It takes more than a green suit and a buzz to make you Irish...Bridget McManus' sister-in-law is in town from Ireland this week. And, as you can imagine, today is a momentous day for an Irish visitor. Naturally, she went to church first thing in the morning. After all -- it is St. Patrick's Day. ... More >>
Joe EskenaziFormer SPOT director Pat Tobin lectures a mover during a hearing. Contractors claim such hearings denied them their right to due process -- and members of the Police Commission worry this could be true.Wednesday night's hearing regarding a controversial police ticketing program was not n ... More >>
Joe EskenaziSupervisor John Avalos admits that taking post-election donations from former political enemies looks bad -- but having a massive campaign debt is badYou'd think making a donation to a San Francisco supervisorial candidate would be a bit like a horse race: You make your "bets," you cheer ... More >>
Off-duty police officers making time and a half are swarming over construction sites, handing out tickets. Only in S.F.
Developers are funding junkets, buying equipment, and throwing parties for city planning staff. It doesn't smell right.
As a favor to a columnizing colleague, Social Grace gives San Francisco's swearing-obsessed politicians some damn good advice on cleaning up their whiny fucking acts
Stop the presses: a column in praise of Gavin Newsom's political courage in support of the public interest
Why a supervisor needs to feel some love and back off a counterproductive assault on a nonprofit housing agency
For Gavin Newsom and Matt Gonzalez, ideological labels may be misleading, or even drawkcab
Can Wade and O'Donoghue keep up in this brave broke world?
How waterfront developer Carl Ernst fished for political influence to help his struggling Pier 38 project
A Candidate's Complaint
Hawaiian Shirts, Expensive Condos, and the Hoochie People
District election format makes neighborhood singer Tony Hall a real challenge to Supervisor Mabel Teng
Peter Glikshtern used a tire iron on four interlopers in his Mission District bar. Then he beat their lawyer's attempt to make the fight a political caues.
The Return of the Insider
Union leaders endorsed Willie Brown, but the rank and file has other ideas
Choke Hold on City Hall
Ignore Davis, Fang, O'Donoghue, and Roselli; here's how renovating Laguna Honda could save taxpayers $500 million
Sixteen years ago, Randy Shaw started a housing clinic with $50 and a good idea: educating tenants. Now he's got more than $900,000 a year to spend -- and clout to match.