Miyamoto Kicks Off Campaign for Sheriff

Miyamoto Kicks Off Campaign for Sheriff

June 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

The fifteen-year Sheriff’s Department veteran, native San Franciscan and father of five (including triplets), was joined by his family and friends, Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, former State Senator Quentin Kopp, former Supervisor Bevan Dufty, former Department of Emergency Management Director Vicki Hennessy, the White Crane Lion Dancers – and as many as 200 placard-wielding supporters under an unusually sodden June sky.

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Rose Pak Interviewed on SF Mayor’s Race

Rose Pak Interviewed on SF Mayor’s Race

June 27, 2011 | 3 Comments

RP: “I think what is so bad, the left movement has been dominated by Chris Daly and Aaron Peskin and we’re all lefties but we’re not their kind of lefties. They are bent on destruction against everything. Their type of left progressiveness is over I think.”

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Time to Remove Prohibitions on Women In Combat Jobs

June 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

As with the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” debate, opponents of allowing women to choose a combat job argue that the presence of women in small units that must operate for extended periods under fire, would be disruptive, or women would break the unit’s tight cohesion and cripple its fighting spirit. But research has not borne out the myths that women are too weak for combat, can harm a unit’s cohesion, or are more prone to mental health disorders than men in combat.

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FCJ Interview with Mayoral Candidate Tony Hall

FCJ Interview with Mayoral Candidate Tony Hall

June 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

My contract as director was not renewed when I refused to sign the sweetheart contracts for the development of Treasure Island that were being illegally pushed by Gavin Newsom to placate his political donors. It was a sad day for San Francisco because it thwarted the only realistic plan for the future of Treasure Island that I had been working on with the Navy. What they are doing there right now is a travesty. There are at least a billion dollars in pre-development costs that will never be financed in this environment by any bank. They want to build skyscrapers on landfills on a seismic fault. They want to plant organic gardens on toxic soil. To put people’s lives in such danger, and mislead the public is so wrong. But anyway, I have made my case over and over, and the decision-making process regarding Treasure Island appears to be closed as the current Board of Supervisors and the interim mayor are all for it.

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Multiple Victims in TL “Gang Related” Shooting

June 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Police and emergency crews were called to the scene at approximately 6:14 pm. The suspected gang members fled the scene in all directions following the shooting. As many as 7 shots were fired, according to witnesses. Several bullet casings were observed at the scene.

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The Toxic Chinese Drywall Controversy

June 20, 2011 | No Comments

Homeowners complained of a rotten egg smell in their homes and condominiums. The cause of this foul smelling odor is now known to be caused by gases emitted from the defective Chinese drywall, which can cause significant damage to HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), smoke detectors, electrical wiring, metal plumbing components, and other household appliances. The gases permeate homes and can cause asthma-like symptoms, eye irritation, bloody or runny noses, headaches, sore throats, nausea, insomnia, and irritability.

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Tourk Confirms Saturday Voting Dead

Tourk Confirms Saturday Voting Dead

June 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

Tourk needed to raise $2.4 million from private donors by July 7 to fund the cost of adding Saturday, November 5, 2011 as an alternate day for voters to cast their ballots. As of Friday, the Saturday voting fund had a zero balance.

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