Archive for February, 2011
The SF Bay Guardian takes a turn at assessing BoS President David Chiu’s platform for mayor.
Monday, February 28th, 2011
San Francisco teachers are worried that the latest round of education cuts may be the most severe. Monday, February 28th, 2011
Due to a miscalculation in the current budget, the Sheriff’s Department is asking for a little bit of help. I guess I’ll leave “little bit” up to your discretion, considering the request is for an extra $6.4 million. And with the alternative being lay-offs, I can’t imagine this ending pretty. Sunday, February 27th, 2011
Former City College Chancellor Philip Day receives five years of probation for misusing funds.
Sunday, February 27th, 2011
You might think that a mayor who isn’t seeking reelection would make the kinds of decisions that would piss people off. Strangely enough, Mayor Ed Lee pushes an ambitious agenda and continues to make friends along the way. [On Monday in hard copy and today on the Internets] John Cote of the Chronicle evaluates Mayor Lee’s political capital as a future mayoral candidate, seeking the opinion of – oh, I don’t know – just the Founder of SF Usual Suspects and long-time political strategist Mr. Alex Clemens for his humble tea leaf reading.
Sunday, February 27th, 2011
The faculty of San Francisco State commissioned a report that says that the university is spending too much money on administrative costs. Saturday, February 26th, 2011
Oakland City Attorney John Russo is considering crossing the creek into Alameda and becoming the City Manager of the island community. Saturday, February 26th, 2011
It’s Muni Trivia Tuesday! Here you go…”If there is a concern about a restroom costing $170,000, I have to ask how much does it cost for The City in workers’ compensation costs for renal failure of an operator?” Friday, February 25th, 2011
Although we’ve all already seen the results, George Gascón officially claims victory as the city’s new District Attorney.
Thursday, February 24th, 2011
The Bay Area Reporter takes a look at one community that is not well-represented at City Hall, and hazards a guess about what the impacts might be if that were to change.
Thursday, February 24th, 2011
I’ll admit, I’ve been checking this site every five minutes to make sure I haven’t missed the anticipated snowfall. But as the Examiner reports, everyone is making their own predictions anyway, so who knows what to believe? Just hang tight and stay warm. The snow will fall when it’s supposed to fall. Thursday, February 24th, 2011
The fate of the Coke billboard saga in Bernal Heights might be determined during today’s Board of Supervisors meeting, as Supervisor David Campos is expected to announce the course of action for the historical sign. Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Current sheriff Mike Hennessey announces his pick for his successor in this week’s Bay Guardian. And let me tell you, the man doesn’t seem to have anything bad to say about his choice! Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
We learn that the Mayor’s deputy chief of staff Cristine DeBerry will be joining the District Attorney’s Office as the new chief of staff. And while this is already an important post to fill, some are saying that District Attorney George Gascón made this selection
extra carefully. Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Chris Daly may be serving cocktails and tapping kegs these days, but he has not said “sayonara” to politics completely. The former Supervisor is considering tossing his hat into the mayoral ring if his progressive brethren sit it out.
Monday, February 21st, 2011
Whether you are commemorating President’s Day by taking the day off or venturing into work, the Chron reports on which government offices are closed, transit schedules, and parking protocol today to get you where you need to go timely (and ticket-free).
Monday, February 21st, 2011
Several candidates for a recent SFPD captain’s exam cry foul, alleging that one of the test’s graders unfairly tutored a group of test-takers.
Sunday, February 20th, 2011
Sunday’s Chronicle, as always, includes various musings from former Mayor Willie Brown and Matier & Ross. But today, the common theme is pension politics.
Sunday, February 20th, 2011
The race for mayor is over – long live the race for mayor! OK, that doesn’t quite work as well as it does when you say “king.” But in any event, the race, in our rear-view mirror, has lots of people talking: the Ex about who might be appointed to the D5 Supe seat, the Chron’s John Diaz on the winners and losers, the Ex again about the notable moments and people they saw in this race, Matier and Ross run down the money angles, and more. Read up!
