SF Usual Suspects

Archive for June, 2008

Playing The Odds

With San Francisco Unifed School District’s lottery system determining where students are placed, parents are finding it increasingly difficult to find the right school for their children.

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Matier & Ross

The twosome discusses a local Assemblywoman’s interest in energy conservation.

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Matier and Ross

A sentencing request for our DA, a fundraiser for the LA Mayor, and the legacy of the Oakland Mayor’s decisionmaking process.

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

The Lone Warrior

A Chron columnist profiles a District Three candidate for Supervisor who also happens to be the former chair of the local Republican Party.

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Shook me all night long

Mayor Newsom unveils his three-part legislation that would force owners of the city’s most vulnerable buildings to upgrade to less quake friendly standards.  With more than 4,400 buildings falling under the at-risk category, be on the look out for some serious hammering and 80′s tunes rockin’ near you.

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Ed Jew Pleads Guilty

In a U.S. District Court Friday, former Supervisor Ed Jew admitted to committing a slew of impropieties related to the attempted shakedown of Sunset District business owners last year. And stay tuned, folks, because he plans to point the finger at others at his sentencing on February 13.

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

The City’s Budget

The Mayor warned us to expect further cuts to make the City’s budget work. Today, the Chronicle gives us the deets on what’s been trimmed.

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

The Race is On

Things begin to get strange in the race for District 3.

Friday, June 27th, 2008

SF Gun Control Laws in the Crosshairs

Just a day after the Supreme Court’s ruling, the NRA sues San Francisco to overturn the city’s gun-control laws.

Friday, June 27th, 2008

I’m Ready for My Closeup

ABC discusses the recent exoneration of two men facing murder charges, due in part to footage from an anti-crime camera – and also provides the actual video for public viewing.

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Keeping An Eye On Health

The Department of Public Health’s food inspectors are called into question once again for not adequately or accurately reporting raunchy food conditions, this time, for SFUSD’s schools.  With a shortage of inspectors, the Ex reports that verman and perished food stuffs have been found in a number of public schools yet went unreported, while other schools have yet to be assessed.  If this proves to be true, anyone else not feel so hot?

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

The Pride Parade

As the Pride Parade approaches, the BAR discusses the importance of the event after the decision to legalize same-sex marriages.

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

You Don’t Find Them In The Sunday Paper

The Board of Supervisors is critical of a program proposed by the Mayor to give sixth-graders coupons for cultural activities.

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

School Assignment Policy

A recent report released by the San Francisco Civil Grand Jury urges the SFUSD to change their system for assigning students to schools.

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Who You Gonna Call?

While the City works on plans to take the 311 line online, another new website for cataloging residents’ complaints is up and running.

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Matier & Ross

The duo discusses an Oakland City Administrator, Senator John McCain in California, and a building dedication ceremony downtown.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Ethics First

The Guardian profiles a Planning Commissioner and his land holdings in San Francisco.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

We’re Not Gonna Take It

The annual HRC dinner was held in San Francisco, and raised $80,000 despite a variety of boycotts.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

I Found a Spot!

The Board of Supervisors passes legislation that affects parking requirements at residential buildings.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Smooth Ride

The City is expected to spend $38 million repairing potholes and repaving roads this year.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Demographics

The Guardian’s editor reflects on the current distribution of wealth in San Francisco and the changing tide of this fall’s election.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Hold that Bag

A Supe introduces legislation that would ban the use of plastic coverings on newspapers.
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

"I dunno. What do YOU think we should do with them?" "I know – let’s store them in Texas."

Apparently, San Francisco has four turbines stored in a very expensive Rent-A-Shed in Texas, due to the ongoing debate over our power plants.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

"This Neighborhood Sure is Noisy." "What?"

The Examiner tells us all about which neighborhoods are noisy (SOMA) and relatively quiet (the Farallon Islands.)

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Providing Health Care found to be Very Expensive

No, this is not intended to be a headline from The Onion. But another story coming out of the U. S. Conference of Mayors features a discussion of health care costs, and a quote from San Francisco’s Mayor Newsom.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008