May 17, 2013 | No Comments
At the women’s county jail on Mother’s Day, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi announced the department’s doula program for pregnant inmates, a humanitarian program which aims to improve family-based services for inmates, formerly incarcerated men and women, and their families.
May 16, 2013 | 3 Comments
If you have ever been to Bourbon Street in New Orleans, there is one thing that you would have noticed for sure. No, I am not talking about the babes and the beads. I am referring to a bunch of guys holding signs like “Repent” and “Trust Jesus, He Hates Sin.” Millions of drunk guys and gals have walked by these sincere advocates, but how many people do you think instantly dropped their shots and accepted Jesus into their hearts?
May 13, 2013 | 4 Comments
California’s wildfire season began early this year as nearly a dozen fires fueled by record high temperatures and extremely low water levels broke out across the state during the first week of May.
May 02, 2013 | 1 Comment
Earlier this month during Oakland’s monthly First Fridays/Art Murmur event, a candlelit vigil was held by a couple dozen protesters – many wearing T-shirts with the message “Stop Torture CA” – to bring attention to California state prison solitary confinement policies which they say amounts to state-sanctioned torture.
May 01, 2013 | 1 Comment
Evidence of alleged sarin gas use has supposedly come from human tissue samples. A few dozen Syrians are said to have been killed. If true, did Assad forces or the opposition forces use these chemical weapons and why was only a small amount of sarin used?
April 29, 2013 | No Comments
Author and anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean, whose bond with a condemned man inspired the Oscar winning film Dead Man Walking, will speak in San Francisco May 9 in a free, community event presented by the San Francisco Public Defender’s office.
May 12, 2011 | 5 Comments
This year’s Bike to Work Day had 12 different commuter convoys from around the City organized by the 12,000-member San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) with Mayor Lee, Supervisors, City Departments, and key business leaders participating.
May 11, 2011 | No Comments
A 2009 amendment, sponsored by Campos, to the city’s voter-approved 1989 Sanctuary City Ordinance, explicitly mandates undocumented youth first be convicted of their alleged crime in a court of law before being referred to Federal immigration authorities for deportation proceedings.
May 11, 2011 | 3 Comments
While we shouldn’t forget Three Mile Island and Chernobyl and the recent disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, we need a rational discussion about the future of nuclear power in this country without misinformation and histrionics. By 2030, power demand in the U.S. is expected to double. To meet this demand for power without fossil fuels, we need both nuclear power as well as renewable energy.
Posted in Opinion
May 07, 2011 | 4 Comments
But, as in most races for political office, in the early stages candidates are feeling each other out, testing their brand messaging, shaking hands and holding babies, dialing for dollars and waiting for polls to be published to provide the candidates the necessary intelligence to make informed and strategic campaign decisions and, yes, if necessary, to go negative.
May 07, 2011 | No Comments
According to a story first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, Mr. Herrera’s mayoral campaign consultant, Alex Tourk, reported in required ethics filings that he has lobbied Mr. Herrera on behalf of several of his clients including California Pacific Medical Center, the San Francisco Police Officers Association, and a Stow Lake boathouse vendor.
May 03, 2011 | 8 Comments
Elected Sheriff of the City and County of San Francisco in 1979, Hennessey bears the distinction of being the longest tenured sheriff in the State of California, as well as holding public office in San Francisco longer than any other elected official. Hennessey, 63, is retiring in January after 32 years of public service serving alongside 5 mayors and 13 police chiefs.
May 02, 2011 | No Comments
Tom Schultz drew a bevy of beauties as always ranging from Hope Johnson to a gorgeous blonde of a certain age that’s my speed … named Leah … caught my eye from 100 paces with a snug black dress centered with a bright red leather bow/belt and cleavage to make the Grand Canyon blush. I rushed to her side and told shameless lies for an hour or more as I introduced her to more luminaries.
May 01, 2011 | 7 Comments
The event drew as many as 100 volunteers, activists and partisans committed to electing Avalos to Room 200 in November. As much as $25 thousand has been raised since Avalos filed to run for the open seat on April 18, according to the campaign.
April 30, 2011 | 1 Comment
By rushing through the beatification of Pope John Paul II, his predecessor and friend, Pope Benedict has shown how silly the whole idea and process of ‘making saints’ is. The beatification of John Paul II makes the Church seem more and more like a good old boys’ club where connections and privilege count.
Posted in Opinion
April 21, 2011 | 5 Comments
“San Francisco offers Mozilla the ideal location for bringing together their global software development community to collaborate and innovate on big ideas,” said Mayor Lee. “Mozilla joins San Francisco’s robust and growing tech industry, and I am thrilled to welcome Mozilla to San Francisco.”
April 19, 2011 | 2 Comments
The man, aged 50, fell while traveling repeatedly up and down the escalator, San Francisco police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. After the man fell, articles of his clothing became entangled at the base of the mechanized conveyance, a witness said. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
April 19, 2011 | 16 Comments
Though it is early to have locked in official endorsements, Avalos said he expects to be endorsed by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Supervisors Eric Mar and David Campos, former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin and former Supervisor Chris Daly. He also expects to garner labor union endorsements.
April 18, 2011 | 11 Comments
It is the first time Ranked Choice Voting will be employed to decide a mayor’s race in San Francisco, an instant runoff voting system that can be used to tip the scales in favor of those candidates who employ a ranked choice strategy with other like-minded candidates.
April 16, 2011 | 3 Comments
During World War I, a relatively small number of POWs reached the U.S. and were located at Forts McPherson and Oglethorpe in Georgia and Fort Douglas in Utah. After the U.S. entered World War II in 1941, the United Kingdom asked the U.S. to house some German prisoners due to a housing shortage in Britain. The U.S. agreed. But we were initially unprepared logistically to meet the requirements of providing food, clothing, and housing.
April 13, 2011 | 6 Comments
Several Foggers have asked that I post more photos on FCJ. Apparently Foggers appreciate my photos more than anything else published on FCJ. So without further ado, the following photos were shot during yesterday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, the first meeting, I should add, when a Mayor of this great city attended a Board of Supervisors meeting (thanks to former Supervisor Chris Daly) to engage in formal policy discussions, as mandated by Measure C on last November’s ballot, with the legislative body.