Archive for August, 2008
Chronicle’s readers’ representative expands on the newspaper’s philosophy behind political labels.
What's in a political label? Sunday, August 31st, 2008
Deputy City Attorney Therese Stewart, who successfully argued for gay marriage rights, weds in City Hall ceremony. Bravo!
Attorney who fought for gay-marriage rights weds partner Sunday, August 31st, 2008
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.
McCain's VP pick defends right to shoot wolves Sunday, August 31st, 2008
State bill requring fast food chains to post their nutritional content would prohibit local cities from adopting their own rules.
S.F. menu nutrition disclosure plan at risk Saturday, August 30th, 2008
State Senate votes along party lines to reject latest budget.
Perata's budget plan defeated in Senate vote Saturday, August 30th, 2008
A couple accused of running a brothel was back in court today. Here is a tip: stop running brothels. Thanks folks, I am here all day.
Nevius: Why decriminalize prostitution now?
Opinion: Neighborhood brothels in S.F. hard to stop
Couple accused of running Sunset neighborhood brothel back in court Saturday, August 30th, 2008
A campaign volunteer is stabbed at Fifth and Market Streets. Police have apprehended the suspect and the victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Man arrested in slashing of Obama campaigner Friday, August 29th, 2008
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!
San Francisco Plan For Old Theater
Theater will keep ‘vintage’ facade under deal Friday, August 29th, 2008
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?
Private management of S.F. golf courses urged
Public golfing greens may be privatized
Rare frog, snake at center of golf dispute
S.F. explores privatizing golf courses
City Hall harvest set for Thanksgiving
Fate of city's public golf courses still hangs
Golf tour putting Park and Rec in the hole
Golf courses in S.F. make money
Golf fees may increase by April
Environmentalist groups sue San Francisco over Sharp Park Friday, August 29th, 2008
Melissa Griffin gives us the details on the Ballot Arguements for upcoming propositions in November, and lets us know who has provided endorsements.
Opinion: Prepare for a plentiful pamphlet in November Thursday, August 28th, 2008
The new electronic voting equipment that the City plans to use for the upcoming election will have a public hearing next month.
City’s voting equipment not ready for use Thursday, August 28th, 2008
A nonprofit sues San Francisco’s Care Not Cash Program for alleged discriminatory practices against disabled individuals.
Disabled rights group sues over Care not Cash
Group sues homeless program Thursday, August 28th, 2008
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.
Opinion: Glide's food line: sanctuary for drug dealers
Soup kitchen a stew of trouble? Thursday, August 28th, 2008
Friends and family remember public activist, pioneer, and spouse Del Martin at a City Hall memorial.
Lesbian rights pioneer Del Martin dies
Lesbian pioneer Del Martin dies
Del Martin, 87; longtime leader in gay rights movement
Lesbian pioneer dies months after California wedding
First lesbian to be married in San Francisco dies aged 87
Del Martin memorial set
S.F. City Hall memorial for Del Martin
Hundreds pay their respects to Del Martin
Same-sex marriage pioneer honored at City Hall Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
The Recreation & Park Department goes after the building company that renovated an Oceanview rec center, seeking $2M in damages.
Park department seeking money Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
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.
A new look for Valencia Street
Making great streets
Rehab aims to boost Divisadero Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
Thousands from around the Bay Area come to San Francisco to enjoy the 4.5 mile stretch of Embarcadero closed to cars.
Reclaiming San Francisco -- from cars
San Francisco Gears Up For Sunday Street Closure
Sunday Streets event to close route in S.F.
Sunday Streets Will Close to Cars
Thousands enjoy S.F.'s Sundays Street event
Sun shines for first Sunday Streets
SF kicks off first 'Sunday Streets' event Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
The Weekly zeros in on Carol Simone, a spiritual advisor to the Mayor.
Gavin Newsom's New Age adviser gives voters some advice Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
The Weekly considers the San Francisco Civil Grand Jury’s recent report, which takes aim at the City’s Accountability Index.
Grand jury report says no accounting for bad follow-through Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
Superintendent Carlos Garcia is profiled as the new school year begins.
Superintendent making the grade Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
….that’s right, they’re already here. Slow Food Nation’s weekend long celebration of local, sustainable food kicks off this Friday.
Slow Food Nation festival opens Friday in S.F. Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
The latest chapter in this epic story is about the reopening of the Merced branch library. It seems like many folks are excited.
Opinion: Proposed North Beach library sparks outcry
North Beach rethinks its streets
North Beach library faces obstacles
Library faces closing chapter
City Insider: North Beach library landmark bid blocked
S.F. library renovations rolling after slow start
S.F. library renovations near end
S.F.'s Merced branch library reopens after 2 years Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
A ruling by a San Francisco court calls into question Mayor Newsom’s revised policy on illegal immigrants in the justice system.
Court rules S.F. teen illegal needs services Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
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.
Oakland's missing millions Monday, August 25th, 2008
The Chronicle breaks down how public financing works for local elections, and why the upcoming Supervisorial races will be a good test of the system.
S.F. supervisor races to test public financing Monday, August 25th, 2008
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