Today’s Stories (Last updated March 27, 02:51 PM)

Mar
27
The Raiders In Oakland
by Corey Smith
We expect NFL owners to vote today on a proposal that would relocate the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas.
We expect NFL owners to vote today on a proposal that would relocate the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. more
Keeping A’s in the Coliseum may have cost Oakland the Raiders
Chronicle (03/27/2017)
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Makes 11th Hour Plea For Raiders
KCBS (03/27/2017)
Mar
27
A Expensive Breakup
by Corey Smith
A former deputy in the SF District Attorney's office will get a large check from the City after winning a wrongful termination lawsuit.
A former deputy in the SF District Attorney's office will get a large check from the City after winning a wrongful termination lawsuit. more
SF on hook for big payout after losing lawsuit to ex-Herrera deputy
Chronicle (03/27/2017)
Mar
27
Uber Pulls Self-Driving Cars (Again)
by Corey Smith
After an accident on Friday in Arizona, Uber pulled all their self-driving cars in California. However, Uber says they're consistently monitoring the situation and the cars could ret... more
After an accident on Friday in Arizona, Uber pulled all their self-driving cars in California. However, Uber says they're consistently monitoring the situation and the cars could return soon. more
Uber pulls self-driving cars off California roads following Arizona crash
Examiner (03/27/2017)
Uber suspends self-driving car tests after Arizona accident
SF Business Times (03/27/2017)
Mar
27
ICE In California
by Corey Smith
A requested list of regions that were not going to fully cooperate with immigration agents is mysteriously missing an (our) entire state.   
A requested list of regions that were not going to fully cooperate with immigration agents is mysteriously missing an (our) entire state.    more
Omission of SF from ICE report confuses immigration experts
Chronicle (03/27/2017)
Mar
27
Like A Business?
by Corey Smith
David Talbot explores the notion that America should be run like one of #45's businesses.
David Talbot explores the notion that America should be run like one of #45's businesses. more
Hmm … maybe America shouldn’t be run like a business
Chronicle (03/27/2017)
Mar
27
Hail A Cab Company
by Corey Smith
The oldest cab company in San Francisco is up for sale and an old rival may be looking to merge.
The oldest cab company in San Francisco is up for sale and an old rival may be looking to merge. more
Bankrupt SF Yellow Cab up for sale
Examiner (03/27/2017)
Mar
27
SFUSD Settles
by Corey Smith
An agreement was made between the school district and a former student over negligence in a sexual assault case. 
An agreement was made between the school district and a former student over negligence in a sexual assault case.  more
SFUSD reaches $325K settlement over handling of student sexual assault
Examiner (03/27/2017)
Mar
29
Sanctuary City Panel
by Derek Remski
What does it mean to be a sanctuary city? This panel will explore San Francisco's commitment to building a diverse culture and providing a safe haven for undocumented and documented ... more
What does it mean to be a sanctuary city? This panel will explore San Francisco's commitment to building a diverse culture and providing a safe haven for undocumented and documented immigrants. Panelists will discuss recent city-level decisions and their practical implications, as well as share immigration stories and challenges.

Hosted by the United Democratic Club and San Francisco Vision.

PANELISTS
• Angela Alioto, Attorney and former Board of Supervisors President, helped author Sanctuary Ordinance
• David Campos, Attorney and former District 9 Board of Supervisors Member
• Saira Hussain, Staff Attorney, Criminal Justice Reform Program at Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus
• Laura Polstein, Immigration Senior Staff Attorney, Centro Legal
• Lisa Weissman-Ward, Supervising Attorney and Lecturer at Law, Stanford University

MODERATOR
• Leah Price, Immigration Attorney, Tahirih Justice Center

DETAILS
Free event, all welcome

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Sanctuary City: What's At Stake?
United Democratic Club (03/29/2017)
Today’s Suspects Updater
Corey Smith

Corey was born and raised in the East Bay and after years of trying to find the best West Coast city to live, he moved to San Francisco in 2013. A former basketball coach and data junkie, Corey decided that a life in politics would fulfill that burning need to be simultaneously enthusiastic and depressed about everything, always.

