The China Development Bank might help transform San Francisco's former naval bases into massive housing projects. The development plans for Treasure Island and Hunters Point Shipyard have been in the works for a while, promising upwards of 20,000 new homes and a couple of hotels thrown in for good m ... More >>
Let's drink to that News circulated this week about the arrest of a Nation of Islam school dean accused of extorting an employee at Bayview Liquors -- a grocery store owned by Yemenese Muslims on Third Street. According to news reports, police said that Leon Muhammad, dean of the Muhammad Univers ... More >>
There's no covering THAT up. Arc Ecology's director Saul Bloom has reason to be bitter with the city. Since 2006, his environmental non-profit received hundreds of thousands of dollars in city contracts to monitor and educate the public about the environmental clean-up and redevelopment work at t ... More >>
Hunters Point/Lennar meeting could stretch past the bewitching hour for Board of Supervisors. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors face a long night ahead as they today decide whether to go forward with the redevelopment of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Hundreds of millions of dollars in federa ... More >>
A Tea Party slogan unknown in San Franciso governmentShould be a fun week -- the Board of Supervisors is weighing in on the fiasco involving narcotics analysis at the San Francisco Police Department crime lab, the Police Commission is trying to reform its process for disciplining wayward officers ... More >>
Plastic bags have unintended consequencesSan Francisco public officials love -- and we mean really, really love -- to dabble in bold social experiments. Whether they're trying out a novel scheme for government-controlled electricity service, legally enshrining the right of cats to keep their nail ... More >>
Newspaper to Leno: Buzz off! Earlier this week, Sen. Mark Leno's press office sent several community newspapers including the San Francisco BayView an op-ed on senate bill 792, the legislation that will give 23 acres of Candlestick Point State Recreation Center to Lennar Corporation for developme ... More >>
Christopher Muhammad's fight with Lennar over toxic dust has resulted in a restraining order against him, an accusation that he's a shakedown artist, and grudging respect from his rivals.
Developers are funding junkets, buying equipment, and throwing parties for city planning staff. It doesn't smell right.
The USS Iowa was once considered a lock as a San Francisco tourist attraction. So why is the historic warship rusting in Suisun Bay?
The fill below Treasure Island is filled with dangerous toxins left by the Navy
Tony Hall's firing casts the spotlight on a real estate mega-deal that slogs along under a veil of secrecy
Week of December 10, 2003
Mayor Brown is pushing for quick approval of a Hunters Point Shipyard redevelopment plan that gives a lot to homebuilding giant Lennar, and not nearly enough to the city or the shipyard's neighbors
DISCUSSED IN THIS REVIEW: Cons, Scams & Grifts, 2001, Mysterious Press, Confidence, 2003, Lion's Gate Films What Should I Do With My Life?, 2002, Random House
Many blacks in Bayview/Hunters Point say they feel ignored by the mayor. In this election, they are returning the favor.
How a Willie Brown real estate venture snagged tens of millions of dollars in government subsidies and opened the way for Democratic heavyweight Angelo Tsakopoulo to make even more money
Mayor Willie Brown has made official decisions benefiting business entities that are partners in the mayor's own private business endeavors. Is this intersection of Brown's public decisions and private finances a coincidence - or a conflict of interest?