Sold to the highest bidder.There's no doubt that lefty supervisors John Avalos, Eric Mar, Ross Mirkarimi and David Campos meant well when they moved to put a measure on the ballot to prevent the privatization of parks.Strivers and sharpies have for too long treated the San Francisco's Recreation ... More >>
That was a close call.After he was quoted in The Snitch protesting a proposed sale of 24 government office buildings to private investors, Arnold Schwarzenegger fired Donald Casper from his job as a state buildings commissioner.Now that Governor Jerry Brown has scotched the Governator's mone ... More >>
Not even Chicken John would puke in the park Last week, SF Weekly and many, many other media outlets told readers about the much-anticipated puke-in set for this weekend at Dolores Park. Well, we hate to be the ones to disappoint those of you who were planning to toss your cookies -- but the even ... More >>
This makes me want to barfSo you think you can't stomach what happens at San Francisco's Dore Alley fair, but how about a massive puke fest in Dolores Park? Keep reading. To show the city how they really feel about commercializing S.F. parks, a group of San Franciscans is planning a puke-in at Do ... More >>
http://woodrowwilson.xanga.comIs this Caltrans' next big expenditure? Caltrans today rushed to sign a contract to fund a section of a new Golden Gate Bridge off-ramp in the Presidio with the help of foreign investors. The move came immediately after a judge lifted a restraining order blocking the ... More >>
Had Pelosi-as-witch been standing on her private property when John Dennis melted her, he'd be in big troubleJohn Dennis, Nancy Pelosi's Republican congressional opponent, informs us that his campaign platform does not include the privatization of America's sidewalks. We don't usually need to poi ... More >>
Governor Schwarzenegger is willing to pour billions of public dollars into a schemeto benefit private investors.
The state's quick budget fix of selling off public buildings is a horrible idea.
Uh-oh. The Board of Supervisors would like a word with you people...As it's wont to do, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Feb. 2 passed a chest-thumping, toothless resolution. This one condemned Mexico for taking measures to privatize the government electric utility known as Luz y Fuerza ... More >>
Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Ladies in hairnets aren't the scariest thing in the caf: Here's a familiar-sounding idea for fixing the sad-ass mess of corporate-branded processed commodity foods we serve public school kids under the guise of school lunch: privatization. Grist editor Tom ... More >>
The city's new New Deal: Privatizing public parks
Do union members know their boss stands to benefit from turning their pension fund investment into a gambling casino?
Give away city golf courses? Yet another scheme to take public property and put it into private hands without much oversight.
Naming one of the masterminds of the SFO Enterprises scandal as a "watchdog" over billions in public investment: city government or pulp fiction?
Breathing in sleaziness at the rarefied and urbane levels of San Francisco political life
Bad stuff's hitting the fan out at the airport. Can mayoral confidante Eleanor Johns help keep the smell down?
Why do our supervisors pass over substance in favor of trivia like the public peeing bill?
Once upon a time, there were airport officials who wanted to spin tall tales, spend $745,000 on Honduran boondoggling, and not explain very much
Why is Muni in such a hurry to win approval for a blindingly complex, potentially risky, $1 billion plan to privatize the city's rail fleet?
If fighting terrorism requires a stimulated economy, no move could be more welcome than the dismantling of Pac Bell
How SFO officials used city employees and money -- in apparent violation of state and federal law -- in a very odd attempt to privatize the airports of Honduras
Is it smart to jump into the Bay Guardian's version of public power, without even studying whether it will save money?
Are San Francisco International Airport managers running Honduras' airports? If so, why?
Matt Gonzalez should be backed in District 5 runoff; George W. Bush should be ashamed for considering a coup
Two lawsuits allege conflict of interest, sharp dealing
The most vituperative battle ever fought over the Presidio pits a handful of activists (and a certain weekly newspaper) against a local coalition of environmentalists, business, and the majority of elected officials. Is the congressional compromise to es
The Transport Workers Union contract with Muni is up for renewal, and TWU boss Larry Martin says that anybody who wants to roll back the union's cush work rules, lucrative salary structure, and handsome trust fund is a "racist" and can go to hell. Meet t