For the past two months, Gavin Newsom and District 9 Supervisor David Campos have sparred about what protections San Francisco should offer to undocumented immigrant youth. That battle is sure to heat up today when the Board of Supes’ Public Safety Committee votes on whether or not to support Campos’ proposal to protect undocumented juvenile felony suspects from deportation until probable cause has been established. Newsom continues to oppose the proposal, but eight supervisors have rallied behind it, and the SF Immigrant Rights Defense Committee is holding a protest today to support due process for undocumented youth. The safety commission meeting and the protest will both be held at City Hall today at 10 a.m.

Meanwhile, San Francisco FYI net reports that Newsom will be busy this evening welcoming professional golfers to town for the PGA President’s Cup, which begins Tuesday at Harding Park Golf Course. Since South Korea’s YE Yang beat Tiger Woods in the PGA tour this year, you could say Newsom will be dealing with immigrant issues at the event, but it’s certainly a far cry from the protest that will be held at city hall during the day.

On another note, Mission Loc@l reported recently on certain rowdy cyclists disregard for public safety, and the debate continued in SFGate yesterday. The founder of the city’s monthly Critical Mass bike ride argued that biking reshapes the city by recycling urban spaces, while an angry driver wrote in to say that rogue cyclists disregard for traffic laws will surely lead to deaths on the roads. Luckily, the Supervisor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee has four vacancies, so angry drivers and dedicated cyclists can help regulate the city’s cycling laws instead of just writing about it.

In a more depressing turn of events, the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced Saturday that it is reducing staff by 15 percent. You know an economic crisis is hitting home when even puppies and kittens are suffering from layoffs and budget cuts.

– Bryan

Bryan Gibel

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bryan has a background in investigative reporting for newspapers and the radio. He is working the health beat for Mission Loc@l.

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