First it was Time Magazine looking at what’s happening in our fair city, now it’s the New York Times. Today’s article delves into the growing divide and talks with Mayor Ed Lee about how he is handling it.
http://nation.time.com/2014/01/30/ed-lee-san-francisco-interview/: The Mayor of Resentment City
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/25/us/a-mayor-in-the-middle-of-two-san-franciscos.html?_r=0: Mayor in the Middle of Two San Franciscos
The Chron’s Heather Knight talks with a bunch of political combatants as she explores her thesis that San Francisco may no longer be the nation’s chief exporter of Big Legislative Ideas. Featuring quotes from Mark Farrell, Christine Falvey, Chris Daly, Angela Alioto, Nate Ballard, at least one anonymous long-time City official, and your Suspects updater, the story features each Supervisor and the Mayor talking about their “signature” piece of legislation…
http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Big-ideas-out-at-City-Hall-nuts-and-bolts-issues-5006770.php#page-1: Big ideas out at City Hall, nuts-and-bolts issues in
The Presidio Trust has revealed five new conceptual visions for the landscape between Crissy Field and the Main Post in the Presidio.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/16/arts/design/3-vie-to-build-culture-center-at-presidio.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1379342362-Hd5vZnm9EPend8reakUdyQ: 3 Vie to Build Culture Center at Presidio in San Francisco
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/place/article/Details-emerge-on-3-Crissy-Field-proposals-4820091.php: John King: Details emerge on 3 Crissy Field proposals
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/lucas-museum-pitch-named-finalist-for-presidio-project/Content?oid=2580979: Lucas museum pitch named finalist for Presidio project
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Lucas-proposal-for-Crissy-Field-draws-criticism-4823375.php: Lucas proposal for Crissy Field draws criticism
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2013/09/20/lucas-hammers-the-presidio-trust.html?page=all: Lucas hammers the Presidio Trust
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/place/article/Ideal-spot-for-George-Lucas-art-not-far-far-away-4921323.php: John King: Ideal spot for George Lucas museum not far away
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/battle-lines-drawn-over-presidio-future/Content?oid=2611942: Battle lines drawn over Presidio future
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/presidio-exchange-not-george-lucas-museum-is-best-for-presidio/Content?oid=2612506: Editorial: Presidio Exchange, not George Lucas' museum, is best for Presidio
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/A-request-to-Presidio-put-off-bids-4948135.php: John King: A request to Presidio: put off bids
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/SF-s-Lucas-Museum-aims-to-be-beacon-of-creativity-4965829.php: Opinion: SF's Lucas Museum aims to be beacon of creativity
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/Build-the-Bridge-at-the-Presidio-4965790.php: Opinion: Build the Bridge at the Presidio
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Presidio-Trust-leaning-toward-Lucas-museum-4979598.php: Matier and Ross: Presidio Trust leaning toward Lucas' museum
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Lucas-plan-for-Presidio-gets-high-powered-backing-4986487.php: Lucas plan for Presidio gets high-powered backing
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/place/article/George-Lucas-proposal-out-of-place-in-Presidio-4990020.php: George Lucas proposal out of place in Presidio
http://www.sfbg.com/2013/11/19/presidio-strikes-back: The Presidio Strikes Back
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Presidio-board-kicks-back-Lucas-plan-with-force-5000763.php: Presidio board kicks back Lucas plan - with force
http://www.sfgate.com/business/bottomline/article/Old-money-winning-face-off-over-Presidio-museum-5006438.php: Andrew S. Ross: Old money winning face-off over Presidio museum
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Techies-must-nip-growing-scorn-in-bud-5006404.php: Willie Brown: Techies must nip growing scorn in bud
