Today’s Stories (Last updated January 15, 01:02 PM)

Jan
15
Our first HIV-positive Supervisor, Jeff Sheehy
by Mark Press
The Chronicle offers a Biography of new District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheeshy, from his upbringing in Texas, to his HIV diagnosis, to now.
The Chronicle offers a Biography of new District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheeshy, from his upbringing in Texas, to his HIV diagnosis, to now. more
New SF Supe Jeff Sheehy finds sense of urgency from surviving HIV
Chronicle (01/15/2017)
Jan
15
Willie speculates on Mayor's race
by Mark Press
Willie lists his top eight contenders for the 2019 Mayor's race, reflects on Trump's news conference, and discusses Dianne Feinstein's pacemaker.
Willie lists his top eight contenders for the 2019 Mayor's race, reflects on Trump's news conference, and discusses Dianne Feinstein's pacemaker. more
Here’s who’s lining up to replace SF Mayor Ed Lee
Chronicle (01/15/2017)
Jan
15
A new paper for San Francisco
by Mark Press
The Bay City Beacon is a newspaper, written primarily by a younger crowd, that promises to bring something new to the San Francisco journalistic scene. Can't wait until they have an ... more
The Bay City Beacon is a newspaper, written primarily by a younger crowd, that promises to bring something new to the San Francisco journalistic scene. Can't wait until they have an editorial policy up so we can use them as a source! more
This isn’t your parents’ ‘Tales of the City’
Examiner (01/15/2017)
Jan
15
The struggles continue for Libby Schaaf
by Mark Press
After the raid of an abandoned storefront in which 28 people were living illegally, there are questions about whether or not the actions taken by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf in the wa... more
After the raid of an abandoned storefront in which 28 people were living illegally, there are questions about whether or not the actions taken by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf in the wake of the Ghost Ship fire are actually having an effect. more
Latest Oakland firetrap underscores Libby Schaaf’s dilemma
Chronicle (01/15/2017)
Jan
15
Trasparency concerns for little-known governing body
by Mark Press
With over $20 Billion under management, the SF retirement board is in the midst of a contentious election.
With over $20 Billion under management, the SF retirement board is in the midst of a contentious election. more
Divisive election for SF retirement board election highlights transparency concerns
Examiner (01/15/2017)
Jan
15
Warriors to pay a premium for remaining time in Oakland
by Mark Press
According to Matier & Ross, the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority will be upping the Warrior's rent to $7.5 Million as well as trying to put them on the hook for $51 Million ... more
According to Matier & Ross, the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority will be upping the Warrior's rent to $7.5 Million as well as trying to put them on the hook for $51 Million in remaining debt on the building. more
Greg Suhr hiring fiasco wasn’t Warriors’ only off-court stumble
Chronicle (01/15/2017)
Today’s Suspects Updater
Mark Press
Mark Press is a Bay Area native who has a decade of experience working and volunteering in San Francisco nightlife. A San Francisco State alumnus, Mark is a passionate feminist and environmentalist with professional experience in international business relations, energy policy, and campaign work. Mark lives in Bernal Heights with his fiancé Mindy.

In the Past Week…

Jan
14
Accreditation At Last: City College to Stay Open
by Derek Lee
After a 7 years, City College has won the battle to keep its accreditation.
After a 7 years, City College has won the battle to keep its accreditation. more
CCSF keeps accreditation, ending years of uncertainty
Examiner (01/14/2017)
City College Of San Francisco Receives 7-Year Accreditation After Long Battle
KCBS (01/14/2017)
SF City College stays open, ‘accreditation nightmare is over’
Chronicle (01/14/2017)
Jan
14
Mayor Lee Says No Way to Muslim Registry in SF
by Derek Lee
Along with committing money to legal defense, Mayor Lee is backing legislation to protect San Francisco's immigrants from the Trump Administration.
Along with committing money to legal defense, Mayor Lee is backing legislation to protect San Francisco's immigrants from the Trump Administration. more
Mayor Lee wants to prohibit SF from partaking in potential Muslim registry
Examiner (01/14/2017)
Jan
14
New Muni Fleet Arrives
by Derek Lee
It may have been Friday the 13th, but that didn't stop the new Sacramento made Siemens trains from arriving in San Francisco.
