The normally unapologetic John Burton says he's really sorry for hurting any feelings over at the GOP camp after he pretty much likened Republicans to a bunch of propaganda- spewing Nazis. Burton, the chair of the California Democratic Party, issued a sincere apology to the GOP yesterday, which is n ... More >>
San Francisco is getting its own vegan store! Pinko's Vegan Mercantile will be opening in the near future Valencia Street, one block south of Market. Damn, I love the name! Say it with me: Pinkos! Reminds me of my commie childhood.Hellooo nurse! This, my friends, is a vegan butterscotch krimpet! ... More >>
post election chargesFour months after a cyclist blew through a red light on the Embarcadero, killing 68-year-old Dionette Cherney as she walked across the street, the District Attorney's Office has brought charges against the biker. Randolph Ang, 23, has been charged with misdemeanor vehic ... More >>
Lou BustamanteJoel Teitelbaum at the Starlight RoomThe final two days of cocktail week are jam-packed, with awards, seminars, and parties. Once it's done, we're doing a cleanse, eating some vegetables, and getting our livers back in shape for in time for WhiskyFest on October 7th. Historic ... More >>
Bill St. ClairThe young are restless...Supporters of Proposition 19 -- the Tax Cannabis 2010 legislation -- were bummed this weekend when California's Democratic Party opted to make no endorsement on the measure and stay neutral. But when it comes to marijuana, the kids are all right. California ... More >>
DragSupporters of Proposition 19 -- the Control and Tax Marijuana 2010 initiative -- can be forgiven for feeling a little paranoid these days. After the move to regulate marijuana like alcohol was lambasted by state politicians ranging from Sen. Dianne Feinstein to Mayor Gavin Newsom to Kamala Ha ... More >>
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 >>
By John Geluardi San Franciscans donned their hats and spats last night to honor the anniversary of John’s Grill, which has been serving up steaks, martinis and literary intrigue for 100 years. Outside the restaurant a jazz band played period tunes while San Franciso’s A-listers arrived t ... More >>
Let's get beyond the balderdash and take a closer look at the motivations behind some political campaigns
Week of Wednesday, November 2, 2005
Week of Wednesday, October 19, 2005
How the nursing home industry, organized labor, John Burton, and Arnold Schwarzenegger are cooperating to guarantee giant health care corporations huge profits -- using billions of your dollars
Week of November 19, 2003
Gavin Newsom's anti-homeless campaign is disgusting, but he's the only mayoral candidate talking substance
Lawyers for hundreds of sex-abuse victims have California's Catholic dioceses in a dire financial bind. Can church leaders finagle an escape, or are they ...
How William Newsom's pipeline into the Getty fortune has put money -- lots of it -- in his politically ambitious son's pocket
They have dominated state and local politics for 50 years. Now, for the first time, the future of their "family business" is in doubt.
A new theme is already beginning to take shape this young campaign season: politicians betraying their heirs
A Beautiful Day to Be Irradiated; We Have Plenty of Lines Open; Annals of Blowback; Press Release of the Week
Newly released documents indicate the Navy dumped far more nuclear waste than it's ever acknowledged in a major commercial fishery just 30 miles west of San Francisco. Why won't the government even study the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Site?
You know, there's an election -- hey! -- we said there's a local election coming up
... so why not lawyer? How our political elite tried and failed to get a law license for sister-killing Eben Gossage.
Threatening Mount Zion means curtains for the clowns who have mismanaged the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger
In the UCSF-Stanford merger, the busiest health care workers are the doctors of spin
The UCSF-Stanford merger goes under a (symbolic) gun
Settlement talks on City College bookstore lawsuit collapse
A bete noire of the liberal juvenile justice crowd reappears -- maybe
John Burton's 1040s reveal that politics doesn't pay
Why is the Democratic Party elite backing an underqualified party operative for the local judiciary?
Spurned by term limitations, Willie Brown turns his political affections on San Francisco. But how long will our small-town ways hold his fancy?
In which Jack Davis repents, Clint Reilly froths, Roberta Achtenberg has a vision, Angela Alioto has an attitude, and the voters are the pigeons