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  • Tributes pour in for Nelson Mandela

    12/06/2013 2:24:42 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Carla Marinucci
    Gov. Jerry Brown said flags would be flown at half-staff at the state Capitol and issued this reaction: “Nelson Mandela fought heroically for freedom and a truly democratic society. His courageous life shows what’s possible when one acts on his convictions.” Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger released a statement saying, “I will never forget the time I spent with President Mandela.” The former governor recalled how “during the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics in South Africa, I had the opportunity to stand with him in his former jail cell at Robben Island to light the torch, and his legend grew...
  • Malloy's California Fundraising Trip: Talking To Democrat Activists, State Contractor Execs

    10/26/2013 9:10:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    courant.com ^ | October 26, 2013 | Jon Lender
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state Democratic Party have said as little as possible about Malloy's weekend fundraising trip to California Oct. 18-20, despite demands by the Senate Republican leader for details after a politician's tweet suggested the governor met with a state contractor out there. But Government Watch has pieced together a rough picture of what went on as Malloy panned for California gold for Connecticut Democrats and the Democratic Governors Association – a national group that can make independent campaign expenditures in all states to help Democrats. First of all, it turns out that Malloy did, indeed,...
  • Adam Carolla rips the Huffington Post, media: 'You guys all have blood on your hands'

    03/09/2013 3:42:11 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 9, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    <p>On his Friday podcast, comedian and top-rated Carolla Digital podcaster Adam Carolla delivered a stern rebuke to all the “hypocritical pussies” out there, in reaction to a March 5 story from Huffington Post-San Francisco’s Robin Wilkey that portrayed his exchange earlier this month with Democratic California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom as racist.</p>
  • Unlicensed To Kill ( SF sanctuary-city )

    11/11/2012 5:53:58 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | 11 Nov 2012 | Debra Saunders
    Drew Rosenberg became a victim of San Francisco's sanctuary-city policies Nov. 16, 2010. The second-year law student was riding his motorcycle in rush-hour traffic, when a car driven by an unlicensed driver made a left turn and hit him. That evening, Don Rosenberg of Westlake Village, Calif., received the phone call every parent dreads. His precious son was dead. Then another nightmare unfolded. As Rosenberg investigated driver Roberto Galo's background, he discovered that San Francisco's sanctuary-city policies have served as an enabler for dangerous drivers. Rosenberg sees his son's death as highly preventable. Five months earlier, San Francisco police stopped...
  • Current TV Host Gavin Newsom Bored by His Other Job

    05/30/2012 6:49:02 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 30, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Cue up the violin strings. A sad tragedy is being played out in California. The Sacramento Bee has a story about how the Lieutenant Governor of that state, Gavin Newsom, must endure the unendurable as described in the article's headline: "Gavin Newsom breaks boredom in Sacramento with his own TV show." Yes, even though the Current TV ratings are in the toilet and might not even be carried on cable in the future, it's show business! Unfortunately, along with the "glamor" of showbiz, poor Newsom must endure the utter boredom of his, "ugh," Lt. Governor's job which requires him to...
  • City revises its stance on illegal immigrant youths

    05/11/2011 1:08:51 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 11, 2011 | Rachel Gordon
    San Francisco no longer will report to immigration authorities juveniles suspected of being in the United States illegally when they are arrested on a felony charge if they can show they have family ties to the Bay Area, are enrolled in school and are not repeat offenders, Mayor Ed Lee said Tuesday. The edict creates a middle ground between the hard-line position of Lee's predecessor, Gavin Newsom, who directed city law enforcement officers to report all arrested juveniles to federal authorities for possible deportation, and the Board of Supervisors, which backed a more liberal policy. Supervisors passed a law in...
  • CALIFORNIA: Field Poll: Races tight for lieutenant governor, attorney general

    10/30/2010 11:29:46 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/30/10 | Susan Ferriss
    The races for lieutenant governor and attorney general are too close to suggest that any candidate has a firm edge going into Tuesday's election, according to the latest Field Poll released Friday. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, is hanging onto a slim five-point edge of 42 percent to 37 percent over Republican Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado. The survey also found that Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley – the GOP candidate for attorney general – has dipped to a one-point lead over Democratic rival Kamala Harris, San Francisco's district attorney. The latest survey, which was conducted Oct....
  • California Nightmare-in'

