Today’s Stories (Last updated July 15, 04:36 PM)

Jul
15
California Democrats Endorse Kevin de Leon over Incumbent Dianne Feinstein
by Jen Longley
The California Democratic Party Executive Committee endorsed challenger Kevin de León over incumbent Senator Dianne Feinstein on Saturday.

De León garnered 65% of the vote from the 3... more
The California Democratic Party Executive Committee endorsed challenger Kevin de León over incumbent Senator Dianne Feinstein on Saturday.

De León garnered 65% of the vote from the 313 member body. The vote is expected to be ratified on Sunday Morning. more
CA Democrats endorse de León over incumbent Feinstein
CNN (07/15/2018)
California Democratic Party endorses De León for Senate, in rebuke for Feinstein
Mercury News (07/15/2018)
California Democrats endorse de León for US Senate race, snubbing Feinstein
Sacramento Bee (07/15/2018)
California Democrats stun Feinstein by endorsing election foe Kevin de León
Chronicle (07/15/2018)
Feinstein gets progressive smackdown
Politico (07/15/2018)
In rebuke of Dianne Feinstein, Kevin de León wins endorsement of California Democrats in Senate race
LA Times (07/15/2018)
Kevin De León Beats Feinstein for California Democrats’ Endorsement
New York Times (07/15/2018)
Kevin de León Endorsed by California Democratic Party Leaders Over Incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein
KTLA (07/15/2018)
Kevin de Leon Stuns Dianne Feinstein, Wins California Democratic Party Endorsement In A Landslide
Intercept (07/15/2018)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein snubbed as California Democratic Party endorses Kevin de Leon
ABC (07/15/2018)
Jul
15
M&R: When Life Hands You Lemons
by Jen Longley
Mayor London Breed had to wing it at her inaugural address after sunlight blocked her teleprompter, Trump's Putin meeting and recent confirmation of cyber warfare by Russia puts San ... more
Mayor London Breed had to wing it at her inaugural address after sunlight blocked her teleprompter, Trump's Putin meeting and recent confirmation of cyber warfare by Russia puts San Francisco's consulate in the spotlight, and Board President Cohen misses swearing in her new colleague Rafael Mandelman in Sunday's Matier & Ross. more
New SF Mayor London Breed had a minor emergency right at the beginning
Chronicle (07/15/2018)
Jul
15
Looking Out for Number One
by Jen Longley
Da Mayor warns Senate Democrats that they may have to choose between a Supreme Court vote and reelection, Mayor London Breed's election was a series of firsts, and Donald Trump is st... more
Da Mayor warns Senate Democrats that they may have to choose between a Supreme Court vote and reelection, Mayor London Breed's election was a series of firsts, and Donald Trump is still meeting with Vladimir Putin after trashing NATO allies in Sunday's Willie's World. more
Resisting Trump’s Supreme Court pick isn’t worth Democratic Senate seats
Chronicle (07/15/2018)
Jul
15
A New Day at the POA?
by Jen Longley
The Examiner provides a deep-dive into the personal story of new Police Officers Association President, LGBT officer Tony Montoya, and describes the new tone the POA might take under... more
The Examiner provides a deep-dive into the personal story of new Police Officers Association President, LGBT officer Tony Montoya, and describes the new tone the POA might take under his leadership as the union faces a significant loss of clout after the June 2018 elections. more
SF police union gets openly gay leader and a new style, at last
Examiner (07/15/2018)
Jul
15
Where Does the Housing Go?
by Jen Longley
A new report details and confirms a longstanding anecdotal trend: the vast majority of multi-unit housing is concentrated in the City's northeast core, while over 75 percent of singl... more
A new report details and confirms a longstanding anecdotal trend: the vast majority of multi-unit housing is concentrated in the City's northeast core, while over 75 percent of single family homes are spread out in the City's western and southern neighborhoods. more
Report: Multi-family housing concentrated in one part of the city
Examiner (07/15/2018)
Nov
06
Supervisor Races 2018 - Candidates
by SF Usual Suspects

