As Supervisor David Chiu’s legislation requiring party promoters to register with the City, the owners of Cafe Cocomo decide a certain kind of music won’t be served up at their club any more. In related news, Tupac and Biggie were nonplussed.
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=7681717: Chiu wants to create law for party promoters
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Party-promoters-may-have-to-register-with-city-103505709.html: Party promoters may have to register with city
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Hip-hop-booted-from-salsa-club-after-shooting-105410838.html: Hip-hop booted from salsa club after shooting
After weeks of waiting, refreshing the SF Department of Elections results page every 10 minutes, looking for lost ballots (which ended up in a pond), sleepless nights, and emotional breakdowns, we finally know who the four new members of the Board of Supes are. But do you really know them? The SF Bay Guardian sits down with the four new Supervisor-elects and sets the record straight: what do they plan to address in Room 200?
http://www.sfbg.com/2010/09/21/district-8-dilemma: The District 8 dilemma
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=5201: Wiener leads in D8 supe race
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=5225: Wiener hires City Hall staff
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/11/BA4V1GASFJ.DTL: City Insider: Jane Kim, Scott Wiener win in S.F. supe races
http://www.baycitizen.org/sf-supervisors-race/story/sf-districts-supes-races-finally-called/: SF Districts 2, 10 Supes Races Finally Called
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/18/BADV1GDPDV.DTL&type=newsbayarea: City Insider: Cohen, Farrell declare victory
http://www.sfbg.com/2010/12/07/class-2010?page=0,0: The class of 2010
ABC7′s Carolyn Tyler has video of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s comments about a slice of the federal stimulus package, culled from a Chron endorsement interview. Said comments apparently made their way across the country to the White House Briefing Room (apparently through a series of tubes, out of which I am reliably informed that the Interwebs are built) so that Obama’s Press Secretary Robert Gibbs could shrug and grin and say “ehhhhh, no big deal.” Check it out!
Some BART officials think a little more advertising could go a long way to raising some cash for the transit agency. Which means you will have to exercise even more restraint from buying that iPad that has been staring you in the face all week. Good luck!
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/BART-tries-to-put-revenue-streams-on-fast-track-103413034.html: BART tries to put revenue streams on fast track
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/23/BAA51FIP8O.DTL: BART pulls out the stops on ad revenue ideas
The BAR chats with Barbara Garcia to talk about the Affordable Care Act and San Francisco nonprofits. It’s not the shortest read, but an interesting one. Then again, if you expected a chat about the ACA and our city’s nonprofits to be brief… you should probably move.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/21/BA0I1FGT2U.DTL&type=newsbayarea: L.A. County taps Mitch Katz for health chief
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=5079: SF health director up for LA job
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/06/16/EDRN1JUAEV.DTL: Opinion: CPMC must pay its fair share to get new hospital
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/2011/06/rebuilding-cpmc-will-help-save-st-luke-s: Opinion: Rebuilding CPMC will help save St. Luke's
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/07/san-francisco-mayor-ed-lee-mulls-new-offer-cpmc-hospital-group: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee mulls new offer from CPMC hospital group
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/07/BAOQ1K72QM.DTL: City Insider: Adachi prods mayor on pension overhaul
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2011/07/08/cpmc-offers-11b-package-to-assuage.html?ana=e_ph: CPMC offers $1.1B package to assuage city
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2011/07/08/san-francisco-should-accept-deal-with.html: Editorial: San Francisco should accept deal with CPMC
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/07/hospital-san-francisco-still-far-apart-cathedral-hill-facility: Hospital, San Francisco still far apart on Cathedral Hill facility
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2011/07/city-should-accept-11-billion-new-hospital: Editorial: City should accept $1.1 billion for new hospital
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2011/08/05/cathedral-hill-negotiations-continue.html: Cathedral Hill negotiations continue behind the scenes
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/09/20/BAUK1L2H24.DTL&type=newsbayarea: S.F., Sutter Health spar over future of St. Luke's
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2011/09/23/sf-leaders-must-set-union-issues.html: Editorial: S.F. leaders must set union issues aside for hospital
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/11/san-franciscos-election-over-hospital-plan-takes-center-stage?page=0%2C0%2C0%2C1&quicktabs_1=0&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sfexaminer%2FKenGarcia+%28Ken+Garcia%29feed&utm_medium=feedKen+Garcia&utm_source=feedburnersfexamin: With San Francisco's election over, hospital plan takes center stage
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2011/11/18/cpmc-and-san-francisco-say-theyre.html: CPMC and San Francisco say they’re near deal on hospital
