environmental review as required by CEQA, the California Environmental Quality Act. CEQA requires that an environmental impact report (EIR) be prepared before the City considers any project that may have significant environmental impacts, including cumulative effects on aesthetics. The lawsuit seeks to immediately halt the installation of any utility boxes while the case is pending.

  • Candidates Slam Gascón Over Refusal to Investigate Run, Ed, Run Campaign

    Candidates Slam Gascón
    Over Refusal to Investigate Run, Ed, Run Campaign

    Infuriated by the blatant abuse of election campaign laws by Pak and Progress for All, Kopp wrote to Gascón and the US Attorney’s office, August 1, requesting them to investigate potential violations of election laws and other improprieties related to the Run, Ed, Run campaign. Gascón said Friday his office would not proceed with an investigation, one day after Victor Hwang, an assistant district attorney and co-chair for the Run, Ed, Run campaign, claimed, “I am confident that any neutral fact-finder will conclude that there is no basis to these false allegations.”

  • America’s Economic Woes

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in July 2011, the unemployment rate in the U.S. — seasonally adjusted — was 9.1 percent or 13.9 million unemployed persons. (It is 12 percent in California.) This figure does not include 2.8 million persons who wanted and were available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey.

  • Peskin Links People’s Republic of China to SF Mayor’s Race

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    Peskin Links People’s Republic of China to SF Mayor’s Race

    However ludicrous such a conspiratorial notion may sound, former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin believes San Francisco voters should be concerned of the possible influence of international politics in this year’s race for San Francisco mayor.

  • Lee and Herrera Hide from Fillmore African-American Forum

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    Lee and Herrera Hide
    from Fillmore African-American Forum

    So anyway, now we understand why Dennis Herrera skipped the event. He knew that wannabe-rapper Dufty and some actual really tough black activists would be in the audience screaming for his head for daring to tell the truth about another of Willie’s bracelet charms. So, he went to a Democratic Club meeting in John Avalos’ district to avoid the heat.

  • Mayor Lee Snubs African-American Community for Pub Crawl

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    Mayor Lee Snubs African-American Community
    for Pub Crawl

    Lee, whose campaign for mayor has been beset with scrutiny from Federal prosecutors over complaints of alleged campaign ethics violations, was formerly invited to participate in the debate but did not respond, said AADC President Erris Egerly.