Four years after taking over a department plagued by corruption, the director of The City’s building inspections resigned Wednesday amid accusations that Mayor Ed Lee’s office had orchestrated her ouster.
While the departure of Department of Building Inspection Director Vivian Day was officially called a resignation, one agency commissioner, Debra Walker, said she had been “forced to resign.” Read More
President Barack Obama — who declared in a TV interview in May that he personally supports same-sex marriage — visits San Francisco Thursday for two fundraisers for his re-election campaign.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to greet Obama at San Francisco International Airport this morning. As mayor of San Francisco, Newsom spearheaded the effort to allow gays and lesbians to marry. Read More
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently proclaimed that he has too much time on his hands and his job should be redefined or eliminated. But the charismatic politician has found a new way to attract attention.
In the wake of Current TV’s high-profile falling-out with liberal firebrand Keith Olbermann, the channel seems poised to feature a more kindly style of questioning with tonight’s premiere of “The Gavin Newsom Show.” Read More
Gavin Newsom will soon become the first sitting politician to host a show on San Francisco-based Current TV.
The television and online network announced the new show Wednesday, just weeks after the high-profile firing of Keith Olbermann, who had worked for the company for less than a year. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee may soon find himself once again wielding his appointment power and impacting San Francisco’s elected offices. In November, Lee first appointed District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague after former Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi won as sheriff. Lee then appointed Vicki Hennessy to sheriff after suspending on official misconduct charges Mirkarimi, who is fighting to prevent his permanent ouster. Read More
The City’s biotech industry got a boost Tuesday, as Mayor Ed Lee joined the Canadian ambassador to the United States in announcing a new startup incubator in UCSF’s growing hub for such companies. Read More
Back when he trusted the good people of San Francisco to make the right decisions, candidate for Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said, “I've been telling people, vote your conscience.” And side with him we did, electing him to be our Sheriff. Read More
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After coasting to victory in the mayoral race, Ed Lee now faces a new challenge: paying for it.The mayor must move quickly to cover nearly $300,000 in campaign debt, according to finance filings released Tuesday by The City’s Ethics Commission. The mayor has attended about 10 fundraisers on his behalf since the Nov. 8 election win, according to his campaign manager, Bill Barnes. Read More
Is Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom vying for some prime cable time? Or perhaps he just enjoys paying for a laugh.
San Francisco's former mayor has been listed as a donor for comedian Stephen Colbert’s satirical bid for the presidency.An announcement on Colbert’s political action committee’s website said the “super PAC” had filed $1,023,121.24 with the Federal Election Commission at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Read More