A covert, underground lobbying movement including some of San Francisco’s top power brokers – and, not coincidentally, connoisseurs of the delectable lunchtime options found at Los Compadres Taco Truck – results in this Leah Garchik article – and word on the street is that late Friday, this City Hall institution was granted a reprieve and can stay in its current location, one block south of City Hall. Viva Los Compadres!
Despite the horrible economy, the Convention and Visitors Bureau says that we had sixteen point four MILLION visitors last year. Please remember – these people are why we can afford Muni and our health care system, so don’t make fun of their accents, and if they’re staring at a map, stop and ask if they need help finding something. (And then send them in the RIGHT direction, damnit.)
A San Francisco official is proposing legislation that will increase fines for taunting animals at the zoo or trying to enter their habitat. It seems to me that trying to enter an animal’s zoo habitat may result in the ultimate fine.
The ten cent disposable bag is now a requirement at local stores and some folks are still unhappy about it. Meanwhile, the Chron’s Editorial Board says that reusable bag giveaways should be focused on lower income residents.
Trash can cops will now issue warnings instead of $100 fines to first-time offenders for leaving garbage cans on the street after pick up and Mayor Newsom postpones his debut on Air America due to his travels to Israel and New York.
A genius, auteur, visionary, performer, director, and Important Person in the World of Film – shuffles off this mortal coil. Sydney Pollack, who made you laugh, made you think, made you feel – (and if he hasn’t done this as of yet please ask Netflix to send you Tootsie, Michael Clayton, The Player, and Out of Africa). We are, as a culture, diminished.
Back in San Francisco after nearly a decade as a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C., Amber is excited to bring her creative ideas and savvy communications skills to the wild west of Bay Area politics. Outside of her love for progressive issues and campaigns, Amber is an avid gardener and loves brewing and drinking beer.