The final step in Mayor Ed Lee’s case to remove elected Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi from office will take place Oct. 9, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu announced Tuesday. Read More
Over the past two weeks, suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has been distributing a flier to his supporters. On it is a series of bulleted sentiments, or “Points to convey in letters to the editor, supervisors and on-line media sites. Ideas to get started: choose, combine, re-phrase, embellish.” Read More
It remains unclear whether suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi will have his political future decided by the Board of Supervisors before or after the Nov. 6 election.
The elected sheriff-in-limbo, who has been facing The City’s meticulous removal process since March, asked that a final judgment be delayed until after the election, in which five supervisorial seats are up for grabs. Read More
I believe it should be clarified that while there may only be a dozen Warriors basketball games scheduled simultaneously with Giants baseball games each year, the arena will be used year-round for concerts and other entertainment purposes (“Warriors site might double-team traffic,” Monday). Read More
Suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi wants his former colleagues to be protected from an election-season political bombshell as the Board of Supervisors prepares to decide the future of the embattled official next month.
Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment related to his wife, Eliana Lopez, in March, after which he was suspended without pay by Mayor Ed Lee on charges of official misconduct. In a 4-1 vote last month, Read More
As a judgment looms for suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, he and his supporters are making eleventh-hour pleas for his political future. Read More
With the passing of Neil Armstrong, I wanted to share this story with you.
As a native San Franciscan, I was a paperboy for The San Francisco Examiner in 1969. The contest at that time was to get two new subscribers in June, and the reward was two tickets to the Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers game on July 20, 1969. I did my part, and that day, I was off to Candlestick Park with my dad as a proud son. This was the first time I was taking him to a game! Read More
Pouring money into public education is an exercise in futility, particularly with the checkered history of the miseducation of teachers and students and the malpractice of teacher unions.
Indeed, the latest education-related political barbs being thrown by President Barack Obama at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, accusing him of wanting to cut education funding, isa perfect example of Obama’s wasteful spending intended to keep the support of teacher unions. Read More
Political pressure is mounting for the Board of Supervisors to permanently remove suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi from elected office, following an Ethics Commission determination last week that he committed official misconduct in a domestic violence incident involving his wife. Read More
Just days after the Board of Supervisors unanimously endorsed a measure that would change The City’s business-tax structure from a payroll tax to a gross-receipts tax, I got an email from a dear friend with the subject line, “HA HA!”
It contained a link to a column written by the president of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce titled, “Let’s wave goodbye to the gross-receipts tax and hello to new jobs.” Read More