Steven T. Jones

Has Newsom lost his mind?

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It's one thing for Mayor Gavin Newsom to bash the Board of Supervisors, something we're likely to see a lot of this year as he angles to get a few more allies on the board this fall. But it's quite another thing for the city's top elected leader to urge his business community buddies to sue the city, which is just downright irresponsible and could even be considered official misconduct. Read more »

Questioning Matt

What impact will the Nader-Gonzalez ticket have?
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Matt Gonzalez consulted few of his colleagues in San Francisco's progressive political community before announcing Feb. 28 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, that he'll be Ralph Nader's running mate on another quixotic run for president.Read more »

SF activists campaign for Obama in Texas

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Cat Rauschuber, Barack Obama and Julian Davis in Texas.
By Julian Davis and Catherine Rauschuber
(San Antonio, Texas) __ When we arrived here Friday afternoon, we had little idea what our experience of campaigning for Barack Obama would hold. We have several friends who are field organizers for the campaign and have been hopping from state to state, adding to Obama’s string of electoral victories. Read more »

More on the Nader-Gonzalez question

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Photo courtesy of National Press Club
I got a call from Matt Gonzalez this morning and he wasn’t happy about my post yesterday on his decision to run for vice president, which wasn’t surprising. Read more »

Gonzalez joins Nader's pursuit of infamy

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Our Nov. 19, 2003 cover story
It’s bad enough that Ralph Nader is running for president yet again, but whatever. He’s already ruined his once stellar reputation and nobody was going to take another sequel that seriously. Read more »

Newsom's beds keep burning

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Beds Are Burning by Midnight Oil

Poor Gavin Newsom. Even when he finally finds a seemingly noncontroversial, competent, normal guy to hire as planning director, John Rahaim, he turns out to have a whack job boyfriend. Read more »

Rent control fix

"We are at our wit's end in trying to keep this city affordable"
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Cities would be empowered to require replacement of rent-controlled units lost to demolition or disasters under legislation introduced by state senator Carole Migden with the support of affordable housing advocates in San Francisco.

Migden, during a Feb. Read more »

Newsom's power play

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Newsom swore in a new batch of his appointed commissioners on Friday.(photo from sfgov.org)
Mayor Gavin Newsom's effort to fire Susan Leal (slated for tomorrow morning) has grabbed Read more »

Newsom in space

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OK, this is just priceless. Our celebrity Mayor Gavin Newsom and his fiance actress, Jennifer Siebel, on Saturday went weightless during a flight out of Moffett Field as part of a promotional effort by a company charging $3,500 per head to experience zero gravity in a diving airplane. Read more »

In the dark with Susan Leal and PG&E

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