Mayor Ed Lee's supe pick likely to tilt board toward moderates (Examiner) 11/14/11 From mustaches to Wookiees: Lighter side of SF mayor's race (Examiner) 11/14/11 Opinion: Takeaways from the S.F. election (Chronicle) 11/14/11 Matier and Ross: Sharmin Bock spent big for 3rd-place finish (Chronicle) 11/14/11 From mustaches to Wookiees: Lighter side of SF mayor's race (Examiner) 11/13/11 How San Francisco's neighborhoods voted for mayor (Chronicle) 11/13/11 C.W. Nevius: Ed Lee's idea of a vacation is back to work (Chronicle) 11/12/11 Power Broker Savors a Victory in San Francisco (NY Times) 11/12/11 SF interim Mayor Lee declares himself victor (AP) 11/11/11 San Francisco mayor hits Chinatown to thank voters (AP) 11/11/11 Mayor Ed Lee takes victory lap in San Francisco (KGO) 11/11/11 City Insider: Mirkarimi looks to build on Hennessey's legacy (Chronicle) 11/11/11 Vote-by-mail popular with Asians who helped Ed Lee win (Examiner) 11/11/11 San Francisco elects its first Chinese American mayor (Los Angeles Times) 11/10/11 C.W. Nevius: San Francisco's election winners and losers (Chronicle) 11/10/11 S.F. Mayor Ed Lee declares victory (Chronicle) 11/10/11 Ed Lee wins San Francisco mayor's race (SF Business Times) 11/10/11 Ed Lee wins San Francisco mayoral race (Examiner) 11/10/11 Editorial: San Francisco voters stay the course (Chronicle) 11/10/11 No ballot count needed for these SF election winners and losers (Examiner) 11/10/11 Without a Strong Challenger, Ed Lee Makes History (Bay Citizen) 11/10/11 Lee appears headed to full term as mayor (Bay Area Reporter) 11/10/11 Ed Lee takes large early lead in mayor's race (Chronicle) 11/09/11 Ed Lee takes commanding lead in San Francisco mayoral race (Examiner) 11/09/11 Leading After Round 1, Lee All But Declares Victory (Bay Citizen) 11/09/11 Editorial: S.F. voting ends, drama goes on (Chronicle) 11/09/11 SF mayor's race tops list of key election contests (Chronicle) 11/08/11 C.W. Nevius: San Francisco election results could come quickly (Chronicle) 11/08/11 Editorial: Election 2011: The Chronicle recommends (Chronicle) 11/08/11 Chiu campaign HQ looted in bold pre-election heist (Examiner) 11/08/11 San Francisco 2011 Election Center (Bay Citizen) 11/08/11 Occupy SF Has a Favorite Candidate — and Few Votes (Bay Citizen) 11/08/11 How Chronicle Column Promotes Ed Lee (Bay Citizen) 11/08/11 Online Extra: Political Notes: Dufty insists he is in it to win it (Bay Area Reporter) 11/08/11 City Insider: 3rd break-in Chiu's campaign headquarters suffers another burglary - on election eve (Chronicle) 11/08/11 Matier and Ross: Nearly 80% of Chinatown mail-in ballots in already (Chronicle) 11/07/11 S.F.'s ranked-choice voting - easy as 1, 2, 3? (Chronicle) 11/07/11 City Insider: Proposed Van Ness rapid bus touted for speed, reliability (Chronicle) 11/07/11 Contract contributions to San Francisco mayoral candidates are illegal on paper (Examiner) 11/07/11 Lee Runs for San Francisco Mayor With Pak Behind (Epoch Times) 11/07/11 Phil Ting: An Interview With the San Francisco Mayoral Candidate (Epoch Times) 11/07/11 San Francisco mayoral candidates push for last-minute votes (Examiner) 11/06/11 Will feuds stop after election? (Chronicle) 11/06/11 San Francisco's Mayoral Race Gets Sexy (NBC Bay Area) 11/04/11 Lee under fire again by mayoral opponents (ABC News) 11/04/11 Ed Lee's camp challenges funding of Chiu TV spots (Chronicle) 11/03/11 City Insider: Major surgery can't stop Rees on campaign trail (Chronicle) 11/03/11 Mailers in SF mayor's race irk LGBT voters (Bay Area Reporter) 11/03/11 Time to elect gay mayor? Not for some LGBT voters (Bay Area Reporter) 11/03/11 Ken Garcia: Occupy Oakland drama takes spotlight off grateful Ed Lee (Examiner) 11/03/11 New Ed Lee donation scandal revives calls for oversight (Examiner) 