Sarah Phelan

Cop measure headed for full board

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By Sarah Phelan
The San Francisco Board of Supes Rules Committee voted 2-1 to send a resolution opposing federal meddling in local police investigations and calling for support of California's reporter's shield law, as well as support of similar bills at the federal level that are currently working their way through Congress.

Farewell, Sue Bierman

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By Sarah Phelan
News that former San Francisco Sup. Sue Bierman died Monday afternoon after her car crashed into a dumpster in the Cole Valley, got the current supervisors sharing memories of her at the August 8 Board of Supes meeting.
Sup. Gerardo Sandoval said "volumes could be written about the accomplishments" of this woman, who was "probably a grandmother/sister figure to many of us."
Sup. Aaron Peskin called her "an incredible person, an FDR-type Democrat," who was behind the demolition of the old Embarcadero freeway."Said Sup. Read more »

What Can Brown Do For You?

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By Sarah Phelan

Someone needs to take the UPS Poster that says "What Can Brown Do For You" and seriously adbust it, in the light of all the crazy posturing around "illegal" immigration.

Not that I'm inciting anyone, but speaking as a "legal" immigrant, it's hard to stay silent as Americans build a fence to keep out the people who they underpay to prop up the American "white picket fence" dream.

Good luck with that surreality...

"Oympic Dreams"

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By Sarah Phelan

Gotta love that unfortunate "Oympic" typo on the front page of the Chronicle's article about Mayor Gavin Newsom and the Olympics.

Especially since "oympic" is an anagram for "Myopic".

Oymp, oymp.

Dellums's outlook

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By Sarah Phelan
At Ron Dellums Party, Kimball's Carnival

Leaving San Francisco, we could feel the temperature rise as we crossed the Bay Bridge. By the time we got to Kimball's, the party for Ron Dellums was absolutely raging.

Dellums is beating Ignacio De La Fuente 44 to 36 percent in the race for mayor of Oakland, but with only 1 percent of precincts reporting, the outcome is far from clear. Nevertheless, Dellums was looking relaxed and stately.

Notes from the AC

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By Sarah Phelan
Somewhere in Alameda County

You’ve got to feel just a tad sorry for the political animals in the East Bay tonight. While other campaigns are cracking open the bubbly, or drowning their sorrows in pitchers of beer, on this satanic-sounding O6.06.06 election night, the folks in Alameda County are going to be chewing their nails, a manicure-challenging activity they’ll likely continue until the wee hours -- or even until noon, Wednesday, June 7 -- before they find out if their candidate won.