The Barbary Coast team was off from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day – but here is a recap and a roundup of all the San Francisco political news you missed while you were nogging your egg and jingling your bells. Have you broken all your New Year’s Resolutions yet? (And it’s nice to see you again!)
(For those of you who aren’t familiar with Movember, I strongly advise you get yourself up to speed.) This morning, we learn about the very hairy efforts that folks at El Dorado Elementary School are making in order to raise money for the Visitacion Valley school. No, this may not exactly be related to San Francisco politics, but seriously, who doesn’t love a good mustache?
We get the scoop on what happened at the Niners/Steelers game on Monday and what Mayor Lee is asking from PG&E. (And when I say “what happened”, I obviously mean the black out, not the way the Niners kicked the Steelers’ butts – although that was pretty freakin’ awesome.)
The Examiner reports on an effort of some well-meaning “dancers” who donated a significant sum of money to the San Francisco firefighters’ toy drive. No word yet on who took on the task of counting all those $1 bills.
The Bay Area Reporter gives props (is it still cool to say that?) to Supervisor Scott Wiener for getting four of his measures passed by the Board of Supervisors this week. But wait!! A new fight looms over the Supervisor’s proposed regulations for Harvey Milk and Jane Warner plazas. This could get interesting…
Merry Christmas, happy Chanukah, joyous Kwaanza, and a celebratory Festivus to you all. (And happy birthday, while we’re at it.) The hard-working elves at Barbary Coast Consulting, along with an assist from Iman Crosson, the absolutely spectacular Obama impersonator, have put together a video for your holiday consumption. We hope you enjoy it … ho ho ho!
The Rec and Park Commission voted yesterday to rename Golden Gate Park’s Speedway Meadow to Hellman Hollow in honor of Mr. Warren Hellman, who has worked for years to provide support to the City, and of course, puts on the amazing Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival every year for the last 10 years. Cheers!
The Examiner takes a look at how the BoS has treated some recent international issues, and what some Supervisors, political consultants, and a very familiar face around this office have to say about that.
Last month, a bunch of City workers got free health screenings (out of a trailer, I might add). And the results? Let’s just say they wouldn’t make Dr. Oz very proud. Read up on what the City is planning to do to address the issue.
The Examiner reports on how a BART strike could derail the 76-person delegation to China due to the absence of the trip’s “centerpiece and key attraction,” Mayor Lee. It goes without saying that Lee, as a seasoned centerpiece, would look fantastic next to your Williams Sonoma place settings this Thanksgiving.
So…this isn’t exactly political and I might actually get my wrists slapped, but it’s Friday! And I think everyone needs a little fun news and holiday cheer this morning – especially since we’re talking about NAKED SANTAS. Apparently, a really brave man is hoping set a world record by organizing the “most naked Santas in one place” at this year’s Santacon. Yup, you read that correctly. Naked. Santas. My advice to all naked santas: make sure you get a good liquid blanket on you. It’s gonna be breezy.
Born and raised in the mean streets of Marin County, Ross appreciates the unique political landscape of the Bay Area. When he’s not helping his clients achieve their goals, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, and occasionally searching for his lost golf ball at a local course.