Today’s Stories (Last updated October 21, 04:25 PM)

Oct
21
I Will Remember You
by Alex Mitra

The Chronicle details the legacy of our departed District Attorney, George Gascon, who investigated misconduct in SFPD and championed criminal justice reform measures at the state le

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The Chronicle details the legacy of our departed District Attorney, George Gascon, who investigated misconduct in SFPD and championed criminal justice reform measures at the state level like realignment and proposition 47 and 57, which lowered punishment for nonviolent offenses. 

Despite that reputation, at the end of his tenure, Gascon had created enemies on all sides of the spectrum; from the SFPD, angry at his aggressive misconduct investigations,  to liberal activists, angry that he refused to charge cops in fatal police shootings, to Mayor Breed, unhappy with the increase in street crime.

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George Gascón was a progressive DA in progressive San Francisco. Why did he make so many enemies?
Chronicle (10/21/2019)
Oct
21
The Race Is On
by Alex Mitra

Chelsea Boudin has a slight lead over interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus in a poll released by the Boudin campaign to the Chronicle this week. The poll has Boudin leading Loftus 2

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Chelsea Boudin has a slight lead over interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus in a poll released by the Boudin campaign to the Chronicle this week. The poll has Boudin leading Loftus 21% to 18% with 40% of the voters undecided and a margin of error of 4.89%.

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Poll: Chesa Boudin, Suzy Loftus lead district attorney race in SF
Chronicle (10/21/2019)
Oct
21
Making Plans
by Alex Mitra

Interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus shared her plans for her two-week tenure. She plans to buffer employee morale in a department that has lost 40 attorneys in the past year and a

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Interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus shared her plans for her two-week tenure. She plans to buffer employee morale in a department that has lost 40 attorneys in the past year and a half, re-examine a handful of sexual harassment cases and stop a policy of auto-diversion for drunk driving.

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Interim DA Suzy Loftus lays out plans for brief tenure before election day – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (10/21/2019)
Oct
21
Racist Billboard Sparks Outrage in Waning Days of Campaign
by Alex Mitra

A no-shot mayoral candidate released a racist and desperate campaign billboard depicting Mayor Breed as profiting from human trafficking. The billboard was summarily castigated from

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A no-shot mayoral candidate released a racist and desperate campaign billboard depicting Mayor Breed as profiting from human trafficking. The billboard was summarily castigated from across San Francisco's political spectrum. Mayor Breed is expected to easily win re-election.

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Controversial billboard in SF depicts Mayor Breed with her feet up, smoking, and holding stack of bills
ABC7 (10/21/2019)
San Francisco Officials Denounce ‘Racist’ Depiction Of Mayor Breed On Campaign Billboard
KCBS (10/21/2019)
‘Blatantly racist’ billboard attacking SF Mayor London Breed slammed by local leaders
Chronicle (10/21/2019)
Oct
21
PG&E May Shut off Power Again as Temperatures Increase
by Alex Mitra

As temperatures warm later this week, PG&E opened their incident command center and warned of the possibility of electrical shut offs in Napa, Sonoma, Solano and Marin counties.

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As temperatures warm later this week, PG&E opened their incident command center and warned of the possibility of electrical shut offs in Napa, Sonoma, Solano and Marin counties.

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PG&E monitoring winds, considering more shut-offs as Bay Area heats up
Chronicle (10/21/2019)
Power shutdowns possible as warm, dry winds raise fire danger
Chronicle (10/21/2019)
Oct
21
I need a dollar
by Alex Mitra
Mr. Eskanazi provides a deep dive into the Academy of Art’s sale of $9 million worth of vintage cars as a gateway into an upcoming Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors meetin... more
Mr. Eskanazi provides a deep dive into the Academy of Art’s sale of $9 million worth of vintage cars as a gateway into an upcoming Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors meetings to permit its 34 never-in-compliance properties- a pattern for the institution. Despite a historically close relationship with power brokers citywide, with a possible legal battle coming, the Academy is loading up on cash.  more
The Academy of Art recently unloaded 56 of its classic cars. The millions it received may soon come in handy.
Mission Local (10/21/2019)
Oct
21
Mobile Recycling Program Coming Soon?
by Alex Mitra

