Philip Anschutz

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Bay to Breakers Shirts Unloaded at Los Angeles Sports Paraphernalia Website

    Regardless of one's thoughts on open-air drinking, urinating, running, and no-backpack-having, the Bay to Breakers is a San Francisco institution. For more than a century, a malleable ratio of actual runners and drunks have hoofed it from San Francisco Bay to San Francisco's Ocean Beach. So it' ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013
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    January 28, 2013

    Zazzle Bails on Bay to Breakers Race

    If you missed it in the Chron this weekend, Zazzle, the Redwood City-based company that serves as a platform for crappy t-shirts and mugs online, abruptly dumped a city favorite -- Bay to Breakers. It couldn't be worse timing, especially for the city's nudists. Bay to Breakers is now one of the fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    SF Examiner Parts Ways with Editor Deirdre Hussey

    ​ Examiner Editor in Chief Deirdre Hussey has left the newspaper after more than 10 years. Initial reports say that Hussey resigned from the paper amid a change in ownership, however, the new owners say that her departure was a "mutual decision." Todd Vogt, president and publisher of the Examiner, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Examiner Takes a Turn to the Left, Dumps Nutty Right-Wing Screed

    ​The San Francisco Examiner closed out the month of November with a mix of good and bad news. The good -- actually great -- news is that readers will no longer have to swallow the evangelical dogma that was spewed by its former owner, Phil Anschutz. The bad news is the Ex will be delivering its mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Phil Anschutz to Sell the San Francisco Examiner

    Does this mean they will stop endorsing Tea Party Republicans?​Clarity Media Group announced today that it will sell the San Francisco Examiner -- the city's daily free tabloid. Phil Anschutz, the evangelical media mogul, announced that his Denver-based company has agreed to sell the Ex to Black P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Bay to Breakers Could Be Last; Registration 'Unprecedented'

    Will this year be the finish line for B2B?​With still no potential sponsor stepping up to carry on the annual Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco and a sobering ban on alcohol, some are worried the May 15 centennial footrace will be the last. Which is exactly why people are rushing to the regist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Examiner's Phil Anschutz Dumps Money into California Politics -- Except San Francisco

    No money for you, chumps.​San Francisco Examiner owner Phil Anschutz, his companies, and his employees, donated $92,582 to 30 California politicians between 2003 and 2009, according to campaign finance filings compiled by Anschutz's competitor, Bay Area News Group.But the railroad, telecommunicati ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010 'SF Government Examiner' Is Going to Jail

    Working for, you'd be lucky to come into $200 anyway​A self-professed "examiner" of government officials could do worse than spending a little time in jail. Hell, we've had our share of elected officials doing time in the clink. But the real lesson of's "SF Government Exa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Forbes Falsely Tags SF Examiner Owner Phil Anschutz As Elite Pro Cyclist

    Does this mean I get to race, too?​A profile appearing in the Nov. 8 issue of Forbes magazine suggests that Phil Anschutz, the 70-year-old billionaire oil, rail, telecom and entertainment barron who owns the San Francisco Examiner, is also an elite international athlete, besting professional compe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Everyone Sing the Bay Area Media Songs!

    Joyce GoldschmidGet out your banjo, Warren, and sing the company song!​On May 26, financier Warren Hellman invited throngs of hangers-on to a Great American Music Hall bash to celebrate the launch of the Bay Citizen, the news nonprofit he tossed $5 million.The highlight, apparently, was an offici ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2010
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    May 26, 2010

    Bay to Breakers Pisses Away Sponsor ING

    Joseph SchellImages like this don't exactly scream 'Buy our insurance' ​Perhaps you could say ING was pissed off. After all, Bay to Breakers runners urinated on everything else. In a bit of news interestingly first reported by the Chronicle -- and not the Examiner, owned by Philip Anschutz, whose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Disgraced Cyclist Floyd Landis Says Lance Armstrong a Doper

    Dennis BuddLance Armstrong and two other Tour of California participants have been accused of being dope-users​Sigh of relief for race sponsor Amgen: Drugs Lance Armstrong accused of using made by competing company.The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race was rocked Thursday by accusations from 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Bay Guardian Foiled In Latest Money Grab

    ​Not so long ago, the Bay Guardian was drumming up sensationalistic headlines by claiming it might force SF Weekly parent company Village Voice Media Holdings into bankruptcy in order to collect on a $21 million judgment in its below-cost pricing lawsuit against the Weekly. The Guardian even got a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Examiner, MediaNews to Partner on Bay Area Ad Sales Deal

    Media mogul Dean Singleton is again seeking inroads to San Francisco's daily newspaper market, according to a report today in the Denver Business Journal.Will joint ad sales bring happy days back?​Apparently Singleton's MediaNews Group -- owner of legion Bay Area newspapers, including the Oakland ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    S.F. Examiner Op-Ed Crosses Into Looney Tune Territory, Claims Obama Fomenting Bloody Class Warfare in U.S.

    We've noted before that the San Francisco Examiner is not exactly a paper in step with the rest of this city. This is no knock on the paper's hard-working local reporters -- they do good work and God knows they write fast. But the editorial direction of the paper appears synonymous with the views of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    It's Your Women's Professional Soccer Fashion Show!

    There's just something about sports uniforms that makes men who still blithely don the flannel shirts they were wearing when they heard Kurt Cobain died feel the need to weigh in on color combinations, trim, piping, texture, and accessories. I am one of these men. This is my prized possession. I bou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    So, How Many People SHOULD Show Up To Watch Cycling on a Workday in Driving Rain? Depends on What Paper You Write For

    Denigrate the boss' big bike race? I MEANT to do that!San Francisco print media coverage of the Tour of California cyclists moistly whizzing through our city streets provided a glimpse into the mindsets of our local newspapers. When it comes to drenched fans lining the course, was the glass half emp ... More >>

  • News

    December 24, 2008

    Outside Lands Ouster?

    City officials, Examiner hassle local promoter that created music fest.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008
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    June 10, 2008
  • News

    March 26, 2008

    Let the Sun Shine, You Hypocrites

    Journalism is under attack from lefties who promote public access to information.

  • News

    December 5, 2007


    Since the paper is called the Examiner, shouldn't it take a closer look at what's going up on its Web site, and pay for it?

  • News

    March 14, 2007

    Your Ad Here

    News or ads? The Examiner makes it hard to tell

  • News

    February 28, 2007

    Shake-down Tour

    Is this what you get when a rapacious American capitalist takes U.S. bike racing for a spin?

  • News

    December 27, 2006
  • Film

    July 19, 2006

    Free Kicks

    Once in a Lifetime remembers when soccer players lived like rock stars

  • News

    June 16, 2004

    Dog Bites

    We're thankful Café Gratitude is so easy to mock. Also: The Examiner is hiring!

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    Examiner De-Fanged

    "We'll analyze without prejudgment ... and reject ideologues of whatever stripe."

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