Today’s Stories (Last updated February 23, 04:28 PM)

Feb
23
Please Do! Trump 'Threatens' to Pull ICE from California
by Carrie McFadden
Blaming California's sanctuary city policies, Donald Trump yesterday referred to our golden state as a "crime nest" and suggested pulling Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents a... more
Blaming California's sanctuary city policies, Donald Trump yesterday referred to our golden state as a "crime nest" and suggested pulling Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents as some sort of punishment.

Without the agents and the federal government's help, Trump claims, California would essentially end up crawling back and "begging" for ICE to return to save us from this perceived danger. Local officials including Mayor Mark Farrell and Senator Dianne Feinstein have hit back, calling the President out for attempting to bully the state into doing his bidding.

No word yet on if anyone has informed the President that yanking ICE from California is something many activists have wanted for years. more
California a 'Crime Nest' without ICE agents, Trump muses
The Sacramento Bee (02/22/2018)
Feb
23
Cashless Cable Cars in Near Future
by Carrie McFadden
San Francisco's historic cable cars may go cashless as early as next year, per the SFMTA. The matter was discussed at their meeting on Tuesday.

The conversation was first started last... more
San Francisco's historic cable cars may go cashless as early as next year, per the SFMTA. The matter was discussed at their meeting on Tuesday.

The conversation was first started last year, when two car operators were arrested after being found to have pocketed over $30,000 in fare money.

The future is truly now. more
Cable cars may go cashless in 2019
Examiner (02/22/2018)
Feb
23
Net Neutrality War Continues
by Carrie McFadden

The FCC published its "final" order yesterday reversing net neutrality regulations, but the war isn't over.

There's now a timeline in place, with April 23 the date set for the repeal.

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The FCC published its "final" order yesterday reversing net neutrality regulations, but the war isn't over.

There's now a timeline in place, with April 23 the date set for the repeal. Between now and then, arguments will continue at the federal and state levels. This date was set due to the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress 60 days to review and potentially reverse actions taken by government agencies such as the FCC.

Trusting Congress to do something is always a risk, though, which is why California Attorney General Xavier Beccerra is filing a lawsuit along with 20 other state AGs which challenges the ruling. 

In the meantime, get all your unlimited interneting in while you still can.

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FCC publishes net neutrality repeal, but debate goes on
Chronicle (02/22/2018)
Feb
23
Trans Inmate Protections Announced by Sheriff's Department
by Carrie McFadden
SF Sheriff Vicki Hennessy has announced that the Department has officially implemented policies which seek to protect transgender and other gender non-conforming and nonbinary inmate... more
SF Sheriff Vicki Hennessy has announced that the Department has officially implemented policies which seek to protect transgender and other gender non-conforming and nonbinary inmates. 

The protections include policies on where inmates are housed, who performs searches on them, which pronouns are used by staff, and other matters that are intended to keep them safe. 

The guidelines are the first of their kind in the United States. more
SF sheriff implements trans inmate policies
The Bay Area Reporter (02/22/2018)
Feb
23
Unpacking Newsom's Less Than Progressive Past
by Carrie McFadden
Although his stances on gun control, same sex marriage, and California's battles with the Trump administration have given him national headlines and a reputation for being a liberal ... more
Although his stances on gun control, same sex marriage, and California's battles with the Trump administration have given him national headlines and a reputation for being a liberal stalwart, the Sacramento Bee examines Gavin Newsom's San Francisco roots.

Known as a moderate while on the Board of Supervisors and later as Mayor, the article digs into his past support for charter schools, raising bail, weakening sanctuary city protections, and more. more
Gavin Newsom wasn’t always such a liberal crusader | The Sacramento Bee
Unknown (02/23/2018)
Feb
23
Profile on Asian American Candidates to Know
by Carrie McFadden
Teen Vogue released a focus on four Asian-American politicians making headlines across the country.

One is San Francisco's own Supervisor Jane Kim, who is running for Mayor. Californi... more
Teen Vogue released a focus on four Asian-American politicians making headlines across the country.

One is San Francisco's own Supervisor Jane Kim, who is running for Mayor. California gubernatorial candidate John Chiang is also profiled.

The article points out that while Asian-Americans are the fastest growing ethnic group in the nation, comprising over 6% of the population, they are still woefully underrepresented in elected office.  more
4 Asian-American Politicians You Need to Know About
Teen Vogue (02/23/2018)
Feb
23
Preschool Parking Protections?
by Carrie McFadden
No, we're not allowing preschoolers to have parking permits now.

