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    May 8, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Katy Tang -- the Safe and Obvious Choice -- Tabbed to Succeed Supervisor Carmen Chu

    In his own way, Mayor Ed Lee is a bit like Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz. After a couple of disastrous political appointments, he opted to stick to his own backyard, appointing Supervisor Carmen Chu to replace Phil Ting as Assessor-Recorder -- and, today, appointing Chu aide Katy Tang to succee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Assessor Carmen Chu: What Comes Next

    The announcement today that Mayor Ed Lee has appointed moderate stalwart and diligent number-cruncher Supervisor Carmen Chu to the vacant Assessor-Recorder position is a bit like the revelation that the boat sinks at the end of Titanic. A great deal of time was expended before exactly what everyone ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    Board of Supervisors President: David Chiu Unanimously Re-Elected

    Supervisor David Chiu keeps discovering new ways to be elected board president. First, he was the compromise choice emerging out of a bitter political battle. Then the board's right flank pushed him to re-election. And, today, he was re-re-elected via a unanimous, 11-0 tally. But not without some cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Mayor Ed Lee, Election Champ?

    As we noted yesterday, it's difficult to pin banners reading "WINNER" and "LOSER" on vestiges of city power following Tuesday's election because they're often the same people. Today, Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius came up with an interesting take on things. Who's the big winner? Mayor Ed Lee. Every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Police Union Ditches Christina Olague Following Mirkarimi Vote

    The San Francisco Police Officer's Association has rescinded its endorsement for Supervisor Christina Olague in the November election after the District 5 rep shocked everyone by voting to give Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi his job back as the county's top cop earlier this week.The Union fired off a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Supervisor Christina Olague Explains Her Vote to Save Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi

    The cheers from no-longer-suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's supporters were still echoing in City Hall when the fallout started hitting Supervisor Christina Olague.Less than 12 hours after casting the crucial vote to give Mirkarimi his job back, she sat inside her City Hall office and read the foll ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2012
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    February 16, 2012

    Shark Fin, Yadda Yadda: Obama Could Have Eaten Better Dim Sum

    ​President Obama, in town for a fundraiser, has made local headlines by stopping at Great Eastern for takeout dim sum. The San Francisco Chronicle has decided the stopover is a scandal. I agree, but not for the same reasons. Chronicle reporter Carla Marinucci pointed out that Obama, who signed t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Election Money -- Who Gave What in San Francisco

    Invest, young man. Invest in politics! ​As of last night, San Francisco's election season is all over except for the shoutin' -- and recriminatin' and fulminatin' and tabulatin' who bought what. Assuming Mayor Ed Lee does pull it out, a number of observers will note he did so in spite of the actio ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011
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    October 7, 2011

    Ed Lee's Alleged Money-Laundering Is Manna From Heaven for Dennis Herrera

    ​City Attorney Dennis Herrera is calling for a criminal investigation into new allegations against his rival Mayor Ed Lee, whose donors are accused of  laundering money for his campaign through business associates as a way sidestep campaign contribution limits.The Bay Citizen broke the story ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    What Karaoke Songs Should David Chiu Sing?

    Laugh and the whole world laughs with you. But will they vote for you?​David Chiu's mayoral poll numbers continue to hover at "Who wants chili for breakfast?" levels, but you can't say the president of the board isn't trying to have fun. Whether it's tooling around Dolores Park with a Wookiee or l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Ed Lee to Run for S.F. Mayor

    Ed: I'll run, run, run! ​Former Supervisor Chris Daly wasted no time after hearing the news that Mayor Ed Lee was planning to do an about-face and run for mayor. He's orchestrating a quasiprotest today outside City Hall, where he and others plan to call Lee a "big liar" while the interim mayor fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    The Bachelorette's Ben Flajnik: Five Reasons He Should Run for San Francisco Mayor