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Racy-tales-of-kinky-sex-at-North-Beach-shrine-5007284.php: Matier and Ross: Racy tales of kinky sex at North Beach shrine
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/place/article/King-Crissy-Field-plans-need-overhaul-5032622.php: John King: Crissy Field plans need overhaul
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/national-park-service-tells-presidio-trust-to-hold-off-for-years-on-project/Content?oid=2651543: National Park Service tells Presidio Trust to hold off for years on project
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/place/article/Nancy-Pelosi-urges-decision-on-Presidio-project-5080166.php: Nancy Pelosi urges decision on Presidio project next month
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Pelosi-to-Presidio-Trust-Make-a-decision-5119297.php: Pelosi to Presidio Trust: Make a decision
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/smaller-softer-ideas-for-presidio-center-unveiled/Content?oid=2680213: Smaller, softer ideas for Presidio center unveiled
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/place/article/Lucas-Presidio-proposal-edited-but-plot-s-the-5164239.php: Lucas' Presidio proposal edited, but plot's the same
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Candlestick-Park-won-t-be-snuffed-until-2015-5163953.php: Matier and Ross: Candlestick Park won't be snuffed until 2015
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/2-more-donors-stress-need-to-go-slowly-with-5177351.php: City Insider: 2 more donors stress need to go slowly with Presidio plans
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Carquinez-Bridge-retrofit-also-faced-unusual-bolt-5177349.php: Matier and Ross: Carquinez Bridge retrofit also faced unusual bolt issues
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/concerns-remain-over-three-revised-proposals-for-presidio-site/Content?oid=2688861: Concerns remain over three revised proposals for Presidio site
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/place/article/Crissy-Field-proposals-await-Presidio-Trust-5183293.php: Crissy Field proposals await Presidio Trust decision
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/place/article/Major-players-in-standoff-over-Crissy-Field-s-5198898.php: Major players in standoff over Crissy Field's future
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Presidio-Trust-shoots-down-George-Lucas-plan-5201301.php: Presidio Trust shoots down George Lucas' plan, 2 others
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/presidio-trust-makes-commendable-decision-to-shelve-commissary-projects/Content?oid=2695672: Editorial: Presidio Trust makes commendable decision to shelve commissary projects
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Presidio-Trust-offers-George-Lucas-another-spot-5208855.php: Matier and Ross: Presidio Trust offers George Lucas another spot for museum
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2014/02/07/san-francisco-presidio-trust-redevelop.html: Editorial: Where is the will to redevelop ugly, unhistoric land?
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-exploring-alternate-sites-in-effort-to-keep-lucas-museum-plan-in-city/Content?oid=2789588: SF exploring alternate sites in effort to keep Lucas museum plan in city
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/S-F-to-offer-George-Lucas-prime-lot-for-his-5508234.php: Matier and Ross: S.F. to offer George Lucas prime lot for his museum
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Officials-not-surprised-Lucas-refused-S-F-s-offer-5576904.php: Matier and Ross: Officials not surprised Lucas refused S.F.'s offer
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Narrow-vision-lost-Lucas-museum-for-SF-5579769.php: S.F. political culture to blame for Lucas' exit to Chicago
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius/article/So-George-Lucas-goes-to-Chicago-So-what-5579088.php: C.W. Nevius: So George Lucas goes to Chicago? So what?
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Is-S-F-s-too-cool-attitude-a-turnoff-5587117.php#page-1: Is S.F.'s too-cool attitude a turnoff?
