With the birth of his daughter on Friday, don’t plan on Mayor Gavin Newsom being too active today – but you never know.
He has no public events, meetings at City Hall, or campaign events on his schedule. But while mayor will take days off here and there to be with his family, it will not be for an extended period of time, spokesman Nathan Ballard said.
Legislation that would allow San Francisco's new police chief to appoint people from outside The City's police department to command staff positions will go before the Public Safety Committee Monday.
It would amend a city code that states “appointments to the command staff may only be made from the rank of rank of lieutenant or higher in the San Francisco Police Department.”
San Francisco, meet Montana Tessa Siebel Newsom.
The baby girl was born to Jennifer Siebel Newsom, 35, and Mayor Gavin Newsom, 41, at 12:39 p.m. on Friday in San Francisco.
The 7-pound, 12-ounce baby was born at an unnamed hospital in San Francisco, according to the Mayor’s Office.
The arrival of their first child has been highly anticipated event -- by the public, media and family members.
The next big earthquake in the Bay Area could damage or level so-called soft-story buildings in San Francisco, but Mayor Gavin Newsom wants to prevent that.
Owners of soft-story buildings in The City that could crumble during earthquakes would have their permits expedited and the Plan Review fees fees waived if they voluntarily make seismic upgrades, under legislation introduced by Newsom to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Attorney General Jerry Brown is none-too-happy about news reports saying he frowned upon the role of mayors and questioned whether they are fit to be governors during a speech in The City on Wednesday.
Brown told The Examiner on Thursday that his speech was grossly misquoted and that what he had really told attendees at a Geary Boulevard merchants event was the exact opposite of what newspapers had reported.
Mayor Gavin Newsom’s schedule appears quiet today, with no public appearances or even meetings at City Hall.
We’ll let you know whether that will last, as the mayor has been out-and-about in recent days at events that did not show on the public schedule. One thing is for certain: He must be staying close to home, as his wife is due with their first child in six days.
Buying a soda or other sugary drink in San Francisco will cost you more if Mayor Gavin Newsom has his way.
As a nationwide debate rages about taxing soft drinks and a new health study says sodas are linked to obesity, Newsom said Thursday that he is prepared to push legislation that would impose a fee on sugary drinks sold in The City by large retailers.
The mayor first pitched the fee idea in 2007, but it fizzled due to legal restrictions. Under state law, new taxes require voter approval. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom says Attorney General Jerry Brown insulted mayors across the U.S. after comments Brown made in The City Thursday about how mayors aren’t fit to be governors.
Brown told a packed crowd at a Geary Street merchants banquet that mayors “spend most of the time raising money, talking to the press and doing photos ops,” and that the job is “not about people.” Read More
What better way to remember a massive and destructive earthquake than to pretend we are experiencing an even bigger one.
More than 7 million state residents, including San Franciscans, are already signed up for what should be the largest earthquake preparedness event ever in the U.S., said California Emergency Management Agency Secretary Matt Bettenhausen, who talked up the drill at City Hall this morning.
Folks in schools, at work, at home and everywhere where else will be encouraged to “drop, duck and hold on” in unison. Read More
The tepid tourism economy in San Francisco will receive a shot in the arm during the Indian summer, as large events and conventions bring visitors — and their money — to The City.
Keeping an influx of guests is important, since tourism dollars are one of the largest fillers of city coffers.
San Francisco had about 131,000 visitors a day last year, spending more than $22 million per day and helping to generate more than
$527 million in tax revenue, according to the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will spend part of this morning at City Hall to let city folk in on upcoming plans to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
The 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook the greater San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas on Oct. 17.
He has no campaign events scheduled, although Friday his staff will host a campaign briefing online at www.ustream.tv.
Stay tuned today for possible unscheduled appearances by Newsom. Read More
Attorney General Jerry Brown could moonlight as a comic.
During a speech in San Francisco Wednesday at the Geary Boulevard Merchant Association's annual awards luncheon, Brown opened by saying, "I don't know why the hell you invited me here, I'm from Oakland."
He then tried to give The City a compliment.
"If you're from Oakland, it's a hell-of-a-lot better than if you're from San Francisco, because we get to look at you and you have to look at us."
Chef Mayor Gavin Newsom this morning revealed the recipe that has lured more than 50 bio-tech and medical device companies to San Francisco in recent years, including 17 in the Mission Bay area.
Not long ago, The City only had one, Newsom said during a brief speech at the BioPharm America Conference at the San Francisco Marriott, where he played salesman for The City to industry leaders.
Mayor Gavin Newsom will spend part of this morning speaking briefly at the BioPharm America Conference at the San Francisco Marriott.
The press release for the three-day event says it all: The conference “will bring together decision makers from all sectors of the international bio-pharmaceutical industry for three days of high level networking and dealmaking.”
Don’t ever say nothing happens in San Francisco.
Newsom was also getting “mic’ed up” this morning for an MSNBC interview, according to his Twitter post. Read More
Even though a big name — former President Bill Clinton — has stepped up to help Mayor Gavin Newsom in his gubernatorial bid, political insiders say the early endorsement shows Newsom’s campaign is struggling.
News broke early Tuesday that Clinton — who also endorsed Newsom in his first mayoral run — will attend two of the mayor’s campaign events in Los Angeles on Oct. 5. One of the joint appearances will be a fundraiser for the Democratic primary. Read More