It may have been Friday the 13th, but that didn't stop the new Sacramento made Siemens trains from arriving in San Francisco. more
First in fleet of new Muni Metro car arrives in San Francisco
Chronicle (01/14/2017)
New Muni Metro cars arrive in San Francisco, to debut by late summer
KTVU (01/14/2017)
Jan
14
Ed Lee Is the Highest Paid Mayor in America
by Derek Lee
At the tune of $289,000, Mayor Lee makes $64K over Bill de Blasio.
At the tune of $289,000, Mayor Lee makes $64K over Bill de Blasio. more
It's official: Ed Lee is America's highest-paid big city mayor
SF Business Times (01/14/2017)
Jan
14
Op-Ed: David Chiu on Defending CA from Trump
by Derek Lee
Trump may have won, but the fight's not over. Assemblymember Chiu talks about what is being done to protect California's immigrants, and what you can do to help.
Trump may have won, but the fight's not over. Assemblymember Chiu talks about what is being done to protect California's immigrants, and what you can do to help. more
David Chiu: Ready to defend California values
El Tecolote (01/14/2017)
Jan
14
Lee Open to Safe Injection Sites
by Derek Lee
The Mayor's stance on safe injection sites has softened, but he's still not fully convinced.
The Mayor's stance on safe injection sites has softened, but he's still not fully convinced. more
Lee now open to safe injection sites, yet not fully convinced
Chronicle (01/14/2017)
Jan
13
New State Attorney General Ready to Fight
by Laura Foote Clark
After an easy confirmation, new attorney general Xavier Becerra is ready to get to work as the state's top lawyer. With a widening gulf between California and the federal government,... more
After an easy confirmation, new attorney general Xavier Becerra is ready to get to work as the state's top lawyer. With a widening gulf between California and the federal government, he's got quite a job in front of him.
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Xavier Becerra primed to defend state values as attorney general
Chronicle (01/13/2017)
Jan
13
Oakland Mayor Still Strong After Ghostship Fire
by Laura Foote Clark
Columnist Otis R. Taylor Jr. reflects on Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and her continuing support of artists and displaced tenants.
Columnist Otis R. Taylor Jr. reflects on Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and her continuing support of artists and displaced tenants. more
Oakland Mayor Schaaf stands tall, firm on warehouse plan
Chronicle (01/13/2017)
Jan
13
New Police Commission President
by Laura Foote Clark
The San Francisco Police Commission has a new President. Police Commission President Susan Loftus is stepping down to act as chief legal council for the Sheriff's Department.
The San Francisco Police Commission has a new President. Police Commission President Susan Loftus is stepping down to act as chief legal council for the Sheriff's Department. more
Police Commission elects new president, vice president
Examiner (12/31/1969)
SF Police Commission chief Loftus bids tearful farewell
Chronicle (01/13/2017)
Jan
13
Dogpatch Welcomes Navigation Center
by Laura Foote Clark
While many in the city have been fighting against proposed Navigation Centers, Dogpatch residents are rising to the challenge to welcome the new homeless services center to their nei... more
While many in the city have been fighting against proposed Navigation Centers, Dogpatch residents are rising to the challenge to welcome the new homeless services center to their neighborhood.

Throughout discussions of Navigation Centers, Supervisors have joined irate neighbors in pushing back against proposed locations in their districts. more
SF’s Dogpatch bucks trend, welcomes Navigation Center
Chronicle (01/13/2017)
Jan
13
New Public Housing Rebuilds
by Laura Foote Clark
San Francisco Supervisors had a moment of unity around the rebuilding of two public housing projects. These two massive projects will use hundreds of new market rate units to fund th... more
San Francisco Supervisors had a moment of unity around the rebuilding of two public housing projects. These two massive projects will use hundreds of new market rate units to fund the rebuilding of hundreds of public housing units.

Supervisor Cohen noted this was "a rare moment when Supervisor Aaron Peskin and I are in agreement and enthusiastic and just 110 percent on board and in love with each other.”
 
 
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SF supes support Sunnydale, Potrero public housing rebuilds
Examiner (01/13/2017)
Jan
13
More Funds for Immigrant Legal Defense?
by Laura Foote Clark
The Board of Supervisors will consider increasing funding to legal council for immigrants fighting deportation. The funding falls below what activists have sought, but would appropri... more
The Board of Supervisors will consider increasing funding to legal council for immigrants fighting deportation. The funding falls below what activists have sought, but would appropriate $1.5 million for immigrant-related services. more
Board to consider additional funds for immigrant legal defense
Examiner (01/13/2017)
Jan
13
What Comes Next for Democrats?
by Laura Foote Clark
Zoe Dunning reflects on the disaster of national politics and recent changes in local politics.