Utilizing legislation from Senator Wiener and Assembly member Ting, the Department of the Environment submitted an application to launch a three-year mobile recycling program in San

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Utilizing legislation from Senator Wiener and Assembly member Ting, the Department of the Environment submitted an application to launch a three-year mobile recycling program in San Francisco. The program would serve Supervisor Districts 1 through 8, those furthest from current recycling centers, and allow residents to drop off bags of recycling then be credited at a later time.

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Mobile recycling program could fill the gap left by facility closures – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (10/21/2019)
Oct
21
Here comes the Sun
by Alex Mitra
The vision of Hope SF is coming to fruition as public housing residents move into newly built residences, which will form a vital part of a mixed use neighborhoods in the four projec... more
The vision of Hope SF is coming to fruition as public housing residents move into newly built residences, which will form a vital part of a mixed use neighborhoods in the four project sites. The program, headed by Theo Miller, will rebuild 1,894 public housing units, while adding 3,226 affordable and market-rate homes.  more
SF's public housing was crumbling. Is a multibillion-dollar makeover the answer?
SF Chronicle (10/21/2019)
Today’s Suspects Updater
Alex Mitra

Alex is an experienced local and state policy advocate with years of experience managing coalitions, campaigns, and diverse constituencies through the rough and tumble of SF politics. A San Francisco native, Alex can be found playing competitive frisbee in his spare time.

In the Past Week…

Oct
20
PG&E Digs in On Decision to Roll Blackouts
by Nicole Yelich
PG&E is standing firm in the utility’s decision to put hundreds of thousands of customers in the dark to avoid sparking more wildfires, saying that while they made mistakes about how... more
PG&E is standing firm in the utility’s decision to put hundreds of thousands of customers in the dark to avoid sparking more wildfires, saying that while they made mistakes about how they communicated with customers, the blackout “achieved its essential purpose.” more
PG&E, under siege after mass power shut-offs, stands its ground
Chronicle (10/20/2019)
Oct
20
Proposition A Largest Affordable Housing Bond in City's History
by Nicole Yelich
The $600 million affordable housing bond measure on next month’s ballot is the largest in the City’s history. Proposition A has the support of numerous state and local officials and ... more
The $600 million affordable housing bond measure on next month’s ballot is the largest in the City’s history. Proposition A has the support of numerous state and local officials and housing advocates, as the current process in San Francisco to build one affordable development takes five years and costs a whopping $700,000 per unit. more
SF voters will weigh $600 million affordable housing bond, the biggest in city history
Chronicle (10/20/2019)
Oct
20
The Highly Organized Tenderloin Drug Trade
by Nicole Yelich
Phil Matier dives into the highly organized drug trade plaguing the chaotic Tenderloin laid out in court records from a federal surveillance operation by the Drug Enforcement Adminis... more
Phil Matier dives into the highly organized drug trade plaguing the chaotic Tenderloin laid out in court records from a federal surveillance operation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The records show drugs trafficked through Mexico via Los Angeles are then distributed to ring leaders through the Bay Area in a “top-down management structure,” ultimately ending up in the hands of San Francisco’s street dealers.
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Drug dealing in SF's Tenderloin more organized than it looks on the streets
Chronicle (10/20/2019)
Oct
20
BART Explores Geary Extension (Again)
by Nicole Yelich
BART is once again considering an extension to Geary Boulevard as part of the agency’s study to build a second transbay tube.

Joe Fitz recounts the history of transit in the Richmond
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BART is once again considering an extension to Geary Boulevard as part of the agency’s study to build a second transbay tube.

