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Archive for October, 2012

Tanene Allison

Many San Francisco politicos have worked with Ms. Tanene Allison, who’s now working in Austin attempting to change the politics of the state of Texas. The Austin Statesman profiles her remarkable journey. (Or what there is of it this far. She is, of course, only 31.) Hat tip to ya, Tanene – keep up the good work!

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Sexism & Progressivism

In this Bay Guardian editorial and opinion piece, the issue of sexism is explored within the San Francisco progressive movement.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Housing for first responders

As the voter approved Housing Trust Fund begins implementation – police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and sheriff deputies (with a few qualifications, such as an income cap) are eligible for a loan assistance program to purchase a home in SF.  Tomorrow all the dets on how to qualify and apply for the program will be posted on the MOH website.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

there’s an app for that

Been wanting to reserve a picnic site or bbq pit while on the go? Not to worry, Rec and Park is working on an app for you!

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Last Call?

Political wonks all over the city will be losing a favorite watering hole later this month, as Former Supervisor Chris Daly’s bar Buck Tavern is slated to close due to rent increases.

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Summer Olympics

San Francisco is among the 35 cities that the US Olympic Committee sent letters to gauge interest in hosing a future Olympiad.

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

For the record

The Chronicle’s John Diaz explains the paper’s endorsement process – how decisions are made and why they weigh in at all.

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Now I know my ABCs…

The Chronicle’s Editorial Board tells us how they feel about Props C, D, and G. (That’s a Yep, Yep, and a You Betcha for those too lazy to click through.)

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Mid-Market Gets a New Neighbor

At Barbary Coast Consulting (which is where your Suspects updaters toil away), we do most of our work behind the scenes for our great clients. But every once in a long while, we make some news ourselves. The Central City Extra – a community newspaper serving the Tenderloin and surrounding neighborhoods, has covered our move (and our neighbor’s move) into the Mid-Market neighborhood. (If you open the link, please note that the story is continued on page two, not page six as advertised…)

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Kicked Out of Bed

San Francisco is biting back against those little bedbug jerks, which are apparently running rampant across the city. Supervisor Jane Kim has created legislation that would require pest control companies and landlords to disclose more information on infestation cases.

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Parsing Out Park Space

Supervisor John Avalos has introduced a proposal that would require a special hearing for any event that would take over 25% of the City’s parks and run for more than 48 hours. This also means, given its vast size and scope, FeldmanFest 2013 might face additional scrutiny. Also, FeldmanFest is not a real thing (yet).

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Tech Shuttle Buses

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Keep on building on

Not one but two public housing projects get the green light after the City receives the grants (see large dollar signs) to get them done.

Monday, October 15th, 2012

the cost of good times

The Giants glorious victory in the World Series was like having an unexpected epic night – or weekend – out. Complete with the morning after, gut-wrenching thought, oh-no how much did that cost me? Well, the City has shared its tab. And let’s just say I’ve had worse weekends in Vegas (kidding…or am I?).

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Super Bowl 50

Matier and Ross discuss who will probably be on the hook for additional expenses during the 2016 Super Bowl.

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Best of the Worst

The Chronicle’s John Diaz walks us through the worst political ads of the season (thus far).

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Black and Orange

Political? Not really. Awesome? Yes really. The Black and Orange are headed to the National League Championship Series against either the St. Louis Cardinals or the Washington Nationals. The first game is this Sunday. Oh, and Buster Posey, we congratulate you on ruining Matt Latos’ year.

Friday, October 12th, 2012


The San Francisco Bay Guardian released their list of local stories that they feel did not get enough attention this year. The story reminded me of Rodney Dangerfield’s line “I get no respect” which few know was followed by the statement “the way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.”

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

In the Money

The Examiner releases the latest fundraising figures for the Board of Supervisor races and finds that one race in particular is drawing a great deal of independent expenditures.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

A Sit Down With Elsbernd

Yep, we are posting something from a blog. Typically, this is against our protocol, but we are making an exception. District Seven Supervisor Sean Elsbernd has been on the Board since 2004 and in his final days as a Supervisor he gives a very insightful interview to the SF Weekly. We wanted to make sure you had a chance to read it.

Friday, October 5th, 2012


The Ex reports that Melanie Nutter, director of the Department of the Environment, is leaving her post to spend more time with her fam.

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

We’ll sue, you know

City Attorney Dennis Herrera finally got a slumlord style landlord to clean up his crime-ridden Tenderloin building, but it took the threat of a lawsuit to get the place spruced up.

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

He dropped to one knee…

400px-Kamala_Harris_Official_Attorney_General_PhotoSan Francisco’s own Kamala Harris (OK, she’s Sacramento’s now, but we knew her when!) is engaged. Mazel tov!

Monday, October 1st, 2012