Today’s Stories (Last updated January 19, 12:53 PM)

Jan
19
Feinstein signals a re-election
by Jasmine Conrad
Some good good news from the campaign trail: Feinstein hints that she will most likely run for re-election in 2018.
Some good good news from the campaign trail: Feinstein hints that she will most likely run for re-election in 2018. more
Feinstein signals she’ll run for re-election in 2018
Chronicle (01/19/2017)
Jan
19
SFUSD beefs up restorative justice practices
by Jasmine Conrad
In an effort to replace expulsions and suspicions - which impact black and latino students at higher rates than other students - SFUSD leans into restorative justice practices to kee... more
In an effort to replace expulsions and suspicions - which impact black and latino students at higher rates than other students - SFUSD leans into restorative justice practices to keep kids in the classroom. more
SFUSD considers expelling student despite efforts to reform discipline
Examiner (01/19/2017)
Jan
19
SF restaurants join the resistance
by Jasmine Conrad
Resistance comes in many beautiful forms and now it is simply delicious. Due to the upcoming, and less than enjoyable presidential inauguration, restaurants and bars across the City ... more
Resistance comes in many beautiful forms and now it is simply delicious. Due to the upcoming, and less than enjoyable presidential inauguration, restaurants and bars across the City are doing their part to counteract the looming Trump affect by donating to worthy causes. more
SF restaurants, bars donate to causes over inauguration
Chronicle (01/19/2017)
Jan
19
Rep. Matsui added to the line-up of Trump resisters
by Jasmine Conrad
Rep. Matsui stands up against anti-muslim rhetoric in remembrances of the challenges she and her family faced as a Japanese-Americans.
Rep. Matsui stands up against anti-muslim rhetoric in remembrances of the challenges she and her family faced as a Japanese-Americans. more
Matsui sees familiar fears behind Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric
Chronicle (01/19/2017)
Jan
19
Threats to disability rights are on the table after the 20th
by Jasmine Conrad
Adding to the list of concerns to come after the ceremonial events of January 20th are the violation of disability rights especially given the appointment of Jeff Sessions as attorne... more
Adding to the list of concerns to come after the ceremonial events of January 20th are the violation of disability rights especially given the appointment of Jeff Sessions as attorney general.  more
Use disabilities law to avoid violent confrontations with mentally disabled people
Chronicle (01/19/2017)
Jan
19
The wealth gap continues to grow
by Jasmine Conrad
The latest report on the wealth gap from Oxfam highlights the rapidly growing economic inequities facing American's today and the potential impact of new presidential ideologies.
The latest report on the wealth gap from Oxfam highlights the rapidly growing economic inequities facing American's today and the potential impact of new presidential ideologies. more
Growing wealth gap is a recipe for disaster
Chronicle (01/19/2017)
Jan
19
175 Mayors agree on 1 thing: LGBT discrimination is a no-no
by Jasmine Conrad
In a rare and inspiring moment, 175 mayors across the nation have come together to form a coalition of cities and local governments that will stand against LGBT discrimination that i... more
In a rare and inspiring moment, 175 mayors across the nation have come together to form a coalition of cities and local governments that will stand against LGBT discrimination that is to inevitably come from the Trump administration. more
175 Mayors Launch Coalition Against LGBT Discrimination
SF Weekly (01/19/2017)
Jan
19
More money, more...potholes?
by Jasmine Conrad
Regardless of being on of America's wealthiest Cities, we managed to also snag the less than honorable title of "worst streets."
Regardless of being on of America's wealthiest Cities, we managed to also snag the less than honorable title of "worst streets." more
Already 'America's worst,' SF's streets face funding woes
Chronicle (01/19/2017)
Today’s Suspects Updater
Jasmine Conrad

Born and raised on San Francisco’s fog-filled Westside, Jasmine fell in love with politics after she was forced to canvas by her younger sister. Her love for dichotomies is most prevalent in her thrift shirt and Banana Republic pencil skirt work week combos, and her time spent between political club meetings and rock ‘n’ roll shows of bands you probably haven’t heard

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Jan
18
Warriors New SF Arena Breaks Ground
by Justin Jones
After years of legal haggling, the Warriors finally broke ground yesterday on the Chase Center, their new home in Mission Bay. The $1 billion dollar arena will be open for the 2019-2... more
After years of legal haggling, the Warriors finally broke ground yesterday on the Chase Center, their new home in Mission Bay. The $1 billion dollar arena will be open for the 2019-2020 season. more
Golden State Warriors Break Ground On New $1 Billion Chase Center
Forbes (01/18/2017)
Here’s what fans will like about Warriors’ new Chase Center arena
Mercury News (01/18/2017)
Move to The City adds pressure on Warriors to maintain winning ways
Examiner (01/18/2017)
Videos and reaction: Acrobatic excavators, theatrics at Warriors groundbreaking
Chronicle (01/18/2017)
Warriors ground-breaking in San Francisco is a slap to many in Oakland, East Bay
Mercury News (01/18/2017)
Jan
18
Bay Area Dems Skipping the Inauguration
by Justin Jones
Matier and Ross report on a handful of Bay Area Democrats who will be skipping the painful inauguration on Friday.
