There ain't no devil, there's just God when he's drunk -- Tom WaitsThe striking thing about assessing San Francisco's big winners and losers emerging from last night's election is that they're often the same people. In District 5, tech investor turned political money man Ron Conway's candidate, Lond ... More >>
Barring any unforeseen craziness, London Breed appears to be the new District 5 Supervisor.
In a vicious race -- where the definitive question at times seemed to be: "Which candidate's actions have turned-off the fewest voters?" -- London Breed finished at the top with room to spare. A trail of pr ... More >>
Update at the bottom:The polls in California have officially closed, and now voters and candidates wait. The San Francisco Elections Department said results could come as early as 8:30 p.m.A crowd of people gathered at the University of San Francisco where
students, faculty, and whoever else felt l ... More >>
Ross Mirkarimi's neighbor, Ivory Madison, is back in the limelight again, but this time, she's going after Supervisor Christina Olague, who, as Madison claims, thinks it's okay for a cop to abuse his wife and still run a law enforcement agency.The really rich anti-Olague folks put together this last ... More >>
A law school colleague of Julian Davis is claiming that she was the victim of an unwanted physical advance by the District 5 supervisoral candidate in late 2010, and is urging him to drop out of the race.Earlier this month, SF Weekly reported the claim of Kay Vasilyeva, a staffer on Supervisor Chris ... More >>
The last time San Francisco pols gave the League of Pissed-Off Voters good reason to drop the F-bomb with so much ease was when Ed Lee was appointed interim mayor. Needless to say, the group of twentysomethings is long overdue to publicly spew political profanities. Good thing for the ... More >>
Julian Davis' troubled campaign for city supervisor just got a little more so after a second newspaper dropped its endorsement amid allegations that he groped a woman at a political event six years ago. The San Francisco Examiner printed an editorial today withdrawing its support for Davis, saying t ... More >>
When confronted with allegations from Kay Vasilyeva that he inappropriately touched her beneath her clothing, Julian Davis attacked. He had his attorney send a cease-and-desist letter threatening her with "significant legal liability." It was this action, according to Supervisors John Avalos and Dav ... More >>
Update (4:42 p.m.): SFBG's Tim Redmond responds to SF Weekly. Read his comments after the jump.Today, the San Francisco Bay Guardian reversed its endorsement of supervisoral candidate Julian Davis -- and went a step farther, urging him to drop out of the race amid groping allegations. According ... More >>
An allegation of questionable behavior with a woman didn't sour the progressive establishment on candidate Julian Davis. His legal threat to the woman might.
Earlier this month, the San Francisco Bay Guardian awarded
Julian Davis its top endorsement for District 5 supervisor. It did so despite pen ... More >>
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 >>
THIS is how you make fun of progressive supervisors!
I have a message for the four new Supervisors:
Hello. My name is Benjamin. And my job is to say much, much, funnier things about you than anybody did last night.
Last night, of course, was the "Roasted Supes" party, which is a vaguely cle ... More >>