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  • News

    November 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    District 7: "Formatting Error" Put Norman Yee in the Lead, Now F.X. Crowley Is Ahead (UPDATED).

    See update below -- Department of Elections error caught by Crowley campaignFor candidates F.X. Crowley and Norman Yee, it was the best of times and the worst of times. Late last night, after all of the Department of Elections' official Ranked-Choice Voting tabulations were ostensibly over, the Dist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Election 2012: Winners and Losers

    There ain't no devil, there's just God when he's drunk -- Tom WaitsThe striking thing about assessing San Francisco's big winners and losers emerging from last night's election is that they're often the same people. In District 5, tech investor turned political money man Ron Conway's candidate, Lond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Election 2012 -- Mo' Money, Mo' Problems?

    Politicians of all stripes are wont to say that you can't solve a problem by throwing money at it. This year, however -- nationwide and particularly here in San Francisco -- the key to victory seems to be hurling about large sums of money.As SF Weekly wrote yesterday, proponents of the $195 million ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    London Breed, F.X. Crowley, Eric Mar Lead in Supervisor Races (Update)

    Update at the bottom:The polls in California have officially closed, and now voters and candidates wait. The San Francisco Elections Department said results could come as early as 8:30 p.m.A crowd of people gathered at the University of San Francisco where students, faculty, and whoever else felt l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    David Lee's Soft Money Is Dominating the District 1 Race

    The soft money being spent in District 1 is on track to shatter the previous record for the amount of independent cash spent in a supervisor race since 2002. But where is all this money coming from? The truth is, it's really hard to tell. While almost every supervisoral candidate has benefited from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Shadowy PAC Underreported Donations Promoting Mike Garcia

    We recently wrote about how District 7 supervisor candidate Mike Garcia and his campaign consultant were befuddled by the large amounts of money spent on their behalf by a shadowy independent expenditure committee. It turns out, however, the Golden State Leadership Fund Political Action Committee wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Supervisor Sean Elsbernd Doles Out Advice for Newcomers on the Board

    When Sean Elsbernd first took his seat on the Board of Supervisors to represent District 7, he was 28-years-old, single, and just a few years removed from Claremont McKenna, where he considered himself a dutiful San Francisco liberal on a campus filled with Goldwater Republicans. Now, he's 36, marri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Mike Garcia Shocked By $25,000 Spent on His Behalf

    Give a politician 25 big ones and you ought to at least get an inedible dinner out of it. But that's not the case for the Golden State Leadership Political Action Committee -- and it appears that's how they like it. If the Santa Ana-based PAC sounds familiar, you might recall our story about how it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Norman Yee: Are Voters Confusing Him With Leland Yee?

    In the abysmal 1992 flick The Distinguished Gentleman, a character played by Eddie Murphy ascends to higher office thanks to having the same name as a longtime office-holder. Could it happen here? Perhaps. District 7 Supervisorial candidate Norman Yee turned heads when early polls gave him 24 percen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Doc's of the Bay Owner on SF's New Food Truck Regulations: 'The Law Is Flawed'

    John BirdsallThe Doc's of the Bay truck.‚ÄčAs I chronicled in this week's food lead story, the San Francisco Board of Appeals last week struck down two street-parking permits that the Department of Public Works had granted to Kasa's kati roller truck and Doc's of the Bay after an arduous eight-month ... More >>

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