11/03/11 Opinion: Vote for three but not Ed Lee (SF Bay Guardian) 11/02/11 Anyone but Lee (SF Bay Guardian) 11/02/11 Chinatown Activists Cut Corners Delivering Vote for San Francisco Mayor Lee (Epoch Times) 11/02/11 Opinion: Chinatown center clarifies ties to Mayor Ed Lee (Chronicle) 11/02/11 Ed Lee donors face money-laundering allegations (Chronicle) 11/02/11 Ed Lee's opponents seek leg up in ranked voting (Chronicle) 10/31/11 Leland Yee parody book claims to know ‘The Real Ed Lee’ (Examiner) 10/31/11 Ed Lee: Reluctant SF mayor has come to embrace job (Chronicle) 10/31/11 SF mayoral race defies description or prediction (Oakland Tribune) 10/30/11 SF mayor candidates on guard for October surprises (Chronicle) 10/30/11 Independent monies tip scales toward Ed Lee in SF mayor race (Examiner) 10/28/11 Ed Lee leads in fundraising among mayoral hopefuls (Chronicle) 10/28/11 SF Mayoral Candidates Can Spend More (Bay Citizen) 10/28/11 Election monitors in SF would not be rare move (Examiner) 10/27/11 Independent groups pour big bucks into SF mayor's race (Chronicle) 10/27/11 Candidates address AIDS policy (Bay Area Reporter) 10/27/11 Leah Garchik: What, me, a mistake? (Chronicle) 10/27/11 Mustachioed group jumps on the Ed Lee bandwagon (Examiner) 10/27/11 Fight turns ugly to win gay votes in mayor's race (Chronicle) 10/26/11 Mayhem breaks out between Yee, Lee SF mayoral campaigns (Examiner) 10/26/11 Researchers use S.F. mayoral candidates’ positions to rethink their places on ideological spectrum (SF Public Press) 10/25/11 Melissa Griffin: ‘Ed Heads’ are eager but law-abiding (Examiner) 10/25/11 Ed Lee's campaign supporters target of new probe (Chronicle) 10/25/11 S.F. candidates seek monitors over absentee issue (Chronicle) 10/25/11 Yee: Mayor is 'Trying to Fake an Election' (Bay Citizen) 10/25/11 Gavin Newsom endorses Ed Lee for San Francisco mayor (Examiner) 10/25/11 Ranked-choice voting complicates S.F. mayor's race (Chronicle) 10/23/11 Ed Lee backers said to fill in ballots for others (Chronicle) 10/22/11 Under the Hood of Ed Lee (Bay Citizen) 10/21/11 The billionaire's mayor (SF Bay Guardian) 10/19/11 The Madness of That Ed Lee Biography (SF Weekly) 10/19/11 The Betrayals of David Chiu (Bay Citizen) 10/19/11 Editorial: Bevan Dufty for mayor (Bay Area Reporter) 10/13/11 Cruising for Votes in the Mission (Bay Citizen) 10/13/11 Mayor's race overlooks AIDS (Bay Area Reporter) 10/13/11 Election Site Taps Social Networks (Wall Street Journal) 10/13/11 Chronicle Endorses Chiu for Mayor (Bay Citizen) 10/12/11 Editorial: 3 S.F. mayoral candidates to consider (Chronicle) 10/12/11 Editorial: David Chiu is the right choice for S.F. mayor (Chronicle) 10/12/11 Editorial: The other major contenders (Chronicle) 10/12/11 SF mayoral candidates keep quiet on their ranked-choice picks (Examiner) 10/12/11 Editorial: SF Examiner endorses Ed Lee as No. 1 vote for mayor (Examiner) 10/07/11 City Insider: S.F.'s Herrera attacks Lee on contract disclosures (Chronicle) 10/06/11 SF mayor candidates accuse Ed Lee of swiping jobs plan (Examiner) 10/05/11 Almost Nobody You Know Will Vote For the Next Mayor of San Francisco (SF Weekly) 10/05/11 City Insider: Jabs over job plans - Herrera says his beat Lee's to the punch (Chronicle) 10/05/11 Tech titans generous to Ed Lee's run for San Francisco mayor (Examiner) 10/04/11 David Chiu saving campaign cash, biding time til right 'moment' (Examiner) 10/04/11 SF Mayor’s Race: Follow the Money (Bay Citizen) 10/04/11 San Francisco mayoral candidates split on where they send own kids for school (Examiner) 09/29/11 Editor's Notes: Hey Mr. Mayor, we need to hear your thoughts (SF Bay Guardian) 09/28/11 John Avalos a progressive voice in SF mayor's race (Chronicle) 09/26/11 Public funding in San Francisco's mayoral race spent on negative ads (Chronicle) 09/26/11 A Developer's Paradise (Bay Citizen) 09/25/11 Crowded field in mayor's race chasing Ed Lee for a demanding job (Examiner) 09/25/11 City Insider: Just a few names count in mayoral endorsements (Chronicle) 09/25/11 S.F. mayor candidates argue on who is 'hypocrite' (Chronicle) 09/24/11 Herrera Goes after Former Supporter (Bay Citizen) 09/22/11 Ed Lee campaign fires back at Dennis Herrera’s GOP accusations (Examiner) 09/22/11 Dennis Herrera ad ties San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to Republican party (Examiner) 09/21/11 Opinion: A case for Avalos Yee and Dufty (SF Bay Guardian) 09/21/11 S.F. mayor counters Yee's attack ad in Cantonese (Chronicle) 09/16/11 City Insider: Texting service makes it simpler to park in S.F. (Chronicle) 09/15/11 San Francisco mayoral candidates aim for TV's prime time (Examiner) 09/15/11 A new progressive agenda (SF Bay Guardian) 09/14/11 Politicians' Favors to Tech Companies Pay Off (Bay Citizen) 09/02/11 San Francisco labor leaders unite against mayoral candidates Adachi, Avalos (Examiner) 08/31/11 City Insider: Mayor puts Mid-Market at forefront (Chronicle) 08/31/11 SF mayoral candidate David Chiu takes lesson on publicity from a Wookiee (Examiner) 08/31/11 City Insider: Dem snub for mayor rouses Asians (Chronicle) 08/28/11 Political fight, accusations of racism rock San Francisco's Chinatown (Examiner) 08/27/11 All the candidates lapping up culture (Chronicle) 08/26/11 Candidates Mulling an Anybody-but-Lee Strategy (Bay Citizen) 08/25/11 City Insider: Mayoral candidates try to stand out in crowd (Chronicle) 08/21/11 Matier and Ross: Inside story on state consumer-safety czar job (Chronicle) 08/21/11 Candidates mostly mum on who raises their money (Examiner) 08/21/11 Political Notebook: SF fall ballot has few out candidates (Bay Area Reporter) 08/18/11 City Insider: Democrats endorse Avalos for mayor (Chronicle) 08/18/11 So Much for Civility (SF Bay Guardian) 08/17/11 Editor's Notes (SF Bay Guardian) 08/17/11 San Francisco mayoral debate shifts to civil side of issues (Examiner) 08/17/11 City Insider: Lee peeved by politics only 9 days into race (Chronicle) 08/17/11 City Insider: U.S. attorney probes 'Run, Ed, Run' group (Chronicle) 08/16/11 Melissa Griffin: Jeff Adachi, Ed Lee could both be winners in SF mayoral race dance (Examiner) 08/16/11 C. W. Nevius: S.F. mayor's race is finally getting colorful (Chronicle) 08/16/11 Run, Yees, Run? Candidate drafted for mayor in 1999 (Examiner) 08/16/11 SF's interim mayor goes from untouchable to target (Sacramento Bee) 08/14/11 Campaign to get Ed Lee to run for mayor reported check from wrong donor (Examiner) 08/12/11 Campaigns Turn Up Heat on Embattled Ethics Commission (Bay Citizen) 08/11/11 Lee's candidacy eclipses Castro debate (Bay Area Reporter) 08/11/11 City Insider: Recuse yourself, D.A.'s rivals say (Chronicle) 08/11/11 C.W. Nevius: Ed Lee must address tough issues, not air horns (Chronicle) 08/11/11 Jane Kim divides support due to ranked-choice voting in San Francisco (Examiner) 08/10/11 Matier and Ross: California's rookie judges train in swank digs (Chronicle) 08/10/11 City Insider: Ex-Mayor Agnos not backing Lee's race (Chronicle) 08/10/11 Editorial: We need a real question time, Mr. Mayor (SF Bay Guardian) 08/10/11 Opinion: View from the Middle (SF Bay Guardian) 08/10/11 San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee downplays Willie Brown Connection (Examiner) 08/10/11 Ed Lee under attack at San Francisco mayoral debate (Examiner) 08/09/11 Lee Takes the Heat at Candidate Forum (Bay Citizen) 08/09/11 C. W. Nevius: Tone at City Hall may have changed with candidate Ed Lee (Chronicle) 08/09/11 Editorial: Ed Lee's move is a game-changer (Chronicle) 08/09/11 Ken Garcia: Despite baggage, Ed Lee's run for mayor just