Zoe Dunning reflects on the disaster of national politics and recent changes in local politics. more
On the Precipice of a Trump Administration and Local Political Changes
SF Bay Times (01/13/2017)
Jan
13
Warriors: Just Kidding Guys.
by Laura Foote Clark
In perhaps not the smartest move, the San Francisco Warriors announced they were hiring controversial former San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. The backlash on social media was sw... more
In perhaps not the smartest move, the San Francisco Warriors announced they were hiring controversial former San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. The backlash on social media was swift. Within hours of the announcement, he was out. more
Warriors cancel agreement with former S.F. police chief Greg Suhr
SF Business Times (01/13/2017)
Within hours, ex-SFPD Chief Suhr in and out of Warriors job
Chronicle (01/13/2017)
Jan
12
Politics in Sheehy's Blood
by Derek Lee
Here is a profile on newly appointed District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy.
Here is a profile on newly appointed District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy. more
Politics a family pursuit for D8 Supe Sheehy
The Bay Area Reporter (01/12/2017)
Jan
12
Supes Choose Unity in Electing London Breed as Board President
by Nima Rahimi
With Republicans planning to repeal the Affordable Care Act, preparing to deport millions of undocumented immigrants, threatening to reverse protections for LGBT federal employees, S... more
With Republicans planning to repeal the Affordable Care Act, preparing to deport millions of undocumented immigrants, threatening to reverse protections for LGBT federal employees, SF Supervisors know they have a fight ahead of them. It's an "existential threat" that requires The City to stay unified. The Supervisors demonstrated a public display of unity in unanimously electing Supervisor London Breed to a second term as Board President.  more
With Trump in mind, SF supervisors vote for unity
The Bay Area Reporter (01/12/2017)
Jan
12
The Arts Under Fire
by Nima Rahimi
After the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, a heightened response to fire safety hazards is underway in San Francisco. Complaints have led to orders for three warehouses in San Francisco t... more
After the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, a heightened response to fire safety hazards is underway in San Francisco. Complaints have led to orders for three warehouses in San Francisco to vacate. The artist community is under threat of displacement and is taking action to make their living situation safer. However, with rents at all-time highs, the artist community is left with few options.  more
SF orders 3 warehouses to vacate following 'Ghost Ship' fire
Examiner (01/12/2017)
Jan
12
Alix Rosenthal Explains How Republicans Can Save Obamacare
by Nima Rahimi
Alix Rosenthal lays bare the reality that California's Republican voters are among the most harmed demographic if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. And yet, their Republican House... more
Alix Rosenthal lays bare the reality that California's Republican voters are among the most harmed demographic if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. And yet, their Republican House Representatives are some of the most eager to repeal the health care law. Perhaps it's with the help of these voters where the Affordable Care Act survives. Will they organize on the grassroots level to protect their health care rights? more
Republican voters have the power to save Obamacare
Examiner (01/12/2017)
Jan
12
Juliana Bunim Calls for Unity
by Nima Rahimi
Juliana Bunim makes the case against holding a special election before the next scheduled election in 2018. At a time where The City needs to come together and solve its most pressin... more
Juliana Bunim makes the case against holding a special election before the next scheduled election in 2018. At a time where The City needs to come together and solve its most pressing issues, a special election will divert City resources and divide political capital.  more
Time to put electoral politics behind us
Examiner (01/12/2017)
Jan
12
Ride-Sharing Cos. and Transit Agency Partnerships
by Nima Rahimi
Will ride sharing companies make public transit agencies irrelevant? Or will they fill in public transit gaps and create a symbiotic relationship between the two? 
Will ride sharing companies make public transit agencies irrelevant? Or will they fill in public transit gaps and create a symbiotic relationship between the two?  more
Uber, Lyft, transit agencies see potential for partnerships
Chronicle (01/12/2017)
Jan
12
David Talbot on Courage in the face of Trump
by Nima Rahimi
David Talbot sits down with the Red Warrior Camp of the Standing Rock resistance and provides us insight on how their fight could be the blueprint for how we stand up to Trump. 
