Politics Blog

What the Prop F-Prop. G battle is really about

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I've gotten a lot of calls about the two redevelopment measures, and while I think our endorsements make the case for F and against G pretty well, let me add something else.

In many ways, this is the first of a long series of battles that will determine whether Southeast San Francisco becomes a high-end residential community. Read more »

Election night parties

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As always, Guardian political reporters will be in the field on Election Night, reporting live from City Hall and all the key parties via this Politics blog. We're gathering that list of parties now (send yours to me at steve@sfbg.com to ensure you make the list) and we'll post it by around this time tomorrow so you know where to go. And don't forget to vote.

The fraudulent slate card

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Just so it's clear: The Bay Guardian doesn't send out slate cards. We don't do door hangers. We don't produce campaign mail. Ever. Period.

But just about every election, somebody we endorsed, or some group that agrees with us, reprints the Guardian endorsements, makes fliers out of them and sends or hands them around. That's fine with me -- we're happy to get the word out. Read more »

Pelosi talks hunger

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Nancy Pelosi with Paul Ash, executive director of the San Francisco Food Bank. Photo by Steven T. Jones

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi toured the San Francisco Food Bank today to highlight her concern with rising food costs and the need for a reordering of national priorities to address poverty. Read more »

Mayor uses Shipyard to announce budget, Monday

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It’s 4 PM on a Friday afternoon, that hour when most employees are counting the seconds to the weekend—and wishing that Monday morning wasn’t only 65 hours away. Read more »

Why is PG&E attacking Leno on education?

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It’s not like schools are their business – at all. But the $13 billion utility company is the big money behind recent television ads depicting Mark Leno as a foe of children and schools.

“San Francisco Assemblyman Mark Leno claims that he’s for better schools,” the ad informs, according to a transcript provided by the California Teacher’s Association. Read more »

Woo-hoo, a planning party

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What are you doing after work tomorrow? Critical Mass? The Alterna-Mass that all the cool bikers are talking about? Read more »

March to stop the Moth Spray

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Photo courtesy of Vegan Reader

Moth spray activists are planning to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday, May 31, to protest government plans to spray the Bay Area with moth pheromones.

Folks will gather at 9 am on the San Francisco side in the bridge parking lot, begin their walk at 10 am, and rally at 12 noon at the West End of Crissy Fiel Read more »

3.26 million ways to reuse your Prop. G fliers

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As Prop. F supporters continue to liven up their shoestring campaign with dance, debate and rap songs,
yet another huge question is looming over the Prop. G campaign: What is San Francisco going to do about all the glossy Prop. G fliers that are choking up mailboxes citywide?

Since the Lennar-financed Prop. Read more »

Prop. F's break dancing rattles the system's chains

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Turfaholic's Johnel dazzled at a recent Prop. F rally on Palou street in the heart of the Bayview. Stay with it, and you'll get to the part where Johnel sets his own chains a-spinning. Awesome to watch.