SF Usual Suspects

Posts Tagged ‘John Avalos’

Children’s Fund

Children painted handsThe Chronicle reports on Supervisor Avalos’ plans to expand the Children’s Fund, a property tax set-aside for children’s programs, to include transitional age youth. We also get details on the Mayor’s plans to reauthorize the Fund at the ballot box this November.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Gambling? Here?

casablanca6Things are getting to the “I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore!” status for Supervisor Avalos, who has been trying to padlock a gambling cafe in the Excelsior since April.

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Just say No

The League of Pissed Off Voters shares their views on the absence of any challengers on the November ballot and what that says about the health of our democracy here in San Francisco.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Due Process for All

Domestic violence activists Beverly Upton, executive director of the San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium and Maria Carolina Morales, programs co-director at Community United Against Violence, discuss how the fear of detention or deportation may prevent domestic violence victims and witnesses from coming forward. They speak out in favor of, and ask others to support, Supervisor Aavlos’ proposed “Due Process for All” ordinance.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

What Boom?

While many celebrate the City’s vast riches, there is another, more sobering side to the story in San Francisco. The Examiner reports on the new City report, which details what’s happening in our more neglected neighborhoods during this “boom.”

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

The Deadheads are Coming

Uh oh. Looks like San Francisco Rec and Park has awoken the Deadheads from their collective trance as they mobilize to oppose a public-private partnership that would rename the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park.

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Middle-Class Jobs

notepadThe Bay Guardian assesses a recent press conference held by House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Mayor Ed Lee regarding House Democrats’ Middle Class Jumpstart initiatives. 

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Ad Wars

A deal between Clear Channel and SFO took a step forward yesterday, but not without some vocal concern from Supervisor John Avalos and Budget Analyst Harvey Rose.

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Jurassic Snark

Despite unanimous urging from the Board of Supervisors, the Employee’s Retirement System board will not divest roughly $530 million of its pension fund currently invested in fossil fuel companies. Looks like San Francisco is giving dinosaurs another chance. No, not those dinosaurs, these dinosaurs.

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Election Recap: San Franciscans Are Great

Heather Knight recaps last week’s elections and comes to a very serious conclusion: San Francisco is filled with a unique crop of voters. Unique in a good way. (Note: a certain founder of Suspects may be quoted in the article.)

Sunday, November 11th, 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

A poet and he knows it

Congrats to Mr. Alejandro Murguia for becoming San Francisco’s 6th poet laureate. Shall we compare the Bayview district resident to a Summer’s day, perhaps?

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Talking Tech in SF

How tech savvy is San Francisco? Well, it depends on who you ask.

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Prop E

The Chron tells us all about Prop E and how our City’s elected officials were able to accomplish that oh so rare goal: compromise.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

History Repeats

After the Gold Dust Lounge attempted to preserve itself by seeking landmark designation, a few other bars decided to do the same. In related news, I am seeking landmark status for the parking space in front of my house. I am also seeking landmark status for my seats at AT&T Park. Wish me luck.

Monday, March 19th, 2012

New Kid on the block

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.”

Friday, February 24th, 2012

One Billion Rising

City officials are throwing their support behind the One Billion Rising for Justice campaign, which is focused on ending violence against women and girls. A coordinated, worldwide event will take place on Valentine’s Day.

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Buzzes May Be Harshed

The BoS passed tougher restrictions on dispensaries in Excelsior, as well as a request for Planning to review current zoning laws allowing clustering of dispensaries. In the first time anyone in this city has spoken ill of the color green, Supervisor Avalos is quoted saying he thinks “the green zones have created a harmful effect on The City overall.” Does this mean I can stop pretending to compost?

Pictured: My worst nightmare. Also, the contents of that jar by your sink. You’re gross.

Friday, February 10th, 2012

It’s well known that in San Francisco politics, you can tell who’s your friend, or not, by whether they stab you in the front.

‘Cause, you know, that’s kind of polite. In a way. Sorta. But I digress. Mayor Lee and some of his opponents in the rather, um, confrontational battle for Room 200 we all experienced last year weigh in on What It All Means. All of them say everything’s completely hunky-dory, and many of them can’t even remember that there was a mayor’s race at all, much less that it was a rough one. But keep an eye on the knives. Location, as they say, is everything.

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Mr. John Avalos

Supervisor, mayoral candidate, and Bob Dylan enthusiast John Avalos is profiled in today’s Chron.

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Park Politics

Supervisor John Avalos’ proposed ballot measure to prohibit Rec & Park from leasing out space or instituting new admission fees got some airtime yesterday when a hearing on the topic took place at City Hall. There seem to be some stroooooong opinions on the matter, which the Supe was sure to acknowledge.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Tick goes the clock

The campaigns of State Senator Leland Yee and Supervisor John Avalos are put into the spotlight as we enter the six month mark before November’s election mayhem.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Speak Up!

With Mayor Ed Lee serving as a keynote speaker at a Coalition for Responsible Growth fundraiser next week, the Examiner, and Supervisor John Avalos, wonder what the group is up to.

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Can you hear me now?

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Come one, come all!

It’s official: Supervisor John Avalos has thrown his hat into the already crowded field for mayor, pledging to be the standard bearer for All Things Progressive. (On another note, starting tomorrow, we’ll be posting who’s NOT running for mayor, which will be an easier and shorter list to manage. Thankyouverymuch, I’ll be here all week.)

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011