Chris Daly

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    January 9, 2013

    Chris Daly: I am No Longer Haunting David Chiu

    In the moments following his unanimous re-re-election as board president, David Chiu yesterday noted his gladness that the era of profanity and angry Donkey Kong references was in the board's rearview mirror. It was an unsubtle reference to former Supervisor Chris Daly, whose mention by Chiu earlier ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Buck Tavern: Bar Loses Lease and Chris Daly Says "We've Reached the End of Our Journey"

    The most important thing is, you've got to wear "nautical attire." Former supervisor Chris Daly confirmed that, come month's end, he'll also be a former bar owner. The lease for the Buck Tavern at 1655 Market expires on Oct. 31, and Daly is throwing a bon voyage party. "We are strongly enc ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Chris Daly's Buck Tavern to Close at End of Month

    Staff writer Joe Eskenazi over on The Snitch has the details on the closing of the Buck Tavern, the mid-Market watering hole run by former city supervisor Chris Daly. The bar will shut down for good on October 31, but not before throwing a "nautical-themed" bon voyage party. (Daly is quoted as sayin ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Chris Daly Goes to Work for SEIU

    ​Critics and supporters alike of Chris Daly can smile and state the former supe now works for Big Labor -- officially. An article in the Guardian feted Daly's recent appointment as the SEIU Local 1021 interim political director as a modern-day return from Elba. Not surprisingly Daly's new gig was ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011
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    May 19, 2011

    Why You Should Booze at Buck Tavern

    Reporters go here to get the real story​It's Thursday, which, as I understand, is the day most members of the fourth estate will find themselves after work boozing at Chris Daly's new bar, Buck Tavern. That's reason enough for SF Weekly to zero in on this bar, naming it Best Politically Connected ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011
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    May 18, 2011

    Bouncer: Chris Daly's Buck Tavern Is Like a Boring Cheers

    ​From this week's Bouncer column: My friend Audra has a theory that the shortest route to madness is buying a club or bar. She says that she has seen good, sane people go batshit in a span of months after diving into their dream of running an establishment. Unfortunately, I think she is righ ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Chris Daly Cited For Failing to Shout at Smokers

    Chris Daly relishes his order from the city to start shouting at people again​In his recently concluded tenure as a public servant, Chris Daly was not one to avoid high-decibel, oft-profane outbursts directed at the public he served. In his current iteration as a barkeep, Daly has been loath to sp ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Chris Daly for Mayor?

    It's all about him​SF Weekly readers might recall the ominous meeting last month when former supervisor Chris Daly vowed to haunt the moderates at City Hall. So it should be no surprise that the temperamental barkeep is now talking about resurfacing in San Francisco politics as mayor. With no othe ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    S.F. Labor Leader, Larry Mazzola, Calls for Boycott of Chris Daly's Buck Tavern Bar

    Loves to be hated​If there is anything former Supervisor Chris Daly is good at, it's getting people to hate him. He's even better at making those acrimonious relationships work in his favor.Proving that politics is forever personal, UA Local 38 business manager Larry Mazzola Sr. has asked union me ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011
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    February 3, 2011

    'Captain Outrageous' Serving Up the Captain Outrageous

    Kelly NicolaisenName a drink after that man, stat! ​In what is likely the first instance of a cocktail being named after an SF Weekly cover story headline -- by the subject of the article, no less -- Chris Daly is serving up the "Captain Outrageous" at the Buck Tavern. It's a drink that's got a li ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    America's Cup: Chris Daly in His Own Words (VIDEO)

    Rejected headline: Captain Asshole​In this week's cover story, "Captain Outrageous," we explain how Chris Daly's tub-thumping bellicosity blew up a pricey America's Cup deal, saving San Francisco millions. Daly isn't the easiest guy to talk to, but he's a ready quote. He says what's on his mind an ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Local Hobos Snub Chris Daly's Bar