    10/27/2010 12:21:48 AM PDT · by Scanian · 54 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 27, 2010 | Sally Zelikovsky
    It's November 3, 2010. You think you are waking up to a sunny California morning only to realize it's a dark, dark day. Jerry Brown is governor, Gavin Newsom is lieutenant governor, Kamala Harris is attorney general, and the rest of the Democrat ticket has prevailed. California is going to be controlled by San Francisco politics. Got your attention now? Tea Party folks have brought a refreshing candor to the conservative scene, demanding from conservative candidates a return to conservative principles. But we don't live in a perfect world. And in California, we live in a deeply skewed political landscape...
  • Bill Clinton touts Brown, Newsom in speech at San Jose State

    10/18/2010 12:39:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Updated 10/18/10 | Sharon Noguchi
    Touting education and job creation through green technology, former President Bill Clinton on Sunday night told San Jose State students they will bear some of the responsibility if Democrats lose their control of the House and the Senate on Election Day. "There's a reason people think that the Democrats are going to lose these houses," Clinton said. "The reason is you." So Clinton urged the enthusiastic crowd of 5,000 -- most of them students -- to tweet, text and e-mail their networks of friends to vote Democratic on Nov. 2. Clinton came to San Jose to campaign for gubernatorial candidate...
  • Ad Watch: Maldonado attacks Newsom on sanctuary city policy

    10/13/2010 8:14:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/13/10 | Susan Ferriss
    Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado is running a radio ad criticizing Democratic rival Gavin Newsom, San Francisco's mayor, for a city policy to try to rehabilitate and release undocumented minors being held for crimes – without reporting them to federal officials for possible deportation. Following is an analysis by Susan Ferriss of The Bee Capitol Bureau: Text Narrator: It took a triple murder for Mayor Gavin Newsom to admit San Francisco's sanctuary city policies were a misguided and costly mistake. Second narrator: For four years while Newsom was mayor, San Francisco refused to turn dangerous illegal immigrant criminals over to authorities...
  • Abel Maldonado goes for Gavin Newsom's jugular, but might have cut himself

    09/28/2010 7:57:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    SFGate: City Insider ^ | 9/28/10 | John Coté
    If Tuesday's opening debate in the lieutenant governor's race is a sign of things to come, buckle up. Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado may be the incumbent, but he was on the attack early against Mayor Gavin Newsom, needling the mayor for his handling of the Cosco Busan oil spill, his wife's investments in oil companies and San Francisco's sanctuary city policy in a roughly 50-minute radio debate on KQED's Forum program. The mayor, for his part, tried to paint Maldonado as out of touch with the state on environmental issues and the embodiment of Sacramento political gridlock. Host Scott Shafer...
  • Former President Bill Clinton begins pitching for Brown and Newsom as "proven leaders"...

    09/27/2010 12:28:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 9/27/10 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Former President Bill Clinton begins pitching for Brown and Newsom as "proven leaders" in green tech job creationFormer President Bill Clinton will begin reaching California voters today with a strong enviromental-based election pitch on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. candidate Gavin Newsom, whom he says represent "the kind of leadership California needs" on green tech and alterntive energy to boost jobs and the economy.Clinton's email fundraising message to voters going out today calls them "two candidates whose creative ideas, proven ability to make progress and passionate commitment to our children's future will bring back the...
  • Newsom rips GOP rival for vote to raise taxes { Maldonado }

    09/24/2010 8:17:56 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/24/10 | Susan Ferriss
    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, considered famously liberal by many, released a radio ad Thursday attacking his GOP rival for lieutenant governor for voting to raise taxes.
  • Pelosi and the Treasure Island land grab

    08/18/2010 11:00:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    michellemalkin.com ^ | August 18, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Speaker Mop & Glo made headlines for her call to investigate opponents of the Ground Zero mosque, but there was something else about her remarks that should have raised your hackles: “There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said. “How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we’ve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we...
  • GOP likely to knock 3 candidates' S.F. ties

