For months, police union President Gary Delagnes has warned that if The City didn’t extend a pension “double-dipping” program, hundreds of eligible cops would rush to enroll in it and leave the department dangerously short-staffed in the near future. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors allowed the Deferred Retirement Option Program to sunset June 30, and Delagnes’ warnings have already come true — at least for himself.
While the Giants will be on the road in San Diego visiting the Padres on July 16, AT&T Park will be transformed into a soccer pitch playing host to two of the world’s most popular club teams. Manchester City FC, which just won its first English Football Association Cup title since 1969 in May and competes in the rugged English Premier League, opposes popular Mexican team Club America as part of the World Football Challenge.
Local comedian Dan St. Paul and three compatriots are swinging through the Bay Area performing “So Not the Cleavers.” Tonight’s show at Cobb’s Comedy Club was canceled, but there are others this week at different venues. Half of the ticket proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Equal Rights to repeal Proposition 8. For more information, visit www.sonotthecleavers.com.
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka boasted during a February 2011 news conference that he’s “at the White House a couple times a week, two, three times a week.” Trumka added that he also has “conversations every day with someone at the White House or in the administration.” Yesterday we learned conclusively that when the AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka speaks, White House officials listen.
‘No more ignoring the law when it’s inconvenient,” then-Sen. Barack Obama proclaimed on the campaign trail; as president, he’d show the world “that the law is not s
I have lived in San Francisco a long time and am fortunate enough to be long lived. But I see that something in San Francisco has been lost. What were formerly taboo, impolite, poor manners, illegal or immoral, today is part of modern culture.