Former San Francisco 49ers President Carmen Policy has weighed in on the violence at Candlestick Park during Saturday’s preseason exhibition game with the Oakland Raiders, saying the stadium’s aging infrastructure may have played a role in the worsening of behavior. Read More
The three major candidates for district attorney submitted their early 2011 fundraising numbers Monday, and while all raised significant amounts, expenditures left incumbent George Gascón with far less available cash than his competitors.
Factoring in campaign debts and challenger David Onek’s earlier fundraising, he and fellow candidate Sharmin Bock each now have slightly more than $150,000 on hand, compared to about $77,000 for Gascón. Read More
As a decade of peace came to pass this week in the NFL, new opportunities opened for financing new stadiums. Yet the 49ers promptly announced that the team is still moving at full speed on its proposed new home in Santa Clara.
But proponents of keeping the team in its namesake city have their own basic message: “Don’t forget about us.” Read More
The last time the NFL had a work stoppage was 1987. Carmen Policy, who was representing the 49ers at league meetings, remembers it well.
The issue was free agency. Policy came home from a league meeting convinced that the owners, led by Tampa Bay’s Hugh Culverhouse, were determined not to allow it. “They had shouldered Pete Rozelle aside. ‘OK, Pete, you’ve had your say. Now, sit down.’” Read More