Today’s Stories (Last updated April 27, 07:24 AM)

Apr
27
Wilma Pang
by Alex Clemens
She stood for Mayor, singing her platform. What she's up to next? This won't surprise you.
She stood for Mayor, singing her platform. What she's up to next? This won't surprise you. more
Chinatown opera musicians seek solution to repeated citations
Examiner (04/27/2015)
Apr
27
Happy Feet
by Alex Clemens
Seven (or more!) members of the Board of Supes will perambulate and transit themselves to work in June.
Seven (or more!) members of the Board of Supes will perambulate and transit themselves to work in June. more
Seven supes will ride Muni for 22 days in June; mayor hasn’t weighed in
Examiner (04/27/2015)
Apr
27
On the one hand: "not going gently into that good night." On the other hand: "trespassing."
by Alex Clemens
Is San Francisco experiencing the Seven Voyages of Sinbad The Sailor? Nope. Seems more like zero of them.
Is San Francisco experiencing the Seven Voyages of Sinbad The Sailor? Nope. Seems more like zero of them. more
Sinbad's won't budge on Bayfront
Examiner (04/27/2015)
Apr
27
Tug of War
by Alex Clemens
The very public battle between hundreds of concerned parents and a controversial pastor continues.
The very public battle between hundreds of concerned parents and a controversial pastor continues. more
Parents at SF catholic school make renewed plea to oust pastor
Examiner (04/27/2015)
Mar
16
PredictIt - Make Your Prediction Count.
by Alex Clemens
PredictIt has created two real-money San Francisco political futures markets for November: the Mayor's race and for one Supervisorial contest. If you're good at predicting political ... more
PredictIt has created two real-money San Francisco political futures markets for November: the Mayor's race and for one Supervisorial contest. If you're good at predicting political outcomes, your bank account can share in the bragging rights. 

PredictIt is run by the Victoria University of Wellington, which follows a bunch of rules that basically makes "wagering" on political outcomes legal - as long as it's done via an academic atmosphere and with certain, common-sense rules in place. (Wall Street, take note!)

Check out the two markets via the links below, and also see the link explaining how it all works. more
D3 Supervisor Race
PredictIt (03/16/2015)
How PredictIt Works
PredictIt (03/16/2015)
Mayor's Race
PredictIt (03/16/2015)
Today’s Suspects Updater
Alex Clemens
Alex misses the late 1990s, when he’d update Suspects with the aid of a Commodore 64 and plenty of espresso. (Nowadays, he uses his iPad 6 and intravenous Ensure.)

