Tag Archives: Election 2008

France for Obama

Four years ago, I became a US citizen partly to vote in the presidential elections. But as election day started this year, it became clear that you didn’t have to be a citizen to be fixated on the election. Early on, e-mails started pouring in. They weren’t from political party representatives asking me to vote. They were from friends in...

Celebrate, But There’s Still Work to Do

The first cheers came from a few blocks away. After that, the images blur together. A couple popping champagne on their front steps. Dashing into an election-night party in someone’s living room, right before everyone ran into the street. Two men making out, as their girlfriends stared incredulously. As the initial shock turned to euphoria Tuesday night, Mission residents poured...

A Headline from the Streets

By NOAH BUHAYAR We heard the car horns first. It was a layered timbre, as hundreds of drivers leaned into their steering wheels, punching out staccato rhythms, filling the night air. Then the whoops: “Obamaaaaa!” The president-elect had just delivered his victory speech to thousands of supporters in Chicago’s Grant Park and, now, San Franciscans were out on the streets...

The Loc@l Vote: Residents Reflect on Propositions

Aside from the historical presidential election on November 4th, Mission residents also voted on local ballot initiatives at the state and city level. Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, and Measure A to retrofit SF General Hospital, marked some of the most important initiatives for the residents we interviewed. These residents also expressed frustration with the proposition...

Making Mom Proud

By ALLISON DAVIS When the world discovered that Barack Obama was our next President, I was parking my car. My mother called and left three sobbing voice mails. My usually stoic brothers flooded my phone with exuberant text messages. As I walked down crowded Valencia Street to meet a fellow reporter, I was numb—happy, but not bursting at the seams....

D9 LOC@L : CAMPOS leads in round one 35.52%

The tally from the first round has come in for the D9 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS (drumroll please:)  Under ranked choice voting the winner needs 50%– so the Dept of Elections will eliminate the candidates with the least votes and distribute their second choice votes until a candidate has 50% of the vote. Campos (6,065 votes), 35.52 %, Mark Sanchez (5,036...

Imbibing Victory at Elixir and Kilowatt

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