John Martin

  • Music

    February 13, 2013
  • Calendar

    February 13, 2013

    This Ain't No Disco

    Swedish House Mafia remade rave music in rock's image — and got America listening.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Swedish House Mafia Hints at San Francisco Stop on Farewell Tour

    Swedish House Mafia, the three-DJ dance juggernaut that ranks among the world's most popular EDM groups, is saying farewell to all the thumping and the lights, and hanging up its headphones for good. But before they call it quits, DJs Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Axwell are heading out for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Greg Suhr, San Francisco Police Chief, to Be Nation's Richest

    San Francisco politicians like to boast that ours is a "world-class city." It certainly pays like one. Police Chief Greg Suhr will soon become the city's highest-paid employee -- and best-compensated police chief in the nation -- with a pending bump to $307,000. It's been a lucrative year for San Fr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    New California Law Gives Brewery Tasting Rooms a Break

    Jason HenryDrake's Barrel House in San Leandro was built expensively under the old law​You walk into a brewery tasting room and order a sample. The beer is delicious, but you can't help noticing that the brewery doesn't have washable tile flooring and the cashier isn't far from the dishwasher. ... More >>

  • News

    May 5, 2010
  • News

    March 10, 2010

    Distressed Properties

    The state's quick budget fix of selling off public buildings is a horrible idea.

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Two Airport Chiefs Divert Assets Offshore. One Gets Fired, the Other -- SFO Chief John Martin -- Stays Put.

    According to news reports, starting in 2000 and up to the near-present, Houston Airport Chief Richard Vacar oversaw the diversion of  a reported $1.9 million worth of employee time to a private corporation set up to operate the airport in Quito, Ecuador.According to an SF Weekly investigation, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008
  • News

    July 9, 2008

    Air Heads

    SFO officials deserve some blame for an air disaster in Honduras. By Matt Smith

  • News

    January 31, 2007

    Our Money Flies Out of SFO

    A new audit shows bureaucrats spent public money on a failed private business in Honduras

  • News

    August 10, 2005

    Noir You See It, Noir You Don't

    Naming one of the masterminds of the SFO Enterprises scandal as a "watchdog" over billions in public investment: city government or pulp fiction?

  • News

    January 26, 2005

    Tsunami Politics

    Why will the city receive no money from the sale of SFO Enterprises?

  • News

    December 22, 2004

    The High Life

    Breathing in sleaziness at the rarefied and urbane levels of San Francisco political life

  • Film

    October 27, 2004

    Killing You Slowly

    A new Manson Family movie is a bloody, gutless affair

  • News

    November 5, 2003

    Lee Way

    The public career path of Andrew Lee explains a lot about what's wrong with Willie Brown's style of politics and governance

  • News

    July 16, 2003

    A Glimmer of Hope

    In the city of sleaze, someone's finally doing something about SFO's shady little side business

  • News

    May 28, 2003

    Making Scents at SFO

    Bad stuff's hitting the fan out at the airport. Can mayoral confidante Eleanor Johns help keep the smell down?

  • News

    May 21, 2003

    SFO My God

    Airport officials have bungled their international business efforts so badly, the city attorney has to investigate

  • News

    November 6, 2002

    Life Is Change

    Even a headstrong columnist can meet his match -- and have to move on

  • News

    June 12, 2002

    Pinocchio and SFO

    Once upon a time, there were airport officials who wanted to spin tall tales, spend $745,000 on Honduran boondoggling, and not explain very much

  • News

    April 3, 2002

    Now That's Amore

    In S.F., spring is the season for romance. And pig coitus. And mouse erections. And ...

  • News

    February 6, 2002

    Brownout at SFO

    Mayor's attempt to end-run city voters on runways-in-bay reflects dimming of his political star

  • News

    September 12, 2001

    Flight Capital

    How SFO officials used city employees and money -- in apparent violation of state and federal law -- in a very odd attempt to privatize the airports of Honduras

  • News

    April 4, 2001

    The Art of the Deal

    The Academy of Art College may be questionable as a school, but it's a hell of a business

  • News

    March 22, 2000

    San Francisco International Airpork

    How the SFO construction program went $1 billion over budget. Yes, billion. With a B.

  • News

    December 22, 1999

    Chronicle of a Theft Foretold

    It's shoplifting season, and book dealers know what thieves are after

  • News

    January 21, 1998

    Sutter's Giant Sucking Sound

    Sutter Health, which owns one of California's largest hospital empires, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity. Critics wonder why Sutter dispenses so little charity, and vacuums so much profit, from the hospitals it acquires.

  • Culture

    November 19, 1997
  • News

    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

    October 23, 1996
  • News

    December 20, 1995
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