Posts Tagged ‘Melissa’

Huge Harvey Milk Candidate Meeting this Saturday, Bay Guardian Issues Endorsements

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

The powerful San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee is, once again, having elections come November. You’ll be confronted, once again, with a ballot that’s filled with a bunch of names, most of which you’ve never heard of, and the obligation to check off your dozen favorites.

If you want, you can head over to the intersection of Market and Octavia this Saturday, April 3, 2010 and then head into the the LGBT Center‘s Ceremonial Room from Noon to 5:00 PM. Then you’ll be able to see and hear some of the candidates for DCCC in 2010 address members of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club.

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They’ll all be answering a few questions from the crowd. (I don’t know if you need to be a member of the club to drop by, but you should be able to join the club, of course, if you want.)

The 12th District (Assemblywoman Fiona Ma country) reps the west side and 13th District (Assemblymember Tom Ammiano country) reps the east side of town, mas o menos. Find your district and see if any of these folks will be one of your twelve favorites: 

DCCC DISTRICT 12th CANDIDATES:
John Avalos
Michael Bornstein
Andrew Clark
Sandra Lee Fewer
Chris Gembinski
Hene Kelley
Tualatai Mamoe
Eric Mar
Milton Marks
Jake McGoldrick
Jane Morrison
Melanie Nutter
Kelenia Olsen
Connie O’Connor
Arlo Smith
David Wong
Larry Yee

DCCC DISTRICT 13th  CANDIDATES:
Melissa Ann A. Apuya
David Campos
David Chiu
Ryan Clary
Michael Goldstein
Robert Gabriel Haaland
Rick Hauptman
Hope Johnson
Joseph Julian
Leslie Katz
Rafael Mandelman
Kim-Shree Maufas
Carole Migden
Owen P. ODonnell
Aaron Peskin
Eric Quezada
Alix Rosenthal
Tom Taylor
Joe Alioto Veronese
Debra Walker

And the San Francisco Bay Guardian has just issued its endorsements for the DCCC today.

Choose or lose…

And, oh yes, Alex Volberding would like everyone to know that he too is running for the DCCC in the 12th. But the two lists above aren’t exhaustive, they just show who plans on showing up at the next Milk Club PAC meeting. (The entire exhausting list of candidates for S.F. has 51(!) names this go-around.)

BIKE NOPA Has Details on the Death of Pedestrian Melissa Dennison at Fell and Broderick

Monday, February 8th, 2010

BIKE NOPA has just posted details on the SFPD police report and the District Attorney’s response to the death of pedestrian Melissa Dennison, killed by a collision at the intersection of Fell and Broderick on September 15th, 2009.

The intersection of Fell and Broderick

Memorial for Fallen Pedestrian Melissa Dennison Set for Tuesday Night at Ocean Beach

Friday, September 25th, 2009

A San Francisco memorial for Melissa Dennison is set for Tuesday, September 29th, 6:00 PM at Ocean Beach (somewhere near the Beach Chalet, most likely). All the details are/will be here on this Facebook entry. From FB:

“Please join me in paying tribute to this bright star.all are welcome.please bring any music,poetry,ect. that melissa liked or that remind’s you of her.and please pass this on to anyone who might have know melissa. any network friends,ucsb,ucsf,etc. thank you.=i’m not sure exactly were on the beach it is going to be,i cant reserve a fire pit.i just need to go early and save one.if anyone wants to help in any way firewood,passing this on,food.you are more than welcome. p.s. this is a drug and alcohol free event.”

The scene at Fell and Broderick:

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Death of Melissa Dennison at Fell and Broderick Considered an Accident by SFPD Lt.

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Read this bit here over at BIKE NOPA to see that at least one SFPD lieutenant doesn’t consider the death of pedestrian Melissa Dennison to be a case of vehicular manslaughter. According to Lt. Ramlin of Park Station, at this point:

“There is no determination that it was manslaughter.”

The memorial at Fell and Broderick as it appeared a few days ago:

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(Personally, I think when people use the term “speeding” in regards to traffic on Fell and Oak, they’re not saying what mean. Are they talking about cars literally going more than 30 mph? It’s not clear.)