However, as the SFMTA expands its program for residential parking permits for teachers, it's thought that this new, bi... more
No, we're not allowing preschoolers to have parking permits now.

However, as the SFMTA expands its program for residential parking permits for teachers, it's thought that this new, bigger umbrella will likely cover preschool teachers, too.

Prior to a vote taken on Tuesday by the SFMTA Board of Directors, schools with less than 15 pupils did not have these protections in place for their teachers. Now, those teachers will have the same benefits.

This is a move that had long been called for by Mayor Mark Farrell when he was a Supervisor. Mayor Farrell points to this as being a great way to support teachers, many of whom would face a severe economic setback after being given a parking ticket.  more
Preschool teachers to get residential parking permits under new SFMTA rules
Examiner (02/23/2018)
Feb
23
3 Dead in Haight from Potential Overdose
by Carrie McFadden
Three men were found dead early yesterday morning in the Upper Haight neighborhood, and while cause of death has not yet been determined, health officials are saying it's due to poss... more
Three men were found dead early yesterday morning in the Upper Haight neighborhood, and while cause of death has not yet been determined, health officials are saying it's due to possible drug overdose. Foul play is not suspected, and neither is the City's recent cold snap.

In addition, as a follow-up to this last weekend's police involved shooting in the Panhandle, the suspect is said to have shot two men over the alleged rape of his girlfriend. One of the men died as a result, and the other is in critical condition. No one was harmed in the shootout between the suspect and the police.  more
Panhandle homicide suspect shot two over alleged rape, prosecutors say
Examiner (02/22/2018)
Update: 3 Men Found Dead in Upper Haight
SF Weekly (02/22/2018)
UPDATED: Deaths of 3 men in Haight
Examiner (02/22/2018)
Nov
06
Mayoral & Supervisor Races 2018 - Candidates Thus Far
by SF Usual Suspects
June Election 2018

Declared Candidates
Mayor - Mark Leno*, Angela Alioto*, Jane Kim*, London Breed*, Amy Farah Weiss*, Richie Greenberg*, Ellen Lee Zhou*, Michelle Bravo*

D8 - Jeff Sheehy*, Rafael Mandelman*, Lawrence Dagesse*

Declining to Run
Mayor - Carmen Chu, David Chiu, Mark Farrell, Dennis Herrera

November Election 2018

D2 - Catherine Stefani*, Schuyler Hudak*, Nicholas Josefowitz*, Kat Anderson*, Michela Alioto-Pier
D4 - Katy Tang*, Daniel Kappler*, Adam Kim*
D6 - Sonja Trauss*, Jason Lee Jones*, Matt Haney*, Christine Johnson*
D10 - Uzur... more
June Election 2018

Declared Candidates
Mayor - Mark Leno*, Angela Alioto*, Jane Kim*, London Breed*, Amy Farah Weiss*, Richie Greenberg*, Ellen Lee Zhou*, Michelle Bravo*

D8 - Jeff Sheehy*, Rafael Mandelman*, Lawrence Dagesse*

Declining to Run
Mayor - Carmen Chu, David Chiu, Mark Farrell, Dennis Herrera

November Election 2018

D2 - Catherine Stefani*, Schuyler Hudak*, Nicholas Josefowitz*, Kat Anderson*, Michela Alioto-Pier
D4 - Katy Tang*, Daniel Kappler*, Adam Kim*
D6 - Sonja Trauss*, Jason Lee Jones*, Matt Haney*, Christine Johnson*
D10 - Uzuri Pease-Greene*, Shamann Walton*, Theo Ellington*, Tony Kelly*, Asale-Haquekyah Chandler*, Neo Veavea*


Incumbents in bold. Candidates declared have an asterisk (*) next to their names, and rumored candidates do not.

Know something we don't? Mentioned here, but you don't want to be? Don't see your name on here, but you'd like to? We're happy to help. Give us the scoop and drop us a line at usualsuspectssf@gmail.com. more
Today’s Suspects Updater
Carrie McFadden
Since getting involved with politics as an undergrad at UCLA, Carrie has spent the better part of a decade working on political campaigns throughout California and now works as a political treasurer in San Francisco. A Santa Cruz native, Carrie enjoys following the comparatively rough and tumble world of San Francisco politics almost as much as she enjoys anything wit...

