Yesterday, Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and suspended state Senator Leland Yee were both accused by a federal grand jury of leading “racketeering enterprises.” The Examiner provides a recap of all that’s happened with this case in the last few months, with several other news sources diving into the latest set of charges. Also, the Chronicle’s Debra Saunders does a little comparing between the case and the movie American Hustle.
http://www.sfgate.com/ : Senator Yee updates
http://www.sfexaminer.com/ : Senator Yee updates
http://www.sfgate.com/file/757/757-complaint_affidavit_14-70421-nc.pdf : Senator Yee Complaint Affidavit (full)
http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/California-state-Sen-Yee-arrested-in-corruption-5350602.php: California state Sen. Yee arrested in corruption case
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Democrats-call-for-resignation-of-Calif-state-5352439.php: Democrats call for resignation of Calif. state Senator Yee
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/Calif-state-Sen-Yee-should-go-now-5351910.php: Editorial: Calif. state Sen. Yee should go now
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Calif-state-Senator-Yee-case-Shrimp-Boy-5352840.php: Calif. state Senator Yee case: 'Shrimp Boy' Chow's criminal history
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-state-sen-leland-yee-arrested-on-bribery-corruption-charges/Content?oid=2745536: State Sen. Leland Yee arrest casts light on complex corruption case
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/raymond-shrimp-boy-chow-notorious-chinatown-figure-indicted-in-charges-along-with-leland-yee/Content?oid=2746389: Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow, notorious Chinatown figure, indicted in charges along with Leland Yee
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Calif-state-Sen-Yee-had-role-in-case-against-Ed-5352436.php: Matier and Ross: Calif. state Sen. Yee had role in case against Ed Jew
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/charges-against-keith-jackson-come-as-surprise-to-some-not-others/Content?oid=2747706: Charges against Keith Jackson come as surprise to some, not others
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-leland-yee-corruption-case-filled-with-wild-allegations-20140326,0,3020603.story#axzz2xGSTAgNa: Leland Yee corruption case filled with wild allegations
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/03/27/raymond-shrimp-boy-chow-billed-himself-as-reformed-gangster-before-arrest/: Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow Billed Himself As Reformed Gangster Before Arrest
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Leland-Yee-quits-secretary-of-state-race-5354744.php: Leland Yee quits secretary of state race
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Calif-state-Sen-Yee-s-Sunset-District-neighbors-5355787.php: Calif. state Sen. Yee's Sunset District neighbors shocked by case
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/How-the-undercover-FBI-agent-broke-Calif-state-5355568.php: How the undercover FBI agent broke Calif. state Sen. Yee case
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Senate-suspends-Leland-Yee-and-2-others-5357627.php: Senate suspends Leland Yee and 2 others, Senate suspends Leland Yee and 2 others
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/How-the-undercover-FBI-agent-broke-Calif-state-5355568.php: How the undercover FBI agent broke Calif. state Sen. Yee case
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Senate-suspends-Calif-state-Sen-Leland-Yee-2-5357627.php: Senate suspends Calif. state Sen. Leland Yee, 2 others
http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Calif-state-Sen-Yee-affidavit-reads-like-an-5356012.php: Calif. state Sen. Yee affidavit reads like an action thriller
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Leland-Yee-case-Shrimp-Boy-appears-in-court-5358371.php: Leland Yee case: 'Shrimp Boy' appears in court
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/The-pay-to-play-law-that-snagged-Calif-state-5357579.php: The 'pay-to-play' law that snagged Calif. state Sen. Leland Yee
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/california-senate-will-vote-to-suspend-leland-yee-two-other-democrats/Content?oid=2748058: California Senate suspends Leland Yee, two other Democratic lawmakers
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-leland-yee-state-senator-suspended-20140328,0,5034583.story?track=rss#axzz2xMyDo066: Opinion: Shouldn't Leland Yee be innocent until proven guilty?