    Yet another reason for Chris Daly to get it on like Donkey Kong: The fellows carrying on day and night outside his bar seem to be getting their drinks from somewhere other than Buck Tavern.Videographer Photorikki posted this video showing two fellows who spend their days at a darkened part of Steven ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Chris Daly Will Be Remembered as an Asshole And a Hippie, In That Order

    Donkey Kong Wannabe​Supervisor Chris Daly's Wednesday night roast at the Independent encompassed everything Chris Daly is -- entertaining and overly indulgent.But it was the perfect way to send off the prolifically profane supervisor, who is at this point is just plain unelectable. His friend ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Chris Daly Roasted -- Video Footage

    ​People lined up to hear the famously foulmouthed Supervisor Chris Daly get a dose of his own. Daly managed to rake in $5,000 at his Wednesday night roast, drawing a big crowd of both friends and foes. All of that money, Daly says, is going to the St. James Infirmary, which provides medical care ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    'It's On Like Donkey Kong': San Francisco Politics Illustrated

    ​When Supervisor Chris Daly last night punctuated his promise to Board President David Chiu that he'd "haunt him politically" by uttering "It's on like Donkey Kong," he transcended the bizarre and entered the sublime. He caused a legion of hardened City Hall-watchers to say something they never th ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Could Board of Supervisors Yank Chris Daly's Liquor License?

    Are good times ahead at Daly's Dive?​Yesterday marked Chris Daly's official transfer from dealing with drunks and loonies in City Hall to dealing with them in his new bar. But City Hall may not be entirely in his rearview mirror. Some of Daly's soon-to-be former government colleagues wondered if t ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Chris Daly Expects Big Crowd Tonight at Buck Tavern

    ​Supervisor Chris Daly has gotten plenty of attention recently for his plunge from politics into the barman's trade. Daly, who is now co-owner of the Buck Tavern on Market near Gough, will be at his new digs from 4 p.m. on tonight for an inaugural drinking session.We called Daly to see if there wi ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    Amber Dara to Open in the Mission, Chris Daly Purchase of Buck Tavern Really Happening

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Eater SF reports that the owner of Amber India chain, Vijay Bist, is taking over the space at 680 Valencia to open Amber Dara. The pitch: regional Indian dishes with local California ingredient ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Chris Daly, Bar Owner at Last

    At Daly's Dive, Everybody knows your f**king name...​Chris Daly may never be a Republican. But he is now a publican. The District 6 supervisor tells SF Weekly his long odyssey to obtain Buck's Tavern is near its end. "It looks like later today, we'll close escrow," he says. "With the timing of the ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Chris Daly, Bartender: What Does the Future Hold?

    ​As we reported earlier today, Chris Daly is now officially a barkeep. To foresee the future, we're going to mine the past, and reprint our Top-10 predictions for life at "Daly's Dive": 10. Nightly ejection of Daly's former constituents9. What's on the menu? Whatever the SEIU wants to be on the me ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Supervisors Punt on Replacing Mayor Again

    Ace Washington sings in a falsetto voice during today's non-mayoral selection process​In what has become a disturbing weekly ritual, the Board of Supervisors once again procrastinated on its duty of choosing San Francisco's next mayor. Following a lengthy procession of speakers representing both t ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    America's Cup: Daly, Newsom, Number-Crunchers On Board. Race Organizers Are Not.

    Meanwhile, at the Budget and Finance Committee...​Supervisor Chris Daly has told SF Weekly he's ready to call off his cannonade against the city's bid to host the America's Cup. The mayor's people are obviously on board. And, finally, two more economic feasibility studies on the cup bid were relea ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Chris Daly Won't Quit Tom Ammiano

    Chris Daly is still hoping to cast a vote for Tom Ammiano -- will Tom let him? ​Earlier today we reported that Supervisor Chris Daly has started an online petition to implore Assemblyman Tom Ammiano to be our next mayor. Ammiano, meanwhile, told SF Weekly in no uncertain terms he doesn't want the ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Pics: Supervisor Chris Daly Tended Bar at DNA Lounge's 25th Anniversary Party

