Political consultant sought on explosives charge arrested in San Francisco

Political consultant sought on explosives charge arrested in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3 (UPI) --A San Francisco political and PR consultant was arrested on an explosives charge hours after an apparent suicide note appeared on his Facebook page.
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California's new Bay Bridge opens with fanfare

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- California's new Bay Bridge opened one day earlier than announced after 11 years of construction -- more than twice as long as anticipated, officials said.

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 (UPI) -- Singer Adam Lambert and the upcoming Alan Cumming film "Any Day Now " were big honorees in the latest round of GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco.
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Occupy groups seek restraining orders

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Hundreds of students and faculty members temporarily shut down a University of California regents meeting Monday in an Occupy protest of tuition hikes.

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Voters Tuesday rejected an Ohio collective bargaining law and a Mississippi anti-abortion measure and recalled the writer of Arizona's anti-immigration law.
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San Fran 'nude-in' celebrates nakedness

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Organizers of a San Francisco "nude-in" said the naked gathering is expected to draw a number of nudists to the corner of Castro and 17th streets.

San Francisco count tests homeless policy

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- San Francisco will learn how effective ex-Mayor Gavin Newsom's homelessness policies have been after a count of people living on the streets and in shelters.

First Asian mayor leads San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- San Francisco's first Asian-American chief executive, Edwin M. Lee, is pledging to be "a mayor for everyone."

Administrator likely to become S.F. mayor

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- City Administrator Ed Lee is on track to become San Francisco's first Asian-American mayor after the supervisors voted overwhelmingly to name him.
Toys out unless veggies in a kid's meal

Toys out unless veggies in a kid's meal

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- San Francisco supervisors overrode a mayoral veto of legislation barring fast-food restaurants from packing toys in meals unless dietary criteria are met.
Santa Clara approves 49ers stadium plan

Santa Clara approves 49ers stadium plan

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9 (UPI) -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom says the fact that Santa Clara voters approved a new stadium for the 49ers doesn't guarantee the team will leave San Francisco.
SF mayor: College fund for every child

SF mayor: College fund for every child

SAN FRANCISCO, May 28 (UPI) -- San Francisco's mayor says he wants the city to start a college savings account for every child who enters a public school kindergarten.

Newsom running for Calif. lt. governor

SAN FRANCISCO, March 12 (UPI) -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom confirmed Friday he is officially a candidate for lieutenant governor in California.
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Gavin Newsom
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and his wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom arrive to host a staged reading of "The World of Nick Adams", a performance to benefit Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall California Camp, The Painted Turtle, at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco on October 27, 2008. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American politician who is the 49th and current Lieutenant Governor of California. Previously, he was the Mayor of San Francisco, and was elected in 2003 to succeed Willie Brown, becoming San Francisco's youngest mayor in 100 years. Newsom was re-elected in 2007 with 72 percent of the vote.

Newsom graduated from Redwood High School in Larkspur, California, in 1985, and in 1989 from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. His PlumpJack Wine Shop, founded in 1992, grew into a multimillion-dollar enterprise, and now includes bars, restaurants, and a Lake Tahoe hotel called Squaw Valley Inn. He was first appointed by Willie Brown to serve on San Francisco's Parking and Traffic Commission in 1996, and was appointed the following year as Supervisor. Newsom drew voter attention with his Care Not Cash program, designed to move homeless people into city assisted care. He defeated the Green Party's Matt Gonzalez 53% to 47% in a run-off in his race for mayor in 2003, becoming the youngest mayor of San Francisco since John W. Geary.

In March 2010, he announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor, setting off speculation about possible successors if he were to win. In June 2010, he received the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor. Newsom won the 2010 lieutenant governor election on November 2, 2010. On December 31, 2010, Gavin Newsom stated that he would not be sworn in as Lieutenant Governor until January 10, 2011, when his successor, chosen by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, takes office to succeed him as mayor.

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