SF Usual Suspects

Archive for July, 2008

Blue Bin vs. Black Bin

 Mayor Newsom revises his proposal to implement fines for failing to recycle properly.

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Color Me Mine

Graffiti proponents promote a new documentary about graffiti through, well, graffiti.

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

A San Francisco Treat

A law that require larger businesses to provide community benefits for their employee is on the verge of being strengthened in San Francisco.

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Past Due

The Weekly investigates renters in San Francisco who intentionally get evicted from their residences in order to acquire free rent.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Governor Feinstein?

While being forced to sit out this week’s Democratic National Convention as a result of an injury, Dianne Feinstein openly discusses the possibility of making the transition from being the state’s senior US Senator to the next Governor.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Dueling Subways

BART board member is concerned that construction of the
Central Subway could damage BART’s Powell Station.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

City Faces $30 Million Lawsuit

Former Department of Building Inspections employee sues the City for $30 million and his job back.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

You Gotta Fight… For Your Right… To Paaaarrrty!

 As violence haunts North Beach nightlife, the Board of Supervisors and local property owners cast their votes for a new tax to increase law enforcement presence.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Chief Maneuvers

A report by the Legislative Analyst’s Office has determined that the Board of Supervisors should be permitted to confirm Mayoral appointments when selecting a police chief but they should not be granted appointment power.

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Matier & Ross

Polling indicates that a San Francisco politician (who isn’t the Mayor) would win the Governor’s race if it were held today, the Giants may come to a resolution with the group that plans to develop the Seawall Lot, and the strained relationship between Assemblymember Ma and Mayor Newsom seems to have had a direct impact on the recent DCCC chair vote.

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Parking Prices

The Chron’s CW Nevius talks with folks who are paying the new prices.

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Matier And Ross

In the Sunday edition, our political investigators discuss presidential fundraisers, a particular wedding in Montana, drama at Rec and Park, the reemergence of Oakland’s former City Administrator, and why our computer whiz gone bad is still locked up.

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Big Sky Wedding

The Washington Post provides us with a snapshot of the who’s who that attended the Mayor’s nuptials in Montana.
Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Greener Pastures

After 18-months on the job, the director of the City’s Department of Building Inspection resigns.

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Do You Like My Design?

The Planning Commission is set to review the Upper Market Community Design Plan next month.

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Hello District 9!

The candidates running for district 9 Supervisor meet for the first time in a candidate forum to discuss the top issues in the area.

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

You Working This Weekend?

The Board of Supervisors approves legislation to place caps on the amount of overtime city workers can earn.

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Repeat Offenders

In efforts to assist parolees and probationers, San Francisco is implementing two programs, the Superior Court Parole Reentry Court and the Probation Accountability Court.  While the parolee program is expected to be up and running by the end of October, the probation program awaits the Board of Supes’ decision.

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Another Use For FasTrak

New toll lane network would be phased in over the next two decades and cover a majority of Bay Area highways.

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

The Head of the DCCC

The BAR reports on the involvement of Susan Leal in the recent vote for head of the DCCC.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Guardian versus Weekly

Our two cherished weekly papers trade salvos in the latest decision regarding their courtroom drama.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

HRC Controversy

The Guardian comments on the divisive actions of the Human Rights Campaign and their upcoming dinner in San Francisco.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

You Want Our Vote?

The Guardian outlines what positions candidates should take in order to get progressive vote in the Fall.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008