November 27, 2013 | No Comments
Rapid gentrification has been affecting the lives of all of San Francisco’s residents, so why has the relationship between the city’s changing population and public education been largely ignored?
November 25, 2013 | 4 Comments
City Attorney Dennis Herrera today moved for a preliminary injunction to block the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, or ACCJC, from racing to terminate the accreditation of City College of San Francisco in eight months’ time.
November 24, 2013 | No Comments
With flu season officially underway, there are people lining up like lemmings to get flu shots. Others have taken a step back from the constant media barrage to get a shot because they know that some people will get the flu shot and the flu, and others will get neither, remaining healthy throughout the season.
November 10, 2013 | No Comments
Impacted by sky-rocketing rents and evictions, San Francisco residents demonstrated Thursday outside Twitter headquarters following the social media company’s highly anticipated first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
November 06, 2013 | 1 Comment
Public officials including Supervisor London Breed, SFPD Lieutenant Bruce Delahunty and Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, gathered Monday with community members at the Korean American Center in District 5 to address public safety concerns following a recent spate of violent crimes in the area.
November 05, 2013 | 6 Comments
Senator Dianne Feinstein recently wrote an op-ed defending NSA surveillance programs. In her op-ed, Feinstein disingenuously assures us the NSA does not conduct surveillance, but rather it merely collects information contained on the average telephone bill.
November 03, 2010 | 4 Comments
“As only San Franciscans can appreciate, we learned what the word ‘torture’ meant in this election,” Lt. Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom said referring to the San Francisco Giants clinching of the World Series and the close race he ran against Republican Lt. Governor Abel Maldonado.
November 01, 2010 | 1 Comment
Mayor Gavin Newsom announced tonight that San Francisco will host a ticker-tape parade and civic celebration in honor of the 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, November 3, 2010.
Posted in News
November 01, 2010 | No Comments
The first results will be released at approximately 8:45 p.m., and will only include votes from vote-by-mail ballots. Approximately one hour later, the second report will be released, which will include votes cast at the polling places. Subsequent reports will be released every half hour until approximately midnight.
October 31, 2010 | No Comments
Similar to the successful public broadcasts of the World Cup earlier this summer, a jumbotron screen will broadcast the potential clinching game of the World Series in front of San Francisco City Hall. The City previously received permission from Fox Sports Broadcasting to show the potential clinching away game.
Posted in Events
October 31, 2010 | 16 Comments
Meko, who is running in a close race with School Board President Jane Kim, Human Rights Commission Executive Director Theresa Sparks and Building Inspections Commissioner Debra Walker, is the only progressive candidate in the D6 race that supports Proposition B, a controversial pension and healthcare reform measure on the November ballot that aims to rein in unsustainable pension and healthcare costs projected to exceed $1 billion by 2016.
October 31, 2010 | 3 Comments
The convention program included entertainment from SRO tenants, speeches from TURN Executive Director Mark Toney, Shaw and Daly, an awards ceremony led by CSCC Executive Director Jeff Buckley, and workshop sessions dealing with bed bugs, tenants’ rights, neighborhood issues, drug overdose prevention and mental health issues.
October 30, 2010 | 2 Comments
Alliance for Jobs and Sustainable Growth, an independent expenditure committee supporting Human Rights Commission Executive Director Theresa Sparks, goes negative against School Board President Jane Kim in the race for District 6 Supervisor.
October 30, 2010 | 4 Comments
Are you tired of all the progressive infighting in the District 6 race? Come join Jim “No Drama” Meko, Public Defender Jeff Adachi, former Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez, and other special guests today from 2pm – 4pm at the Artists Alley Gallery, 863 Mission Street (across from Bloomingdales), for the final Jim Meko for District 6 Supervisor festivities. Free tee-shirts, fine food, fabulous beverages and great company are guaranteed in this gorgeous gallery space.
October 28, 2010 | No Comments
“The Brazil Series” is exhibited in a large well lit gallery. In a gallery alcove, there is a timeline of Dylan’s career. The painting are exhibited in the main part of the gallery. On a back wall, there a video of the curator discussing Dylan’s paintings interspersed with Dylan sketching and four persons expressing their views of the paintings. The timeline, the video, and the painting and drawing labels are in English. (English is the common language among the Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden).
October 26, 2010 | 2 Comments
Outgoing District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly did the unthinkable today during the weekly Board of Supervisors meeting. The oft-unabashed, activist legislator known for his f-bombs and wily rhetoric, sang a duet – an adaption of Piano Man no less – with the man he was honoring during commendations, public comment maestro, Walter Paulson.
October 26, 2010 | 6 Comments
Set against a backdrop of dozens of green and yellow ‘No on L’ signs on the corner of Mission and 16th streets, Talen and the Life After Shopping Gospel Choir sang a rendition of the First Amendment before Talen began a short sermon denouncing what he called fundamentalism and a paranoia of fear.
October 24, 2010 | 11 Comments
An advocate of ranked-choice voting, Mirkarimi said he co-endorsed School Board President Jane Kim and Building Inspections Commissioner Debra Walker. Both Kim and Walker are considered the leading progressive candidates in the race for the open seat.
Posted in Politics
October 18, 2010 | 21 Comments
In late September I put up a couple of campaign signs in my windows -one for Michael Nava for Judge, and one for No on Sit/Lie (Prop L), two races which may be close and probably can use the attention.