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”

Suzy Loftus curiously quits

“The face of police reform” isn’t long for the San Francisco Police Commission as its president Suzy Loftus resigned this week to join the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department as assistant legal counsel. It’s a curious move for a couple of reasons. First, Loftus is apparently trading two high-profile positions, San Francisco Police Commission president andContinue reading “Suzy Loftus curiously quits”

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”

SFPD fighting hate with hate?

San Francisco officials this week joined politicians nationwide in discovering widespread, heretofore undetectable racism and hate crimes. Ed Lee decreed San Francisco a hate-free city by saying…words: We want to remain an open, welcome city. And some people may not feel that unless we enforce the very laws we put on the books that sayContinue reading “SFPD fighting hate with hate?”

Translating SFPD’s “high alert”: an excuse to escalate and a distraction from ongoing issues

As they’ve done in the past, SFPD is using the shootings of police officers across the country as excuse for a “high alert,” which is just euphemism for playing victims, excusing in advance any act of terror at their hands and distracting from any of their ongoing scandals. Local media has published story after storyContinue reading “Translating SFPD’s “high alert”: an excuse to escalate and a distraction from ongoing issues”

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”

MISSING PERSONS: Enrique Pearce

Name: Enrique Pearce Formerly Left Coast Communications; owner, consultant Charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, drunk driving, speeding   While we often hear about the powerful disappearing their opponents, never to be heard from again, there’s another disappearing that the wealthy and the wicked use to their advantage. One that rewards/protects loyal soldiers whoContinue reading “MISSING PERSONS: Enrique Pearce”

The Scum Also Rises

I couldn’t have asked for more of an all-encompassing story to begin with than Ed Lee possibly being Hillary’s HUD (or Education) Secretary. It’s an open secret that Lee & Co. would flee town soon after Hillary’s election. Lee has been a fundraising engine for the Democrats and the billions he’s raised will allow himContinue reading “The Scum Also Rises”