According to a press release sent out by Mayor Newsom’s office, after Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s unattended bag was swiped, found, and returned, Newsom also sent a gift basket of items donated by members of SF’s business community. And the basket sounds pretty great! Cutting and pasting straight from the release, the basket’s said to contain:

San Francisco 49ers tickets
Six pack of Anchor Steam beer
Dinner at the Balboa Cafe
Tickets to Beach Blanket Babylon
Sourdough bread from Boudin
Bottle of Cade wine
Coffee from Caffe Trieste
Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of an Icon (book)
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology
Two-night stay at the Fairmont Hotel
Ghirardelli chocolate
Baseball autographed by Tim Lincecum
Precita Eyes Muralists: Street Art San Francisco (book)
Organic agave nectar and all-natural margarita mix from Tres Agaves
A necktie from Wilkes Bashford
Tickets to the Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf
Dinner Cruise aboard Hornblower Yacht from the Convention and Visitors Bureau

Now, I’ve never left a bag unattended on a San Francisco street, not even for a second, but my car’s been broken into about three times in the past year. Where’s my gift basket? Where’s yours?

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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