Jerry Brown

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    October 23, 2013
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    January 9, 2013
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    October 1, 2012

    Gov. Brown Won't Let Reporters Have Easy Access to Prison Inmates

    Assembly Bill 1270, passed by both chambers of the state legislature, would have allowed journalists to set up interviews with specific inmates in state prisons. Eight times over the past two decades a similar bill had passed through to the governor's desk, and all eight times it was vetoed.The stre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Chinatown Group Fights to Put Shark Fin Soup Back on the Menu

    San Francisco's Chinatown Neighborhood Association has filed a lawsuit against the state, saying the new ban on shark fin soup is flat-out discrimination. Bloomberg News reports that the group filed its claim on Wednesday, saying that the shark fin is a huge part of the Chinese culture. Shark fin so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    List: How Will S.F. Cope with State Spending Cuts?

    The good ol' days are gone ​Gov. Jerry Brown recently announced another $1 billion in state spending cuts. How will S.F. cope? We'll have to cut back 15 percent on jokes about Ed Lee's mustache. Homeless people will have to put up with bupkis instead of crapola. The Recreation and Parks d ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    Governor Jerry Brown Signs Slew of Illegal Immigrant-Friendly Bills

    ​While the federal government stagnates on any immigration reform, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bevy of illegal immigrant-friendly bills that will make their under-the-radar way of life less of a headache starting January 1, 2012. Opponents have already started filing in. Perhaps th ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Governor Jerry Brown Outlaws Open Carry for Guns

    ​Whether you believe the Second Amendment is essential or outdated, the law in California used to allow anyone to carry a gun in public or in vehicles -- as long as it was openly displayed and unloaded.California became the fifth state to make it illegal to openly carry guns after Governor Jerry B ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Shark Fin Soup Is Banned in California

    ​Governor Jerry Brown today criminalized the sale and distribution of shark fins in California. And you know what that means  ... no more shark fin soup for you!Brown signed the controversial ban today, saying it will help curb the dwindling shark population. "The practice of cutting the fins ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Shark's Fin Soup: Banned, Done, Kaput in California

    ​Today Gov. Jerry Brown at last made it official: Starting Jan, 1, 2012, the importation of shark fins into California is banned.Shark fins already here can be sold until July 1, 2013, but after that anyone hoping to enjoy a piping bowl of endangered-animal soup will have to go elsewhere. Over o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    S.F. Bartenders to Gov. Jerry Brown: Let Us Infuse Our Booze

    Bon Vivants: Will Guv Brown have what they're having?​Josh Harris and Scott Baird -- two San Francisco bartenders, dandies, and "cocktail consultants" known as the Bon Vivants -- are trying to save one of the 600 bills sitting on the governor's desk from being vetoed. The two are shilling for ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Marijuana Advocates Unsure if New State Law Is Good or Bad

    Who's he helping?​Earlier this summer, medical marijuana advocates sounded the legislative alarm over a bill penned by a Southern California assemblyman that gives local governments the right to ban medical cannabis dispensaries, as many a Bay Area burgh from Danville to Daly City ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Gov. Jerry Brown Stops in SF to Get Buy-In on Budget

    What kind of salesman is he?​Update: The Bay Area Council voted to endorse Brown's budget proposal. Members called the talk with Brown "tough but refreshing."As a governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger had the star power that could set off a media frenzy every time he blew his nose. And while Gov.Jerry B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Former SF Photographer's Weird Jerry Brown Photo Book Might Be Reissued

    ​Remember the early 1990s? For some of us, it meant the advent of gourmet coffee, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the first and last legitimate appearance of fashionable flannel. For more mature and/or serious minds, it also meant Jerry Brown's 1992 presidential campaign.The spoils of the De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Jerry Brown's Budget Solution Is To Starve Senior Citizens, Excluding Himself

    Not On Our Dime​Most everyone would expect Governor Jerry Brown to take sharp measures to ensure that the state's books are balanced in the coming year.But cutting back on food for the elderly? That seems draconian. According to the Sacramento Bee, Brown wants to seriously trim grants for the low- ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011
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    January 4, 2011

    Jerry Brown Inauguration -- Top-10 Signs of 'Austerity'

    Gov. Jerry Brown served up some cold words to go along with the hot dogs​Gov. Jerry Brown was yesterday inaugurated in a brief ceremony described as no-frills, Spartan, and, an iteration of the Merriam-Webster word of the past year, "austere." What were some signs of austerity at Brown's swearing- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Doyle Drive Privatization Deal Approved by Judge

    http://woodrowwilson.xanga.comIs this Caltrans' next big expenditure? ​Caltrans today rushed to sign a contract to fund a section of a new Golden Gate Bridge off-ramp in the Presidio with the help of foreign investors. The move came immediately after a judge lifted a restraining order blocking the ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Doyle Drive's Goofy Privatization Deal Stalled By Judge

    Will Jerry Brown stop the fiscal insanity? ​A judge Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order halting Caltrans from signing a finance deal that would let a foreign consortium take over construction and maintenance of part of the Doyle Drive project in the Presidio.This marks the second time i ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Inspector General's Office Nixed By Jerry Brown. What Did Inspector General Do?

