Posts Tagged ‘David Onek’

Sharmin Bock, Bill Fazio, David Onek, and Vu Trinh Set to Star at UC Hastings Debate Wednesday – But Where’s Gascon?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

See, District Attorney George Gascon doesn’t want to pull one of these, so that’s why he’s going to blow off the last DA’s debate.

(Or maybe he’ll show, I don’t know.)

Anyway, head over there tomorrow or watch on the livestream, why not?

Your handy map of McAllister Street’s UC Hastings:

All the deets:

“San Francisco District Attorney Candidates Debate: A Roundtable Discussion for the Legal Community

Start: 10/26/2011 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 200 McAllister, Alumni Reception Center

UC Hastings College of the Law is pleased to host the last San Francisco district attorney debate for this election. This roundtable discussion will focus on policy issues affecting the City’s criminal justice system in an era of state and local budget austerity. The questions will be developed by UC Hastings students in collaboration with UC Hastings’ nationally renowned expert in criminal law and criminal procedure, Professor Rory Little and other UC Hastings faculty.  Time permitting, attendees may have an opportunity to submit questions to be asked at the end of the debate. Professor Rory Little will moderate.

This event is free, open to the public, and will be livestreamed through this event listing. 

These candidates have agreed to attend:

  1. Sharmin Bock
  2. Bill Fazio
  3. David Onek
  4. Vu Trinh

An invitation has been extended to District Attorney George Gascon.  

Sponsored by:

  • UC Hastings Students
  • UC Hastings Criminal Law Society
  • UC Hastings Democrats
  • UC Hastings Center for State and Local Government Law
  • UC Hastings College of the Law

UC Hastings is committed to making its facilities and events accessible in compliance with the ADA.”

Who’s That Chick That’s Rocking Kicks? She’s Gotta Be From Out of Town – The Race for District Attorney

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Can I tell you what we need to see now (like right now, and not some time later) in the District Attorney’s race? We need to see ads from George Gascon‘s Big Three challengers that look something like this:

X Sharmin Bock

X Bill Fazio 

David Onek 

See how that works? What you all need to say, in so many words, is, “Vote for me and the other two but don’t vote for incumbent George Gascon.”*

And who cares what order the names are listed in? Just list your own name first in your own ads and let identity politics take care of things – so, lots of women for Sharmin, libs for David and most of the rest for Bill. Howzat?

It’s simple game theory, people! Are you happy to fight for second place (and merely be the Best of the Rest) or do you want to have a chance of actually winning?

Instead of that kind of thing, what we’re getting is less-ambitious coordinated actions, like this one yesterday on the steps of City Hall:  

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Seems kind of weak to attack the District Attorney’s right to appeal a ruling, especially on an issue that could be a close call, one that the DA has a chance to win. Eventually, we’ll find out every last detail about this issue, but that might come after the election. Oh well.

Now, let’s see here, wasn’t it Sharmin Bock who went to George and said give me a job or I’ll run against you? Something like that. And what else, oh, was there some deal with Sharmin working in Alameda County, maybe in the southern part, ’round about Hayward, where maybe some high level city officials weren’t too pleased with how some witness(es) in some sex crime(s) case(s) were, uh, what’s the word** here, uh, managed? Handled? Prepared? Something like that.

Anyway, by the time I made it over to City Hall yesterday, things were winding down and straight-outta-the-510*** George Gascon Spokesperson Maggie Muir started to dominate the dojo.

See?

So both sides said exactly what you’d have expected them to say. We’re going to need to see more facts to discover who’s in the right.

*Otherwise, it’s game over man, game over.

**Robotic cockpit voice: “Danger, danger, possibly defamatory. Pull up, pull up!”

***George! Repetid después de mi: “I AM A DEMOCRAT, NOT A REPUBLICAN [ANYMORE]. I LIVE AND WORK IN SAN FRANCISCO, NOT ANYWHERE ELSE [ANYMORE].” Repeat as necessary. You couldn’t find a San Franciscan to spin for you? Was Maggie selected by Willie or Rose? Mmmmm… 

Like “Who’s that chick that’s rockin’ kicks
She’s gotta be from out of town

Sunday Streets Great Highway & Golden Gate Park a Huge Success for 2011 – Dogs, Dancing, Davids, Dudes and Dune Rolling

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Sunday Streets Great Highway 2011 II on July 10 worked out all right, with generally sunny skies in the east and generally cloudy skies in the west.

Although some, like The Tender found today’s event in the West Bay sad:

Sunday Streets at Golden Gate Park & the Great Highway was a bit sad – foggy, windy, not many people… Also: http://t.co/aCWQhit

Didn’t seem like a whole bunch of people this go around, but oh well.

