If Supervisor David Chiu had his way, you wouldn't be able to look him up in the phone book and call to complain about his proposal to ban bottled water sales on city land. The Board President's plan to cease mandated deliveries of towering piles of Yellow Pages to serve as ad hoc obstacles to home ... More >>
When Supervisor Chris Daly last night punctuated his promise to Board President David Chiu that he'd "haunt him politically" by uttering "It's on like Donkey Kong," he transcended the bizarre and entered the sublime. He caused a legion of hardened City Hall-watchers to say something they never th ... More >>
In the near future, enjoying a soda on city property while pouring bottled water out for your pet dog may become impossible. On the heels of a ban on vending machines on city property selling soda and a proposed ban on selling all pets within city limits, the city is now considering banning bottl ... More >>
Why some "progressives" are putting energy into a bad idea.
Mayor Gavin Newsom wants to push ahead with a plan to submerge giant turbines under the Golden Gate Bridge despite potential problems, according to an article in today's Chronicle. Initially it was believed the turbines could generate 38 megawatts of energy, enough to power 38,000 S.F. homes. A stud ... More >>
When General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission, Susan Leal, was ousted Wed., she was offered $400,000 and no explanation as to why she got the boot. But Leal told the Chronicle on Saturday that she has a pretty good idea who was wearing the boot. "When people say you're not part of the tea ... More >>
By John Geluardi The ongoing political battle between Mayor Gavin Newsom and Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin claimed another casualty Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors voted to oust Public Utilities Commissioner Ryan Brooks, who was close to Mayor Gavin Newsom. But another Newsom al ... More >>
The party's leaders are putting their lack of ethics on display once again
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Naming one of the masterminds of the SFO Enterprises scandal as a "watchdog" over billions in public investment: city government or pulp fiction?
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Are San Francisco International Airport managers running Honduras' airports? If so, why?
Police find a way to make money by busting massage parlors
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