    There's not enough fucking lime in this drink, Supervisor Daly.​We couldn't make it to the DNA Lounge's 25th anniversary party this past Saturday, but that doesn't mean we weren't as excited as anyone to see photos of F-bomb-loving Supervisor Chris Daly mixing drinks at the shindig. Above, photogr ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    America's Cup: Chris Daly Admits Some May Support City's Race Bid Just Because He Doesn't

    Was this trip really necessary? ​Last week, the city's budget analyst released an in-depth report claiming San Francisco would lose up to $143 million if it hosted the America's Cup regatta based on the offer currently on the table. Budget Analyst Harvey Rose stressed to SF Weekly that, despite th ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Janet Reilly Is No Chris Daly. (In Case You Were Wondering)

    Chris Daly. He's not blond.​Is there a more toxic name in local politics than that of District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly? In 2008 we saw efforts to attack progressive candidates for the Board of Supervisors by tagging them as Daly's "puppets." Now a website run by a group calling itself "C ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Emergency Marijuana Legislation Proposed to Save 'Mom-and-Pop' Dispensaries

    'Big-box' dispensaries? ​That the city's planning and zoning laws are complex is well-known; that the city's laws permitting medical cannabis dispensaries are even more Byzantine is news even to dispensary owners, -- as SF Weekly reported last week. Of particular concern to the city's pot clu ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    SOMA Pot Club Surprised to Learn of Ban on SOMA Pot Clubs

    The city would prefer HopeNet's Steve Smith -- and his buddy -- to stay right where they are. And only there.​South of Market's been a de-facto "containment zone" for medical cannabis dispensaries for a variety of reasons: The still-gritty neighborhood has cheaper rents, more vacant storefront ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Chris Daly, Bartender: Our Top-10 Predictions

    Welcome to Daly's Dive! Fuck you! ​In retrospect, the news that Supervisor Chris Daly is attempting to purchase the Buck Tavern -- a bar whose top attribute is that it's within walking distance of other bars -- shouldn't be that surprising. As he put it himself, he's a soon-to-be ex-politician of ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    Treasure Island Festivities Stiffed by Chris Daly

    Chris Daly voted for Gavin Newsom -- but won't join him today on Treasure Island​Today there'll be speechifying and handshakes and saluting and, perhaps, even cake as Treasure Island is officially handed over by the Navy to the city of San Francisco. There won't be Chris Daly, however. Treasure Is ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    San Francisco, We Have a Budget: $6.5 Billion

    ​Following a 10--1 vote -- Chris Daly dissenting, naturally -- at 11 p.m. Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved a $6.5 billion city budget. You don't get to the 11th hour -- quite literally -- without a bit of drama and controversy, and this budget process had both.

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    July 16, 2010

    Baylinks: Legalization, Barbie, & Death to Newspapers

    Celebrate! ​Is there any S.F. pol who wants to legalize the herb (not including Tom Ammiano)? [SFAppeal]San Francisco AIDS Foundation might not have your money. [New York Times]Celebrate Chris Daly. [BeyondChron]

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    June 1, 2010

    City Councilman: 'Shut the Fuck Up!'

    Local city councilman Michael Ceremello, angry over colleagues' criticism of his weed-infested lawn, bellows 'Shut the fuck up' at colleague during meeting. Nice work if you can get it.  Here in San Francisco, we sometimes lose track of how good we've got it. It's sunny on Memorial Day weekend, ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    On the Bus, With an Apple on His Head ... Chris Daly?

    Our devoted readers may remember the day we ran into Gerard Depardieu on the Muni. Well, not really. But, seriously, check it out: That's more than a passing resemblance. In much the same way, we thought we saw Supervisor Chris Daly guest-starring in an ad for the city's health care program (and so ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Chris Daly In No Hurry to Handpick His Successor

    Eenie Meanie Miney Mo...​Last week, SF Weekly grilled Supervisor Chris Daly's potential progressive successors in District 6 about whether they desired the mixed bag that is Daly's official blessing. Both Debra Walker and Jane Kim hemmed and hawed. "Chris' endorsement really helps and it can reall ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Chris Daly Questions Chris Daly's (Fucking) Gumption

    ​Earlier this month, Supervisor Chris Daly got a shitload of free publicity when he pledged to utter "fuck" at every board meeting for the rest of the year. There are those who say that there is no such thing as bad publicity. They're wrong. Daly, like Gerardo Sandoval before him, was lampooned on ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010
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    January 20, 2010

    Do Chris Daly's Potential Successors Want His Endorsement?