Matier and Ross report on a handful of Bay Area Democrats who will be skipping the painful inauguration on Friday. more
Why some Bay Area Democrats are skipping Trump’s inauguration
Chronicle (01/18/2017)
Jan
18
Mayoral Payday
by Justin Jones
We may not be the largest city, but we sure do pay our folks well. Mayor Lee makes a cool $289k a year - $64k more than NYC's mayor. Not bad.
We may not be the largest city, but we sure do pay our folks well. Mayor Lee makes a cool $289k a year - $64k more than NYC's mayor. Not bad. more
The country's highest paid big-city mayor is reportedly right here in San Francisco
Chronicle (01/18/2017)
Jan
18
Cannabis Safe Payment Act
by Justin Jones
State Senators Scott Wiener and Toni Atkins, along with Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma, are working on legislation to make it easier for cannabis business owners to pay state f... more
State Senators Scott Wiener and Toni Atkins, along with Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma, are working on legislation to make it easier for cannabis business owners to pay state fees. Currently, all payments are made in cash forcing business owners to make unsafe trips with a lot of moola. more
California senators to introduce legislation to make it easier for cannabis businesses to pay taxes and fees
LGBT Weekly (01/18/2017)
Jan
18
Millennium Tower Repair Plans Are Secret
by Justin Jones
The developer of the Millennium Tower, Millennium Partners, is refusing to turn over plans on how they may potentially fix the sinking tower, claiming the information is secret as th... more
The developer of the Millennium Tower, Millennium Partners, is refusing to turn over plans on how they may potentially fix the sinking tower, claiming the information is secret as they deal with pending lawsuits. more
Millennium Tower Developer Balks at Publicizing Repair Plan, Documents Show
NBC Bay Area (01/18/2017)
Jan
18
Ethics Short Staffed
by Justin Jones
The SF Ethics Commission has a growing backlog of cases as they have no full time investigator on staff. Due to the City's hiring process, they do not expect the role to be filled un... more
The SF Ethics Commission has a growing backlog of cases as they have no full time investigator on staff. Due to the City's hiring process, they do not expect the role to be filled until March. more
Short-staffed SF ethics panel’s backlog of cases growing
Chronicle (01/18/2017)
Jan
18
Fiona Cracking Down at BOE
by Justin Jones
Chairwoman Fiona Ma is looking into why 16 managers at the Board of Equalization received pay raises that the department can't explain.
Chairwoman Fiona Ma is looking into why 16 managers at the Board of Equalization received pay raises that the department can't explain. more
Mystery raises at tax board prompt demand for reforms
Sac Bee (01/18/2017)
Jan
18
Bike Battle Brewing
by Justin Jones
A Chinese bike-sharing startup has the city in a tizzy as it plans to drop hundreds, maybe thousands, of GPS equipped bikes on the streets without getting any permits.
A Chinese bike-sharing startup has the city in a tizzy as it plans to drop hundreds, maybe thousands, of GPS equipped bikes on the streets without getting any permits. more
China firm’s plan to put bikes on SF streets met with anger
Chronicle (01/18/2017)
Jan
18
Future Leaders of the SFPD
by Justin Jones
The Examiner provides a list of SFPD police sergeants who passed a recent lieutenant’s test as these folks will most likely be filling high ranking roles as the older veterans retire... more
The Examiner provides a list of SFPD police sergeants who passed a recent lieutenant’s test as these folks will most likely be filling high ranking roles as the older veterans retire. more
SFPD’s future leaders among top scorers in officer exam
Examiner (01/18/2017)
Jan
18
Lefty's Brouhaha
by Justin Jones
The battle over Lefty O'Doul's continues as the owners of the building, the Handlery family, filed a lawsuit against the family who ran the restaurant demanding that they return all ... more
The battle over Lefty O'Doul's continues as the owners of the building, the Handlery family, filed a lawsuit against the family who ran the restaurant demanding that they return all the baseball memorabilia that was recently removed. more
Property owners file lawsuit claiming ownership of Lefty O’Doul’s, memorabilia
Examiner (01/18/2017)
Jan
17
Trump vs. California
by Corey Smith
There are a number of policy areas where the State of California has a disagreement with the incoming Trump Administration. 