Joe Fitz recounts the history of transit in the Richmond, which began with street cars in the 1950s that were replaced by buses in the mid-1960s, and the numerous discussions about bringing light rail back or adding a BART extension to the area that have been shelved over the past several decades.
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BART looking west toward Geary Boulevard in transbay crossing study – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (10/20/2019)
Oct
20
Maya Angelou Statue Stalled by City's Dysfunction
by Nicole Yelich

The Chronicle’s Heather Knight blames City Hall’s “custom of spending as long as possible to get almost nothing done” for stalling the effort to install a statue honoring Maya Angelo

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The Chronicle’s Heather Knight blames City Hall’s “custom of spending as long as possible to get almost nothing done” for stalling the effort to install a statue honoring Maya Angelou, angering the artists who submitted designs and belying the City’s decision to push for more women to be represented in art installations throughout San Francisco.

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Artist's vision for Maya Angelou statue crushed by City Hall's dysfunction
Chronicle (10/20/2019)
Oct
20
NRA Calls SF Resolution "a bunch of hot air"
by Nicole Yelich

In the City’s motion to dismiss the NRA's federal lawsuit, SF’s legal team pointed to memos and press releases where the NRA seems to acknowledge that the Board's non-binding resolut

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In the City’s motion to dismiss the NRA's federal lawsuit, SF’s legal team pointed to memos and press releases where the NRA seems to acknowledge that the Board's non-binding resolution calling the NRA a "domestic terrorist organization" is not a real threat to the gun-toters of America. One NRA memo described Mayor Breed’s letter that laid out the details of the resolution as “a bunch of hot air with no legally binding effect whatsoever."

 
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San Francisco Seeks Dismissal of NRA Lawsuit, Says It Did Not Retaliate With 'Domestic Terrorist' Resolution
Newsweek (10/20/2019)
Oct
19
City officials urge residents to register to vote in upcoming election
by Peter Zerzan

With all of the focus on the many scandals coming from the White House and the highly competitive Democratic Primary, many San Francisco voters have forgotten there is a local electi

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With all of the focus on the many scandals coming from the White House and the highly competitive Democratic Primary, many San Francisco voters have forgotten there is a local election coming up next month.

City officials, including Supervisors Shamann Walton and Sandra Lee Fewer, held a rally Friday, urging everyone who is eligible to register to vote. In a city of nearly 900,000, with about 14% below voting age, there are nearly 497,000 registered voters. There are many more people who can register to vote and make their voices heard.

 

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Time to be counted: city officials urge residents to register to vote – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (10/19/2019)
Oct
19
Loftus sworn in
by Peter Zerzan

 

Saturday morning, Suzy Loftus was sworn in as interim District Attorney of San Francisco. This comes over the opposition of not only her opponents in next months election but also

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Saturday morning, Suzy Loftus was sworn in as interim District Attorney of San Francisco. This comes over the opposition of not only her opponents in next months election but also from complaints by the ACLU, who called the appointment a “tilting of the scales.” Breed had endorsed Loftus before then District Attorney George Gascón stepped down to run for DA of Los Angeles. He had stated he didn’t think the Mayor would appoint an interim DA before the election.

 

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SF Mayor moves quickly: Loftus to be sworn in Saturday as interim DA, 17 days before election
Chronicle (10/19/2019)
Oct
19
Gordon Mar’s measure intended to limit ‘pay-to-play’ politics
by Peter Zerzan

As campaign spending reaches new heights, Supervisor Gordon Mar is hoping to put a new focus on who is contributing to each campaign in new elections. Proposition F, officially title

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As campaign spending reaches new heights, Supervisor Gordon Mar is hoping to put a new focus on who is contributing to each campaign in new elections. Proposition F, officially titled Sunshine on Dark Money, campaign ads “will have to include both the name and amount contributed by the top three donors of $5,000 or more. If any of the top three donors are a committee, then the disclaimer must also have the name and the dollar amount contributed by each of the top two major contributors of $5,000 or more to that committee” according to the Chronicle. The measure was co-sponsored by 8 Supervisors. Its only registered opposition is the San Francisco Republican Party.

