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  • Pablo Wong speaks in support of GOP White House candidate Mitt Romney


    Money or energy? District 1 (Richmond) Supervisor Eric Mar last Sunday was tightening up his progressive pedigree, campaigning for SF College Board member and former SF chapter Sierra Club chairJohn Rizzo, a District 5 (Haight-Ashbury/Japantown) supervisor candidate in the Panhandle…But Mar’s facing a tough vote (besides his stance on ousting/keeping suspended SF […]

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  • SF School board candidate Beverly Ho-Popek

    Saving Endangered Bus Stops

    At a recent forum, State Assembly candidate Phil Ting commended the California Environmental Quality Act for environmental victories. However, when asked about legislative attempts to modify CEQA, he nearly damned it for slowing buses down. “Every single one of the bus stops that’s being taking away is […]

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  • District 7 supervisor candidate Norman Yee


    At least one daily should be very careful when using an Aug. 18-19 poll to gauge ethnic voter sentiment on ousting suspended SF Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.  North Carolina’s Public Policy Polling had interviewed 50 Asian Pacific American (APA) voters or 10% of 500 total SF voters, which is unrepresentative given nearly […]

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  • District 5 (Japantown) Christina Olague is short on support
at the SF Democratic Party endorsements. (Photo courtesy of Olague campaign)

    $1,000 Rate Hikes And Goo Goo Boo Boos

    CLEANPOWERSF’S DIRTY BIG BILL Say, aren’t Asian Pacific Americans running the political joint? Although the city is one-third APA, the SF Public Utilities Commission and its advisory bodies facing new General Manager Harlan Kelly(who’s replacing Ed Harrington) do not reflect demographic and political realities. It’s particularly startling as the SF Board […]

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  • Candidate Hanna Leung (left), endorsed by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, is among candidates likely considered for appointment to the College Board.

    Mayor Has to Consider Leung for City College

    Who ends up filling the remaining two and one-half months of the late SF College Board member Milton Marks? Mayor Ed Lee’s second significant appointment this year could break the 3-3 tie between progressive upstarts (Steve Ngo, Chris Jackson, John Rizzo) and relatively moderate stalwarts […]

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  • Over 90-year old World War Two Filipino American war veterans wait to tesify at the SF Historical Preservation Commission. (Courtesy of Veterans Equity Center)


    “In truth, it was a disgrace,” said Rudy Asercion. The Commander of Bataan Post 600 was reacting to the SF Historical Preservation Commission treatment of nine at least 90-year old Filipino American veterans on July 18. The World War Two avengers of the Bataan Death March had waited well over […]

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  • Lily and Ariel.

    The Buzz: Super Stars

    Super Stars:  My parents always look forward to the Summer Olympics in our household.  The Olympic motto is “faster, higher, stronger” where an estimated 10,500 athletes representing 204 nations in 26 sports in 302 events will seek to break world records and “bring home the […]

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  • Mixed martial artist Cung Le prepares to break the neck of Controller John Chiang birthday party host Hanley Chan.


    2014 dominoes raised and ready to fall. Bill Lockyer could end up with fresh start – a new job to go with his divorce from his drug abusing, philandering wife and ex-county supervisor Nadia (See “Potstickers,” 7/26/12 With Treasurer Lockyer angling to be California State University Chancellor (see Chronicle’s Matier & Ross, 7/29/12, that raises […]

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  • Entrepreneur Jason Wong (foreground) takes oath of office as representative for Assembly pro Tem Speaker Fiona Ma. Also sworn in by California Democratic Party Chair John Burton to SF Democratic Party central committee are former SF Democratic Party Chair Leslie Katz (back left), Alix Rosenthal, Trevor McNeil, Supervisor Eric Mar, London Breed, College Board member John Rizo and Bill Fazio.

    Chinese Lead Mayor’s Office, Board of Supervisors and Now SF Democratic Party

    FIRST APA WOMAN CHAIR: After four years of divisiveness, a new civility has blown through the SF Democratic Party as its 32 member county committee arm elected one of its more congenial members, Mary Jung, as chair without opposition. Jung becomes the first Asian Pacific American (APA) woman and woman […]

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  • PORAC President Ron Cottingham (left) could be key in rehabbing Alameda County Supervisor candidate Mary Hayashi after her shoplifting conviction (Courtesy of

    Mary Hayashi’s Lesson Book

    She’s on a path towards political rehabilitation (See “Potstickers” 4/26/12 Convicted shoplifter and Assemblywoman Mary Chung Hayashi (D-Hayward) has filed to run this Nov. for Alameda County Board of Supervisor where former Assemblywoman Wilma Chan is a member. Nadia Lockyer, ex-wife of State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, resigned from the seat over drugs and […]

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