Susan Leal

  • News

    September 22, 2004

    Big Dam Mess

    The Environmental Defense Fund embarks on a national campaign to shame San Francisco into restoring the other great Yosemite valley, Hetch Hetchy. But is shame really a good political strategy?

  • News

    September 17, 2003

    Blowing It

    How San Francisco elections officials dropped the ball on instant runoff voting

  • News

    May 10, 2000

    Greasing the Rails

    Willie Brown's buddies rescue a disgraced city contractor

  • News

    February 24, 1999

    The Mission District Squeeze

    When can a repeat felon manipulate the police and fire departments to crush a law-abiding bar and restaurant? When the felon's a San Francisco pol, and the bar's on Mission Street.

  • News

    December 23, 1998

    Support Your Local Embezzler

    Hometown thieves we'll tolerate, but not southern sexists

  • Calendar

    April 16, 1997
  • News

    May 10, 1995

    The Last Tycoon (Part II)

    Walter Shorenstein's skyscrapers shaped San Francisco. His cash configured City Hall. Publicly, he's pristine. But there's more than meets the eye to the man behind the megaliths.

  • News

    April 19, 1995

    Cops vs. Cops

    They look like cops. They carry guns like cops. They can even arrest you like cops. But San Francisco's patrol special officers are a different breed of police - one marked for extinction by the SFPD and powers that be.

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