As San Franciscans, we reserve the right to complain that a huge, free spectacle held in our honor is a drag. It's in the city charter, somewhere. But not all huge free spectacles are created equally. And, as folks who don't live in this city are fond of saying, "freedom isn't free." So, it's worth ... More >>
Bugger. #AmericasCup-- John Key (@johnkeypm) September 25, 2013 The above tweet was conceived, composed, and committed to Internet permanence moments after New Zealand dropped its eighth consecutive race to salt away the America's Cup in one of the greatest comebacks/chokes since the tortoise and th ... More >>
A pair of rulings were moments ago released by the America's Cup International Jury regarding the "allegation of gross misconduct" leveled against Oracle Team USA. The scuttlebutt: A group of sailors and crew members conspired to illegally add weight to two racing boats; several had full knowledge w ... More >>
For those without clear memories of the 1970s, the specter of double-digit interest rates on loans is something one would likely associate with a dead fish being left on your doorstep. There'll be no fish-based payment reminders in the ongoing effort between the city and Golden State Warriors to ere ... More >>
Glancing out the window here at SF Weekly, a graceful AC45 catamaran featuring a large tricolor on its sail was just towed toward today's race. Apparently, we are supposed to root against this French interloper into San Francisco's waters, and put our efforts into cheering for the "hometown" squad, ... More >>
The city and the Golden State Warriors held a press conference today on Piers 30-32 -- and everybody came. The mayor! The lieutenant governor! The police and fire chiefs! Rose Pak! The starting power forward! A platoon of laborers who moved shrubberies to strategic locations! Everybody! Whether the ... More >>
This week Republican presidential cult favorite Ron Paul will campaign through California, with stops at well-known party school Chico State, as well as UCLA, and Berkeley. While the venues reflect Paul's solid and passionate base among college kids, a closer look at Paul's donor list shows that the ... More >>
The classic film On the Waterfront involved plenty of fighting -- with both longshoreman's hooks and bare fists. The battles on San Francisco's own waterfront are far rougher. But, upon reflection, they resemble high-stakes -- and very grown-up -- versions of the Marshmallow Test. Would San Franc ... More >>
The term "decimated" isn't often meant literally -- but, this time, it is. The city and America's Cup Event Authority called a rather hasty press conference today, and announced the scope of construction work surrounding the forthcoming boat race will be massively scaled back.While the deal that ... More >>
While we still have two years before the madness of the America's Cup truly descends on San Francisco, you can still get a taste of what we'll be seeing next week. Larry Ellison's ORACLE Racing team will begin practicing out on the Bay, using two 45-foot long wingsail catamarans to cut through th ... More >>
Sailing To A Sweeter DealThe Examiner unravels some details of the "sweet" America's Cup deal that helped San Francisco land the sailing regatta. After much back-and-forth, San Francisco scaled back on its bid, essentially saving city taxpayers scores of millions of dollars. T ... More >>
Still sinking...Last week, the city's budget analyst released an eye-catching report claiming that San Francisco would lose out on hundreds of millions of dollars should it see fit to host the America's Cup regatta on the terms currently before the city. The mayor's office dropped into a defensiv ... More >>
Was this trip really necessary? Last week, the city's budget analyst released an in-depth report claiming San Francisco would lose up to $143 million if it hosted the America's Cup regatta based on the offer currently on the table. Budget Analyst Harvey Rose stressed to SF Weekly that, despite th ... More >>
This city knows a bit about being under water...Budget analyst Harvey Rose today defended a report his office released Thursday, which claimed that hosting the America's Cup regatta would lose San Francisco up to $143 million. "I don't think everybody understands. We say there'll be huge benefits ... More >>
Since the paper is called the Examiner, shouldn't it take a closer look at what's going up on its Web site, and pay for it?
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