In the Past Week…

Apr
26
Anti Gentrification
by Taylor Jordan
Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme: Mission neighbors are fighting change in their neighborhood.  This time, Mission Action Plan 2020 leaders look to the future and new city p... more
Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme: Mission neighbors are fighting change in their neighborhood.  This time, Mission Action Plan 2020 leaders look to the future and new city planning to help protect their interests. more
Neighborhood comes together in hopes of slowing gentrification
Examiner (04/26/2015)
Apr
26
Airbnb
by Taylor Jordan
San Francisco's Planning Commission has weighed in on our ever-evolving Airbnb legislation, proposing a 120 day limit per year. 
San Francisco's Planning Commission has weighed in on our ever-evolving Airbnb legislation, proposing a 120 day limit per year.  more
Planning Commission Recommends a 120 Night Per Year Hosting Cap On SF Airbnb Rentals
KCBS (04/26/2015)
Apr
26
Catholic Church Woes
by Taylor Jordan
Archbishop Cordileone isn't the only Catholic leader feeling some heat in San Francisco these days. Parent's at San Francisco's best-named elementary school Star of the Sea are looki... more
Archbishop Cordileone isn't the only Catholic leader feeling some heat in San Francisco these days. Parent's at San Francisco's best-named elementary school Star of the Sea are looking to unseat their pastor.  more
Old lawsuit fuels push to oust S.F. priest
Chronicle (04/26/2015)
Apr
25
Matier & Ross
by Rosie Dilger
Today, the Chron's dynamic political duo give us the skinny on a group of well organized young soccer players, a new Senate candidate, and San Francisco's controversial Archbishop Sa... more
Today, the Chron's dynamic political duo give us the skinny on a group of well organized young soccer players, a new Senate candidate, and San Francisco's controversial Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. more
Matier and Ross: 49ers no match for Santa Clara Youth Soccer League
Chronicle (04/25/2015)
Apr
25
C. W. Nevius
by Rosie Dilger
C-Dubs reports on a recent study that indicates diversity in San Francisco is dwindling. 
C-Dubs reports on a recent study that indicates diversity in San Francisco is dwindling.  more
C.W. Nevius: Study finds S.F.’s ethnic diversity dwindling
Chronicle (04/25/2015)
Apr
25
Whistleblower Settles
by Rosie Dilger
According to the Chron and the Ex, the City of San Francisco agreed to settle the case with former police lawyer Kelly O'Haire for $725,000.
According to the Chron and the Ex, the City of San Francisco agreed to settle the case with former police lawyer Kelly O'Haire for $725,000. more
S.F. settles suit against Police Chief Greg Suhr for $725,000
Chronicle (04/25/2015)
SF settles lawsuit over alleged retaliatory firing by police chief
Examiner (04/25/2015)
Apr
25
Changes
by Rosie Dilger
The Chron's Heather Knight pens a piece on the dramatic and rapid changes we have seen in our beloved city.
The Chron's Heather Knight pens a piece on the dramatic and rapid changes we have seen in our beloved city. more
In S.F., the good times roll — right over the unlucky
Chronicle (04/25/2015)
Apr
24
Dems Endorse Mayor Lee
by Jason Overman
Mayor Ed Lee secured an early endorsement from the San Francisco Democratic Central Committee this week with 25 ayes and 2 nays. (Who voted no? Click below.)
Mayor Ed Lee secured an early endorsement from the San Francisco Democratic Central Committee this week with 25 ayes and 2 nays. (Who voted no? Click below.) more
S.F. Democrats come out early in favor of Ed Lee re-election
Chronicle (04/24/2015)
Apr
24
Lobbyist Disclosures Show Christensen Contributions
by Jason Overman
Though candidate filings aren't due until mid-summer, required monthly disclosures for lobbyists show that Supervisor Julie Christensen has earned financial support, to the tune of a... more
Though candidate filings aren't due until mid-summer, required monthly disclosures for lobbyists show that Supervisor Julie Christensen has earned financial support, to the tune of at least $25,000, in her re-election campaign against former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin. more
Lobbyists, tech leaders pour $25K into SF supervisor’s campaign
Examiner (04/24/2015)
Apr
24
Ethics Head to Resign
by Jason Overman
John St. Croix, executive director of the San Francisco Ethics Commission, will resign on August 27th after 11 years at the helm of the agency. In his resignation letter, he said "th... more
John St. Croix, executive director of the San Francisco Ethics Commission, will resign on August 27th after 11 years at the helm of the agency. In his resignation letter, he said "the time is ripe" to move on. more
SF Ethics Commission director to resign
Examiner (04/24/2015)
Apr
24
Airbnbattle
by Jason Overman
The stage is set for another battle over Airbnb regulations in San Francisco as the Planning Commission sends recommendations to the Board of Supervisors.
The stage is set for another battle over Airbnb regulations in San Francisco as the Planning Commission sends recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. more
Airbnb-related violations cited in more and more SF evictions
Examiner (04/24/2015)
San Francisco Moves to Tighten Airbnb Law
KQED (04/24/2015)
SF Planning Commission recommends limiting Airbnb rentals, other changes to law
Examiner (04/24/2015)
Apr
24
Office Space
by Jason Overman
The San Francisco Business Times discusses the potential "bubble" in the city's commercial real estate market. But also that it's still really expensive.
The San Francisco Business Times discusses the potential "bubble" in the city's commercial real estate market. But also that it's still really expensive. more
Does S.F. tech firms shedding office space indicate a bubble?
San Francisco Business Times (04/24/2015)
Keeping expensive company: S.F. joins world's priciest cities for office space
San Francisco Business Times (04/24/2015)
Apr
24
Done Deal for the Dubs?
by Jason Overman
Floyd Kephart, frontman for Oakland's "Coliseum City" project, is stirring the pot on the possibility of the Warriors staying in the East Bay. Because, CEQA. (Also, one-liners.)
Floyd Kephart, frontman for Oakland's "Coliseum City" project, is stirring the pot on the possibility of the Warriors staying in the East Bay. Because, CEQA. (Also, one-liners.) more
Floyd's world: Kephartisms feed into Coliseum City point man's laid-back image
San Francisco Business Times (04/24/2015)
Oakland holds out (slim) hope to keep Warriors hoops
San Francisco Business Times (04/24/2015)
Apr
24
Capitol Alert: Willie Brown, Right and Wrong
by Jason Overman
The Sacramento Bee's Christopher Cadelago looks back at some of the past postulations of former Mayor and Assembly Speaker Willie Brown's San Francisco Chronicle column. more
The Sacramento Bee's Christopher Cadelago looks back at some of the past postulations of former Mayor and Assembly Speaker Willie Brown's San Francisco Chronicle column. more
Capitol Alert: As columnist, Willie Brown has been on point – and also way off
Sacramento Bee (04/24/2015)
Apr
24
Vision Zero
by Jason Overman

Ed Reiskin, director of transportation at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and Barbara Garcia, director of health at the San Francisco Department of Public Health,

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Ed Reiskin, director of transportation at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and Barbara Garcia, director of health at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, discuss Vision Zero.

