Jane Kim

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    April 10, 2014

    Stop Being Lazy and Walk to Work Tomorrow

    Sometimes the only way to truly wake yourself up in the morning is a brisk walk (okay and some strong coffee). Here's your chance to start getting that much-needed exercise.Tomorrow, San Franciscans will ditch their car keys and Clipper Cards and instead hike to the office as part of a public even ... More >>

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    December 25, 2013
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    October 9, 2013
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    September 30, 2013

    Faux Larry Ellison to San Francisco: Fuck You for Not Clapping Harder Over My America's Cup Win

    Dear San Francisco: Last week my team of highly trained yachtsmen, selected by a personnel database so effective it's illegal for the government to use, beat the crap out of New Zealand's team of hobbits. It's maybe the one time in the history of the world when a billionaire triumphing in a yacht r ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    Is CEQA Bad For Bike Projects?

    I wade into the ongoing debate over CEQA, with much unease. For starters, the minute that I start to explain that CEQA stands for the California Environmental Quality Act and that San Francisco City Hall's administration of that particular law is the subject of a long-running and heated political d ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Lech Walesa's Name Isn't Coming Off San Francisco Street Anytime Soon

    Earlier this week we reported that Supervisor Jane Kim was asking around about what it'd take to wipe Lech Walesa off the map. The former Polish president and democratic leader wasn't exactly espousing San Francisco values when he suggested homosexual politicians should sit "behind a wall" in Poland ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    SFPD's Sixth Street Substation vs. Black Market Street Hustlers

    Back in October, at least one Mid-Market drug dealer wasn't worried about the prospect of a new SFPD substation on Sixth Street, just around the corner from his workspace. "People are gonna adapt," said Bishop, the 27-year-old the hustler in our feature story Black Market Street. "Somehow, someway, ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    George Davis, Perennial Nudist Candidate, to Announce Bid to Unseat Scott Wiener

    Tomorrow, it seems, is gonna be a big day. Not only have the city's indignant nudists promised to put the nascent nudity ban to the test, plaintiff and serial nudist candidate George Davis has pledged to announce his candidacy for District 8 Supervisor in the 2014 election. The current occupant of t ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Scott Wiener Will Be Next Land-Use Chair, Mark Farrell to Head Budget

    SF Weekly has learned that Board President David Chiu will award both of the city's most influential committee chairmanships to his moderate colleagues. Supervisor Scott Wiener will be the chairman of the land-use committee. Supervisor Mark Farrell will be named the chair of the budget committee.&nb ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Board of Supervisors: Get Used to Muddle in the Middle

    By this time next week, barring an event recalling a Strom Thurmond phone book-reading filibuster, San Francisco will have a newly minted Board of Supervisors president. Incumbent David Chiu is in a solid position, but others, including Scott Wiener, are making plays of their own. It'll be intriguin ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Facebook Page Created for Women Who Don't "Like" Ross Mirkarimi

    Ross Mirkarimi is quickly settling back into his post as sheriff, registering inmates to vote, and generally trying to get everyone to forget about his nine-month political and family drama with his wife. But Erica Sedlander, a UC Berkeley graduate student, isn't letting the sheriff off so easy; she ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi Gets His Job Back

    Ross Mirkarimi got his badge back last night after the Board of Supervisors reinstated him as San Francisco's sheriff. After several hours of public testimony, the board voted 4-7 to give Mirkarimi his job back, claiming the bruise he gave his wife did not amount to official misconduct. Supervisors ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Ross Mirkarimi: Supervisors Make Votes Work for Them

    Last night, Sheriff-No-Longer-in-Limbo Ross Mirkarimi told the press that "the system worked in this case." In the end, Mirkarimi was reinstated to his elected position -- but it's hard to describe any "system" that involved nine months of lunacy, nine Ethics Commission hearings, several forests' wo ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012
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    May 24, 2012

    Ouija Board: Let's Go To the Video on John Avalos' "Joke"

    Yesterday, John Avalos became the poster boy du jour for everyone who feels San Francisco is, actually "the Land of Oz" (his words). Websites hither and yon reported the San Francisco supervisor consulted an Ouija board in determining whether it'd be proper to name a Navy ship after Harvey Milk. Thi ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Sixty Ways to Celebrate Mayor Ed Lee's 60th Birthday

    Tomorrow is Mayor Ed Lee's 60th birthday. And, in lieu of a politician's traditional birthday celebration -- a cake, served discreetly in an envelope left beneath the table -- Lee's staff has come up with a novel concept. They have created a website listing 60 things you and I can do to help Lee hel ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    Labor Unions Protest City Fat Cats' Raises, Democracy

    At a time when thieves are tearing apart the infrastructure of our city for a few dollars worth of copper, it warrants mentioning that the glistening dome of San Francisco's City Hall is, literally, slathered in gold. Perhaps those who'd like to even the score should aim a little higher. That's the ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Supervisor David Chiu Scores High with SF Chamber of Commerce