November Election 2018 - Candidates

D2 - Catherine Stefani, Schuyler Hudak, Nicholas Josefowitz, John Dennis
D4 - Jessica Ho, Adam Kim, Mike Murphy, Gordon Mar, Trevor McNeil, Arthur Tom, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Lou Ann Bassan
D6 - Sonja Trauss, Matt Haney, Christine Johnson
D8 - Rafael Mandelman, Lawrence "Stark" Degasse
D10 - Uzuri Pease-Greene, Shamann Walton, Theo Ellington, Tony Kelly, Asale-Haquekyah Chandler, Gloria Berry


Incumbents in bold

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November Election 2018 - Candidates

D2 - Catherine Stefani, Schuyler Hudak, Nicholas Josefowitz, John Dennis
D4 - Jessica Ho, Adam Kim, Mike Murphy, Gordon Mar, Trevor McNeil, Arthur Tom, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Lou Ann Bassan
D6 - Sonja Trauss, Matt Haney, Christine Johnson
D8 - Rafael Mandelman, Lawrence "Stark" Degasse
D10 - Uzuri Pease-Greene, Shamann Walton, Theo Ellington, Tony Kelly, Asale-Haquekyah Chandler, Gloria Berry


Incumbents in bold

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Today’s Suspects Updater
Jen Longley

A proud SF State alum, Jennifer brings over a decade of experience in municipal, state, and federal campaigns throughout California, including in San Francisco. A Bay Area native, Jennifer is an unapologetic gluten aficionado who can frequently be found at a Giants game or local theatre production.  

 

In the Past Week…

Jul
14
Mayor Breed Surprises Department Heads With Tenderloin Tour
by Nicole Yelich

On her second day in office, Mayor London Breed took a group of department heads and city officials on an impromptu walk through the Tenderloin to demonstrate her commitment to clean

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On her second day in office, Mayor London Breed took a group of department heads and city officials on an impromptu walk through the Tenderloin to demonstrate her commitment to cleaning the streets and ask city officials how they will help her.  

Accompany Breed were heads of the Departments of Public Health, Public Works, Homelessness and Supportive Housing; Sheriff Vicki Hennessy, several police officers, representatives from 311, and the Homeless Outreach Team.

This is a departure from the business as usual mayoral walking tours that are carefully planned, appropriately cleaned, and heavily scripted.

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SF Mayor Breed takes a stroll — and it’s not in the prettiest part of town
Chronicle (07/14/2018)
Jul
14
Large Affordable Housing Development Awaits Approval
by Nicole Yelich

A large mixed-income housing development planned for what is currently two parking lots, located at 88 Broadway and 735 Davis, has been approved by the Port Commission and the Board’

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A large mixed-income housing development planned for what is currently two parking lots, located at 88 Broadway and 735 Davis, has been approved by the Port Commission and the Board’s Budget and Finance Committee, and is now awaiting approval from the Board of Supes.

The 124 affordable unit development is considered family friendly as it includes 23 three-bedrooms, 46 two-bedrooms, 37 one-bedrooms, and 18 studios.  There will also be a 5,000 square foot restaurant, and a 4,300 square foot child care center.  

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Support grows for housing project with ‘mother of all mixed-incomes’ on northeast parking lots
Examiner (07/14/2018)
Jul
14
A Few More Bumps in the Road
by Nicole Yelich

Bicyclists are up in arms after the City has put aside their plan to create a protected bikeway along Townsend Street, a heavily-traveled and obstacle-ridden corridor for cyclists he

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Bicyclists are up in arms after the City has put aside their plan to create a protected bikeway along Townsend Street, a heavily-traveled and obstacle-ridden corridor for cyclists heading to Caltrain for their morning commute.  

The SFMTA said they want to fold this project into the Caltrain extension to the Transbay Terminal, which is still years away.