The police report should be coming out soon…

Streetside Shrine for Melissa Dennison Still Drawing Crowds, Memorial Sunday in Truckee

Friday, September 18th, 2009

The makeshift memorial for killed pedestrian Melissa Dennison at the intersection of Fell and Broderick is still drawing observers.

More flowers have come and someone put up a large photo. As it looked last night:

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A memorial is planned for this Sunday in the Lake Tahoe area.

“Please join family and friends to celebrate the life of Melissa Hope Dennison. A memorial service will be held at West End Beach on Sunday, Sept. 20, beginning at 1 p.m. Bring food, drinks, and memories to share. All are welcome at the West End Beach Donner Lake in Truckee.”

Memorial for Fallen San Francisco Pedestrian Melissa Dennison Continues to Grow

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

It appears as if somebody threw away the flowers at Fell and Broderick yesterday morning - they were placed there as a memorial for fallen San Francisco pedestrian Melissa Dennison. But tons more were added throughout the day.

And this was the scene last night. The intersection smelled like a florist’s shop:

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People were reading reports from the Examiner and KTVU-TV.

At this point it’s not really clear how this quote from the ‘Xam…

State law dictates that an intersection doesn’t need to marked to be considered a crosswalk.”

…is useful since all the crosswalks in the area are marked.

We’ll have to wait to see if the office of Kamala Harris will charge the driver…

A Memorial Shrine on Fell Street, Where Pedestrian Melissa Dennison was Killed Yesterday

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

This was the scene last night at the intersection of Fell and Broderick in the NoPA North of Panhandle Area. It’s the start of a memorial for 24 year old pedestrian Melissa Dennison, who was struck by a car and killed yesterday morning.

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“Melissa, you were loved and will be missed by many.”

They’re already calling for incarceration of the driver at StreetsBlog SF.

The commenters at SFist reveal that the pedestrian was herself cited twice last year for two different DUI car accidents at one location in Truckee, CA.

A sad story.

Dennis Herrera Kicks Off Reelection Run at Talk Hosted by Melissa Griffin

Friday, January 30th, 2009

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera ran hard, alone four years back during his reelection campaign and it looks like history is repeating itself in 2009. That’s the conclusion you’d reach after witnessing a short Q and A between Mr. H. and San Francisco Examiner City Hall Examiner Sweet Melissa Griffin a few days back.

Incumbent Dennis is unafraid to debate the issues with other candidates before this November’s election (assuming there will be any other candidates). He’s never ducked a debate except for once – the night his son was born back in 2001.

It’s Dennis Jose Herrera, Melissa Griffin, and her famous Moleskine notebook. Why she hasn’t yet been recruited as a legal commentator by CNN, MSNBC or Fox News remains a mystery:

Here’s a little bit of news: His participation on the No on Proposition 8 Executive Committee last year was limited to raising a million dollars. He was reluctant to “Monday morning quarterback” about what could have been done differently in the No on Prop 8 campaign.

He also touched on a wide range of issues, including what it’s like to manage the City Attorney’s office. But you might not hear too much more about his reelection run until somebody gets brave and tries to challenge him. Otherwise, we’ll have a rerun of 2005.

To be continued…

San Francisco District Nine Supervisor Race – Meet the Candidates

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

There’s less than a month left until the big 2008 election in San Francisco, so it’s not too early to think about the Supervisor race in District Nine, aka The Mission and Bernal Heights. Here are the candidates to replace Supervisor Tom Ammiano:

David Campos
Eric Quezada
Eric Storey
Eva Royale
Mark Sanchez
Tom Valtin

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This was the scene inside the Victoria Theatre (rentals available) at last night’s debate hosted by lovely Ivy League lawyer “Sweet” Melissa Griffin, the San Francisco Examiner’s City Hall Examiner.

 200-something folks were in da house.

You can’t hide from the Big Board! All the candidates’ opinions on key propositions were posted in high relief for tout le monde to see:

What’s that – you want to hear what everybody has to say? You want to meet the candidates? Here you go.

Oh, you only want to hear from the front runners? Here you go.

Enjoy.