Privatization and Nationalization

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    September 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Privatization Bill Seems Designed to Destroy Parks

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Jerry Brown Rehires Official Who Protested State Building Privatization

    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 >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Chicken John Admits He Is a Liar

    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 >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Barfing in Dolores Park: Protesters to Stage Puke-In

    This makes me want to barf​So 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Doyle Drive Privatization Deal Approved by Judge

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Nancy Pelosi's Opponent, John Dennis, Doesn't Want to Privatize Your Sidewalk

    Had Pelosi-as-witch been standing on her private property when John Dennis melted her, he'd be in big trouble​John 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 >>

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    June 23, 2010
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    June 9, 2010

    Doyle Drive's costly pothole

    Governor Schwarzenegger is willing to pour billions of public dollars into a schemeto benefit private investors.

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    May 26, 2010
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    March 10, 2010

    Distressed Properties

    The state's quick budget fix of selling off public buildings is a horrible idea.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Mexican Consulate Says S.F. Supes' Resolution Riddled With Errors

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    ​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 >>

  • News

    June 20, 2007

    Fore Play

    The city's new New Deal: Privatizing public parks

  • News

    February 14, 2007

    Harboring a Land Bonanza

    Do union members know their boss stands to benefit from turning their pension fund investment into a gambling casino?

  • News

    February 7, 2007

    Par for the Course

    Give away city golf courses? Yet another scheme to take public property and put it into private hands without much oversight.

  • News

    August 10, 2005

    Noir You See It, Noir You Don't

    Naming one of the masterminds of the SFO Enterprises scandal as a "watchdog" over billions in public investment: city government or pulp fiction?

  • News

    December 22, 2004

    The High Life

    Breathing in sleaziness at the rarefied and urbane levels of San Francisco political life

  • News

    May 28, 2003

    Making Scents at SFO

    Bad stuff's hitting the fan out at the airport. Can mayoral confidante Eleanor Johns help keep the smell down?

  • News

    July 10, 2002

    Urine a Bad Spot Because of Them

    Why do our supervisors pass over substance in favor of trivia like the public peeing bill?

  • News

    June 12, 2002

    Pinocchio and SFO

    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

  • News

    April 10, 2002

    Runaway Train

    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?

  • News

    November 7, 2001

    Call to Patriotism

    If fighting terrorism requires a stimulated economy, no move could be more welcome than the dismantling of Pac Bell

  • News

    September 12, 2001

    Flight Capital

    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

  • News

    April 4, 2001

    Delusions of Power

    Is it smart to jump into the Bay Guardian's version of public power, without even studying whether it will save money?

  • News

    March 28, 2001

    Flying Blind

    Are San Francisco International Airport managers running Honduras' airports? If so, why?

  • News

    December 6, 2000

    Tail of Two Races

    Matt Gonzalez should be backed in District 5 runoff; George W. Bush should be ashamed for considering a coup

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    August 26, 1998
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    January 21, 1998
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    January 21, 1998

    Sutter's Empire Strikes Back

    Two lawsuits allege conflict of interest, sharp dealing

  • News

    January 10, 1996

    Off-Base (Part I)

    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

  • News

    December 27, 1995

    Willie's Wild Ride

    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

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