San Francisco's mayor dined at the same restaurant California's governor did, just one day apart, her office confirmed Tuesday.
Breed’s spokesman Jeff Cretan said Breed and seven others went to the restaurant on Nov. 7 to celebrate the 60th birthday of a friend. The party ate in the same kind of room Newsom did, which has three walls and a sliding glass door that sometimes stays open.
Cretan described the gathering as a "small family birthday dinner."
Like Newsom's soiree, the dinner didn't violate the law but goes against Breed's public recommendations. It would have violated the law if it took place in San Francisco, which has imposed some of the harshest measures in the country amid the pandemic.
Three days after her dinner, Breed banned all dining indoors in her city.
Also this week, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo apologized for attending a Thanksgiving dinner with several family members even after he urged residents to forgo such gatherings. That dinner included eight people from five different households, which was in violation of recently imposed state regulations that call for social gatherings of no more than three households.
"I apologize for my decision to gather contrary to state rules, by attending this Thanksgiving meal with my family," the Democrat wrote in a statement.
"I understand as a public official to provide exemplary compliance with the public health orders, and certainly not to ignore them. I commit to do better."
State Sen. Melissa Melendez, a Republican, said Tuesday that elected officials in the state "have told their constituents: don’t gather for parties, don’t gather for Thanksgiving and that dining at restaurants is dangerous."