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March 21, 2012 | 8:12 am

Video: Watch Ross Mirkarimi’s, Ed Lee’s Statements From Yesterday

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Tuesday was a day of high political drama, as Mayor Ed Lee gave Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi until late afternoon to resign or face official misconduct charges and suspension over his guilty plea in the domestic violence incident with his wife. Mirkarimi didn’t blink, and neither did Lee. From the Chronicle: Mayor Ed Lee will move […]

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Mayor Lee to File Official Misconduct Charges, Appoints Vicki Hennessy as Interim Sheriff

March 20, 2012 | 3:40 pm

Mayor Lee to File Official Misconduct Charges, Appoints Vicki Hennessy as Interim Sheriff

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Update 5:01 p.m.Mayor Ed Lee announced at a press conference Tuesday afternoon that he will serve Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi with misconduct charges Wednesday morning. “He has chosen not to resign and now I must act,” said Lee. “As public officials our first responsibility must always be to fulfill the obligations entrusted to us by the […]

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January 25, 2012 | 1:55 pm

Is Mirkarimi Open to Resigning? Yes, Sort Of…

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After reading some news reports upon Ross Mirkarimi’s emerging from his meeting with Ed Lee yesterday, we were a little confused as to just what the sheriff’s position was in regard to stepping aside or not. Most of the headlines put it in this vein: Ross Mirkarimi will not step aside as SF sheriff (SF […]

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Ed Lee Appoints Planning Commission President Christina Olague as Supervisor; Replacement for Mirkarimi

January 9, 2012 | 10:09 am

Ed Lee Appoints Planning Commission President Christina Olague as Supervisor; Replacement for Mirkarimi

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Ed Lee has named Planning Commission president Christina Olague as a replacement for District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who took over as the new San Francisco sheriff this weekend. (Which is a whole other kettle of fish, you may have heard…) The Guardian wrote this about Olague on December 20: [G]iven Lee will probably avoid […]

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November 10, 2011 | 10:47 am

A.M. Splash: Ed Lee Declares Victory; Jean Quan Chats w/ Protesters; Albany Won’t Allow Marijuana Dispensary

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SF Mayor Ed Lee declares victory (SF Chronicle) Ed Lee claimed victory Wednesday as San Francisco’s first elected Chinese American mayor, finishing ahead of Supervisor John Avalos, the progressive standard bearer, and City Attorney Dennis Herrera when the ranked-choice votes were tallied. Mayor Jean Quan chats with Occupy Oakland protesters while other demonstrators disrupt news […]

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Ed Lee Takes Commanding Lead in Mayoral Race

November 9, 2011 | 5:34 pm

Ed Lee Takes Commanding Lead in Mayoral Race

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(AP) SAN FRANCISCO — Interim Mayor Ed Lee is poised to become San Francisco’s first elected Asian-American mayor. With some 85 percent of the vote counted in the mayoral race, Lee soared ahead with 61 percent of the tally. The city’s elections department says City Supervisor John Avalos is trailing far behind, with about 39 […]

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October 25, 2011 | 10:58 am

Music Video: Brian Wilson, MC Hammer, will.i.am, Ronnie Lott in Ed Lee Endorsement

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Here are some people you may not have known are endorsing Ed Lee for mayor, at least if this video is any indication. MC Hammer Biz Stone, Twitter Co-Founder will.i.am, The Black Eyed Peas Ronnie Lott, 49ers Legend Marissa Mayer, Google Hunter Walk, YouTube Brian Wilson, The Beard and Willie Brown, Former SF Mayor Well […]

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Vote-Tampering Charges Just the Latest Controversy Surrounding Committee For Ed Lee

October 24, 2011 | 4:06 pm

Vote-Tampering Charges Just the Latest Controversy Surrounding Committee For Ed Lee

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“My initial reaction was just utter astonishment. I think it’s unimaginably absurd for folks affiliated with his campaign or an independent committee to think that’s at all helpful… It’s almost as if they’re trying to see if they can make the race more interesting by really raising questions about the ethics of the people who […]

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A.M. Splash: Researchers  –  Occupy Oakland; Foes of LGBT History Law Face Deadline; The Book of Ed Lee; Rain Damages Sonoma County Vineyards

October 11, 2011 | 8:37 am

A.M. Splash: Researchers – Occupy Oakland; Foes of LGBT History Law Face Deadline; The Book of Ed Lee; Rain Damages Sonoma County Vineyards

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Another Occupied City: Oakland (Bay Citizen) Several hundred people crowded into Frank H Ogawa Plaza on Monday to mark the start of Occupy Oakland, an offshoot of the nationwide movement that continues to gather momentum with its denunciation of corporate greed and a U.S. government that faciltates it. Occupy Oakland kicked off with protesters lining […]

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A.M. Splash: Samuel P. Taylor, Tomales Bay Parks to Remain Open; Suspicious Ed Lee Campaign Funds; Free Muni For Youth a Step Closer

October 7, 2011 | 8:54 am

A.M. Splash: Samuel P. Taylor, Tomales Bay Parks to Remain Open; Suspicious Ed Lee Campaign Funds; Free Muni For Youth a Step Closer

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National Park Service steps in to keep Samuel P. Taylor and Tomales Bay parks open (SJ Mercury News) The National Park Service is stepping in to rescue two Marin state parks from closure with a pilot program that includes a new fee at Muir Woods National Monument. The new $2 fee at Muir Woods beginning […]

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