Articles Tagged “jane kim”

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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.

  • 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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    Davis Releases Statement, “Sets the Record Straight”

    Julian Davis, a leading progressive candidate running in the race for District 5 Supervisor, today released a statement that, in his words, “sets the record straight.”

  • Appointed District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague was taken to Wednesday during a contentious debate which allowed candidates to volley questions at each other.  Photo by Luke Thomas.

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    Sparks Fly During Heated D5 Debate

    Eight candidates vying to be the next elected District 5 Supervisor squared off during a contentious debate Wednesday providing a packed house at the West Bay Conference Center with a sense that the hotly-contested race is turning in to an all out slug fest.

  • The Sunshine Ordinance Task Force was established by Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code in 1999. The purpose of the Task Force is to protect the public's interest in open government .  File photo by Luke Thomas.

    Supervisors’ Vendetta Against Sunshine Panel Incumbents

    Open-government activists believe, and with good reason, that the Board of Supervisors’ May 22 vote to oust three incumbents from the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force was in retaliation for a pair of task force actions that cast the board – and particularly President David Chiu and Supervisors Scott Wiener, Malia Cohen and Eric Mar – in an unfavorable light.

  • San Francisco Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Aarti Hotel

    San Francisco Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Aarti Hotel

    Following an uplifting musical program by Larkin Street Glee, TNDC Executive Director Don Falk addressed about 100 guests in the verdant Tenderloin National Forest (a previous alleyway alongside the hotel transformed into a sustainable green/art space).

  • 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 in San Francisco

    Avalos Calls for Suspension of Foreclosures
    in San Francisco

    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.

  • Campos Draws Broad-Based Support for Re-Election Bid

    Campos Draws Broad-Based Support for Re-Election Bid

    A Guatemala-born immigrant first elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2008, Campos was joined on the steps of City Hall by as many as 100 supporters including several colleagues on the Board as well as several labor leaders.

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    Jane Kim Announces D6 Candidacy

    Ending months of speculation and rumor, San Francisco Board of Education President Jane Kim today confirmed her candidacy in the 2010 race for District 6 Supervisor.

  • The CrackBerry Chronicles:An Endorsement for Non-Endorsements

    The CrackBerry Chronicles:
    An Endorsement for Non-Endorsements

    Elaine Santore Photos by Luke Thomas By Elaine Santore June 2, 2008 Campaign Mailers Kill Trees and Your Spirit Good news: tomorrow you can finally toss out all of those annoying, somewhat misleading and totally…

  • The CrackBerry Chronicles: A lighter shade of Green

    The CrackBerry Chronicles: A lighter shade of Green

    Elaine Santore Photo by Luke Thomas By Elaine Santore April 22, 2008 Happy Earth Day and Birthday Last week was jam-packed with plenty of Fog City Journal’s favorite things, or what I like to call…