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/S-F-loses-Lucas-museum-but-Sports-Basement-to-5587120.php: Matier and Ross: S.F. loses Lucas museum, but Sports Basement to stay a while
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/place/article/Competing-visions-for-a-new-Presidio-landscape-to-5709485.php#photo-6767063: Competing visions for a new Presidio landscape to be unveiled, Competing visions for a new Presidio landscape to be unveiled
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/place/article/Unveiled-5-visions-for-landscape-above-Crissy-5732533.php: Unveiled: 5 visions for landscape above Crissy Field, Unveiled: 5 visions for landscape above Crissy Field
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
Homeless advocates and law enforcement continue to clash. Smart people are looking for the win-win in this situation, but said win-win is not making itself readily apparent.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2012/02/05/MNS01N12JA.DTL: Jennifer Friedenbach, champion of S.F. homeless
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Crackdown-on-homeless-in-BART-stations-heating-up-5724360.php : Crackdown on homeless in BART stations heating up
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Crackdown-on-homeless-in-BART-stations-heating-up-5724360.php: Crackdown on homeless in BART stations heating up
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/aerial-dance-sheds-light-on-san-franciscos-most-vulnerable-homeless/Content?oid=2896845: Aerial dance sheds light on San Francisco’s most vulnerable homeless , Aerial dance sheds light on San Francisco’s most vulnerable homeless
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Homeless-Outreach-Team-cuts-back-regroups-to-do-5754599.php: Homeless Outreach Team cuts back, regroups to do street medicine, Homeless Outreach Team cuts back, regroups to do street medicine
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-homeless-advocates-claim-police-visit-to-encampment-is-latest-in-series-of-taunts/Content?oid=2898655: SF homeless advocates claim police visit to encampment is latest in series of taunts , SF homeless advocates claim police visit to encampment is latest in series of taunts
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
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom told attendees at a Marin County Bar Association event that he is prepared to campaign in 2016 for a state ballot initiative to legalize marijuana, depending on how the referendum is written.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/10/resident-taking-sf-court-over-proposed-sunset-pot-dispensary: Resident taking SF to court over proposed Sunset pot dispensary
http://www.ktvu.com/news/29585895/detail.html: Local officials ask feds to change pot policies
http://www.sfweekly.com/2011-10-26/news/feds-try-to-handcuff-bay-area-dispensaries/: Feds Try to Handcuff Bay Area Dispensaries
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/25/BAN61LMB1R.DTL: City Insider: Feds urged to ease up on medical pot
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/11/pot-club-growth-hold-until-state-supreme-court-ruling: Pot club growth in SF on hold until state Supreme Court ruling
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/11/BAAH1O1HCT.DTL: SOMA has become a safe haven for pot clubs
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/06/city-attorney-wants-keep-medical-pot-regulation-local: City attorney wants to keep medical pot regulation local
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/06/18/BA3P1P40PK.DTL: City attorney: cities can control pot dispensaries
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/08/court-denies-expense-tax-deductions-dispensaries: Court denies expense tax deductions for medical marijuana dispensaries
http://www.baycitizen.org/policing/story/marijuana-busts-haight-snag-unwary/?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_campaign=cad10d3962-December_19_Daily_newsletter&utm_medium=email&mc_cid=cad10d3962&mc_eid=824d54f880: Ex-narcotics chief leads undercover marijuana busts in Haight
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/02/delivering-medical-marijuana-under-law-san-francisco: Delivering medical marijuana under the law in San Francisco
http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Mirkarimi-proposal-Let-S-F-sell-medical-pot-3244791.php: Mirkarimi proposal: Let S.F. sell medical pot
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/01/san-francisco-medical-marijuana-licensing-program-resumes: San Francisco medical marijuana licensing program resumes
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/02/medical-pot-clubs-under-cloud-federal-crackdown-court-decisions-loom: Medical pot clubs under a cloud as federal crackdown, court decisions loom
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/02/new-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-approved-excelsior-district: New medical marijuana dispensaries approved for Excelsior district
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/02/san-francisco-medical-marijuana-industry-upswing-following-string-club-closures: San Francisco medical marijuana industry on upswing following string of club closures
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/03/california-bill-would-create-new-regulations-medical-marijuana-industry: California bill would create new regulations for medical marijuana industry
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Medical-pot-rules-for-California-proposed-4368718.php#photo-3188517: Medical pot rules for California proposed
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2013/05/medical-marijuana-dispensaries-could-be-allowed-more-areas-san-francisco: Medical marijuana dispensaries could be allowed in more areas of San Francisco
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/bay-area/2013/05/california-high-court-says-municipalities-can-ban-medical-marijuana-dispensar: California high court says municipalities can ban medical marijuana dispensaries
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Pot-dispensary-ban-OKd-by-Calif-top-court-4492992.php: Pot dispensary bak OKd by Calif. top court
http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/saunders/article/Newsom-turns-a-new-leaf-on-marijuana-4540635.php: Debra Saunders: Newsom turns a new leaf on marijuana
http://www.sfweekly.com/2014-07-16/news/chem-tales-free-weed-berkeley/: Charity Case: Berkeley Is Mandating That Poor People Can Get Free Medical Marijuana. S.F. Is Not on Board.
