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City Breaks Up Occupy SF Encampment; Video of Last Night’s Protest; Lee, Avalos Statements

October 6, 2011 | 2:19 pm

City Breaks Up Occupy SF Encampment; Video of Last Night’s Protest; Lee, Avalos Statements

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The latest on Occupy SF from Twitter In the wee small hours this morning, the Occupy SF encampment in the Financial District was dismantled by authorities. OccupySF is the offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street protests that have been going on in New York since mid-September. From the Chronicle: San Francisco police and Public Works […]

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A.M. Splash: Ed Lee to Veto SF Health Care Funds Bill; Oakland Delays Action on Gang Injunctions, Curfews; Vandals Set Loose 40,000 Baby Salmon

October 5, 2011 | 10:21 am

A.M. Splash: Ed Lee to Veto SF Health Care Funds Bill; Oakland Delays Action on Gang Injunctions, Curfews; Vandals Set Loose 40,000 Baby Salmon

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Ed Lee to veto S.F. health care funds measure (SF Chronicle) Mayor Ed Lee is set to issue his first veto since taking office in January. The expected showdown comes after a split Board of Supervisors gave preliminary approval Tuesday to legislation that backers say will strengthen San Francisco’s groundbreaking law that requires employers to […]

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Morning Splash: 36 Million Pds Turkey Recalled; The Funders Behind ‘Run, Ed, Run’; Mavericks’ Permit Decision Postponed; Tesla Financials

August 4, 2011 | 7:57 am

Morning Splash: 36 Million Pds Turkey Recalled; The Funders Behind ‘Run, Ed, Run’; Mavericks’ Permit Decision Postponed; Tesla Financials

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36M lbs. of turkey recalled in salmonella outbreak (AP) Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of turkey after a government hunt for the source of a salmonella outbreak that has killed one person in California and sickened dozens more. The Agriculture Department and the Minnesota-based company announced Wednesday evening that Cargill is recalling […]

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Will Lee or Won’t Lee? SF Mayoral Race Analysis, Part II

August 1, 2011 | 2:10 pm

Will Lee or Won’t Lee? SF Mayoral Race Analysis, Part II

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As reported in the Bay Citizen, undeclared and/or undecided mayoral candidate Ed Lee and long-ago decided mayoral candidate David Chiu both turned out for a public safety event in the Bayview today. Lee stood smiling next to (Chiu), a mayoral candidate who has desperately sought to keep Lee out of the race. As soon as […]

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Will Lee or Won’t Lee? SF Mayoral Race Gets Real Interesting; Political Analysis by Corey Cook

July 29, 2011 | 2:52 pm

Will Lee or Won’t Lee? SF Mayoral Race Gets Real Interesting; Political Analysis by Corey Cook

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I didn’t think a more flamboyant parade of local politico-egos was possible than the one that ensued after Gavin Newsom cut short his term as mayor in order to save California’s economy as the state’s Lieutenant Governor. Newsom’s abdication joined the city’s political establishment in a battle royale to elevate the most-perfect political non-entity to […]

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Morning Splash: Debt Limit Countdown; Ed Lee Now Undecided on Run; Goodwin Liu Nomination; Some Bay Area Post Offices Could Close

July 27, 2011 | 7:49 am

Morning Splash: Debt Limit Countdown; Ed Lee Now Undecided on Run; Goodwin Liu Nomination; Some Bay Area Post Offices Could Close

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Facing obstacles, GOP delays vote on plan for debt (NY Times) House Republican leaders were forced Tuesday night to delay a vote scheduled on their plan to raise the nation’s debt ceiling as conservative lawmakers expressed skepticism and congressional budget officials said the plan did not deliver the promised savings. The pushback on the bill […]

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Video: Ed Lee Hearts Zynga

June 30, 2011 | 1:05 pm

Video: Ed Lee Hearts Zynga

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A couple of days ago Fortune magazine talked to Ed Lee about the city’s moratorium (.pdf of bill) on its tax on stock options. (Video of the Fortune interview here.) Lee explains why the city passed the legislation and has some kind words for San Francisco-based Zynga, the maker of Farmville and other games that […]

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June 13, 2011 | 12:05 pm

Video: Ed Lee, Relatives of Fallen Firefighters Pay Tribute at Funeral

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An estimated 5,000 firefighters from around the country flocked to St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco on Friday to pay tribute to Lt. Vincent Perez and firefighter/paramedic Anthony Valerio, who died from injuries sustained in a Diamond Heights house fire on June 2nd. The deaths represented the first time a San Francisco firefighter had been […]

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Morning Splash: Voters Back Guv on Tax Vote, Not Necessarily Tax; Lee Budget Avoids Severe Cuts

June 2, 2011 | 7:55 am

Morning Splash: Voters Back Guv on Tax Vote, Not Necessarily Tax; Lee Budget Avoids Severe Cuts

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California voters back Brown on tax ballot (SF Chronicle) Californians support Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal for a special election on whether to extend and increase taxes to close the state’s deficit, but likely voters are closely divided over whether they would approve those taxes, according to a Public Policy Institute of California poll. Opposition to […]

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Morning Splash: S. Jose Delays Pension Vote; Lee Announces SF Pension Plan; Sharks Eliminated

May 25, 2011 | 7:53 am

Morning Splash: S. Jose Delays Pension Vote; Lee Announces SF Pension Plan; Sharks Eliminated

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San Jose pushes ahead with pension proposals (San Jose Mercury News) In the national spotlight since Mayor Chuck Reed this month called for a ballot measure to curb runaway pension costs, the San Jose City Council put off calling a fiscal state of emergency Tuesday while voting to study various proposals for reducing retirement benefits. […]

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