The ChronicleWatch takes a look at panhandling at the city’s busiest freeway ramps, saying that the issue has not received much attention from Mayor Ed Lee’s administration. Apparently, some locations are quite lucrative with panhandlers making up to $20 an hour.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/06/13/MNAR1P0P93.DTL: SF to unleash puppies-for-panhandlers program
The Chron takes the occasion of this Sunday to hide a story on Mayor Lee, the Warriors move, and mayoral legacies behind its paywall. Another good reason to plunk down the dough and get yourself a Chron today…
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/27/MNOF1OMOFT.DTL: Ed Lee working on his legacy: return of Warriors
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.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/04/gavin-newsom-host-show-current-tv: Gavin Newsom to host Current TV talk show
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/20/ED161O5RH3.DTL: Editorial: Current TV challenge: Hold Gavin Newsom to an hour
At an event on Friday with Mayor Lee and Rep. Pelosi, Salesforce.com announced it had signed a lease to become the main tenant in a 61-story building currently under construction downtown — to be named “Salesforce Tower” when it opens in 2017. Take note: Salesforce’s decision to move into what will be the tallest office building west of the Mississippi River comes with no tax breaks or other incentives from the City… just a big thumbs up.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/02/salesforce-backs-out-mission-bay-campus: Salesforce backs out of Mission Bay campus
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/03/02/salesforce-exit-wont-slow-mission-bay.html: Salesforce exit won't slow Mision Bay
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/03/BAHL1NEVGO.DTL: Salesforce campus gone, but too bold to forget
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/11/us-salesforce-campus-idUSBRE84A07420120511: Insight: Salesforce's plan for opulent campus a costly debacle
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/05/11/salesforce-leases-more-soma-space.html: Salesforce leases more SoMa space
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/05/25/mission-bay-casts-wide-net-after.html: Mission Bay casts wide net after Salesforce exit
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/place/article/Salesforce-taking-all-of-high-rise-on-Mission-4129698.php: Salesforce taking all of high-rise on Mission
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/12/salesforce-leases-new-san-francisco-high-rise-350-mission-street: Salesforce leases new San Francisco high-rise at 350 Mission Street
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/01/salesforce-signs-another-lease-downtown-office-space-san-francisco: Salesforce signs another lease for downtown office space in San Francisco
http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-salesforce-tower-in-sf-will-be-tallest-office-in-the-west-20140411,0,1907999.story#axzz2ygPT41LJ: Salesforce Tower in S.F. will be tallest in the West, for a while
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/salesforcecom-to-be-major-tenant-of-future-transbay-tower/Content?oid=2768276: Salesforce.com to be major tenant of future Transbay Tower
Okay, so she’s certainly no “kid,” but Commissioner Cindy Wu IS new to the Planning Commission, where she’s already settling in quite nicely – she’s just been elected to serve as vice president. But it appears not everyone is on board with her quick ascension – it’s never easy being the “new kid.”
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2012/02/commissioner-cries-foul-planning-appointment: Commissioner cries foul on planning appointment
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/23/BA0D1NBORM.DTL: City Insider: Planning agency picks new chief
A firm being sued by the City is having their day in court. That day in court just happens to involve the Mayor, City Attorney, Public Defender’s Office (and their chief attorney), Public Utilities Commission, shell companies, a few big name firms, kickbacks, and a couple million dollars. So, it’s sort of like a big deal and junk.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/02/gonzalez-goes-leave-amid-court-query: Gonzalez goes on leave amid court query
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/01/BABO1N10D7.DTL: Matier and Ross: Matt Gonzalez is representing firm suing S.F.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/14/MN0J1N5QUR.DTL: SF key officials embroiled in byzantine legal case
In just a few short weeks, our new mayor has proved to be quite the world traveler. First he was in China when all the drama started to go down, and now he’s off to Washington for the Conference of Mayors. Safe travels!