    ​The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce has released its annual scorecard, ranking how it feels members of the Board of Supervisors have been doing when it comes to bolstering our economy. And, like every year, the results are as predictable as San Francisco fog: The moderates outscore the progress ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011
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    October 18, 2011

    Mayor Ed Lee Tries to Appease Occupy SF Protesters, Cops

    Ellen Huet​After five people were arrested Sunday at Justin Herman Plaza, Occupy SF protesters gathered at City Hall Tuesday afternoon to tell Mayor Ed Lee and the Board of Supervisors to just leave them alone. Tuesday's affair was nothing quite like what Rome experienced over the weekend, rather ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Meet the Brains (and Checkbooks) Behind That Bizarre Ed Lee Hagiography

    ​The Kentucky Derby of political-action committees backing Ed Lee's run for mayor has a new horse in the race: The SF Neighbor Alliance for Ed Lee for Mayor 2011. Founded in mid-September, the committee has somehow already spent more than $100,000 - almost 20 percent of the amount spent by the act ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Grass Roots Is First S.F. Medical Cannabis Dispensary to Join Union

    Look for the union label​San Francisco is known as a union town and a city rich with medical cannabis dispensaries. It was only a matter of time before the two intersected. A year after United Food and Commercial Workers began organizing medical cannabis operations in Oakland and Marin County, Gra ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    It Ain't Easy Being Green -- Even in San Francisco

    In 2003, Green Party candidate Matt Gonzalez came tantalizingly close to knocking off Gavin Newsom in the mayor's race. It was the political equivalent of Chuck Wepner taking Ali to the final round. The campaign was the crowning moment for the Green Party, nationwide. To restate Hunter S. Thompson's ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Unemployed Porn Photographer Now Films S.F. Trash Thieves

    Rikki Ercoli was laid-off from his position as photo director at Falcon Studios gay porn company in SOMA three years ago. Now unemployed, unoccupied, and hunkered down in his apartment like James Stewart in Rear Window, he's become a one-man vigilante against ridding his neighborhood of the notoriou ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Guardian Loves it a Carpetbagger

    Ready to take on Pelosi, sir? ​In serving as the self-anointed standard bearer for progressivism, The San Francisco Bay Guardian does well to never exactly explain what progressivism is. In this way, progressivism merely becomes whatever the Guardian deems it to be. If progressivism is whatever th ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Board of Supervisors: What Kind of Dog Would They Be?

    This took us literally all afternoon to make.​Earlier this week, city supervisors voted 10 to 1 to oppose the Golden Gate National Recreational Area's proposal to severely restrict dog owners from walking their pups off-leash in certain parts of San Francisco, namely Fort Funston and Ocean Beach. ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Twitter Confirms It Will Stay in San Francisco

    Done deal ​Much to nobody's surprise, Twitter officials signed a lease to keep the multibillion-dollar company in San Francisco -- tax break and all. And although progressives balked at the idea of cutting the microblogging giant a six-year tax break to keep its headquarters in San Francisco, they ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Mayor Ed Lee, Candidates Use Cesar Chavez Day as a Chance to Schmooze

    We wish we were flies buzzing around them.​Politicos rolled out of bed early Thursday morning to make an appearance at the  8 a.m. Cesar Chavez Day breakfast in the Mission. They munched on $60 plates of eggs, frijoles, and tortillas to benefit the upcoming Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    S.F. Bedbugs: So Many Cases, So Few Inspectors

    cohabitation ​Like Supervisor Jane Kim, we want to know why there are only two health inspectors dedicated to dealing with the city's 560 SROs, home to most of the bedbug cases. To put that into context: that's one inspector for every 10,000 SRO units.But more than that, we want to know why the De ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Japan Relief Auction Stunts We'd Like to See

    We'd buy that for a dollar...​As reported earlier on this page, our Board of Supervisors raised $11,000 for Japan -- and did so by doing what it would do anyway. David Chiu was going to ride his bike. Now he gets some company, and $250 goes to disaster relief. Eric Mar was going to go to the Acade ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011
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    March 15, 2011

    Twitter Tax Breaks Would Bring Millions to San Francisco, Controller Says

    Follow Twitter ... to Market Street​The city's number-crunchers today released an analysis that spins the highly criticized Twitter deal as a win for San Francisco taxpayers. Businesses with an annual payroll expense of more than $250,000 now pay a 1.5 percent tax. Yet a break for Twitter would no ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Hisashi Sugaya's Tenderloin Walk of Shame

    Put on your walking shoes​As promised, the shame-faced planning commissioner Hisashi Sugaya traversed the streets of the Tenderloin Friday afternoon to atone for an earlier remark suggesting a neighborhood grocery store peddle drugs.After making his comment publicly, Sugaya, who was reappointed to ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Hisashi Sugaya Apologizes for Suggestion Grocery Store Sell Crack

