Gavin Newsom

24 Jan 2020

SF Politicians Aren’t as Progressive as the Rest of the Nation Thinks

Guest post by: Ian Firstenberg On January 23 San Francisco Mayor London Breed endorsed former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg for president. While this came as somewhat of a shock to local media and obsessive media consumers, it echoes a centrist policy of perceived pragmatism coming from the Bay Area. This

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17 Jan 2020

California’s $220 Billion Budget is Doing What Trump Refuses to Do

As recently as 2009, California was virtually broke. Facing a $24 billion deficit on a budget of approximately $100 million, the state furloughed employees, paid I.O.U.’s instead of tax refunds, and used every type of financial chicanery to move stuff around. At one point, the deficit was feared to be

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14 Jan 2020

Giant East Bay Ranch May Become California’s Next State Park

Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled California’s $220 budget for 2020-21, and among the many line items is $65 million to expand the state’s state park system. CalMatters noted that that figure includes $20 million toward the purchase of an unspecified parcel of land, whose specific identity the governor declined to mention

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08 Nov 2018

Elections Hit the Bay, Trump Hit the Russia Investigation, Another Shooting and a Man Who Should Not Be Forgotten

This is your special edition weekly news wrap for the Bay and beyond, bringing you local election results, the story of a man who should not forgotten, some pretty important stories that popped up in the just the last 24 hours and a couple ideas of how you can shake

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13 Nov 2014

The Secret, Longhair, Radical Activist History of Mayor Ed Lee

Get this — SF Mayor Ed Lee was once a radical tenants’ rights activist back in the 1970s. Yes, I said tenants’ rights activist. The same Ed Lee who currently presides over a stratospheric real estate boom that’s evicting unprecedented numbers of ethnic working class families and elderly people once dedicated his life to

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07 Oct 2009

This Weekend: A Bunch of FREE San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Events

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition does a lot of things for the biking community.  To name just a few, they put on all sorts of weekly rides and annual events (like Bike to Work Day), they advocate for improved street maintenance, better bike accommodations on the Bay’s streets, bridges and

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01 Oct 2009

FREE and Low-Cost Healthcare in San Francisco!

Where can you find the best FREE and low-cost healthcare in the City? Zeitgeist: The perfect place to go if your medical condition involves an abnormally low blood-alcohol level. Healthy San Francisco: For every other medical condition, try Healthy San Francisco, Gavin Newsom’s baby, the quote-unquote innovative health access program

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