Mayor Ed Lee was on hand Tuesday to greet all 11 skippers from the America’s Cup World Series teams as San Francisco prepares to host its first race in the globe-spanning event today.
While most of the teams have already been here for weeks, getting used to the waters and the boats they will use for this stage of the event, defending champion Oracle Team USA has been here for months, an advantage skipper Jimmy Spithill thinks will pay off. Read More
The 2012-13 school year is right around the corner, and on Monday, 54,200 public-school students and 8,189 staff members will fill 131 child development centers and elementary, middle and high schools throughout our beautiful city. Read More
After Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment in connection with an argument he had with his wife, Mayor Ed Lee suspended him and brought charges to remove him for official misconduct. Mirkarimi exercised his right to contest the removal before the San Francisco Ethics Commission and Board of Supervisors. Read More
San Francisco’s criminal justice community wants to lead the way in changing how California sentences criminals and how they are monitored when they are released from prisons. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee has dropped his proposal to bring a New York-style or any other type of stop-and-frisk policy to San Francisco, and that is good for the civil rights of everyone here. Read More
The time has come for San Francisco police to be equipped with stun guns for a pilot program that must have firm guidelines and strict accountability.
Police Chief Greg Suhr asked the Police Commission last week to approve a pilot program that would arm 74 officers who have completed crisis intervention training with nonlethal devices such as stun guns, commonly referred to as Tasers, a brand name used by a company that makes such devices. Read More
As we pass Monday’s 67th anniversary of the U.S.’s dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, let us renew our commitment to work for peace in our world. More than 220,000 Japanese people were killed and gravely injured by the atomic bomb blasts in Hiroshima and later Nagasaki. Many others suffered cancers caused by the radiation fallout. Read More
Kayla Figard’s coverage of Proposition 37 highlights the gulf between Californians demanding the right to know what’s in our food and corporations desperate to keep the public in the dark (“Difficult choices in the produce aisle,” Sunday). Besides, PepsiCo, Monsanto and the rest of the pesticide industry have put defeating this initiative at the top of their agenda. Read More
From housing to creating jobs to our parks and playgrounds, I am working with the members of the board to give San Franciscans a real opportunity to shape the future of our city this November. Read More
For a while, the new political law in San Francisco was “Hands off Mayor Ed Lee.” The progressive opposition that routinely growled and snipped at the ankles of former Mayor Gavin Newsom was nearly silenced.
But last week, political reality came crashing down on the mayor, who suddenly no longer seemed untouchable.
The man who made the term “city family” fashionable suddenly had a family feud under his roof that even the neighbors could hear. Read More