In the Past Week…

Feb
22
Statue Hitting the Ol' Dusty Trail
by Jeno Wilkinson
The controversial statue "Early Days" is on its way out. The statue will taken from its current location but after that, its fate is still up for debate. The Historic Preservation Co... more
The controversial statue "Early Days" is on its way out. The statue will taken from its current location but after that, its fate is still up for debate. The Historic Preservation Committee was split as to its future. A plaque will be placed at its former location to note the statue and why it was removed.    more
‘Racist’ statue of subjugated American Indian on way to removal from Civic Center
SF Chronicle (02/22/2018)
Feb
22
On Guard: A Deep Dive into a Campaign HQ
by Jeno Wilkinson
The Examiner's Joe Fitz take a look at exactly who owns the buildings that now house the campaign headquarters for candidates seeking office in the City. A very tangled web emerges a... more
The Examiner's Joe Fitz take a look at exactly who owns the buildings that now house the campaign headquarters for candidates seeking office in the City. A very tangled web emerges and Fitz hits the nail on the head when he says "It really is a small town, isn’t it?" 

Oh so true Fitz...oh so true. 
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Slumlords, shady money and the ‘Castro’s most hated man’: SF candidates’ awful landlords
SF Examiner (02/22/2018)
Feb
22
Prop B Lawsuit Dropped!
by Jeno Wilkinson
The State Land Use Commission has dropped its lawsuit that challenged Prop. B, the city approved ballot measure that gives voters say in development along our waterfront.  
The State Land Use Commission has dropped its lawsuit that challenged Prop. B, the city approved ballot measure that gives voters say in development along our waterfront.   more
State agency drops objection to city rules on waterfront development
SF Chronicle (02/22/2018)
Feb
22
And In This Corner....
by Jeno Wilkinson
Ryan Khojasteh is running for Congress...in addition to finishing law school, and serving on the board of multiple Democratic Clubs in the city. The son of Iranian immigrants is insp... more
Ryan Khojasteh is running for Congress...in addition to finishing law school, and serving on the board of multiple Democratic Clubs in the city. The son of Iranian immigrants is inspired by the legacy of the late Supervisor Harvey Milk and while his task is tall, he is undeterred.     more
Political Notebook: Milk inspires Pelosi challenger Ryan Khojasteh
The Bay Area Reporter (02/22/2018)
Feb
22
Farrell supports Milk Terminal at SFO
by Jeno Wilkinson
Mayor Mark Farrell is supportive of naming Terminal 1 at SFO after the slain Supervisor and gay rights activists, Harvey Milk. A vote will be taken in June to make the renaming offic... more
Mayor Mark Farrell is supportive of naming Terminal 1 at SFO after the slain Supervisor and gay rights activists, Harvey Milk. A vote will be taken in June to make the renaming official.   more
Farrell supports Milk SFO terminal naming
The Bay Area Reporter (02/22/2018)
Feb
22
Have No Fear, the Task Force is Here?
by Jeno Wilkinson
The Chronicle and Examiner report that District Attorney Gascone is seeking $1 million to fund a task force that will look to get a handle on the car break in epidemic that has hit t... more
The Chronicle and Examiner report that District Attorney Gascone is seeking $1 million to fund a task force that will look to get a handle on the car break in epidemic that has hit the City in recent years. more
Gascon calls for task force to ‘end’ car break
SF Examiner (02/22/2018)
San Francisco DA launches task force against scourge of car break-ins
SF Chronicle (02/22/2018)
Feb
22
Changes at County Jail are on the Way
by Jeno Wilkinson
Sheriff Vicki Hennessy has ushered in a new policy, which she believes will increase safety at the County Jail. Inmates will now be able to select their preference in a deputy's gend... more
Sheriff Vicki Hennessy has ushered in a new policy, which she believes will increase safety at the County Jail. Inmates will now be able to select their preference in a deputy's gender prior to a visual body search.    more
SF inmates can now pick their deputy’s gender before body search
SF Chronicle (02/22/2018)
SF sheriff implements trans inmate policies
The Bay Area Reporter (02/22/2018)
Feb
22
"Grandmother" for Social Change Sharen Hewitt Passes Away
by SF Usual Suspects
Sharen Hewitt, community activist and executive director of the Community Leadership Academy and Emergency Response Project, passed away earlier this week. Hewitt was a prominent com... more
Sharen Hewitt, community activist and executive director of the Community Leadership Academy and Emergency Response Project, passed away earlier this week. Hewitt was a prominent community figure who described herself as a "grandmother for social change". Many considered her a "grandmother", teacher, or mentor. more
Feb
22
Mayor Farrell to form Trans* Advisory Board
by Jeno Wilkinson
Mayor Mark Farrell is looking from people to serve on the city's Trans* Advisory Panel. This panel will work with Clair Farley, the mayor's senior adviser for transgender initiatives... more
Mayor Mark Farrell is looking from people to serve on the city's Trans* Advisory Panel. This panel will work with Clair Farley, the mayor's senior adviser for transgender initiatives. more
SF mayor to form trans advisory panel
The Bay Area Reporter (02/22/2018)
Feb
22
Invest, Invest, Invest...in Schools
by Jeno Wilkinson
San Francisco Superintendent Vincent Matthews makes a pitch tech and business leaders to help the SFUSD close the achievement gap and increase the overall quality of public schools i... more
San Francisco Superintendent Vincent Matthews makes a pitch tech and business leaders to help the SFUSD close the achievement gap and increase the overall quality of public schools in the city.   more
SF Superintendent pitches achievement gap to business partners
SF Examiner (02/22/2018)
Feb
21
‘Shocking’ Developments Fail to Change the Course
by Nicole Yelich
The A’s remain committed to finding a new home in Oakland.  

