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Tag: Gavin Newsom

January 19, 2011 | 12:54 pm

Your Former Mayor in Action

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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 […]

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The SF Supes Quest for an Interim Mayor

January 11, 2011 | 4:14 pm

The SF Supes Quest for an Interim Mayor

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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 […]

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Gavin Newsom Ascends; Facebook, Email Say It’s So …

January 10, 2011 | 4:32 pm

Gavin Newsom Ascends; Facebook, Email Say It’s So …

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You can now safely say “former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.” The mayor, whose seven-year tenure included a week of overtime to get some last-minute chores done such as anointing a successor and installing a new district attorney, has left one building (City Hall) and entered another (California’s state Capitol). Like all the people of […]

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January 10, 2011 | 8:48 am

Newsom Ready to Take Lieutenant Gov’s Oath

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San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is finished tying up loose ends—putting the finishing touches on an America’s Cup deal; pushing city Chief Administrative Officer Ed Lee to the top of the list of possible interim mayors; and appointing an interim district attorney, erstwhile Police Chief George Gascón. Now he’s ready for the next chapter in […]

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Morning Splash: The Newsom Shuffle, The Brown Budget, and Pot Dreams Go Dim

January 10, 2011 | 7:55 am

Morning Splash: The Newsom Shuffle, The Brown Budget, and Pot Dreams Go Dim

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Newsom puts final stamp on days as mayor (San Francisco Chronicle) After giving himself an extra week in office, Gavin Newsom used the time to put a final stamp on his seven years as mayor. He pushed his choice for interim mayor in a final skirmish with his more liberal rivals on the Board of […]

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George Gascon Named SF District Attorney in Surprise Move

January 9, 2011 | 9:16 pm

George Gascon Named SF District Attorney in Surprise Move

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In a move that came as a surprise to many out-going mayor Gavin Newsom appointed the San Francisco police chief as the new Distric Attorney, filling newly elected Attorney General Kamala Harris’ vacant position.

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January 7, 2011 | 4:30 pm

SF Supervisors Vote 10-1 to Make Ed Lee Interim Mayor; New Board Must Ratify Choice

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 10 -1 today to make City Administrator Ed Lee the interim mayor, once the position is vacated by Gavin Newsom, who will be sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of California this weekend. The vote, taken by the lame-duck board, must still be ratified by the new board to […]

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January 7, 2011 | 2:52 pm

Legal And Political Realities May Render Ed Lee Detractors All Bark, No Bite

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The recessed San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting is back on this afternoon, and it should be a dilly — the Super Bowl of public access cable TV in terms of interest and — one has to say — hype. (You can watch it live here at 3 p.m.) The only item on the agenda? […]

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January 6, 2011 | 2:57 pm

SF Board President David Chiu Turns Down D.A. Job

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UPDATE: 2:30 P.M. KQED’s Cy Musiker attended an event today for the Asian Art Museum at which Newsom spoke. Afterwards, he talked to the media and was asked to comment on David Chiu’s rejecting an appointment to office of San Francisco District Attorney. Newsom said this: Gavin Newsom on David Chiu’s rejection of D.A. appointment […]

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Ed Lee Poised to Become Non-Binding Choice for Interim Mayor; Chris Daly Throws Fit

January 5, 2011 | 9:20 am

Ed Lee Poised to Become Non-Binding Choice for Interim Mayor; Chris Daly Throws Fit

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Do I speak accurately when I venture the opinion that only in San Francisco can so much tsuris be churned up over a non-binding vote? Last night, in a marathon Board of Supervisors meeting (at nine hours, that’s longer than the longest Andy Warhol film), the supes appeared to settle on City Administrator Ed Lee […]

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