Politics Blog

Important tenant alert -- call Leland Yee!

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By Tim Redmond

A critical piece of tenant legislation is heading for the floor of the state Senate, and so far, San Francisco Senator Leland Yee hasn't taken a position on it. The bill would dramatically reduce the number of Ellis Act evictions in the city and save the homes of thousands of low-income renters and seniors.

The bill number is SB 464, by Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-L.A). Contact Yee's office today and demand that he support it. Read more »

Meta-wha...?

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by Amanda Witherell

The city attorney's office in San Francisco has strongly advised against releasing public documents that may contain metadata, (except when it serves their own purposes, like getting to the bottom of how the 49ers move to Santa Clara slipped right by them.)

The House of Representatives doesn't seem to have a problem with it though, as Rep. John Conyers, Jr. Read more »

Time to ride

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By Steven T. Jones
Despite the article's deeply flawed premise, it was nice to see the Chron's Matier and Ross promote this Friday's Critical Mass ride. Read more »

What's wrong with America, in one simple stat

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By Tim Redmond

The New York Times reported yesterday that the 25 top hedge fund managers in the United States earned a combined $14 billion last year — "enough to pay New York City’s 80,000 public school teachers for nearly three years."

Think about it. Read more »

Artists to Newsom-Lennar: Get specific

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By Sarah Jane Phelan
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Estrelle Akamine, shipyard artist and Spring Open Studio coordinator, at work in her Hunters Point Shipyard studio.

As the 49ers roll out the financial details behind their plan to relocate to Santa Clara, the artists at Hunters Point Shipyard are trying to work out what Mayor Gavin Newsom’s "with or without the 49er Read more »

Another Chance to Impeach on the Beach!

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By Sarah Jane Phelan

As Bush and his pit bull Cheney try to spin their way out of their lies about Iraq, and everything else for that matter.
San Francisco cabbie and writer Brad Newsham once again invites you to lie down and send a simple message about this administration to the world: “Impeach now!”
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The end of the Blue Angels

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By Tim Redmond

I know the show is cool (even though I'm never chosen as the journalist who gets to fly in one of the planes). And I hate to be a killjoy or anything. Read more »

NYC throws down the green gauntlet

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By Steven T. Jones
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (who happens to be a Republican) yesterday unveiled a bold plan to have his city become the most energy efficient and environmentally sustainable big city in the country.
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C'mon, San Francisco, are we going to take that? Read more »

Can we stop media monopoly?

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(chart from dailykos.com)

By Tim Redmond

With Clint Reilly's case against the Bay Area's newspaper barons heading for a trial that will start April 30, it's interesting to note that there's actually a bill in Congress to limit media ownership.

I suspect this isn't going anywhere soon -- the Read more »

SPEAKING OF THE MAYOR....

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