Program's implosion leaves San Francisco with millions to spend and nothing to buy.That was fast...As City Hall struggles to close a $483 million budget gap, bureaucrats a block away at the San Francisco Department of the Environment are faced with the opposite quandary: They must figure out how ... More >>
Nathan "Hale" Sargent doesn't want to say a bad economy is good for the Peace Corps. That'd be simplistic. That'd be insensitive. A bad economy is bad for everyone. That being said -- applications in 2009 were up 18 percent over the year before. So there's that. "We're not Plan B," says Sargent, ... More >>
Screw the bad economy. We want to do our part to help local artists when we can, as part of the annual SF Weekly Masterminds grants program. As you can see from last year's finalists, Masterminds gives up to $2,500 to creative people in the visual arts, fashion/design, performing arts, and film/v ... More >>
Despite Obama's promises of change, corporate crooks are still going unpunished for their roles in the financial collapse.
By Benjamin Wachs What's that, you say? Didn't Gavin already give a Newsom-isode on the economy? Well, yes, but that was the "Economic Climate." This is the Newsom-isode on "Economic Development." What's the difference? Well, one kind of tells you what Gavin plans to do, and the other kind o ... More >>
By Matt SmithAn apparent upwelling of holiday good cheer has destroyed two of San Francisco's oldest law firms, which had thrived during much of the past century by exploiting greed, jealousy, fear, malice and other non-holiday sentiments. Thelen LLP, begun in 1924 and until recently one of America' ... More >>
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