Interim Mayor Ed Lee has repeatedly said he won’t run for a full term in November, but that hasn’t stopped several groups with different political allegiances from creating independent campaigns to keep him in office. Over the weekend, dozens of signs with Lee’s bespectacled and mustachioed visage popped up around The City in laundry centers, liquor stores and restaurants urging, “Run Ed Run!” The political action committee behind the campaign, Progress for All, also launched a website with San Franciscans of all stripes urging Lee to enter the crowded race.
America’s Cup organizers have netted only a fraction of the funds The City needs this year to plan the massive 2013 yacht race, but officials said as soon as they receive their tax-exempt status, the money will start flowing.
“You move on because you have to.” Bruce Bochy, the philosopher, said that Saturday. And later, when the Giants were smacked around by the Cincinnati Reds 10-2, you sensed the only place they were moving was down. It was so bad, Bill Hall, who had been waived Friday by the Houston Astros and signed Saturday by San Francisco, was put in the game — and walked. You wondered if maybe Jeff Kent, in attendance as part of Legends Day, would agree to suit up for the next two weeks. Or two years.
Picasso opening at the de Young Museum: Pablo Picasso is the focus of a major exhibition that opened Saturday at the de Young Museum. Organizers and museum patrons celebrated “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris” on June 7 with a dinner for donors and sponsors. Among the VIPs in attendance were Anne Baldassari, director, Musée National Picasso, Paris; Alex Nyerges, director, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Timothy Anglin Burgard, exhibition curator; and Michael Shepherd, chairman and CEO, Bank of the West. The exhibit of 150 paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings is on view through Oct. 9.
Writer Chris Carlsson's latest work is his edited collection of historical essays called “Ten Years That Shook The City: San Francisco 1968-1978.” Written by notable figures including Carlsson, the essays explore the extension of the 1960s movement into the ’70s.
Republicans are headed for trouble over the gap between what grass-roots Republicans want and what Republicans in Washington can deliver.