February 24, 2014 | 2 Comments
Senator Mark Leno today joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, other elected officials, tenant advocates, labor groups and business leaders to introduce legislation closing a loophole in the Ellis Act that allows speculators to buy rent-controlled buildings in San Francisco and immediately begin the process of evicting long-term renters.
February 06, 2014 | 2 Comments
The City of San Bruno filed a lawsuit in Superior Court against the California Public Utilities Commission yesterday demanding the release of public records related to the September 2010 PG&E pipeline explosion in San Bruno. CPUC’s refusal to release the records is indicative of a cover up of its “cozy relationship” with the the utility, the lawsuit states.
January 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
Two years off hip-replacement surgery and just beginning her 7th decade, Dance Brigade’s Krissy Keefer has reached a pinnacle with her latest tour de force: Hemorrhage: An Ablution of Hope and Despair.
January 26, 2014 | 2 Comments
The Obama administration announced January 3 executive actions intended to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing a rule whereby states can submit information on such people to the National Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
January 19, 2014 | 3 Comments
A special joint meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the Police Commission was held Thursday at City Hall to address an alarming spike in pedestrian and cyclist fatalities in San Francisco.
September 06, 2012 | 20 Comments
A chartered Democratic Party club in San Francisco is calling for a criminal investigation into allegations of felony perjury committed by Mayor Ed Lee during an Ethics Commission inquest into whether suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi committed official misconduct.
September 01, 2012 | 9 Comments
The campaign to re-elect Eric Mar to the office of District 1 Supervisor released a short statement yesterday to announce Mr. Mar and his wife, Sandra Chin-Mar, are “finalizing the end of their 25-year marriage.”
August 29, 2012 | 10 Comments
Calling its platform “offensive”, California Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) issued the following statement today in response to the Republican Party platform approved this week at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
August 25, 2012 | 5 Comments
Chevron’s Richmond Refinery – the company’s second largest refinery – recently spewed toxic smoke over Richmond and San Pablo sending more than 14,000 people in the East Bay to medical facilities with smoke-related complaints. This is but the latest in Chevron’s legacy of environmental and community destruction.
August 23, 2012 | 12 Comments
For anyone interested in dissecting the latest poll commissioned by a group of anti-domestic violence advocates, which claims 61 percent of San Francisco registered voters think suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi should be removed from office, you can find it here.
August 22, 2012 | No Comments
Police are asking for the public’s help in bringing to justice two of three suspects at large in the robbing, kidnapping and aggravated assault of a 79-year-old woman at her home in the Portola/Bayview neighborhood in May.
August 20, 2012 | 3 Comments
In an age of genetically modified foods, spiraling obesity rates and food prices, communities are responding by converting empty plots of land into thriving and sustainable urban farms, producing healthy organic fruits, vegetables and herbs.
August 20, 2012 | 36 Comments
There’s something special about London Breed, the born and bred Western Addition native and former Redevelopment Commissioner who’s vying to be the next District 5 Supervisor. She’s a fiery scrapper, someone who speaks passionately and eloquently without mincing her words. She’s also leading the field in campaign contributions having amassed more than $85,000 to date. She could be the next Chris Daly on the Board of Supervisors.
August 19, 2012 | 30 Comments
Some of the biggest corporations are spending millions of dollars to defeat Proposition 37, a controversial initiative on the California November ballot calling for the labeling of food and beverages that contain GMOs or Genetically Modified Organisms.
August 19, 2012 | 4 Comments
Vice President candidate Paul Ryan once remarked, “The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand,” said at a D.C. gathering four years ago honoring the author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. And at the Rand celebration he spoke at in 2005, Ryan invoked the central theme of Rand’s writings when he told his audience, “Almost every fight we are involved in here on Capitol Hill… is a fight that usually comes down to one conflict – individualism versus collectivism.”
August 18, 2012 | 7 Comments
The San Francisco Ethics Commission Thursday sustained two of six charges of official misconduct lodged against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi by Mayor Ed Lee, a decision reached after the quasi-judicial body struggled to interpret and apply an untested definition of official misconduct as defined in the City Charter.
August 16, 2012 | 3 Comments
The San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee tonight voted on the party’s endorsements for local candidates and propositions that will appear on the Nov. 6, 2012 Consolidated General Election ballot. The governing board of San Francisco’s Democratic Party voted to endorse the following:
August 15, 2012 | 6 Comments
Over a couple weeks of discussion among our steering committee members, we wrote this letter which we sent to the SF Ethics Commission asking them to reinstate Ross Mirkarimi as sheriff.
August 15, 2012 | No Comments
An image of historic art deco buildings, not too unlike San Francisco’s mid-Market in its prime, illuminated a slideshow introduction to a long-running revitalization effort that has transformed a once-blighted downtown Los Angeles into a bustling and desirable housing market.
August 14, 2012 | 9 Comments
The 150,000-member strong League of Women Voters – whose motto is “Making Democracy Work” – sent an email Friday to candidates running for elected office in San Francisco telling them they are not welcome to participate in their upcoming forums unless they can demonstrate they are “waging a formal campaign.”
August 11, 2012 | 4 Comments
At his quarterly neighborhood newspaper briefing Friday, District Attorney George Gascón announced plans to ramp up the Neighborhood Prosecutor Initiative as part of his vision to make San Francisco the safest large city in the country.
August 10, 2012 | 7 Comments
Eight of 10 candidates vying to replace suspended-elect Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi on the most progressive seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, engaged in a relatively low-key debate Wednesday, testing their campaign messaging while seeking the endorsement of the District 5 Democratic Club.