Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi has proposed a set of rules that will ease burdens on small venues that desire to offer live music – differentiating between small clubs and big venues. I can’t wait for Kid Rock to play a live set at La Cumbre!
Youngsters and partiers rejoice as BART moves forward with a plan to extend service on Friday nights to 1:30am. But of course, there’s always a price to pay. The extra party hour means that BART will open later on Sunday mornings, which surely not everyone will be happy about. In the meantime, bottoms up!
The SFPD has a proposed labor agreement that would provide raises for current staff while cutting the pay of new officers. Given the BART strike, I wonder what would happen if the police went on strike. I imagine some cool Mad Max dystopia where I drive a souped up Ford Falcon around San Francisco dishing out vigilante justice. It probably wouldn’t play out that way, but a boy can dream, right?
Oops. A San Francisco ADA finds himself in hot water after a recent training session was perceived to be offensive to Middle Eastern cultures. Discipline was taken, but methinks this might not be the end of this story…
Controversy is brewing over the iconic rainbow flag in the Castro: when to fly it at half-staff, when to fly other flags instead, and (most importantly, of course) who controls the whole shebang. Drama, drama, drama.
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BART has managed to do the unthinkable, ladies and gentlemen. For the second straight year, this transit agency has a surplus (yes, you read that right) of money for its operating budget. Now, here’s the tricky part: figuring out how to spend that money. Did someone say new cars? (Rail cars, that is.)
Alas, today’s column by former Mayor Willie Brown is once again reserved for those of us willing to shell out $1.50 for the Chronicle’s Sunday edition. What you’ll get for your pennies today includes an insider’s look at the recent SF fundraisers held by el Presidente.
Okay. This story is not po-litical but it is pee-litical and too entertaining to pass up. Gotta pee on Pink Saturday? Well, it may cost you one clam – if you want to use a glamorous portable toilet, that is. I don’t even want to think about the cost associated with No. 2… (Yes, I went there.)
Our friends at the Bay Area Reporter have a plethora of political posts today; however, due to kinks and black holes in cyber space, we cannot (re)post at this time (WWW travel can be so unreliable at times). Stay tuned for more news once the kinks are cleared.
Look away for one second and what happens? The Board approves an agreement with the police and firefighters’ unions, that’s what happens! Despite a recent war of words, the agreement flew through the Board with nary a peep.
While some people are up in arms over San Francisco’s top seven elected officials receiving a mandated pay raise, the Examiner’s Editorial Board says we have only ourselves to blame for the increase in pay, however they also say there are serious flaws with the system.
Chris Roberts of the Weekly explained the finances of our fabulous, spiffy new football stadium. (Oh – that’s right – we don’t have one. Sorry.) Today, the Ex reports on the millions and millions of dollars lost should the NFL strike and/or pick up their toys and play somewhere else.
Seems that there’s a new writer over at the Guardian – one Quentin Kopp. For those of you not in the know, he’s a retired judge, and has served San Francisco as a supervisor and in the California State Senate, and was a leading candidate for mayor a while back. In any event, he’s going to contribute to the Guardian every once in a while, which is good news, because he’s a hell of a writer. And possibly bad news, if you’re the target of his coverage, because he’s not, um, what’s the word I’m looking for, *SHY.* In his crosshairs for today’s column: our incumbent DA and the November race for that seat.
This city has a bunch of dangerous intersections and the two-wheeled (Segways included), the no-wheeled, and even the unicyclists are in danger. Don’t worry folks, SFMTA is looking at potential solutions. Until then maybe we can get the Outdoor Warning System dude (read above) to make sure the entire city is alerted to which intersections are most dangerous, considering it seems like he quite enjoyed doing so last Sunday.