George Deukmejian

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    December 26, 2012

    Gov. Brown's Frequent Use of Pardons is Retro California

    Between 1991 and 2010, California's governors granted pardons to 20 convicted criminals. Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown pardoned 21. On Monday, Brown pardoned 79 felons. Brown's use of pardons represents the larger shift in the criminal justice mindset he has overseen in the state -- higher rates ... More >>

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    May 9, 2007

    All-in or Nothing

    Rene Medina’s Colma casino brought life to a city of cemeteries. It also brought federal agents looking for corruption.

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    September 20, 2006

    Let Us Now Praise Tough Cookies

    Who, in the populist tradition, fight for the rights

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    February 27, 2002

    Mark of Effectiveness

    Why Mark Leno ought to serve in the Assembly, and Harry Britt should go back to New College

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    March 21, 2001

    Sweat, Steel, and Stealth

    Retrofitting the Bay Bridge will take five years, hundreds of workers, a million bolts, and 19 million pounds of iron. The hardest part? Making sure no one notices.

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    October 18, 2000

    Odor! Odor in the Court

    It wasn't impossible to find justice in Michael Dufficy's Marin County courtroom. But it was easier if you had been to one of his parties.

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    November 17, 1999

    Opening Pandora's Box

    Once-secret documents reveal the tobacco industry's battle to gut anti-smoking education in California. Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and former Gov. Pete Wilson helped.

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    December 9, 1998
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    February 5, 1997

    Affirmative Action Derailed

    With Prop. 209 looming, an airport contract battle shows how S.F. has failed to keep faith with minority business

  • Calendar

    December 18, 1996
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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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    March 8, 1995

    The Dark Prince of City Hall

    First Larry Bush was a politician. Then he was a journalist. Then he was a politician. So now as editor and publisher of CitiReport, a hard-hitting journal with a private agenda, what the hell is he?

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