In the Past Week…

Mar
26
Pelosi and Speier hold town hall
by Mark Press
San Francisco's two Representatives in the House, Jackie Speier and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held a busy town hall at Balboa High School on Saturday. Most of the response, ... more
San Francisco's two Representatives in the House, Jackie Speier and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held a busy town hall at Balboa High School on Saturday. Most of the response, while concerned about the actions of the administration, was friendly and appreciative of the Representatives. more
Pelosi, Speier greet hundreds at Balboa High town hall meeting
Chronicle (03/26/2017)
Mar
26
Powers created under Prop Q go unused
by Mark Press
The hotly contested bill that granted the city the ability to clear homeless encampments has not been utilized since it's passage in November because the city doesn't have enough bed... more
The hotly contested bill that granted the city the ability to clear homeless encampments has not been utilized since it's passage in November because the city doesn't have enough beds to offer the shelter that the bill requires before camp clearing. more
SF’s voter-approved camp-sweep measure more symbol than substance
Chronicle (03/26/2017)
Mar
26
Anti-LGBT group protesting Sunset dispensary
by Mark Press
The Pacific Justice Institute has been successful in spurring opposition and protest to the opening of a medical marijuana dispensary in the Sunset.
The Pacific Justice Institute has been successful in spurring opposition and protest to the opening of a medical marijuana dispensary in the Sunset.
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Mar
26
PG&E's quiet cleanup operation
by Mark Press
PG&E has been conducting a low-publicity cleanup campaign in the Marina, which consists of buying up property that used to be the site of two fuel factories, replacing all of the dir... more
PG&E has been conducting a low-publicity cleanup campaign in the Marina, which consists of buying up property that used to be the site of two fuel factories, replacing all of the dirt surrounding them, and then re-selling the property. more
PG&E quietly clearing toxic soil from pricey Marina district
Chronicle (03/26/2017)
Mar
26
Corruption trial progresses
by Mark Press
More details came to light in the pay-to-play corruption trial of former school board president Keith Jackson.
More details came to light in the pay-to-play corruption trial of former school board president Keith Jackson. more
More details emerge in pay-to-play corruption trial
Examiner (03/26/2017)
Mar
26
Trump's budget could hurt San Francisco
by Mark Press
San Francisco prepares it's budget in uncertainty as the full ramifications of Trump's promises to cut funding to Sanctuary Cities are not yet known.
San Francisco prepares it's budget in uncertainty as the full ramifications of Trump's promises to cut funding to Sanctuary Cities are not yet known. more
With reliance on federal funding, SF budget hangs in the balance
Examiner (03/26/2017)
Mar
26
Oakland to open homeless camp
by Mark Press
Oakland intends to open what is effectively a cross between a tent city and one of San Francisco's navigation centers. Matier and Ross also discuss the investigation of former UC Dav... more
Oakland intends to open what is effectively a cross between a tent city and one of San Francisco's navigation centers. Matier and Ross also discuss the investigation of former UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi more
City-sanctioned homeless campground coming to Oakland
Chronicle (03/26/2017)
Mar
26
Willie on AHCA failure
by Mark Press
Willie Brown analyses the inability of Republicans to pass their health care reform, as well as the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
Willie Brown analyses the inability of Republicans to pass their health care reform, as well as the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. more
Trump puts the exclamation mark on an epic blunder
Chronicle (03/26/2017)
Mar
26
Interim CCSF Chancellor to leave
by Mark Press
Interim Chancellor Susan Lamb, who saw City College through the end of the accreditation crisis will be leaving in June.
Interim Chancellor Susan Lamb, who saw City College through the end of the accreditation crisis will be leaving in June. more
Interim Chancellor Susan Lamb to leave CCSF
Examiner (03/26/2017)
Mar
26
Bear pride!
by Mark Press
Mission High boys basketball team brings home state championship for a public school for the first time in San Francisco history. Go Bears!
Mission High boys basketball team brings home state championship for a public school for the first time in San Francisco history. Go Bears! more
Mission becomes first SF public school to claim state title for boys’ basketball
Examiner (03/26/2017)
Mar
25
Protecting Immigrants
by Justin Jones
Proposed legislation by Assemblymember David Chiu will protect undocumented workers by requiring employers to alert employees to any planned ICE raids.
Proposed legislation by Assemblymember David Chiu will protect undocumented workers by requiring employers to alert employees to any planned ICE raids. more
California Bill Aims To Protect Undocumented Immigrants From Workplace Raids
KCBS (03/25/2017)
Mar
24
Down for Maintenance
by Derek Remski
Sorry for the inconvenience. Suspects is down today due to technical difficulties. We will return tomorrow to fulfill your political news fix. Thank you
Sorry for the inconvenience. Suspects is down today due to technical difficulties. We will return tomorrow to fulfill your political news fix. Thank you more
Mar
23
Pro-Development Activist Takes a Plea
by Nima Rahimi
