Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: Matt Gonzalez

Rob Eshelman-HĂĄkansson, journalist and activist, dies at 47

Rob  Eshelman-Håkansson, a fearless journalist, former legislative aide to Matt Gonzalez, and organizer with the Housing Rights Committee, died July 15, 2020. He was 47 years old. It’s hard to...

SF Superior Court ends Zero Bail Policy, threatening public health

The San Francisco Superior Court has chosen not to continue the Zero Bail Policy that has reduced county jail populations across the state. That, a broad coalition of legal and...

Public toilets—and public corruption

The deepening public works scandal, which now involves political connected permit expediter Walter Wong, appears to have links to a big corporation that has been doing business in SF...

Some perspective on the raid on a reporter’s house

I’m appalled to see cops raid the homes and offices of reporters and looking for confidential information.Putting a journalist in handcuffs for six hours while you confiscate his computers,...

Mayor makes smart move with public defender appointment

The entire Office of the Public Defender was celebrating today with the news that Mayor London Breed has named Manohar Raju to replace the late Jeff Adachi as public...

Breed may not be opposed in November—but her policies will be

Things can change quickly in San Francisco politics, but for the moment, it appears that Mayor London Breed will not have a serious challenger in November. It's expensive and...

Community celebrates the life of Jeff Adachi

On Monday, March 4, Mayor London Breed will host a formal City Hall memorial for Public Defender Jeff Adachi. Politicians (some of whom were not allies of the fiery...

Public Defender Jeff Adachi dies

Jeff Adachi, who built the San Francisco Public Defender's Office into one of the best in the country, has died at 59. His death, apparently of a heart attack, shocked...

A progressive candidate files for DA, opening up the 2019 race

Since the day George Gascon announced he’s not running for re-election as district attorney, progressives involved in the criminal justice system have been wondering where to go. Suzy Loftus,...

The real stakes in the board president vote

Political observers are scrambling to figure out who the next president of the Board of Supes will be – and in the process, some of the key players have...