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Yee-case-started-in-2006-after-killing-of-5360255.php: Matier and Ross: Yee case started in 2006 after killing of Chinatown leader
http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Linking-Calif-Sen-Yee-s-voting-record-to-major-5360391.php: Linking Calif. Sen. Yee's voting record to major donations, Linking Calif. Sen. Yee's voting record to major donations
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/Calif-Sen-Yee-s-suspension-a-bid-to-quickly-5360253.php: Wilie Brown: Calif. Sen. Yee's suspension a bid to quickly cleanse Capitol
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Raymond-Shrimp-Boy-Chow-posts-on-Facebook-from-5359190.php: Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow posts on Facebook from behind bars
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Dentist-entangled-in-Calif-state-Sen-Yee-s-5361937.php: Dentist entangled in Calif. state Sen. Yee's corruption case
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Unused-cash-could-boost-Calif-state-Sen-Yee-s-5361844.php: Matier and Ross: Unused cash could boost Calif. state Sen. Yee's defense fund
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Legal-Experts-Leland-Yee-Case-Far-From-Open-and-Shut-253129661.html: Legal Expert: Leland Yee Corruption Scandal Case Far From Open and Shut
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=9485174: Lt. Gov. Newsom joins calls for Yee's resignation
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/03/31/leland-yee-scandal-puts-political-consultant-keith-jackson-in-the-spotlight/: Leland Yee Scandal Puts Political Consultant Keith Jackson In The Spotlight
http://sfappeal.com/2014/03/leland-yee-plans-not-guilty-plea-as-shrimp-boy-chow-remains-lawyerless/: Leland Yee Plans Not Guilty Plea, As “Shrimp Boy” Chow Remains Lawyerless
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/Suspended-senators-shouldn-t-get-paychecks-5365224.php: Editorial: Suspended senators shouldn't get paychecks
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Calif-state-Sen-Yee-s-lawyer-raises-questions-5364035.php: Calif. state Sen. Yee's lawyer raises questions about case
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/exposing-ghee-kung-tong-the-group-caught-up-in-leland-yee-scandal/Content?oid=2751253: Exposing Ghee Kung Tong, the group caught up in Leland Yee scandal
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Case-against-state-Sen-Yee-raises-fundraising-5365759.php: Case against state Sen. Yee raises fundraising questions
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/FBI-searches-Yee-aides-office-near-state-Capitol-5367384.php: FBI searches Yee aides' office near state Capitol
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Keith-Jackson-emerges-as-major-figure-in-Calif-5368557.php: Matier and Ross: Keith Jackson emerges as major figure in Calif. Sen. Yee probe
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/fbi-raid-in-sf-may-have-damaged-office-once-used-by-founding-father-of-modern-china/Content?oid=2751980: FBI raid in SF may have damaged office once used by founding father of modern China
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/yees-district-offices-to-remain-open-despite-senate-suspension/Content?oid=2751976: Yee’s district offices to remain open despite Senate suspension
http://www.sfbg.com/2014/04/01/crime-and-politics: Crime and politics
http://www.sfexaminer.com/PoliticsBlog/archives/2014/04/02/jackie-speier-calls-for-ban-on-import-of-assault-weapons-in-wake-of-leland-yee-arrest : Jackie Speier calls for ban on import of assault weapons in wake of Leland Yee arrest
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Leland-Yee-co-defendant-Keith-Jackson-on-bail-5374187.php: Leland Yee co-defendant Keith Jackson on bail
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-ff-leland-yee-20140405,0,1903778.story#axzz2y1Rt1Z75: Few can reconcile Leland Yee with the charges against him
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_25497831/why-did-state-sen-leland-yee-escape-terrorism: Why did state Sen. Leland Yee escape terrorism charges?
http://blog.sfgate.com/cwnevius/2014/04/04/shrimpgate-san-francisco-asks-who-are-these-people/: C.W. Nevius: Leland Yee and Shrimpgate. San Francisco asks: Who are these people?
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Despite-Sacramento-scandals-the-money-keeps-5379600.php: Matier and Ross: Despite Sacramento scandals, the money keeps rolling in
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Millions-laundered-by-FBI-targets-in-Calif-Sen-5379602.php?cmpid=email-mobile: Millions laundered by FBI targets in Calif. Sen. Yee case
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/06/6299086/keith-jackson-built-connections.html: Keith Jackson built connections for Leland Yee, prosecutors assert
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Keith-Jackson-key-player-in-Yee-case-has-5384054.php: Suspicions shaded past of Keith Jackson, key player in Yee case
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/california-senate-erases-websites-of-3-lawmakers-including-leland-yee/Content?oid=2757792: California Senate erases websites of 3 lawmakers, including Leland Yee
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Calif-state-Sen-Yee-Tony-Serra-joins-Shrimp-5383977.php: Calif. state Sen. Yee: Tony Serra joins 'Shrimp Boy' defense
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Lawyer-for-Shrimp-Boy-blames-feds-for-5387117.php: Matier and Ross: Lawyer for 'Shrimp Boy' blames feds for predicament
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/lawmaker-leland-yee-pleads-not-guilty-to-federal-charges/Content?oid=2758650: Lawmaker Leland Yee pleads not guilty to federal charges
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/attorneys-for-raymond-shrimp-boy-chow-proclaim-him-innocent-in-federal-indictment/Content?oid=2761293: Attorneys for Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow proclaim him innocent in federal indictment
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Shrimp-Boy-s-lawyer-sheds-more-light-on-defense-5393741.php: Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow's lawyer sheds light on defense
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/The-enigma-of-Raymond-Chow-self-proclaimed-5398313.php: The enigma of Raymond Chow, self-proclaimed ex-gangster
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Paul-McCartney-concert-Let-it-be-at-new-stadium-5398160.php: Matier and Ross: Paul McCartney concert: Let it be at new stadium, 49ers say
http://www.sfweekly.com/2014-04-16/news/leland-yee-shrimp-boy-raymond-chow/: The Many Faces of Leland Yee: A Politician's Calculated Rise and Dramatic Fall
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/chinese-american-city-leaders-distance-themselves-from-leland-yee-scandal/Content?oid=2770637: SF Chinese community distances itself from Leland Yee scandal
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/In-Calif-Sen-Yee-case-Chow-and-others-plead-5404670.php?cmpid=hp-hc-bayarea: In Calif. Sen. Yee case, Chow and others plead not guilty
http://www.sfbg.com/2014/04/15/attorneys-say-shrimp-boy-innocent: Attorneys say Shrimp Boy is innocent
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/In-Calif-Sen-Yee-case-Chow-and-others-plead-5404670.php: In Calif. Sen. Yee case, Chow and others plead not guilty
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/two-defendants-indicted-with-raymond-shrimp-boy-chow-are-granted-bail/Content?oid=2774648: Two defendants indicted with Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow are granted bail
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/04/18/leland-yee-case-couple-accused-of-money-laundering-with-shrimp-boy-chow-granted-bail/: Leland Yee Case: Couple Accused Of Money Laundering With ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow Granted Bail
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/19/6336202/viewpoints-what-does-leland-yee.html: Opinion: Viewpoints: What does Leland Yee tell us about the political culture of Sacramento?
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/A-bloody-message-for-Leland-Yee-in-the-1990s-5415444.php: Matier and Ross: A bloody message for Leland Yee in the 1990s
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/Let-s-everybody-calm-down-about-the-Leland-Yee-5415443.php: Willie Brown: Let's everybody calm down about the Leland Yee ruckus
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Leland-Yee-investigation-No-bail-for-Brandon-5419180.php: Leland Yee investigation: No bail for Brandon Jackson
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/04/21/san-francisco-magistrate-denies-bail-to-keith-jacksons-son-on-murder-for-hire-firearms-drug-charges/: San Francisco Magistrate Denies Bail To Keith Jackson’s Son On Murder-For-Hire, Firearms, Drug Charges
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/FBI-agents-sting-tried-to-lure-more-S-F-5433978.php: Matier and Ross: FBI agents' sting tried to lure more S.F., Oakland officials
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/shrimp-boy-chows-plea-for-disclosure-of-docs-in-court-denied/Content?oid=2804579: 'Shrimp Boy' Chow’s plea for disclosure of docs in court denied
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/judge-in-leland-yee-case-grants-gag-order-to-protect-the-reputations-of-public-individuals/Content?oid=2812180: Judge in Leland Yee case grants gag order to protect the reputations of “public individuals”
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/break-in-at-offices-with-leland-yee-case-files-leaves-lawyer-with-questions/Content?oid=2815689 : Break-in at offices with Leland Yee case files leaves lawyer with questions
http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-leland-yee-california-election-shocker-explained-20140606-story.html : Leland Yee's startling finish in California election race explained
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-rall-leland-yee-election-20140611-story.html: Opinion: How'd disgraced pol Leland Yee get 300,000 votes in the recent election?
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Raymond-Shrimp-Boy-Chow-denied-bail-by-S-F-5545249.php: Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow denied bail by S.F. judge
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raymond-Shrimp-Boy-Chow-Denied-Bail-262767941.html: Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow Denied Bail
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/raymond-shrimp-boy-chow-denied-bail-because-he-is-danger-to-community/Content?oid=2820697: Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow denied bail because he is 'danger to community'
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/A-partial-package-of-California-Senate-ethics-5543278.php: Editorial: A partial package of California Senate ethics reforms
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/FBI-tried-to-ensnare-Mayor-Ed-Lee-in-corruption-5643492.php: Matier and Ross: FBI tried to ensnare Mayor Ed Lee in corruption case, sources say
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/07/24/shrimp-boy-returns-to-court-in-senator-leland-yee-corruption-scandal-chow-jackson/: Shrimp Boy Chow Returns To Court For Sen. Leland Yee Corruption Scandal
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/07/24/phil-matier-san-francisco-mayor-ed-lee-was-targeted-by-fbi-in-corruption-case-leland-yee-raymond-chow/: Phil Matier: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Was Targeted By FBI In Corruption Case
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/07/26/arms-expert-says-leland-yee-could-have-obtained-shoulder-fired-missiles/: Arms Expert Says Leland Yee Could Have Obtained Shoulder-Fired Missiles
http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-yee-corruption-case-20140724-story.html: State Sen. Yee sought to extort sports figures, new indictment alleges
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/removal-of-old-bay-bridge-span-to-be-sped-up-with-127-million-contract-increase/Content?oid=2743749: Removal of old Bay Bridge span to be sped up with $12.7 million contract increase
Oh, little fireplug
Paint you silver all over
To say, “Hey thanks, bud!”
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/twin-fire-hydrants-tied-to-1906-earthquake-lore-could-get-silver-honor/Content?oid=2742672: Twin fire hydrants tied to 1906 earthquake lore could get silver honor
Two-thirds of those who attend religious services in San Francisco use a car to get to their place of worship. Unfortunately, this causes conflicts because it runs up against our local policy of finding alternatives to automobile transportation. Perhaps, a higher being will help us find a solution.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-leaders-search-for-ways-to-blend-car-reliant-worshippers-with-transit-first-policies/Content?oid=2739277: SF leaders search for ways to blend car-reliant worshippers with transit-first policies
Shaking your magic eight-ball on those nights when you just can’t remember if there’s street cleaning on your block, but you got a really great spot and you really don’t want to move your car, may no longer be necessary with the release of a new app. A free app called MetroMile, would send push notifications to drivers 12 hours before scheduled street-sweeping. Voilà! No guessing required.
