Enter Google search “Rec and Park” –> sfrecpark.org. Wow! Nice work Phil Ginsburg and team on the new website. The homepage looks super snazzy and is easy to navigate. Plus, according to the Examiner, had you used the search engine days ago, ads for certain supervisorial candidates (and Cialis) may have popped up. Rec and Park does not support or oppose these candidates and products and encourages you to visit its new site early and often.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Campaign-ads-lurk-on-parks-site-106390439.html: Campaign ads lurk on parks site
The Bay Citizen’s Editor In Chief Jonathan Weber opines on the most talked about state and local propositions (i.e., pot, energy, and pensions) San Francisco’s electorate must vote on in T minus 2 days – unless you’re an absentee voter who already voted two weeks ago, of course.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/us/31bcweber.html?_r=1&src=twrhp: Facing a Giant of an Election
The Chron interviews San Francisco Bay Guardian publisher and editor Bruce Brugmann to learn what makes him tick, for the inside scoop on the periodical’s ongoing battle with the SF Weekly, its political perspectives, and more.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/31/MNCJ1FULLC.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Bruce Brugmann: Guardian of influence loved, hated
The City hopes that pharmaceutical companies will voluntarily cough up (pun intended) the dollars need to keep San Francisco’s drug disposal program arunnin’. And if they don’t? Legislation of course!
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/under-the-dome/Pharmaceutical-companies-slam-proposed-drug-disposal-mandate-105885803.html: Pharmaceutical companies slam proposed drug disposal mandate
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/22/MN9U1GDLPT.DTL: S.F. drug take-back measure up for a vote
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2010/12/sf-mandates-disposal-drugs: SF mandates disposal of drugs
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/12/14/BAIC1GQR26.DTL: City Insider: America's Cup bid OKd unanimously
http://www.sfbg.com/2011/01/25/mayor-lee-and-big-pharma: Editorial: Mayor Lee and Big Pharma
http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Alameda-County-to-vote-on-drug-disposal-3726864.php: Alameda County to vote on drug disposal
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/01/san-francisco-s-drug-disposal-program-hailed-success-funding-drying: San Francisco’s drug disposal program hailed as a success, but funding is drying up
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/01/drug-disposal-bill-could-resurface-if-funding-san-francisco-program-not-found: Drug disposal bill could resurface if funding for San Francisco program is not found
If it’s “I” as in “independent” or “E” as in “expenditure,” then by all means the answer is YES. The Chronicle takes another look at IE groups that are influencing November’s ballot throughout California, and the Grey Lady weighs in about how one of our homegrown candidates is trying to use it to his advantage.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/25/BACM1G0V02.DTL&type=politics: Money pours in to sway S.F. supervisors' races
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/26/MNLI1G1P3G.DTL: Independent expenditure groups reshape key races
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/26/us/politics/26caltex.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss: Texas Is Campaign Issue in California Ads
As if winning the World Series wasn’t enough, the Giants went on to break another record for San Francisco with the highest number of transit riders, who came into the city to climb fences and stand on their friend’s shoulders to get as close to the Giants’ parade as possible. If the Giants keep this up, I think I might see an end to our transit budget problems…
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/10/23/state/n211042D26.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Giants fans celebrating National League pennant
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/23/SP671G17TA.DTL: SF Giants win NL pennant
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Giants-fans-bask-in-the-glow-of-victory-105615453.html: Giants fans bask in the glow of victory
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Campaign-trail-must-wait-for-World-Series-105747963.html: Campaign trail must wait for World Series
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/27/sports/baseball/27mayors.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss: World Series Backdrop Comes in Red and Blue
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/10/26/state/n070344D23.DTL&type=newsbayarea: San Francisco, Arlington mayors make friendly bet
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/27/MNCF1G304P.DTL&tsp=1: SF Giants come out swinging against Rangers' Lee
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sports/Cain-in-control-in-Game-2-106281203.html: Cain in control in Game 2
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/28/SPLH1G3KQI.DTL: SF Giants, Matt Cain take 2-0 World Series lead
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/30/SP761G4I1J.DTL&tsp=1: Rangers' home runs turn Giants' momentum
