Tag: Gavin Newsom
If last month’s gathering of California Republicans had the feel of a postmortem, this weekend’s California Democratic convention seemed much more like a three-day end-zone dance. Speaker after speaker took to the podium to tout the party’s 2012 victories: supermajorities in both the Assembly and Senate, winning six House seats from Republicans, and the passage […]
As San Francisco mayor, Gavin Newsom made headlines worldwide when he ordered the city clerk’s office to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Between Feb. 12 and March 11, 2004, nearly 4,000 same-sex couples got married at City Hall despite a state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
Now, Newsom discusses why he gave the order and how reaction in the LGBT community was not all positive. He also revisits his notorious “whether you like it or not” line, which he concedes gave opponents of same-sex marriage measure a powerful weapon in their 2008 campaign for Proposition 8.
Thousands came to watch the debut of the Bay Lights—and the rain couldn’t stay away either. On Tuesday night, artist Leo Villareal pressed laptop keys that illuminated a project two and a half years in the making. “Well here we are 1.8 miles long, 25thousand lights,” he said. “Monumental public art. The lights will continue […]
He was adamant. Outraged. Indignant. In his May 18 interview with Calif. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Current TV, cyclist Lance Armstrong denied taking performance enhancing drugs. This Thursday in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Armstrong is reversing himself, Winfrey says. But before you watch Armstrong on Oprah, you might want to refresh your memory […]
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Current TV are parting ways in the wake of the television production company’s purchase by Al Jazeera, according to a report in the Sacramento Bee. Current TV confirmed in a statement today that it had been purchased by the controversial media company owned by the government of Qatar. So […]
“Blabbin’ With Gavin,” aka “The Gavin Newsom Show,” debuts on Current TV at 7pm tomorrow. Below is a little smattering of what you’ll see if you tune in. I predict this will be the highest rated show hosted by a Lieutenant Governor on all of television. Here’s the most interesting clip: Lance Armstrong discussing doping […]
As we’re sure you’ve been talking about non-stop since the news broke, Gavin Newsom has managed to fit into his busy schedule as Lt. Gov a new talk show on Current TV. The hour-long interview program, slated to start in May, will functionally if not inspiringly be called “The Gavin Newsom Show.” That’s kind of […]
Update Wednesday: Read Richards’ unapologetic letter in which he says he will not resign. Original post Goodwill hunting, it ain’t. Western Outdoor News is reporting that Daniel Richards, president of the California Fish and Game Commission, will not step down, despite calls for his resignation over a photo of him with a dead mountain lion […]
Wow, it didn’t take long for Gavin Newsom to start making some waves. From the Sacramento Bee this morning. Gavin Newsom suggests challenging Jerry Brown’s UC cuts In his first remarks at a University of California Board of Regents meeting this morning, Lt. Gov. and Regent Gavin Newsom proposed challenging half a billion dollars in […]
The search for an interim mayor of San Francisco mayor has been full of twists, turns, and dare we say…excitement. As Ed Lee is sworn in as the 43rd mayor of the City by the Bay, let’s look back at how this great adventure played out. Follow the quest more closely with KQED News Editor […]