“It’s in a holding pattern. It’s gotten very political. The mayor has been involved. He came on the radio and said some comments against it. No one wants to do something the mayor is against. We’re aimed at having a hearing at the Board of Supervisors. It will be a showdown where the neighbors come. No date has been set yet.”
More stalls on Marina Green restaurant [Chron]

“We urge the governor’s office and the Legislature to craft sensible medical cannabis guidelines and provide clarity to us on the local level.”
Pot: Mayors want state guidance [Chron]

“The company does not offer employee benefits to the partners of same-sex couples in California, according to a company handbook, and the company recently paid out a sizable settlement in a lawsuit over toxic chemicals in its jewelry.”
S.F. honors L.A.-based fashion house that has questionable LGBT, green record [Ex]

“Now, you may want to sit down, John, because what I’m about to write may shock you: I reached out to them to ask about the program. I saw a letter from the Juvenile Probation Commission in the publicly available communications to the Board of Supervisors, went to the website of the Juvenile Probation Department to get the department phone number, then called and asked to speak to Siffermann, whom I had never met. “
Children who misbehave, indeed [Ex]

“I have selected Devil’s Teeth Baking Company in the Sunset as this year’s Small Business Honoree. Hilary Passman, owner of Devil’s Teeth, is a longtime resident of the Sunset district, and in 2010, she seized an opportunity to open up a bakery at Noriega between 45th and 46th avenues. “
“I could own you. I could own you. I could — usually the black people — I could own them. Yes I could. You would belong to me.”
Wit and wisdom of the S.F. pro-life movement [Ex]

Small businesses shape our communities [Ex]

“An investigation by former City Attorney Louise Renne’s law firm, hired in February to investigate the complaints against Alvarez, found ‘insufficient’ evidence to support five out of the seven claims against Alvarez, according to documents.”
Ousted SF Housing Authority director cleared of many allegations, report finds [Ex]

“There is frustration on all sides of the debate. Most San Franciscans have made it clear that they support the presence of medical marijuana dispensaries within The City. Yet neighbors are understandably weary of having too many of these businesses line any one commercial corridor. Industry advocates decry any new regulations that would limit the areas in which clubs can locate.”
San Francisco should revisit zoning rules governing medical marijuana [Ex]

“Legislation sponsor Supervisor Mark Farrell said he needs more time to work out a deal with tenant advocates who amended his legislation to include the suspension and other changes to the lottery that Farrell doesn’t support.”
Condo conversion legislation heading back to committee [Chron]

“With Google in charge, the company is only guaranteeing access to neighborhoods where a minimum number of residents pre-register and pay for premium service, redlining out many African-American neighborhoods and forcing community members to go door-to-door essentially selling Google’s services.”
Will SF’s new broadband infrastructure be controlled by the city or Google? [SFBG]

the author

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 eve@sfappeal.com.

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