Articles Tagged “tom ammiano”

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    Body Politic: Amy Farah Weiss’ ‘What If …’ Campaign for SF Mayor

    The San Francisco mayor’s race is turning out to be something of a cake walk for Mayor Ed Lee, with folks like former Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and Senator Mark Leno deferring from the race.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bill Would End Journalist Lockout at State Prisons

    Bill Would End Journalist Lockout at State Prisons

    This month, the Assembly Appropriations Committee unanimously passed AB 1270, also known as the “California Prisons: Media Access” bill, and it is expected to sail through the Senate in March.

    Of course, lawmakers have repeatedly approved nearly identical legislation in the past, only to see it fall victim to vigorous lobbying by the Department of Corrections and victim rights groups.

    But neither opposes the current bill, which was sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano.

  • 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.

  • Newsom Signs Resolution Endorsing Universal Health Care Bill

    Newsom Signs Resolution
    Endorsing Universal Health Care Bill

    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom today signed legislation authored by Supervisor Tom Ammiano in support of HR 676, a universal single-payer health care bill authored by Rep. John Conyers that would expand Medicare coverage to…

  • Photojournal: Harvey Milk Club Dinner Extravaganza

    Photojournal: Harvey Milk Club Dinner Extravaganza

    Harry Britt speaks at the Harvey Milk Club dinner on June 17, 2008. Photos by Luke Thomas By Elaine Santore and Luke Thomas June 18, 2008 Fog City Journal attended the Harvey Milk Democratic Club…

  • Election Roundup

    Election Roundup

    Bay City News June 4, 2008 While much election activity in the Bay Area was overshadowed by developments on the national political stage Tuesday as Barack Obama effectively clinched the Democratic nomination for president, local…

  • Supes Torpedo Newsom Sunshine Veto

    Supes Torpedo Newsom Sunshine Veto

    Legislation authored by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi intended to expand City Hall sunshine and transparency survived yesterday when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 to override a veto issued by Mayor Gavin Newsom. Photos…