The SF police union isn’t thrilled about Supervisor London Breed’s newfound support of tasers. The union has not yet endor... more
The A’s remain committed to finding a new home in Oakland.  

The SF police union isn’t thrilled about Supervisor London Breed’s newfound support of tasers. The union has not yet endorsed in the mayor's race. more
A’s aren’t giving up hope for a new Oakland ballpark
Chronicle (02/21/2018)
Feb
21
SF Streets Are Full Of Sh**
by Nicole Yelich

NBC Bay Area’s survey of 20 miles of downtown streets discovered hundreds of needles, piles of feces, and trash strewn across each of the 153 blocks.

Two Mayoral Candidates weighed in

... more

NBC Bay Area’s survey of 20 miles of downtown streets discovered hundreds of needles, piles of feces, and trash strewn across each of the 153 blocks.

Two Mayoral Candidates weighed in on solutions - Supervisor London Breed says the city needs safe injection sites, Supervisor Jane Kim wants to increase public bathrooms staffed by city employees from 17 to 34.

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NBC Bay Area Investigation Into San Francisco's 'Diseased Streets' Goes Viral
NBC Bay Area (02/21/2018)
Feb
21
Don’t Hold Your Breath
by Nicole Yelich

BART is “starting to study” its ultimate pipe dream: a second Transbay Tube.

BART is “starting to study” its ultimate pipe dream: a second Transbay Tube.

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BART gets serious about a 2nd East Bay-S.F. Transbay Tube
Chronicle (02/21/2018)
Feb
21
New Housing For The Homeless
by Nicole Yelich

The Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure approved funding for a new supportive housing development in Mission Bay that will ultimately house 140 former homeless by e

... more

The Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure approved funding for a new supportive housing development in Mission Bay that will ultimately house 140 former homeless by early 2021.

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SF turns to modular construction of Mission Bay homeless housing to expedite project
Examiner (02/21/2018)
Feb
21
Now You Jitney, Now You Don’t
by Nicole Yelich

SFMTA is soon to approve new rules to ban jitney services, like Chariot, from competing or interfering with Muni routes.  Uber was quick to point out that its shuttle service Uber Ex

... more

SFMTA is soon to approve new rules to ban jitney services, like Chariot, from competing or interfering with Muni routes.  Uber was quick to point out that its shuttle service Uber Express POOL seeks to fill in short gaps between popular Muni routes.

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New rules to ban jitneys from competing with Muni
Examiner (02/21/2018)
Feb
21
Mental Health Hotline May Be Forced To Hang It Up
by Nicole Yelich

Warm Line, an SF mental health support hotline, may be forced to close if funding is not renewed by June 30th.

Warm Line, an SF mental health support hotline, may be forced to close if funding is not renewed by June 30th.

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Warm Line, SF's mental health hotline, faces possible closure
Examiner (02/21/2018)
Feb
21
Major Changes In Making Bail
by Nicole Yelich

SF Court of Appeals ruling prohibits keeping criminal defendants behind bars if they can’t afford to make bail.  Judges must now take into account what defendants can afford, rather

... more

SF Court of Appeals ruling prohibits keeping criminal defendants behind bars if they can’t afford to make bail.  Judges must now take into account what defendants can afford, rather than the longstanding practice of setting bail in fixed amounts determined only by the charges.

