Larry Brinkin, the iconic San Francisco gay activist who brought the nation’s first domestic partnership lawsuit in 1982, was arrested Friday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography, police said.
Police remained tight-lipped about the allegations Monday, only confirming that the 66-year-old was booked at County Jail. He posted bail Saturday, jail officials said. Read More
Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty is expected to be appointed by Mayor Ed Lee to a position that will focus on creating housing opportunities for the homeless and work directly with social service organizations in The City. Dufty ran for mayor against Lee in November, but he set himself apart from the crowded field of candidates by welcoming the mayor to the race when others were hostile toward Lee. Read More
Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty may be returning to work for The City with a new job title.Dufty, who campaigned unsuccessfully for mayor last year, has acknowledged that he’s had conversations with Mayor Ed Lee about a possible administrative position in San Francisco government. Read More
Although many of this year’s San Francisco mayoral candidates already had municipal jobs before they decided to run for The City’s top post, others are now seeking work.And one of them has found it, at least for now.Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty, who was a self-proclaimed professional candidate for more than a year, is now on the payroll of SamTrans and Caltrain — which are both part of the San Mateo County Transit District — as an interim community relations manager. Read More
One of the fascinating aspects of ranked choice voting is that one can learn which candidates have a similar voting base. I certainly wanted to know where the votes went after each candidate was eliminated. Below are charts that follow the flow of votes from round to round to show you how we got to the final tally and declaration of a winner. Read More
Much has been made of Asian voter influence in Tuesday’s mayoral election, but it’s also important to note that the geographic support of Ed Lee’s stretched citywide — including into the home district of his closest competitor. Read More
Phil Ting received $279,668 in taxpayer-funded financing for his mayoral candidacy, but as of Wednesday he only received 806 votes. That’s $347 per vote spent by San Francisco taxpayers to subsidize his failed campaign. Read More
Much has been made of Mayor Ed Lee’s allegedly laundered campaign contributions this election season, but many of his opponents also have taken illegal money — amid considerably less scandal.
City ethics rules forbid candidates from taking money from people involved in organizations awarded city contracts worth more than $50,000 if those contracts are approved by the candidates in their current city jobs or by the office they are seeking. Read More
San Francisco politics are truly frightening -- or are they? Phil Ting's people over at ResetSanFrancisco.org inject some pretty cheesy activity into this year's Halloween season with a video spoofing the horror franchise "Paranormal Activity." Read More
Like my mother yelling and ringing a cowbell at my basketball games, supporters of Ed Lee may have gone a bit overboard.
Reports have surfaced that folks who want to see Lee elected mayor in November set up tables in Chinatown where they marked — or instructed people on how to mark — mail-in ballots for Lee. Read More