Every progressive has his price. For the San Francisco Bay Guardian, it's apparently $1 million. For decades, the Guardian and its staff have insulted the Weekly and its writers because we were purchased by an out-of-town corporation. Now that the Guardian is seriously entertaining the idea of ... More >>
A strange thing happened at January's farewell "roast" for Supervisor Chris Daly -- something that neatly encapsulated the spirit of San Francisco's progressive movement. Earlier that week, David Chiu had betrayed progressives by championing Willie Brown's candidate for mayor. But even though Chi ... More >>
Was Mayor Ed Lee entertained or did he do the entertaining at Daly's dive?Anyone who even sits on the sidelines at City Hall knows that Buck Tavern is where you go to sniff out good stories. Political stories, that is. That's one reason why reporters flock to former Supervisor Chris Daly's bar on ... More >>
He has what Chris Daly doesn't -- electability Not too long ago Supervisor John Avalos said, verbatim, that he was not running for mayor of San Francisco. Suddenly, in the last week, the District 11 supe has changed his tune and surprised people with talk about jumping into the race. Serious talk ... More >>
No JokeAside from his fleeting visibility in the media during his push to legalize marijuana with Proposition 19, Oaksterdam University's Richard Lee is a loner. Lee is known for keeping a low profile -- both in Oakland and with the media -- so much so that he was described as a ... More >>
The candy man can ... predict San Francisco's next mayor? One of the most remarkable aspects of the ongoing mayoral selection rigmarole is that even City Hall's best and brightest are utterly flummoxed. The procedure to choose Gavin Newsom's successor, aptly described by Supervisor Chris Daly as ... More >>
America's Cup Organizers' Surprise Rejection of Latest Terms All About Securing Pier 50 For Waterfront Arena, Supervisor SaysChris Daly's tenacity -- and the fiscal studies he demanded -- may have sunk San Francisco's chances at the America's Cup"Worse things happen at sea" will come as cold com ... More >>
Will the supes fall in line behind a candidate? Or will this continue to be a 'clusterf*ck'?Those who watched and participated in last night's oft-surreal crafting of the process that will be used to nominate the next mayor will likely suffer from flashbacks. Reporters, supervisors, and the poor, ... More >>
Supervisor Chris Daly twice described today's process of deciding the next mayor as a 'clusterfuck.' He may be right. The process of deciding how the Board of Supervisors will pick the next mayor required tedious procedural discussions recalling consumptive Dostoevskian soliloquies, an hourlong r ... More >>
Photographic evidence! Among Mayor Gavin Newsom's nemeses, Supervisor Chris Daly is often front and center. It could be because the frenetic and profane Daly is an easy target; it could be because Newsom and Daly are often the de-facto poster children for their respective moderate and progressiv ... More >>
A Tea Party slogan unknown in San Franciso governmentShould be a fun week -- the Board of Supervisors is weighing in on the fiasco involving narcotics analysis at the San Francisco Police Department crime lab, the Police Commission is trying to reform its process for disciplining wayward officers ... More >>
Theresa SparksYou may recall that less than a week after the SF Weekly published a profile last fall on soon-to-be District 6 Supervisor candidate Theresa Sparks, current District 6 supervisor Chris Daly wrote his own 2,500 word diatribe railing against Sparks' "mainstream" politics and how the W ... More >>
But that's a loser committee!The day the board president hands out committee assignments to the city supervisors always feels just a bit like junior high school. Who's the new boy? Who got all his electives? Who's stuck taking woodshop in seventh period? Who'll sit at the cool kids' table? Who'll ... More >>
Bombs away!Chris Daly drops the F-bomb at supes meeting. [City Insider]And speaking of supes, no more Yom Kippur break for the Board. [Sweet Melissa]Bloggers get their groove on at the SF Appeal Holiday Party. (Check out video of SF Weekly Web Editor Alexia Tsotsis busting a move) [SF Appeal]Love ... More >>
Over the river and through the woods, to City Hall we go... Whatever downside Supervisor Chris Daly is facing due to his family's move to Fairfield, he's always got this going for him: Like any proper suburbanite, he can now keep a refrigerator full of beer and meat in his garage and shake his ... More >>
Can you answer Question No. 1? It's Chris Daly's world and the rest of us are just paying rent (you think we can buy in San Francisco?) It was another fabulous week in the city -- or did you black out and miss it, Muni-style? Let's see if you were paying attention: 1. Supervisor Chris Daly, cha ... More >>
But who's counting, Mr. Mayor?The other day, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that Mayor Gavin Newsom doesn't seem to be using Earth-years to calculate his government tenure. He's been helping to rule this city since 1996, but has been repeatedly prefacing his statements of late with the qualifier ... More >>
The price is wrongA grumpy minority on the Board of Supervisors tries in vain to put the brakes on a renewable power project that makes bad business sense. This may sound familiar to observers of politics in San Francisco, where left-wing Democrats on the board tend to outflank their more moderate ... More >>
Is it any wonder that the mayor who could go on for 7.5 hours about the State of the City without ONCE mentioning a half-billion-dollar deficit has been in Switzerland when the city has to decide how to deal with it? How fitting that he married an actress. Let's review. After being elected in th ... More >>
Chris Daly Twirls His Mustache, Cackles at Ross Mirkarimi as Chiu Ekes Out Win By Joe Eskenazi Watching a man with mutton-chops every bit as stylish as his white overalls engrave the word "President" on Supervisor David Chiu's office door, one couldn't help but recall good ol' Will Shakespea ... More >>
Eight years after being swept into office, a once-disorganized band of neighborhood leftists tries to create a citywide political machine.
The Class of 2000 made San Francisco its political petri dish.
Week of Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006
Week of Wednesday, May 10, 2006
An attempted solution to rental evictions may actually force more people out of rent-controlled apartments in an already tight San Francisco housing market
Two politicians put their interests before a world-class event and a world of possibilities
And unfortunately it's not science fiction. It's San Francisco politics, and the winner used some interesting jujitsu.
How the sordid extraction of $50 million from Rincon Hill developers helps Chris Daly, city bureaucrats, and Gavin Newsom -- and hurts everyone else in San Francisco
Why a supervisor needs to feel some love and back off a counterproductive assault on a nonprofit housing agency
Week of Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Week of December 10, 2003
The public career path of Andrew Lee explains a lot about what's wrong with Willie Brown's style of politics and governance
How long a recession, if the Federal Reserve adopts "Positively Outrageous Service" as an official slogan?
God and Science; Potshot or Put-on? You Decide.; Dancing Around the Issue
No parking on the dance floor -- unless you like soft rock
The Village Voice thinks postmodern deconstructionism explains the S.F. Board of Supervisors; but why invoke Derrida, where ignorance will serve?
See the supervisors posture. See them learn. See them approve housing.
Server Farms and District Six Democrats' Parties