As the country races to the inevitable day when marriage equality is the law of the land, most of the focus has been on the plaintiffs and celebrity lawyers who have led the legal challenge to marriage bans. Lost in the shuffle has been the man who actually did something when marriage equality still seemed […]
Poor Gavin Newsom. Once he was the Mayor of San Francisco, spending his days working in a golden City Hall, sleeping with his campaign manager's wife, and boozing around town. Now he's California's lieutenant governor, doing a job he feels has little purpose and sharing desks with an internet browser extension startup in a San Francisco co-working space. Read more...
Tweet2007: “Assessing the demographic in the room, the mayor then made a request of these parents who, while able to afford private school, are also potentially able to help support the city’s public schools: ‘Please stay in San Francisco and don’t move to Marin!‘” 2011: Gavin, Jennifer Newsom moving from S.F. to Marin
No stranger to supporting marijuana legalization, Gavin Newsom said he will campaign for legalizing pot in '16.
California Governor Jerry Brown is headed to Mexico on Sunday. Jonathan Renner, the governor's legal affairs secretary, prepared a memorandum for Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other legislative leaders stipulating who will take over as governor while he is gone, according to the Sacramento Bee. Show More Summary
TweetSee these guys? They’re like twins! Click to expand, baby Oh, but there is a difference. Only one of these twins can tell you the exact make and model of the “product” in his hair – the other one has more important things to worry about in Life. Let’s ask to make sure. Which one of these [...]
Mayor Ed Lee was appointed by the Board of Supervisors in 2011 after then-Mayor Gavin Newsom was elected to state office. At today’s (Tue/15) Board of Supervisors’ meeting, members of the board voted 6-5 against placing a proposal on the November ballot that would create special elections when vacancies arise on the Board or in the Mayor’s Office. Read more »
California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom wants to be every techie's favorite politician. He wrote an entire book about technology reinventing government and routinely speaks at industry events. He even attended Sean Parker's infamous wedding. Now Newsom is declaring his "intense passion" for Silicon Valley's chosen car company. Read more...
TweetWell, nobody really “lost” QANTAS, but SFO used to have the big Australian carrier like for a half-century and now it doesn’t so that’s what SFGov was upset about back in the day. Let’s review. Here’s 2009, from Qantas: “In 1954, San Francisco became Qantas’ first US mainland destination and we have a long association [...]
Bill O'Reilly sends his correspondent Jesse Watters to troll the San Francisco Pride parade. Watters tries to get Gavin Newsom to call 'traditional' marriage supporters bigots, suggests Mark Leno's pants are a bit tight, and tries to get a rise...
A look at the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for June 27 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications. Deals and money plays Silicon Valley… Yahoo’s putting plenty of money behind its push into video. Show More Summary
TweetSo this sign is a real thing but I don’t know what its purpose is. It would appear to prevent something like Mayor Gavin Newsom’s old Chevy Tahoe SUV from parking on Lincoln: Click to expand A mystery
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (D) and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) were among other leftist politicians and gay advocacy leaders who used the words of Pope Francis to criticize San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for his upcoming participation at the March for Marriage in Washington D.C. Show More Summary
This is an interesting tid-bit about former North Daktoa Senator Byron Dorgan, courtesy of Politico: NEWSOM AND DORGAN JOIN CENTER FOR ARMS CONTROL AND NON-PROLIFERATION BOARD: California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will join the Center’s Board of Directors and former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) will join the Center’s National Advisory Board. “As a member of...
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The Los Angeles Times reports that incumbent Gavin Newsom will face Republican Ron Nehring in the Lt. Governor race in November. With ten percent of the votes counted, Newsome has garnered over 50% of the vote, and Nehring is in second with 23%. Show More Summary
San Francisco mayors Ed Lee, Gavin Newsom, Willie Brown SF Examiner file photo Mayor Ed Lee wields a strange and unique power in San Francisco politics, passed down from Mayor Gavin Newsom, and held by Mayor Willie Brown before him. No, we're not talking magic, though mayors have used this ability to almost magically influence the city's political winds. Read more »
Yesterday Californians who knew where to look were offered a refreshing burst of frank talk from their Lieutenant Governor in regard to the state’s Open Government efforts. I’ve written here in the past that the Open Government movement gathered some steam at the end of the last decade but was seemingly abandoned. Show More Summary
TweetVia Brian Rinker: Click to expand You know Twitter, it’s not too late to pay your taxes under the rules signed into law by Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2004. You know, just put it into SFGov’s General Fund where it belonged in the first place. How much are we talking about here, a $100,000,000 or [...]
By Gavin Newsom and Zachary Bookman Daily life has become inseparable from new technologies. Our phones and tablets let us shop from the couch, track how many miles we run, and keep in touch with friends across town and around the world...Show More Summary