    ​Move Will Save State Not Quite Three-Thousandths Of One Percent Of Looming DeficitThe office of Gov.-elect Jerry Brown yesterday announced it would be curtailing the office of inspector general in January as a cost-cutting move. This, of course, prompts the question "what does the inspector gener ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010
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    October 8, 2010

    'Whore' Comment Doesn't Cost Jerry Brown National Organization for Women Endorsement

    Be careful whom you call a whore...​The day after Jerry Brown's campaign landed in hot water for describing Meg Whitman as a "whore," Brown received the gubernatorial endorsement from the state's largest women's organization. Patty Bellasalma, the president of the California chapter of the Nationa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Jerry Brown's Muscle Man Revealed -- It's Jerry!

    What the hell? ​The other day, we commented on the oddity of Jerry Brown tweeting his thanks to a donor who'd ponied up the princely sum of $10. More eye-catching, however, was a steroidal freak of a muscle man in the background of Brown's Twitter page. The owner of that testosterone-saturated bod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Jerry Brown Tweets Thanks For $10 Donation

    Jerry thanks you!​What's it take to get a little online TLC from Jerry Brown? Not so much. The once (and future?) governor fired off a tweet just a few minutes back thanking a donor for her generous gift of 10 bucks. Every little bit helps, it seems. Whether this conjures up images of an ant movin ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Top 10 Reasons Bill Clinton Endorsed Jerry Brown

    Jerry Brown's official gubernatorial portrait. Yes, really.​One day after Jerry Brown felt the need to apologize for making light of President Bill Clinton's past as a lying philanderer, the latter endorsed the former for governor of the great state of California. What gives? 10. Bill just doesn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Baylinks: Jerry Brown, Caltrain, Bocce Ball​Jerry Brown saves the children from cookies n' cream one cigarette at a time [SF Citizen]Caltrain looking to make more room for bicyclists [Streetsblog SF]Feds take a whiff of Oakland's new pot ordinance [Bay Citizen]

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    August 2, 2010

    Jerry Brown Wants You -- To Put Him on a T-Shirt

    Put that man on a T-shirt. Now! ​California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown is no spring chicken. And he needs your fashion advice. Brown has enough elections under his belt to know the value of lookin' sharp. That's why the man of many hours is calling on his supporters to "help Je ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Tom Ammiano Mangles Profane Spanish at Unique Immigration Rally (PICS)

    Tom, what are you saying?​As promised, San Franciscans came out against Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law today, in a protest also aimed at the federal identification program known as Secure Communities ("S-COMM for short"). A picturesque group positioned in front of the Federal Buil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Jerry Brown's Word of the Day: Procrustean

    Jerry Brown, flashing the vocabulary...​Badger Jerry Brown enough and he'll admit he's learned something through a lifetime in politics. But it appears he hasn't yet learned how to speak in the Phil Hartman-as-Frankenstein-FIRE BAD! language that has propelled Meg Whitman to the top. Countering a ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010
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    June 8, 2010

    Election 2010 Results: Demon Sheep, Gavin Newsom, Open Primaries Triumph

    Meg Whitman never liked voting, but plenty of Californians voted for her​Results are starting to roll in from today's voting on ballot initiatives and primaries for statewide office. Wanna know the latest, greatest bad decisions California's electorate has chosen to impose upon itself? SF Weekly h ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010
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    April 20, 2010

    Will Tea Partiers Kill Pro-Marijuana Measure?

    Fibonacci BlueSo paranoid. So uptight. So stiff. What could cure this? Hmmm...​On today of all days, marijuana is on everyone's mind. But that goes doubly for politicians: Just last week, state Democratic Party chairman John Burton told media that he and fellow Dems (like that Jerry Brown guy) ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    Holding Out on Jerry Brown -- Until He's More Like Gavin

    Jer's not getting any from Uppity Fag until he puts out ... some real action​Over the weekend I joined (yet one more) Facebook group - The LGBT Community for Jerry Brown.  I joined so I could keep an eye on him and on the LGBT community.The gays have a tendency to fawn for any politician with ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    DiFi: Not Running For Gov. Zsa-Zsa Gabor's Flamboyant Hubby: Yes.

