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“PRESIDENT LONDON BREED’S STATEMENT REGARDING ALLEGATIONS FROM RAYMOND CHOW
I learned long ago that you can’t control what other people say about you. And that’s especially true when you serve in public office.
Today, the attorneys for a man who’s facing multiple felony charges tried get him off the hook by making baseless allegations against many other people, including a number of local African American leaders. The attorneys wrote:
Reverend Amos Brown, Reverend Arnold Townsend, Derf Butler, Malia Cohen, and London Breed [all African American] were all implicated in dramatic pay to play schemes including calling into doubt the efficiency and real purpose of the One Stop Career Center in the Fillmore…London Breed who is a supervisor in a district where young children join gangs and are murdered before they can ever ‘pay to play.’ Butler allegedly takes Breed shopping for clothes and touts himself as something akin to a pimp explaining to Jackson that you have to teach an official how to be corrupt.
The One Stop Center exists to help people in my community find stable, quality jobs. The statement about children being murdered is as callous as it is offensive. And the only thing I’ve learned from this sad episode is that you should be very skeptical of what you read in the news, especially when it comes from an accused felon looking for anyone but himself to blame.
I’m not angry. It’s just very sad.”
There’s also this:
Serial entrepreneur Derf Butler, purportedly told an FBI agent he “pays Supervisor [London] Breed with untraceable debit cards for clothing and trips in exchange for advantages on contracts in San Francisco.” She denied this claim to the Examiner.
Evidence Supporting the Rumors that Kristine Shine is No Longer President of SFGate / the San Francisco Chronicle – An HTML ClueThursday, July 30th, 2015
Here you go – where’s the name “Shine, Kristine – President” here at Newsroom Contacts?
Did somebody go in and simply delete Kristine’s entry within the past couple weeks and that’s why there’s a tell-tale glitch in the spacing betwixt entries?
It sure looks that way to me. WE’RE THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS, PEOPLE!*
Here’s the coding that should be in there:
<br /><p class=”email“><a href=”/web/20150713173819/http://www.sfchronicle.com/author/kristine-shine“>Shine, Kristine</a><br />President<br /><a href=”mailto:email@example.com“>firstname.lastname@example.org</a></p>
If only we could go back to see what the Newsroom Contacts page looked like a couple weeks ago.
Oh, here we go:
And this webpage here has been disappeared down the Memory Hole as well:
Here’s what that page said just a few days back:
“This is Google’s cache of http://www.sfchronicle.com/author/kristine-shine. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on Jul 17, 2015 11:47:36 GMT:
“About this Author: Kristine Shine is the president of the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com, the Bay Area’s most-read sources of local and national news, reaching 22 million users around the world each month. Prior to this role, Shine served as chief revenue officer at PopSugar– a leading digital lifestyle brand for women. In her time at PopSugar, Shine also served as vice president of sales from 2008 to 2010, developing PopSugar’s go-to-market and sales strategy and delivering high double-digit revenue growth year after year. Prior to PopSugar, Shine served as vice president of sales at Spot Runner in 2008, and as director of sales for Microsoft from 2004 to 2008. Previously, she held online and print sales positions at BusinessWeek, and began her career in print advertising at Icon International.”
So, as stated, that’s evidence to support the recent rumors.
Oh what’s that, Gentle Reader – so what, you say?
All right, but news of her hiring last year was a BFD, right?
And then she birthed the NEW SFGate, right?
And then, a friendly, BOLD ITALIC-style appeal to local bidness:
And now she’s gone?
Isn’t this news, sort of?
But no? No coverage at all?
Hey, didn’t troubled former Interim CEO Ellen Pao make the news when she left Reddit just recently? Seems like they had similar gigs – the turning of clicks into bucks.
Anyway, who knows what’s going on.
*From Oliver Stone’s abysmal JFK conspiracy film. If you want a dose of reality, check out Case Closed from local UC Hastings Law grad Gerald Posner.
(As with Reddit, making money off of online viewers is HARD.)
That’s all I know.*
San Francisco Bay Area
Microsoft – MSN
*Well, there’s this – an obsession with wringing money out of millennials / Generation Y.
Facebook Buses are, Once Again Improperly “Staging” in SFMTA Bus Stops – Zuckerberg vs. the 21 Hayes – Idle, Idle, Idle…Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
To review, corporate shuttles aren’t allowed to “stage” (hang out, idle around, wait for the next run to start) in MUNI bus stops. Here is staging in action, just yesterday:
Arguably, the whole SFMTA Commuter Bus Pilot Program does not comply with CA state law. Arguably.
Having said that, this Facebook vehicle isn’t in compliance – disallowed staging and no green SFMTA Pilot sign front and rear.
And what’s this, homemade-appearing Florida license plates – looks legit!
