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Tag: Gavin Newsom

January 4, 2011 | 7:30 pm

Live Blog: SF Supervisors Consider New Mayor

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is in Hour Six Seven Eight Nine of a marathon meeting. The big item on its agenda: Whether it should proceed to appoint an interim mayor to replace Gavin Newsom, California’s not-quite-lieutenant governor. The board held a long back and forth over the legalities involved. Supervisor Chris Daly, whose […]

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Watch Live: SF Board Scheduled to Weigh in on Next Mayor

January 4, 2011 | 2:19 pm

Watch Live: SF Board Scheduled to Weigh in on Next Mayor

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Between voting on a resolution on “receiving and approving the Noe Valley Community Benefit District’s annual reports for fiscal year 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009, as submitted pursuant to Section 36650 of the Business Property and Community Benefit Act of 1994…” and a hearing of “persons interested in or objecting to proposed Resolution establishing a property-based […]

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January 4, 2011 | 10:10 am

Video: The Daily Show Takes on SF’s Happy Meal Toy Ban

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Is there something in the genetic code of all politicians that stops them from turning down any chance to appear on camera, no matter how remote the possibility that they will come out looking good? Watch this clip from last night’s Daily Show, in which Aasif Mandvi interviews San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar and Mayor […]

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January 3, 2011 | 4:43 pm

News Fix Contest: Who Will Be the Next San Francisco Mayor?

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Tomorrow the Board of Supervisors may or may not weigh in on a successor to Gavin Newsom, who takes off to assume those burdensome Lt. Governor duties later in the week, when Chris Daly will be safely ensconced behind a bar, in no position to cast an official vote. And an ostensibly new, more moderate […]

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Interview with SF Supervisor John Avalos on Choosing a Newsom Successor

January 3, 2011 | 3:49 pm

Interview with SF Supervisor John Avalos on Choosing a Newsom Successor

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Should be some fun tomorrow at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting. Number 25 on the agenda is a “Hearing to discuss the proposed Motion to take nominations and appoint a successor Mayor in the event of a vacancy in the Office of the Mayor.” Number 26 is “Motion to take nominations and appoint […]

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January 3, 2011 | 12:22 pm

Gavin Newsom Says He Will Take Lt Governor Oath This Weekend

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Both John Myers and Scott Shafer of KQED talked to Gavin Newsom at Jerry Brown’s inauguration, and he told them that he will take the oath of office for Lieutenant Governor this weekend. The other state officeholders are being sworn in today. So why the delay for Newsom? The Examiner puts it succinctly: Postponing his […]

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December 31, 2010 | 5:26 pm

San Francisco to Host 2013 America’s Cup

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It’s official: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s America’s Cup organization has chosen San Francisco as the host city for the 2013 catamaran extravaganza. Here’s the announcement (also here, in PDF form): “We sought a venue that fulfills our promise – to showcase the best sailors in the world competing on the fastest boats,” said Richard Worth, […]

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December 31, 2010 | 3:23 pm

Newsom Announces Lt. Gov Inaugural Date

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Let the San Francisco mayoral-succesionologists interpret this one. From a press release sent out by Gavin Newsom’s office: Lieutenant Governor-elect Gavin Newsom today announced plans for an inaugural celebration to be held in the State Capitol Rotunda on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 1 p.m. Immediately following the celebration, the Lt. Governor will host an […]

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December 27, 2010 | 2:10 pm

Newsom’s Hopes for Ocean Power

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Gavin Newsom is about to trade offices, leaving San Francisco City Hall for his new gig with the state. But the soon-to-be-former mayor still has aspirations for the city that played midwife to his political career. Specifically, Newsom is still promoting San Francisco as the site for an innovative wave-power project. In an interview published […]

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December 23, 2010 | 11:25 am

America’s Cup Update

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And now we turn to the daily weeping and gnashing of teeth over San Francisco’s tortured bid to host the 2013 America’s Cup sailing regatta. The big news out of Gavin Newsom’s confab with the Chronicle editorial board yesterday was the mayor’s announcement that he’d hold off on being sworn in as Lt. Governor if […]

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