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SF ballot measure intended to limit ‘pay-to-play’ politics
Chronicle (10/19/2019)
Oct
19
Juul suspends sale of flavored e-cigarettes
by Peter Zerzan

 

After spending over $18 million on Measure C to overturn the city’s ban on e-cigarettes before suspending their campaign last month, San Francisco based e-cigarette manufacturer Ju

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After spending over $18 million on Measure C to overturn the city’s ban on e-cigarettes before suspending their campaign last month, San Francisco based e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs has announced they are suspending the sale of flavored non-tobacco, non-menthol flavored products. The company is under scrutiny by the FDA for making claims for their products that were not supported by the FDA. 18 vaping related deaths and over 100 illnesses have been reported in the United States.

 

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Juul suspends sale of flavored e
Examiner (10/19/2019)
Oct
19
PG&E’s Troubles Continue
by Peter Zerzan

California Public Utilities Commission President Marybel Batjer blasted PG&E’s performance in the recent blackouts. Among the complaints were failures on even simple issues, leaving

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California Public Utilities Commission President Marybel Batjer blasted PG&E’s performance in the recent blackouts. Among the complaints were failures on even simple issues, leaving local officials in the dark, and the lack of a plan for how to deal with future blackouts. PG&E’s CEO Bill Johnson told state regulators its customers could be looking at blackouts over the next 10 years. San Francisco has offered to buy out PG&E for its local power and San Jose is looking to join them as well.

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California Can Expect Blackouts For A Decade, Says PG&E CEO
NPR (10/19/2019)
CPUC President Blasts PG&E Over Massive Power Shutdown
KCBS (10/19/2019)
PG&E CEO: Blackouts could last 10 years, but impact...
Chronicle (10/19/2019)
Oct
19
Where to put inmates at 850 Bryant?
by Peter Zerzan

 

While there is widespread agreement County Jail #4 is unsafe and should be closed, a new debate has sparked over where to put the 300 inmates housed there. Supervisors Matt Haney a

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While there is widespread agreement County Jail #4 is unsafe and should be closed, a new debate has sparked over where to put the 300 inmates housed there. Supervisors Matt Haney and Sandra Lee Fewer have called for efforts to be made to reduce the inmate population. Sheriff Vicki Hennessy has stated that isn’t possible and a new jail must be built instead. In 2015, the Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal for a new jail to be built next to the Hall of Justice and called for more programs to reduce the jail population instead. It costs the city over $250 a day to incarcerate an individual.

 

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City struggles to find alternatives for inmates in seismically unsafe jail – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (10/19/2019)
Oct
19
Newsom may back Weiner’s new housing bill next year as San Francisco’s housing crisis continues
by Peter Zerzan

Over 28,000 people left San Francisco in the second quarter of 2019, more than double the rate in 2017. San Francisco is second only to New York City for the number of residents leav

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Over 28,000 people left San Francisco in the second quarter of 2019, more than double the rate in 2017. San Francisco is second only to New York City for the number of residents leaving and is ahead of Los Angeles and Chicago, despite those cities having far more residents. Many fear the increase in housing costs will scare away companies, who will move to other states and bring their jobs with them.

In hopes of keeping his campaign promise to add 3.5 million new homes to California by 2025, Governor Newsom has given his conditional support to Senator Scott Weiner’s latest housing bill. Senator Weiner has introduced housing legislation twice in the last two years, failing each time. Newsom has said he will help the Senator this time. Because SB50 is a holdover from the last session, Weiner has till January to pass his bill.