may be a cakewalk (Examiner) 08/09/11 Melissa Griffin: Follow the money, not the switcheroo in Ed Lee narrative (Examiner) 08/09/11 Ed Lee's refusal of public financing allows him to raise millions for San Francisco mayoral race (Examiner) 08/09/11 Lee's choice to run for mayor opens political floodgates (Examiner) 08/08/11 Lee to Enter Mayoral Race Monday Morning (Bay Citizen) 08/08/11 SF Mayor Ed Lee changes mind, will seek full term (Chronicle) 08/08/11 S.F. Mayor Ed Lee's move rankles some candidates (Chronicle) 08/08/11 Matier and Ross: Poll: Ed Lee popular, but short of majority to win (Chronicle) 08/08/11 San Francisco Issues With Mayor Ed Lee (KCBS) 08/07/11 San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Decides to Run for Mayor (NBC Bay Area) 08/07/11 Matier and Ross: Lee off and running Monday, not on public's dime (Chronicle) 08/07/11 Ethical scrutiny on those pushing Ed Lee to run for San Francisco mayor (Examiner) 08/06/11 'Run, Ed, Run' workers can't help Lee on campaign (Chronicle) 08/06/11 Chinatown Nonprofit Entangled in Mayoral Race (Bay Citizen) 08/05/11 Ethical Scrutiny on those pushing Ed Lee to run for San Francisco Mayor (Examiner) 08/05/11 Lee Could Make Mayoral Decision Monday (KTVU) 08/05/11 SF group urging Lee run funded by politically connected (Chronicle) 08/04/11 The Money Behind 'Run, Ed, Run' (Bay Citizen) 08/03/11 San Francisco business owners open wallets for Ed Lee mayoral run (Examiner) 08/02/11 Ed Lee: Campaign Announcement Coming Next Week (Bay Citizen) 08/01/11 Phil Bronstein: S.F. voters shouldn't rush to front-runners (Chronicle) 08/01/11 City Insider: What happens if Lee breaks his promise? (Chronicle) 07/31/11 Editorial: Ed Lee should run for mayor if he wants (Examiner) 07/30/11 The Machine Behind Run Ed Run (Bay Citizen) 07/30/11 Ken Garcia: As Ed Lee jumps in, mayor's race thrown a curveball (Examiner) 07/30/11 C.W. Nevius: Ed Lee campaign would shake up mayor's race (Chronicle) 07/30/11 Ed Lee can run, but can't hide from questions if he runs for San Francisco mayor (Examiner) 07/29/11 SF Mayor Ed Lee's rivals seek probe of his backers (Chronicle) 07/29/11 City Insider: If Lee enters contest, don't expect quitters (Chronicle) 07/29/11 As Lee Inches Closer, Feelings of Fear and Betrayal (Bay Citizen) 07/29/11 Sen. Feinstein encourages Lee to run for mayor (ABC News) 07/28/11 Sources say Ed Lee leaning toward run for SF mayor (Chronicle) 07/28/11 City Insider: Budget cedes to election intrigue (Chronicle) 07/27/11 Matier and Ross: Dianne Feinstein urges Ed Lee to run for SF mayor (Chronicle) 07/27/11 City Insider: Guess which DA candidates have got the music in them? (Chronicle) 07/26/11 City Insider: Church to raise funds - brick by gold brick (Chronicle) 07/24/11 Opinion: The Willie Brown School for Mayors (Examiner) 07/24/11 If Ed Lee runs for mayor, it could change the tone of City Hall (Examiner) 07/23/11 C.W. Nevius: Ed Lee - No good reasons he shouldn't run for mayor (Chronicle) 07/23/11 Ed Lee faces more scrutiny if he becomes candidate (Chronicle) 07/23/11 S.F. supervisors urged to back a Lee run for mayor (Chronicle) 07/22/11 City Insider: New public works chief to be picked (Chronicle) 07/22/11 S.F. Mayor Ed Lee refuses to rule out running (Chronicle) 07/21/11 Run Ed Run campaign's purpose remains vague as San Francisco election nears (Examiner) 07/19/11 City Insider: Mayoral candidates make reappointing Lee a campaign issue (Chronicle) 07/18/11 Editorial: SF Mayor Ed Lee should stick to his word, not run (Chronicle) 07/17/11 Chinatown Political Veteran Champions Her Candidate (Wall Street Journal) 07/14/11 Ed Lee backers pushing him to run for mayor (Chronicle) 07/10/11 San Francisco gives funds to nonprofit center headed by Ed Lee supporter (Examiner) 07/08/11 S.F. mayor's race