Archive for October, 2008
Apparently, the gentlemen who starred in the origina Whazzup commercial all prefer a particular presidential candidate, and tell you all about it in this video. I dare you not to laugh out loud… (and yes, it’s safe for work)
Yo, Pick Up The Phone. Whazzzzup? Friday, October 31st, 2008
The local newspaper of record speaks thusly: Lee, McCarthy, Chu, Mirkarimi, Elsbernd, Sanchez, and Safai. Come on, campaign consultants – rush to your Large Printing Machines and send us all some more mail with your new endorsements! Quickly, please!
THE CHRONICLE RECOMMENDS: S.F. Board of Supervisors Friday, October 31st, 2008
Yours truly offers his opinions on this year’s supervisor elections.
Several SF supervisors seats up for grabs Thursday, October 30th, 2008
The Chronicle does a Q and A with our new Board President about the challenges of running the Board.
David Chiu new president of S.F. supes
Chiu to lead supes
David Chiu voted new president of Board of Supervisors
S.F. supes choose new president
David Chiu Elected SF Board President
Chinese American picked to lead S.F. supes
SF: Four New Supervisors Inaugurated, David Chiu Elected President of Board
New head of S.F. supes seen as no pushover
Editorial: Rookie supervisor must strive to ease tensions
New board chief wastes no time in first meeting
Editorial: The challenges for President Chiu
Chiu looks to establish congeniality at City Hall
New challenge for well-seasoned David Chiu
New leadership paves the way for San Francisco Thursday, October 30th, 2008
Castro community plan gets approved by Planning Commission.
Panel approves Castro design plan Thursday, October 30th, 2008
District 3 race if flush with candidates and money.
Cash aplenty in San Francisco District 3 Supervisor race Thursday, October 30th, 2008
Mayor asks his Department heads to cut spending in anticipation of budget shortfall.
Newsom: Department heads must cut spending
San Francisco’s budget cuts will come at a cost to departments Thursday, October 30th, 2008
Losts of money is being spent by different groups this year to influence local elections.
Interest groups spend heavily on S.F. races Thursday, October 30th, 2008
The SFBG offers up a package of stories a week before the election. Caution: there might be a strongly worded opinion or three found within…
Editorial: Vote to save the local economy
Sue Lee and segregation
Could Joe Alioto Jr. actually be worse than his sister, Sup. Michela Alioto-Pier?
Newsom spins data on affordable home construction just as the issue comes before voters
Behind the carefully orchestrated downtown campaign to take over City Hall Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
What fun – the Obama campaign quits raising money for fifteen minutes to put together a great lip-synch video. Check it out.
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
The SF Weekly puts together a package of stories on the Supervisors elected eight years ago.
The Class of 2000
Class of 2000 Standouts
The Failed Experiment Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
The Chronicle examines Mayor Newsom’s strong fight against Proposition Eight, and considers whether the battle will turn into one of the most important political fights of his career.
Newsom ignores risks, campaigns against Prop. 8 Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
The NY Times takes a quick look at what’s happening with Proposition H.
A Clean Energy Uprising in California Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
Seriously – what’s better to start your day than a few stories about our always-interesting political eco-sphere? Philip and Andrew present you with What’s What.
Newsom's high-tech city car sideswiped Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
The Registrar says that lots of us are voting early at City Hall or sending in our absentee ballots.
Early voters outnumber those in past years Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
Did you know that what comes out of your faucet has journeyed 167 miles to get here? Read about how the City is fixing one of its great engineering marvels.
Hetch Hetchy pipeline upgrade nears approval
Hetch Hetchy water-delivery projects to start flowing Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
The Bay Area Reporter gives us the latest on the planning for the second annual Harvey Milk Day, and all of the various celebrations, speeches, awards, fundraisers, plaques, brunches, lunches, and dinners that are already in the works. So make sure those calendars are marked accordingly!
'Milk' world premiere benefit at Castro Theatre
Milk premier draws stars, city officials
'Milk' premiere brings stars to SF's Castro
Oscar-winner Penn lobbies for Harvey Milk Day
Penn to help re-introduce 'Harvey Milk Day' legislation
Leno kicks off another try at Harvey Milk Day
Political Notebook: Penn lends star power to Harvey Milk holiday bill
Milk foundation plans SF events
Castro ready to celebrate Milk Day
Opponents stay quiet as 1st Milk Day nears
Spirits high in Castro as pioneer gets his day
San Francisco celebrates Milk Day
Planning begins for 2nd Milk Day Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
The Chronicle endorses four candidates for the Community College Board of Trustees.
Editorial: Four pass the test Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
The Board of Supervisors considers a proposal to tax hotel rooms in order to pay for a new campaign marketing San Francisco as the best city in California. Clearly.
Hotel fees would promote The City Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
The Examiner reports on efforts being made to keep Mission residents safe from increasing levels of violence in their neighborhood.
Police focusing efforts on Mission Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
C. W. Nevius discusses a new breed of community activists in the Haight, and the impact they are having on local politics.
Opinion: New community activists flex muscle in Haight Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
The Marijuana Task Force has passed out of committee and heads to the Board of Supervisors for a final vote of approval.
Newsom's city car makes trip to his wedding
Law would make city officials pay back security costs for outside campaigns
Cost of protection creates rift
City Insider: Law would keep an eye on Newsom
Melissa Griffin: The devil’s in the security detail
S.F. supervisors push security-costs measure
Security measure clears committee
C.W. Nevius: Cost of S.F. mayor's security not just dollars
C.W. Nevius: Marijuana task force not such a spacey idea
SF Board of Sups looks at taxing marijuana
Regulating Weed? San Francisco to Ask Those Who "Live and Breathe It" Monday, October 27th, 2008
City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed an injunction on Thursday against two rivaling gangs in Visitacion Valley. While neighbors are hopeful this will reduce graffiti, drive bys, and drug trafficking in their neighborhood, some civil rights activists question the constitutionality of these measures.
S.F. gang injunction zone controversial
Gang member first convicted under city’s injunction policy
City moves to monitor two more gangs
S.F. seeks injunction against Vis Valley gangs Monday, October 27th, 2008
A Muni streetcar named in honor of Supervisor Harvey Milk will hit the city streets Tuesday.
S.F. streetcar to be dedicated to Harvey Milk Monday, October 27th, 2008
Power plant upgrade fuels continued fight
Power plant retrofit option rejected
Newsom, supes tangle over S.F. power plant
S.F. supervisors kill mayor's power plant plan
Editorial: Fueling change
Power plant has no plans to stop killing fish
Supervisor seeks hearing on S.F. power plant
San Francisco sues Mirant over power-plant building
Mirant's last gasp?
City makes case to shut Mirant plant in 2010
New effort afoot to close city plant
Equipment sale could net S.F. $10M for general fund
SF: Supes To Revisit Closure of Potrero Power Plant
Which kind of poison?
City close to deal that could shut down power plant
SF Reaches Deal With Mirant To Close Power Plant
S.F. makes deal to close dirty power plant
Brighter days ahead for Mirant power plant site
Mirant plant to close
S.F. power plant can't be closed until 2010
Potrero power plant to continue operating next year
Trans Bay Cable will power San Francisco
Contentious plant closure gets final approval
Polluting plant may close
Editorial: A cleaner future Monday, October 27th, 2008
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