Politics Blog

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 »

Moth Protest Rally and Hearing

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Opposition to the aerial spraying of Light Brown Apple Moth pheromones continues to grow.

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Hard on the heels of a report that claims the moth threat has been overstated comes the news that Sen. Read more »

Got moths? Read Dr. Harder's debunking report

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Dr Daniel Harder, one of the authors of the report into integrated pest management practices in New Zealand, told me that he was motivated to go to New Zealand to carry out research on the Light Brown Apple Moth, because he is the executive director of UC Santa Cruzs arboretum, which has over 10,000 species in its plant collections that are from New Zealand and Australia, and therefore wants to protect these collections.

"We have a long standing relationship with people in those countries and so we called t Read more »

Is the Moth Menace overstated?

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Last week, during my research into this week's Light Brown Apple Moth story, a couple of sources spoke off the record about research that they intimated will prove that the LBAM risk is overstated. Read more »

Affordable Housing Initiative on June ballot

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It's official. Read more »

Guardian wins $15.6 million

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Shit! Mike Lacey flees the courtroom after losing a huge verdict
Photo by Charles Russo

Click here for full lawsuit coverage. Read more »

"Raise taxes. That clear enough?"

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I guess there's something to be said for term limits. State Senate President Don Perata, who will be out of office next year, said loud and clear yesterday something that's needed to be said for a long time in this state: The governor's budget cuts are unacceptable. And the state needs to find some new revenue.

The L.A. 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 »

Three days and counting

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The jury in the Guardian's lawsuit against the SF Weekly finished its third full day of deliberations without returning a verdict. The 12 members will be back at it tomorrow morning at 8:30.

Dems running out of ballots in Texas

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*UPDATE: It's happening in Ohio, too.

Below is a quick post from the Austin American-Statesman. Read more »