What the hell are Oakland city leaders smoking these days? As the Chron's Chip Johnson astutely notes this week, Oakland city leaders' priorities are completely ass backwards, as evidenced by their reaction to the two biggest news stories in the last few weeks, involving pot clubs and murders.When t ... More >>
So what if he is a puppet, get over it!The mayor's race might be over, but the deep tensions that often defined the candidates are still very much there. On KQED this morning, Forum host Michael Krasny reminded Mayor Ed Lee that his political rivals, namely state Sen. Leland Yee, are still beatin ... More >>
Los Angeles Times takes the new out of newsFor as prestigious a paper as the Los Angeles Times is, we have to wonder how the reporting staff missed the news that Mayor Ed Lee says he isn't running for San Francisco mayor. Admittedly, we don't follow every story in the Los Angeles area, but if we ... More >>
Hmmmm. How could we make the mayor's race a little spicier!Cesar Ascarrunz, the legendary nightclub impresario and current mayoral candidate, blasted the University of San Francisco for excluding him from a recent candidate forum."They're afraid, because they know I'm going to win the election," ... More >>
Running for mayor?After reading Willie Brown's column on Sunday, reporters started peppering Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi with calls about whether he plans to run for mayor. Why? In his column, Brown leaves readers to believe that the District 5 supervisor is planning not only a run for sheriff but ... More >>
Ed Likes Policy, Not PoliticsMayor Ed Lee never wanted to be mayor of San Francisco in the first place. In fact, he had to be convinced and cajoled by powerful people in the Chinese-American community to take the job when it was offered. Knowing that, it has been interesting to watch him bounce a ... More >>
Candidate Newsom is narcissistic, thin-skinned, disloyal, and friendless. And thats from his former supporters.
Once more, for old time's sake. Lost somewhere between the news of Sacramento's impending raid upon municipal revenue streams and President Obama's comfy jeans, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors yesterday passed the city's contentious, agonizing $6.6 billion budget. This wasn't done without Super ... More >>
But who's counting, Mr. Mayor?The other day, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that Mayor Gavin Newsom doesn't seem to be using Earth-years to calculate his government tenure. He's been helping to rule this city since 1996, but has been repeatedly prefacing his statements of late with the qualifier ... More >>
Whether it's Agnos or Gonzalez, one of them needs to jump into the race
Gavin Newsom may be the city's top official, but he's not its highest paid--not even in his own office
Pols weigh how to sell voters term-limit extensions. How about adding Gavin to the mix?
The multiuse Transbay Terminal project may have shrunk into a really expensive bus station
Tony Hall's firing casts the spotlight on a real estate mega-deal that slogs along under a veil of secrecy
As parks funds were moved -- behind the scenes -- to a golf tournament, Gavin Newsom was out front seeking the spotlight. It's what he does best.
City government promised Katrina victims a haven, then it gave some of them the shaft
Week of Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Journalism has a lot of problems, but too many of them are manifestations of a sycophantic attitude toward the big-e Establishment
Mayor Newsom aids a developer at the apparent expense of the Transbay Terminal project, raising a question: Is the new boss just like the old boss?
The new de Young Museum is an architectural marvel; its parking garage shows what's wrong with S.F. development policy
Aides insist that Mayor Gavin Newsom is focused on City Hall; his sudden celebrity has spawned speculation about higher office. Much higher.
Either Newsom or Gonzalez will make a good mayor, but Gonzalez has the creative edge
Gavin Newsom's anti-homeless campaign is disgusting, but he's the only mayoral candidate talking substance
He's idealistic, he's good-looking, and he's even a great listener
The San Francisco Day Labor Program loses city funding amid a labyrinthine dispute between its political supporters and the Mayor's Office
What's $100 Million When You're Homeless?; We Feel Safer Already
Many blacks in Bayview/Hunters Point say they feel ignored by the mayor. In this election, they are returning the favor.
Union leaders endorsed Willie Brown, but the rank and file has other ideas
A strange mix of art, politics, and economic policy stalls renovation of the York Theater and revitalization of the Mission District
Ammiano's Surprise, and Promise
Charity unwittingly sucked into fight over housing low-income elderly
Front-running mayoral candidate Jerry Brown offers Oakland vague, pretty solutions to its real, ugly problems
Will the government ever fix Ora Nance Lewis' home?
The post of homeless coordinator may be so much window dressing
The mayor's plan for City Hall could net the city's protocol chief millions in taxpayer-financed rent
For 25 years, Harvey Ross has rooted out the waste and lies of politicians and bureaucrats. But some say he's too lost in the line items to see the big picture
First Larry Bush was a politician. Then he was a journalist. Then he was a politician. So now as editor and publisher of CitiReport, a hard-hitting journal with a private agenda, what the hell is he?