Potstickers Archive

  • Board of Equalization member Betty Yee, John Burton and former Assembly Pro Tempore Speaker Fiona Ma. Photo courtesy of Fiona Ma.

    BETTY YEE COUNTING VOTES IN CONTROLLER’S RACE

      The California Controller’s race is in recount territory as Democratic candidates Betty Yee and John Perez closed in on 870,000 votes each and were fighting for second place to qualify for the November election under California’s “Top Two” rule. As of early Thursday, 16 days after the election, Board of Equalization member Yee […]

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    MADISON WIN OR NO NGUYEN FOR MAYOR

    MADISON WIN OR NO NGUYEN FOR MAYOR Spins in two different stories on a scientific poll for a 2014 election that could make Madison Nguyen the first Vietnamese American Mayor of San Jose and leader of the tech capital of Silicon Valley and the world. […]

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    MAYOR QUAN’S SALES PITCH

    Despite efforts to keep three sports teams in Oakland in a 2014 re-election year, Mayor Jean Quan  faces split attitudes towards keeping the football, baseball and basketball franchises. A late September poll by the Oakland Chamber of Commerce said 50% of voters thought it was […]

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    HO-HUM AND CHIU-CHU AFFAIR THIS NOVEMBER

        This November’s municipal election expects to be a low turnout affair. Since 1981, six strictly municipal elections have drawn 30% or fewer voters with 1993 drawing the most with 37% of voters…They’ve been ho-hum affairs, except when special state elections jacked up turnout […]

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  • Rep. Mike Honda (left) and Mayor Ed Lee play a round of ping pong.

    EARLY MOTHER’S DAY FOR KATY

        EARLY MOTHER’S DAY FOR KATY Before Mother’s Day (May 12), signs that appointed District 4 (Sunset) Supervisor Katy Tang is consolidating her support to blunt any challenge to her election this Nov. Among her pro-mommy backers - Alix Rosenthal and Suzy Loftus hosting and co-hosting last Tuesday’s Apr. 30 […]

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  • Board President David Chiu and Candace Chen (Fog City Journal)

    GO LEFT YOUNG MAN IN ’14

        Which way does the electoral weathervane of SF Supervisor David Chiu point?  The District 3 legislator (Chinatown/North Beach) was re-elected by his colleagues last Tuesday to an unprecedented third consecutive two-year term as Board President…MIDDLE OF THE ROAD: The bicyclist hung out with Jim Hightower’s […]

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  • Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and wife Eliana Lopez in happier times at the January inauguration after taking oath of office

    MAYOR LEE SAYS “ENOUGH”

    WATERLOO COMES TO CHINATOWN “Enough is enough,” said Mayor Ed Lee after being accused of perjury. “My testimony before the [SF Ethics] Commission was entirely truthful and based solely on the facts…Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s own admission of guilt is the basis for his suspension and these official misconduct hearings.” Lee further added […]

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  • First Lady Anita Lee (center) with Filipina Women's Network director Marily Mondejar (left) and School Board member Emily Murase (right).

    Moms, Yoda, and Ong

    YODA DISTRICT: Assembly District 20 a redistricted Castro Valley, Hayward and Fremont is 54% Democrat, 17% Republican and other 22% No-Party Preference, making it a supposedly YODA district – “Your Only Democratic Alternative.” Dems were once hands down favorites, but the open primary gives NPP voters […]

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  • Supervisor Eric Mar

    CPMC Committee Trench Warfare With The Mar Family

    With the SF Planning Commission approving California Pacific Medical Center’s $2.5 billion project, including a new Cathedral Hill campus, the battle shifts to the Land Use and Economic Development Committee trenches sometime after May 8 at the SF Board of Supervisors. There, the package, including […]

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  • Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and wife Eliana Lopez at January 2012 inauguration

    WE BELIEVE YOU ANITA…AND ELIANA?

    Eliana Lopez, estranged wife of suspended SF Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi could be Anita Hill of the 2012 San Francisco elections. Here’s how. What if SF Democratic County Central Committee – platform arm of SF Democratic Party – votes on resolution presented by outraged women committee […]

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