Board President David Chiu likes to present his small business credentials while on the campaign trail for San Francisco mayor, but at a mayoral forum at the United Irish Cultural Center on Thursday, his braggadocio got him in a little trouble. Read More
A number of San Francisco mayoral candidates will participate in a panel discussion and question-and-answer session tonight in The City’s Sunset district.Candidates expected to participate include John Avalos, Michela Alioto-Pier, David Chiu, Bevan Dufty, Tony Hall, Dennis Herrera, Joanna Rees, Phil Ting and Leland Yee.The event, organized by the San Francisco Irish American Democratic Club, will take place at the United Irish Cultural Center at 2700 45th Ave. Read More
You’re invited to a mayoral debate focusing on issues in the Mission district, but not all the mayoral candidates are.And we’re not even talking about the 28 candidates who have thrown their names into the race and have been kept out of the two forums already hosted. The nine candidates who have regularly been invited have now been whittled down to five. Read More
The video game industry breathed a sigh of relief Monday at news of the court decision striking down California’s ban on the sales of “ultraviolent” games to minors on grounds the law violated constitutional free-speech guarantees. Read More
The United States Supreme Court is expected to release a ruling on Monday in the court challenge to California’s law to regulate the sale and rental to children of violent video games. The law’s author, State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, is expected to hold a press conference with other backers of the law. Opponents of the law challenged its constitutionality. Read More
They’re asking San Franciscans for their votes, but how often have the nine mayoral candidates gone to the polls themselves?
The San Francisco Examiner broke down the voting history of the mayoral hopefuls, plus interim Mayor Ed Lee, and found that venture capitalist Joanna Rees missed the most city elections and several public officials failed to make it to the polls every election. Read More
Today: allies. Tomorrow: rivals.
That’s the dynamic the California Citizens Redistricting Commission may create in San Francisco, by reducing the number of state Senate seats from two to one.
Today, San Francisco boasts two seats in California’s Assembly and two in the Senate, and both districts split The City down an east-west line. Therefore, assembly members from both districts have become natural front-runners for the Senate seats that their districts overlap. Read More
San Francisco will lose power in state government. A portion of The City could be unrepresented in the state Senate for two years. And a host of career politicians’ futures are flailing wildly in the winds of redistricting. Read More
A closely watched U.S. Supreme Court decision on the fate of a California law that would bar minors from buying or renting “ultraviolent” video games could come as soon as today.
Both the video game industry and free-speech groups oppose the ban, which was authored by state Sen. Leland Yee and signed into law in 2005 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was later struck down by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Read More
State Sen. Leland Yee netted an endorsement from the Sierra Club for his San Francisco mayoral run, with Supervisor John Avalos getting the second-place vote.
Sierra Club political chairman John Rizzo said in a news release Saturday that of the nine candidates running for the seat, Yee has the strongest record of environmental stewardship for co-authoring state legislation on climate change solutions and helping to block offshore oil drilling. Read More