John Avalos’ Statement on the Impact of the Mirkarimi Decision

This past week the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco voted to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi after Mayor Lee’ attempt to remove him from office for official misconduct. Mirkarimi has previously plead guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment in connection to an incident in which he grabbed and bruised his wife’s arm. As you can imagine, there has [Read More…]

Asian American Identity Politics and the Race for Mayor of San Francisco

In response to my last post, The Race for Room 200 and the #sfmayor Election, a comment on the SF Gate Cross Posting, basically said that I should just shut up about politics because I am a pastor.  Well, sorry to disappoint those who think that being a person of faith automatically excludes him or her from [Read More…]

The Race for Room 200 and the #SFMayor Election

[image: KCIvey] For my non-San Francisco readers, I apologize for back-to-back San Francisco-centric* posts. What can I say, I simply love my city, affectionately known in our house as “the progressive bubble within which we choose to live.” Come for a visit sometime, it’s awesome. As you know, one of the things that I am very interested in is the [Read More…]