Last week, the group that decides which candidates and ballot propositions will get the stamp of approval from the Democratic Party in San Francisco — the Democratic County Central Committee — held its endorsement meeting. Read More
Most everyone agrees that San Francisco is a small town, so it might surprise you that its eastern border is 180 miles away.
That would be the area that houses The City’s oldest building, a magnificent outpost that is home to bears, coyotes, lush meadows, dramatic waterfalls and some of the best hiking trails in the West.
Five generations of city natives know the place as Camp Mather, a favored vacation getaway for tens of thousands of San Francisco residents that serves as one of the town’s dusty civic jewels. Read More
If I launched a demonstration for every time I lost cellphone service, I’d protest myself right out of a job.
And if I had a quarter for every time BART screwed up, I wouldn’t need a job.
I count myself among the many Bay Area residents having trouble keeping up with the fast-changing events of the past week, some of the incidents causing much chaos and questioning.
Needless to say, a lot of it doesn’t make sense — because if it did, we’d be living somewhere else. Read More
No one expected the Friday announcement that Public Defender Jeff Adachi would enter the mayoral race. Perhaps we should have.
With 43 percent of voters in favor of his pension proposal last year, Adachi has a built-in base of folks concerned with fiscal responsibility and sick of the incestuous relationship between unions and city officials. Know who else’s fan club has a lot of members who are concerned about San Francisco’s bottom line? Ed Lee. Read More
Paul Kantner was born in the Sunset district, which is a good thing because it provided him the cover he needed.
“When it’s foggy, God can’t see what you’re doing,” he says. And lord knows, in between the sex, the drugs and the rock ’n’ roll, Kantner did a lot. Read More
Amid all the accusations, emotions, shouting and general consternation that has greeted Mayor Ed Lee’s decision to continue on as mayor, some things are worth noting.
We now have a real mayoral race in San Francisco, something that didn’t exist until this week as the nine main hopefuls for the job waited in the wings for someone to breathe life into the campaign. With Lee’s official announcement Monday, that gust blew in like a hurricane. Read More
It only took a few short minutes for supporters of Mayor Ed Lee to watch their candidate’s slogan change from cute to critical.It used to be “Run, Ed, Run.” Now it’s “Beat Me.”In both a figurative and a drumlike sense, that’s what the race for San Francisco mayor has become — a campaign in which all the pretenders to the throne are now singularly focused on its current occupant. Read More
As predicted, Ed Lee is looking to drop the “interim” from his title and conveniently announced this fact Monday, around the same time a poll was released showing Lee ahead of all other candidates by more than a mustache. In the poll, 35 percent of respondents said Lee was their first choice for mayor, and the candidates who are not Ed Lee got between 1 and 10 percent of respondents’ first votes. The poll of fewer than 600 people was conducted by robocall and did not ask about second and third choices for mayor. So, don’t call your bookie just yet. Read More
One thing about the ’60s in San Francisco is that for a lot of people who experienced it, they don’t remember it so well.
Much of that hazy period exists primarily in textbooks, on T-shirts and in novelty shops. DayGlo is but a memory, though some entrepreneur at one point had the bright idea to copyright it. Read More
San Francisco’s supervisors have been so busy lately they didn’t have time to draw up a resolution supporting saggy pants.As it turns out, that might have been the only measure voters would pass, since at least 40,000 people have come out in favor of one’s constitutional right to wear extremely low-slung trousers. Read More