Gavin Newsom

2:24pm

Mon November 4, 2013
Politics

San Francisco’s Proposition B takes its role in affordable housing debate

A model of the proposed 8 Washington Parks, Public Access and Housing District.
Liz Pfeffer

Once blighted and clogged with cars, the Embarcadero is now a promenade of upscale restaurants, farmers markets, and a walkable Bay Trail. As development all over San Francisco barrels forward, residents are being asked to decide what they envision for the future of the city’s frontage.

Tomorrow, San Francisco voters will cast ballots for or against a controversial luxury condo development across from Pier 3. The long-disputed 8 Washington project would bring multimillion-dollar housing to a 3.2-acre lot on the city’s waterfront.

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11:52am

Fri October 18, 2013
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: October 18, 2013

Cannabis leaf
Portable Network Graphics

Supreme Court rejects appeal to reclassify cannabis… Governor Brown vetoes drug sentencing bill… Lt. Governor Newsom heads ACLU legalization panel… Safety warnings… Dalai Lama warns against “crazy mind”… and more.

LEGISLATION & LEGALIZATION

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4:19pm

Thu April 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

Cannabis News Roundup: April 19, 2013

Cannabis leaf
Portable Network Graphics

“Governor Gavin” calls for end to Drug War… News from Washington… Happy 4/20… and more!

(CA Dem.Conv.) // “Governor Gavin” Newsom outlined some of his accomplishments last weekend while he was at the helm of the California ship of state, filling in while Governor Jerry Brown was in China. He jokes that his gubernatorial library is being built in the back of a cannabis dispensary in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury.

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4:12pm

Mon June 4, 2012
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: A monumental wedding

Phyllis Lyon was the founder of the first lesbian rights organization in the United States, Daughters of Bilitis, in 1955. You may recall her name, as she and her wife Dell Martin were the first same sex couple to be married under the authority of Gavin Newsom when he became mayor in 2004. Phyllis recounts her life experiences such as connecting with Dell Martin, navigating anti-gay laws in San Francisco in the 1950's, her book Lesbian/woman, and shifting her perspective on marriage at the StoryCorps booth in San Francisco, where she spoke with Margee Adams.

 

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9:39am

Wed May 30, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Wednesday, May 30, 2012

(Mercury News) // Chefs across California are squeezing in extra foie gras on their menus and drawing the ire of animal rights groups. A statewide ban on the staple French cuisine made from fattened duck liver goes into effect July 1. The ban was passed back in 2004 to put an end to what some consider the inhumane treatment of ducks raised for the delicacy…

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