48 Shills: The myth of independent media, part two

Scant seconds after arriving to 48 Hills, a donation plea pops up with a message. “We need independent, local news sources featuring diverse, progressive voices more than ever.” Truer words, never spoken. Unfortunately for visitors to their website, and San Franciscans in general, 48 Hills fails on all counts. Like their big siblings at TheContinue reading “48 Shills: The myth of independent media, part two”

San Francisco City Hall heists, backpedals on sanctuary

On the first Monday following the election of Donald Trump, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, the Board of Supervisors and others from City Hall held a photo op affirming not only their unity against the approaching Trump administration, but also San Francisco’s status as a sanctuary city. Mayor Lee tweeted, “Standing as one. We willContinue reading “San Francisco City Hall heists, backpedals on sanctuary”

The illogical Office of Public Advocate

Prop H, allowing for the creation of an Office of Public Advocate in San Francisco, appears headed for defeat. Thankfully. In theory, the Public Advocate is a fair-play czar of sorts. They field and investigate citizen/whistleblower complaints concerning City services and programs, monitor for cronyism/wasteful spending and appoint a Director of the Office of CitizenContinue reading “The illogical Office of Public Advocate”