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California bill to boost housing in suburbs gets new...
Chronicle (10/19/2019)
San Francisco is losing residents because it's too expensive for nearly everyone
USA Today (10/19/2019)
Oct
19
Sliding doors for more room on muni
by Peter Zerzan

 

In an effort to add more room to their buses, MUNI will be experimenting with sliding doors on them. Currently, the doors take up the space of at least two people and require passe

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In an effort to add more room to their buses, MUNI will be experimenting with sliding doors on them. Currently, the doors take up the space of at least two people and require passengers to disembark and then get back on again. Currently, these doors are being tested on the 48 line. However, it could take until 2035 for the doors to be on all MUNI buses, as the agency as stated they will only put them on new electric buses and that is the deadline that has been set to switch to an all electric fleet.

 

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Sliding doors could open up more space on Muni buses – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (10/19/2019)
Oct
19
David Chiu and Redwood City residents seek rent ordinance
by Peter Zerzan

Many in Redwood City fear landlords will try to get around the recently passed statewide rent control by raising rates so high many are evicted. Assemblyman David Chu, who co-authore

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Many in Redwood City fear landlords will try to get around the recently passed statewide rent control by raising rates so high many are evicted. Assemblyman David Chu, who co-authored the bill, has stated there is evidence of this happening. He has urged the city council to pass an emergency ordinance to protect renters in the Peninsula city. Redwood City Mayor Ian Bain has said they are looking into complaints by renters of this occurring while Councilwoman Diana Reddy suggested action will need to happen.

 

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Lawmaker, Redwood City residents seek rent ordinance
The Daily Journal (10/19/2019)
Oct
18
Speaker Pelosi Mourns Loss of Rep. Elijah Cummings
by Nicole Yelich
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, devastated by the loss of her “brother in Baltimore,” longtime Congressman Elijah Cummings who represented the city where Pelosi grew up, and surrounding ... more
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, devastated by the loss of her “brother in Baltimore,” longtime Congressman Elijah Cummings who represented the city where Pelosi grew up, and surrounding areas.

Cummings, the son of sharecroppers, rose to prominence in Congress where he led various high profile committees and most recently chaired the House Oversight and Reform Committee, a key committee in overseeing the current impeachment proceedings.
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‘My brother in Baltimore’: Pelosi reacts to death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings
Examiner (10/18/2019)
Oct
18
Ballot Measure Seeks to Keep SF Teachers in SF
by Nicole Yelich
November’s Proposition E wants to speed up City approvals for 100% affordable housing projects for SFUSD teachers and employees. As it stands now, many teachers are forced to move ou... more
November’s Proposition E wants to speed up City approvals for 100% affordable housing projects for SFUSD teachers and employees. As it stands now, many teachers are forced to move outside the City, enduring long daily commutes, and high turnover among teachers resulting in the loss of 300-700 teachers every year. more
Teachers Become Super-Commuters To Work In San Francisco
KCBS (10/18/2019)
Teachers, low-wage workers are fleeing SF. Housing ballot measure could change that
Chronicle (10/18/2019)
Oct
18
Mayor Sets Deadline to Shutter 850 Bryant
by Nicole Yelich
On Thursday, Mayor London Breed set a timeline of closing the dilapidated and seismically unsafe Hall of Justice by 2025 and get construction for a new “Justice Campus” underway in 2... more
On Thursday, Mayor London Breed set a timeline of closing the dilapidated and seismically unsafe Hall of Justice by 2025 and get construction for a new “Justice Campus” underway in 2028, one day ahead of a Board committee hearing called by Supervisor Matt Haney where Supervisors are tasked with hammering out the plan to make it happen. more
Mayor sets deadline to empty seismically unsafe jail, but city still lacks a plan to make it happen – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (10/18/2019)
Oct
18
Mayor, Nonprofit Disagree Over Measure to Build More Office Space
by Nicole Yelich

Mayor London Breed is putting a measure on the March primary ballot, to up the amount of office space the City can approve and prioritize approval for projects that include subsidizi

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Mayor London Breed is putting a measure on the March primary ballot, to up the amount of office space the City can approve and prioritize approval for projects that include subsidizing below market rate community and retail spaces.

