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2 08, 2017

48 Hills: The real story behind the D8 fundraising reports

2017-12-11T23:44:54+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|

The Chron announced this morning the “winners” in the campaign fundraising races for 2018 and 2019, after the candidates filed their July 31 six-month disclosure statements – and it appeared from the story that Sup. Jeff Sheehy was well ahead of challenger Rafael Mandelman. And this morning, I got a press release from the Mandelman [...]

29 06, 2017

Bay Area Reporter: For me, homelessness is personal

2017-12-12T16:39:58+00:00 June 29th, 2017|

Homelessness has been a problem in San Francisco for most of my life. I was a high school intern working in City Hall over the summer of 1990, as Mayor Art Agnos struggled to resolve the giant homeless encampment that had taken over Civic Center Plaza. Agnos eventually cleared the plaza but he wasn't able [...]

20 04, 2017

SF Chronicle: More than a year out, Sheehy has competition in 2018 supes race

2017-12-11T23:45:09+00:00 April 20th, 2017|

Next year’s election is already shaping up for District Eight Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, who will have to compete against well-known progressive Rafael Mandelman.

13 01, 2017

KQED News: City College of San Francisco Wins Bid to Stay Accredited

2017-12-11T23:45:18+00:00 January 13th, 2017|

City College of San Francisco, one of the largest community colleges in the nation, won its bid on Friday to stay accredited, ending a years-long fight to stay open.

29 10, 2016

SF Bay Times: Why I Love Our SF LGBT Community Center

2017-12-11T23:45:27+00:00 October 29th, 2016|

We are all in this together. I believe that deeply, and that belief motivates my politics and my civic engagement. I think it’s what makes me a Democrat, and it’s what makes me believe that each of us has an obligation to “give back” or “pay it forward.” It also animates my understanding of my [...]

14 08, 2013

SF Chronicle: CCSF trustee turns fiery in retorts to accreditors

2017-12-11T23:45:48+00:00 August 14th, 2013|

Don't argue with the umpire. That's been the mantra of City College of San Francisco trustees for a year as they have struggled to satisfy the requirements of a stern accrediting commission without back talk or complaint. But now that the commission has said it will revoke the college's operating license next year and state [...]