Allegations of voter manipulation by an independent committee working on behalf of Mayor Ed Lee are being investigated by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.
Office spokeswoman Stephanie Ong Stillman said the investigation was prompted by information sent Friday by the Department of Elections.
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The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission approved Thursday to name a Chinatown recreation center after a local Chinese-American flight attendant who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.According to department officials the commission unanimously approved to name the center at 1199 Mason St. as the Betty Ong Chinese Recreation Center.The center is undergoing renovations and is expected to reopen in early 2012. Read More
A woman lost her purse in a creepy bedroom burglary in San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood Wednesday morning, police said. The terrified 58-year-old victim told police she saw a male suspect enter her bedroom in the 900 block of Sacramento Street around 2:55 a.m. The prowler grabbed her purse, which contained cash and her ID, and fled on foot, police said. No arrest has been firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
The moment Mayor Ed Lee entered this year’s San Francisco mayoral race, he didn’t just become the front-runner — he also stacked the field with an unprecedented fourth major Chinese-American candidate.
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San Francisco’s top lawyer might be out of a job representing The City’s proposed Central Subway.
City attorney and mayoral hopeful Dennis Herrera recently opposed the $1.6 billion project to extend Muni’s T-Third line from SoMA to Chinatown, saying it is overpriced and won’t serve enough people. Read More
A man carrying $2,000 in cash in San Francisco’s Chinatown was beaten and robbed Sunday because he refused to pay off an old loan, police said.The victim, a 50-year-old man, suffered only minor injuries in the brawl at Washington and Wentworth streets around 9:45 p.m. Read More
San Francisco Municipal Railway’s California Street cable car line resumed service this morning after a minivan struck a cable car in The City’s Chinatown neighborhood, a Muni spokesman said.The crash was reported at 7:51 a.m. at the intersection of California Street and Grant Avenue, spokesman Paul Rose said.No one was injured in the crash, but cable car service was disrupted while crews removed the cable car and vehicle from the line, Rose said. Read More
BART will begin holding public meetings next month to discuss upcoming changes to its 9 political districts.BART is one of the few transit agencies in the country to have a publicly elected board of directors, each of whom represents a specific district in the Bay Area. Three of those members — Tom Radulovich, James Fang and Lynette Sweet — represent portions of San Francisco. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee's challenge of a ping-pong match against Supervisor John Avalos turned out to be more fun and games than a serious battle. The match, which had no winner, took place Sunday morning at Portsmouth Square in Chinatown during Sunday Streets.
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With less than two months left until November’s election, a new question is dividing candidates in the mayoral race: Is the Central Subway a train to nowhere?
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