    06/15/2010 7:43:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 242+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/15/10 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
    San Francisco bashing is about to intensify. Three Democratic politicians with strong ties to San Francisco - Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom and Kamala Harris - are engaged in tough statewide election battles and political experts say the GOP will probably seize on the city's reputation as a bastion of left-wing politics to attack them.Gubernatorial candidate Brown was born in San Francisco, served as Oakland's mayor and lives in the East Bay city while serving as the state attorney general; Newsom, vying for lieutenant governor, was born in San Francisco and is the city's mayor; and Attorney General candidate Harris was...
  • S.F. Mayor Gavin Newsom at LGBT Caucus at the California Democratic Convention 2010

    05/09/2010 10:52:54 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 1 replies · 306+ views
    You Tube ^ | 5-10-10 | joinedafterattack
    San Fran Mayor Gavin Newsom speech at LGBT Caucus at the California Democratic Convention April 2010
  • San Francisco may cut funding to transgender job center (The Horror!)

    05/04/2010 8:38:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 387+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | May 3, 2010 | Lee Romney
    Michelle WallowingBull was born a boy. But growing up on Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation, she knew from age 5 that she was a girl inside. As a teen she bounced from the reservation to a South Dakota town to foster homes and back. In these remote communities, with a family steeped in addiction, she said, it was difficult to openly express the gender she deeply felt. Substance abuse and economic uncertainty followed — travails all too common for transgender people. But last week, WallowingBull worked the room at a job fair organized by San Francisco's Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative,...
  • S.F. Mayor Gavin Newsom, "Sarah Palin, A Different Story" & Tea Party Comments

    04/21/2010 11:02:27 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 3 replies · 427+ views
    YouTube ^ | 4-20-10
    Gavin Newsom comments on the Tea Party held in Union Square in San Francisco on 4-15-10 and on whether Sarah Palin would be welcome next year at a repeart of that same event next year. Gavin Newsom is running for Lt. Governor in the state of California. LINK TO THE VIDEO
  • San Fran Mayor Gavin Newsom Comments On Tx Day Tea Parties & Sarah Palin

    04/20/2010 3:51:41 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 12 replies · 589+ views
    You Tube ^ | 4-20-10 | joinedafterattack
    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom responding to Tax Day Tea Parties in San Francisco and Boston and whether Sarah Palin would be welcome next April 15th to a Tea Party in San Francisco.
  • MauriceClemmons [on twitter, alleged gunman follows Muslim Rep. Ellison, Sharpton, Maddow, Newsom]

    11/30/2009 11:06:31 PM PST · by matt1234 · 30 replies · 2,041+ views
    Twitter ^ | July 5, 2009 | Maurice Clemmons
    Following Rep. Keith Ellison [Muslim Congressman], Rev. Al Sharpton, Rachel Maddow MSNBC, Gavin Newsom, [and others]
  • San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom breaks his silence with the media

    11/19/2009 6:56:58 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 9 replies · 542+ views
    KGO-7 ^ | 19 November 2009
    Newsom breaks his silence with the media SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom emerged Thursday from nearly three weeks of avoiding the public spotlight, to confront a massive city budget crisis. When the mayor dropped out of the governor's race, he dropped out of sight and steered clear of reporters until today. A smiling Newsom emerged today, even though the issue he wanted to discuss is grim. He told his department heads Thursday that San Francisco faces a $522 million deficit in the next fiscal year.
  • Colleagues say Newsom could use a wake-up call

    11/03/2009 7:53:26 AM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 497+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/3/9 | C.W. Nevius
    Last week, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, the boy-wonder politician sought out by network cameras at the Democratic National Convention, profiled in Newsweek and the New York Times, was forced to pull out of the race for California governor before opponent Jerry Brown even officially declared his candidacy. Newsom's campaign wasn't sputtering. It never got off the ground. A candidate who raised nearly $6 million for his 2003 bid for mayor (with maximum contributions limited to $500) only raised a little over $3 million this time, according to the California secretary of state's office. It was a harsh political lesson....
  • Newsom exits Calif. governor's race, leaving AG Brown

