Thursday, April 22, 2021

Tag: Villaraigosa

Profiles in corruption: How telecoms control the state Legislature

The last couple of weeks have not been good ones for those who see communications as a social justice issue. The 2015 Open Internet Order, which ensured Internet neutrality and...

The big debate for governor was an embarrassing bust

I shouldn’t have expected much from the first statewide televised debate for governor. I got even less. The two Republicans – John Cox and Travis Allen – both sounded like...

Campaign trail: A path for SF Dems to endorse Kim and Leno?

I may have been wrong about my assessment of the SF Democratic Party and the mayor’s race. If the strategy of the Mark Leno and Sup. Jane Kim campaigns is...

Newsom’s agency folds on waterfront case

The proposed settlement agreement announced Wednesday in the State Lands Commission’s lawsuit to overturn Proposition B represents a near-total concession by the state. It also suggests that Lt. Gov. Gavin...

Campaign trail: Kim gets progressive endorsements, Breed wants Tasers …

While Mark Leno is getting a lot of press attention for his campaign, and a growing number of organizations are doing a ranked-choice strategy of dual-endorsements, the three politicians...

Only one candidate for governor wants real rent control

You wouldn’t expect much disagreement among four Democratic candidates for governor at a forum on reproductive rights hosted by NARAL, and tonight in San Francisco, we got what you...

Chiang wants to be governor, but is a bit vague on some key issues

State Treasurer John Chiang brought his campaign for governor to San Francisco today, and in front of a fairly modest media crowd accepted the endorsement of Sup. Norman Yee. Earlier,...

Newsom’s lawsuit against SF is set for trial

Lite Guv Gavin Newsom’s suit against San Francisco will go forward for trial Sept 11, a judge ruled Friday. Judge Susanne Bolanos rejected summary judgment motions by both the city...

Newsom’s lawsuit against SF goes to court this week

A San Francisco Superior Court Judge will hear arguments Wednesday/28 in a lawsuit filed by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and his State Lands Commission colleagues that seeks to undermine...

Kim packs housing forum as former LA mayor hints at gov run

The Mission High School auditorium is a big venue, room for more than 1,000 people, and it was packed last night for an event featuring Sup. Jane Kim, former...