Thousands evacuated. State of emergency declared. Boy, those Harvey Milk Club meetings are something.
(From the voicemail of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Thursday, Oct. 25.) For the uninitiated, this is Ammiano's account of the club's pandemonium meeting this week to consider whether Assemblyman Mark Leno or State Senator Carole Migden gets the club's important endorsement in this hotly contested race for Migden's Senate seat. Note our blogs. B3
I noted on the front page in this morning's New York Times that the Galloping Media Conglomerati were making yet another major move to get more FCC giveaways before the Bush administration leaves office.
Just as the Chauncey Bailey Project makes its presence known in Oakland and in the U.S. media,
I am off to Miami for an assembly of the InterAmerican Press Association (IAPA), the international free press association for the Americas.
For years, the hardy U.S. journalistic souls who are members of IAPA have helped do resolutions, go on free press missions throughout the Americas, and support impunity projects to investigate the murders of journalists and turn the evidence over to prosecutors and then push for successful prosecutions. Read more »
The San Francisco Press Club has the newsiest blog in the Bay Area
By Bruce B. Brugmann
I have always had a fondness for the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club.
I was an early member back in the middle 1960s in the good old days when there was real daily newspaper competition on the Peninsula. Read more »
(On the voicemail of Sup. Tom Ammiano, a supervisor who happens to be gay, commenting on the San Francisco Chronicle's lead story on today's front page. Headline: "GAYS ANGERED BY SCALED-BACK RIGHTS BILL, House leaders remove transgender people to improve chance of passage--most advocacy groups withdraw their support."
The lead by Carolyn Lochhead of the Chronicle's Washington bureau, pointed out that "leading gay organizations withdrew their support Monday from a landmark gay civil rights bill after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco and Rep. Read more »