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sports/sf-to-show-world-series-game-5-at-civic-center-106427073.html: Civic Center to show Game 5
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/01/SPBI1G5C44.DTL&tsp=1: Bruce Jenkins: SF Giants add 'champions' to storied legacy
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/02/MNV51G5BSV.DTL&tsp=1: SF Giants Series celebration is joyful mayhem
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sports/lincecum-comes-through-as-giants-win-world-series-106498653.html: Lincecum comes through as Giants win World Series
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Wake-up-pinch-yourself--then-come-to-parade-106501063.html: Wake up, pinch yourself — then come to parade
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sports/After-52-years-in-SF-Giants-reach-pinnacle-106502263.html: Art Spander: After 52 years in SF, Giants reach pinnacle
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2010/11/03/BAM51G6DMS.DTL: Giants' manager, Bruce Bochy displays the championship trophy for the fans to see, as the City of San Francisco celebrates the World Series Champion Giants with a parade down Market Street, on Wednesday Nov. 3, 2010 in San Francisco, Calif.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/04/MNM51G6DMS.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Hundreds of thousands pack Giants parade route
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Remembering-the-Giants-invincible-summer-106664398.html: We'll always have the Giants' invincible summer
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/05/BAJC1G7FI0.DTL: SF Giants parade keeps transit agencies busy
The Bay Citizen gives us their big picture idea on the dynamics between the Democratic County Central Committee and Chairman Aaron Peskin, and what this means for the next group of incoming members of the Board of Supes.
http://www.baycitizen.org/sf-supervisors-race/story/left-wing-shudders-its-presumed-leader/: Left Wing Shudders as Its Presumed Leader Endures a String of Setbacks
Political types know Andy Ross, one half of the Chronicle’s reporting duo Matier and Ross. But there’s another Andrew Ross at the Chron, who mostly inhabits the business pages, and who this morning brings us his take on the Twitter (ahem) Mid-Market payroll tax break, DataSF, and a mythical contraption called a high-speed rail.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/20/BUDL1FUF0H.DTL: Andrew Ross: Trader Joe's move to Castro on hold
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/04/14/BU6Q1IVP38.DTL: Andrew Ross: San Francisco to explore more payroll tax breaks
…at least not between the hours of 1 and 5am. City officials from a variety of departments have been working together (gasp!) to propose legislation that will close Golden Gate Park during certain hours in the hopes of curtailing camping, crime and citations (oh my!).
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Park-closing-time-gains-supporters-105233368.html: Park closing time gains supporters
Lincoln Park (the golf course not the band) needs a lot of green to renovate its outdated irrigation system, pro-shop, restaurant…and you name it, it needs upgrading! As Rec and Park has started a conversation with City officials about how the manager’s month-to-month lease might be fueling the problem, it looks like this one might be played out under the dome and not out on the field.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Lincoln-Park-Golf-Course-falling-into-disrepair-105155299.html: Lincoln Park Golf Course falling into disrepair
Mistermayor and Board President David Chiu have offered new amendments to how we create affordable housing in San Francisco (yes, it exists here), proposing to use affordable housing fees to help low and moderate income families make a down-payment on a new home rather than construct additional affordable housing.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Affordable-housing-fund-might-become-loan-aid-105155764.html: Affordable-housing fund might become loan aid
Today, Mayor Gavin Newsom will announce the next batch of Community Challenge Grant recipients who will take to the streets and clean up some much blighted areas of San Francisco that the City does not maintain. Many thanks to these self starters who are making SF a better place to live!
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Replacing-blight-with-beauty-105156064.html: Replacing blight with beauty
The Board of Supes Government Audit and Oversight Committee has given the budget analyst the green light to conduct a study on the City’s advertising policies. The take away idea: exactly how much money are ads making for us?
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Citys-ad-restrictions-may-hamper-revenue-105010704.html: City’s ad restrictions may hamper revenue
Back in San Francisco after nearly a decade as a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C., Amber is excited to bring her creative ideas and savvy communications skills to the wild west of Bay Area politics. Outside of her love for progressive issues and campaigns, Amber is an avid gardener and loves brewing and drinking beer.