SFPD Gets Their $25 Million More In Overtime Approved, Money They’ve Apparently Already Been Dipping Into
It’s a good thing the SFPD got their $25 million more in overtime approved by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, because it seems they had already started spending plenty of that over-budget overtime money.
Supes Hold Hearing on Evictions of Formerly Homeless From SROs, Which Just Makes Them Homeless Again
In a puzzling phenomenon, the city of San Francisco spends hundreds of millions of dollars to house the homeless population. But it also spends millions of dollars evicting some of those same people from the very housing they were placed in.
Newsom Announces Drop-In-the-Bucket Effort to Build 1,200 Tiny Homes for the Homeless, None of Which Will Come to SF
Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday unveiled a new plan to address homelessness across the state, with $30 million in state funds going to construct 1,200 tiny homes to serve as transitional housing in four metro areas. San Francisco isn't one of them.
SF Supervisors Approve Reparations Draft Document; SF NAACP Comes Out Against $5 Million Payments
The SF NAACP came out on record against the proposed $5 million per Black SF resident proposal in the current list of reparations recommendations, and the Board of Supervisors approved a draft of that document that won’t be finalized until September.
San Francisco Supervisors Discuss Reparations Proposals and That $5M Lump Sum Idea
Today's SF Board of Supervisors meeting was making national headlines before it had even begun, and that is because SF is poised to become the first major city to grapple with the idea of paying reparations for historical wrongs to Black residents.
Rupert Murdoch Rips Kim Guilfoyle In Leaked Fox News Text, Also Gets Her Name Wrong
As more bombshell leaked texts come out in the Fox News-Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit, we see one where Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch declared that Kimberley Guilfoyle is “not good people!”, though he gets her name wrong.
SF Supervisors Keep Remote Public Comment In Place For Now, But Changes Could Be Coming
The threat to end public comment by phone at City Hall meetings did not succeed at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, but a new set of public comment rules is in the works for mid-April which could somehow shorten those lengthy public comment sessions.
AG Bonta's Office Has 90 Days to Review SF Police Shooting Case — and Jenkins's Handling of It
The California Attorney General's Office has responded to a San Francisco court proceeding involving what would have been the first-ever prosecution of an on-duty SFPD officer for a fatal shooting, asking for 90 more days to review the case.
YIMBY Law Set to Sue Sausalito Over Allegedly Out-of-Compliance Housing Element
The YIMBY crowd is unleashing their lawsuits on cities whose housing elements are not yet approved by the state, and in the case of an impending Marin County lawsuit, claiming that some proposed housing sites are literally “in the water.”
Mayor Breed’s Brother Can Have His Sentence Lightened For 2000 Killing Case, Judge Rules
Another new legal ruling Monday in the case of Mayor Breed’s brother could potentially see him released from prison, where he’s been for 20 years, as he’s now eligible for a resentencing that will likely lower his sentence.
Gov. Gavin Newsom Says California Is 'Done' With Walgreens Over Abortion Pill Decision
Gavin Newsom took to Twitter early Monday to declare that pharmacy chain Walgreens is now on the list of entities the state won't being doing future business with, due to its decision not to ship medical-abortion drugs to women in 20 states.
Ron DeSantis Fundraising In California, Newsom Jabs That DeSantis Is ‘Going To Get Smoked by Trump’
The ongoing taunt war between Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom flares up again as the Florida governor comes fundraising to California this weekend, with Newsom razzing that DeSantis will “get smoked by Trump” in the upcoming GOP primary.
Napa Man With 'White Privilege Card' Sentenced to Nine Years Over Plot To Blow Up Democratic State HQ
Colorful Trump supporter Ian Benjamin Rogers of Napa planned to ring in the Biden administration by blowing up the state Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento. Instead, he’ll remain in prison for the remainder of Biden’s presidency, and possibly another 45 years to boot.
BART Director Lateefah Simon Announces Run For Barbara Lee's Seat In Congress
BART Director Lateefah Simon, who has served on BART's board for seven years, has higher political aspirations, and this week she's made it official that she will be running to replace longtime Oakland House Rep. Barbara Lee in 2024.
Billionaire SF Standard Financier Gets Guff for SF-Bashing (and SF Chronicle-Bashing) In NYT Op-Ed
A Sunday New York Times op-ed from the money-man behind the SF Standard reads like a formulaic Mad Libs SF-trashing hit piece, but his attacks on the rival publication The San Francisco Chronicle raise questions about his real motivations.