http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2014/03/19/metromile-app-will-help-drivers-avoid-street-sweeping-violations/: MetroMile app aims to help drivers avoid street-sweeping violations
The Chronicle’s Heather Knight tries to answer that increasingly difficult question of how to define affordable housing. In her search through Craigslist, she stumbles upon a $50,000 per month house in Forest Hill. It does not include Mr. Carson or Ms. Hughes, but you may be able to squeeze free cable out of the landlord.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Affordable-housing-in-S-F-Depends-on-whom-you-5321064.php: Affordable housing in S.F.? Depends on whom you ask
Plenty of folks are hopeful that the San Francisco AIDS Foundation will be able to open their Castro district health center in December. This updater, and three new Suspects-Updaters-To-Be, are excited too! #Ellenselfie
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=69550: Castro health center progresses
The results from the latest San Francisco Survey are in. The greatest concern held by San Franciscans? Cost of living and housing both continue to top the charts.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/PoliticsBlog/archives/2014/03/10/new-survey-shows-sf-residents-still-concerned-about-housing-cost-of-living: New survey shows SF residents still concerned about housing, cost of living
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Campos-wants-stricter-rules-on-S-F-health-care-5305132.php#page-1: City Insider: Campos wants stricter rules on S.F. health care accounts
The Examiner fills us in on the shortage of ambulances when it comes to the SF Fire Department responding to emergencies. Supervisor Breed backs efforts to increase funding for ambulances and paramedics, and is expected to ask the Mayor about it at today’s Board meeting.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-fire-department-seeking-more-money-for-paramedics/Content?oid=2729722: SF Fire Department seeking more money for paramedics
Are you a curious sort? Someone who enjoys looking under the hoods of various things to figure out what’s going wrong, and what’s going right, and why? Well then. You should click the link below and sign up to be a Civil Grand Juror. You’ll spend lots of time debating lots of city government functions with other similarly inclined sorts, and have the opportunity to help write a Big Long Document about how the City could be made into a better, kinder, more functional place. (But better/kinder/more functional with mandatory weed and nudity – I’m pretty sure those city characteristics are now firmly installed in the Charter…)
http://civilgrandjury.sfgov.org/: Join the San Francisco Civil Grand Jury!
The Examiner reports that private schools could be in for a shaky situation when the Big One hits.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/private-schools-would-be-required-to-have-seismic-evaluations-under-proposed-law/Content?oid=2728238: Private schools would be required to have seismic evaluations under proposed law
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-working-with-private-school-leaders-rattled-by-proposed-earthquake-safety-measures/Content?oid=2773842: SF working with private school leaders rattled by proposed earthquake safety measures , SF working with private school leaders rattled by proposed earthquake safety measures
Supervisor John Avalos turns fifty today. Yet the silver-haired and silver-tongued devil still looks 40. (Dude. Share with us all where you’re hiding that damn Fountain of Youth, yo!) And tonight, his friends and allies (and perhaps even a friendly combatant or three) will be roasting the Supervisor at Bissap Baobab starting at about 9pm. Cheers!
https://www.facebook.com/events/743130825699049/: John Avalos Roast
The City is moving to replace the current operator of the Old Mint with a new one. After ten years of trying to raise money to spruce up the old relic, the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society may be stepping aside for the California Historical Society. Yikes! A fight amongst historical societies. Look away folks, it’s going to get ugly.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Claims-of-hostile-takeover-at-S-F-s-Old-Mint-5295544.php: Claims of 'hostile takeover' at S.F.'s Old Mint
Daly City has banned e-cigarettes anywhere it’s unlawful to smoke regular cigarettes. Local health advocates have praised this move, but I am just confused as to why anyone started smoking these things to begin with. I think we should all ask ourselves WWJDD? Because James Dean wouldn’t be caught dead smoking out of some totally uncool cigarette device.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/supervisors-propose-regulations-on-electronic-cigarettes/Content?oid=2719159: Supervisors propose regulations on electronic cigarettes
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/S-F-Supervisor-Eric-Mar-crafts-plan-to-regulate-5285787.php: S.F. Supervisor Eric Mar crafts plan to regulate e-cig use
http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/legislation-restrict-e-cigarette-use-sales-approve/nfGPD/: Legislation to restrict e-cigarette use, sales approved
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/S-F-supes-vote-for-same-smoking-laws-for-5329328.php: S.F. supes vote for same smoking laws for e-cigarettes
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/new-e-cigarette-restrictions-will-limit-sales-permitted-sites/Content?oid=2739033: New e-cigarette restrictions will limit sales, permitted sites
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/San-Francisco-Santa-Clara-County-Supervisors-Move-Forward-With-Restrictions-on-E-Cigarettes-252376411.html: San Francisco, Santa Clara County Supervisors Move Forward With Restrictions on E-Cigarettes
A former campaign operative with a history of championing women’s rights and those good old fashioned San Francisco Values, Rosie brings an insider perspective to city politics. When she’s not doing outreach in the community or assisting her clients, she enjoys riding her bike, practicing yoga, cooking and exploring The City and all it has to offer.