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/11/cpmc-verge-closing-deal-19b-hospital: CPMC on verge of closing deal for $1.9B hospital
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2011/12/16/politics-not-need-behind-flawed-look.html?page=all: Editorial: Politics, not need, behind flawed look at CPMC
http://www.sfbg.com/2011/12/20/right-way-rebuild-cpmc: Opinion: The right way to rebuild CPMC
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/01/13/sf-among-national-leaders-in.html: S.F. among national leaders in hospital construction
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/02/17/cpmc-will-miss-2015-rebuild-deadline.html: CPMC will miss 2015 rebuild deadline
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/02/cpmc-hospitals-may-miss-earthquake-safety-deadline-due-length-talks: CPMC hospitals may miss earthquake safety deadline due to length of talks
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/27/BAM61NR5E8.DTL: S.F., CPMC hospital group strike deal
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/29/BAP11NRKLF.DTL&type=newsbayarea: City Insider: Deal on hospitals blasted
http://www.baycitizen.org/development/story/newly-announced-hospital-deal-meets/?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_campaign=1bfa327fb3-March_29_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&mc_cid=1bfa327fb3&mc_eid=a89495e0ec: Newly Announced Hospital Deal Meets with Protest
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2012/03/cpmc-san-francisco-reach-deal-new-hospital: CPMC, San Francisco reach deal on new hospital
http://www.sfbg.com/2012/04/04/reject-cpmc-deal: Editorial: Reject the CPMC deal
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/2012/04/california-pacific-medical-center-project-will-boost-health-system-and-create: Opinion: California Pacific Medical Center project will boost health system and create jobs
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/04/06/cpmc-ready-to-move-fast-if-hospital.html: CPMC ready to move fast if hospital deal is OKed
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/04/cpmc-construction-projects-approved-after-outcry: CPMC construction projects approved after outcry
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/05/BALU1NVH4S.DTL: S.F. gives OK for CPMC to start getting permits
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/04/06/lessons-from-sfs-extortionate-game.html: Opinion: Lessons from S.F.'s 'extortionate game'
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/10/BA7G1O10IF.DTL: City Insider: Mayor gets backing on Mirkarimi suspension
http://www.sfexaminer.com/news/2012/04/mayor-lee-uses-earthquake-threat-boost-cpmc-support: Mayor Lee uses earthquake threat to boost CPMC support
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/15/BABD1O2HOB.DTL: S.F. hospital deal could raise health care costs
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2012/04/san-francisco-must-back-cpmc-hospital-plan-be-quake-ready: Editorial: San Francisco must back CPMC hospital plan to be quake-ready
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/2012/04/sf-needs-quake-safe-cpmc-hospitals: Op-Ed: SF needs quake-safe CPMC hospitals
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/27/BAOH1O98TF.DTL: California Pacific Medical Center plans approved
http://www.sfexaminer.com/news/2012/04/planning-commission-approves-california-pacific-medical-center-hospital-project: Planning Commission approves California Pacific Medical Center hospital project
http://www.ktvu.com/ap/ap/california/plans-for-new-hospital-in-sf-moving-forward/nMj6c/: Plans for new hospital in SF moving forward
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/17/BA5N1OIGET.DTL: City Insider: CPMC plan backers tout poll results
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/2012/06/supervisors-must-heed-voter-support-safer-hospitals-and-cpmc-project: Op-Ed: Supervisors must heed voter support for safer hospitals and CPMC project
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/06/22/two-big-hospital-projects-make-major.html?page=2: Two big hospital projects make major progress
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Hospital-deal-hits-snag-on-future-of-St-Luke-s-3662139.php: City Insider: Hospital deal hits snag on future of St. Luke's
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/06/cpmc-deal-being-renegotiated-after-hospital-profits-downgraded: CPMC deal being renegotiated after hospital profits downgraded
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/06/29/mayor-needs-to-get-hospital-deal-back.html?page=all: Editorial: Mayor needs to get hospital deal back on track
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Hospital-deal-in-danger-as-papers-suggest-breaches-3680363.php: Hospital deal in danger as papers suggest breaches
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/07/supes-allege-whistleblower-documents-show-cpmc-lied-about-financials: Supes allege whistleblower documents show CPMC lied about financials
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Sutter-plot-thickens-with-leaks-3683113.php: City Insider: Sutter plot thickens with leaks
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Mayor-Ed-Lee-ups-ante-to-keep-St-Luke-s-open-3692115.php: Matier and Ross: Mayor Ed Lee ups ante to keep St. Luke's open
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/07/cpmc-not-budging-hospital-deal: CPMC not budging on hospital deal
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Ed-Lee-California-Pacific-refuse-to-budge-on-deal-3694752.php#photo-3174617: Ed Lee, California Pacific refuse to budge on deal
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/07/closing-essential-st-luke-s-hospital-could-hurt-poor: Closing ‘essential’ St. Luke’s Hospital could hurt poor
