… off to Sacramento. Wow. It’s the end of an era, wouldn’t you say? After last week’s last minute power play from former Mayor Gavin Newsom, he officially took the oath of office to be California’s 49th lieutenant governor on Monday.
A big-name athletic apparel store is expected to fill an empty storefront on Fillmore Street, but not all of its merchant neighbors will be sending Welcome-to-the-Neighborhood Gift Baskets to the new retailer. Read up and learn why.
In this week’s game of musical chairs, former Assistant Chief of Operations and current Interim Police Chief Jeff Godown - who says he’s happy to fill the post temporarily, but not permanently - plans to focus on getting Tasers and academy classes for his force, as well as mapping out security needs for America’s Cup.
After outgoing Mayor Gavin Newsom’s one week postponement of his inauguration as lieutenant governor, it seems as if he has finally taken care of his unfinished business. He’s managed to squeeze in a lot for a week, including the interim mayor selection, the Asian Art Museum, a number of commission appointments, and the big DA appointment.
The Board of Education certainly has their work cut out for them this year. With testing and budget problems looming statewide, newly elected member of the Board Michael Kirst says he’s hitting the books and will take on these tough problems and more for our kids.
The SF Chamber of Commerce’s Steve Falk optimistically discusses our City’s potential for economic growth in 2011. What with a new Board of Supervisors, a new mayor, the America’s Cup, and the city still bathing in the Giants post-World Series win, we’ve got a lot to offer in 2011. And by now we’ve all sufficiently recovered from our New Years Eve, so bring it on 2011!
Interim Mayor pick and former City Administrator Ed Lee gets was officially sworn in to his new office yesterday as throngs of people looked on at City Hall. Big decisions await him in the coming months.
As his swearing in draws ever-closer, the Examiner examines (ha!) the road traveled by (almost former) Mayor Gavin Newsom on his path to becoming the next lieutenant governor of the Golden State. And yes, they’re already talking about what might be next…
We learn about what the four outgoing members of the Board of Supes will be doing after their last week of duties at City Hall. (There will be lots of running involved; as in running for mayor and running a bar.)
If you are STILL recovering from NYE celebrations and didn’t get a chance to grab a Chron this morning, we’ve got your back. No word from Matier and Ross today, but Willie Brown tells us about Jerry Brown’s re-entry into Sacramento,a new name pops us for interim mayor of San Francisco,the state of our local football team, walking tours in the Tenderloin, a movie review, and what people reveal to him in their personal letters.
Always a little bit too happy and slightly snarky, Jesse loves to share his amusement with the City by the Bay. When he isn’t waxing poetic about San Francisco, you can find Jesse spotting up for jumpers at Dolores Park, waiting outside Yoshi’s to see Del the Funky Homosapien, or taking pictures of his lunch.