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Bicyclists protest as city plans for safer lanes hit bumps
Chronicle (07/14/2018)
Jul
14
Political Lessons Learned?
by Nicole Yelich
The Examiner’s Nato Green gives a rundown of six political lessons at the local and national levels that we all (should have) learned (again) this year.
The Examiner’s Nato Green gives a rundown of six political lessons at the local and national levels that we all (should have) learned (again) this year. more
Politics is kinda, sometimes, depends
Examiner (07/14/2018)
Jul
14
Controller Betty Yee Injured in Car Accident
by Nicole Yelich
State of California Controller Betty Yee and her husband were injured Friday when a driver suspected of being under the influence of marijuana rear-ended their car in Oakland. 

They w... more
State of California Controller Betty Yee and her husband were injured Friday when a driver suspected of being under the influence of marijuana rear-ended their car in Oakland. 

They were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released. more
State Controller Yee injured in Alameda collision
Chronicle (07/14/2018)
Jul
13
Mayor Breed's Possible List for D5 Appointees
by Kelly Groth

Mayor London Breed’s list for potential appointees to District 5’s supervisorial seat is whittled down to Shanell Williams, Stevon Cook, Judson True, and Vallie Brown — according to

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Mayor London Breed’s list for potential appointees to District 5’s supervisorial seat is whittled down to Shanell Williams, Stevon Cook, Judson True, and Vallie Brown — according to City Hall sources. Whoever is appointed will have to run against Dean Preston, who has already filed for the seat in the next election.

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Breed narrows down list for appointment to her seat on the Board of Supervisors
Examiner (07/13/2018)
Jul
13
Early Morning BART Cuts May Affect Mission Commuters
by Kelly Groth

As BART announces it will cut its early morning service due to retrofits needed to the Transbay Tube, BART Board of Directors called for buses to replace the morning trains. The disr

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As BART announces it will cut its early morning service due to retrofits needed to the Transbay Tube, BART Board of Directors called for buses to replace the morning trains. The disruption in service could disproportionately affect riders who commute from the Mission Street stations, who would be impacted by a longer or more expensive early morning commute.

 
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Early morning BART service cuts could affect Mission District commuters
Examiner (07/13/2018)
Jul
13
Mayor Breed Hints at Agenda for Housing
by Kelly Groth

Mayor London Breed identified housing as her top priority in her inauguration speech on Wednesday. On Thursday, the Planning Department presented a report on the city’s housing needs

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Mayor London Breed identified housing as her top priority in her inauguration speech on Wednesday. On Thursday, the Planning Department presented a report on the city’s housing needs and trends. Mayor Breed said she is looking at cutting some of the red tape to building new housing units, and for City Hall to be strategic about planning new housing.

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Mayor London Breed, SF officials vow to ease pain of housing prices
ABC 7 (07/13/2018)
Mayor London Breed: ‘Yes, we will build more housing”
SF Curbed (07/13/2018)
Jul
13
Hunters Point Retesting Won't Include Homes
by Kelly Groth

The state health department’s plan to scan for contamination in “publicly accessible” areas around the housing built at the former Navy shipyard in Hunters Point won’t test the housi

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The state health department’s plan to scan for contamination in “publicly accessible” areas around the housing built at the former Navy shipyard in Hunters Point won’t test the housing in the area itself. Shipyard residents and activists have criticized the decision as a pointless exercise if their homes cannot be scanned for radioactive material.