http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_26281909/gavin-newsom-voices-support-legal-pot-marin-appearance: Gavin Newsom voices support for legal pot in Marin appearance
Some local, small business owners are substituting their checkout scanner’s “bleep, bleep” with a “@#!*, @#!*” now that the City will charge a fee for all auto transactions to cover safety and compliance checks.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/07/new-fee-has-san-francisco-s-small-businesses-grumbling: New fee has San Francisco’s small businesses grumbling
Mmmmmmm. Coke goes great with lots of things. Summer, for one – and recreation donations, for another. The Bay Citizen and the City Insider both cover the Big Donation made by Big Coke for our collective fitness.
http://www.baycitizen.org/environmental-health/story/city-denounces-soda-coca-cola-donates/?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_campaign=2050258bfa-July_6_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email: As SF Denounces Soda, Coca-Cola Donates $250,000 to Parks
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/06/BADK1K6K8I.DTL&type=newsbayarea: City Insider: San Francisco's biggest wheel gets a charge from his new ride
Former head of San Francisco’s Arts Commission, Luis Cancel, resigned but continues to defend his position that he was working abroad. The Arts Commission, however, has already moved on and appointed a new interim head, J.D. Beltran, to the post. Best of luck to you both.
http://www.baycitizen.org/blogs/culturefeed/director-cultural-affairs-luis-cancel/?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_campaign=2050258bfa-July_6_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email: Director of Cultural Affairs, Luis Cancel, Resigns
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/06/BAGO1K6LGE.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Matier and Ross: Gavin Newsom wants Ed Lee to decide on running
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/07/san-francisco-arts-commission-executive-quits-amid-controversy: San Francisco Arts Commission executive quits amid controversy
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/07/former-san-francisco-arts-chief-defends-his-out-town-work: Former San Francisco arts chief defends his out of town work
http://www.baycitizen.org/blogs/culturefeed/san-francisco-arts-commission-appoints/?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_campaign=892921999d-July_12_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email: San Francisco Arts Commission appoints J. D. Beltran as Interim Head
The Chronicle columnists are at it again. Matier and Ross tell us about the proposed payments for the outgoing BART General Manager, Twitter’s tax breaks, Attorney General Kamala Harris at the border, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom in Presidio Heights, and Mayor Ed Lee’s perspective on frogs and snakes. Meanwhile, Willie Brown tells us about Terminal 2 at SFO, downtown construction, a dinner honoring Bill Russell in Oakland, a California Shakespeare Festival fundraiser, the Barry Bonds trial, the local winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, two movie reviews, and dinner with Mayor Ed Lee.
City Hall rolled out the welcome mat, inviting a delegation of Chinese commerce, trade officials and business leaders to San Francisco, in an effort to further spur investment in San Francisco industries.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2011/01/time-groundbreaking-draws-near-hunters-point-shipyard: Time for groundbreaking draws near for Hunters Point shipyard
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2011/04/29/hunters-point-shipyard-construction.html: Hunters Point Shipyard construction set for July
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/05/bayview-housing-may-welcome-families-14: Bayview housing may welcome families by ’14
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Eliana-Lopez-will-testify-if-SF-buys-ticket-3665229.php: Matier and Ross: Eliana Lopez will testify - if SF buys ticket
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304458604577489062449154168.html: China in Talks With U.S. Home Builder
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/06/chinese-cash-may-fuel-san-francisco-housing: Chinese cash may fuel San Francisco housing
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/07/san-francisco-welcomes-china-investment-delegates: San Francisco welcomes China investment, delegates
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
With a background including psychology, public affairs, and – yes – even performing arts, Alia has a keen understanding of how people think and move. When she’s not working tirelessly for causes she cares about, you can find Alia watching SFGovTV (seriously, she does this), catching every musical that sweeps through the bay, or trolling the city for vegan friendly goods.