Sarah Phelan

Board overrides mayor, June election on table

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"Colleagues, the mayor's veto is overturned."
So said Board President David Chiu, as the Board of Supervisors overturned Mayor Gavin Newsom's February 6 veto of legislation that former Board President Aaron Peskin introduced as his going away gift to San Francisco voters--a gift that involved declaring a fiscal emergency so that a June 2 special election would be possible.

Overturning Newsom's veto allows the Board to keep this June 2 special election on the table. And they still have until March 3 before they need to decide whether to pull the plug on that plan. Read more »

"The Board without Ammiano is like the Vatican without the Pope."

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“The man. The myth. The legend.”

That’s how Board President Aaron Peskin introduced Sup. Tom Ammiano, as he bid farewell to the longest serving member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors at today's Board meeting.

Headed to Sacramento to serve in the State Assembly, Ammiano has a 14-year record as SF supervisor that simply can't be beat now that 8-year term limits have been introduced at the Board. Read more »

AG urges Supreme Court to review Prop 8

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California Attorney General Jerry Brown has urged the California Supreme Court to accept review of the legal challenges to Proposition 8 and promptly resolve "this matter of widespread concern."

"Review by this Court is necessary to ensure uniformity of decision, finality and certainty for the citizens of California," Brown wrote in a set of briefs that were filed with the Court today.

The AG's recommendation comes on the heels of a weekend of anti-Prop. Read more »

How This Happened

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Barack Obama in Oakland on St. Read more »

Obama's Hope Wall

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"Great Relief, Happiness...It's like a disease was cured."
So writes Gilda K. of New York on Obama's great big cyber Hope Wall. where you can add your own messages and pix, too.
Or as they put it, over at the Hope Wall, Yes we can, Yes we will.

Election Night Hits

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Obama tees are our overalll favorite, but John Avalos tees are a hit, locally.

The number one fashion hit, nationwide, was the ubiquitously beautiful Obama T-shirt. Ask anyone who wore an Obama tee on his election night, they'll recall how they were greeted with high-fives and whoops of joy as the news spread that Obama had done it, just like we always hoped and prayed he would.

Black President

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Something to listen to as you count the hours...

Are you worried yet?

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My daughter says she say fliers everywhere in Berkeley yesterday, announcing that there will be no Halloween in the Castro.

Wait a minute! Does that mean that Berkeley is now home to the gang bangers and gay bashers that the Newsom administration reportedly wants to stop from coming to the Castro?

It makes you wonder just what is going on in the Mayor's mind. Especially since it's almost impossible to get a straight answer from his handlers. Read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Downtown's slate

Follow the money through the PAC maze to fine PG&E and downtown's candidates
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>>CLICK HERE FOR OUR EXCLUSIVE CHART TRACING THE DOWNTOWN AND PG&E CAMPAIGN MONEY (PDF)

Reports filed with the city's campaign finance database show that six big downtown outfits — the San Francisco Apartment Association, the Building Owners and Managers Association, Plan C, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the Committee on Jobs, and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Read more »

Yes We Can Rap

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With the race-baiting haters trying to stir things up, here's a MC Yogi video that will lift your spirits: