The team over at the Chron tells us that Oakland Unified School District looks to a federal monitor to help reduce disproportionate suspension rates for minority students over the next five years. I guess we can all use a little help from our feds.
The Bay Area Reporter has its full list of endorsements out (no pun intended), giving particular attention to the D5 Supervisorial race as well as the Boards for City College of San Francisco and BART. Meanwhile, the Chron & Examiner have differing opinions as to who should get your vote in D7. Did your candidate get the nod, or even the second or third choice ranking? Only one way to find out…
The Ex reports that the SF Housing Authority Commission may soon have a new home of their own – City Hall – as Supervisor Christina Olague is pushing to make their meetings more transparent and available to the public.
We get the full deets on Prop G this morning. After reading the article, which explains the current support for the proposition, I realized I probably shouldn’t wear my “Corporations Are People Too” tee-shirt around the Haight as much anymore.
We’re baaaaack! Yesterday, your hardworking Suspects updaters spent a day bonding in the wild. We had a great time and might even like each other 10% more than we did before we left. (Who knew it was possible to like each other more?!) Refreshed and grateful for your patience, today, we bring you news from Friday as well as Saturday! Enjoy!
But today, the Usual Suspect elves are partaking in a little offsite team bonding and Day of Fun. As awaking at an unreasonable hour to collect San Francisco political news does not technically qualify as fun, we’ve given ourselves the day off. Catch up on your political news tomorrow morning when we’ll post all the relevant stories from today (and tomorrow, natch). Happy Friday!
While I thought this problem was reserved for suburban shopping malls, it seems that SF is feeling the pain of large vehicles (i.e. homes on wheels) parking overnight on some city streets. Illegal dumping (ahem…) and eating up multiple residential parking spaces are among the issues Supervisor Carmen Chu hopes to address with new legislation.
Or so sayeth the New Yorker, so it must be true, right? Read herein about Leone Baxter and Clem Whitaker, the mom and pop of campaign tactics still in play today. It’s long, engaging and provocative, just like the things your best self wants you to read should be.
Today, the SF Appeal reports that Rachel Gordon – the venerable City Hall reporter with the Chronicle for 20+ years – has left to take a temporary communications post with the Department of Public Works. The fully, publicly noticed, full-time position will be posted with Human Resources and the process will be conducted over the next six-or-so months.
Remember the 60′s? I don’t. In fact — and I am sorry if this dates any readers — I was born 22 years after the Human Be-In that preceded the Summer of Love. Although, at least (I hope) I’ll be around for the 2012 version of the Human Be-In, which will be an event in Golden Gate Park taking aim at the profit’s made from renting the park out for corporate-sponsored events. I am indifferent on this issue… I am just hoping we get another one of those Summers of Love too, they sound awesome.
Neighborhood commercial areas are moving forward with plans to help create distinct identities and zoning regulations that fit each area. Advocates hope it makes these areas more attractive to new shoppers and well as new businesses.