SF Usual Suspects

Archive for September, 2008

Matier & Ross

The duo comments on the recent discovery that – as part of the sanctuary law – the City neglected to turn over hundreds of convicted felons to the federal authorities, the alleged financial crimes of a former rising star in Bay Area political circles, and some baked goods that left interesting aftereffects on those who attended the last Harvey Milk Club meeting.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

We Are Diminished

Robert J. McCarthy, one of the City’s most accomplished and respected political professionals, has passed away. Our thoughts go out to his family.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

It Looks Like We’re In For A 12-Round Bout

With the November election quickly approaching, the moderate wing of City politics is working hard to register 10,000 new voters and beat back progressive political control.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

A Tale Of The Richmond

The Examiner takes a look at the candidates and issues that have made the campaign for District 1 Supervisor one of the hottest races in the city.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

North Beach Food For Thought

Examiner Editorial Board opines on the new North Beach restrictions for new restaurants and watering holes.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Garcia Speaks

Ken Garcia gives us the scoop on why there seems to be a correlation between the success of the San Francisco 49ers and their possible relocation to Santa Clara. It seems the plea of the day is, “Please don’t leave us!”

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Can I Have Some Elbow Room Please?

With daily ridership at a record high and gas prices remaining high, BART considers raising fares to ease the strain on the system and fund maintenance costs.

Friday, September 12th, 2008

An All-Time Low

In the midst of a record-long budget impasse, the State Legislature maintains the lowest political approval rating (15%) ever recorded in California history.

Friday, September 12th, 2008

A New Beginning…

18 Bay Area youths graduate from District Attorney Harris’ Back on Track program, a reentry initiative geared toward first-time, non-violent drug offenders. Congrats!

Friday, September 12th, 2008

The Ethics Investigation

The attorney for Tony Hall shares his opinions as to what’s happening in the Ethics investigation.

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Triumvirate of Green

The Mayors of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose gather at a conference in the South Bay to discuss the region’s goals for going green.

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Thanks for the Cliffs Notes

Melissa Griffin gives us a synopsis of last Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting and also discusses JROTC programs in San Francisco high schools.

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

The Heat is On

The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club endorses a candidate for the D9 supervisorial race.

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Election Season Is Here!

If you’re interested in learning more about the 22 local propositions that will appear on the November ballot, including related news and web updates, check out our newest page. Also, since many of the campaign websites (whether in opposition or in support of a measure) have yet to launch, we’re encouraging our readers to forward them to us as they come online. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Resignation

Facing an employee harassment suit and neighborhood complaints, the head of the City’s Recreation and Parks Department resigns. The Examiner reports that another high level Rec & Park staffer’s decision to leave may have directly contributed to the changes at the top.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

What Are They Smoking?

Walgreens and the City trade legal barbs on new tobacco ban law.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Who Did You Talk To?

The vagueness of reporting requirments for city lobbying firms has one writer puzzled.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Testing 1,2,3….

Fewer San Francisco students pass the State Exit Exam this year.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

I’ll Trade You Two Houses For Three Jobs

A new reports comes out saying that City’s long awaited Eastern Neighborhoods plan may limit job growth in the area.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

More Mission Police

San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong pledges to put more police on the streets in the violence plagued Mission District.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Safety Net

Sadly, you can see the history of the Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier based on the stories below. In 2008, the headline read “Golden Gate Bridge barrier moving forward.” Let’s hope that this gets worked out as soon as possible.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

You Can’t Sell That Here

City Clerk alerts Mayor’s Office that the city seal was not being used appropriately on a website that sold goods related to Sunday Streets.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Can I See Your ID, Please?

The City’s identification card program has issued 2,135 cards in the past five months and will only continue to grow.  These cards are selling like hotcakes, get yours fast.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Matier and Ross

The dynamic duo discusses union leadership at the Prison Guards union, the funeral for a fallen motorcycle leader, who wasn’t in the 49ers box this past Sunday, and a little spin from our Governor.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Being School Ready Starts At An Early Age

Researchers find that a large number of San Francisco kindergarteners are behind in the necessary skills before they even start school.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008