    No joke in the Tenderloin​Last week, we reported about another instance in which Planning Commissioner Hisashi "Bill" Sugaya shoved his foot in his mouth in a desperate attempt to be funny. Instead of drawing chuckles, Sugaya was hissed after he made a remark, suggesting a Tenderloin market "shoul ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011
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    January 12, 2011

    David Chiu Makes Committee Assignments That 'Complete the Coup'

    Is the Coup Complete?​Former supervisor Chris Daly noted on his Facebook page that the "coup is complete," referring to the new committee appointments for the Board of Supervisors.Board president David Chiu on Tuesday afternoon announced the new sitting members of the seven Board committees, makin ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    League of Pissed Off Voters Has Some Questions for Ed Lee

    We're Progressives and We're Pissed Off​You know it's never going to turn out well when politicians piss off the official League of Pissed Off Voters. The group, which comprises voters ranging from their late teens to early 30s, fired off a letter this morning to members of the Board of Supervisor ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    David Chiu Won't Be District Attorney

    Supervisor David Chiu won't be prosecuting anyone anytime soon​These days, Supervisor David Chiu is just full of surprises. First, he stunned attendees of Chris Daly's farewell roast by showing up, less than 24 hours after Daly excoriated him as the anti-Christ of San Francisco progressive politic ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Gavin Newsom Could Delay Swearing-In. But Why?

    Should he stay or should he go? ​The Chron this morning summarized a legal memo that backs up Mayor Gavin Newsom's oft-repeated threat of delaying his exit as San Francisco mayor if he's not satisfied with the Board of Supervisors' choice for his successor. The "Will he or won't he?" makes for gre ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Elections Overtime: The Races That Haven't Finished

    ...And we're counting​Funny thing about Instant-Runoff Voting: The results often aren't so instant. A number of elections around the state are still undetermined. What does the future hold? Gnashing of teeth, threats of litigation, and, of course, counting, counting, and recounting. In an Instant- ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Today's Voting Updates Mean 'Nothing,' San Francisco Elections Chief Says

    ​San Francisco election junkies are already well aware that today the city will again run Ranked-Choice Voting and give a clearer tabulation of who may be our next supervisors. But Department of Elections Head John Arntz isn't putting a whole lot of value in what he and his round-the-clock vote-co ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Supes Races Too Close to Call

    Four supes-to-be will be 'crowned' on Friday, leading to a memorable weekend. Their identities are not so clear. ​It's going to be a hell of a weekend for a quartet of San Franciscans. While the vast majority of San Francisco votes have been counted, late absentees and others will keep the city fr ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    San Francisco Besieged by Tons of Political Junk Mail

    Crap​A colleague recently plopped his accumulated political mail of the last three-odd weeks down on our desk. Campaign fliers alone stacked more than an inch high and weighed around a pound. The voter information pamphlet for the city and state nearly tripled the poundage. That's a ton of politic ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Senate Votes Against Taking Up DREAM Act. Local Students Bummed.

    Nope. Not today. ​The U.S. Senate today voted against taking up the the defense budget bill -- curtailing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's last-minute plan to tack on an amendment to give illegal immigrants who go to college or into the military a chance at citizenship. The Wall Street Journal ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Target Targeted By Angry S.F. Supervisor Candidates

    Everyone loves the dog. Everyone hates his employer. ​When candidates running for the Board of Supervisors were asked what they thought about Target's plans to open a pair of San Francisco outlets, their opinions were like discount footwear at the big box store: plentiful, hard to miss -- and unco ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Pelosi's Visit: Speaker Speaks Softly, Plugs Children, Walks Out Fast

    Chris Roberts/The SnitchCares about kids!​Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi provided we miserable media wretches a small spark of excitement Monday morning when she visited San Francisco City Hall for a rare visit. Her focus: "Our children, our children, our children."In between ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    What Drinks Will Ace Barkeep Chris Daly Come Up With Next?

    A progressive pour​All kidding aside, we hear Supervisor Chris Daly is a hell of a bartender. So when he opens up his office on Friday as an alcohol-laden cash-generator for the Coalition on Homelessness (5 p.m. first drink) -- greatness may ensue. Daly is talented enough at slinging the booze tha ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    S.F. Democrats Play Game of Telephone Over Non-Existent JROTC Recall Effort

    Tonight's Democratic County Central Committee meeting features a resolution that seems to have expired in relevance not long after it was put to paper.DCCC Chairman Aaron Peskin put forth a resolution, to be voted on at tonight's session, over "threatened recall campaigns" against school board membe ... More >>

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    April 8, 2009
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    October 27, 2004

    The Ackerman Election

    The school board races focus on a superintendent's future and progressive versus downtown political infighting. Kids aren't much mentioned.

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