Steven T. Jones

New blog in town

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The Thrillist is the latest national "ist" franchise blog to set up shop in San Francisco, debuting here today after establishing itself first in New York and Los Angeles (Chicago is supposedly next). Read more »

Chicken and the pot

Marginalized mayoral candidate Chicken John raises big bucks to emerge as a force in the race
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Chicken John Rinaldi — the fake-mustachioed showman and arts facilitator who is running for mayor — was late for our Sept. Read more »

Newsom and Black Monday

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We've now been able to independently confirm what the Chronicle reported a couple hours ago: Mayor Gavin Newsom has asked for the resignation of all the city's department heads, senior staff, and appointees to city boards and commissions, although Newsom reportedly told them he will only accept some of them. Read more »

Addis on "American Dream" on acid

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Burning Man graphic by Rod Garrett

Like most reactions I've heard to next year's Burning Man theme, "American Dream," mine has been one of dismay and disgust. Read more »

Green City: Burning contradictions

Burning Man's green theme flopped -- but not for lack of good intentions. Plus: Reactions to the Gonzo burner's premature inflammation
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Will the pro-parking Prop. H remain on the ballot?

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Livable City executive director Tom Radulovich has asked the city Elections Department to remove the controversial pro-car measure Prop. H from the fall ballot after discovering a fairly significant misstatement of city law in the ballot summary that its downtown advocates circulated to get on the ballot. The measure, funded by Republican Don Fisher and condo developer WebCor, invalidates most city parking policies and drastically expands people's rights to build parking spots. Read more »

High-speed rail's split decision

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The California High Speed Rail Authority will hold a hearing in San Francisco City Hall tomorrow (Thursday/23) at 4 p.m. to take public input on the study of two possible Bay Area alignments for the high-speed rail line, the first of six such meetings in Northern California. Read more »

Where's our mayor?

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Photo by Robert Altman from www.altmanphoto.com
By Steven T. Read more »

Newsom con Pollo

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By Steven T. Jones
You've got to check out this video of Chicken John becoming an official candidate for mayor, which includes Chicken and his entourage crashing Room 200 and having a funny hallway chat with its current incumbent.
Chicken probably can't win -- and he says that he doesn't even want to, aiming for third place ("Showman to Show") -- but he'll certainly keep this race entertaining.

Janet Reilly for mayor?

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By Steven T. Jones
The word is that Chris Daly is meeting with supporters tonight to decide whether to run for mayor. It could probably go either way. Meanwhile, there's an increasingly strong movement underway to draft Janet Reilly into running for mayor. She didn't return my call asking about it, but we're hearing from some who say she's thinking about it. Read more »