SF Usual Suspects

Archive for August, 2008

Who Are You Calling An Ultra Liberal?

Chronicle’s readers’ representative expands on the newspaper’s philosophy behind political labels.

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Books To Get New Home

The Bayview public library branch is scheduled to be rebuilt by 2011.

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Marital Justice

Deputy City Attorney Therese Stewart, who successfully argued for gay marriage rights, weds in City Hall ceremony. Bravo!

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Matier And Ross

The Chronicle insider duo tells us about Sarah Palin and what she thinks about wolves and polar bears. They also write about presidential poll numbers, a particularly infamous couple, and some recent layoffs at the District Attorney’s office.

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

What’s on the Menu?

State bill requring fast food chains to post their nutritional content would prohibit local cities from adopting their own rules.

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Another Budget Plan Voted Down

State Senate votes along party lines to reject latest budget.

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

What’s Happening on Your Block?

C.W. Nevius explores the trend of rental houses in the Sunset and other neighborhoods being used as brothels.

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

It’s Not All Fun And Games

A campaign volunteer is stabbed at Fifth and Market Streets. Police have apprehended the suspect and the victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Single-Screen Theatre Politics

The Metro Theatre moves forward into a new stage in its history, with the Examiner reporting on encouraging signs of agreements between preservationists and a developer.  Bravo!

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Fore!

In the ongoing saga of Golfers v. the Red-Legged Frog, several environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the City of San Francisco for its treatment of the endangered species. Doesn’t it seem like everyone involved somehow slept through that all-important sharing lesson back in kindergarten? Can’t we all just get along?

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Can I Take A Look At Those Files?

Melissa Griffin gives us the details on the Ballot Arguements for upcoming propositions in November, and lets us know who has provided endorsements.

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

It’s Electric

The new electronic voting equipment that the City plans to use for the upcoming election will have a public hearing next month.

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Care Not Cash

A nonprofit sues San Francisco’s Care Not Cash Program for alleged discriminatory practices against disabled individuals.

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Who is in Line?

A Police Captain draws attention to the growing group of drug dealers who are using the line at Glide Memorial Church, a nonprofit that serves free meals daily, as sanctuary.

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

A Pioneer Is Remembered…

Friends and family remember public activist, pioneer, and spouse Del Martin at a City Hall memorial.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

The Damage Is Done

The Recreation & Park Department goes after the building company that renovated an Oceanview rec center, seeking $2M in damages.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Urban renewal

The Examiner takes a look at the next phase of the Great Streets Program, which will target a stretch of Divisadero in the Western Addition.  Local merchants express their excitement about the proposed changes, tempered with some concern that mom and pop shops will suffer.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

I’ve Always Wanted a Ciclovia!

Thousands from around the Bay Area come to San Francisco to enjoy the 4.5 mile stretch of Embarcadero closed to cars.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

You Are Getting Very Sleepy

The Weekly zeros in on Carol Simone, a spiritual advisor to the Mayor.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Isn’t It Grand?

The Weekly considers the San Francisco Civil Grand Jury’s recent report, which takes aim at the City’s Accountability Index.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

San Francisco School District Superintendent Garcia Profiled

Superintendent Carlos Garcia is profiled as the new school year begins.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Send In The Foodies!!

….that’s right, they’re already here. Slow Food Nation’s weekend long celebration of local, sustainable food kicks off this Friday.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

The Libraries’ Saga

The latest chapter in this epic story is about the reopening of the Merced branch library.  It seems like many folks are excited.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Judicial Ruling Threatens New Newsom Policy on Deportations

A ruling by a San Francisco court calls into question Mayor Newsom’s revised policy on illegal immigrants in the justice system.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Matier And Ross

The duo discusses the current budget issues in Oakland, what topics are being kept quiet at the Democratic National Convention, and where former radio host Bernie Ward will be locked up.

Monday, August 25th, 2008