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2009-09-09 17:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will be a special guest of President Barack Obama tonight for the President's historic speech on healthcare reform before a joint session of Congress and the nation. As Co-Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Healthcare Reform Task Force, Mayor Newsom is spearheading a bold campaign encouraging mayors around the country to urge Congress to pass comprehensive health care reform this year. Already, 141 cities...

2009-09-01 19:14:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Azteca America television network is proud to feature San Francisco Mayor and State of California gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom on the Sept. 1 broadcast of "Issues: Caras y Voces," hosted by veteran Latino journalist Armando Guzman. As a self-styled "social liberal and a fiscal watchdog," Mayor Newsom has implemented a plan for universal healthcare and San Francisco is probably the highest profile city in the country with an...

2009-07-29 11:00:00

Will help develop political strategies, strengthen key relationships with state leaders SAN FRANCISCO, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has hired a former top aide to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Wade Crowfoot, as its new West Coast Political Director. Crowfoot most recently served as director of climate protection initiatives for the city and county of San Francisco. In that position, he advanced groundbreaking landmark energy, transportation and...

2009-07-09 19:48:44

All San Francisco city departments must audit unused land in the city to see if it can be turned into community gardens or farms, the mayor said. In addition, food vendors contracting with the city must offer healthful and sustainable food, all vending machines on city property must offer healthful food options and farmers' markets must begin accepting food stamps, Mayor Gavin Newsom said, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. There also will be no more doughnut shop runs before meetings and...

2009-04-30 07:30:00

Officials convene to address access to healthy food and physical activity; four mayors and school superintendent honored for exceptional leadership WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eleven of the nation's most prominent policy-maker groups have endorsed a host of comprehensive policy strategies and environmental changes to create healthier communities and help reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Their support will be announced this week at the second Childhood Obesity...

2009-02-25 17:23:37

U.S. publisher Hearst Corp. said it would have to cut jobs at the San Francisco Chronicle or be forced to sell or close the newspaper. Signs of struggling newspapers are rampant, the San Jose, Calif., Mercury News reported Wednesday. Hearst has also threatened to shutter the Seattle Post-Intelligencer unless a buyer emerged -- and none has. The Tribune Co. filed for bankruptcy protection in December. Owners of the Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer have also sought protection in bankruptcy...

2009-02-23 16:32:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a partnership with UC Berkeley Extension and other organizations to improve San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza, aimed at turning it into a vibrant and sustainable district. "We are transforming our Civic Center into a global model for how we achieve a more sustainable future in an urban environment," said San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. "Today we took the first step to revitalize the...

2009-02-18 18:53:12

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and his wife, actress Jennifer Siebel Newsom, are expecting their first child, his office said Wednesday. We are pleased to confirm that Mayor Gavin Newsom and first lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom are starting a family, Newsom spokesman Nathan Ballard said in a statement. The mayor and the first lady are thrilled to be embarking on this adventure together, and they appreciate your good wishes. Bay City News Service said the statement confirms earlier news reports...

2009-02-18 12:01:00

Company joins Mayor Gavin Newsom's efforts to drive awareness and use of environmentally friendly electric vehicles SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, the world's largest provider of cars-on-demand by the hour or day, today announced it has launched a pilot program for plug-in hybrid vehicles in its Bay Area fleet through a partnership with the city of San Francisco. The company made the announcement at a press conference with Mayor Gavin Newsom, which showcased the converted...

2008-10-06 18:00:16

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Halloween is for everyone. This year, the second annual "Home for Halloween" campaign is spreading the word through a broad public awareness campaign, including an online video contest at http://www.homeforhalloween.com/. The website is part of a multi-layered media effort to discourage individuals who live outside of the San Francisco from coming into the Castro neighborhood the night of Halloween -- Friday, October 31, 2008 -- while encouraging San...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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