San Francisco News


City Attorney vs ACCJC: Tentative Decision Unfair

Posted January 27, 2015 by Rick Sterling

On January 16 Superior Court Justice Curtis Karnow issued a Tentative Decision on the law suit by SF City Attorney vs Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The judge is accepting objections and responses from each side until
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Board President London Breed and Supervisor Scott Wiener lead Board's "moderate" majority

San Francisco’s Political Shift

Posted January 20, 2015 by

San Francisco has its most “moderate” Board of Supervisors since 2001. It also has its first President since 2001 who reached the Board backed by landlord rather than tenant groups. Does this shift to a more “moderate” Board matter?  Not
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ACCJC Offers False Relief to CCSF

Posted January 16, 2015 by Rick Sterling

In June 2014 the California State Auditor determined that Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) “lacks transparency” and “treats colleges inconsistently”. Now the ACCJC proposes to cement their inconsistent standards. As announced on Wednesday, they have granted CCSF
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Mayor Lee’s First Term Report Card

Posted January 13, 2015 by

After the January 11, NY Times graded Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first year, I realized that it was time to issue San Francisco Mayor Lee’s first term report card. Lee became interim mayor in January 2011, and has completed four
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Lee's press conference announcing Christensen was held at the North Beach library, far from Chinatown

Mayor Rebuffs Chinatown In D3 Appointment

Posted January 8, 2015 by

Rejecting entreaties from his longtime Chinatown supporters that he appoint Planning Commission President Cindy Wu, Mayor Ed Lee instead selected Julie Christensen to fill David Chiu’s District 3 seat. Christensen has done no work in Chinatown. Her selection represents a
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SF Slashes Ellis Act Evictions

Posted January 6, 2015 by

This may sound like the ultimate man bites dog story amidst skyrocketing San Francisco rents on vacant apartments, but 2014 saw a sharp reduction in speculator evictions under the Ellis Act.  Yet some constant critics of City Hall have trouble
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