When students stay in school, they receive an education. But their school district also receives more money from the state.
In an effort to bring you the honesty that should accompany question time, below are the accurate yet slightly paraphrased questions posed by supervisors this week. I also included the answers that I believe Ed Lee would give if he actually were not interested in a full term as mayor.
From a distance, it looked as if Gov. Jerry Brown had been successful last week in making California redevelopment agencies a thing of the past. Redevelopment supporters decried the loss of projects they said couldn’t be done any other way, while opponents hailed the end to wasteful spending and public subsidies for wealthy developers.
Trash talk is intensifying over a proposed November ballot measure that would open up Recology’s San Francisco garbage-hauling monopoly to competition for the first time in decades.
With more than 500,000 spectators expected to converge on San Francisco during peak race days in 2013, the America’s Cup will lead to jammed intersections and BART and Muni lines will not be able to handle the spike in ridership, according to a 1,600-page draft report released Monday on the environmental impact of the event.
The Giants should trade Barry Zito now. They’ll never have a better opportunity. Zito has pitched very well since coming off the disabled list. That might fool a contending team that is desperate for pitching help, but we’ve seen similar streaks by Zito that haven’t lasted.
Drybar Opening Party: Local owners Lindsay and Tom Glaser hosted a party June 28 to celebrate the popular Los Angeles-based salon Drybar’s expansion into San Francisco at its new location at 1908 Fillmore St. The salon — named one of the “100 Brilliant Ideas of 2010” by Entrepreneur magazine — is known for its low-priced blowouts in an elegant, fun setting, and for its celebrity following.
Is Kristen Stewart a ringer for Casey Anthony? Well, she sure doesn’t think so. Though there’s buzz the “Twilight” star could be a perfect choice to play the acquitted yet reviled “Tot Mom” in a movie, the actress and her camp are understandably unflattered by the comparison.