Villa-Lobos loves Gavin Newsom, dislikes David ChiuDavid Villa-Lobos, San Francisco's perennial candidate, fired off a letter to Supervisor David Chiu, warning his mayoral opponent: "Do Not Fuck With Me."The off beat Villa-Lobos claims that Chiu's campaign recently "stormed" down Polk Street aski ... More >>
This isn't ArtArt is subjective unless you are a Polk Street dweller. Then it's considered objective. In effort to make the area, well, a little less crappy, neighbors have been working for years to revitalize Polk Street, with nicer trees, flowers, and some more tasteful art. But the project hit ... More >>
Sit-Lie, Arthur Evans, Civil Sidewalks, Terrance Hallinan is a clam
Elaine ZamoraDistrict 6 Supervisorial candidate Elaine Zamora moments ago confirmed the Ethics Commission is investigating whether she truly lives within the boundaries of District 6. In fact, the Ethics Commission knocked on the door while we were on the phone with Zamora, who told us she was pr ... More >>
She just became the city's first transgender department head, but Theresa Sparks is already setting her sights on becoming the city's first transgender supervisor.
Police Chief George Gascon (left) dropped by District 6 Supe candidate David Villa-Lobos' campaign kickoff last nightDistrict 6 Supervisorial candidate David Villa-Lobos thought we were giving him a hard time when we described him as "mercurial" last week. That wasn't our intention. But, really, ... More >>
Theresa SparksAfter weeks of speculation about whether Human Rights Commission director Theresa Sparks is about to move to District 6 and run for supervisor, Sparks tells us she signed a lease on an apartment at Turk and Van Ness last week. She says she is moving from her current ... More >>
David Villa-Lobos -- now you see him, now you don't?If you send a mixed message -- but send it consistently -- are you really sending a mixed message? That's the koan followers of local politics can ponder when it comes to longshot District 6 Supervisorial candidate David Villa-Lobos. The Tenderl ... More >>
Rob BlackRob Black -- the preferred District 6 candidate of Mayor Gavin Newsom who was pipped at the post by Chris Daly in the 2006 supervisorial race -- told SF Weekly he has no plans to run again. In fact, if things go his way, he won't even be living in the district much longer. "My wife and I ar ... More >>
Janine KahnAn artist's rendition of Jeff Adachi's dump truckAnswers are trickling in from our elected officials on how they plan on cruising at this weekend's Pride Parade. Starting at the top, Mayor Gavin Newsom takes the same approach with vehicles as he does with spokesmen -- if one is good, then ... More >>
Pose with the mayor and he'll support your run for higher office. It's the law. Anyone who ever languished through a Rhetoric 1A course in college knows the joys of syllogisms: We won't delve into the ins and outs, but we do recall a few examples of spectacularly bad logic, along the lines of: A. My ... More >>
In this week's cover story, we reported on how an overload of social-service outlets in the Tenderloin has galvanized community organizers who say the needs of homeless adults are being met at the expense of the neighborhood's families and businesses. As that fight continues, it appears that cohesiv ... More >>
A new generation of activists is fighting to clean up the Tenderloin. The neighborhoods churches are standing in their way. Whose side are the angels on?
Following an announcement last week that the Tenderloin plans to step up a neighborhood program of citizen patrols, the Guardian Angels -- a national outfit that sends its members into the streets to deter crime -- is now trying to establish a beachhead in the neighborhood, according to local activi ... More >>
Activists in the Tenderloin are trying to jumpstart a program of citizen patrols to help combat crime in the troubled inner-city neighborhood. Despite increased foot patrols from San Francisco Police officers, the 'Loin is still struggling with rampant drug dealing and related violence. The Commun ... More >>
An influential neighborhood group serving one of San Francisco's most crime-ridden districts has thrown its weight behind San Mateo Police Chief Susan Manheimer as successor to San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong, who announced her retirement last month. In a statement released Saturday, the C ... More >>