Politics Blog

Pelosi sells out the trans community

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Barney Frank

Why are Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank throwing the transgender community under a train? Read more »

How wifi might work in SF

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Slate has a great piece by Tim Wu, author of "Who Owns the Internet," that points out why Mayor Newsom's public-private partnership idea for municipal wifi will never work.

Wu's point (also bloggednicely in leftinsf)

"The basic idea of offering Internet access as a public service is sound. The problem is that cities haven’t thought of the Internet as a form of public infrastructure that—like subway lines, sewers, or roads—must be paid for. Read more »

What's up with the Weekly?

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What's up with this week's issue of the SF Weekly? A rambling, non-funny and oddly pointless spoof on steroids and Barry Bonds (who's gone from SF now anyway) and an advertising supplement on restaurants that's the most blatant, embarrassing sell-out advertorial I've seen in any publication anywhere. Ick.

2007 Issues Interviews: Friends of the Library

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing community leaders about the issues at stake in the upcoming 2007 elections. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Read more »

Sooooo NOT Green

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courtesy of www.letsgreenwashthiscity.org

I've mentioned here and elsewhere the PG&E "Let's green this city" broadsides that have been dousing San Francisco's public spaces with a sickly lime green unfit for a Gap t-shirt. Read more »

2007 Issues Interviews: SFPD's John Scully

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing community leaders about the issues at stake in the upcoming 2007 elections. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Read more »

2007 Issues Interviews: Chris Daly

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing community leaders about the issues at stake in the upcoming 2007 elections. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Read more »

2007 Issues Interviews: Aaron Peskin

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing community leaders about the issues at stake in the upcoming 2007 elections. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Read more »

Lennar's troubles continue

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A busload of 49er fans based in Bayview Hunters Point traveled to the 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara today to ask the team owners not to build a new stadium with developer Lennar. The group also requested a meeting with the York family regarding health problems they say are a result of Lennar’s activities.

In November 2006, the York family announced that the team was planning to leave San Francisco and relocate to Santa Clara. The announcement set off an intense competition to win the 49ers’ affections. Read more »

Why won't Newsom name Jew's real replacement?

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More and more City Hall watchers are focusing on the asterisk that the Mayor's Office has left next to the name of the newest member of the Board of Supervisors, Carmen Chu.

"She's an interim replacement," Newsom flak Nathan Ballard confirmed for me yesterday. In other words, she may just be a placeholder until the Board of Supervisors votes whether to remove disgraced Sup. Read more »