Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tag: Leland Yee

Tom’s Town: Support for sex workers and ending the War on Drugs

By Tom Temprano This week SF Weekly ran a cover story on now defunct sex-worker serving organization Solace SF. The gist of the story is that a well-intentioned woman used...

The Leland Yee arrest – and fallout

    By Tim Redmond MARCH 26, 2014 -- The astonishing arrest of State Sen. Leland Yee on charges that include not just campaign-money corruption but conspiring to deal illegal weapons shakes...

The SF Assembly race and affirmative action

By Tim Redmond MARCH 20, 2014 –A measure in the state Legislature that could end the ban on affirmative action at California public colleges and universities is now in limbo....

City Beat: Police – and political — guilt and innocence

By Tim Redmond Oh, what fun to see the Police Officers Association sending out a solicitation that ends with the phrase: "Innocent until proven guilty." I'm a big fan of that...

SF Democratic Party sides with developers on waterfront

The DCCC listens to testimony at its endorsement meeting By Tim Redmond March 12, 2014 -- To the surprise of some political observers (um, me), the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee voted tonight to side with the real-estate developers and reject Prop. B, a measure that would require a public vote for any project that exceeds existing height limits on the waterfront. The vote was 13-12, and it included some surprises: Sup. Malia Cohen, who is facing a re-election challenge from a Prop. B ally, voted to support Prop. B – and Sup. David Chiu, who was a leader in the fight against 8 Washington, abstained, in effect giving the developers the edge. "This shows that the real-estate industry now controls the San Francisco Democratic Party," Prop. B author John Golinger told me after the vote.

Politics on Tuesday: Yee cancels fundraiser at Ellis-eviction law office

By Tim Redmond MARCH 4, 2014 -- With little fanfare, State Sen. Leland Yee, who is running for Secretary of State, has apparently cancelled a fundraising event at the office...

Eviction lawyer, Ellis Act supporters hold fundraiser for Leland Yee

     By Tim Redmond State Sen. Leland Yee, who was conspicuously absent from the tenant rally in Sacramento, is raising campaign money from some of the most radical pro-eviction forces in...

Tom’s Town: A visit to River City (and what’s up with the David Chiu landlord-lawyer fundraiser?)

By Tom Temprano My last visit to Sacramento happened when I was ten years old on a road trip to Gold Country with my dad. The memories I have from...

Statewide tenant movement comes alive in Sacramento. Where was Leland?

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (center) addresses the tenant rally, with State Sen. Mark Leno (left) and Supervisors David Campos and John Avalos (behind Ammiano) looking on. By Tim Redmond Last year, when...

Why is the SF DA trying a 14-year-old as an adult?

By Tim Redmond On June 24, 2103, an SUV pulled up near a Muni shelter at West Point Road and Middle Point Road in Hunters Point. According to video images...