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Matt Gonzalez

  • News

    July 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    On Second Thought, the Guardian Is Perfect and Progressives Are Doing Great

    ​A strange thing happened at January's farewell "roast" for Supervisor Chris Daly -- something that neatly encapsulated the spirit of San Francisco's progressive movement. Earlier that week, David Chiu had betrayed progressives by championing Willie Brown's candidate for mayor. But even though Chi ... More >>

  • News

    November 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    It Ain't Easy Being Green -- Even in San Francisco

    In 2003, Green Party candidate Matt Gonzalez came tantalizingly close to knocking off Gavin Newsom in the mayor's race. It was the political equivalent of Chuck Wepner taking Ali to the final round. The campaign was the crowning moment for the Green Party, nationwide. To restate Hunter S. Thompson's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Matt Gonzalez Named Chief Attorney in S.F. Public Defender's Office

    Back at City Hall ​Matt Gonzalez, the liberal former president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, is coming back to local politics after taking a job as the new chief attorney in the Public Defender's Office, effective today. Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced the appointment this morni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Matt Gonzalez: Legal Skills Beyond Question

    Matt Gonzalez' new boss actually wins one once in a while. So will he. ​Matt Gonzalez always was a better lawyer than he was a politician. And while that sounds like a backhanded compliment -- it's really not. The former supervisor, mayoral candidate, fringe vice presidential aspirant, and onetime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Matt Gonzalez Partnership Could Buy DeSoto Cab Company

    Let me get you ladies a cab.​Local left wing ex-politicians are staying true to their blue-collar values -- by becoming capitalists. Former supervisor Chris Daly's a barkeep, and Matt Gonzalez, the former president of the Board of Supervisors and iconic 2004 mayoral candidate, might soon beco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Matt Gonzalez Endorses John Dennis -- Nancy Pelosi's Republican Opponent

    Matt Smith illustrationCome on in to my big political tent​Former San Francisco Supervisor Matt Gonzalez is endorsing Republican Congressional candidate John Dennis to highlight "points of agreement" between anti-war liberals and libertarian Republicans."There are points of agreement, and we ought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Matt Gonzalez: Influence Peddling Killed City Parking Contract

    Matt Gonzalez​Former Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez alleges that influence peddling was behind a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency decision to scotch a contract for management of city-owned parking garages.Gonzalez' law firm has been engaged by Fred Bekele, whose firm Con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Nader Gets No Love From S.F. Voters

    Nader running mate Matt Gonzalez won more votes in S.F. when he ran for supervisor in 2000 than as a vice-presidential candidate this year. By Will Harper If you want a measure of how sick everyone is of Ralph Nader, go no further than San Francisco. Nader is on pace to win a pitiful 4,000 votes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Third Party Ideas Don't Damage Voters at VP Debate

    By John Geluardi Three vice presidential candidates gathered in a small conference room at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Sunday evening to engage in a vigorous debate of ideas that have all but been eliminated from the Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns. All of the vice presid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2008
  • News

    April 30, 2008

    Party Crashers 08

    Ralph Nader and running mate Matt Gonzalez are looking to make a difference in the upcoming presidential election. Early polling suggests they just might.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Nader/Gonzalez '08: That's Still Going On.

    Remember how Ralph Nader is running for president? And Matt Gonzalez signed on to be his vice-presidential candidate? They’re still doing that. Anyway, Gonzalez was on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman yesterday where they discussed those other candidates' economic and foreign policy stances. Gonzale ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2008
  • News

    March 26, 2008
  • News

    March 19, 2008
  • News

    March 5, 2008

    Gonzalez/Nader Hysteria

    They're actually out to stop spoiler candidates.

