Money talks or candidates walk.
That has been the strategy adopted by Jerry Brown’s campaign to persuade gubernatorial candidates to abandon their Sacramento dreams, and it has succeeded — with the exception of Mayor Gavin Newsom.
Gone are Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell and former state Controller Steve Westly. And without even declaring his candidacy for governor, Brown has amassed a political war chest that dwarfs Newsom’s. Read More
Forced detours from Market Street in The City are intended to be a turning point for the bustling thoroughfare’s future.
Beginning Tuesday, eastbound drivers will be forced to turn off Market Street at two intersections. It’s part of a study that will look at limiting vehicle traffic and boosting transit service and pedestrian usage along the corridor. Read More
For the not-so-tech-savvy bunch, a glance at DataSf.org – the Web site offering oodles of city government information – is like searching for the right-sized shirt through the random racks at Goodwill stores. It’s quite a lot to digest.
But Mayor Gavin Newsom today has announced the launch of a section of the Web site that shows more clear examples of how all that data can be useful and will help make government more transparent.
An online media company wants gubernatorial hopefuls Meg Whitman and Mayor Gavin Newsom to duke it out after school, 3 p.m.
CleanTechnica.com, an environmentally-focused blogging site, has invited Newsom and the Republican candidate to an online debate regarding the state’s climate change legislation, AB32. Read More
More changes are coming to Mayor Gavin Newsom’s staff.
Catherine Dodd plans to leave her post as the mayor’s deputy chief of staff overseeing health and human services, the Mayor’s Office said.
Beginning Oct. 5, Dodd will become interim director of The City’s Health Service System, filling the post following the resignation of Bart Duncan. Read More
In potentially deadly situations when every second counts, emergency responders show up to The City’s northeastern neighborhoods more than a minute earlier than those in southern areas, a new report said.
Pacific Heights, the Marina district and surrounding neighborhoods had the quickest time for a first responder to arrive at the scene of an emergency following a 911 call at 4 minutes 3 seconds, according to a San Francisco Fire Department report due to be released Thursday. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom probably wishes he could do nothing today but spend time with his newborn daughter, who came home from the hospital Tuesday.
However, Newsom will at least make one appearance this afternoon to move forward his gubernatorial campaign. The mayor will chat in his first online town hall meeting -- an hour-long event starting at 6 p.m. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom says his newborn daughter is home safe.
The mayor rushed to the California Pacific Medical Center early this afternoon to pick up his baby, who was born Friday, following an online campaign event involving Twitter.
Just before 3 p.m., the mayor apologized via Twitter for slowing traffic.
“I think we drove 3 mph,” he wrote. “Sorry for traffic jam!”
Newsom and his wife recently moved into a home in Ashbury Heights. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom loves his Twitter, having first announced his daughter’s birth and candidacy for governor on the micro-blogging site.
But today’s Twitter chat with the mayor, where he spent 45 minutes trying to answer a barrage of questions from users about how he plans on fixing California as governor, might have had some folks wondering why Newsom didn’t use a seemingly more useful -- although perhaps ol' fashioned -- chat site for the Q&A. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom is picking up his newborn daughter from the hospital this afternoon, he announced on Twitter.
“Thanks for the kind words about my daughter,” the mayor wrote on his Twitter page, where he announced both his daughter’s birth last Friday and also his candidacy for governor several months ago.
He also wrote: “Picking her up from the hospital after twitter talk!”
The online discussion was scheduled to end at 1:30 p.m. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will likely be welcoming his wife and newborn home from the hospital today, so don’t expect any public appearances.
But Newsom will make at least one appearance – on Twitter.
This afternoon, he plans to use the site where he first announced his candidacy for governor to answer questions on how to fix California.
The chat is between 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Wiping graffiti off buildings, benches and bus shelters might make The City easier on the eyes, but some of the chemicals used for those efforts are not easy on the health of city workers, according to a new city document.
Some of the dozens of products used to combat graffiti in The City are “extremely hazardous” to humans and are “widely used by city staff,” according to a document released by the Department of Environment. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom is a few days into his new job — parenting — and he admitted it’s a lot of work.
Newsom and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, welcomed a baby girl into the world Friday. Since then, the mayor said, sleep has been hard to come by. The question is not how many hours of shut-eye he’s had, but “how many hours in a row,” Newsom said, jokingly, during a City Hall event Monday. Read More
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.”