Joe Arellano

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Warriors Arena Booster Group Trims Swollen "Steering Committee"

    Yesterday we reported that the noontime City Hall rally planned by the nascent group "Warriors on the Waterfront" came as a surprise to even those listed as part of the organization's steering committee. The surprise was two-fold: Not only were groups taken aback there was a rally going on, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    "Warriors on the Waterfront" Rally Catches So-Called Allies Off-Guard

    The battle for -- and against -- the Golden State Warriors' proposed waterfront arena is heating up. So it wasn't a surprise to see a group calling itself "Warriors on the Waterfront" throwing a noontime rally on the City Hall steps today. Unless you're a member of the group's "steering committ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Gov. Jerry Brown Stops in SF to Get Buy-In on Budget

    What kind of salesman is he?​Update: The Bay Area Council voted to endorse Brown's budget proposal. Members called the talk with Brown "tough but refreshing."As a governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger had the star power that could set off a media frenzy every time he blew his nose. And while Gov.Jerry B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Good News For Gavin Newsom! Former Flack Votes For Him.

    ​With today's projected turnout at 33.3 percent -- a palindrome, and all-time low -- it means the record amount of money spent will be spread over a potential record few number of voters.So, every vote counts. And, in a bit of good news for Mayor Gavin Newsom, his former flack, Nathan Ballard, inf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Gavin Newsom on Simpsons Special: The Internets Respond

    So, The Simpsons is still on! The eminently quotable show is in its 20th year and Fox aired a 90-minute special directed by documentarian Morgan Spurlock to celebrate the momentous occasion. Various celebrities discussed their favorite characters. Our fair mayor, Gavin Newsom, joined Jerry Springer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Breaking: Board Votes to Save SEIU Jobs -- Until Mid December

    'Jetson, until Dec. 15 and possibly thereafter, you are not fired!'​UPDATE, 5:30 P.M.: MAYORAL SPOKESMAN SAYS NO MONEY WILL BE SPENT TO STAVE OFF LAYOFFS; DETAILS BELOWIt'd be cruel to lay off scads of city workers right before Thanksgiving -- so let's think about axing 'em right before Christmas. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going -- to Davos?

    Where's Gavin? Far from San Francisco. Far from our problems. Today the Board of Supervisors begins the nails-on-chalkboard, surgery-sans-anesthetic, Adam Sandler Film Festival-painful process of adopting hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts. Gavin Newsom won't be there. Not that the mayor ... More >>

  • News

    June 18, 2008

    Who You Gonna Call?

    Gavin hopes it's 311.

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