While Seventh and Market is currently the hot spot for public fecalization and smoking crack, that may not be the case for long. Which is a good thing, because I never want to use the made up word “fecalization” again.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/04/04/MNCS1ILNEE.DTL: Groups look to make Mid-Market area an arts hub
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/05/market-streets-art-storefronts-project-got-kick-pants: San Francisco's Art in Storefronts project given kick in pants from Mayor's Office
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Mid-Market-arts-center-at-risk-amid-boom-4342332.php: Mid-Market arts center at risk amid boom
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Seventh-and-Market-streets-revival-under-way-4649715.php: Seventh and Market streets revival under way
DA candidate Sharmin Bock gets the once-over by the good folks at the Bay Area Reporter.
http://www.sfweekly.com/2011-04-06/news/david-onek-seymour-hersh-district-attorney-peter-jamison/ : D.A. Candidate David Onek Backed by Investigative Journalist Sy Hersh
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/08/gasc-n-has-less-cash-hand-sf-district-attorney-race: George Gascón has less cash than competitors in San Francisco district attorney race
http://ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=5908: DA candidate Onek seeks to bridge law enforcement,communities
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/08/06/BAKD1KJ0AG.DTL: City Insider: Supe Mar may have started a trend
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/08/san-francisco-asks-what-makes-good-district-attorney: San Francisco asks: What makes a good district attorney?
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/08/09/BA851KL75O.DTL: Matier and Ross: California's rookie judges train in swank digs
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/08/new-da-contender-piques-san-franciscos-interest: New district attorney contender Vu Trinh piques San Francisco's interest
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/08/11/BAM41KLROO.DTL : City Insider: Recuse yourself, D.A.'s rivals say
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/08/george-gasc-n-s-opponents-ask-him-recuse-himself-any-run-ed-run-investigation : George Gascón’s opponents ask him to recuse himself from any 'Run, Ed, Run' investigation
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=5971: DA candidate Bock touts experience
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…
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2011/04/muni-hires-pr-firm-handle-media-during-contract-negotiations-workers: Muni hires PR firm to handle media during contract negotiations with workers
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2011/04/muni-ficent-pr-useless-waste-san-franciscos-money: Editorial: Muni-ficent PR a useless waste of San Francisco's money
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.
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.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/04/city-may-oversee-art-selections: San Francisco may oversee downtown developers' art selections
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/02/san-francisco-public-art-fee-could-expand-citywide: San Francisco public art fee could expand citywide
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2012/02/supervisor-revises-proposed-art-fee: Supervisor revises proposed art fee
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-franciscos-two-year-old-public-art-trust-to-produce-its-first-work/Content?oid=2865926: San Francisco’s two-year-old Public Art Trust to produce its first work
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.
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.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/04/heart-city-district-6-outgrowing-its-surroundings: The heart of The City, District 6 outgrowing its surroundings
Following yesterday’s Hollywood round-up, we are including all the news that’s fit to print from Friday AND Saturday for your reading enjoyment. And yes, sadly for those of us who discovered our true calling yesterday as a celebrity columnist, it is all real, political news. Until next year!
I’m pretty sure I could just put this headline in the text here and it would be funny and snarky enough all on its own. Reality star (and I use that term loosely) Kourtney Kardashian had some odd feelings about being paid to kiss a co-worker during a cameo on One Life to Live. Honey, it’s called acting, which I know you’ve never had to do before, but you’ll be okay.
http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b234086_kourtney_kardashian_soap_opera_kiss_had.html: Kourtney Kardashian: Soap Opera Kiss Had Her Feeling "Like a Prostitute"
In a desperate attempt to steal the “Ima going crazy” spotlight back from Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson (who really had an admirable run there) is taking his ex-girlfriend to court asking for full custody of their daughter. Ummmm, the number of snarky comments I could add here are just too many to count, so I’ll settle for: good luck with that one. You’re gonna need it.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/scoop/2011/03/mel-gibson-trying-strip-oksana-s-custody: Mel Gibson trying to strip Oksana’s custody
Courteney Cox and her “just a friend” friend Josh Hopkins are having a little trouble keeping all their clothes where they should be whilst vacationing in St. Bart’s. And yes, there are photos. OF COURSE there are photos. Would we tease you and then leave you hanging? (Also: St. Bart’s, naked movie stars, beautiful beaches? Not that this glorious weather we’re having is going unappreciated, but SIGN ME UP.)
http://www.thesuperficial.com/courteney-cox-bikini-wardrobe-malfunction-04-2011: Courteney Cox; Josh Hopkins Can't Keep Their Clothes On
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.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/dailydish/detail?entry_id=86141: Britney Spears eyes Lady Gaga and Rihanna collaboration
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=5589: Spears visit was a team effort by LGBT leaders
Now THIS is news: Lindsay Lohan (and what celebrity round-up wouldn’t be complete with a little LiLo) does NOT drink. That’s right, folks, you heard it here first: her recent spill outside a bar in New York had nothing to do with booze, cough syrup, moonshine, nada. Unclear why she remained sitting on the ground after her fall. Let me tell you, that kind of behavior would NOT fly in the Haight. No sitting, no lying, folks.
http://www.tmz.com/2011/04/01/lindsay-lohan-falls-down-pictures-response-statement-not-drunk-sober-nyc-new-york/: Lindsay Lohan -- I Wasn't Drunk When I Got Tipsy!
Ashtee (or Petlee, take your pick) were spotted canoodling* all over Los Angeles yesterday, leading us all to wonder: are Bronx Mowgli’s parents back together? Do parents who name their child Bronx Mowgli deserve to be back together? And why wasn’t he named after something a little more local, like Castro Bob or Tenderloin Jim? Still unanswered, of course, is the question of why we care.
*For those uninitiated into the world of Hollywood gossip, “canoodling” is loosely defined as “getting a coffee,” “running into each other,” or “casually passing each other on the street,” as long as there is a photo that can somehow be digitized to look like they are deeply, madly, head-over-heels in love.
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20478146,00.html: Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz: Back Together?
OMG. American Idol voted off not one, but TWO contestants last night, bringing us down to our final nine. We’re on the edge of our seats over here, trying to figure out who it’s gonna be! This is an even bigger conundrum than who is going to be San Francisco’s next mayor. (And that’s saying something!) In other Idol news, E! Online takes on the burning question, which I know you were asking yourself in the shower this morning: Is teeny-bopper Lauren Alaina cracking under the pressure??!? Only time will tell.
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20478183,00.html: Two Contestants Booted from American Idol
http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b234100_live_american_idol_lauren_alaina.html: Live at American Idol: Is Lauren Alaina Cracking Under the Pressure?
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.