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Hunters Point shipyard contamination testing won’t include housing
SF Curbed (07/13/2018)
Jul
13
George Gascon Declines to File Charges in In-Custody Deaths
by Kelly Groth
District Attorney George Gascon decided on Wednesday to not file charges in two in-custody deaths. Two men who were in police custody died of lack of oxygen after being injected with... more
District Attorney George Gascon decided on Wednesday to not file charges in two in-custody deaths. Two men who were in police custody died of lack of oxygen after being injected with a sedative. more
Police Won't Face Charges for In-Custody Deaths
SF Weekly (07/13/2018)
Jul
13
Tax ‘Em If You Got ‘Em
by Kelly Groth

One of the most California headlines: possible tax measures on cannabis and ride sharing. The Board’s Budget and Finance Subcommittee considered and amended two tax measures that San

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One of the most California headlines: possible tax measures on cannabis and ride sharing. The Board’s Budget and Finance Subcommittee considered and amended two tax measures that San Francisco voters may see on the November ballot. One would impose a 1% gross receipts tax on the cannabis industry, the other would create a tax category for ride-sharing services.

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SF supervisors committee tinkers with tax measures on cannabis, ride services
Chronicle (07/13/2018)
Jul
13
Swan Song for Mark Farrell?
by Kelly Groth

Former Mayor Mark Farrell sits down with the Chronicle, as he heads into civilian life after 8 years in public office. Farrell says he is proud of what he accomplished in that time,

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Former Mayor Mark Farrell sits down with the Chronicle, as he heads into civilian life after 8 years in public office. Farrell says he is proud of what he accomplished in that time, directing part of the city’s $11 million budget into homelessness and housing services.

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Now-former SF Mayor Farrell looks back on short term, future of city
Chronicle (07/13/2018)
Jul
13
How Rude! Neighbors of Full House Fed Up
by Kelly Groth

Tourists in San Francisco can be found all over town: at Pier 39, Alcatraz, Alamo Square Park, and… 1709 Broderick Street? The home used in exterior shots for the TV show Full House

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Tourists in San Francisco can be found all over town: at Pier 39, Alcatraz, Alamo Square Park, and… 1709 Broderick Street? The home used in exterior shots for the TV show Full House draws tourists — and complaints from neighbors. The SF Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors is set to vote next Tuesday on banning tour buses along Broderick Street between Pine and Bush.

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City proposes banning tour buses at ‘Full House’ house
Examiner (07/13/2018)
Jul
13
Cyclists Upset at Protected Bikeway Roadblock
by Kelly Groth

Bicycle commuters traveling to AT&T Park or Caltrain have to dodge Muni buses, taxis, ride-hailing cars, traffic, potholes, and cars parked in bicycle lanes. These road hazards have

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Bicycle commuters traveling to AT&T Park or Caltrain have to dodge Muni buses, taxis, ride-hailing cars, traffic, potholes, and cars parked in bicycle lanes. These road hazards have led city officials to label the area a high-injury area for cyclists.

This past April, SFMTA released plans for a protected bike lane along the Townsend Street corridor, but now the agency wants to put the project on hold until they can incorporate the bikeways into the extension of Caltrain to Transbay Terminal. Which will take another 5 years, at best.