    10/30/2009 5:58:13 PM PDT · by Ja7430 · 11 replies · 525+ views
    Legal Newsline ^ | 10-30-09
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom on Friday exited the California governor's race, leaving yet-to-announce Democratic candidate Jerry Brown the only figure preparing for a run for his party's nomination.
  • Newsom drops out of governor's race

    10/30/2009 4:37:30 PM PDT · by SmithL · 49 replies · 1,553+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/30/9 | Jack Chang
    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom made a surprise announcement Friday afternoon that he was dropping out of the gubernatorial race, leaving the Democrats with no declared candidate for the top statewide office. Attorney General Jerry Brown has opened an exploratory committee for governor but has yet to formally announce his candidacy. Nonetheless, Brown has opened a wide lead over Newsom in both fund-raising and in polls. "It is with great regret I announce today that I am withdrawing from the race for governor of California," Newsom said in a statement. "With a young family and responsibilities at city hall, I...
  • Gavin Newsom withdraws from governor's race

    10/30/2009 3:42:23 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 42 replies · 2,279+ views
    AIPNews.com ^ | October 30, 2009
    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced this afternoon that he is withdrawing from the California governor's race. More to follow.
  • Join our Webcast With Mayor Gavin Newsom Next Wednesday at 12pm PST

    10/26/2009 10:40:58 AM PDT · by americanophile · 10 replies · 709+ views
    Inhabitat ^ | 10/23/09 | Mike Chino
    CALLING ALL SAN FRANCISCANS & those of you who want to green your cities! We’re interviewing San Francisco mayor GAVIN NEWSOM next Wednesday the 28th at 12pm PST, and we’re inviting YOU to join us next for this live webcast conversation with the country’s greenest mayor! Join us to find out more about groundbreaking energy projects,
  • Newsom wants to charge stores that sell sodas

    09/19/2009 4:39:41 AM PDT · by RoadKingSE · 13 replies · 662+ views
    (09-17) 20:36 PDT -- Calling soda the new tobacco, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will introduce legislation this fall that would charge a fee to retailers that sell sugary beverages. Newsom would need voter approval to tax individual cans of soda and sugary juice, but only needs approval from the Board of Supervisors to levy a fee on retailers.
  • Stand by Your Van? SF Chronicle Politics Writer Notes Toxic Effect of Van Jones

    09/05/2009 7:09:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies · 1,203+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 5, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    As noted by John Stephenson of NewsBusters, much of the media has been ignoring the enormous Van Jones controversy. However, Joe Garofoli, the politics writer and blogger for Jones' hometown newspaper, the liberal San Francisco Chronicle, has just written about the toxic effect of Van Jones and who is standing by their Van and who isn't in his Politics blog: The Bay Area's Van Jones -- the Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality -- just finished apologizing for calling Republicans "a-holes" when he got something else to start explaining: How his signature got...
  • No doughnuts under Newsom's SF healthy foods plan

    07/10/2009 7:42:49 PM PDT · by freespirited · 98 replies · 2,215+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO—Doughnuts could be a distant memory for San Francisco city workers. They must now follow "healthy meeting" guidelines under a sweeping initiative unveiled by Mayor Gavin Newsom Thursday to encourage better eating. That means less junk food and smaller portions at staff meetings. The mayor is also ordering all city departments to help locate vacant or unused city-owned land that could be used to grow food. Vendors that offer healthy food will get preference for city contracts and permits. All vending machines on city property additionally will have to meet new nutrition standards.
  • Newsom names chief from Arizona to head SFPD

    06/16/2009 7:54:42 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 10 replies · 569+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 16, 2009 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross,Heather Knight, Chronicle Staff Writers
    Looking to bring new blood into the San Francisco Police Department, Mayor Gavin Newsom has reached outside the city and selected George Gascon, police chief of Mesa, Ariz., to replace outgoing Chief Heather Fong.
  • S.F. mayor proposes big raises in city fees

