Steven T. Jones

Breaking ground

The Transbay Terminal project moves forward — without funding for its rail component
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The long-awaited process of rebuilding the Transbay Terminal formally begins Dec. 10 with a groundbreaking ceremony led by Mayor Gavin Newsom. Read more »

Newsom swears in Campos

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By Steven T. Jones

A day after appointing David Campos to fill the Board of Supervisors seat vacated by new Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (which Campos won in last month's election), Mayor Gavin Newsom marveled at the huge and enthusiastic crowd that showed up at City Hall for Campos's swearing in ceremony.

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"Thanks for coming here on remarkably short notice," Newsom said. Read more »

Sheehan's strange coporate media crusade

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By Steven T. Jones

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan got a respectable 44,804 votes (16.2 percent of the total) against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Read more »

Cue the clowns

San Francisco's burgeoning indie circus scene revives and updates an old-time antidote for trying times
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The circus doesn't come to San Francisco, but its performers do, sexy and talented dreamers who bring a creative energy that has transformed the city's nightlife and counterculture. Read more »

Comrade Newsom slices and dices

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SF slowly pedals forward

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By Steven T. Jones

City officials finally released the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the San Francisco Bicycle Plan, and while I'm still working my way through this 1,353-page tome, the pre-ordained conclusion seems painfully obvious: bicycling is good for the environment, and facilitating more bicycling is even better for the environment. Read more »

Tyranny of the majority

Supreme Court makes the Prop. 8 debate about equal protection and separation of powers
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When the California Supreme Court agreed last week to decide the legality of Proposition 8 — which a slim majority of Californians passed Nov. Read more »

Progressive Victory Party in SF

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Sup. Chris Daly displays finger puppets that look like supervisors-elect John Avalos, Eric Mar, and David Chiu, mocking efforts during the campaign to assert that they would be nothing but his puppets.

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It's now about equal protection, not gay marriage

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By Steven T. Jones

The California Supreme Court's decision to hear legal challenges to Proposition 8 moves the debate about same-sex marriage toward a more basic legal question: Can a majority vote to take away the constitutional rights of a minority? "The passage of Prop. Read more »

Supreme Court takes Prop. 8 challenge

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Breaking news: The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear the challenge to Prop. 8 and to directly decide the question of whether a simple majority of Californians may use the initiative process to take away marriage rights from same-sex couples.

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