Articles Tagged “john avalos”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Community organizer and former Redevelopment Agency Commissioner London Breed. Photo by Luke Thomas.

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    Overheard in Fog City: Breed Tells It Like It Is; Avalos to Campaign for Davis

    There’s something special about London Breed, the born and bred Western Addition native and former Redevelopment Commissioner who’s vying to be the next District 5 Supervisor. She’s a fiery scrapper, someone who speaks passionately and eloquently without mincing her words. She’s also leading the field in campaign contributions having amassed more than $85,000 to date. She could be the next Chris Daly on the Board of Supervisors.

  • 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.

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

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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 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.

  • Supervisor Avalos Declares Re-Election Bid

    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.

  • Michael Goldstein Remembered

    Michael Goldstein Remembered

    Eileen Hanson, mistress of ceremonies, painted a sensitive and authentic picture of a “complicated person,” who could be “sweet,” but also “really bitchy.” According to Hanson, Michael loved gossip and the “blood sport that is San Francisco politics.”

  • 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.

  • Labor Council Honors Martin Luther King, Celebrates Poor People’s Campaign

    Labor Council Honors Martin Luther King,
    Celebrates Poor People’s Campaign

    A place was symbolically set for beloved labor leader, Walter Johnson, who passed away on January 12 following a heart attack. An enlarged photo of Johnson (taken by Linda Post) “sat” at the head table along with Mayor Ed Lee, newly-appointed D5 Supervisor Christina Olague, Assemblymember Fiona Ma, and SFLC Executive Director Tim Paulson. Various speakers recalled the Poor People’s Campaign, Dr. King’s last project, that highlighted our nation’s economic disparities while continuing to confront racism, militarism, and a self-centered society.