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O RLY? Oakland Mayor Jean Quan on Her Handling of Occupy: “Mistakes Were Made” – A Big WSJ Article on Recall EffortsThursday, December 1st, 2011
The Great Wall Street Journal Pay Wall isn’t fully operational right now, so that means that you can follow the lead of SF Bay Area Observer’s Ron Russell by checking out today’s bit from Bobby White in the Wall Street Journal:
Or at least I think you can get to it for free.
I could, anyway. See?
Now check it:
In an interview, Ms. Quan acknowledged that “Occupy has damaged downtown businesses and mistakes were made.” Still, she said, she believes most voters back her and “I do not believe that most of the businesses in the city agree with this recall campaign.” The 62-year-old Ms. Quan, who was elected in late 2010, added that Oakland’s ethnically based chamber of commerce organizations support her, as do major businesses in the city such as Pandora Media Inc. and Kaiser Permanente.
Is that an apology? (Your Bromide of the Day: As goes Pandora Media, so goes Alameda County.)
And there’s this:
Corey Cook, an associate professor of politics at the University of San Francisco, said until Oakland’s recall effort becomes more structured, he is uncertain if it will succeed. Still, he said, “To go from being an unpopular leader to one worthy of recall requires a very public failure, and it seems [Ms. Quan] has accomplished that.”
We’ll know more by the end of next week.
On It Goes…
A new toothbrush for your hippo or a just funner method to wash dishes? Either way, it’s merely $8:
As promised, the deets:
“We’ll be cutting loose at 335 8th St. on Saturday, May 8. From 12-5pm, the whole GAMA-GO crew will be on site to mix it up with local street food vendors, drinks and entertainment.
In addition to hobnobbing with the artists and founders, the first 50 shoppers who spend more than $40 will receive a free, limited edition print. Each print is numbered and signed by GAMA-GO artist Wednesday Kirwan.
It’s been a heck of a year and the flagship store’s success has beaten all of our estimates. Since our opening, the seven/eighths’ neighborhood has exploded with new businesses: Vega, Sight Glass, Radius, Terrior, Fondue Cowboy, Kink Cafe, the Bloodhound – and shortly Bento 415 and Pinkie’s Bakery – have all arrived to cater to this newly-resurgent neighborhood.
It’s sure to be a fun-filled afternoon and we are looking forward to celebrating with our fans, friends, and neighborhood pals.”
Here’s how you do it – just wander outside on the streets of The City on Wednesday at around 8:00 PM. Chances are good that you’ll trip over a San Francisco Examiner dated for the next day. (What would “clairvoyant advisor” Melissa Alvarez, the Paranormal Examiner, have to say about that?)
Of course you won’t get to read about things that happened that evening, like a national speech given by Wasilla Warrior Sarah Palin for example, but you WILL get a sneak peak on the stuff you appreciate, like the new weekly City Hall Examiner page penned by Ivy League lawyer, Sweet Melissa Griffin.
Hooray for the Bulldog! Srsly!
In the movie Citizen Kane, Kane tells Susan, “The bulldog’s just gone to press,” to which Susan sarcastically replies, “Well, hooray for the bulldog.”