Fundraising

America’s Cup: World Series 2012 II

Supervisor Claims SF Was ‘F-ing Played’ By America’s Cup Organizers

The America’s Cup Organizing committee is millions short in coming up with private funds to cover the costs of covering the yachting race. Now a San Francisco supervisor has said city officials were “f-ing played” by race organizers and he’s “f-ing ashamed” of the likelihood that the city will spend millions in public funds on the event.

02/19/2013

Oracle Team USA skippered by Russell Coutts (#5) and Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill (#4)  in action during the match race final of the America's Cup World Series on August 26, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SF Still Millions Short In America’s Cup Fundraising Effort

San Francisco officials are racing to raise tens of millions dollars from private donors to pay for security, transportation and the other costs of hosting the America’s Cup yachting championship later this year.

02/12/2013

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Commercial Fundraisers Eat Up Nearly Half Of Charitable Donations In California

A report by the California Attorney General’s office finds only 51 percent of the donations collected by professional fundraisers winds up in the hands of the charity soliciting contributions.

11/29/2012

Obama And Romney Square Off In First Presidential Debate In Denver

President Departs Bay Area For Ohio; Battleground States To Determine Race

So much for Mitt Romney’s plans to compete for Democratic-trending Michigan or Pennsylvania. And what about President Barack Obama’s early hopes of fighting it out for Republican-tilting Arizona, Georgia or Texas? Forget them.

10/09/2012

President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at San Francisco International Airport , October 25, 2011. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Makes Urgent Plea To Supporters In Latest Bay Area Visit

President Barack Obama told Bay Area supporters on Monday that with one month to go, it is time for them to get “almost obsessive.”

10/08/2012

Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Phil Matier: Cashing In On the Campaign Trail

Cash is king in the campaign to be president, and the latest figures show one candidate outpacing the other by nearly $20 million.

09/21/2012

San Quentin execution chamber

Silicon Valley Elite Backing Anti Death Penalty Proposition

Some of the more high-profile members of Silicon Valley’s social and financial scenes are writing big checks in support of the proposition that would abolish capital punishment in California, dwarfing the opposition’s fundraising in the process.

09/17/2012

2012 Republican National Convention: Day 3

GOP VP Nominee Ryan Going To Danville In Fundraising Tour

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan will attend a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday in Danville before coming to Fresno. He was scheduled to attend several events in Los Angeles on Friday.

09/07/2012

Mitt Romney in Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare ‘Reform’ Justified

According to Romney, Obama has taken away a number of work requirements from the federal welfare regulations. Republicans believe that Obama’s executive measure on welfare funding to states makes it easier for non-working people get a free government check.

08/08/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Audacity Of Harry Reid

How dare Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, spew his latest unsubstantiated rumors against Mitt Romney?

08/01/2012

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