Yee Declares Mayoral Bid

November 10, 2010 | No Comments

Yee, a Democrat, made the announcement outside the San Francisco Department of Elections this morning. If elected, Yee would be the first Chinese-American mayor of San Francisco, a city and county with a 31 percent Asian population.

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Mandelman Concedes Defeat

Mandelman Concedes Defeat

November 10, 2010 | 3 Comments

Though the final vote tallies from the ranked-choice race have not been officially certified by the San Francisco Department of Elections, Scott Wiener, a moderate, is the presumed Supervisor-elect for the District.

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Newsom to Veto Healthy Foods Ordinance

November 09, 2010 | 5 Comments

Dubbed “Healthy Food Incentives Ordinance,” the legislation requires restaurants and fast-food chains to discontinue using toys as a marketing ploy to induce children to consume unhealthy foods. Instead, the legislation mandates toys can only be used as an inducement to purchase healthy foods.

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Newsom, Board Introduce America’s Cup Agreement

Newsom, Board Introduce America’s Cup Agreement

November 09, 2010 | 1 Comment

The Host City Agreement sets forth essential terms and conditions agreed upon by the America’s Cup Committee of the Golden Gate Yacht Club and the City of San Francisco in accordance with the Protocol for the 34th America’s Cup and the Term Sheet adopted by the Board of Supervisors by a vote of 9-2 on October 5, 2010.

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The Inanity and Insanity of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

November 09, 2010 | 3 Comments

We really need to understand what it means to deny homosexuals from openly serving our country. With our growing vulnerability to terrorism, it is simply disgraceful, dangerous, and counter-productive to our national security.

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Time for Palestine to Unilaterally Seek
International Recognition
of an Independent State

November 07, 2010 | 7 Comments

Israel must be pleased with the mid-term election results; it means there will be less pressure on Israel to resume peace negotiations. Netanyahu and his right-wing Likud party love Republicans.

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The American People Have Spoken

November 05, 2010 | 7 Comments

America is being hoisted by its own petard by an anger-driven and misled electorate, duped by the very powers they are railing against, armed with mathematically flawed financial agendas and swayed by promises impossible to keep. We have become a culture insistent on instant fixes but unwilling to any make sacrifices to enable viable solutions. Ergo, we jump on the extended tax cuts bandwagon for the wealthy, and ourselves, which will only add to the deficit, and for what? Another “trickle down” fantasy?

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