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Bicyclists protest as city plans for safer lanes hit bumps
Chronicle (07/13/2018)
Jul
13
OnGuard: Product of SF Public Schools, London Breed
by Kelly Groth
London Breed is the first may in 50 years to have attended San Francisco public high school. Joe Fitz digs through Mayor Breed’s high school yearbooks and finds she won “most likely ... more
London Breed is the first may in 50 years to have attended San Francisco public high school. Joe Fitz digs through Mayor Breed’s high school yearbooks and finds she won “most likely to succeed”. more
London Breed first mayor in 50 years from SF public school
Examiner (07/13/2018)
Jul
12
London Breed Sworn In as San Francisco's 45th Mayor
by Brian Haagsman
London Breed was sworn in as the 45th mayor of San Francisco and is the first black woman to hold the office. In her first address as mayor of San Francisco Wednesday, London Breed c... more
London Breed was sworn in as the 45th mayor of San Francisco and is the first black woman to hold the office. In her first address as mayor of San Francisco Wednesday, London Breed committed to an ambitious political agenda tackling the challenges that concern residents most: homelessness, housing and street cleanliness. more
Big crowd at SF Civic Center sees London Breed sworn in
Chronicle (07/12/2018)
Breed's big day in San Francisco
Politico (07/12/2018)
Inauguration of London Breed marks historic day for San Francisco
Kron4 (07/12/2018)
Inspiration, Not Details, Marks London Breed's Inauguration Address
Chronicle (07/12/2018)
London Breed Sworn in as S.F.'s 45th Mayor
SF Weekly (07/12/2018)
London Breed sworn in mayor: 'San Francisco, we have work to do'
Examiner (07/12/2018)
London Breed to be sworn in as San Francisco's first black female mayor
USA Today (07/12/2018)
London Breed, “the answer to our prayers,” is sworn in as San Francisco’s 45th mayor
Mission Local (07/12/2018)
London Breed’s inauguration makes the Congressional Record, thanks to Pelosi
Chronicle (07/12/2018)
Mayor Breed, Supe Mandelman take office
The Bay Area Reporter (07/12/2018)
Watch: London Breed Sworn in on City Hall Steps
Chronicle (07/12/2018)
Jul
12
Rafael Mandelman Sworn In as District 8 Supervisor
by Brian Haagsman
Rafael Mandelman was sworn in to serve as Supervisor for District 8 for the remainder of Scott Weiner’s term. Mandelman, a progressive, beat incumbent Jeff Sheehy in the June 5 speci... more
Rafael Mandelman was sworn in to serve as Supervisor for District 8 for the remainder of Scott Weiner’s term. Mandelman, a progressive, beat incumbent Jeff Sheehy in the June 5 special election for the seat, which covers the Castro, Glen Park, Diamond Heights and Noe Valley areas. more
Mayor Breed, Supe Mandelman take office
The Bay Area Reporter (07/12/2018)
Rafael Mandelman sworn in as District 8 supervisor
Examiner (07/12/2018)
Rafael Mandelman sworn in as San Francisco’s newest supervisor
Chronicle (07/12/2018)
Jul
12
Ballot Measure to Double Homelessness Funding Heads to Ballot
by Brian Haagsman
Our City, Our Home, a measure that would fund housing for 4,000 currently homeless people and 1,000 shelter beds, appears to be headed for San Francisco’s November ballot. Supporters... more
Our City, Our Home, a measure that would fund housing for 4,000 currently homeless people and 1,000 shelter beds, appears to be headed for San Francisco’s November ballot. Supporters turned in 28,000 signatures, significantly more than the 9,500 required, on Monday. If passed, the measure would add a roughly half percent gross receipts tax on businesses making more than $50 million. In addition to housing and shelter beds, it would also fund mental health services and homeless prevention efforts. more
Our City, Our Home Heads to November Ballot
SF Weekly (07/12/2018)
Jul
12
Rent Control and Tenant Rights Loom Large in November Elections
by SF Usual Suspects
All voters in California will vote on a key rent control measure - and some voters may have multiple rent control or tenant rights measures on their November ballot. Prop. 10, a stat... more
All voters in California will vote on a key rent control measure - and some voters may have multiple rent control or tenant rights measures on their November ballot. Prop. 10, a statewide measure, would eliminate Costa Hawkins, a law that limits most expansions of rent control within the state. And with rent control passing in Mountain View and Richmond in 2016, Santa Cruz and others will also be considering instituting it locally this year. As thousands face eviction and everyone is aware of rising housing prices, housing and tenant rights have become a key focus at the ballot box and in the legislature this year. more
Rent control and tenants’ rights set to be larger political issues in 2018 elections
SF Curbed (07/12/2018)
Jul
12
Group fighting to drain Hetch Hetchy loses appeal
by SF Usual Suspects
The Restore Hetch Hetchy group has lost their appeal seeking to drain the Hetch Hetchy reservoir and restore it to its previous state connected to nearby Yosemite Park. The reservoir... more
The Restore Hetch Hetchy group has lost their appeal seeking to drain the Hetch Hetchy reservoir and restore it to its previous state connected to nearby Yosemite Park. The reservoir, controversial when it was approved in 1913 as well, is a major source of water for the Bay Area. more
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Protected, For Now
SF Weekly (07/12/2018)
Jul
12
Three States Ballot Measure Challenged by Lawsuit
by Brian Haagsman
Prop. 9, the ballot measure that would divide California into three states, may be pulled from the November ballot if a new lawsuit is successful. Opponents led by the Planning and C... more
Prop. 9, the ballot measure that would divide California into three states, may be pulled from the November ballot if a new lawsuit is successful. Opponents led by the Planning and Conservation League filed a lawsuit Monday in the state Supreme Court, saying, if carried out, Proposition 9, drafted as a mere change in state laws, would actually “revise” the California Constitution — in fact, abolish it — something that can’t be done in a ballot initiative. more
California’s three-way split: Lawsuit may take matter out of voters’ hands
Chronicle (07/12/2018)
Jul
12
Mayor Breed's Inauguration Fundraising Tries to Stay Avoid Conflicts
by Brian Haagsman
Mayor London Breed’s inaugural committee has been working raise $500,000 to pay for inauguration week festivities, while at the same time trying to navigate potential political landm... more
Mayor London Breed’s inaugural committee has been working raise $500,000 to pay for inauguration week festivities, while at the same time trying to navigate potential political landmines. Former Mayor Willie Brown led the effort, raising money from political donors and local companies with gifts capped at $10,000, while gifts from lobbyists were declined. more
Not everyone gets to help pay for new SF Mayor Breed’s inauguration
Chronicle (07/12/2018)
Jul
12
Farrell Supports Plan to Provide Internet to All Residents
by Brian Haagsman
In San Francisco, home to many of the world’s largest internet and software companies, over 100,000 residents - approximately 1 in 8 - do not have home internet. A plan with support ... more
In San Francisco, home to many of the world’s largest internet and software companies, over 100,000 residents - approximately 1 in 8 - do not have home internet. A plan with support by former Mayor Mark Farrell would build out a fast network of the city’s own. The plan is estimated to cost $1.9 billion and has run into opposition from some who believe that the city has higher priorities. more
In America’s tech capital, tens of thousands go without home Internet. Here’s how San Francisco wants to fix it.
Washington Post (07/12/2018)
Jul
11
London Breed Takes the Reins, Must Look Toward Reelection
by Nicole Yelich

