Cesar Ascarrunz is the Don Quixote of mayoral candidates -- dreaming the impossible dream, valiantly stabbing at City Hall like a windmill again and again, with no chance of success. Much to the chagrin of a Mission cardboard collector who posted Ascarrunz's campaign poster on his beat-up truck, ... More >>
Hmmmm. How could we make the mayor's race a little spicier!Cesar Ascarrunz, the legendary nightclub impresario and current mayoral candidate, blasted the University of San Francisco for excluding him from a recent candidate forum."They're afraid, because they know I'm going to win the election," ... More >>
Whatever you do, don't say "I gave at the office..."Dennis Herrera, who not long ago announced plans to move his operations down the hall from the city attorney's office to that of San Francisco mayor, has issued a warning to city workers feeling particularly enthusiastic about his or anyone else ... More >>
Is San Francisco ready?Cesar Ascarrunz' Cesar's Latin Palace was a top fixture of 1990s San Francisco night life. His 1999 New Years' Eve bash at Bill Graham auditorium headlined by Los Van Van is still remembered as the greatest concert in San Francisco history. But Ascarrunz is most fondly reme ... More >>
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Can Cesar Ascarrunz and Los Van Van, swimming in contradictions, turn the Cuban ideological ferment into the dance of the century?
Who Needs to Think When Your Feet Just Go?
An aging journalist remembers 1999, when an election became a revolution, and the city changed forever
The Ken Garcia Golden Handshake Countdown!