Articles Tagged “david campos”

  • Board of Supervisors President David Chiu (left) and Supervisor David Campos (right) are vying to replace termed out Assemblymember Tom Ammiano in the hotly contested District 17 race. File photo by Luke Thomas.

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    The Three-David Race for Assemblymember

    Don’t for a moment believe David Chiu’s claim that there’s little difference in the “shades of blue [Democrats]” between he and David Campos. Nor should you believe observers who ludicrously claim that there’s very little difference in the voting records of Chiu and Campos.

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    Spike in San Francisco Pedestrian Fatalities Sparks City Response

    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.

  • San Francisco Botanical Garden: What was once a publicly-owned jewel in Golden Gate Park, has been privatized.  Photo: Harry S. Pariser.

    How the Wealthy Stole 55 Acres of Golden Gate Park

    Visiting the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum is not what it used to be. Locals used to enter as late as seven in the evening or later behind the Hall of Flowers. While never well-maintained or administered, it afforded a rustic charm, a lovely wabi and sabi respite from the commercialism of the Avenues.

  • As many as 1100 marched in support of whistleblower Bradley Manning during Sunday's SF Pride Parade.  Photos by Ida Mojadad.

    Over 1000 March for Manning at SF Pride

    An estimated 1,100 supporters marched at SF Pride Parade Sunday honoring gay WikiLeaks whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning, despite the Pride board of directors’ refusal to name him 2013 Grand Marshal.

  • A rally was held on the steps of City Hall, 2/22/12, in an effort to drum up support for the honorific renaming of San Francisco International Airport after Harvey Milk.  Photos by Luke Thomas.

    Supporters Rally to Rename SFO After Gay Civil Rights Leader

    As many as two-hundred supporters representing a growing coalition of organizations convened Friday on the steps of City Hall to rally support for the renaming of San Francisco International Airport in honor of Harvey Milk, the slain civil rights leader and LGBT icon.

  • Candidate for District 5 Supervisor Julian Davis.  File photo by Luke Thomas.

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    New Details Emerge in Smear Campaign Against Davis

    New details have emerged in the effort to derail the Julian Davis campaign for District 5 Supervisor, details that shed light on why Kay Vasilyeva, the woman who has accused Davis of sexual assault, went public with her claim six years later, and three weeks before Election Day.

  • District 11 Supervisor John Avalos. File photo by Luke Thomas.

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    Avalos Explains Endorsement Revocation, Calls for Davis to “Consider” Withdrawing Candidacy

    District 11 Supervisor John Avalos posted a statement on Facebook Wednesday denouncing “tactics of marginalization and disenfranchisement,” a reference to a cease-and-desist letter sent by District 5 candidate Julian Davis to Kay Vasilyeva, the woman who has publicly accused Davis of sexual assault, an allegation Davis refutes.

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    Update on Ranked Choice Voting in San Francisco

    I am happy to report that we were able to beat back the attacks on Ranked Choice Voting in both San Francisco and Oakland. These were very serious and well-coordinated attacks by conservative forces.

  • San Francisco Ethics Commission.  File photo by Luke Thomas.

    Ethics Commission Denies Mirkarimi Vote Postponement Request

    The San Francisco Ethics Commission denied Thursday a request by suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to postpone until after the November election the Commission’s delivery of its findings of fact and non-binding recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.

  • Attorneys for suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi (pictured with his wife, Eliana Lopez at a 'Stand with Ross' rally on Sunday) today filed a brief with the San Francisco Ethics Commission requesting a postponement of a vote that will decide whether Mirkarimi will keep his job. Photos by Luke Thomas.

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    Suspended Sheriff Requests Postponement of “Highly Charged” Board Vote

    Citing due process protections afforded by the U.S. Constitution, attorneys representing suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi today filed a brief with the San Francisco Ethics Commission requesting the quasi-judicial body to postpone its submission of its findings of fact to the Board of Supervisors, the eleven-member legislative body that will decide if Mirkarimi will be reinstated or be permanently removed from office.

  • A New Orleans-styled funeral procession marched from the Haight District to the Phillip Burton Federal building yesterday mourning the shuttering of medical marijuana dispensaries under siege from from federal authorities.  Photos by Luke Thomas.

    SF Medical Marijuana Community Holds Mock Funeral for Shuttered Dispensaries

    A coalition of many as 200 medical cannabis community members staged a New Orleans-styled mock funeral Wednesday to protest the Obama administration’s forced shuttering of San Francisco dispensaries.

  • California Democratic Party Chair John Burton administered the oath of office Wednesday to the newly-elected 32-members of San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee.  Photos by Luke Thomas.

    Mary Jung Elected SF Democratic Party Chair as Newly Elected Members Take Office

    California Democratic Party Chair John Burton administered the oath of office to the newly elected members of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee Wednesday night at the first general meeting of the local Democratic Party’s governing board following the June 5th Primary Election.

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    Olague Kicks Off Campaign for Supervisor

    In attendance included Mayor Ed Lee, Senator Mark Leno, Supervisor David Campos, former Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez, as well as labor leaders including Mike Casey of Unite HERE Locate 2 and Larry Griffith of IFPTE Local 21 and the San Francisco Labor Council.

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    Mar Declares Re-Election Bid,
    Says Board Vote on Mirkarimi “A Difficult Decision”

    Asked if a potential Board vote on whether suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi should be removed from office is “weighing heavily” on his mind, Mar told Fog City, “I really cannot make any comment about my former colleague, Ross Mirkarimi, but I’ll just say that I always will be a fair person that listens to all the evidence and does my best to be fair – and I know that is going to be a difficult decision.”

  • A rally in support of legislation, sponsored by Supervisor John Avalos, calling for an end to foreclosures was held on the steps of San Francisco City Hall today.  Photos by Christopher D. Cook.

    Supervisors and Community Groups
    Rally to Suspend Foreclosures

    Following the rally, Supervisor Avalos introduced a resolution – co-sponsored by Supervisors David Campos, Christina Olague, Jane Kim, Eric Mar and David Chiu, “Urging city and county officials and departments to protect homeowners from unlawful foreclosures.” The measure also urges mortgage and banking institutions, “especially San Francisco-based Wells Fargo,” to “suspend foreclosure activities and related auctions and evictions.”

  • Avalos Calls for Suspension of Foreclosures
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    Supervisor Avalos will introduce the resolution at the Board of Supervisors meeting at 2pm. The resolution expresses support for the California Homeowner Bill of Rights which are 5 legislative measures introduced at the California State Legislature and designed to provide basic standards of fairness and transparency in mortgage processing, community tools to prevent blight, tenant protections, enhanced law enforcement to defend homeowner rights, and a special grand jury to investigate foreclosure crime.

  • Supervisor Avalos Declares Re-Election Bid

    Elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2008, Avalos was joined by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting, Treasurer Jose Cisneros, Supervisors David Campos and Eric Mar, as well as union reps, community organizations and residents.