My Nonsense File has been pretty empty since the kids’ meal toy ban, so I have been wondering what the militantly hypersensitive types have been up to. Something came across my desk that is so perfect in its absurdity that I cannot believe it is true. I am both sad and giddy to report this is real. Read More
Detectives investigating the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona last weekend are considering a connection to California Sen. Leland Yee, who received death threats for criticizing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin last year.
Listen to the voicemail left for Sen. Leland Yee. (Warning: Contains graphic language) Read More
After a dangerous 2009, traffic accidents dropped dramatically last year in four double-fine zones in San Francisco, including a 35 percent decrease on 19th Avenue. The decline seems to spell success for this form of accident deterrence.For years, local state Sen. Leland Yee tried to pass a law that would double the cost of traffic fines on 19th Avenue, a busy thoroughfare that doubles as state Highway 1. Read More
Before the board chamber became filled with real emotion - expressed in many of the new supervisors' tearful comments - part of the room was treated to self-aggrandizement, in the form of brash comments made to the press by Chinatown power broker Rose Pak. Read More
Mistermayor is determined to have some fun in his final days as our chief executive. He’s been toying with us about whether he’ll delay his swearing-in as lieutenant governor to allow the incoming Board of Supervisors to choose an interim mayor. Of course, Swearing-In-Gate isn’t the only way for Newsom to scandalously punctuate his tenure.
Allow me to suggest another: appointing three people to the elections task force before he leaves office. Read More
While San Francisco lawmakers are dragging their feet to select an interim mayor to fill the seat of Lt. Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom when he leaves in January, the list of those who actually want to be mayor keeps growing. Read More
Sometimes, when writing to a federal, state or local official, letters and requests go unanswered.For a group of lucky San Francisco middle school students, their questions about democracy will not only be answered, but the representative they wrote to will answer them in person.State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, is expected to visit Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in the Portola neighborhood Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Read More
State Sen. Leland Yee is carrying the momentum of his virtually uncontested re-election — on which he spent more than $1 million — to his fight to become San Francisco’s next elected mayor.
Just one week after his predictable District 8 state Senate re-election victory, Yee showed up at the Department of Elections at City Hall to file paperwork to begin raising money to run for the most powerful post in San Francisco. Read More
It will mean a loss of revenue, but the cash-strapped Cow Palace in Daly City has banned ravelike shows after two people died and several others were hospitalized from apparent drug and alcohol overdoses this year.Two people died after the etd.POP 2010 show in May and at least 16 were hospitalized in October at Spookfest. The state-owned venue’s board decided the two events will not return in 2011. Read More
Opponents of a controversial San Francisco budget reform measure that would raise city employee health care and pension contributions got the support today of another public official, state Sen. Leland Yee.
Proposition B, proposed by Public Defender Jeff Adachi, has already been roundly condemned by many local elected officials and by unions representing the workers.
Particularly egregious, they say, would be raising the health care costs of city workers with children. Read More