There are a number of policy areas where the State of California has a disagreement with the incoming Trump Administration.  more
Trump vs. California: How the battle will be waged
Chronicle (01/17/2017)
Jan
17
MLK Day Protests
by Corey Smith
Protestors took to the streets around the Bay Area this weekend.
Protestors took to the streets around the Bay Area this weekend. more
Hundreds march through SF streets to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
Examiner (01/17/2017)
Marchers converge on Yerba Buena Gardens for MLK Day celebration
Examiner (01/17/2017)
Resist and report: SF’s finest headed to D.C. for Trump
Examiner (01/17/2017)
Trump on the minds of MLK Day marchers in SF
Chronicle (01/17/2017)
Jan
17
Changes At The Armory
by Corey Smith
Much of Kink.com's staff is moving out and Thursday's Planning Commission hearing could help shape the Armory's future plans.
Much of Kink.com's staff is moving out and Thursday's Planning Commission hearing could help shape the Armory's future plans. more
Historic SF site says goodbye to its porn movies
Chronicle (01/17/2017)
Jan
17
When $8 Million Isn't Enough
by Corey Smith
Some MUNI operators are unhappy about the $8 million settlement since the plaintiffs originally sued for nearly $400 million. 
Some MUNI operators are unhappy about the $8 million settlement since the plaintiffs originally sued for nearly $400 million.  more
Some operators oppose $8 million lawsuit settlement with Muni — and want more money
Examiner (01/17/2017)
Jan
17
SF Jail Update
by Corey Smith
A working group has been meeting to address the possibility of closing and opening a new jail site. The final recommendations from the working group are expected in March.
A working group has been meeting to address the possibility of closing and opening a new jail site. The final recommendations from the working group are expected in March. more
Opponents of new jail to have three years to reduce jail population
Examiner (01/17/2017)
Jan
17
Family Housing In San Francisco
by Corey Smith
The lack of family housing in San Francisco has reached record lows - as in the City has the smallest percentage of children (13.4%) in the United States. 
The lack of family housing in San Francisco has reached record lows - as in the City has the smallest percentage of children (13.4%) in the United States.  more
SF housing shortage leaves little room for families
Chronicle (01/17/2017)
Jan
17
The NextBus
by Corey Smith
Joe Fitz dives into the issues regarding MUNI and expected arrival times. 
Joe Fitz dives into the issues regarding MUNI and expected arrival times.  more
Inside the Muni NextBus meltdown: Emails reveal what could have averted crisis
Examiner (01/17/2017)
Jan
17
Trustee Calls For Diligence
by Corey Smith
With the accreditation question answered, Steven Ngo encourages the public to be vigilant.
With the accreditation question answered, Steven Ngo encourages the public to be vigilant. more
Former CCSF trustee calls for continued spotlight on school
Examiner (01/17/2017)
Jan
17
Lefty's Saga Continues
by Corey Smith
The legal battle rages on as the memorabilia is cleared out of Lefty O'Doul's. 
The legal battle rages on as the memorabilia is cleared out of Lefty O'Doul's.  more
Lefty O’Doul’s proprietor clears out memorabilia, gets legal help
Chronicle (01/17/2017)
Jan
16
Matier and Ross
by Derek Remski
Matier and Ross bring us the latest on changes within SFPD and on the Police Commission. Also, it looks like the President of the POA is staying around for a few more years.
Matier and Ross bring us the latest on changes within SFPD and on the Police Commission. Also, it looks like the President of the POA is staying around for a few more years. more
Incoming SFPD chief will find storms brewing
Chronicle (01/16/2017)
Jan
16
It Ain't Easy
by Derek Remski
In his latest column, Talbot argues it is not "easy being George Gascón." According to Talbot, Gascon is under attack from the POA for the DA's reform measures and from community gro... more
In his latest column, Talbot argues it is not "easy being George Gascón." According to Talbot, Gascon is under attack from the POA for the DA's reform measures and from community groups who claim the DA is not doing enough to institute reforms and hold the SFPD accountable. more
The D.A. and the grieving mother: a tale of 2 outsiders
Chronicle (01/16/2017)
Jan
16
CCSF Prepares for the Future
by Derek Remski
The newly re-accredited CCSF is preparing to grow the college's curriculum with classes for those looking to get a higher education and join the new legal cannabis industry in CA.