Of course it’s good for drivers to take a break to walk around sometimes, but there’s no official place for these buses to do so.
Astonishingly, FB drove these drivers into becoming fully-unionized Teamsters. I understand the distance that Zuck wants to keep from liability – from accidents and the sometimes-crazy actions of workers, but man, there’s been a signif. cost to its corporate image. Couldn’t FB have said it wants the lowest bidder but that the drivers must be paid like $50 an hour? IDK.
Oh, really this is a Loop Transit bus? Well no, it’s a Facebook bus, you know, IRL
On It Goes…
AARON THE GIANT HAS A POSSE: How Aaron Peskin Would Beat Interim Supervisor Julie Christensen, Were the District 3 Election Held TodayTuesday, June 23rd, 2015
Here’s your Aaron Peskin running hard, once again, for Supe of District Three:
As you can see, Aaron has a posse.
Have you seen the polling? The thing is that gaffe-prone Julie Christensen, the Sarah Palin of SF politics, still has a few more months to introduce herself to her constituents and we still don’t know what kind of effect the “uncoordinated” and inevitable Ron Conway-type money-dump against Aaron will have.
Now let’s hear from Julie, the unknown redshirt, the redshirt freshman in her 60’s, you know, talking about economic classes, trying, you know, to give a shout-out to her temporary fiefdom:
“…both lower and upper and middle, middle upper, lower, you know, fisherman’s wharf, the financial district, the waterfront…”
I think, you know, that’s enough for now.
All right, place your bets:
“D3 is Rose Pak’s Chinatown district, and according to Rose, Julie Christensen “doesn’t know jack shit about Chinatown.”http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanf… She’s also facing former D3 supervisor Aaron Peskin, who can boast significantly greater name recognition.”
As you can see by clicking on the above link, JC is not the favorite in this race, oh well.
All right, play us out, Mssrs. Matier & Ross:
“San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is dropping his affable smile when it comes to Aaron Peskin. The mayor grew a set of fangs last week, warning a collection of the city’s business, labor and tech leaders that there would be consequences if they help the former Board of Supervisors president’s bid to unseat Lee’s handpicked District Three incumbent in November, Supervisor Julie Christensen. “I am paying attention,” the mayor told the assembled guests at a closed-door meeting Tuesday at the Hanson Bridgett law offices, according to people who were there.”
And here’s the stinger:
“And tech investor Ron Conway, one of the mayor’s biggest backers, urged the business community to step up to the plate for Christensen — saying there would be a backlash if he and his tech friends wrote the checks for the mayor’s candidate.”
Cold Busted: Facebook Buses are “Staging in a Travel Lane” in the 94117 Again – “Hayes Valley-MPK” Idling on Ashbury, AgainThursday, May 28th, 2015
Get up to speed on corporate bus “staging” right here – just keep going down.
So a couple months ago, the Facebook got busted by blithely staging its buses on Masonic. Then all of a sudden the buses went away – you could still see them moving but you wouldn’t see them sitting around at a makeshift bus terminal on Masonic complete with a supervisor standing about in the Panhandle, fine.
So where do all these buses sit around these days? Well, all over. The Facebook Bus Teamsters are trying to hide out around the neighborhood for 10-15 minutes at a time. And, through trial and error, they’ve found some better places.
Like here on Ashbury, as seen yesterday AM. This location is much less disruptive than the slow lane of Masonic, certainly. But I don’t think this routine is SFMTA-approved either.
Anyway, this idling bus bothered at least one person, who took a snap and sent it over to me.
I’ll tell you, I’ve seen more buses about lately, but I can’t ID them very well from a distance, oh well.
Now to some, this isn’t a Facebook bus, to them it’s a Loop Transit bus or a WEDRIVEU or whathaveyou. But I don’t look at things that way. IMO, this is a Facebook bus, because it’s a Facebook bus, right? Tell me if I’m wrong.
Anyway, where should these giant buses stage?
“Undergrounding” – Once Again, the Rich and Connected Want to Impose Their Aesthetic Values and Have the Little People Pay For ItWednesday, May 27th, 2015
The problem with London Breed attending house parties to raise money for herself is that it warps her perspective. On the subject of 9th Avenue:
“It’s one of the major gateways to Golden Gate Park and it just looks so horrible”
And which part looks horrible? The infrastructure, supposedly.
To me, it looks beautiful:
Isn’t it funny how real estate interests out there deny how bad the fog is, and the wind, always with the swirling wind, but, somehow, it’s your internet and the N Judah overhead wires what’s really holding them back?
Anyway, to the rich people who want to impose their aesthetics on the rest of us, why don’t you raise the money to pay for “undergrounding” yourselves and then pay into a fund to cover the future additional costs of “undergrounding?”