Pro-development activist Donald Dewsnup takes a plea deal for probation and community service after escalating his activism to alleged fraud.
Pro-development activist Donald Dewsnup takes a plea deal for probation and community service after escalating his activism to alleged fraud. more
SF pro-development activist takes plea deal in voter fraud case
Examiner (03/23/2017)
Mar
23
Arming Campus Police
by Nima Rahimi
CCSF Police Chief Andre Barnes stirs debate by proposing arming his officers with weapons and body cameras out of concern for their safety. 
CCSF Police Chief Andre Barnes stirs debate by proposing arming his officers with weapons and body cameras out of concern for their safety.  more
CCSF considers arming campus police, buying body cameras
Examiner (03/23/2017)
Mar
23
Teacher Housing Falling Short
by Nima Rahimi
Supervisors Hillary Ronen and Sandra Fewer bring attention to lagging progress on the initiative to “build and preserve” housing for 500 teachers and paraprofessionals in San Francis... more
Supervisors Hillary Ronen and Sandra Fewer bring attention to lagging progress on the initiative to “build and preserve” housing for 500 teachers and paraprofessionals in San Francisco by 2020. more
S.F. supes cast doubt on teacher housing program
Examiner (03/23/2017)
Mar
23
CleanPowerSF Seeks Aggressive Growth Plan
by Nima Rahimi
With 75,000 customers enrolled, CleanPowerSF explores a more aggressive auto-enrollment of the remaining 320,000 PG&E customers. 
With 75,000 customers enrolled, CleanPowerSF explores a more aggressive auto-enrollment of the remaining 320,000 PG&E customers.  more
Success of CleanPowerSF hinges upon growth plan
Examiner (03/23/2017)
Mar
23
Alix Rosenthal Focuses Us on Russian Spygate
by Nima Rahimi
Alix Rosenthal explains why several outrageous bills being proposed in Congress are a distraction and why we should keep our fire on President Trump's ties to Russia.
Alix Rosenthal explains why several outrageous bills being proposed in Congress are a distraction and why we should keep our fire on President Trump's ties to Russia. more
I’m just a bill. Yes, I’m only a bill.
Examiner (03/23/2017)
Mar
23
CSU Approves Tuition Hike
by Nima Rahimi
CSU trustees narrowly vote to increase tuition by 6.5%.
CSU trustees narrowly vote to increase tuition by 6.5%. more
CSU trustees approve 1st tuition increase since 2011
Chronicle (03/23/2017)
Mar
23
Investigating Cyberbullying at Albany High
by Nima Rahimi
Police are investigating after a small number of students at Albany High shared racially offensive photos on Instagram.
Police are investigating after a small number of students at Albany High shared racially offensive photos on Instagram. more
Police probe ‘racially offensive’ photos of blacks at Albany High
Chronicle (03/23/2017)
Mar
23
David Talbot on Navigation Centers
by Nima Rahimi
David Talbot addresses hypocrisy and advocates for all districts to help our homeless neighbors by supporting navigation centers "even in our backyards."
David Talbot addresses hypocrisy and advocates for all districts to help our homeless neighbors by supporting navigation centers "even in our backyards." more
We need to support homeless solutions, even in our backyards
Chronicle (03/23/2017)
Mar
23
Calling on Sheriffs
by Nima Rahimi
While calling our representatives to advocate against President Trump's policies is important, on immigration, putting pressure on local Sheriff's may be a better use of resources. J... more
While calling our representatives to advocate against President Trump's policies is important, on immigration, putting pressure on local Sheriff's may be a better use of resources. Joe Garofoli explains. more
Anti-Trump resisters sets sights on county sheriffs
Chronicle (03/23/2017)
Mar
23
Rental Reprieve
by Nima Rahimi
Rents across the Bay have fallen in 2017 with SF seeing a 9% drop from last year.
Rents across the Bay have fallen in 2017 with SF seeing a 9% drop from last year. more
Bay Area rents fall, with San Francisco down 9% since last year
SF Business Times (03/23/2017)
Mar
22
Supes Reject Political Spending Bill
by Mark Ranneberger
The Board of Supervisors yesterday rejected a bill proposed by Supe Mark Farrell that would have restricted the ability of affordable housing nonprofits from using the profits off de... more
The Board of Supervisors yesterday rejected a bill proposed by Supe Mark Farrell that would have restricted the ability of affordable housing nonprofits from using the profits off developments sourced from city loans on political campaign spending. Also noted: a sale at 30 Van Ness and a local income tax bill passes the BoS. more
Bid fails to restrict political spending by affordable housing groups
Examiner (03/22/2017)
Mar
22
Total Recall
by Mark Ranneberger
M&R let us know that the effort to recall Mayor Ed Lee has fizzled out after none of the signatures required were delivered to get it on the ballot.
M&R let us know that the effort to recall Mayor Ed Lee has fizzled out after none of the signatures required were delivered to get it on the ballot. more
Anti-Ed Lee recall effort fizzles
Chronicle (03/22/2017)
Mar
22
Sheehy to City Contractors: Pay Your Employees More
by Mark Ranneberger
Supe Sheehy has introduced legislation that calls for increasing the minimum wage paid to service workers by city contractors. Sheehy is concerned that the minimum wage has not kept ... more
Supe Sheehy has introduced legislation that calls for increasing the minimum wage paid to service workers by city contractors. Sheehy is concerned that the minimum wage has not kept up with the costs of living in San Francisco and that this will also be a win for the city in the form of additional economic activity.
 
