The Examiner fills us in on Karl Bradfield Nicholas, the ballot thief. Last December, his Election Day political protest (he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of taking 75 ballots and a poll list from a polling place) landed him in jail. On the eve of his release, he was ordered back to jail for his “Gandhi-esque” behavior in court. I didn’t know Gandhi was in to stealing ballots.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2011/07/san-francisco-ballot-thief-keeps-fight: San Francisco ballot thief keeps up fight
What’s the first thing you do after being bought by a mega cable-neé-Internet company? Why, expand into San Francisco, of course! The Huffington Post is now covering our fair city, with all sorts of bloggers and videos and electeds weighing in with their two (or sometimes two hundred) cents. While we won’t be linking to the individual blogs (see our posting policy here) we encourage all of our Suspects readers to check it out!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/san-francisco/: HuffPost San Francisco
First, pants were dropped. Then, charges were dropped. Now? It looks like Mr. Deshon Marman, our resident pant-sagger, plans to sue US Airways. I bet none of you saw that coming. The upside? If he wins, he could buy many many belts.
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/peninsula&id=8247045: DA won't file charges against saggy pants flier
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/07/san-francisco-protesters-decry-sagging-pants-arrest: San Francisco protestors decry sagging pants arrest
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/13/BAFU1K9LRQ.DTL&type=newsbayarea: City Insider: Pension reform amendment would allow clear choice
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/07/saggy-pants-athlete-plans-sue-us-airways: Saggy-pants San Francisco athlete plans to sue US Airways
If it’s Candlestick park and houses you’re talking about, the answer is “to grow,” unanimously. At yesterday’s Board meeting, all eleven Supes gave the nod to the Executive Park development, which is smushed in between the ballpark and 101. And yes, smushed is a technical term.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/12/BAAO1K9LG7.DTL: SF supervisors OK Candlestick area growth plan
The Examiner reports on dilapidated conditions at San Francisco Housing Authority homes, where fire risks (and roaches) are plentiful and working smoke detectors are not. In the words of my wise colleague, Rosie: #ew.
http://www.sfweekly.com/2011-07-13/news/housing-authority-ban-nuisance-injunction-lauren-smiley/: This Is Your City: Housing Authority Bans San Franciscans from Public Housing
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/No-quick-fix-for-S-F-public-housing-4285287.php: No quick fix for S.F. public housing
http://www.sfgate.com/business/bottomline/article/S-F-s-housing-chasm-growing-even-wider-4954780.php: S.F.'s housing chasm growing even wider
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/feds-give-sf-big-bucks-for-innovative-public-housing-plan/Content?oid=2686085: Feds give SF big bucks for innovative public housing plan
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/S-F-wins-spot-in-new-federal-public-housing-5283149.php: S.F. wins spot in new federal public housing program
http://www.sfbg.com/2014/04/08/privatization-public-housing: Privatization of public housing
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/S-F-Housing-Authority-s-legal-woes-add-up-5398165.php: S.F. Housing Authority's legal woes add up
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Lee-pledges-5-4-million-to-fix-elevators-in-5408482.php : Lee pledges $5.4 million to fix elevators in public housing
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-examining-using-pension-funds-for-housing-investment/Content?oid=2792590: SF examining using pension funds for housing investment
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/S-F-public-housing-fire-probe-finds-detectors-5597583.php: S.F. public housing fire probe finds detectors dismantled
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/after-deaths-fire-threats-in-sf-public-housing-persist/Content?oid=2858042: After deaths, fire threats in SF public housing persist
…I will post this. Some of you will wonder, appropriately, why two of the top stories in today’s edition of Suspects don’t have much of a title, or any commentary at all. Click below to read about why we do that, and under what circumstances. Thanks!
Will Senator Mark Leno’s legislation to stop our state’s educational stonewalling about Stonewall get inked by a sympathetic Governor? If so, Gov. Brown, where will the signing ceremony take place? And will you please, please invite Phyllis Lyon, and give her one of the ceremonial pens? Kthxbai.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/10/ED3Q1K5EUH.DTL&type=gaylesbian: Gay history belongs in California history books
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/11/BAQK1K7MAL.DTL&tsp=1: Matier and Ross: Alameda County recycling agency hits pay dirt
The Health Department deals with the complexities of regulating hookah lounges in our smoke-free town, as it searches for the correct line to draw between protecting public safety and respecting ethnic traditions…
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/10/BAOQ1K7ACB.DTL: Hookah lounges: S.F. health officials seek closure
The Bay Citizen glances over at the vacant building at 1886 Mission, reports on why some neighbors think it’s been blighting up the neighborhood, and discusses just what the City plans to do about it.