A competing proposal from SoMa nonprofit Todco wants to restrict office development unless the City meets its affordable housing goals, which is unlikely considering the lack of funding for such projects. 
Mayor Breed has expressed a willingness to discuss a compromise between the measures, but so far Todco isn’t having it.

 
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Mayor, SoMa nonprofit clash over SF office growth
Chronicle (10/18/2019)
Oct
18
Herrera v. the NRA
by Nicole Yelich
Crusading City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a motion on Thursday to dismiss the NRA’s lawsuit against San Francisco for a recent Board of Supes non-binding resolution calling the gu... more
Crusading City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a motion on Thursday to dismiss the NRA’s lawsuit against San Francisco for a recent Board of Supes non-binding resolution calling the gun rights a “domestic terror organization.”

The NRA’s suit says the resolution violates the gun-toting political powerhouse its right to free speech, whereas Herrera’s motion to dismiss says the First Amendment gives public officials the right to “express their views on matters of public concern.”
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SF files motion to dismiss NRA’s lawsuit over ‘domestic terrorist’ label – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (10/18/2019)
Oct
18
Prop C to Fund Homeless Services Under Appeal
by Nicole Yelich
The legal fight around last year’s Proposition C, approved by voters, that imposes a tax on the City’s largest businesses to fund homelessness services. An SF Superior Court judge re... more
The legal fight around last year’s Proposition C, approved by voters, that imposes a tax on the City’s largest businesses to fund homelessness services. An SF Superior Court judge recently ruled in the City’s favor but Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, who brought filed suit against the City, is appealing that ruling. more
San Francisco Measure C to fund homeless services still tied up in court
KTVU (10/18/2019)
Oct
18
Trump Cries, Pelosi Thrives
by Nicole Yelich

Speaker Pelosi is proudly brandishing the photo of her standing up in a White House meeting, taking the sitting (duck) Trump to task for any number of his egregious actions of late.

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Speaker Pelosi is proudly brandishing the photo of her standing up in a White House meeting, taking the sitting (duck) Trump to task for any number of his egregious actions of late. After the meeting Pelosi told reporters, “Now, we have to pray for his health because this was a very serious meltdown of the part of the president.” 

Of course, Trump immediately tweeted out the photo with the petty caption “Nervous Nancy’s unhinged meltdown.”

 
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Pelosi's Twitter flex subverts Trump's attempt to stereotype powerful women
CNN (10/18/2019)
Trump says photo shows a Pelosi meltdown. She's wearing the picture with pride
Chronicle (10/18/2019)
Oct
18
WaPo Profile: SF Activist Dives into Race in National Politics
by Nicole Yelich
In a Washington Post interview with San Francisco activist and former school board member, Steve Phillips, he discusses his best-selling 2016 book “Brown is the New White” that posit... more
In a Washington Post interview with San Francisco activist and former school board member, Steve Phillips, he discusses his best-selling 2016 book “Brown is the New White” that posits the Democratic Party’s success lies in cultivating people of color, women, liberals and young people is the best path toward winning elections.