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Attorney General Becerra stands by appellate court ruling on SF bail reform case
Examiner (02/21/2018)
California’s attorney general pushes state bail system toward major overhaul
Chronicle (02/21/2018)
Feb
21
Out To Lunch….
by Nicole Yelich

200 traffic lights simultaneously took their lunch break at 12:30pm on Tuesday, leaving drivers to navigate one-sixth of the city’s roads on blinking lights and frustration.  SFMTA r

... more

200 traffic lights simultaneously took their lunch break at 12:30pm on Tuesday, leaving drivers to navigate one-sixth of the city’s roads on blinking lights and frustration.  SFMTA reported all lights were back on in an hour.

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Drivers see red as 200 intersections in San Francisco suffer error
Chronicle (02/21/2018)
UPDATED: More than 200 traffic signals malfunction city
Examiner (02/21/2018)
Feb
20
Frustrated Ethics Commission Chair Steps Down Abruptly
by Shanti Singh
After seeing a two-year campaign finance reform effort fail to pass at the very commission that crafted it, Ethics Commission Chair Peter Keane immediately resigned his post in frust... more
After seeing a two-year campaign finance reform effort fail to pass at the very commission that crafted it, Ethics Commission Chair Peter Keane immediately resigned his post in frustration with what he viewed as a classic case of City Hall corruption watering down much-needed reforms. more
Ethics chair resigns over failure to place campaign finance reforms on June ballot
Examiner (02/19/2018)
Feb
20
New City Operations Base Tackles Homelessness
by Shanti Singh
Five city departments have set up a "command center" in which they work face-to-face with one another to improve coordination and responsiveness to homelessness issues, based out of ... more
Five city departments have set up a "command center" in which they work face-to-face with one another to improve coordination and responsiveness to homelessness issues, based out of the Department of Emergency Management on Turk Street. more
New command center strives to tackle homeless issues more quickly in SF
Chronicle (02/19/2018)
Feb
20
Poll Shows Uber/Lyft Support, Fudges Some Results
by Shanti Singh
A poll by the pro-business Bay Area Council claimed 64% of San Franciscans have a favorable opinion of ride-hailing and ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, but controversially ... more
A poll by the pro-business Bay Area Council claimed 64% of San Franciscans have a favorable opinion of ride-hailing and ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, but controversially omitted or downplayed results that showed San Franciscans divided nearly evenly on whether to regulate these services more rigorously. more
Poll says SF voters like Uber and Lyft but scrubs some unfavorable results
Chronicle (02/20/2018)
Feb
20
Police Watchdog Upholds SFPD Harassment Allegations
by Shanti Singh
The Department of Police Accountability has vetted and partially approved a complaint that alleges SFPD officers harassed the residents of a Mission homeless encampment in 2016.

The c... more
The Department of Police Accountability has vetted and partially approved a complaint that alleges SFPD officers harassed the residents of a Mission homeless encampment in 2016.

The complaint suggests that officers were attempting to intimidate witnesses to the SFPD killing of Luis Gongora Pat by clearing their encampment, and threatened a citizen attempting to film them while doing so. more
SFPD watchdog partially sustains complaint over police clearing tents after Gongora shooting
Examiner (02/20/2018)
Feb
20
Bayview, Breed Celebrate Black History Month
by Shanti Singh
The Bayview community held its first annual parade to celebrate Black History Month on Monday, with speeches from Supervisor London Breed, whose ouster from the mayoral seat motivate... more
The Bayview community held its first annual parade to celebrate Black History Month on Monday, with speeches from Supervisor London Breed, whose ouster from the mayoral seat motivated some of the parade's organizers to host the event. more
Bayview celebrates first annual Black History Month parade
Examiner (02/19/2018)
Feb
19
To Tase or Not to Tase?
by Carrie McFadden
Mayoral hopeful London Breed is at odds with two of her main competitors on the issue of allowing SFPD officers to use tasers.

While former State Senator Mark Leno and Supervisor Jane... more
Mayoral hopeful London Breed is at odds with two of her main competitors on the issue of allowing SFPD officers to use tasers.

While former State Senator Mark Leno and Supervisor Jane Kim oppose it, Board of Supervisors President London Breed supports the idea, pointing out that they are still preferable to guns. Leno has stated that he supports de-escalation training for officers before he'd sign off on arming them with additional weapons.