    06/11/2009 7:36:52 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 381+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/11/9 | Heather Knight
    Mayor Gavin Newsom has repeatedly boasted of balancing San Francisco's dire budget deficit without raising taxes - but has quietly introduced hundreds of new fees and fee increases that would make living, working and traveling in the city more expensive. Some of them are likely to be controversial, including charging youths a daily fee if they're detained at juvenile hall, charging poor people a monthly fee if they need help managing their welfare money and charging tourists - including those who live as close as Daly City - more to enjoy Golden Gate Park facilities. The mayor has widely discussed...
  • Newsom's campaign returns contribution from Michael Savage's son

    05/28/2009 6:37:46 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 16 replies · 1,126+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | May 28, 2009 | Josh Richman
    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's 2010 gubernatorial campaign announced Friday it will return a $25,000 contribution from a businessman who also is the son of Bay Area-based conservative radio talk personality Michael Savage. "The Newsom for California campaign is returning the contribution of Russell G. Weiner," campaign director Eric Jaye said in an e-mailed statement. "We believe that the confusion caused by the conflicts between the views expressed by Mr. Weiner in his campaign for State Assembly and the views and values of Mayor Newsom are best addressed this way." Rockstar energy drink founder and CEO Russell Weiner — son...
  • S.F. To Lay Off 1,000 Employees

    05/15/2009 9:07:50 PM PDT · by Justaham · 22 replies · 677+ views
    www.sfgate.com ^ | 5-15-09 | Marisa Lagos, John Coté
    Mayor Gavin Newsom said Friday that 1,000 city workers would lose their jobs in the coming months to help close a growing budget deficit, a swift response after the city's biggest union this week rejected $38 million in wage concessions. The layoffs will hurt all city departments, according to the mayor's office, but will have the most drastic effect on the Department of Public Health, the city's largest agency. In addition to health care workers, recreation directors, security guards and others will lose their jobs. A total of 262 city workers have already lost their jobs over the last six...
  • Will he get the Catholic vote? ( S.F.'s mayor Gavin Newsom for governor? )

    04/25/2009 6:20:47 PM PDT · by kellynla · 19 replies · 870+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | April 24, 2009 | staff
    Gavin Newsom, the divorced San Francisco mayor who provoked a constitutional crisis in 2004 by granting marriage licenses to 4,000 same-sex couples, has made it official: he is running for governor in the 2010 elections. Newsom, 41, a graduate of Santa Clara University who has described himself as a “lifelong Catholic,” chose to use a YouTube video, Facebook and Twitter to make the announcement on Tuesday. In the YouTube video, Newsom says, “I'm a candidate for governor of California because I know we can do better." Newsom’s 2004 decision to grant marriage licenses to 4,000 same-sex couples in San Francisco...
  • Brown challenges Newsom to an IQ throwdown!

    04/23/2009 3:52:39 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 351+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 4/23/9 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Democratic state Attorney General Jerry Brown -- the former two-term governor expected to make another run in 2010 -- has issued the ultimate challenge to newbie Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom. He says he's willing to do "any test" to prove that he can meet and match any candidate, anywhere -- on brain power. Brown, 71, made the comments on KGO 810 AM this morning, after he was asked about the "generational" differences between himself and the San Francisco mayor, 41, who declared himself a candidate for governor earlier this week. "If he's asserting that the year he's born ......
  • Gay Marriage Advocate and S.F. Mayor Newsom: Miss California 'Being a Little Unfairly Maligned'

    04/23/2009 2:40:06 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 22 replies · 829+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 23, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    The attacks on Miss California Carrie Prejean have gotten so bad that even same-sex marriage champion and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is taking notice. Prejean, the runner-up of last Sunday's Miss USA pageant, has been the target of reports from the Hollywood media intelligentsia after her feud with gossip blogger Perez Hilton for the stance she took on same-sex marriage. And Newsom, who had just announced his intentions to run for governor of California, has noticed. "I want to challenge her on her point-of-view," Newsom said in an appearance at Sapphire Energy, a bio-tech company, which aired on NBC's...
  • Gavin Newsom Governor of California?

