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Jackie Speier

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Mayor Ed Lee Names Today After Virgin America

    It would have been pretty cool -- and maybe even apropos -- if Mayor Ed Lee had concretized a sacred day for virgins in San Francisco. We thought as much after a cursory glance at a press release that came over the transom this morning, rechristening Thursday, August 8 as the city's "Virgin American ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Facebook Says It Will Start Weeding Out All the Haters on Its Social Media Site

    Whatever horrible things you had to say on Facebook, hopefully, you've gotten it out of your system by now. Or might we suggest biting your tongue and taking up some form of daily exercise. The hate speech free-for-all is coming to an end -- hopefully. Facebook announced via a blog post that it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Man Sues National Park Service After Getting Tased by a Ranger

    On January 29, 2012, Gary Hesterberg went for a run through the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in Montara. He brought along his two dogs, a beagle, which was on a leash, and a rat terrier, which was not. A month-old policy prohibited unleashed dogs at the park, though, so Ranger Sarah Cavallar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Meet the California Lawmakers Who Are Enabling the Marijuana War

    Losing efforts sometimes score wins. Medical marijuana scored such a moral victory late Wednesday, when 163 members of Congress voted in favor of not allowing federal dollars to be spent on busting pot growers, distributors, and dispensaries in states with medical cannabis laws.The brainchild o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein Are Stinking Rich

    ​Here is something that might inspire the dwindling Occupiers to return to their tents: While our very own Nancy Pelosi was pushing to extend unemployment  benefits that will, ideally, keep Spam on the tables of the 99 percent -- and provide a boatload of jobs! -- the San Francisco Democrat h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    U.S. Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill To Help Same-Sex Couples Sponsor Foreign Partners

    A new push to change the law for same-sex binational couples. ​U.S. lawmakers reintroduced a bill Thursday that would allow gay Americans to sponsor their same-sex partner for a visa, just as straight married couples can. At the same time, Congress members wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Yosemite Buffalo Soldiers' History Should Be Part of School Curriculum, Jackie Speier Says

    Buffalo Soldiers remembered​Too bad Mark Matthews, the last surviving Buffalo Soldier who died six years ago at age 111, isn't around to mark this historic moment.Congresswoman Jackie Speier is pushing through a bill that would --for the first time ever --give the nation's all black cavalry a prom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Newsom Tweets His Support for Planned Parenthood; Asks Followers to Sign Petition

    A message from Gavin Newsom​With the U.S. Congress on the precipice of stripping away federal funds for Planned Parenthood, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is asking Californians to sign an open letter opposing the controversial legislation. True to form, the former San Francisco mayor tweeted out a message ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Feinstein and Boxer Crack Down on Pipeline Safey After San Bruno Blast

    This sucks​It's kind of hard to imagine that any agency could be more disorganized than San Francisco's Housing Authority which can't keep its records straight long enough to collect a month's worth of rent. But it appears that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. might be surpassing the SFHA's notoriousl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Jackie Speier Blasts PG&E for Sloppy Record-Keeping

    This is what happens when you are disorganized​Congresswoman Jackie Speier tells the Chronicle this morning that she is "appalled" by the fact that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. leaders "don't know what's underground." This became transparent after the company admitted it can't find important docum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Iron Man Free of Lead, Test Finds

    Congrats, Dakari! That toy won't poison you! ​When 4-year-old Dakari Vieyra was made to hand over his prized Iron Man toy, he wept bitterly. When Caroline Cox of the Center for Environmental Health determined that Iron Man was lead-free, Vieyra was all smiles. He probably doesn't know the differen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    The Year in Gay, 2010 Edition

    What a year it was​Who Will Be The Uppity Fag Of The Year?Let's face it -- this was a messy, messy year for the gays. Much of the news was good, ultimately, but shit dragged on! There were three major federal trials (four, technically -- but two were sorta merged in Massachusetts), promises ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Week in Gay: Carrie Prejean to Wed 'Jesus in Cleats'

    Her prince has come!​On Thursday, members of the LGBT media were invited to participate in some kind of weird press conference at the White House. Was it a show of good faith (this is a first for queer journalists) or just another attempt to appear attentive? An administration official named Melod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    The Week in Gay: Gays Invade San Francisco!

    Adam Hood loves you​What is the best way to kick off San Francisco Pride Weekend? By listening to an ex-gay, ex-San Franciscan who wears an ascot and just loves him some pussy! Adam Hood doesn't want the gays to bring the gangrene into heaven but he does want to bring flavor savers. Imagine hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    McDonald's Shrek Recall Is Just What Ogre Would Have Wanted

    Perhaps this is what it means to behave like a 'real ogre'? ​Unless you enjoy the taste of Cadmium with your McDonald's fare, take note. The fast-food giant recalled 12 million glasses tied in with the current film Shrek Ever After. Now, children being exposed to toxins is not funny -- but hear us ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2010

    Bleeding Green

    Forget about Sharp Park’s endangered frogs and snakes. The real problem with the golf course is its enormous cost to the city.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    S.F. Business Group Spurns Pelosi's Health Care Plea

    Not winning the vote of San Francisco's business community...​Despite 30 minutes of face time, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi failed to convince a delegation of San Francisco Chamber of Commerce business leaders to endorse the most important piece of legislation a San Francisco politician has shepherd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Report: GOP Candidates Both Have Vaginas, But Different Styles

