Before I started writing this I needed to jump on Spotify and turn on some Curtis Mayfield. Anyway, this Week’s SF Weekly spotlights the veritable cornucopia of drug dealers selling whatever you may need in the mid-market area with near impunity. Although, the article does not state whether any of them are Super Fly.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/31/BAMR1N0ICA.DTL: S.F. calls 2 markets scourge of the Tenderloin
http://www.baycitizen.org/law/story/city-attorney-sues-2-tenderloin-markets/: City Attorney Sues 2 Tenderloin Markets
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2012/02/civil-cases-are-new-tool-fight-safe-streets: Editorial: Civil cases are new tool in fight for safe streets
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2012/03/city-attorney-gets-rulings-against-tenderloin-markets: City attorney gets rulings against Tenderloin markets
http://www.sfweekly.com/2012-10-24/news/marijuana-drugs-dealing-san-francisco-black-market-mid-market-economy-sfpd-mayor-ed-lee/: Black Market Street: Inside a Thriving Open-Air Drug Business
There you are, coming off your high resulting from a beautiful sunny San Francisco weekend of the America’s Cup races, amazing eats, and time with friends and family… You’re thinking, this weekend was great, but once again, it was impossible to find parking anywhere, and getting around in this city is soooooo expensive. Well, folks, it’s just the beginning. The City Insider team tells us SFpark is increasing city parking meter fees AND the Clipper Card is about to cost more than free. Maybe it’s time to invest in that bike you’ve always (or never) wanted?
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2012/01/outcry-delays-new-meters-5000-san-francisco-parking-spots: Outcry delays new meters for 5,000 San Francisco parking spots
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2012/01/31/MNON1MUVMT.DTL: S.F. plan to install new parking meters on hold
http://www.sfweekly.com/2012-06-13/news/parking-eastern-neighborhoods-united-front-chamber-of-commerce-sfmta-sfenuf/: Free Parking: ENUF Targets Proliferation of Parking Meters
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/SF-shouldn-t-gouge-drivers-to-pay-for-transit-3656036.php: Editorial: SF shouldn't gouge drivers to pay for transit
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2012/07/city-policy-means-parking-meters-will-operate-july-4: City policy means parking meters will operate July 4
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Parking-meters-to-go-up-near-AT-T-Park-3711789.php: Parking meters to go up near AT&T Park
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Foes-want-Lee-to-stop-with-frisk-plans-3714809.php: City Insider: Foes want Lee to stop with frisk plans
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/08/san-francisco-eager-simplify-parking-program-s-current-jumble-zones: San Francisco eager to simplify parking program’s current jumble of zones
http://www.sfbg.com/2012/08/14/parking-fees-too-low: Editorial: The parking fee's too low
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Hourly-metered-parking-fee-to-hit-5-25-3816977.php: City Insider: Hourly metered parking fee to hit $5.25
The San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency is suggesting a new way of examining transportation impacts – and a new way of looking at the fees that flow therefrom. The new ordinance will need to be approved by the Board of Supervisors, but won’t be in place for another year, according to the Ex.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2012/01/transit-agency-considers-possible-fees-home-developers: Muni considers fees for home developers
San Francisco cops had limited ability to communicate with one another during last weekend’s NFC Championship Game, but that may change with the Department’s proposed communications system upgrade. The fate of that plan is now in the hands of our trusty Supes.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/news/2012/01/san-francisco-police-have-trouble-communicating-49ers-playoff-games: San Francisco police have trouble communicating at 49ers playoff games
Supervisor Wiener joins other community advocates in welcoming a new captain to the Mission police station, Captain Robert Moser, who’s been with the SFPD for over 15 years and grew up in San Francisco.
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=67344: New captain for Mission police station
Neighbors of a Richmond District Jack in the Box were not all too excited that the Entertainment Commission gave said restaurant a permit to operate until 4am. As a result, the neighbors have filed an appeal. Stay tuned, things are sure to get jacked up.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2012/01/jack: Late hours approved for Jack in the Box in SF's Richmond district
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/02/neighbors-appeal-san-francisco-jack-box-operating-hours: Neighbors appeal San Francisco Jack in the Box operating hours
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/25/BAVG1NPJFJ.DTL: Matier and Ross: $1.5 billion Caltrain deal packs some big extras
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2012/01/big-vehicles-face-parking-ban: Big vehicles face parking ban
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/09/new-rv-rules-irk-homeless-advocates: New RV rules irk homeless advocates
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/RV-parking-faces-limits-in-some-spots-3895051.php: City Insider: RV parking faces limits in some spots
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2012/09/rvs-parked-overnight-san-francisco-have-hit-road: RVs parked overnight in San Francisco have to hit road
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2013/02/san-francisco-restrictions-overnight-parking-delayed-due-concerns-about: San Francisco restrictions on overnight parking delayed due to concerns about the homeless
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2013/04/san-francisco-reveals-streets-where-overnight-rv-parking-will-be-prohib: San Francisco reveals streets where overnight RV parking will be prohibited
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2013/06/sf-moves-closer-taking-rvs-streets-night: S.F. moves closer to taking RVs off streets at night
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-francisco-parking-ban-called-success-expansion-planned-to-address-shifting-problem/Content?oid=2625723: San Francisco parking ban called success, expansion planned to address shifting problem
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/overnight-parking-ban-for-rvs-expanded-in-sf/Content?oid=2721295: Overnight parking ban for RVs expanded in SF
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/MTA-expands-off-limits-parking-for-RVs-trucks-in-5291869.php: MTA expands off-limits parking for RVs, trucks in S.F.