would be roiled by Lee run (Chronicle) 07/04/11 San Francisco Is Awash With Mayoral Candidates (New York Times) 07/01/11 Ken Garcia: Ed Lee having fun as San Francisco's mayor - and being the non-candidate (Examiner) 06/30/11 Political Notebook: Campaign backers give mayor a leather look (Bay Area Reporter) 06/30/11 Editorial: Lee needs to reign in the "Run, Ed, Run" campaign (SF Bay Guardian) 06/29/11 Matier and Ross: S.F. arts director under fire for commuting to Rio (Chronicle) 06/29/11 San Francisco's popular mayor says he won't run for election (LA Times) 06/27/11 All that's missing from mayoral campaign is Lee himself (Examiner) 06/26/11 Matier and Ross: Ed Lee's backers face questions of disclosure (Chronicle) 06/26/11 Group pushing Ed Lee for mayor has its own campaign limits (Examiner) 06/24/11 C.W. Nevius: S.F. police brass in way of 6th Street substation (Chronicle) 06/23/11 City Insider: Lee knows which job he doesn't ever want (Chronicle) 06/23/11 Ed Lee mayoral campaign office to open Saturday (Examiner) 06/22/11 Move grows to push Lee to run for San Francisco mayor (Examiner) 06/14/11 City Insider: No swan song - Bella back on feet (Chronicle) 06/14/11 Move grows to push Lee to run for San Francisco mayor (Examiner) 06/14/11 Lee says he doesn't want full term (Bay Area Reporter) 06/09/11 Ed Lee for S.F. mayor backers busy with campaigns (Chronicle) 06/08/11 Melissa Griffin: Mayor Ed Lee is running — to get old job back (Examiner) 06/07/11 Second Group Begins Building Re-Election Campaign for Ed Lee (Bay Citizen) 06/03/11 Editorial: Lee needs to make a decision (SF Bay Guardian) 05/25/11 Matier and Ross: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee won't run (Chronicle) 05/22/11 S.F. Mayor Ed Lee pushed to run for post (Chronicle) 05/19/11 Former supervisors pushing Ed Lee to run for full term (Examiner) 05/19/11 Group Quietly Begins Effort to Push Mayor Ed Lee to Run for Re-Election (Bay Citizen) 05/19/11 Will Ed Lee Run for Mayor? (SF Weekly) 05/18/11 A Candidate for Mayor? Lee Says He Isn’t One (Bay Citizen) 02/19/11 Sunday, February 20th, 2011
Whole Foods celebrates the grand opening of it’s new store in the Haight.
Sunday, February 20th, 2011
After 31 years in office, Sheriff Michael Hennessy is ready to move on. Saturday, February 19th, 2011
In order to get more out of the City’s parks, the Dept. of Rec and Park is proposing to add a few fees to raise some green. Who’s at the top of the list? Everyone’s favorite topic of the hour (dog walkers) and everyone’s least favorite topic of the hour, especially on a Friday (exercise boot camp classes). Friday, February 18th, 2011
In today’s Bay Guardian, Mr. Tim Redmond attempts to put his finger on who mayoral candidate and State Senator Leland Yee really is. Thursday, February 17th, 2011
…is another neighborhood group’s public nuisance. The BAR takes us behind the scenes to a recent battle over a proposed mural on Polk Street. For now, the score is Polk Street 1, Castro 0. (And in a small-scale case of this phenomenon, the picture above was helpfully labeled “art,” whereas I think it looks like cotton candy. So there you have it.) Thursday, February 17th, 2011
In further proof that mom was always right, you really, really should go before you leave the house. Today, we learn that the City’s public restrooms have apparently been doubling as a scenic place for drug users and people looking for sexy time to frolic, leaving the restrooms in a less than desirable state for it’s more typical use. Read on and plug your nose. Thursday, February 17th, 2011
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Like many former 4th grade teachers, Jaime has a keen understanding of San Francisco politics. An avid squash player, he also enjoys reading, traveling, and singing karaoke.