Letter From The Founder
In 1995, I had the idea that a centralized place for San Francisco political news would well serve the political junkies who populate our town. Since Suspects predated the web being generally available, I ran off the first edition as a blast fax, which soon evolved into an email-based communication, and shortly thereafter it landed on the Internet.
I eventually surrounded myself with colleagues at my company, Barbary Coast Consulting, who were smart and capable and on whom I could rely to assist in the oft-onerous task of waking up early and digesting and collecting all of the news of the day for Suspects readers. And after a few years, I turned the daily work of making sure that Suspects was an excellent resource for our readers over to my team. Since 2006, some of my colleagues who have been responsible for the daily production of Suspects include Jaime Salinas, Burnell Holland, Alexis Smith, Libby Smiley, Yoyo Chan and Allie Herson. I’m grateful for their hard work and high standards. While I’ve taken the reins back for now, I’m sure another colleague will soon be in charge of our mild daily attempt at a political roundup.
As always, thanks for reading Suspects. We appreciate you stopping by.
- Alex Clemens