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius/article/So-long-Affable-Ed-mayor-shows-tougher-side-3700174.php: C.W. Nevius: So long Affable Ed - mayor shows tougher side
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/07/13/california-pacific-project-in-jeopardy.html: $2.5 Billion CPMC project in jeopardy
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/07/13/san-francisco-doesnt-have-leverage-cpmc.html: San Francisco doesn't have the leverage it thinks it does
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/07/still-no-st-luke-s-resolution-supervisors-consider-cpmc-hospital-project: Still no St. Luke’s resolution as supervisors consider CPMC hospital project
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2012/07/city-officials-must-cement-deal-keep-st-luke-s-hospital-open: Editorial: City officials must cement deal to keep St. Luke’s Hospital open
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-supervisors-to-vote-on-CPMC-appeal-3714804.php: SF supervisors to vote on CPMC appeal
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/07/mayor-cpmc-vow-continue-talks-hobbled-hospital-deal: Mayor, CPMC vow to continue talks on hobbled hospital deal
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/City-strikes-deal-for-two-new-hospitals-4327869.php: City Insider: City strikes deal for two new hospitals
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2013/03/heated-negotiations-finally-yield-pact-between-cpmc-and-san-francisco-two-: Heated negotiations finally yield a pact between CPMC and San Francisco for two new hospitals
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Cal-Pacific-hospital-deal-puts-SF-ahead-4331422.php#page-1: Cal Pacific hospital deal puts SF ahead
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2013/03/cpmc-hospital-deals-good-san-francisco: Editorial: CPMC hospital deals good for San Francisco
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/03/san-francisco-supervisors-advance-terms-cpmc-hospital-deal: San Francisco supervisors advance terms of CPMC hospital deal
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Revised-S-F-hospital-plan-near-final-approval-4546721.php: SF hospital projects move forward
…is another man’s canvas. Literally. Public art projects throughout the city are falling victim to art of a different kind, and city officials and art aficionados alike are scrambling to remove the graffiti.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Green-means-stop-for-citys-graffiti-vandals-103260714.html: Green means stop for city’s graffiti vandals
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Graffiti-cleanup-on-the-increase-106280768.html: Graffiti cleanup on the increase
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/29/BAIR1GI6QJ.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Vandalism getting worse on public art in S.F.
The San Francisco Unified School District is considering building dorms… er, affordable housing… for its teachers in the hopes of encouraging them to stay in the city for more than the average three to five years. Just think, you could live AND work with all your colleagues! Sounds like a reality show in the making, eh?
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/SFUSD-looks-to-assist-teachers-with-housing-103260134.html: SFUSD looks to assist teachers with housing
San Francisco to the federal government: You got served!! In the effort to improve pipeline safety, City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to force U.S. regulators to provide better oversight on California’s pipeline system. The Chron and Ex provide the details.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/San-Bruno-blast-may-change-planning-code-103260149.html: San Bruno blast may change planning code
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/14/BABA1KA5FJ.DTL: S.F. threatens suit over PG&E, calls regulation lax
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/bay-area/2011/07/san-francisco-intends-sue-regulators-over-lax-pipeline-regulation: San Francisco intends to sue regulators over lax pipeline regulation
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/14/MNKU1N7J3D.DTL: S.F. sues to force feds to improve pipeline safety
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/bay-area/2012/02/sf-sues-feds-over-lax-pipeline-oversight: SF sues feds over lax pipeline oversight
A group of below-market-rate homeowners is suing the City after they’ve discovered the program doesn’t work quite how they expected. Turns out they can’t sell their home for nearly as much money as they’d like, or even pass them on to their higher-income kids. Isn’t there some sort of saying about always reading the fine print…?
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/SF-homeowners-cry-foul-on-sales-restrictions-103260579.html: SF homeowners cry foul on sales restrictions
For those of you who don’t get the Sunday Chronicle delivered to your doorstep, I’ve got some news for you. In this Sunday’s edition, Matier and Ross tell us about how California Democrats are mobilizing for the upcoming electon, Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado’s personal flight patterns, the big Oracle party, and the BART light rail connector to Oakland airport. Meanwhile, Willie Brown discusses the shrinking number of undecided voters in the governor’s race, more on the Jerry Brown-Bill Clinton flap, a visit with Al Sharpton, Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier’s next political move, a dinner with Assembly Speaker John Perez, and a big thumbs up for “The Tillman Story” and “The Town.”
