George Christopher

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    'Mayor Mustache' In San Francisco?

    Is Ed Lee a whisker away from making history? ​First Mayor With Facial Hair Since 1944? When Mayor Gavin Newsom suggested his successor during the San Francisco Giants World Series parade, he borrowed one of the team's catchphrases: "Fear the beard." Tightly wound progressives at the time thought ... More >>

  • News

    December 16, 2009

    The Worst-Run Big City in the U.S.

    Spend more. Get less. We're the city that knows how.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    The High Price of Getting a Head: City Hall Busts Cost an Arm and a Leg

    The new Milk bust costs about as much as 14,860 gallons… By Joe Eskenazi On May 22, something extraordinary will happen. For the first time since 2004, people will march into City Hall with the actual goal of looking at one of the busts gracing the edifice. The last time this happened was four ... More >>

  • News

    April 18, 2001

    Tales of the North Pacific

    What a 62-year-old man can teach shellshocked dot-commers as he sails from Osaka to San Francisco. Alone. Again.

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    March 25, 1998
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    October 18, 1995

    The Last Seduction

    Spurned by term limitations, Willie Brown turns his political affections on San Francisco. But how long will our small-town ways hold his fancy?

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