    Who will be the face of the state's GOP?​That pretty much sums up the Chron's story today about Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina. I gotta agree with Rep. Jackie Speier on this one -- there wouldn't be a story about the contrasting styles of two dudes running for public office. Some insiders followi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Hey, Gavin: List of Upwardly Mobile Lieutenant Governors Is Truly Brief

    BrainchildvnGavin Newsom might stop applauding if he better knew the career outcomes of previous lieutenant governors -- and failed candidates for the office​UPDATE: Newsom insists he's not making any statements about running for lieutenant governor. At least not now. First things first, our calls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    If Newsom Serious About Lt. Gov Run, Political Timing Is Right

    Aloha, Gav? ​The new hot rumor du jour is that San Francisco's erstwhile mayor, Gavin Newsom, will announce he's going to run for lieutenant governor -- perhaps as soon as Tuesday. If so, the timing would work out eerily well for Newsom -- if he accepts the voluntary expenditure limit for a statew ... More >>

  • News

    February 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Dwindling Dollars in Attorney General Race May Not Be Due to Recession

    Do I have any money? Not for you!​Guess what? Jackie Speier isn't running for Attorney General. Who knew? Now that we've gotten that out of the way, on to the article. We thought it was interesting last week when the campaign of San Francisco District Attorney -- and would-be AG -- Kamala Harris s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Speier Not Running for AG, Horde of Upwardly Mobile Pols Staying Put

    Rep. Jackie Speier, seen here with Stephen Colbert, will continue her ride in Washington, D.C. ​Rep. Jackie Speier's newly minted spokesman Nathan Ballard just informed the world that his boss will not be leaving Congress to run for state Attorney General. Congressional seats rarely open -- especi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Et Tu Elsbernd? Supe Apparently Latest To Enter Jackie Speier Sweepstakes.

    When Sean Elsbernd had this photo taken, he ostensibly wasn't interested in running for higher office. Now he is. Also, watch out for that truck. ​The Chronicle's Marisa Lagos has done a bang-up job handicapping the myriad political possibilities that could result if Rep. Jackie Speier leaves Cong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    John Avalos Amused By Rumors He's Seeking Assembly Seat

    Joe EskenaziJohn Avalos says he's going nowhere...​Earlier today, we confirmed that rumors Supervisor Sean Elsberd's attention has been piqued by a potentially vacant Assembly seat are true. Consider him piqued. But while Elsbernd wouldn't mind a move to Sacramento, his colleague, John Avalos, tel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    In Wake of Unpleasant Poll, Kamala Harris Trumpets Fund-Raising Totals

    'One million dollars!'​According to a press release Attorney General candidate Kamala Harris fired off about an hour ago, her campaign raised more than a million bucks in the last half of 2009. But according to a poll leaked to the San Francisco Chronicle -- she'll need it. The J. Moore Methods su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Where Does S.F. Department of Elections Get Those Wonderful Pictures For Voter Pamphlets? Would You Believe -- Flickr?

    ​Thousands upon thousands of San Franciscans were greeted by Voter Information Pamphlets in their mail boxes this week. And yet -- as always -- the dread of a pending election featuring confusing ballot measures, the oft-bizarre arguments expended for and against them, and a handful of unopposed c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Get a Job: White House Report Details Employment Boosts in Each Congressional District. Check Out Yours Here.

    Every morning about this time/ she get me out of my bed/ a-crying get a job. After breakfast, everyday, she throws the want ads right my way/ And never fails to say, Get a job Sha na na na, sha na na na na -- The Silhouettes, "Get a Job." It may not do the mind well to note that the members o ... More >>

  • News

    January 16, 2008

    Newsom-Linked Non-Profit SF Connect Twice As Inefficient As National Average

    Sixty-two percent of budget spent on overhead in 2006

  • Film

    November 1, 2006

    Rev. Death

    A new documentary about populist preacher Jim Jones is a fascinating portrait of folly and power

  • News

    July 27, 2005

    Muscle & Fitness for Office

    Did a multimillion-dollar deal with bodybuilding magazines sour you on the Schwarzenegger? Take quiz, find out.

  • News

    June 1, 2005

    The Daily Lickspittle

    Journalism has a lot of problems, but too many of them are manifestations of a sycophantic attitude toward the big-e Establishment

  • News

    May 28, 2003

    Big Doctor Is Watching

    As of April 14, the national security police can monitor your medical records without your knowledge. So can the local police.

  • News

    February 6, 2002

    Brownout at SFO

    Mayor's attempt to end-run city voters on runways-in-bay reflects dimming of his political star

  • News

    September 8, 1999

    Dirty Laundry

    Literally and figuratively, the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger gets fouler every day

  • Calendar

    August 11, 1999
  • News

    August 11, 1999

    Inside the Big Floop

    Threatening Mount Zion means curtains for the clowns who have mismanaged the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger

  • News

    June 12, 1996

    Deadbeat Heaven

    Parents who refuse to pay child support don't have much to worry about in California. Or, for that matter, San Francisco.

  • News

    May 15, 1996

    Dead Heat

    Despite the deaths of Aaron Williams and Mark Garcia, the SFPD continues to use pepper spray on suspects who stand a good chance of dying in custody.

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