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Mayor Gavin and Jennifer Newsom Vote This Morning – Montana Tags Along – Provisional Ballots on Upper Terrace

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Mayor Gavin Newsom and wife Jennifer Siebel-Newsom cast their ballots this AM in a garage up in the  Upper Terrace neighborhood.

Montana tagged along to learn about the voting process:

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This voter waited a bit for a chance to meet San Francisco royalty:

Plenty of Giants fans are still showing their colors today:

Appears as if the Newsoms are signed up to be vote-by-mailers, so they had to vote provisionally today, AFAIK. (I should be up-to-speed on this issue but I’m not. But logically, you can’t vote at the precinct and also by mail, so they let you vote and then check to see if your ballot arrives in the post.)

A Kennedy-esque scene at precinct 3808:

And all the while, dude here is just down the street watching the media circus travel back and forth.

(For some reason contractors are all over Upper Terrace these days, building and rebuilding houses everywhere.)

The Newsoms then took off for an 11-hour non-stop day.

They’ll most likely be rewarded with good news after 8:00 PM tonight…

Alioto vs Alioto! Aunt Angela and Niece Michela at Odds Over District 2 Supervisor Endorsement

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Well, here’s the news. Former San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Angela Alioto has just endorsed Janet Reilly for District 2. See?

Now, the news from just four days ago was that Angela’s  niece, current District 2 Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier, had endorsed candidate Mark Farrell.

So, I’d say that aunt and niece are at odds over this particular issue. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that…)

Today’s news means Janet Reilly now has more endorsements than Bill Clinton’s passport, in all probability…

Enjoy:

“Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier Endorses Mark Farrell for Supervisor

(San Francisco) –District 2 Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier today announced her endorsement of attorney, businessman and father, Mark Farrell to succeed her as District 2 Supervisor. 

“District 2 deserves an independent Supervisor with the experience and ability to represent our neighborhoods at City Hall.  The Board of Supervisors needs someone with common sense values who will stand up to the special interests and lead with honor and integrity” said Supervisor Alioto-Pier. 

Supervisor Alioto-Pier is supporting Farrell because she believes he is in the best person to continue her work at City Hall.  Supervisor Alioto-Pier has focused on creating jobs, protecting neighborhood character and defending public safety from dangerous budget cuts.

Supervisor Alioto-Pier’s endorsement builds on Farrell’s impressive in-district support.  Farrell has led all of his opponents in fundraising with over 750 individual donors – half of whom are within San Francisco and District 2. 

Mark Farrell, like Supervisor Alioto-Pier, is a native-born San Franciscan.  Both the Supervisor and Farrell were born and raised in the neighborhoods of District 2 and continue to raise their children here as well.  

As an attorney and partner in a small business venture capital firm focusing on the hospitality industry – an important part of the city’s economy- Farrell’s financial management and budgeting experience will be important to help solve the city’s structural budget deficit.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Supervisor Alioto-Pier,” said Farrell. “I am committed to continue the good work she has begun and will work to restore common sense, fiscal discipline and a neighborhood voice to City Hall.”

Official Rumor: Halle Berry and Family Renting in Tiburon, Building in the Town of Ross

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

The frisson from a half year back is hotting up again, what with the MSM once again covering Halle Barry’s family’s flight from paparazzi-laden SoCal.

Will this famous fam make a move to the tiny Town of Ross up in Marin County?

“My unconfirmed rumor is that they are now renting in Tiburon, while building a house in Ross. I guess they did not buy Sean Penn’s property there. They have been spotted attending the local theater in Tiburon.”

That’s the best rumor I’ve heard, anyway. It has the verisimilitude, n0n?

Gavin and Montana Tessa Newsom Star at World Cup 2010 Finale in Civic Center

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Montana Tessa Newsom was the cause of a frisson at yesterday’s showing of the Spain vs. Holland World Cup Final.

But before we get to that, I have a few notes for Rec and Park.

The giant TV screen(s) weren’t giant enough. Next time, how about using a big screen the way our corporate overlords do?

