SFBG Radio: Johnny and Tim on the election results

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Today, Johnny and Tim talk about the stunning defeat of Props. 16 and 17, the future of Gavin Newsom and why the governor's race is Jerry Brown's to lose. You can listen after the jump. Read more »

Street Threads: Look of the Day

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Today's Look: Kayla and Charlie, 24th and Mission

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Sit /lie goes down at the Board of Supervisors

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At the June 8 Board of Supervisors meeting, a controversial ordinance that sought to ban sitting or lying down on the sidewalk was voted down 8 to 3, with Sups. Michela Alito-Pier, Sean Elsbernd, and Carmen Chu voting in favor.

Proponents of the law, which was backed by Mayor Gavin Newsom and Police Chief George Gascon, framed it as a measure to promote "civil sidewalks." Yet opponents believed that the law would be used as a tool against the homeless.Read more »

Day after 49ers vote, EPA says shipyard dust monitoring OK

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The day after the 49ers scored "a touchdown with Santa Clara voters", the U.S. EPA announced it has finalized a report about asbestos dust control issues at the Hunters Point Shipyard. Read more »

This one is for Newsom(e) fans

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One of the most fun parts about attending District Attorney Kamala Harris' victory party last night was looking at all the photos on the walls of the Delancey Street Foundation. Read more »

The NY Times discovers illegal church parking

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The Bay Citizen-New York Times partnership is already jazzing up the quality of what was a very weak Northern California section in the Times. And now the pair have discovered one of the dirty little secrets of San Francisco Sundays -- illegal parking by church-goers who just leave their cars in the middle of the street.Read more »

Hot sexy events June 9-15

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Ohhhh baby yeah, stroke that compound tubuloalveolar exocrine gland! That's right, transmit my sperm from the ductus deferens into my urethra! Yeah, yeah... I love it when you understand my anatomy. Science = so hot right now. Well, especially when scientifical edumacation can school you on how to make you partner come harder, better, faster. With that in mind, I give you Good Vibrations' Ask Our Doc series, a weekly meet and great with a legitimate, PhD holding medical professional that knows dirty, dirty things about what you've got going on down there. This week's smarty pants; Dr. Read more »

Benefits: June 9-June 15

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Ways to have fun while giving back this week

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Quick Lit: June 9-June 15

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Literary readings, book tours, and talks this week

Rosario Dawson, Writers with Drinks, Adam Savage, David Breashears, Gail Sheehy, and more. Read more »

Prop 16 opponents celebrate

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It's now official: Prop 16 is toast.

With 87 percent of the election results in, Prop 16 was losing, 52.6 percent "no" to 47.4 percent "yes."

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Harris declares victory in AG Democratic primary

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San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris declared victory in the Attorney General Democratic primary in an energized  speech around 11 p.m. at Mimi Silbert’s Delancey Street Foundation at 600 Embarcadero.

Harris’ speech came soon after the room buzzed with the news that Santa Clara voters had approved a $937 million stadium deal for the 49ers at a site near Great America, and immediately on the heels a rousing introduction by State Sen. Mark Leno.

“With her kind of leadership, we’ll be able to reinvest dollars in the best crime prevention programs,” Leno said.Read more »

"A righteous win."

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I just called Sup. Ross Mirkarimi, one of the leaders of the No on 16 campaign. He's cautious; we've both seen PG&E steal elections before. But the numbers are looking good: $50 million later, PG&E is behind and losing ground. "If 16 goes down, this will be such a righteous win," Mirkarimi said. "We will have defeated their scorched earth greed."

 

From the Linda Colfax party

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Alex Emslie reports from the Colfax party:

A wild cheer exploded from the crowd of 50 Linda Colfax supporters when the numbers appeared on the screen at Mars Bar. With 99 percent of the precincts counted, Colfax had 55 percent of the vote. “I fell thrilled, speechless,” she said, pausing to search for worlds. “I’m relived, thrilled and grateful.”Read more »

Whoa -- we could actually win this thing

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For the first time tonight, Prop. 16 is losing. As more results come in, PG&E's lead has been slipping, and now the measure is in the loss column. Amazing.

Prop. 16 is getting very tight -- PG&E's only up by one point

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Wow, the No on 16 campaign might just pull off a miracle. PG&E's lead is cut to 50.3 to 49.7 as more results come in from Los Angeles, where a once-powerful lead is dwindling. If this trend keeps up -- and I don't know if it will -- PG&E is going to lose. Amazing.