    04/21/2009 5:56:57 PM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 18 replies · 518+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 04212009 | TDC
    Illegal Immigrants would certainly benefit by having Mr. Newsom become Governor. However, this begs the following question: If Mayor Newsom is elected, and universal healthcare is enacted, will businesses see this as a threat to further burdeon them by imposing additional taxes, thus, redistributing their wealth for the purpose of funding universal healthcare for all, including the “Illegals” who live in the sanctuary cities of California? In addition, the ongoing outflow of cash that would be used to continue supporting entitlement programs for illegals could be another devastating blow to the already bankrupt state. This could certainly cause even more...
  • San Fran mayor announces he's running for governor

    04/21/2009 10:34:56 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 1,061+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2009
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has made it official—he's running to become California's next governor. The 41-year-old mayor used the social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to announce on Tuesday that he was seeking the Democratic nomination to succeed Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • CA: Newsom makes his official governor bid online (GigaBarf Alert!)

    04/21/2009 9:42:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 493+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 4/21/09 | Carla Marinucci
    Aiming to stake his claim to the tech-savvy young voters who helped elect President Obama, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, 41, today took to the new media to formally announce he's running for governor - by directly addressing hundreds of thousands of supporters simultaneously via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. "We can't afford to keep returning to the same old tired ideas and expect the same result," the Democrat told supporters in his three-minute YouTube announcement, part of the unprecedented "virtual fly-around" campaign announcement done entirely in the new media. The gubernatorial candidate's announcement video, which premiered on his Web page,...
  • CA: In Southland visit, Gavin Newsom touts his centrist positions

    03/23/2009 7:37:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 498+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/23/09 | Michael Finnegan
    For a man prone to belittling politicians, Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco is proving to be a deft politician. In his run for governor, he is summoning all the skills he can to shed the political baggage of his hometown, where taming a rowdy parade is the sort of thing that can set off a popular backlash. He is known outside San Francisco for one thing above all: his renegade order legalizing same-sex marriage in 2004. So Newsom has been trekking across the state for weeks, trying to show that the "gigantic order-of-magnitude change" he envisions for California entails...
  • California: NRA Victory in San Francisco Lawsuit!

    01/30/2009 12:52:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,220+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | January 29, 2009 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   California: NRA Victory in San Francisco Lawsuit!   Thursday, January 29, 2009   PUBLIC HOUSING OFFICIALS DROP ILLEGAL BAN ON FIREARMS POSSESSION IN PUBLIC HOUSING An NRA-led coalition of self-defense civil rights groups including the Second Amendment Foundation and the California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) has prevailed in a Second Amendment lawsuit challenging a ban on firearm possession in San Francisco public housing residences. “This success is further vindication of the U.S. Supreme Court's Heller ruling upholding the Second Amendment as protecting a fundamental, individual civil right for all law-abiding...
  • Will Overlong Deadly Dull SF Mayor Speech on YouTube Inspire Parodies?

    12/02/2008 6:09:42 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies · 573+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 2, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    The only thing remotely interesting about San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's bizarre decision to upload his incredibly dull 7.5 hour "state of the city" speech to YouTube is the knowledge that it is sure to inspire parodies. So how dull is Newsom's speech? Well I challenge you to listen to just a couple of minutes of it without hearing the beckoning call of Mr. Sandman enticing you to enter a deep slumber. Here is the take on this YouTube speech by Michelle Malkin: Hey, remember that judge who sentenced noise violators to Barry Manilow music? Here’s a worse sentence: Sitting...
  • Castro (District) celebrates Obama, bemoans a Prop. 8 win

    11/05/2008 10:41:20 AM PST · by Simmy2.5 · 16 replies · 1,295+ views
    SF Gate ^ | Wednesday, November 5, 2008 | Kelly Zito, Chronicle Staff Writer
    (11-05) 10:19 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- Jack Hannan and his partner of 10 years, Steven Gard, didn't get married when Mayor Gavin Newsom took the historic step of granting licenses to gay couples in 2004. Now the San Francisco couple worry they won't get a second chance. "We waited because we wanted the issue settled," said Hannan, 39. "Now we're really nervous." This morning, it was clear that voters had approved Proposition 8, which would amend the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Even as thousands in San Francisco's Castro district poured into the streets to dance, chant and wave...
  • Prop 8 called the 'Gettysburg' of gay civil rights

