Assemblymember Paul FongOn Monday, the California State Assembly voted to pass AB-376, a proposed ban on the sale and import of shark's fin. The ban, which has been publicly condemned by state senator Leland Yee and SF mayor Ed Lee, is intended to prevent the practice of shark finning, which is d ... More >>
Either we eat him or he eats usCalifornia voters might enjoy shark fin soup -- that gelatinous Chinese delicacy -- but not enough to keep the practice of shark finning alive, according to a new poll. A new poll commissioned by the Monterrey Bay Aquarium shows that 76 percent of all state voters a ... More >>
ohadby/FlickrToday, on the Chronicle's "City Insider" blog, Heather Knight reported that interim mayor Ed Lee has waded into the fight over AB 376. The bill would block the sale and import of shark fins across California. When Knight asked Lee for his thoughts on the ban, he told her, "I'm no ... More >>
If you don't eat him, he will eat you!The typically nonconfrontational Mayor Ed Lee stepped out of his mold this morning and confronted a contentious issue head on: the proposed ban on the import of shark fins across California. And he has a damn good reason for it -- he eats shark's fin soup.
This week's review is actually not a review, though it involved a little professional eating. It's more of an essay, inspired by the brouhaha that emerged over the introduction of AB-376, Paul Fong and Jared Huffman's bill to ban the sale and import of shark's fin in California. It's easy for peo ... More >>
Darcy Brown's first job as a San Francisco campaign consultant won't be an easy oneOn Monday, the Chronicle revealed that consultant Jim Stearns is being tapped to lead labor's charge against Jeff Adachi's Prop. B pension reform measure -- a move that was all but inevitable. Stearns is labor and ... More >>