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F01%2F17%2FBAMK1H98SI.DTL: Ed Lee, new S.F. mayor, heading to Washington
C. W. Nevius is the latest journalist to take on the question of Question Time. The necessity of these monthly “events” in their current form can surely be debated, but I must say that from my perspective, that of the “political observer,” Question Time is about as much fun as, say, chopping up old books, pouring milk on them, and eating them as if they were a tasty, nutritious cereal.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/01/ed-lee-will-be-first-sf-mayor-undergo-question-time: Ed Lee will be first SF mayor to undergo question time
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/08/BAAT1HKF6M.DTL: Supes' plan to question mayor removes spontaneity
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/04/11/BA9Q1IT2RD.DTL: S.F. Mayor Ed Lee set to answer board's questions
http://sfappeal.com/news/2011/04/no-surprises-as-mayor-lee-faces-board-of-supes-pre-submitted-questions.php: No Surprises As Mayor Lee Faces Board Of Supes' (Pre-Submitted) Questions
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/04/12/MNT51IV5KF.DTL: City Insider: Question time loses a bit in translation
http://www.sfbg.com/2011/08/09/we-need-real-question-time-mr-mayor: Editorial: We need a real question time, Mr. Mayor
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/09/board-questions-value-question-time: Board questions the value of 'question time'
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Plan-to-boost-car-sharing-at-new-housing-3857980.php: City Insider: Plan to boost car-sharing at new housing
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/09/supervisor-vows-reform-question-time: Supervisor vows to reform question time
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/10/avalos-looks-wake-sleepy-question-time-bringing-public: Avalos looks to wake up sleepy question time by bringing in the public
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/10/mayor-ed-lee-defends-format-question-time: Mayor Ed Lee defends format for question time
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Julian-Davis-defiant-on-groping-report-3954657.php: City Insider: Julian Davis defiant on groping report
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius/article/It-s-yawn-question-time-at-the-supes-4153325.php: C. W. Nevius: It's (yawn) 'question time' at the supes
… off to Sacramento. Wow. It’s the end of an era, wouldn’t you say? After last week’s last minute power play from former Mayor Gavin Newsom, he officially took the oath of office to be California’s 49th lieutenant governor on Monday.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F01%2F11%2FBA081H70S9.DTL: City Insider: Gavin Newsom changes offices at last
http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/newsom-takes-office-last/: Newsom Takes Office at Last
After outgoing Mayor Gavin Newsom’s one week postponement of his inauguration as lieutenant governor, it seems as if he has finally taken care of his unfinished business. He’s managed to squeeze in a lot for a week, including the interim mayor selection, the Asian Art Museum, a number of commission appointments, and the big DA appointment.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/10/BABG1H6DGC.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Gavin Newsom puts final stamp on days as mayor
Interim Mayor pick and former City Administrator Ed Lee gets was officially sworn in to his new office yesterday as throngs of people looked on at City Hall. Big decisions await him in the coming months.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/01/top-mayor-candidate-knows-ropes-city-hall: Top mayoral candidate Ed Lee knows ropes at City Hall
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F01%2F05%2FBAJC1H4T1T.DTL: City Insider: D.A. post is still up for grabs - will it be Chiu?
http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/behind-scenes-power-politics-making-ed/: Behind-the-Scenes Power Politics: The Making of Ed Lee
http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/ed-lee-high-profile-chinese-community/: Ed Lee, Little Known to Most, Has High Profile in Chinese Community
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=7886114: Lee tentatively named interim SF mayor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayor_of_San_Francisco: Mayor of San Francisco
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0108-sf-mayor-20110108,0,3583765,full.story: A San Francisco standoff a comedian would relish
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/08/us/08mayor.html?_r=1&scp=3&sq=newsom&st=cse: City Board Names First Asian Mayor of San Francisco
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/08/MNTB1H5ESH.DTL: Edwin Lee would be major contrast to Gavin Newsom
http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/newsoms-dual-role-raises-legal-quandary/: Newsom's Dual Role Raises Legal Quandary
http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/edwin-lee-voted-interim-sf-mayor/: Edwin Lee Voted Interim SF Mayor
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/08/MN2R1H60NJ.DTL: Behind choice of Ed Lee as S.F. interim mayor
http://sfpublicpress.org/news/2011-01/supervisors-choose-city-administrator-edwin-lee-for-interim-mayor: Supervisors choose City Administrator Edwin Lee for interim mayor
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/08/AR2011010802138.html: San Fran mayor post would be coup for Asian pols
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2011/01/08/s-f-may-see-first-asian-american-mayor/: S.F. May See First Asian-American Mayor
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/09/BAPD1H5GUB.DTL: Willie Brown: Ed Lee the best pick - noted here 1st
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/01/08/Administrator-likely-to-become-SF-mayor/UPI-75841294469649/: Administrator likely to become S.F. mayor
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/08/BA1M1H5RSS.DTL&type=politics: Matier and Ross: George Gascon a surprise late entry for next D.A.
http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/back-asia-lee-pledges-cooperation/: Back from Asia, Lee Pledges Cooperation
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F01%2F11%2FBADG1H6VJ8.DTL: Ed Lee: Budget top concern for Newsom mayoral pick
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20110111/us-san-francisco-interim-mayor/: San Francisco appoints first Asian-American mayor
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ibttABmCSgUofC30jKi-tChA3EMA?docId=8b5bcc0a691d4f98929cd22571740dae: San Francisco's 1st Asian-American mayor sworn-in
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/11/BAIH1H7ENG.DTL&tsp=1: SF Mayor Ed Lee pledges new political era
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/01/ed-lee-sworn-mayor-san-francisco-first-chinese-american-fill-post: Ed Lee sworn in as first Chinese-American mayor of San Francisco
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/11/BAL71H7L1O.DTL: San Francisco supes vote in Ed Lee interim mayor
http://www.sfbg.com/2011/01/11/agenda-mayor-lee: Editorial: The agenda for Mayor Lee
As his swearing in draws ever-closer, the Examiner examines (ha!) the road traveled by (almost former) Mayor Gavin Newsom on his path to becoming the next lieutenant governor of the Golden State. And yes, they’re already talking about what might be next…
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/01/newsom-reaching-stars-settling-less: Gavin Newsom is reaching for the stars but settling for less
With less than a month to go until his Golden State transition, Mayor Gavin Newsom prepares a trusty “How To” binder for his successor on city operations and what challenges to expect in balancing the 2011 budget (other than a massive deficit, of course).
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2010/12/newsom-compiling-city-operations-details-new-mayor: Newsom compiling city operations details for new mayor
Always a little bit too happy and slightly snarky, Jesse loves to share his amusement with the City by the Bay. When he isn’t waxing poetic about San Francisco, you can find Jesse spotting up for jumpers at Dolores Park, waiting outside the Regency to see Lil’ B the BasedGod (TYBG), or lost somewhere in Las Vegas.