Well, this is odd. The City Attorney's Office is having some trouble getting consumers to come down to City Hall and claim their free money.So now we're publicizing it: If you've been ripped off by payday loans, here's your opportunity to get some of your hard-earned cash back. Today, City Attorney ... More >>
Nobody asked us, but there's something incongruous about a broke-ass city like San Francisco doling out financial advice to anyone. But amid its own money troubles, namely, that never-ending deficit, city workers with the San Francisco Treasurers Office are taking out some time today to teach ... More >>
Seeking the Latino vote.While everyone else is kicking back this weekend, the many, many aspiring mayors of San Francisco will spend their free time aggressively campaigning. On the exhausting list are a slew of events aimed to court voters of all types -- parents, mission hipsters, and dog lover ... More >>
We wish we were flies buzzing around them.Politicos rolled out of bed early Thursday morning to make an appearance at the 8 a.m. Cesar Chavez Day breakfast in the Mission. They munched on $60 plates of eggs, frijoles, and tortillas to benefit the upcoming Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival ... More >>
Yes, San Francisco's politics suffers from bouts of dysfunction. But let's face it: The exploits of the boys and girls at City Hall can't hold a candle to the high drama on display in MTV's new blockbuster reality series, Jersey Shore. The show features an eight-count of self-styled "guidos" and "gu ... More >>
Candidate Newsom is narcissistic, thin-skinned, disloyal, and friendless. And thats from his former supporters.
Apparently, even this guy has been forced to give up $4.90 every time he passes "Go"The official reason that 18 of the city's highest paid elected officials will take a minuscule pay cut was a recent city charter. But you could trace this one back to the Code of Hammurabi. Way down at the end, it ... More >>
Treasurer Jose Cisneros: Sorry, our badYesterday we reported that it appeared the city's tax collectors forgot about an overwhelmingly approved ballot proposition that raised the payroll a business must pay out in order to to owe San Francisco payroll taxes. City Treasurer Jose Cisneros today confir ... More >>
Who should I snub? Ballard! My magic eight-ball!If you were Gavin Newsom -- and, odds are, you weren't -- these were your choices: Head to last weekend's U.S. Conference of Mayor's in Providence, R.I. and talk about your treasurer's innovative economic plan and a former supervisor's innovative healt ... More >>
Those of you who grew up here in the Bay Area may feel a nostalgic tear run down your cheek when you view the above video: A 1970s-era KTVU "Charlie and Humphrey" Bits & Pieces short culminating with the message "1,002 stupid things to do: borrowing without asking!" Perhaps Gavin Newsom didn't w ... More >>
Naming one of the masterminds of the SFO Enterprises scandal as a "watchdog" over billions in public investment: city government or pulp fiction?