… off to Sacramento. Wow. It’s the end of an era, wouldn’t you say? After last week’s last minute power play from former Mayor Gavin Newsom, he officially took the oath of office to be California’s 49th lieutenant governor on Monday.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F01%2F11%2FBA081H70S9.DTL: City Insider: Gavin Newsom changes offices at last
http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/newsom-takes-office-last/: Newsom Takes Office at Last
A big-name athletic apparel store is expected to fill an empty storefront on Fillmore Street, but not all of its merchant neighbors will be sending Welcome-to-the-Neighborhood Gift Baskets to the new retailer. Read up and learn why.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/01/new-fillmore-store-puts-retailers-edge: New Fillmore store puts retailers on edge
In this week’s game of musical chairs, former Assistant Chief of Operations and current Interim Police Chief Jeff Godown - who says he’s happy to fill the post temporarily, but not permanently - plans to focus on getting Tasers and academy classes for his force, as well as mapping out security needs for America’s Cup.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/01/temporary-san-francisco-police-chief-could-hold-job-year: Temporary San Francisco police chief could hold job for up to a year
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=7891048: Godown moves up, not warmly welcomed
After outgoing Mayor Gavin Newsom’s one week postponement of his inauguration as lieutenant governor, it seems as if he has finally taken care of his unfinished business. He’s managed to squeeze in a lot for a week, including the interim mayor selection, the Asian Art Museum, a number of commission appointments, and the big DA appointment.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/10/BABG1H6DGC.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Gavin Newsom puts final stamp on days as mayor
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F01%2F29%2FINQA1HE7FO.DTL: Ed Lee, Jean Quan - Asian Americans in spotlight
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F01%2F29%2FINQA1HE820.DTL: Opinion: Mayors' victories haven't broken the glass ceiling
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/09/18/MN7U1L56DI.DTL: Asian American SF political clout grows
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/67143.html: San Francisco could elect first Asian-American mayor
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/san-franciscans-poised-to-possibly-elect-first-asian-american-mayor-in-upcoming-race/2011/10/29/gIQADZB0SM_story.html: San Franciscans poised to possibly elect first Asian-American mayor in upcoming race
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/05/lee-lauds-power-asian-vote: Lee lauds power of Asian vote
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Triumphs-trials-for-S-F-Mayor-Ed-Lee-3705817.php: Triumphs, trials for S.F. Mayor Ed Lee
The Board of Education certainly has their work cut out for them this year. With testing and budget problems looming statewide, newly elected member of the Board Michael Kirst says he’s hitting the books and will take on these tough problems and more for our kids.
http://www.baycitizen.org/education/story/sweeping-reforms-ahead-says-new-board/: Sweeping Reforms Ahead, Says New Education Board Member
The SF Chamber of Commerce’s Steve Falk optimistically discusses our City’s potential for economic growth in 2011. What with a new Board of Supervisors, a new mayor, the America’s Cup, and the city still bathing in the Giants post-World Series win, we’ve got a lot to offer in 2011. And by now we’ve all sufficiently recovered from our New Years Eve, so bring it on 2011!
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/2011/01/san-francisco-cusp-economic-improvements-new-year: Opinion: San Francisco is on cusp of economic improvements in the new year
Interim Mayor pick and former City Administrator Ed Lee gets was officially sworn in to his new office yesterday as throngs of people looked on at City Hall. Big decisions await him in the coming months.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/01/top-mayor-candidate-knows-ropes-city-hall: Top mayoral candidate Ed Lee knows ropes at City Hall
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F01%2F05%2FBAJC1H4T1T.DTL: City Insider: D.A. post is still up for grabs - will it be Chiu?
http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/behind-scenes-power-politics-making-ed/: Behind-the-Scenes Power Politics: The Making of Ed Lee
http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/ed-lee-high-profile-chinese-community/: Ed Lee, Little Known to Most, Has High Profile in Chinese Community
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=7886114: Lee tentatively named interim SF mayor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayor_of_San_Francisco: Mayor of San Francisco
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0108-sf-mayor-20110108,0,3583765,full.story: A San Francisco standoff a comedian would relish
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/08/us/08mayor.html?_r=1&scp=3&sq=newsom&st=cse: City Board Names First Asian Mayor of San Francisco
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/08/MNTB1H5ESH.DTL: Edwin Lee would be major contrast to Gavin Newsom
http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/newsoms-dual-role-raises-legal-quandary/: Newsom's Dual Role Raises Legal Quandary
http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/edwin-lee-voted-interim-sf-mayor/: Edwin Lee Voted Interim SF Mayor
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/08/MN2R1H60NJ.DTL: Behind choice of Ed Lee as S.F. interim mayor
http://sfpublicpress.org/news/2011-01/supervisors-choose-city-administrator-edwin-lee-for-interim-mayor: Supervisors choose City Administrator Edwin Lee for interim mayor
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/08/AR2011010802138.html: San Fran mayor post would be coup for Asian pols
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2011/01/08/s-f-may-see-first-asian-american-mayor/: S.F. May See First Asian-American Mayor
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/09/BAPD1H5GUB.DTL: Willie Brown: Ed Lee the best pick - noted here 1st
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/01/08/Administrator-likely-to-become-SF-mayor/UPI-75841294469649/: Administrator likely to become S.F. mayor
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/08/BA1M1H5RSS.DTL&type=politics: Matier and Ross: George Gascon a surprise late entry for next D.A.
http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/back-asia-lee-pledges-cooperation/: Back from Asia, Lee Pledges Cooperation
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F01%2F11%2FBADG1H6VJ8.DTL: Ed Lee: Budget top concern for Newsom mayoral pick
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20110111/us-san-francisco-interim-mayor/: San Francisco appoints first Asian-American mayor
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ibttABmCSgUofC30jKi-tChA3EMA?docId=8b5bcc0a691d4f98929cd22571740dae: San Francisco's 1st Asian-American mayor sworn-in
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/11/BAIH1H7ENG.DTL&tsp=1: SF Mayor Ed Lee pledges new political era
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/01/ed-lee-sworn-mayor-san-francisco-first-chinese-american-fill-post: Ed Lee sworn in as first Chinese-American mayor of San Francisco
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/11/BAL71H7L1O.DTL: San Francisco supes vote in Ed Lee interim mayor
http://www.sfbg.com/2011/01/11/agenda-mayor-lee: Editorial: The agenda for Mayor Lee
As his swearing in draws ever-closer, the Examiner examines (ha!) the road traveled by (almost former) Mayor Gavin Newsom on his path to becoming the next lieutenant governor of the Golden State. And yes, they’re already talking about what might be next…
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/01/newsom-reaching-stars-settling-less: Gavin Newsom is reaching for the stars but settling for less
We learn about what the four outgoing members of the Board of Supes will be doing after their last week of duties at City Hall. (There will be lots of running involved; as in running for mayor and running a bar.)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/02/BA8A1H1R6E.DTL&type=newsbayarea: 4 veterans' last week on S.F. Board of Supervisors
If you are STILL recovering from NYE celebrations and didn’t get a chance to grab a Chron this morning, we’ve got your back. No word from Matier and Ross today, but Willie Brown tells us about Jerry Brown’s re-entry into Sacramento, a new name pops us for interim mayor of San Francisco, the state of our local football team, walking tours in the Tenderloin, a movie review, and what people reveal to him in their personal letters.
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.