That crowd in Civic Center didn’t exactly have 10,000 people in it. Just because A.N.S.W.E.R.* exaggerates doesn’t mean you should too.**

Is the great Civic Center lawn ever coming back? Ever since Farmer Gavin’s Victory Garden got dug up, the gritty surface you put in there hasn’t won a lot of fans, right? What about the poor anime costume contest freaks who come back every year? They’re too professional to take off their headpieces so they’d prefer to pass out rather than break character on those hot, hot days of Springtime. 80 degrees + reflected radiation from the ground = heat stroke. Wouldn’t grass be nicer?

Is any part of the bill for this joint going to be sent to Gavin Newsom’s Lt. Governor campaign?

At the end of regulation play (with a scoreless tie, the best kind), Gavin gave a pat on the back to himself and to Rec and Park via a Mr. Microphone address to assembled voters. (That’s UC Hastings alum and Rec and Park chief Phil Ginsburg on the right patting someone else on the back, I think.)

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The crowd was enraptured:

MTN’s debut:

Does this look like 10,000 people to you?**

The eternal struggle – Bull vs. Lion. (The lion specializes in head kicks and scrotum grabs and the bull feigns great injury at the slightest touch. Cheating and crybabying pays off handsomely in international futbol, but it doesn’t get you big returns in the NFL, where the refs will catch game-changing cheating via instant replay. Speaking of which, the refs in American Football catch most of their own mistakes. Does this make American football better? Discuss.)

Congratulations to Rec and Park for a mostly well done op during WC 2010. You should have CW Nevius write about this joint until even he gets sick of his sycophancy.

See you in 2014!

*Check out this bit from Chris Roberts.  Hey, congratulations ANSWER Coalition! I just knew you were going to win.

**I was there for about ten minutes, so I didn’t have a chance to properly consider the size of the throng. Upon further review, I’ll back away from my crowd size over-estimate allegation.

Young Isabella Steals the Show at Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting’s Birthday Party

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

This was the scene the other day at the Eastside West gastropub, 3154 Fillmore where San Francisco Assessor-Recorder and City Bright Phil Ting celebrated his birthday.

But Phil’s daughter Isabella ended up being the center of attention:

The Three Amigos: San Francisco Community College Board Trustee Steve Ngo, PT, and California State Controller John Chiang

The mise-en-scene:

Happy Birthday, Phil!

BATA Meeting – Say Hello to Higher Tolls to Cross the Bay Bridge Starting July 1, 2010

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Well the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) came to Market Street last night to ask the public the best way to raise tolls on Bay Area bridges (except the Golden Gate Bridge, an entity unto itself).

Who was at the meeting early and ready to go? None other than BATA Oversight Committee Vice-Chair and San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly avec charming daughter Grace:

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This was the open house part of the meeting early on. Not a huge turnout:

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To see why, let’s look at the numbers on the numerous display boards:

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BATA isn’t asking people if there should be an increase, but rather, which increase plan is the best:

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The seismic safety upgrading for the Dumbarton and Antioch bridges – that’s the primary issues, a billion-dollar issue. How is BATA going to pay for that?

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Well pick your poison. How would you balance charges for carpoolers vs. trucks (with all them axles) and would you be into congestion pricing? (Proposal 2 is called the Homer Simpson Option, due to his practice of charging $10 per axle when he lets people park on his lawn.)

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Speaking of axles, you big rig truck drivers have gotten a free ride over the years, some people think:

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Here are the anticipated impacts of each option:

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How do these proposed tolls campare to what the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority charges people to drive across the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, you know, the one with the highest toll in America? Quite nicely, thanks for asking!

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So now, what do YOU think is the best way to raise revenue?

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You can tell your commissioners about your choice:

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Let’s grab a holiday cookie and mull things over:

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It looks like staff is going to make a recomendation tomorrow…

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…and your toll will go up at least a dollar as of July 1, 2010.

The Angry Pacific Ocean Vs. the Point Bonita Lighthouse

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

All you need to know about the Yelp-rated lighthouse at Point Bonita is right here.

Did the lighthouse keeper’s wife really tie up the kids on a leash when they played outside to keep them from falling into the ocean? That’s the story, anyway.

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Looks like that house might get sprayed with salt water sometimes.

See you there!