 
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S.F. supervisor wants more pay for city contractor employees
Chronicle (03/22/2017)
Mar
22
On Notice
by Mark Ranneberger
Fitz gives us the story of two recent fraudulent owner move-in eviction wins that raise questions about whether the City is being too complacent in pursuing such cases. Supe Kim is e... more
Fitz gives us the story of two recent fraudulent owner move-in eviction wins that raise questions about whether the City is being too complacent in pursuing such cases. Supe Kim is expected to hold a hearing on the issue in a matter of weeks. more
Major victory against fraudulent eviction begs $460K question: Why isn’t SF preventing this?
Examiner (03/22/2017)
Mar
22
Show Me Your Data
by Mark Ranneberger
Supe Aaron Peskin has introduced dual resolutions at the Board of Supervisors and San Francisco Transportation Authority seeking to gain access to trip data from Uber and Lyft amid c... more
Supe Aaron Peskin has introduced dual resolutions at the Board of Supervisors and San Francisco Transportation Authority seeking to gain access to trip data from Uber and Lyft amid concerns that they may be contributing to increased traffic congestion in the city. The resolution gained swift support from Mayor Ed Lee and is co-sponsored by Supe Sandra Lee Fewer.  more
SF wants access to Uber and Lyft data to tackle traffic congestion
Examiner (03/22/2017)
Mar
22
Fixer Upper
by Mark Ranneberger
The City of San Francisco's popular 'Fix-It' program is set to expand to a total of twenty neighborhoods this year. The program initially began as a pilot but has since grown with th... more
The City of San Francisco's popular 'Fix-It' program is set to expand to a total of twenty neighborhoods this year. The program initially began as a pilot but has since grown with the positive response from residents who view the program as a fast track through the bureaucracy to make quality of life improvements in their neighborhoods. more
SF’s popular fix-it program about to expand around town
Chronicle (03/22/2017)
Mar
22
Connecting the Dots
by Mark Ranneberger
M&R bring us up to speed on Rep. Eric Swalwell's efforts to understand the Trump administration's links to Russia.
M&R bring us up to speed on Rep. Eric Swalwell's efforts to understand the Trump administration's links to Russia. more
For Bay Area congressman, Trump-Russia ties are no game
Chronicle (03/22/2017)
Mar
22
Update: No Registry Law Signed
by Mark Ranneberger
Mayor Lee has signed into law a bill initially passed in February that bars city agencies from cooperating with the Federal government in creating any kind of registry of citizens ba... more
Mayor Lee has signed into law a bill initially passed in February that bars city agencies from cooperating with the Federal government in creating any kind of registry of citizens based on religion, ethnicity or national origin. San Francisco is the first city in the country to pass such a law. more
San Francisco Mayor Signs 1st Preemptive Law Against Proposed Muslim Database
KCBS (03/22/2017)