Dog #1:

Dog #2:

Dancing – Lindy in the Park:

David #1, Chiu to be precise – he’s running for Mayor or something. (D.C. won the Mayoral race today, Sundays Streetswise. Saw some people from the Dennis Herrera and John Avalos campaigns as well.) That’s famous Public Bikes Founder Dan Nguyen-Tan‘s famous orange Funcycle in there – it seats seven:

David #2, Onek to be precise – he’s running for District Attorney or something:

Dude #1, It’s Mark Lukach (plus Dog #3) repping the always-reliable Ocean Beach Bulletin. OBB in the Hizzy:

And Dude #2, piloting the Famous 415 Quadricycle:

Dune Rolling:

AT&T sent its youngest employees to hand out shopping bags. They were gathering pro-utility box petitions for U-Verse / LightSpeed, I think:

But life went on in the West Bay regardless. So the Beach Chalet was serving a full house:

And the surfers were surfing. “00:43:17 Look at that. Breaks both ways. Watch. Watch. 00:43:20 Look! Good six-foot swells!”

And the Segwayers were Segwaying:

Hurray!

OMG, Michael Dukakis to Grace San Francisco March 12th! Meet Him for Just $25 at the David Onek Fundraiser

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Your Saturday evening, March 12, 2011, will start out right after you kick it off chewing the fat with Michael Dukakis at the David Onek for San Francisco District Attorney shindig they’re going to have up near UCSF.

SF FYI Net has the deets.

David’s the tall one here:

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All the deets:

“Woodland Avenue – David Onek and Michael Dukakis
When: March 12, 2011 – Saturday
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: 62 Woodland, San Francisco
What: You are invited to meet David Onek, candidate for San Francisco District Attorney and Michael Dukakis – 1988 Democratic Candidate for President.
Co-Hosts: Aaron Peskin, John Avalos, Peter Keane, Art Agnos, Nancy Oliveira, Michael and Johanna Wald, Rafael Mandelman, Ann Kirk and Ed Sykes, Jane Morrison, Agar Jaicks.
Donor’s Choice: $25., $50. $75. Sponsor: $100. Patron: $200.
Information: 415-564-1482
Information: davidonek.com

SFMR11: Hundreds Gather to Help Assessor Phil Ting Kick Off “RESET San Francisco” in Golden Gate Park

Monday, February 28th, 2011

A crowd of 200-something was on hand to help San Francisco Assessor and mayoral candidate Phil Ting kick off RESET San Francisco at the Hall of Flowers on Saturday morning.

See?

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Let’s see, what are the names that I remember, the Castro’s Rafael Mandelman, the Police Commission’s David Onek (formerly, really? Didn’t know that), and Storefront’s Eric Jaye were all there, along with a few others I recognized.

All the deets:

“For Immediate Release

February 26, 2011

***PRESS RELEASE***

More than 250 Gather to Help Reset San Francisco
Group Launched by Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting Is Dedicated to Creating a More Effective City Government

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The community of San Franciscans dedicated to better government gathered this morning at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park to help identify solutions to some of the city’s most pressing problems.

Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting, who helped launch the group, praised the incredible dedication of so many San Franciscans who were willing to spend time addressing tough issues like better transportation, improving our schools, creating jobs and reforming city government.

“It’s time for San Francisco city government to be as creative and innovative as the rest of San Francisco. And it is going to take all of us to make that a reality,” Ting told the crowd of 250 gathered for the event billed as “Food for Thought.”

Phil Ting, who is a candidate for Mayor of San Francisco, summarized the mission ofReset San Francisco: “If politicians could solve our problems alone, we wouldn’t have so many pressing problems,” Ting said.

The participants split into work groups addressing such issues as transportation, education, tax reform, the environment, job creation and other topics. After nearly an hour of group discussion, the smaller groups reported back to the entire Reset San Francisco community on both key problems and possible solutions.

In the next week, the proceedings will be discussed online atwww.ResetSanFrancisco.org and the entire community will be able to vote online for which potential solutions to prioritize.

ResetSanFrancisco.org is an online organizing platform designed to give San Franciscans the tools and support they need to change city government. The community is scheduled to gather in person every month to help identify community issues and explore and implement solutions.

For additional information, please visit www.ResetSanFrancisco.org.”

George Hearts TASERs, So Why Shouldn’t the SFPD have Conducted Energy Devices?

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

San Francisco Police Chief George Gascón wants his SFPD to be equipped with Conducted Energy Devices (CED’s, aka TASERs), but he needs to get approval from the Police Commission to get going. So he’s working the media and the Internets to get the word out about the benefits of stun guns.

Check the Facebook (started up just yesterday), the Twitter, the YouTube – the SFPD is all over the place these days. And here’s the elevator pitch for CEDs from the SFPD in a punchy 7.5 minutes. And here’s the whole news conference from today.

Chief Gascon (in conducted energy neckware) making his case today as Police Commissioner Jim “The Hammer” Hammer looks on.

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Am I missing something here? Is there some reason why the SFPD shouldn’t have CED’s? Our Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol have access to TASERS when they’re on the job in SF, so why not the police?

Next week’s Police Commission hearing, skedded for March 3rd, will give the red light or, more likely, the green light.

To Be Continued…