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News, The Snitch Kim Asks Wiener to Stop Mentioning Her Name During Campaign

Kim Asks Wiener to Stop Mentioning Her Name During Campaign

As far as political races go, the two San Francisco supervisors vying to represent District 11 in the California Senate could not be much closer after the June primary. So it stands to reason both will be pulling no punches…
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News, The Snitch Scott Wiener's Camp Blames Jane Kim For George W. Bush

Scott Wiener's Camp Blames Jane Kim For George W. Bush

It continues to be testy between Supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim, the San Francisco City Hall co-workers competing for a job in the state Senate. Having raised twice as much money, Wiener was supposedly the big favorite in…
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News, The Snitch After Uproar, Dolores Park Lawn Reservations Nixed

After Uproar, Dolores Park Lawn Reservations Nixed

You know you’ve touched a nerve when your cause generates two change.org petitions in less than 24 hours. But it appears fans of Dolores Park can rest a little easier — and sit upon the DoPa grass without fear of…
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News, The Snitch Supervisor Jane Kim: Police Chief Greg Suhr Has Got To Go

Supervisor Jane Kim: Police Chief Greg Suhr Has Got To Go

After the "Frisco 5" protesters starved themselves for 17 days in an attempt to get Mayor Ed Lee to replace police Chief Greg Suhr — by whose side the mayor continues to stand, even as like-minded supporters camp inside…
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News, The Snitch Report: Super Bowl 50 Netted City a Whopping $792,000

Report: Super Bowl 50 Netted City a Whopping $792,000

Remember Super Bowl 50? The world's best-marketed sporting event — the few hours of football squeezed around the most expensive commercial messaging in America — brought 1.1 million strangers to San Francisco, shut downtown streets for about a month,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Ten Tidbits from Jane Kim's Talk at the Tenderloin Museum

Ten Tidbits from Jane Kim's Talk at the Tenderloin Museum

At lunchtime on the first Monday of every month, The Tenderloin Museum hosts a guest speaker. Former Mayor Willie Brown led off the series in March, while yesterday, it was Sup. Jane Kim's turn. In the hour-long discussion (moderated…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Told Chronicle About New Homeless Center Before Supe, Neighborhood

Mayor Told Chronicle About New Homeless Center Before Supe, Neighborhood

The San Francisco Chronicle is in the know — so in the know that the city's main major daily newspaper knew about Mayor Ed Lee's plans to put a new Navigation Center in a Mid-Market hotel notorious for poor…
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News, The Snitch Board of Supervisors Poised to Reject New Jail

Board of Supervisors Poised to Reject New Jail

After weeks of controversy and a high stakes game of legislative musical chairs set off by the election of Supervisor Aaron Peskin, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote today on a package of legislation to fund the construction…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist MoAD Celebrates Its 10 Years and Starting Conversations About Race and Culture

MoAD Celebrates Its 10 Years and Starting Conversations About Race and Culture

San Francisco Supervisors London Breed, Malia Cohen, Scott Wiener and Jane Kim, artist Mickalene Thomas, and actress C.C.H. Pounder were among those who showed up for Champagne, dancing, dinner, and art at The Museum of the African Diaspora’s gala…
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News, The Snitch Members of Private Tennis Club Fight to Protect Their Space and the "Spirit of the City"

Members of Private Tennis Club Fight to Protect Their Space and the "Spirit of the City"

In an unusual twist on the tech/displacement narrative, more than 200 members of San Francisco’s only indoor tennis club are protesting plans to demolish the site and build a five-story office complex in its place, deeming the proposal another…
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News, The Snitch State Senate Race Gets Interesting With Candidacy of Jane Kim

State Senate Race Gets Interesting With Candidacy of Jane Kim

District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim officially announced her candidacy for state senate this morning, pitting herself against fellow candidate and city supe Scott Wiener. Both are vying for Sen. Mark Leno’s District 11 seat, which includes San Francisco and…
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News, The Snitch After Supervisor Christensen Downplays Eviction "Horror Stories," Twitter Lashes Out

After Supervisor Christensen Downplays Eviction "Horror Stories," Twitter Lashes Out

It's the stuff of political nightmares: your name suddenly becomes a hashtag, and potential voters take potshots at you in 140 damning characters.   In a Chronicle story published yesterday, District 3 supervisor Julie Christensen, currently waging a tough…
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News, The Snitch Board of Supervisors Says Petty Nuisances Shouldn't be Grounds for Eviction

Board of Supervisors Says Petty Nuisances Shouldn't be Grounds for Eviction

Six months ago, tenants in a 32-unit Chinatown SRO were served eviction notices, ostensibly for hanging laundry from their windows — a common sight in a neighborhood where multi-generational families often live together in shoebox-sized apartments, and space is…
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News, The Snitch Giants and Jane Kim Reach Deal to Increase Affordable Housing at Mission Rock Development to 40%

Giants and Jane Kim Reach Deal to Increase Affordable Housing at Mission Rock Development to 40%

The San Francisco Giants and a team of affordable housing advocates led by Supervisor Jane Kim have reached an agreement to increase to 40% the affordable housing component in the team's Mission Rock development. Under the agreement, which was…
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News, The Snitch Supe Jane Kim Throws Giants Development a Curveball

Supe Jane Kim Throws Giants Development a Curveball

Supervisor Jane Kim plans to introduce a ballot measure to increase the amount of affordable housing and lower the height limits at the San Francisco Giants' proposed Mission Rock development, the San Francisco Business Times reports. The Giants have…
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News, The Snitch New 826 Valencia Writing Lab Opens in Tenderloin

New 826 Valencia Writing Lab Opens in Tenderloin

The crowd of 100 or so people at the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street at around 2:30 p.m. today was not your typical gathering on Pill Hill in the Tenderloin, where murmurs of "Oxys," "Roxies," “Heroin,” and…
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News, Sucka Free City See Jane Endorse: Jane Kim Backs Everyone, But Things Still Get Nasty

See Jane Endorse: Jane Kim Backs Everyone, But Things Still Get Nasty

In the game of political endorsements, Supervisor Jane Kim has navigated a path down the double-yellow line in the middle of the road. In 2011, she backed John Avalos, David Chiu, and Ed Lee for mayor — a simultaneous political…
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News, The Snitch Real Estate Speculator Ty Durekas Buys Tenderloin Building: Evicts Everyone on Site, Sparking Rally

Real Estate Speculator Ty Durekas Buys Tenderloin Building: Evicts Everyone on Site, Sparking Rally

About 50 angry residents and housing activists gathered in the courtyard of 741 Ellis yesterday  to protest the evictions of the building's section 8 tenants by new landlord Ty Durekas. According to Fred Sherburn-Zimmer of the Housing Rights Committee, Durekas…
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News, Look How Much Fun They're Having!: San Francisco Politicians and the Selfie

Look How Much Fun They're Having!: San Francisco Politicians and the Selfie

Enhancing their digital narcissism with Twitter, local elected officials excelled in 2013. An unprecedented assortment of selfies, food porn, look-where-I-am! shots, and endless grip-and-grins were beamed into the Cloud via our leaders and/or the lackey charged with tweeting photos of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist A Q&A With The Four Ladies of City Limits' Trapper Keeper

A Q&A With The Four Ladies of City Limits' Trapper Keeper

The group of women delivers a show so cohesive it kind of blows you away. Mia Christopher, Jane Kim, Mie Horlyck Morgensen, and Lana Williams don't know each other -- some of them only meeting while installing their group…
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