Phillips this week launched a biweekly podcast “Democracy in Color with Steve Phillips" to discuss issues of race in politics.
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This activist says Democrats and liberals can’t be afraid to talk about race and politics
Washington Post (10/18/2019)
Oct
18
DPH Human Resources Head Steps Down
by Nicole Yelich
Department of Public Health human resources director Ron Weigelt has announced his retirement, effective November 1st. DPH has been under increased scrutiny in recent months about it... more
Department of Public Health human resources director Ron Weigelt has announced his retirement, effective November 1st. DPH has been under increased scrutiny in recent months about its lackluster handling of the long term mental health treatment facility at SF General, that include allegations of misconduct by DPH employees and the admission by DPH that they are failing to hire enough staff to work in the facility. more
Health department human resources director stepping down – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (10/18/2019)
Oct
18
Youth Offender Program to Avoid Jail time Making Progress
by Nicole Yelich
SF Prosecutors say the City’s “Make It Right Program” that give juvenile offenders picked up on felony charges, typically property crimes, the chance to make amends through community... more
SF Prosecutors say the City’s “Make It Right Program” that give juvenile offenders picked up on felony charges, typically property crimes, the chance to make amends through community service projects rather than prosecution and potential jail time, is leading to lower rates of repeat offenders. more
Youth prosecutors say program making headway
Chronicle (10/18/2019)
Oct
18
Former Flower Mart Headed for Huge Commerical Development
by Nicole Yelich
Kilroy Realty Corp. is hoping approval is on the horizon for their project to transform the 2.3 million swore foot former Flower Mart into a sprawling complex of office space, retail... more
Kilroy Realty Corp. is hoping approval is on the horizon for their project to transform the 2.3 million swore foot former Flower Mart into a sprawling complex of office space, retail, restaurants, boutique gyms and other services. The project - with more than 50% more square feet than the Salesforce tower - would be the second largest commercial development in the City’s history. more
Selling the future of SoMa: New SF Flower Mart seeks tech tenants
Chronicle (10/18/2019)
Oct
18
E-Scooter Company Lays Off SF Employees
by Nicole Yelich
E-scooter company Skip has announced the layoff of three dozen SF employees after the company lost its permit to operate in San Francisco. The erstwhile employees have 60 days to fig... more
E-scooter company Skip has announced the layoff of three dozen SF employees after the company lost its permit to operate in San Francisco. The erstwhile employees have 60 days to figure out their next moves. more
E-scooter company Skip announces layoffs after losing SF permit
Examiner (10/18/2019)
Oct
18
How will Transit Fare after the next "Big One"?
by Nicole Yelich

Curbed SF asks the question - how will residents get around after the next “big one” hit, diving deep into the potential risks facing Muni, BART, SFO, ferries and ride-sharing apps s

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Curbed SF asks the question - how will residents get around after the next “big one” hit, diving deep into the potential risks facing Muni, BART, SFO, ferries and ride-sharing apps should a large earthquake seriously impact existing infrastructure.

 
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How will survivors get around after the next big Bay Area earthquake?
Curbed SF (10/18/2019)
Oct
17
Bay Area Reporter Releases Next Round of Endorsements
by Spencer Lam
The Bay Area Reporter has released its next round of endorsements for races in the upcoming election. Citing a lack of ability to communicate with SF’s next Sheriff, Paul Miyamoto, t... more
The Bay Area Reporter has released its next round of endorsements for races in the upcoming election. Citing a lack of ability to communicate with SF’s next Sheriff, Paul Miyamoto, the publication chose no endorsement; Manohar Raju received the endorsement for Public Defender; and Jenny Lam received an endorsement for school board. more
Editorial: Lam for school board
The Bay Area Reporter (10/17/2019)
Editorial: No endorsement for SF sheriff
The Bay Area Reporter (10/17/2019)
Editorial: Raju for public defender
The Bay Area Reporter (10/17/2019)
Oct
17
Decision to Appoint Loftus Polls Negatively
by Spencer Lam
New poll data released yesterday showed that the mayor’s appointment of Suzy Loftus to outgoing DA George Gascon’s spot was unpopular with 40% of the 529 voters sampled. The move has... more
New poll data released yesterday showed that the mayor’s appointment of Suzy Loftus to outgoing DA George Gascon’s spot was unpopular with 40% of the 529 voters sampled. The move has been negatively received, though its effect on Loftus’ candidacy is unclear. more
With Loftus set to take office, poll shows voters disapprove of last-minute appointment
Examiner (10/17/2019)