…and it ended so dramatically. Hey, gang – nobody thought the Niners would make the post-season. Nobody saw them earning home field advantage through it. When things revved up this year, nobody called all of the following: a number 1 defense, a reinvigorated Alex Smith, and a special teams group that was aces. The boys in red and gold didn’t make it to Indianapolis, but they gave us a season of comebacks, of stifling defense, and more dramatic finishes than any other team in the league. (Yes, including the Broncos.) Thank you, Niners, for a great year. Any chance you’ll decide to keep playing in San Francisco?
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/22/SPQO1MT0PO.DTL: 49ers drop ball as Giants win NFC title game 20-17
On Thursday, we lost Walter Johnson, who led the S.F. Labor Council from 1985 to 2004. The Chronicle reflects on the prominent union leader’s life and the role he played in mentoring the next generation of labor leaders.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/14/BAD41MPB12.DTL: Walter Johnson dies - headed S.F. Labor Council
So leads San Francisco, so follows the nation…or so hope developers of the recently marketed AIDS medication who are looking to place a measure before San Francisco voters to encourage elected officials to work with drug companies to lower their costs.
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=67308: Mayor, supes seek AIDS funds
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=67511: PWAs face Ryan White cuts
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/14/BATL1OGRPB.DTL: AIDS funding cuts could impact care, prevention
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=67706: Lee urged to backfill AIDS cuts
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/05/6-million-aids-funding-provided-san-francisco-offset-federal-cuts: $6 million in AIDS funding provided by San Francisco to offset federal cuts
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/08/san-francisco-voters-may-have-say-aids-drug-fight: San Francisco voters may have say in AIDS drug fight
Pension costs are still rising, for contributors and the City alike. That means there is only one logical solution for all of us… let’s cash in those retirement funds, hit Golden Gate Fields, and let it ride. (This is actually a terrible idea. Don’t do this.)
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/01/glum-stock-forecast-could-hike-san-francisco-workers-pension-costs: Glum stock forecast could hike San Francisco workers' pension costs
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/01/san-franciscos-tab-public-pensions-may-jump-80m: San Francisco's tab for public pensions may jump to $80M
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Weak-Stocks-Mean-More-Pension-Hit-to-SF-Taxpayers-137128258.html: Weak Stocks Mean More Pension Hit to SF Taxpayers
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/02/even-after-pension-reform-costs-will-surge-coming-years: Even after pension reform, costs will surge in coming years
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/03/san-francisco-pension-costs-rising: San Francisco pension costs rising
The Examiner reports on Mayor Ed Lee’s efforts to eliminate his campaign debt. Wow, that campaign seems so long ago! Still, it appears that our Mayor is working overtime to get what he owes off the books.
http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/different-sort-retirement-party/?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_campaign=2ee73e5315-January_9_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email: A Different Sort of Retirement Party
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/sf-mayoral-race/2012/02/san-francisco-mayor-ed-lee-climbing-out-campaign-debt-pit: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee climbing out of campaign debt pit
It appears San Franciscans aren’t the only ones upset about the 49ers plans to build a stadium in Santa Clara. A group of Santa Clara activists has submitted a petition against their City Council’s financing plans for the stadium. Let the games continue, folks.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/07/BAL31MM8M3.DTL: Santa Clara stadium opponents start petition drive
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/31/MNG31MVKQV.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Santa Clara says voters can't rescind 49ers deal
The Chron, Bay Citizen, and Ex all give us their political roundup (of sorts) for 2011. Enjoy…
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/24/BAVN1MFG3J.DTL: From bang to dud to hot, '11 politics
http://www.baycitizen.org/holidays/story/newsmakers-gift-guide/: The Newsmakers' Gift Guide
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/12/occupy-sf-surging-49ers-mayor-ed-lee-take-their-place-san-francisco-history#.Tv5Q1Rjv7GA.mailto: Occupy SF, surging 49ers, Mayor Ed Lee take their place in San Francisco history
Possibly. There’s a move afoot to move the City Attorney and Treasurer races – which happen on years that feature lower turnout (perhaps not coincidentally!) – to mayoral election years. Who’s behind it? Read up…
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/12/city-attorney-treasurer-races-could-sync-mayor-race: City attorney, treasurer races could sync up with mayor race
San Francisco’s new District Attorney George Gascón is sworn in at Mission High School yesterday alongside a very recognizable cast of politicians to welcome him to his new role as the first elected Latino DA.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/12/gasc-n-took-unusual-path-das-office: Gascón took unusual path to DA's office
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/01/george-gasc-n-be-sworn-sfs-first-elected-hispanic-da: George Gascón to be sworn in as SF's first elected Hispanic DA
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/05/BA2Q1ML4RM.DTL: City Insider: 2nd appeal filed - halts all building for the Cup
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/01/gasc-n-sworn-district-attorney: Gascón sworn in as district attorney
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.