San Francisco voters will have a say on this matter, too -- a ballot measure put forth by the San Francisco Police Officers Association would add a budget line item for tasers. It's set to be on the ballot in June.  more
Breed backs police Tasers in conflict with progressive mayoral candidates
Examiner (02/19/2018)
Feb
19
A Command Center for Homelessness Issues
by Carrie McFadden
The Department of Emergency Management on Turk Street has recently become home to a different type of management -- nonemergency homeless issues complaints and resources for those wi... more
The Department of Emergency Management on Turk Street has recently become home to a different type of management -- nonemergency homeless issues complaints and resources for those without permanent residence to get access to what they need.

Called the Healthy Streets Operations Center, this project is tasked with handling issues that may not fit the traditional definition of emergency but still require timely assistance. The SFPD, Department of Public Works, Department of Public Health, Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing and the 311 system are at the center of the new strategy, and officials are hoping it helps.

This allows these departments to work in tandem and while face to face each day, rather than the confusion that can arise out of leaving messages and getting wires crossed. 

The program is about to enter its second month and officials are hopeful that results are imminent.  more
New command center strives to tackle homeless issues more quickly in SF
Chronicle (02/18/2018)
Feb
19
BART Dismisses Idea of Station at New Oakland Ballpark
by Carrie McFadden
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has been highlighting the idea of moving the A's to the waterfront near Howard Terminal, but the BART General Manager has essentially written off the idea ... more
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has been highlighting the idea of moving the A's to the waterfront near Howard Terminal, but the BART General Manager has essentially written off the idea of service going to the potential new location.

The main reason? It'd be smack dab in the middle of a major artery, where four trains traverse on a daily basis. Opening up a station there would likely require that portion of the tracks to be shut down for a significant amount of time, which officials say is simply not feasible. more
Feb
19
Bundle Up: February Freeze Forthcoming
by Carrie McFadden
Get ready, San Franciscans - record lows are expected tonight and through early tomorrow morning. Tuesday morning is expected to see temperatures around 38 degrees, but that's actual... more
Get ready, San Franciscans - record lows are expected tonight and through early tomorrow morning. Tuesday morning is expected to see temperatures around 38 degrees, but that's actually somewhat warmer than the rest of the Bay. 

A freeze warning has been issued from tonight through tomorrow morning at 9am. In response, San Francisco has expanded their schedule for local homeless shelters. 

Brrr! more
Record low temperatures expected in Bay Area
Chronicle (02/18/2018)
SF expands shelter schedule for cold weather event
Examiner (02/18/2018)
Feb
19
This Endorsement is on Fire
by Carrie McFadden
Matier & Ross discuss how the San Francisco firefighters union have given their sole endorsement to London Breed for June's mayoral election.

Because San Francisco utilizes ranked cho... more
Matier & Ross discuss how the San Francisco firefighters union have given their sole endorsement to London Breed for June's mayoral election.

Because San Francisco utilizes ranked choice voting, many organizations opt to rank their (endorsement) choices, too. However, the union has given their full support to Breed. This has ruffled feathers, particularly those who happen to support fellow mayoral candidate Angela Alioto, who received the second most votes. more
SF firefighters go ‘all in’ for Breed in mayoral race
Chronicle (02/18/2018)
Feb
18
Gettin' the Band Back Together
by Jen Longley
With no prominent Chinese-American candidate in the June Mayor's race, influential Chinese community leaders are being heavily courted by all mayoral aspirants. The emerging winner i... more
With no prominent Chinese-American candidate in the June Mayor's race, influential Chinese community leaders are being heavily courted by all mayoral aspirants. The emerging winner is London Breed, who looks to be successfully re-forming the 'Willie Brown' coalition. more
London Breed works to rebuild Brown coalition in Chinatown
Chronicle (02/18/2018)
Feb
18
M&R: Power and Privilege Under Scrutiny
by Jen Longley
Assemblywoman Christina Garcia, once at the forefront of the California #MeToo movement, is under additional scrutiny after staff alleges she "spoke graphically" about sexual encount... more
Assemblywoman Christina Garcia, once at the forefront of the California #MeToo movement, is under additional scrutiny after staff alleges she "spoke graphically" about sexual encounters with fellow legislators to her staff.

Meanwhile, the Warriors backtrack on asking a group of local schoolchildren and their guardians to pay for the privilege of singing the National Anthem at an upcoming game in Sunday's Matier & Ross. 

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Assemblywoman’s ex-staffers say she had sex with other lawmakers
Chronicle (02/18/2018)
Warriors rethink plan to charge low-income kids to sing national anthem
Chronicle (02/18/2018)