Today at 11a.m. London Breed will be sworn in as San Francisco’s 45th Mayor - and the city's first African American woman to lead the city. She will have only 482 days to finish out

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Today at 11a.m. London Breed will be sworn in as San Francisco’s 45th Mayor - and the city's first African American woman to lead the city. She will have only 482 days to finish out the late Mayor Ed Lee’s term before voters go to the polls on November 5, 2019.

Taxpayers will not be footing the bill for these inauguration festivities - the event will be paid for by the 2018 Inauguration Committee funded by private donors.  Details about the committee’s donors will be made public at a later date.

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London Breed has short term as SF mayor to prove herself for re-election
Chronicle (07/11/2018)
London Breed to be sworn in as first black woman to serve as San Francisco mayor
PBS (07/11/2018)
London Breed’s inauguration as mayor of SF — a who’s who
Chronicle (07/11/2018)
Private donors to cover Breed’s inauguration costs
Examiner (07/11/2018)
Jul
11
London Breed Inherits a City in Turmoil
by Nicole Yelich

Despite San Francisco’s job growth and strong economy, voters are fed up with the homeless epidemic and rising housing costs and are looking to Mayor London Breed for swift solutions

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Despite San Francisco’s job growth and strong economy, voters are fed up with the homeless epidemic and rising housing costs and are looking to Mayor London Breed for swift solutions.  

