SF Usual Suspects

Archive for April, 2012

BART

Need to use the restroom while in a BART station? Sorry. Although, on the bright side, you can still get harassed by Scientologists.

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Protests Aplenty

Yesterday, protestors took to the streets in San Francisco to make a statement at a Wells Fargo shareholder meeting. In total, 24 people were arrested in the protest over foreclosures, corporate taxes and executive compensation.

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

(Almost) Sold

Andrew S. Ross gives us the deets on the San Francisco Examiner’s purchase of the San Francisco Bay Guardian. And for those who are interested, he also provides a mini history lesson on journalism in San Francisco.

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

BART Contract

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The Lockyers

After all the trials and tribulations, it appears that Bill and Nadia might get back together. Stay tuned….

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Sixth Street Security

The SFPD substation on 6th Street is set to open today on the block between Market Street and Mission Street.

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Cue the Music

The team over at the Examiner offers cable station Current TV a word of advice relating to its newly announced deal with former SF Mayor and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom to host the “Gavin Newsom Show.” Their advice? Remind Newsom that an hour means an hour.

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

LGBT Senior Task Force

sf-city-hall11The Board of Supervisors intends to introduce legislation based upon recommendations from the  San Francisco LGBT Aging Policy Task Force.

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Keepin’ it safe

The Examiner tells us about new legislation aimed to address safety conditions in parking lots outside of entertainment venues.

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Let’s agree on agreeing

A deal between the City and the Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 21, was struck on Thursday. Local 21 is the second largest union in the city, and this deal sets the stage for 27 other contract negotiations, accounting for more than a third of the City’s budget. Although, the Suspects Updater Union has still not locked up our contract, we are confident that negotiations will go well.

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Occupied

Just when the Occupy protests may have started to fade from memory, they’re baaaack. A small group of protesters have set up camp at City Hall to confront the Mayor about stuff and things.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Prop E

The Chron tells us all about Prop E and how our City’s elected officials were able to accomplish that oh so rare goal: compromise.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Stripped away

A “stripmobile” that has been roaming around some of our more family oriented neighborhoods is drawing the ire of quite a few folks, including Supervisor Eric Mar. The truck was supposed to hang around the Hustler Club in North Beach, but has been spotted all the way in the Outer Richmond. Supervisor Mar is working on making sure it leaves and never comes back. On a completely unrelated note, I would like to point out that I have a garage. A very large garage.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

That’ll cost ya

The Ex reports on why the price of flying a flag at half-staff in San Francisco costs a very pretty penny, an is even subject to weekend and nighttime price increases. Yowza!

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Dear George

Across the Bay, Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan sends an open letter to George Lucas with promises of sunny days and friendly neighbors if he brings his Industrial Light and Magic campus to the Biggity, Biggity O.

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

You Missed the Bus

Friday, April 13th, 2012

And I Approved This Message

Get ready for a change of pace on public television. If you can’t get through the week without your Jim Lehrer or Cat in the Hat (for SF’s 13%), you might soon get to know quite a bit about your favorite political candidates. On Thursday, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a 1981 federal law prohibiting campaign ads from public television, violates freedom speech. Move over Arthur, it’s an election year!

Friday, April 13th, 2012

safety first

The Examiner reports that despite the City’s stricter enforcement measures, statistics show that San Francisco’s streets have become increasingly dangerous.

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Summer Jobs

Mayor Ed Lee reached his goal, and then some, of putting San Francisco’s teenagers and young adults to work, saying that 5,002 paid positions had been created over the summer.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Giant Addition

The three-acre site that sits kitty corner to AT&T Park has been acquired by the Strada Investment Group, who eye a hotel, housing, and retail project for the triangular parcel. I am still waiting for them to announce the Jesse Feldman dog park and basketball courts, which would be aptly named after the best hooper/dog owner in our fine city. Think about it, it would be the perfect opportunity to get the next Air Bud movie to be shot here – something for which we are all waiting on pins and needles.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

A Giant Change

In non-Matt-Cain’s-Behemoth-Contract news, the Giant’s have submitted a $1.6 billion plan to turn what is currently a giant parking lot into shopping, housing, restaurants, and parks. I am just hoping that after building this and paying Cain that we still have money left over to pay Lincecum. If not, can we get Joseph Gordon-Levitt to hang out at games? At least he looks similar.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012