Our new Board visits the Mayor in his home, and everyone gets along swimmingly – and then much of our new Board celebrates the acendancy of three Asian American Supervisors. Pity the poor schedulers at City Hall – everything is double-booked!
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/12/BANN157ST2.DTL: City Insider: Lovefest with a view as Newsom hosts new Board of Supervisors at his home
The Mayor joins a long-simmering political battle with well-drawn lines – and his suggestion that we should consider auctioning taxi medallions will likely reignite the debate about How Best To Serve Taxi Customers.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/12/MNU1158CVH.DTL&type=politics: Mayor proposes auctioning S.F. taxi medallions
In his Sunday column, Mayor Brown addresses Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent decision to step down. However, I can’t give you a link because it doesn’t exist on the internet. Which of course begs the question, if a tree falls in the middle of the forest and no one Instagrams it, did it really even happen? For this exciting story, you better buy a paper copy of the Chron.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/11/MNAJ15631T.DTL&hw=willie+brown+feinstein&sn=001&sc=1000: Willie Brown: Feinstein establishes her turf
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/03/BAEN1514BT.DTL&type=politics: Willie Brown: Blagojevich makes a play worthy of Joe Montana
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/03/BAP3122RE8.DTL: Willie Brown: If Feinstein's in, Dem rivals should bow out
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/02/01/BA4915KD0I.DTL: Willie Brown: Good cop, bad cop - that's Obama and Pelosi
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/02/08/BARM15OSI7.DTL: Willie Brown: Obama should have dropped Daschle more quickly
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/02/22/BAR3161AGK.DTL&hw=willie+brown&sn=001&sc=1000: Willie Brown: Sen. Abel Maldonado pulls off a political coup
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/08/BACP16A6RR.DTL: Willie Brown: Schwab to Obama: Add 6 million jobs
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/15/BAVN16ERJO.DTL: Willie Brown: No word on street before plan to rename 3rd
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/29/BAN016NS9F.DTL: Willie Brown: Assault weapons have no place on streets
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/05/BABD16RR2F.DTL: Willie Brown: Battle over high-speed rail station site
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/25/BAF9178KTM.DTL: Willie Brown: The week that was: Giants, Gavin and Gore
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/05/03/BAAE17CGUP.DTL: Willie Brown:Dinner with Rush Limbaugh
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/05/10/BADT17GOIB.DTL: Willie Brown: Auction brings in $3 million to fight poverty
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/05/24/BA3I17OUU6.DTL: Willie Brown: Lawmakers sharpening their budget axes
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/05/31/BADN17SV70.DTL: Willie Brown: Bush-Gore legal pair push gay marriage suit
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/14/BAN0185RLM.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Willie Brown: How green was my garbage can
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/21/BA7I18AALI.DTL: Willie Brown: From one ayatollah to another
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/28/BA4E18EETO.DTL: Willie Brown: Obama's courtiers a royal pain for NAACP
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/02/BAKC191R6Q.DTL: Willie Brown: Schwarzenegger stepped in a pile of politics
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/09/BAI61952S7.DTL: Willie Brown: Steve Westly may run for governor again
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/16/BAK21983VC.DTL: Willie Brown: East Bay election could affect governor's race
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/23/BAIJ19B9FM.DTL: Willie Brown: Attacks from right, left kick health plan along
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/30/BAD819ES58.DTL: Willie Brown: Sen. Kennedy drew on S.F.'s Green Machine early
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/06/BAKL19I9QB.DTL: Willie Brown: Hey, lighten up on Obama
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/27/BA4019SMHB.DTL: Willie Brown: Chances are high pot measure will pass
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/04/BA0M19VP79.DTL: Willie Brown: Water issue could sink state Dems in 2010
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/11/BAFF1A39BI.DTL: Willie Brown: After Nobel, what's next for Obama - sainthood?
