SF Usual Suspects

Archive for September, 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

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

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

After a federal law made the proposed Golden Gate Bridge safety net eligible for $49 million in federal funds, it appears a full $76 million funding package has come together. The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District’s Board of Directors meets this week to vote on the plan.

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

Tiny Scrubbing Bubbles

The DPW’s plan to change street cleaning schedules raises quite a brouhaha. Or perhaps a hubbub. (We’re not absolutely sure which it is.)

Monday, September 8th, 2008

It’s Holiday Season For Political Junkies!

David Latterman has shared updating duties with Professor Rich DeLeon for the “Progressive Voter Index,” which DeLeon invented. However, Latterman has inherited the project from the good Professor, and has delivered the latest version of the PVI to our quivering little hands. You’ll find data in here that goes down to the precinct level, people. Check it out HERE

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Sports Franchise Locations, Budget Talks, Fundraisers…

Matier and Ross cover the political happenings…

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Bring It On

The No on 8 team opens the doors of its new Castro headquarters.

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Mission Critical

School Board President and D9 candidate Mark Sanchez joins neighbors in the Mission to address the broken street lights that they feel is compounding violence in the community.

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Matier & Ross

The duo discusses possible plans for a recall effort aimed at the Governor, Palin’s appeal in the Bay Area, the recent slaying of a Hell’s Angels leader, and the Slow Food craze sweeping City Hall.

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Proposition A

Prop A, the $887.4M bond for San Francisco General Hospital, is on the ballot this November as a means to bring the facility up to seismic standards and accommodate more patients.

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

In Willie’s Words

Da former Mayor gives us his take on everything from the GOP’s pick for V.P. to the House of Prime Rib.

Sunday, September 7th, 2008