Breed faces a myriad of potential challenges - she is inheriting a fire department hungry for a new chief, a police chief who was recently in the running to be Los Angeles' top cop, and a progressive majority on the Board.

The privately-funded committee paying for Breed’s inauguration is continues to raise money to cover the $500,000 price tag while dodging potential political landmines.

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London Breed stepping in as mayor of an unsettled city
Chronicle (07/11/2018)
Jul
11
Dirty Laundry
by Kelly Groth
Former Residential Builders Association chair Joe O’Donoghue is suing on-again off-again political bestie Willie Brown for failing to appropriately use a $50,000 contribution to inde... more
Former Residential Builders Association chair Joe O’Donoghue is suing on-again off-again political bestie Willie Brown for failing to appropriately use a $50,000 contribution to independently assist Mayor-Elect London Breed.

O'Donaghue alleges that the inappropriate spending on voter registration is both untraceable and helped contribute to a narrow Breed victory, instead of the hoped-for wide margin. Brown has declined to comment.


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Suit contends former Mayor Willie Brown misdirected campaign donation
Chronicle (07/12/2018)
Willie Brown is sued — former ally claims Da Mayor misdirected $50K intended to elect London Breed
Mission Local (07/08/2018)
Jul
11
Supes Give Firm No to Joe
by Nicole Yelich

On Tuesday, Supervisors rejected Mayor Farrell’s second attempt to appoint Joe Marshall to the Police Commission with an 8-3 vote.

Police reform advocates and San Francisco’s progres

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On Tuesday, Supervisors rejected Mayor Farrell’s second attempt to appoint Joe Marshall to the Police Commission with an 8-3 vote.

Police reform advocates and San Francisco’s progressive faction have maintained strong objections to Marshall, a 14-year veteran to the Police Commission, leaving London Breed with two spots to fill as she steps into Room 200.

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Board bucks Farrell, Breed, rejects reappointment of Joe Marshall to Police Commission
Examiner (07/11/2018)
Longtime Police Commissioner Joe Marshall is out – again
Mission Local (07/11/2018)
SF supes reject Joe Marshall for Police Commission; board leadership changes
Chronicle (07/11/2018)
Jul
11
Supes Called Onto Carpet for Silence Around ICE
by Nicole Yelich

Former Supervisor John Avalos and two dozen Occupy ICE activists spoke out at Tuesday’s Board meeting, berating the Supes for not addressing the recent police raid of protestors outs

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Former Supervisor John Avalos and two dozen Occupy ICE activists spoke out at Tuesday’s Board meeting, berating the Supes for not addressing the recent police raid of protestors outside of ICE’s San Francisco office.

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Activists, Avalos pressure supervisors to back movement to abolish ICE
Examiner (07/11/2018)
Jul
11
Asian Families Crushed by Housing Costs
by Nicole Yelich

The exorbitant cost of living is putting pressure on San Francisco’s Asian community, forcing many families into one room SRO’s in Chinatown. Advocates are pushing the city to do mor

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The exorbitant cost of living is putting pressure on San Francisco’s Asian community, forcing many families into one room SRO’s in Chinatown. Advocates are pushing the city to do more and expand former Mayor Ed Lee’s commitment to building 5,000 new affordable units each year.

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San Francisco's housing crisis puts pressure on historic Asian enclaves
NBC News (07/11/2018)
Jul
11
BART to Suspend Early Morning Trains
by Nicole Yelich

BART will be cutting early morning service in an attempt to speed up the retrofit of the Transbay Tube. In February 2019, service will begin at 5 a.m. rather than 4 a.m.  

On Thursday

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BART will be cutting early morning service in an attempt to speed up the retrofit of the Transbay Tube. In February 2019, service will begin at 5 a.m. rather than 4 a.m.  

On Thursday, the BART Board of Directors will consider two proposals to run shuttles to accommodate the approximately 2,800 riders who rely on BART’s first run.

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BART service cuts to affect early morning commuters
Examiner (07/11/2018)