Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Tag: Mark Farrell

Latest person caught up in scandal was a major political player

Another major player in San Francisco politics in in serious trouble in the ever-widening City Hall scandal. Rodrigo Santos, an ally of former mayors Willie Brown, Gavin Newsom, and Ed...

Mohammed Nuru’s worst offense

A $2,070 bottle of wine from a Chinese billionaire, a $5,000 bribe to an SFO airport commissioner, and a John Deer tractor for his vacation home in Colusa County. These...

Swept to death

“We know Caltrans has two trucks, one for the stuff they think they can sell, one for the stuff they throw away,” said Rosa C while trying to stuff...

The Street Sheet: 30 years of journalism by and for homeless people

  Since 2001, I’ve been involved with Street Sheet in some capacity — at first as a freelancer, and now as a sort-of managing editor —  but my relationship with...

Talking Yimby, acting Nimby in District 5

A story is unfolding in the District Five supervisor race, ignored by the news media, that illustrates the contradiction between narrative and fact that underlies so much of current...

The inhumanity of homeless ‘sweeps’

  No matter how many times you “sweep” me,“arrest me,” or “study me, it doesn’t give me a home. In 1984, when I was 11 and me and my disabled mama...

Campaign madness: No on C’s bizarre messaging ….

I continue to be boggled by the No on C campaign. I think Joe Eskenazi did a great job explaining the bizarre nature of the messaging: Mayor Breed is...

Attacking an SF judge for being too ‘soft on crime’

An auto burglary case that, thanks in part to an SF Chron column, has spurred anger among mostly white anti-crime crusaders comes before a Superior Court judge Friday/31 –...

Breed talks about bringing the city together — but shows sharp political edges

London Breed became the first African American woman to serve as mayor of San Francisco today, taking the oath of office in a modest, straightforward ceremony that featured an...

Supes reject Farrell’s final Police Commission nominee

The Board of Supes decided today to reject outgoing Mayor Mark Farrell’s move to renominate Joe Marshall to the Police Commission. Since Farrell’s previous candidate, Sonia Melara, has withdrawn,...