Paul Handlery: Handlery Hotels Chairman Passes At 92

Received this note of unfortunate news about San Francisco’s popular hotel owner, Paul Handlery. Paul Robert Handlery, well-known as the owner and Chairman of Handlery Hotels, Inc., passed away January…

Presidential Inauguration 2013: Credentials, Niners, Union Pub

Just recapping the Presidential Inauguration 2013 Sunday, and the San Francisco 49ers big-win and right to go to the Super Bowl, before getting dressed to go back to the Capitol…

Lisbeth Lyons: John Boehner’s Rumored Girlfriend PrintPac Lobbyist, “Spinlates” Fiend

John Boehner’s games during the “Fiscal Cliff” negotiations bring up thoughts of one Lisbeth Lyons. Ms. Lyons gained fame in late 2010 for being so close to GOP Speaker Of…

Bristol Palin Lawsuit Win Helps YouTube Partners

Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and a reality TV show star, just won a defamation lawsuit filed against her. The win, reported by TMZ.com, may…

Chicago Teachers Strike; Mayor Emanuel Told Karen Lewis To F-Off?

When this blogger grew up in Chicago, it seemed as if the teachers were on strike all the time. The last time for this one was 1969. Now, and mainly…

CWA Local 3122’s Thomas Bott Responds To Blog On CWA – AT&T Issue

After posting the blog entry on the CWA Unions and AT&T issue, where I was contacted by a set of union members who did not wish to be identified, I…

CWA Workers Challenge Union Leaders: California AT&T Contract @CWAUnion @ATT

UPDATE: Florida CWA Union Rep responds to California issue. A group of union members from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) are starting to challenge their union leadership and are…

Harley-Davidson Bikers Piss Off Gavin Newsom’s Dad At Balboa Cafe: Video Hits 100,000 Views

A video this blogger created has just recently hit the 100,000 view mark after its posting in July of 2011. Called “Harley-Davidson Bikers Piss Off Gavin Newsom’s Dad At Balboa…

San Francisco Chronicle Falls Out Of Top 25 U.S. Newspapers; Circulation At 165,522

The San Francisco Chronicle is, as of this writing, no longer listed as one of the top 25 U.S. Newspapers, according to Audit Bureau of Circulations data for March 2012,…

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 2012; CNN’s Piers Morgan V. Brooke Baldwin

CNN’s all over the The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 2012, and you can tell that Englishman Piers Morgan, selected as the lead host with leggy American Brooke Baldwin (who sounds like…

What CISPA Means and What You Can Do About It

The Stop Online Piracy Act was a hotly contested piece of legislation, but the American government’s battle against piracy and cybersecurity isn’t over yet. New online security legislation is in…

Kentucky Derby 2012: I’ll Have Another Wins First For Mario Gutierrez

Just a moment ago, I’ll Have Another (shown at Santa Anita) caught up to Bodemeister, which had a five length lead, and won the 134th Kentucky Derby. Here’s the list…

Gold Dust Lounge Not A San Francisco Landmark

The Gold Dust Lounge has to find a new home. It lost the vote for historic designation by San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission by a vote of 5 to 2.…

Treyvon Martin Rally Draws 30,000 People

Treyvon Martin is dead, George Zimmerman’s still not behind bars. And, for the first time in this blogger’s memory, America, regardless of color, is pissed off. The truth is, in…

Occupy Oakland Helps Katie Mitchell’s Loan Mod Problem With Union Bank

From this video it appears that Oakland resident Katie Mitchell has tried to obtain a loan modification on her mortgage with Union Bank for two years, without success. Mitchell was…

Ron Paul Says Rick Santorum Can’t Beat Obama

Count on Texas Congressman and GOP Presidential Candidate to tell it like it is. On CNN’s State Of The Union, in an interview with Candy Crowley, Congressman Paul was asked…

President Obama’s Nationalist State Of The Union Speech

President Obama’s State Of The Union Speech was an address that, like the one last month in Kansas, was focused on restoring America’s Economy via not just government investment, but…

Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds Movie Trailer Is Out

Good Deeds is Tyler Perry’s movie about Wesley Deeds, a successful black entrepreneur (here that Michael Arrington!), who becomes more romantically interested in a a down-on-her-luck single mother than his…

The Occupy Oakland Port Action: ILWU Union Games The Movement

The Occupy Oakland Movement certainly has its factions, so it’s hard to say ‘the movement as a whole thinks one way,’ but the bottom line is the current majority is…

European Central Bank Cuts Int Rate, Europe Debt Crisis Hurts Airlines

Twitter is on fire with the news that the European Central Bank cut it’s key interest rate a quarter-point to 1 percent. The action is certainly one that signals clear…

San Francisco Fundraiser For The Balboa Theater, Dec 13th 2011

A great San Francisco cinema legend, The Balboa Theater located at 3630 Balboa Street , and open since 1926, is having its own fundraiser December 13th. The San Francisco event…

Herman Cain: The End Is Near

Usually I try to keep my opinions out of blog posts since I am a journalist and I try to be objective, but since this is a blog post I…

Halloween Saturday Night In SF Crowded Good Time

For some reason undoubtedly due to a nutty travel schedule, Halloween just plain caught this blogger by surprise. Now, the real date’s Monday, but the original plan was to dress…

Daylight Savings Time 2011 Is Today… In The UK

The number one Google Trend search term is “daylight savings time 2011” and for the second consecutive day. The only explanation for this is many think today is the day…

IndyBay Steals Zennie62 BART Cell Phone Content – Please Stop It Now

It’s not like IndyBay could have just had one of their writers blog their own version of the BART Cell Phone Cut Off Scandal, someone who goes by the “name”…

BART Cell Phone and Computer Network Scandal: Transit Union Wants PUC Inquiry

Last week will probably go down as one of the worst in BART’s history. But the assumption is that it was bad for BART’s riders and management – forgotten in…

Republican Debate Tonight On CNN

CNN will be hosting the Republican Debates tonight from Manchester, New Hampshire – the debate will be co-sponsored by WMUR and Union Leader newspaper (both of New Hampshire). There are…

What to see at Tribeca Film Fest

Following wildly enthusiastic reviews for the World Premiere at the Full Frame Film Fest last weekend, “The Loving Story” has made the Daily Beast’s list of Hottest Films of Tribeca…