In response to a North Beach market’s non-compliance with Planning Department permits, Mayor Gavin Newsom has assembled a task force to investigate claims that business owners are not disclosing what they should really be selling.
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=7670270: Permit issues jeopardize North Beach market
OK, it’s unlikely that any of you actually said exactly that. (Most of our readers dropped out of grade school and probably don’t know how to pronounce big SAT words like ‘disgruntled,’ or even what they mean.) But perhaps some of you noticed that most of the big stories of the day are commentary-free on this foggy Wednesday morning. The headlines are there, sure – but where’s the quick, caffeine-fueled repartee that we’re used to from Libby and her gang of merry pranksters? Well, almost all of you know that Suspects is written by a crew of folks who are not only elbows-deep in politics every single dingle day, but also work as advocates at Barbary Coast Consulting. And since we want Suspects to be a good resource for our entire political chattering class, and not a place we use just to pimp out the views of our clients, we’ve got a set of rules we follow when the media writes a story on a project we’re paid to work on, and those rules call for us to pretty much shut up. Curious to learn more about our self-imposed gag rule? *Click here*. And thanks for reading…even when there ain’t much to read…but we promise the links work, so go forth and click away…
The San Francisco Bay Guardian decides it’s time to talk about both kinds of residency requirements (you know, both what the actual laws on the books say, and What They Believe Should Be Required) – and the Weekly also goes into depth about one particular candidate who’s running for D10 Supervisor.
http://www.sfbg.com/2010/09/14/editors-notes: Tim Redmond: How important is long-time residence to a candidate for district supervisor - and how long is long enough?
http://www.sfbg.com/2010/09/14/five-things-you-should-know-about-steve-moss?page=0,0: Five things you should know about Steve Moss
Remember the wheelchair ramp that the BoS approved to have installed in its chambers? Well, the good news is that it’s FINALLY being installed. But of course, with every piece of good news comes a piece of bad news. We learn that the construction and installation process is expected to take up to 10 weeks and force the Board to meet off-site (for a high price!).
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Wheelchair-ramp-for-board-chamber-put-back-in-motion-102836344.html: Wheelchair ramp for board chamber put back in motion
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Wheelchair-ramp-approved-for-board-chamber-at-450K-103981044.html: Wheelchair ramp approved for board chamber at $450K
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/28/BA0O1FL47O.DTL: City Insider: Maldonado, Newsom spar in first debate
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/02/wheelchair-ramp-supervisors-chamber-finally-moves-forward: Wheelchair ramp in San Francisco supervisors' chamber finally moves forward
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/05/effort-build-wheelchair-access-will-force-san-francisco-board-supervisors-meetings-mov: Effort to build wheelchair access will force San Francisco Board of Supervisors meetings to move
Anyone, it turns out, if you’re willing to pay! The Bay Area is about to get its first express lane later this week when the carpool lanes on I-680 are opened up to any driver willing to plunk down a few bucks – or pick up strangers on the way to work the old fashioned way, of course.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/13/BA741FC1FI.DTL: Bay Area's first express lane to open on I-680
It seems as if there are very elevated levels of lead in some of San Francisco’s older housing projects. Lead is dangerous. I would know. When I was in 6th grade, Mikey Manetti stabbed me in the shoulder with a lead pencil and it really hurt. All is well though because I gave him a charlie horse and then told him that he smells bad and his mom dresses him funny. (Seriously though, lead poisoning is not a joke — let’s hope we come to a safe resolution soon.)
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Housing-Authority-not-prioritizing-Section-8-homes-102663949.html: Housing Authority not prioritizing Section 8 homes
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/old-housing-may-have-rampant-lead-violations/Content?oid=2846946: Old housing may have rampant lead violations
Yesterday, the Government Audit and Oversight committee put their support behind a law that would require City departments to provide all information to be posted on the Internets. Data lovers: start your mouses (or smartphone apps)!
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/12/BAEE1FBV4U.DTL: Newsom wants law to require online city data
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Opening-door-to-city-data-finds-support-opposition-106281353.html: Opening door to city data finds support, opposition
In the wake of some high profile political scandals in our state, the Assembly unanimously approved a bill providing whistleblower protections to legislative staff members. It’s headed to the State Senate.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Whistleblower-program-uncovers-the-unethical-102701564.html: Whistleblower program uncovers the unethical
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/01/tax-watchdogs-see-big-payday: Whistleblowers who report tax cheats in San Francisco see big payday
http://www.kcra.com/politics/legislative-staff-may-get-whistleblower-protection/26211618: Legislative staff may get whistleblower protection
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.