http://www.baycitizen.org/columns/scott-james/empty-building-blight-mission-block/?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_campaign=da652f62c1-July_8_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email: Empty Building a Blight on Up-and-Coming Mission Block
There’s no time like the present. The JUSTIS project to link our City’s Police and Sheriff’s Departments’ information systems – which was approved over 10 years ago, mind you – is said to finally be getting off the ground this year. Your choice on whether you’d like to hold your breath on this one.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/07/san-francisco-sheriffs-department-still-only-ones-using-justis-system: San Francisco Sheriff's Department still the only ones using JUSTIS system
The Business Times Editorial Board opines on the protracted approvals process navigated by the 55 Laguna project and hopes that the lessons learned will help the UCSF Laurel Heights project avoid a similar fate.
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=5830: Dispute pits LGBT seniors vs. low-income renters
http://www.ebar.com/openforum/opforum.php?sec=guest_op: Opinion: 55 Laguna – the time is now
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=5934: Panel signs off on 55 Laguna deal
The San Francisco School Board is working on providing affordable housing for teachers and other district employees in the Mission. What’s the debate? Does $9 million worth of land stay in the public or private sector?
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/03/BA101K2AF9.DTL: S.F. board considers building housing for teachers
The Guardian takes a lengthy look at San Francisco development, considering whether green building standards are what we should be concentrating on – or, perhaps, some other fundamental issues, instead…
http://www.sfbg.com/2011/07/05/leed-really-green?page=0,0: Is LEED really green?
I’ll bet you didn’t know about this loophole found in today’s Ex – if you put an un-approved sign up on your business, it’s generally disallowed. However, if you’re advertising a contest and telling people to come inside to enter said contest? Generally allowed, it seems. (And I’m sure there’s more to all this, but we can’t learn all the laws in one brief newspaper article, now can we?) In any event, it looks to be a fun fight that will play out over coming weeks and months… stay tuned…
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/07/website-fights-city-s-ad-law-through-contests: Website fights San Francisco’s advertising law with contests
Mmmmmmm. Coke goes great with lots of things. Summer, for one – and recreation donations, for another. The Bay Citizen and the City Insider both cover the Big Donation made by Big Coke for our collective fitness.
http://www.baycitizen.org/environmental-health/story/city-denounces-soda-coca-cola-donates/?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_campaign=2050258bfa-July_6_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email: As SF Denounces Soda, Coca-Cola Donates $250,000 to Parks
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/06/BADK1K6K8I.DTL&type=newsbayarea: City Insider: San Francisco's biggest wheel gets a charge from his new ride
Former head of San Francisco’s Arts Commission, Luis Cancel, resigned but continues to defend his position that he was working abroad. The Arts Commission, however, has already moved on and appointed a new interim head, J.D. Beltran, to the post. Best of luck to you both.
http://www.baycitizen.org/blogs/culturefeed/director-cultural-affairs-luis-cancel/?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_campaign=2050258bfa-July_6_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email: Director of Cultural Affairs, Luis Cancel, Resigns
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/06/BAGO1K6LGE.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Matier and Ross: Gavin Newsom wants Ed Lee to decide on running
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/07/san-francisco-arts-commission-executive-quits-amid-controversy: San Francisco Arts Commission executive quits amid controversy
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/07/former-san-francisco-arts-chief-defends-his-out-town-work: Former San Francisco arts chief defends his out of town work
http://www.baycitizen.org/blogs/culturefeed/san-francisco-arts-commission-appoints/?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_campaign=892921999d-July_12_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email: San Francisco Arts Commission appoints J. D. Beltran as Interim Head
BAAQMD has several incentive policies for local agencies to use environmentally-friendly vehicles. Some folks say it’s too much, others say it’s not enough, and the agency remains stuck smack dab in the middle. Always an awkward place to be, dontchathink?
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/07/spare-air-agency-subsidizes-car-perks-execs: Spare the Air agency subsidizes car perks for execs
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu has proposed legislation that would require new and renovated buildings to include water refill stations in their plans. Can we also include a clause to include Kool-Aid packets too? Ohhh Yeah!
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/07/many-sf-school-cafeterias-parched-tap-water-deadline-looms: Many SF school cafeterias parched as tap water deadline looms
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/06/proposal-would-mandate-bottle-filling-stations-san-francisco-buildings: Proposal would mandate bottle-filling stations in San Francisco buildings
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Chiu-looks-to-cap-use-of-plastic-bottles-3665234.php: City Insider: Chiu looks to cap use of plastic bottles