    11/02/2008 4:26:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies · 937+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 31, 2008 | LISA LEFF
    Five months and thousands of weddings after California's highest court sanctioned same-sex marriage, anxious eyes around the nation will closely follow voters Tuesday as they decide whether to turn back the clock. Given the state's size and influence, the vote on a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage has become a referendum on sexual orientation and civil rights. Both sides call it the "Gettysburg" of the power struggle between the gay rights movement and the Christian right, with the victors capturing momentum in other states. "As California goes, so goes the nation," Mayor Gavin Newsom boldly predicted at a City Hall...
  • SF Chron Writer Blames Mayor Newsom 'Naivete' If Prop 8 Passes

    10/14/2008 5:57:20 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies · 3,636+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 14, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    As we have seen before, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom isn't exactly the brightest bulb in the universe when it comes to political smarts. In fact, many blame Newsom's poorly timed push for gay marriages in 2004 for John Kerry's presidential election loss that year. Despite the animosity towards Newsom for his role in causing the Democrats to lose their chance at the White House, San Francisco Chronicle political writers Joe Garofoli and Carla Marinucci gushed over Newsom as a new "hotshot" at the Democrat convention a few weeks ago: Both Newsom and San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris appeared...
  • Television ad: Yes on 8: Whether You Like It Or Not

    09/29/2008 8:45:51 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 22 replies · 1,095+ views
    First YES on 8 television ad. Yes on 8: Whether You Like It Or Not
  • Mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom to campaign against Prop. 8

    09/08/2008 7:08:40 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 8 replies · 234+ views
    www.catholicnewsagency.com ^ | Sep 6, 2008 | N/A
    Mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom to campaign against Prop. 8 San Francisco, Sep 6, 2008 / 08:04 am (CNA).- Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco and a self-described Catholic, will join a political campaign against Proposition 8, a California initiative that both would overturn the May 15 California Supreme Court decision mandating same-sex marriage and would reinstate marriage between only a man and a woman. Newsom will help launch the “No on 8 – Equality for All Campaign” today at the old Tower Records building in San Francisco, the California Catholic Daily reports. In 2004, Newsom provoked a constitutional...
  • "Lifelong Catholic?" (SF mayor plans to help launch drive against Save Marriage Initiative)

    09/05/2008 10:40:26 AM PDT · by kellynla · 36 replies · 360+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | September 5, 2008 | staff
    San Francisco’s “Catholic” mayor will join tomorrow in the official launching of the “No on 8 – Equality for All Campaign” at the old Tower Records store on Market Street. In early January, on the occasion of his inauguration to a second term, Mayor Gavin Newsom and his family attended a Mass at the historic Mission Dolores Basilica. And to this day he continues to describe himself as Catholic. Newsom, said to have his eyes on the governorship, will be acting in open defiance of California’s bishops, who have officially endorsed Proposition 8 and have urged Catholics to support it....
  • Siebel Newsom Sues Indy Filmmaker

    08/29/2008 2:58:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 116+ views
    NBC11 ^ | August 28, 2008
    Lawsuit: Producer Did Not Follow Through With Prior Arrangements, RepaymentSan Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, filed a lawsuit against an independent film producer and his company on Monday on accusations he used her $75,000 investment and did not follow through with prior arrangements or repayment, according to court documents. Siebel Newsom made the investment in January 2004 based on the belief that she would be repaid and that she would act in and help produce a film made by China Venture Films, LLC, also known as China Ventures, according to court documents. A film called "Milk and...
  • SF Chronicle Enthuses Over 'Hotshot' Mayor Newsom

    08/28/2008 1:28:28 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies · 59+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 28, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    What do you do when you are the mayor of San Francisco and your poorly timed push for gay marriages is blamed for your party's loss in a presidential election, you get yourself involved in a sleazy sex scandal where you get caught sleeping with the wife of your campaign manager, and a much criticized policy of declaring the municipality you represent a "sanctuary city" results in a multiple murder by an illegal alien? Why you get the San Francisco Chronicle to write a glowing story about you enthusing about how you are a "hotshot to watch" with a bright...