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Tom Rapp and Patricia Kerman Protest Eviction

Judge Throws Out Ellis Evictions in Mission

Posted September 17, 2014 by

In another major legal victory for San Francisco tenants battling Ellis Act evictions, Superior Court Judge Ronald Quidachay ruled on September 16 that the lawsuits filed against Patricia Kerman, Tom Rapp and Mark Hidzick of 3305 20th Street must be
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Even online voting might not boost tech turnout

Will SF’s New Tech Workers Vote?

Posted September 16, 2014 by

Those who believe and/or fear that tech workers will reshape San Francisco politics are in for a surprise come Election Day: much of this group will not vote.
I base this on two factors. First, I have heard too much
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Supervisors David Campos and David Chiu

Campos-Chiu Politics and Airbnb

Posted September 15, 2014 by

The SF Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee holds a hearing on September 15 on new rules governing Airbnb and other tourist rentals of apartments. Unfortunately, the process surrounding this vital  legislation has become a mess.
(Update: After a 7
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Next Steps for UN Plaza Night Market

Posted September 9, 2014 by

The September 5 opening of the UN Plaza Night Market was a tremendous success. Turnout exceeded projections, to the point where some food trucks ran out of food. Credit goes to DPW Director Mohammed Nuru and Carolyn Diamond of the
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This will be the scene tonight in UN Plaza

Friday Night Market in UN Plaza

Posted September 5, 2014 by

September 5 starts what hopefully will be a positive future for long troubled UN Plaza: A Friday Night Market. Initiated by the SF Department of Public Works and the Market Street Association, the planned market has partnered with Ansanelli Productions,
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The Milk Club slate card, June 2012

Do Slate Cards Matter?

Posted September 3, 2014 by

Recent publicity over the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club’s overwhelming endorsement against San Francisco’s soda tax (Prop E) is a reminder of the days when big moneyed interests routinely controlled specific slate card endorsements. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, it
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