California Attorney General Jerry Brown is ready to ramp up his fundraising efforts, which could help him in a bid for the governor’s mansion.
Brown filed paperwork Tuesday with the secretary of state for a “Brown for Governor 2010 Exploratory Committee,” according to his campaign.
Launching an exploratory committee for the governor’s race doesn’t mean Brown is officially running, but it does mean he can raise money as if he were. Read More
Windy weather was exactly what city officials hoped for today for Mayor Gavin Newsom, who announced at a press conference in front of Civic Center plaza that The City will soon be peppered with small wind turbines that can generate electricity.
Last year, Newsom and then-Supervisor Tom Ammiano created a task force to discover how to make wind power in The City worthwhile.
The name Van Jones might seem like a hot potato for politicians who may like and respect him but are seeking election to a major post.
Still, Mayor Gavin Newsom has not hesitated to call the former White House adviser and Bay Area activist a friend in at least two recent speeches, including at a conference on renewable energy this morning. Read More
It’s too early in the game to pay attention to polls, Mayor Gavin Newsom said this morning in reaction to the latest tally of California voters that shows he is trailing in the 2010 governor’s race.
A Rasmussen Reports telephone survey released Monday had Attorney General Jerry Brown ahead of all three Republican candidates in the race and Newsom behind the GOP trio.
New dad Mayor Gavin Newsom is trying to build stamina while balancing fatherhood, his City Hall duties and a gubernatorial campaign.
He appears to be handling it swimmingly so far.
Newsom’s actress wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom gave birth to daughter Montana Tessa Siebel Newsom on Sept. 18. Since then, the mayor has said numerous times Montana has had a profound effect on him.
We could tell. The sleepy-eyed mayor was visibly drained at the Second Annual Renewable Energy Finance Conference at the downtown Palace Hotel this morning. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom says thumbs up to the NBC television medical drama series “Trauma,” which is filmed in The City and debuted last night.
The mayor told The Examiner at a renewable energy finance conference this morning that he had not missed the first episode despite his busy schedule. He’d better not – his actress wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom appeared briefly in the show.
“I thought it was very good, I thought even from the first scene, when the two helicopters crashed, I was not prepared for that,” Newsom said. Read More
San Francisco resident Austin Chu and his brother, Brian, will premiere their documentary, “The Recess Ends,” at the Victoria Theatre in the Mission district on Wednesday. The brothers traveled for five months [across the country] to document personal stories involving the greatest economic meltdown since the Great Depression. Read More
Starting today, drivers headed eastbound on Market Street will have to detour around stretches of the thoroughfare.
The plan is part of a study that will examine limiting personal vehicles and boosting transit service and pedestrian usage along Market Street.
Eastbound drivers will be encouraged to turn right off Market Street at 10th Street, but will be forced to do so at Eighth Street. Vehicles that turn right on Market Street from Seventh Street will be pushed back off to Sixth Street. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom just can’t wait to hang out with former President Bill Clinton in Los Angeles next week – and while they’re good friends, everyone knows this rendezvous is purely political.
Newsom’s gubernatorial campaign this afternoon released a brief itinerary of their plans for Oct. 5. The plans mark the first time Clinton will publicly appear by the mayor’s side in support of his bid to become governor. Read More
Two city housing developments are about to become more modern and energy-efficient with new funding help from the feds.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development doled out $500 million in grants to public housing authorities nationwide that will be used to build or renovate apartments and to make existing units more energy efficient.
For those efforts, the Ping Yuen development in Chinatown received $8.5 million, and the Westside Courts development in Western Addition received nearly $4 million, the agency said. Read More
Money talks or candidates walk.
That has been the strategy adopted by Jerry Brown’s campaign to persuade gubernatorial candidates to abandon their Sacramento dreams, and it has succeeded — with the exception of Mayor Gavin Newsom.
Gone are Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell and former state Controller Steve Westly. And without even declaring his candidacy for governor, Brown has amassed a political war chest that dwarfs Newsom’s. Read More
Forced detours from Market Street in The City are intended to be a turning point for the bustling thoroughfare’s future.
Beginning Tuesday, eastbound drivers will be forced to turn off Market Street at two intersections. It’s part of a study that will look at limiting vehicle traffic and boosting transit service and pedestrian usage along the corridor. Read More
For the not-so-tech-savvy bunch, a glance at DataSf.org – the Web site offering oodles of city government information – is like searching for the right-sized shirt through the random racks at Goodwill stores. It’s quite a lot to digest.
But Mayor Gavin Newsom today has announced the launch of a section of the Web site that shows more clear examples of how all that data can be useful and will help make government more transparent.
An online media company wants gubernatorial hopefuls Meg Whitman and Mayor Gavin Newsom to duke it out after school, 3 p.m.
CleanTechnica.com, an environmentally-focused blogging site, has invited Newsom and the Republican candidate to an online debate regarding the state’s climate change legislation, AB32. Read More
More changes are coming to Mayor Gavin Newsom’s staff.
Catherine Dodd plans to leave her post as the mayor’s deputy chief of staff overseeing health and human services, the Mayor’s Office said.
Beginning Oct. 5, Dodd will become interim director of The City’s Health Service System, filling the post following the resignation of Bart Duncan. Read More