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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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."
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 »
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.