Media outlets (yep, including us) lapped up every piece of the sordid divorce between former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his ex-wife Maria Shriver with salacious enthusiasm. Just the same, reporters are curious about recent statements Shriver has made alluding to the fact that she might be hav ... More >>
That was a close call.After he was quoted in The Snitch protesting a proposed sale of 24 government office buildings to private investors, Arnold Schwarzenegger fired Donald Casper from his job as a state buildings commissioner.Now that Governor Jerry Brown has scotched the Governator's mone ... More >>
Nothing lasts foreverIt comes as no surprise to anyone -- including Arnold Schwarzenegger himself -- that his wife Maria Shriver, the former first lady of California wants out of the marriage. Today, she reportedly filed for divorce from Schwarzenegger after 25 years of marital bliss, citing "irr ... More >>
Arnie is no longer a chick magnetApparently, voters find former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's out-of-wedlock love child even more unappealing than his inability to get the state budget passed on time. According to a new poll, Arnie's ratings have dipped to an all-time low. Roughly 75 percent of st ... More >>
California Attorney General Kamala Harris might be launching an investigation into whether former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger improperly used state resources to carry out his now-legendary extramarital dalliances, according to news organizations.Let's qualify that: This information is coming from ... More >>
Would you want this thing on your doorstep?Boys who grew up with Terminator action figures may have wanted to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger one day -- all steroid-pumped with chick-magnet muscles. But according to the Examiner's creation a Schwarzenegger baby is a mom's worst nightmare -- ... More >>
Who's your daddy?The revelation that our erstwhile governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, fathered a love child came as a shock. But not a surprise. After all, this is the man who, describing the joys of pumping iron, told a documentary film crew the following: It's as satisfying to me as, uh, coming i ... More >>
Commitment and perseverance?Even if former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are done with each other, a pro-marriage organization isn't done with them. The California Healthy Marriages Coalition, which receives $2.4 million annually in federal funding, is criticizing Schwarzenegger a ... More >>
A bachelor?Next year, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is supposed to release his much anticipated post-politics project, The Governator, a cartoon series based loosely on the actor turned politician's life. The animation is centered on the Governator, a washed-up politician who gets back into f ... More >>
Schwarzenegger will use his alter-ego to take on the state's DemocratsJust when you thought you had seen every iteration of Arnold Schwarzenegger -- playboy, bodybuilder, Terminator, governor -- he comes up with one more: cartoon characterIn his free-time as the state's former chief executive, Sc ... More >>
Hop. Hop. Hop. And Then We'll Help You.A policy that was designed to prevent fraud among caretakers is now undermining the ability of the disabled to obtain help bathing, cooking, shopping, and cleaning, according to the San Francisco administrator for the In Home Supportive Services program."It' ... More >>
Vanquished!Gov. Jerry Brown today announced he is scrapping former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to sell a dozen state buildings, including San Francisco's PUC Building and Supreme Court Building.Schwarzenegger attempted to bulldoze the plan through last year before leaving office -- which ra ... More >>
Not On Our DimeMost everyone would expect Governor Jerry Brown to take sharp measures to ensure that the state's books are balanced in the coming year.But cutting back on food for the elderly? That seems draconian. According to the Sacramento Bee, Brown wants to seriously trim grants for the low- ... More >>
Uh, that'd be us. And we're paying for it, too. The Bay Citizen this past weekend followed up on our series of scoops begun in February about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's rotten deal to sell prize California government buildings for an upfront payment, and then lease them back at exorbitant cost. ... More >>
DragGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's frantic bid to rush the $1.3 billion fire sale of 11 state buildings before he leaves office suffered a blow this afternoon. A state appeals court in San Jose announced it wouldn't hear arguments until Jan. 26 regarding whether the sale should be allowed. Schwarze ... More >>
In which the Governator asks Brian Wilson to be on his Brain TrustWe noted earlier that even Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- who grew up in an era before baseball expanded past the Mississippi (and to Austria) -- is hip to "The Machine." Schwarzenegger is also our favorite political user of Twitpic ... More >>
Your governor, in actionAfter Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger affixed his signature on a Sen. Mark Leno-authored bill yesterday, California's marijuana policy became the nation's most progressive, pot activists tell SF Weekly. While existing law calls for anyone busted with an ounce or less of pot to ... More >>
Armin KübelbeckGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has delayed the lethal injection of Albert Brown to 9 p.m. Thursday night. That will give Schwarzenegger time to consider Brown's clemency case and let the appeals court weigh in. It's also just hours prior to when the prison's supply of the first of the ... More >>
Would the T-101 have abided by a motorcycle noise reduction bill? California doesn't have a budget, but it may soon have quieter choppers. A bill aimed at cutting down the din of motorcycles passed out of the state Senate yesterday. If Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- who owns more than a few motorc ... More >>
Governor Schwarzenegger is willing to pour billions of public dollars into a schemeto benefit private investors.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has dealt harshly with those opposing his cockamamie fiscal schemes...For those wondering whether California is on its way to becoming Greece, witness an alarming pattern in which the governor comes up with ways to plunge the state even further into debt, then fires pub ... More >>
The most unkindest cut of all?A decade ago, Bill Clinton was roundly excoriated for answering a question from Paula Jones' lawyer with the memorable non-answer, "That depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is." Clinton's perfidy led to eight years of President George W. Bush and Jones cashi ... More >>
http://world.nycsubway.orgNo cooling off period for you!A member of the BART board just told SF Weekly that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has let it be known that he will not grant the transit agency's unions a 60-day cooling off period if asked -- which could ratchet up the possibility of a pending st ... More >>
There are worse things than having your legacy land 'in the toilet.' In Conan's realm, they didn't even have toilets.Reached a couple of minutes ago on the floor of the Assembly, Tom Ammiano said that Californians who woke up this morning and were shocked by the news that the budget stalemate has re ... More >>
The governor has suggested saving money by speeding up the process of killing dogs and cats in shelters. You think voters might object? Look at this picture -- LOOK AT IT! You know you've sailed into truly surreal political waters when the governor of a modern state suggests -- seriously suggests -- ... More >>
About.comLately, new cracks appear in the facade of marijuana prohibition on an almost daily basis, and this week is certainly no exception.On Tuesday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, undoubtedly aware of recent polls that show a solid majority -- 56 percent -- of Californians supporting the legalizatio ... More >>
Learning about John Muir has hardly made the state's schoolchildren conservationists ... so how could curriculum on Harvey Milk turn them gay?Milk, on the whole, tends to suffer when left out -- but Sen. Mark Leno feels a year of exposure is just what his Milk bill needed. The San Francisco State Se ... More >>
In an alarming development, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger seems to be stockpiling weapons. The Chronicle reported Tuesday that Schwarzenegger "…told Bush administration officials Monday that he is tired of the Pentagon treating the California National Guard like a stepchild…" and he wants his h ... More >>
Could there be a secret deal with Arnold on health care that will inflate union rolls?
There must be something in the air lately, and it's not just billowing clouds of pot smoke. Fast on the heels of the burn out crowds attending the Wonders of Cannabis Festival in Golden Gate Park last weekend, the Governator is getting some interesting press this week for telling the UK edition of G ... More >>
You know that dope-ass island in the center of the bay with the great views and interesting history? Oh, that's right, you don't. 'CAUSE NO ONE FUCKING GOES TO TREASURE ISLAND! As if we need any more reasons to NOT visit the place, the SF city douches just tried to slip a $5 toll for even driving on ... More >>
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