Another San Francisco icon is gone. The abandoned Fleishhacker pool house joins the Fleishhacker Pool, Sutro Baths, Playland at the Beach and countless other recreational venues that were enjoyed by city residents for years, only to overstay their welcome and fall into disrepair and ultimately extinction. Read More
Because of the appointive powers granted to the mayor by the City Charter, a corrupt game of musical chairs is played every time a local politician moves up in office (“Ting win puts mayor in tight spot,” Friday). Read More
The Board of Supervisors has not had a regular meeting for several weeks, so the mail from my fellow San Franciscans to the board has been piling up. Today we take a look at some of the colorful communications that arrived during the board’s hiatus. Read More
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi may be hoping for a smooth transition back into his job, and supervisorial candidate Julian Davis may hope the claims that he groped a woman will blow over. But there are machinations behind the scenes that are just getting started. Also in the crosshairs? The three members of the Board of Supervisors who voted to reinstate Mirkarimi and are up for re-election on Nov. 6 — John Avalos, David Campos and Christina Olague. (Jane Kim is not up for election this year.) Read More
Poor Julian Davis. If only he had waited until Nov. 7 to assault a woman, supervisors John Avalos and David Campos (and Jane Kim and Christina Olague) would have been on his side.
Instead, Avalos and Campos have dusted off their cheap, convenient masks of concern about violence against women and withdrawn their endorsement for Davis, who is a candidate for supervisor in District 5.