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/18/BA861A6BBC.DTL: Willie Brown: Photo op was order from the White House
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/25/BA381A9G3C.DTL: Wille Brown: 5,000 bid final farewell to Donald Fisher
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/08/BA911AGB5J.DTL: Willie Brown: Don't deal out old political hand Dianne
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/Remembering-Bay-Area-s-Vasconcellos-Petroni-and-5519789.php: Willie Brown: Remembering Bay Area's Vasconcellos, Petroni and Angelou
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/Maya-Angelou-memorial-to-be-hosted-at-Glide-church-5536567.php: Willie Brown: Maya Angelou memorial to be hosted at Glide church
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/Tea-Party-upset-in-House-may-bag-a-top-spot-for-5553083.php: Willie Brown: Tea Party upset in House may bag a top spot for nice guy
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/Run-Hillary-run-You-ve-come-a-long-way-5587119.php : Willie Brown: Run, Hillary, run: You've come a long way
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/What-s-with-the-American-public-giving-a-fail-5601966.php: Willie Brown: What's with the American public giving a 'fail' to the chief?
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/World-Cup-finale-festivities-will-be-grand-5617682.php: Willie Brown: World Cup finale festivities will be grand spectacle
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/Levi-s-Stadium-opening-leaves-ties-to-S-F-behind-5633212.php: Willie Brown: Levi's Stadium opening leaves ties to S.F. behind
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/Willie-Brown-aide-too-sharp-to-be-caught-in-FBI-5649305.php: Wiilie Brown: Willie Brown aide too sharp to be caught in FBI sting
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/Schwarzenegger-hasn-t-terminated-action-hero-5664866.php: Willie Brown: Schwarzenegger hasn't terminated action-hero career
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/Gavin-Newsom-ought-to-debate-Neel-Kashkari-if-5679069.php: Willie Brown: Gavin Newsom ought to debate Neel Kashkari if governor won't
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/Notes-on-the-McCartney-concert-spiffy-Stick-5693341.php: Willie Brown: Notes on the McCartney concert: spiffy Stick, stuck fans
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/In-Ferguson-the-new-face-of-the-civil-rights-5708261.php: Willie Brown: In Ferguson, the new face of the civil rights movement, In Ferguson, the new face of the civil rights movement
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/Tech-companies-to-play-big-role-in-2016-Clinton-5724363.php: Willie Brown: Tech companies to play big role in 2016 Clinton campaign, Willie Brown: Tech companies to play big role in 2016 Clinton campaign
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/49ers-Harbaugh-takes-page-from-old-Raiders-5738785.php: Willie Brown: 49ers' Harbaugh takes page from old Raiders playbook, Willie Brown: 49ers' Harbaugh takes page from old Raiders playbook
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/NFL-needs-new-face-to-get-character-back-in-the-5753829.php: Willie Brown: NFL needs new face to get character back in the game, Willie Brown: NFL needs new face to get character back in the game
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/NFL-making-headlines-but-whiffing-on-5769786.php: Willie Brown: NFL making headlines, but whiffing on domestic-violence policy, Willie Brown: NFL making headlines, but whiffing on domestic-violence policy
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/Holder-tripped-up-exit-with-pledge-to-Senate-5786458.php: Willie Brown: Holder tripped up exit with pledge to Senate, Willie Brown: Holder tripped up exit with pledge to Senate
The Chronicle’s tag team discusses the timing of Obama’s cabinet picks, positive sentiments between the Mayor and the Board President, Condi’s return to Stanford, a missing face in the BART drama, and much more.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/11/BAN9156U7M.DTL: Matier and Ross: Obama team acts fast to change subject
The Examiner takes a look at why Muni is lacking a sufficient number of light-rail drivers and how it’s costing San Francisco’s taxpayers and transit riders in the process. But what’s at the real heart of the problem? Budget cuts, budget cuts, and more budget cuts.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/07/BACC1540S6.DTL: Muni catching 50 percent more fare evaders
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2011/04/fare-evasions-still-high-san-francisco-muni-loses-19m-2010: Fare evasions still high in San Francisco as Muni loses $19M in 2010
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2011/04/muni-staffing-runs-rails: Muni staffing shortage means shuttles at cost of San Francisco taxpayers
With a background including psychology, public affairs, and – yes – even performing arts, Alia has a keen understanding of how people think and move. When she’s not working tirelessly for causes she cares about, you can find Alia watching SFGovTV (seriously, she does this), catching every musical that sweeps through the bay, or trolling the city for vegan friendly goods.