    Dianne Feinstein has decided not to ruin Jerry Brown's shot at the statehouse​Curtailing long months of speculation stoked by precious little substance, Sen. Dianne Feinstein yesterday told Orange County crowds she's not running for governor -- and, purportedly, let ostensible front-runner Jerry B ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    Gavin By the Numbers: He Didn't Lose As Much Dough As You Thought!

    ​The Twitterati are dissecting the just-published campaign finance numbers from the carcass of Mayor Gavin Newsom's failed bid for governor. Here's the skinny, per KQED's Capital Notes:  CAGov wannabe Gavin Newsom's campaign raised $2.35 million in 2009, spent almost $3.1 million.While this i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Did Chron Overcook Jerry Brown Interview-Taping Story?

    The diminishing ranks of loyal San Francisco Chronicle subscribers were greeted this morning with an above-the-fold, A-1 story that promised a juicy scoop: "Phone calls taped secretly; Brown's office recorded talks with reporters." Ooooh. Is Attorney General Jerry Brown, the current favorite in the ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Bay Links: Bike Locks, Advertising, & Meg Whitman

    ​"Please no bike locks this time, my arm hurts like a bitch." [Craigslist]NYT: I'm in yer BART stashun, pimping mah blahg. [Mission Mission]Speaking of advertising... [SF Citizen]Just in time for the Holiday Season! Buy your loved one a Muni farebox. [N-Judah]Ruh-roh: City's homebuyer loan program ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Newsom's Money Disparity Will Get Worse -- Whenever Jerry Brown Wants It To

    Jerry Brown's poll numbers are solid -- and he's got one more big trick up his sleeve​Those are pretty damning poll numbers revealed today for Gavin Newsom -- he'd be governor of the Marina, but nowhere else, even in San Francisco, favors him over Jerry Brown. Also, it seems to take the wind out o ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    Jerry Brown Reveals His Fund-Raising Numbers -- Amassed With a Contribution Limit One Quarter of Gavin Newsom's

    Jerry Brown says he's socking away 95 percent of the money he's fund-raised -- which is a lot​Tomorrow is the day state political junkies have circled on their calendars -- Form 460 Day! Gavin Newsom, Jerry Brown, and other candidates for higher office are mandated to turn in the forms detailing t ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    Jerry Brown Carbo-Loads In S.F. for Race Against Young, Rich Rivals

    Believe it or not, this is Jerry Brown's official gubernatorial portrait. It was strange back then, too. Lean, jittery, white-haired Jerry Brown took large bites of a turkey sandwich Thursday evening at Crossroads Cafe and Bookstore, the low-price SoMa eatery the Delancey Street Foundation ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Chronic City: Oh, Noes! Fewer Narcs! Budget Crisis Could Mean Fewer Drug Busts.

    Is it game over for the state's narcotics officers? California's budget crunch could cut almost a third of the agents from the Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, according to Attorney General Jerry Brown.Budget negotiators, facing the financial meltdown of the state treasury, have proposed lopping $20 ... More >>

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    June 22, 2009

    And Then There Were Two: Villaraigosa Opts Out of Gov Race

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa isn't going anywhere...In a move that ostensibly benefits erstwhile San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today announced he will not run for governor. Vallaraigosa cited his city's utter fiscal mess (you can start shaking you ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009

    Find an Expired Item at Longs, Get a $2 Coupon

    He wants his two dollars! Perhaps he should look for rotten stuff at Longs. Time to start scouring the shelves at your local Longs Drugstore for expired goods: Thanks to an investigation and resulting lawsuit in Southern California, Attorney General Jerry Brown is now forcing all California CVS and ... More >>

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    October 31, 2008

    Jerry Brown Not the Man for "Independent" Police Probe

    By Will Harper Am I the only one who thinks Attorney General Jerry Brown shouldn’t be doing the “independent” investigation of the Oakland Police Department’s mishandling of the murder probe of journalist Chauncey Bailey? Chronicle columnist Chip Johnson today even praised his favorite pu ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008

    Another Job for Jerry Brown: Teaching the Examiner to Count

    A news blurb on Page 10 of yesterday's Examiner caught readers' eyes, but not in the way its writers would want. The "Newsmakers" section noted Attorney General Jerry Brown's opposition to Nestle's plan to pump 200 million gallons of water from natural springs that flow into the town of McCloud. ... More >>

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    July 20, 2005

    A Bay Bi-

    An international exhibition for the Bay Area's isolated, disparate artists

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    July 31, 2002

    See Jerry Not Run

    If he'd just revert to type, Jerry Brown could help California avoid a Davis vs. Simon truck wreck

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    May 27, 1998
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    April 29, 1998

    Dream Candidate

    Front-running mayoral candidate Jerry Brown offers Oakland vague, pretty solutions to its real, ugly problems

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    December 27, 1995
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