Waiting for Godot to fire up a jointIt's long been the desire of voters and San Francisco lawmakers that the city's peace officers enforce all other crimes before busting adults smoking pot. In light of this, it's hard for pot advocates to figure out why undercover police spent 30 minutes on Marc ... More >>
As they say, the devil is in the details.The nitty-gritty details of the behind-the-scenes discussions between San Francisco police and truTV's "Bait Car" reality TV show will likely be revealed in court -- soon. On Thursday, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Andrew Cheng said he was granting a ... More >>
Just kidding, this woman isn't a car thief after all. The transgender woman who was the first person arrested for stealing a car as part of the San Francisco Bait Car reality TV show isn't a thief after all. Prosecutors dropped the car theft charges against Joseph Bullard on Friday after intervie ... More >>
Darcy Brown's first job as a San Francisco campaign consultant won't be an easy oneOn Monday, the Chronicle revealed that consultant Jim Stearns is being tapped to lead labor's charge against Jeff Adachi's Prop. B pension reform measure -- a move that was all but inevitable. Stearns is labor and ... More >>
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 >>
A lawsuit against the city highlights an affordable-housing program's decades of mismanagement — and the middle-class homeowners who lost out as a result.
Joe EskenaziNo Toto, though... While riding tornadoes over the rainbow is the preferred route to Oz, it turns out the Muni train is ever so slightly more reliable. And, as we've documented numerous times in the past, they'll even take your little dog, too. Our eye-catching Dorothy Gale stepped on ... More >>
Some of you may remember a June 29 article we ran here about how the city's Ethics Commission sure seemed to be going out of its way to not cite and fine Supervisor Carmen Chu -- a moderate represented by lawyer and mayoral svengali Jim Sutton. Meanwhile, progressive Supes Gerardo Sandoval and Ch ... More >>
Our story so far: The Supervisors were drinking champagne in City Hall last week after reaching a budget deal that restored an unprecedented amount money to programs that Mayor Gavin "Call me Governor" Newsom cut from San Francisco because he thought it would play well in Fresno. Par-TAY! B ... More >>
'It's good to be the king' -- and it's always good to have powerful folks in your corner pulling some stringsSan Francisco's campaign finance rules are so beastly complex that professional treasurers with decades of experience have been known to drive sharpened pencils through their palms in fits of ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs I cannot imagine a board without Aaron Peskin, Jake McGoldrick and Gerardo Sandoval - let alone Tom Ammiano. As the old board reaches its end and transitions to the new this week, I find myself hoping that - like a bad sitcom - our departing cast members will come back as guest ... More >>
Some of the Class of 2000's stranger moments. (A lot of them involve Chris Daly.)
The Class of 2000 made San Francisco its political petri dish.
Politicians want pork to pay for Golden Gate increases, but the money should be paid by drivers instead.
We're dumbing down and it's the new media's fault
The Board of Supes likes to tell the world what to do. The world could care less.
Is outgoing school Superintendent Arlene Ackerman worth a huge severance package and $45,000 in credit card charges? Find out where you stand!
Some people, like attorney Paul Melbostad, just don't know when to quit. Bully for him.
And unfortunately it's not science fiction. It's San Francisco politics, and the winner used some interesting jujitsu.
Week of Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Why the new mayor should resist political pressure from the new shadow ayatollah of San Francisco politics, real estate mogul Clint Reilly
The economy's in a slump, and so are a lot of S.F. politicians. At least for the pols, Brow Set seems to be part of the answer.
Stuck in a strange warp of the space-time fabric, our supervisors can't stop tilting against a dot-com development monster that's dead and buried
Our supervisors tilt at a lot of silly windmills. But the city's recognition of Mexican consular IDs may help change national immigration policy for the better.
Board of Supervisors; Population Growth; Dot-com Layoffs
Fangxaminer Watch continues; dot-com failures and the economy
Runoff election; Fangxaminer Watch monitors amusing errors
You know, there's an election -- hey! -- we said there's a local election coming up
Letters from November 8, 2000
Fangxaminer; Mourning the Passing of the Arts; Looking for the New Bohemia