David Talbot sits down with the Red Warrior Camp of the Standing Rock resistance and provides us insight on how their fight could be the blueprint for how we stand up to Trump.  more
Dakota pipeline resisters provide lesson in courage
Chronicle (01/12/2017)
Jan
12
Teacher Tenure Up To Lawmakers Not Courts
by Nima Rahimi
The California Supreme Court decided to not overturn an appellate decision upholding California's teacher tenure system, which requires a finding of "good cause" to terminate a teach... more
The California Supreme Court decided to not overturn an appellate decision upholding California's teacher tenure system, which requires a finding of "good cause" to terminate a teacher after two years. The Court explained that the decision to change the tenure system should be a legislative decision and not a judicial one. more
Teacher tenure laws are lawmakers’ responsibility, justice says
Chronicle (01/12/2017)
Jan
12
Malia Cohen New Budget Chair
by Nima Rahimi
Malia Cohen takes over as the Chair of the most influential committee of the Board. 
Malia Cohen takes over as the Chair of the most influential committee of the Board.  more
New budget chair picked for Board of Supervisors
Examiner (01/12/2017)
Jan
12
Bikesharing Disruptor Coming to SF
by Nima Rahimi
China based ridesharing app Bluegogo is planning an expansion into San Francisco. As it stands now, Bluegogo has not contacted city officials nor obtained necessary bike permits. Reg... more
China based ridesharing app Bluegogo is planning an expansion into San Francisco. As it stands now, Bluegogo has not contacted city officials nor obtained necessary bike permits. Regulators are sending the message that they will not stand by idly if the company does not follow city laws.  more
Bikeshare company may drop thousands of bikes on SF streets without permits
Examiner (01/12/2017)
Jan
11
Jeff Sheehy's Priorities
by Justin Jones
New District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy hit the ground running with calls for a neighborhood crime fighting policy, improved treatment of incarcerated transgender people, and funding f... more
New District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy hit the ground running with calls for a neighborhood crime fighting policy, improved treatment of incarcerated transgender people, and funding for free City College. more
Politics a family pursuit for D8 Supe Sheehy
The Bay Area Reporter (01/11/2017)
Jan
11
Head of Police Commission Resigns
by Justin Jones
The head of the SF Police Commission, Suzy Loftus, has stepped down so that she can take a job with the SF Sheriff's Department legal team. Loftus leaves after nearly 5 years on the ... more
The head of the SF Police Commission, Suzy Loftus, has stepped down so that she can take a job with the SF Sheriff's Department legal team. Loftus leaves after nearly 5 years on the job. more
SF Police Commission head Suzy Loftus resigns for sheriff’s job
Chronicle (01/11/2017)
Jan
11
Lucas Museum Not Meant To Be
by Justin Jones
To the sadness of local Stars Wars fans, the 10 year saga of the Lucas Museum seems to be entering its final phase with the selection of LA.
To the sadness of local Stars Wars fans, the 10 year saga of the Lucas Museum seems to be entering its final phase with the selection of LA. more
Lucas Museum Goes to Los Angeles Instead of San Francisco
KQED (01/11/2017)
Lucas museum: In the end, Ed Lee was no match for La-La Land
Chronicle (01/11/2017)
S.F. loses bid for George Lucas’ museum to L.A.
SF Business Times (01/11/2017)
Jan
11
Women in Politics - We Need More!
by Justin Jones
The BAR reports on the current status of women in politics and how the nonpartisan group Ignite is trying to empower more women.
The BAR reports on the current status of women in politics and how the nonpartisan group Ignite is trying to empower more women. more
Online Extra: Political Notes: Group aims for more young women in politics
The Bay Area Reporter (01/11/2017)
Jan
11
New Board of Ed Members Meet
by Justin Jones
The newly elected members of the SF Board of Education held their first meeting and elected Shamann Walton as president. They have much work ahead as they look to replace the recentl... more
The newly elected members of the SF Board of Education held their first meeting and elected Shamann Walton as president. They have much work ahead as they look to replace the recently departed school superintendent. more
SF school board elects new leaders amid superintendent search
Examiner (01/11/2017)
Jan
11
Self Driving-shuttles to Treasure Island?
by Justin Jones
The future is here. The San Francisco County Transportation Authority will start testing self-driving shuttles to Treasure Island with a potential launch date of 2020.
The future is here. The San Francisco County Transportation Authority will start testing self-driving shuttles to Treasure Island with a potential launch date of 2020. more
Self-driving shuttles could roll out on Treasure Island by 2020
SF Business Times (01/11/2017)