SF Usual Suspects

Archive for April, 2011

Haven’t we met?

DA candidate Sharmin Bock gets the once-over by the good folks at the Bay Area Reporter.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Spinning it

The Examiner weighs in on Muni’s recent hire of a public relations firm to help them through their upcoming contract negotiations.  Something about their response tells me they’re not buying it…

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Only on Mondays

If you want to get the Chron’s Monday exclusive content, you’ll have to pony up a buck at your local newsstand or wait till Wednesday, when it comes online.  In the meantime, however, we can give you a quick briefing.  Today, Matier and Ross share the latest on the Telegraph Hill tree saga, Parkmerced, and gossip on the SF mayoral race.  Plus, we get details on the vision of the Mid-Market area serving as a art and theater hub.

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Stop…overtime!

We learn about the very large amount of overtime hours that City employees clocked in the last couple months.  And trust me, the numbers will have your jaws dropping to the floor.

Monday, April 4th, 2011

The Art of Art

The Public Art Trust is producing its first piece! No word yet on whether my suggestion to build a 300 foot bronze statue of Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid in the middle of Hallidie Plaza has been reviewed, but we can only hope.

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Sunday Tease

In this weekend’s paid-only content from former Mayor Willie Brown and political gossip duo Matier & Ross, we learn about the funeral for Joe Alioto, former Governor Schwarzenegger’s travel habits, a possible permit violation at Buck’s Tavern, and much more. Pony up $1.50 or wait ’til Tuesday for all the deets.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Taming the Beast

Prop E in 1999 created the SFMTA with the merger of Muni and DPT. Today, a few peeps think that merger didn’t quite do for San Francisco transportation what we hoped it would.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

D6 Dynamics

District Six has had quite the journey since the last time the city’s district boundaries were drawn up.  Today, it is more populous, more diverse, and just a little more hip than it was some 10 years ago.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Gurl Power

Somewhere in the city this morning, former supervisor Bevan Dufty is smiling ear-to-ear after Brit-Brit announced that she’d LUV to collaborate with Rihanna on a project. If only we could drop Lady Gaga and get some Dianna Ross into that threesome, it’d be totally perfect.

Friday, April 1st, 2011