The Examiner fills us in on Karl Bradfield Nicholas, the ballot thief. Last December, his Election Day political protest (he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of taking 75 ballots and a poll list from a polling place) landed him in jail. On the eve of his release, he was ordered back to jail for his “Gandhi-esque” behavior in court. I didn’t know Gandhi was in to stealing ballots.
What’s the first thing you do after being bought by a mega cable-neé-Internet company? Why, expand into San Francisco, of course! The Huffington Post is now covering our fair city, with all sorts of bloggers and videos and electeds weighing in with their two (or sometimes two hundred) cents. While we won’t be linking to the individual blogs (see our posting policy here) we encourage all of our Suspects readers to check it out!
First, pants were dropped. Then, charges were dropped. Now? It looks like Mr. Deshon Marman, our resident pant-sagger, plans to sue US Airways. I bet none of you saw that coming. The upside? If he wins, he could buy many many belts.
If it’s Candlestick park and houses you’re talking about, the answer is “to grow,” unanimously. At yesterday’s Board meeting, all eleven Supes gave the nod to the Executive Park development, which is smushed in between the ballpark and 101. And yes, smushed is a technical term.
Changes are afoot at the San Francisco Housing Authority. SF has plugged itself into a federal program that will turn on a spigot of money pointed in the direction of our public housing projects. That program will also allow private organizations to manage some of those projects, and since in San Francisco we’re all completely apolitical and housing is Never Evar a topic of conversation, it’s completely clear to everyone that these changes will engender absolutely no controversy or complexity.
…I will post this. Some of you will wonder, appropriately, why two of the top stories in today’s edition of Suspects don’t have much of a title, or any commentary at all. Click below to read about why we do that, and under what circumstances. Thanks!
Will Senator Mark Leno’s legislation to stop our state’s educational stonewalling about Stonewall get inked by a sympathetic Governor? If so, Gov. Brown, where will the signing ceremony take place? And will you please, please invite Phyllis Lyon, and give her one of the ceremonial pens? Kthxbai.
The Health Department deals with the complexities of regulating hookah lounges in our smoke-free town, as it searches for the correct line to draw between protecting public safety and respecting ethnic traditions…
There’s no time like the present. The JUSTIS project to link our City’s Police and Sheriff’s Departments’ information systems – which was approved over 10 years ago, mind you – is said to finally be getting off the ground this year. Your choice on whether you’d like to hold your breath on this one.
The Business Times Editorial Board opines on the protracted approvals process navigated by the 55 Laguna project and hopes that the lessons learned will help the UCSF Laurel Heights project avoid a similar fate.
The San Francisco School Board is working on providing affordable housing for teachers and other district employees in the Mission. What’s the debate? Does $9 million worth of land stay in the public or private sector?
The Guardian takes a lengthy look at San Francisco development, considering whether green building standards are what we should be concentrating on – or, perhaps, some other fundamental issues, instead…
I’ll bet you didn’t know about this loophole found in today’s Ex – if you put an un-approved sign up on your business, it’s generally disallowed. However, if you’re advertising a contest and telling people to come inside to enter said contest? Generally allowed, it seems. (And I’m sure there’s more to all this, but we can’t learn all the laws in one brief newspaper article, now can we?) In any event, it looks to be a fun fight that will play out over coming weeks and months… stay tuned…
Mmmmmmm. Coke goes great with lots of things. Summer, for one – and recreation donations, for another. The Bay Citizen and the City Insider both cover the Big Donation made by Big Coke for our collective fitness.
Former head of San Francisco’s Arts Commission, Luis Cancel, resigned but continues to defend his position that he was working abroad. The Arts Commission, however, has already moved on and appointed a new interim head, J.D. Beltran, to the post. Best of luck to you both.
BAAQMD has several incentive policies for local agencies to use environmentally-friendly vehicles. Some folks say it’s too much, others say it’s not enough, and the agency remains stuck smack dab in the middle. Always an awkward place to be, dontchathink?
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu has proposed legislation that would require new and renovated buildings to include water refill stations in their plans. Can we also include a clause to include Kool-Aid packets too? Ohhh Yeah!
Alexis is a native of the Bay Area and holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. While her interest in San Francisco political news may be second to her passion for Hollywood gossip, she’s a junkie for it through and through. Alexis is a mom to two girls, though she exerts her nagging skills on a much larger population. In the infrequent instance that she finds herself with some free time, Alexis enjoys trolling the Alameda Antiques Faire and watching the UFC.