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008

    Nader Names Matt Gonzalez as Running Mate

    The Chronicle reports today the Ralph Nader has named former San Francisco Supervisor Matt Gonzalez as his partner in his bid for the presidency. Gonzalez narrowly lost the 2003 mayoral election to Gavin Newsom. -Andy Wright

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    Please, God, Say It's Possible: Sean Penn-Funded Matt Gonzalez Run Against Newsom

    Yes, everyone is desperate for at least one viable candidate to run against young Monty Burns, Mayor Gavin Newsom, next month (sorry Chicken John). And it appears to be desperation giving rise to an unsubstantiated rumor that actor-director Sean Penn has offered his friend and former Green Party may ... More >>

  • News

    April 25, 2007

    Lost & Found

    Former Mayoral candidate Matt Gonzalez finds art to his liking

  • News

    April 18, 2007

    A Step Forward

    Whether it's Agnos or Gonzalez, one of them needs to jump into the race

  • News

    June 22, 2005

    Bridge Out

    A look at the comically delayed Fourth Street drawbridge project, and how the city's Byzantine contracting system costs millions

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 11, 2005
  • News

    December 29, 2004

    2004: A Year of Mayoral Triumph

    The year in review, through the lens of San Francisco Mayor Matt Gonzalez's first 12 months in office

  • News

    March 31, 2004

    Save Bitchen Science!

    Forget about cures for HIV and leukemia. Give us robo-warriors and high-tech Jesus boots.

  • News

    March 3, 2004

    Lesson Learned

    Beaten in the mayor's election, S.F. lefties vow to sign up absentee voters for future campaigns

  • News

    December 31, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of December 31, 2003

  • News

    December 24, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of December 24, 2003

  • News

    December 17, 2003

    Pumping Irony

    Gavin Newsom should look to Sacramento for political inspiration

  • News

    December 10, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of December 10, 2003

  • Music

    December 3, 2003

    The Musical is Political

    Forget policies and party affiliations, choose your next Mayor based on his top five favorite albums

  • News

    December 3, 2003

    A Pair of Aces

    Either Newsom or Gonzalez will make a good mayor, but Gonzalez has the creative edge

  • News

    November 19, 2003

    Derailing the Jaye Train

    Why Matt Gonzalez should stick with his progressive roots, and ignore pressure to act "responsibly"

  • News

    November 12, 2003

    The Looking-Glass Campaign

    For Gavin Newsom and Matt Gonzalez, ideological labels may be misleading, or even drawkcab

  • News

    October 22, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of October 22, 2003

  • News

    October 15, 2003

    Water on the Brain

    One energy executive claims a tidal system that meets the city's electric needs could be built in over 20 years, at a cost of $1.5 billion

  • News

    October 8, 2003

    Using Arnold to Get Gavin

    After watching the mind games of Pumping Iron, mayoral candidate Matt Gonzalez talks of turning slick political marketing against itself

  • News

    October 8, 2003

    The Great Left Hope

    Matt Gonzalez wants to be mayor. And he doesn't mind climbing over fellow progressives to get the gig.

  • News

    September 17, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of September 17, 2003

  • News

    September 3, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of September 3, 2003

  • News

    August 20, 2003

    The Chick Factor

    He's idealistic, he's good-looking, and he's even a great listener

  • Music

    November 13, 2002

    Lessick

    Elevator

  • News

    November 28, 2001

    Most Sparkman invective is resereved for the Chron's touchy-feely columnists.

    Waffling With Authority; Will the Chron Get Us All Killed?

  • News

    May 16, 2001

    Bum Advice

    Ignore the trumped-up complaining; it is time to throw the bums out of the Housing Authority

  • Music

    February 28, 2001

    Pop Philosophy

    Hip hop show in memory of Ken Hamilton; music in Matt Gonzalez's office

  • News

    December 6, 2000

    Tail of Two Races

    Matt Gonzalez should be backed in District 5 runoff; George W. Bush should be ashamed for considering a coup

  • Music

    October 4, 2000

    Pop Philosophy

    Downtown Rehearsal agreement; Aquarius Records' 30th anniversary; political songs contest

  • News

    April 5, 2000

    Dog Bites

    Summer in the City; I See Dead People; Worker's Playtime

  • Calendar

    June 16, 1999
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