Paul Melbostad

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Ross Mirkarimi: 156 Donors Contribute to "Legal Expense Fund"

    Politicians receive some odd gifts. Not as odd as the stuff thrusted Queen Elizabeth's way -- but odd nevertheless. San Francisco public officials must report as a gift "Any source of income aggregating $500 or more invalue, or any source of gifts of $420 or more in value, provided to, received by ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Fight Ends For Good Government Advocate Joe Lynn, Who Dies at 64

    Over the summer, Joe Lynn's condition grew so dire that his close friends gathered for somber discussions about the pending decision to pull the plug. At the time, one of them told me "It will take a miracle" for Lynn to ever wake up again. And yet, after 50 days in California Pacific Medical Cente ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Good Government Advocate Joe Lynn Rises From the Dead -- Almost

    Joe Lynn -- a former commissioner and staffer with the Ethics Commission and a self-admitted good government kvetch who was a fixture at the commission's meetings -- is now able to do something many people dream about, but few experience. He can read his own obituaries. Lynn told SF Weekly he's le ... More >>

  • News

    January 4, 2006

    Tilting at Political Windmills

    Some people, like attorney Paul Melbostad, just don't know when to quit. Bully for him.

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    June 29, 2005

    Badlands Confidential

    Is there a race problem at a Castro gay bar -- or a propriety problem in a city supervisor's office?

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    May 18, 2005

    Acts of Commission

    The Human Rights Commission finds a Castro bar discriminatory. But the commission's investigation has its own bias problem.

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    June 19, 1996
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    March 8, 1995

    The Dark Prince of City Hall

    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?

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