    Those who tuned into ABC's The Bachelorette season finale earlier this week witnessed San Francisco's very own Ben Flajnik get dumped in favor of New York's J.P. Rosenbaum. For all the SF Weekly readers who thought to themselves, "I would have picked him instead," here's your chance. If we are to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Run, Ed, Run Attorney Stephen Kaufman Is Also Joanna Rees' Attorney

    Who the hell is running Run, Ed, Run?​In light of allegations that Chinatown heavyweight Rose Pak leaned on Recology executives to join her Run, Ed, Run crusade, five mayoral candidates have joined forces. Their quest: To ask, essentially what the hell is going on and who the hell is paying for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    LA Times Just Now Figures Out That Ed Lee Isn't Running for S.F. Mayor

    Los Angeles Times takes the new out of news​For as prestigious a paper as the Los Angeles Times is, we have to wonder how the reporting staff missed the news that Mayor Ed Lee says he isn't running for San Francisco mayor. Admittedly, we don't follow every story in the Los Angeles area, but if we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Nat Ford's Legacy

    Jim HerdDid you know that missed runs don't count in Muni's on-time rate? Nat Ford did. ​Muni transports 700,000 riders a day, and every one of them's a critic. Local passengers -- and journalists -- come to bury Muni, not praise it. But it warrants mentioning that the journeys locals see fit to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Mayor Ed Lee's No-Drama Governing Style Is Proof He Won't Run for Mayor

    He's not running for mayor and happy about it​Just this week, we learned about yet another grassroots movement to push interim Mayor Ed Lee into running for San Francisco mayor.And while Lee remains unwavering in his decision not to run, reporters continue to ask him compulsively, "Are you plannin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Mayor Ed Lee ... for Mayor

    A San Francisco favorite​As SF Weekly told you this morning, the notion that Mayor Ed Lee jumping in the race for mayor is becoming a reality. While he was selected as interim mayor earlier this year based solely on the fact that he would only be a "caretaker" who was committed to not running for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    David Chiu to Jump in Mayoral Race

    Is he a moderate or a progressive?​As expected, Supervisor David Chiu, the board president who riled progressives when he helped elevate Mayor Ed Lee into his position, says he plans to announce his bid for San Francisco mayor later today.Chiu -- who considers himself progressive -- has been hinti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    David Chiu's Yellow Pages Jihad Is Smart -- and Smart Politics

    This is your apartment foyer...​Supervisor David Chiu's pending legislation to require residents to opt-in before receiving a yellow pages isn't just smart -- it's savvy. Anyone who's ever taken a trip to the city's recycling plant knows that phone books are so heavy, they confound machines design ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Mayoral Candidate Harold Miller Wants to Teach Asians to 'Look Blacks in the Eye'

    ​An unknown number of San Franciscans received an introduction to one Harold Miller yesterday, when the little-known mayoral candidate sent out an e-mail illuminating the masses on just how he'd clean up this town. When Miller rails against the "crazy laws the Board of Supervisors put on the books ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2006

    Fall Gal

    A money-laundering scandal may have helped bring down former Secretary of State Kevin Shelley. But indicted political maven Julie Lee stands to pay the ultimate price.

  • News

    February 1, 2006

    Clang, Clang, Clang Went the New Subway

    The billion-dollar Central Subway transportation plan may collapse under its own expanding weight

  • News

    December 10, 2003


    Why the new mayor should spend his political honeymoon taking the doggle out of a boondoggle known as the Central Subway

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    December 1, 1999

    Rage Against the Machine

    Tom Ammiano's mayoral bid: inside the campaign that has become a cause

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    April 8, 1998
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    August 7, 1996

    Ringmaster Willie

    Although Mayor Brown's opening acts have impressed, he's also allowed more than a few rogue elephants under his Big Top. We begin our stampede watch.

  • News

    February 14, 1996

    Hinkle, Hinkle, Little Star (Part II)

    There are two joys in life - making things and breaking things - and pirate journalist Warren Hinkle has excelled at both

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