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The newly re-accredited CCSF is preparing to grow the college's curriculum with classes for those looking to get a higher education and join the new legal cannabis industry in CA.

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CCSF to grow curriculum with marijuana training
Examiner (01/16/2017)
Jan
16
MLK Day
by Derek Remski
As the Bay Area celebrates the birthday and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., many states and localities are still failing to properly honor one of the nation's great leaders. At... more
As the Bay Area celebrates the birthday and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., many states and localities are still failing to properly honor one of the nation's great leaders. At Suspects, we strive to refrain from editorializing, but in this instance we have to ask - WTF? more
Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Still Faces Pushback
New York Times (01/16/2017)
MLK2017 Schedule
NorcalMLK Foundation (01/16/2017)
Jan
16
Standing Against Change
by Derek Remski
Billed as "Our First Stand," Minority Leader Pelosi, city officials, dignitaries, and thousands of people stood up at City Hall yesterday to protest GOP moves to repeal and "replace"... more
Billed as "Our First Stand," Minority Leader Pelosi, city officials, dignitaries, and thousands of people stood up at City Hall yesterday to protest GOP moves to repeal and "replace" the Affordable Care Act. The message was clear, but was the GOP listening? more
S.F. rally to save Obamacare draws Joan Baez, political leaders
Chronicle (01/16/2017)
Thousands gather for Obamacare rally outside San Francisco City Hall
ABC7News (01/16/2017)
Jan
16
RIP Kevin Starr - 1941 - 2017
by Derek Remski
California lost a shining star when historian, state librarian emeritus, and San Francisco native Kevin Starr died on Saturday. Starr's seminal history of the Golden State, "American... more
California lost a shining star when historian, state librarian emeritus, and San Francisco native Kevin Starr died on Saturday. Starr's seminal history of the Golden State, "Americans and the California Dream," captured the attention of historians and the public alike. You will be missed Mr. Starr more
Kevin Starr, author of California histories and former state librarian, dies at 76
Los Angeles Times (01/16/2017)
Jan
16
Battle for Lefty's
by Derek Remski
In round 2 over the displacement of another iconic SF institution from Union Square, the owners of Lefty O'Doul's and their landlord both claim to hold the rights to and legacy of th... more
In round 2 over the displacement of another iconic SF institution from Union Square, the owners of Lefty O'Doul's and their landlord both claim to hold the rights to and legacy of the legendary restaurant and bar. Stay tuned, as there are going to be more rounds in this fight. more
Lefty’s landlord, owner fight over who owns iconic restaurant’s trademark
Examiner (01/16/2017)
Jan
15
Our first HIV-positive Supervisor, Jeff Sheehy
by Mark Press
The Chronicle offers a Biography of new District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheeshy, from his upbringing in Texas, to his HIV diagnosis, to now.
The Chronicle offers a Biography of new District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheeshy, from his upbringing in Texas, to his HIV diagnosis, to now. more
New SF Supe Jeff Sheehy finds sense of urgency from surviving HIV
Chronicle (01/15/2017)
Jan
15
Willie speculates on Mayor's race
by Mark Press
Willie lists his top eight contenders for the 2019 Mayor's race, reflects on Trump's news conference, and discusses Dianne Feinstein's pacemaker.
Willie lists his top eight contenders for the 2019 Mayor's race, reflects on Trump's news conference, and discusses Dianne Feinstein's pacemaker. more
Here’s who’s lining up to replace SF Mayor Ed Lee
Chronicle (01/15/2017)
Jan
15
A new paper for San Francisco
by Mark Press
The Bay City Beacon is a newspaper, written primarily by a younger crowd, that promises to bring something new to the San Francisco journalistic scene. Can't wait until they have an ... more
The Bay City Beacon is a newspaper, written primarily by a younger crowd, that promises to bring something new to the San Francisco journalistic scene. Can't wait until they have an editorial policy up so we can use them as a source! more
This isn’t your parents’ ‘Tales of the City’
Examiner (01/15/2017)
Jan
15
The struggles continue for Libby Schaaf
by Mark Press
After the raid of an abandoned storefront in which 28 people were living illegally, there are questions about whether or not the actions taken by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf in the wa... more
After the raid of an abandoned storefront in which 28 people were living illegally, there are questions about whether or not the actions taken by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf in the wake of the Ghost Ship fire are actually having an effect. more
Latest Oakland firetrap underscores Libby Schaaf’s dilemma
Chronicle (01/15/2017)