    Will District 6 voters still care what Chris Daly thinks?​Supervisor Chris Daly is a man toward whom few people in this city have an indifferent attitude. Despite the cursing, buying homes in Solano County, and abrasive behavior, he's still revered as the people's champion by plenty of folks in Di ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Chris Daly Says Chris Daly Making Bad Name for Chris Dalys

    ​Supervisor Chris Daly made headlines nationwide last week, when he vowed to channel George Carlin and utter the word "fuck" at every board meeting this year. Fair enough. But Daly has inadvertently made life a little more difficult for a group he ought to be able to identify with -- people named ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Chris Daly Vows to Say 'Fuck' at Every 2010 Board Meeting -- For the Greater Fucking Good

    Chris Daly had a pretty fucking funny idea​While other news publications might have you think that Supervisor Chris Daly is going to be uttering the letter F and a couple of dashes at every city meeting this year, SF Weekly can assure you -- the man's gonna say "fuck." In the one-millionth example ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    Charter Amendments Ahoy! Supes' Last Chance to Really Tool Around With City Today.

    Of course this is the city's charter! Don't you recognize Chris Daly's handwriting? ​San Francisco supervisors have long known that there ain' t no party like a charter amendment party because a charter amendment party don't stop. Unless you don't get five other votes from your colleagues. Then th ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    What Drinks Will Ace Barkeep Chris Daly Come Up With Next?

    A progressive pour​All kidding aside, we hear Supervisor Chris Daly is a hell of a bartender. So when he opens up his office on Friday as an alcohol-laden cash-generator for the Coalition on Homelessness (5 p.m. first drink) -- greatness may ensue. Daly is talented enough at slinging the booze tha ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Breaking: Board Votes to Save SEIU Jobs -- Until Mid December

    'Jetson, until Dec. 15 and possibly thereafter, you are not fired!'​UPDATE, 5:30 P.M.: MAYORAL SPOKESMAN SAYS NO MONEY WILL BE SPENT TO STAVE OFF LAYOFFS; DETAILS BELOWIt'd be cruel to lay off scads of city workers right before Thanksgiving -- so let's think about axing 'em right before Christmas. ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Cutting the Deficit: More Ways for Government to Earn Spare Bucks

    We noted earlier today that, because the city is having cash-flow problems of the sort experienced by meth addicts with seven girlfriends, creative methods of earning additional revenue may become a necessity. Fortunately, this is a creative place, governed by creative people. Take Chris Daly. With ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    Chris Daly May Know a Lot about a Lot -- But He Doesn't Know Jack About SF Weekly

    Chris Daly​I want to thank Supervisor Chris Daly. I want to thank the man for forcing me to read through his turgid, 2,500-word polemic about supervisorial candidate Theresa Sparks and how "big money" has supposedly been showered upon this newspaper in return for a cover story. Now we know what it ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Chris Daly Runs Afoul of Sunshine Ordinance Task Force -- Without Any Profanity Being Involved

    This time, nobody's complaining about Chris Daly's language. ​You may love Chris Daly or hate him -- and there seem to be very few city denizens who are indifferent to the District 6 supervisor. But you can't deny that he has occasionally directed language toward the public during government meeti ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    It's Official: Chris Daly Retains His San Franciscan Privileges

    Chris Daly -- an official San Franciscan​The city attorney's office just announced that Supervisor Chris Daly is, in fact, still a resident of District 6 in San Francisco -- despite the fact that he and his wife are now the proud owners of two houses in Fairfield (where his wife and kids now resid ... More >>

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