SF Usual Suspects

Archive for September, 2008

No, It’s Not About San Francisco Politics…

…but we’re still pretty amazed that yet another class of consumers is dragging down the United States financial system. Read on…

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Keep It Clean

A new working group attempts to take politics out of the homelessness issue by focusing on creating clean and safe streets for city residents and visitors.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Firing Squad

The Justice Department finds the December 2006 dismissal of former U.S. Attorney and current head of MOCJ, Kevin Ryan, justified.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

A Picture Is Worth…How Many Words?

Matt Smith of the Weekly presents a cartoon on the presidential race.

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Fight for your right to paaaaarty (safely).

Supervisors reject three proposals designed to maintain order outside of nightclubs because they may limit the constitutional rights of club patrons.

Monday, September 29th, 2008

19th Avenue

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Missed It By That Much!

The Port of San Francisco explores the idea of importing cars to help bolster their bottom line, but finds that local tunnels may be just inches too small for the job.

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Matier and Ross

Mayor Newsom has a plan to make Civic Center green, Senator Feinstein will emcee the swearing in of the new President of the United States, and Julie Lee might be released early for good behavior.

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Little Movement on Proposition R

The ballot measure to rename one of San Francisco’s sewage treatment plants after still-President George Bush makes only a little splash.

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Academy of Sciences Opens its Doors to the Public…and Public Acclaim

On opening day, the Academy of Sciences debuts to long lines and wonder.

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Gathering to Remember

 Activists leave shoes to mark their losses and advocate for change on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

After a 20 Year Ban, New Restaurants Slated to Open on Union Street

Despite neighborhood opposition and a 20 year long ban, the Planning Department has approved plans to open five new restaurants on Union Street.

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Prop B

A Chinatown gathering kicks off efforts in support of Prop B, which would establish a set-aside for affordable housing in the city.

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

On Your Marks…

The Chronicle takes a look at the candidates for the Board of Supervisors in Districts Four, Five, and Seven.

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Challenges Ahead

The next leader of the Rec and Parks Department has their work cut out for them.

Friday, September 26th, 2008

More Kids In Schools

For the first time in years, the number of students in San Francisco public schools is increasing.

Friday, September 26th, 2008

The Forefront Of Green

The Examiner looks at the dreams and realities of the Mayor’s latest plans to recreate the Civic Center area.

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Bring The Kids

The City is negotiating with private donors about how to use their money (thank you, donors, by the way), because past bond measures are making things somewhat unclear.

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

As they say on Saturday Night Live, “Really, Examiner? Really?”

It remains to be seen whether the Examiner’s endorsement of Senator McCain and Governor Palin will be the tipping point that draws millions of formerly rabid Obama voters to the Republican ticket, but rest assured, we’ll track every ounce of political news that this amazing endorsement generates. Honest, we will. Really.

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Secretly Frenemies?

The Examiner explores whether Mayor Newsom and Supervisor Daly are actually best pals. Because, you know, it could happen. You know. Kinda.

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Seems A Little Young, No?

Maxwell Wallace, a 17 year old Lowell student, wins election to the San Francisco School Board, where he will get to stay up waaaaaay past his bedtime because of public comment. A lot.

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

No Ifs, Ands, or Butts

Philip Morris has dropped their lawsuit against San Francisco and its tobacco laws.

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Follow The Money

A grand jury is investigating allegations of misconduct surrounding public funds, an election, and City College.

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

SFPD Study

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008