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Opinion: San Francisco pledges to end deaths on city roadways
Chronicle (04/24/2015)
Apr
24
Leaky Bridge
by Jason Overman
The Chronicle reports that Caltrans allegedly knew about leaks in the new Eastern span of the Bay Bridge as early as 2012.
The Chronicle reports that Caltrans allegedly knew about leaks in the new Eastern span of the Bay Bridge as early as 2012. more
Caltrans was warned of Bay Bridge leaking before span opened
Chronicle (04/24/2015)
Apr
24
Whistleblower Allegations
by Jason Overman
A motion from a 2009 police commission case was released this week as part of a lawsuit filed by former police lawyer Kelly O’Haire.
A motion from a 2009 police commission case was released this week as part of a lawsuit filed by former police lawyer Kelly O’Haire. more
More details about SFPD chief’s alleged history of “skirting the law” come from whistleblower suit
Examiner (04/24/2015)
Apr
23
Fifty Shades of SF
by Jaime Rossi
Super Bowl 50 is technically being held in Santa Clara. However, C.W. Nevius argues that all the fun will be had here in San Francisco. 
Super Bowl 50 is technically being held in Santa Clara. However, C.W. Nevius argues that all the fun will be had here in San Francisco.  more
C.W. Nevius: Sorry, Santa Clara; this is the San Francisco Super Bowl
Chronicle (04/23/2015)
Apr
23
City Insider
by Jaime Rossi
The City Insider team discusses a proposed ballot measure that would change the way that San Franciscans get to participate in public hearings. In addition, we learn about Muni's new... more
The City Insider team discusses a proposed ballot measure that would change the way that San Franciscans get to participate in public hearings. In addition, we learn about Muni's new buses. more
City Insider: A new agenda for the supes and new buses for the streets
Chronicle (04/23/2015)
Apr
23
Mr. Cordileone doesn't go to Washington
by Jaime Rossi
Archbishop Cordileone will not be attending the March for Marriage in Washington DC this year. It seems like he has some other outstanding issues that he has to deal with closer to h... more
Archbishop Cordileone will not be attending the March for Marriage in Washington DC this year. It seems like he has some other outstanding issues that he has to deal with closer to home.  more
Cordileone won’t be back at this year’s anti-gay-marriage march
Chronicle (04/23/2015)
Apr
23
Veterans and Homelessness
by Jaime Rossi
With the federal government's support, Mayor Ed Lee has made ending homelessness for veterans a key initiative for the upcoming year.
With the federal government's support, Mayor Ed Lee has made ending homelessness for veterans a key initiative for the upcoming year. more
Mayor predicts end to homelessness for vets in S.F. this year
Chronicle (04/23/2015)
Apr
23
I'm on a Boat
by Jaime Rossi
Jim Wunderman of the Bay Area Council has penned an opinion piece in today's Chronicle that calls for greater regional ferry service to deal with the Bay Area's traffic woes.
Jim Wunderman of the Bay Area Council has penned an opinion piece in today's Chronicle that calls for greater regional ferry service to deal with the Bay Area's traffic woes. more
Opinion: Better ferry service could ease Bay Area traffic woes
Chronicle (04/23/2015)
Apr
23
Not a Laughing Matter
by Jaime Rossi
As rents have doubled, the San Francisco Cartoon Museum can no longer afford its home in the South of Market and will have to officially close its doors on June 28th.
As rents have doubled, the San Francisco Cartoon Museum can no longer afford its home in the South of Market and will have to officially close its doors on June 28th. more
SF cartoon museum concedes to eviction, looks to future
Examiner (04/23/2015)
Apr
23
More Money Please
by Jaime Rossi
As budget season gets into full swing, a number of local nonprofits are requesting a bigger piece of the budget pie. 
As budget season gets into full swing, a number of local nonprofits are requesting a bigger piece of the budget pie.  more
SF nonprofits plead for bigger share of budget
Examiner (04/23/2015)
Apr
23
Pink Saturday
by Jaime Rossi
The Bay Area Reporter provides us with the latest news on Pink Saturday and the challenges of putting on the event. 
The Bay Area Reporter provides us with the latest news on Pink Saturday and the challenges of putting on the event.  more
Email shows Sister asked city for help for Pink Saturday
The Bay Area Reporter (04/23/2015)
Apr
22
Matier and Ross
by Alia Al-Sharif
Today, the dynamic duo narrow in on a walkout by five nuns at a Catholic school in Marin this past Friday. The reasoning for the walkout? To protest a nationwide Day of Silence promo... more
Today, the dynamic duo narrow in on a walkout by five nuns at a Catholic school in Marin this past Friday. The reasoning for the walkout? To protest a nationwide Day of Silence promoted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.  more
Matier and Ross: Marin nuns walk out of school to protest gay-rights group
Chronicle (04/22/2015)
Apr
22
Is it Housing or Handcuffs?
by Alia Al-Sharif
As budget season approaches, the Ex reports that the Coalition on Homelessness is advocating for increased funding to house families experiencing homelessness over anticipated fundin... more
As budget season approaches, the Ex reports that the Coalition on Homelessness is advocating for increased funding to house families experiencing homelessness over anticipated funding for more police officers.  more
San Francisco’s budget battle coming into focus
Examiner (04/22/2015)