Same-sex couples who rushed to City Hall after the Supreme Court's anti-DOMA ruling in June can rest easier now, knowing that they now have an endorsement from the U.S. Treasury Department. Officials announced today that they will respect gay marriages on all federal tax forms, regardless of where ... More >>
In these days of leaks, the federal government has bigger worries than drug war dissidents. But Uncle Sam hasn't forgotten about the marijuana movement. This week, the target of the biggest federal drug raid in recent Bay Area memory was finally brought to heel: the $180,000 in cash, found at the ... More >>
We all know (and enjoy) that sweet taste of taking something for nothing, but it always feels a little wrong. Now that Tax Day is over, let the shaming begin. According to the 2012 National Taxpayer Advocate, California has the highest number of tax cheats in the nation, with San Francisco ... More >>
Hundreds of local laborers are planning to storm City Hall tonight to "oppose further service cuts and call on the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors for business tax reform."And if the mayor and city supervisors don't listen, workers are planning to roll out their sleeping bags and stay the night, ... More >>
For Paul Chabot, the War on Drugs is personal indeed: Before he became a Navy man, a campus cop, and a former National Drug Control Policy staffer, he was in drug rehab for alcohol and marijuana addiction himself -- at the young age of 12, according to his online bio.In his latest tactical maneuv ... More >>
You've got a friend in high placesAs if raids from gun-toting Drug Enforcement Agency agents weren't enough to make stoners paranoid, California's medical marijuana clubs can also be shut down real fast by the IRS. That's because the Internal Revenue Service has declared that California's legal m ... More >>
Jim HerdDid promised millions froma shady tax shelter deal blur Muni's judgment?A month before investigators began to sift through train wreckage to determine the cause of last week's Muni light rail crash, officials examining deadly transit accident in Washington D.C. discovered a defect th ... More >>
Major public transit agencies around the country — including San Francisco's — may pay billions for risky deals with bankers.
Muni's bogus tax shelter and theGuardian's bogus lawsuit.
Men deceive and women manipulate in Intimate settings
Why does Gavin Newsom need a backer like the California Urban Issues Project?
Week of Wednesday, February 11, 2004
The federal government looks to eliminate abusive tax shelters, and it may cost San Francisco tens of millions of dollars
After mortgaging our future in an orgy of budget-related borrowing, the Legislature hatches new orgiastic plans: sleazy tax shelters
Josh Kornbluth leaves us helpless with laughter and pleasantly lost
Previous "creative financing" debacles should haunt city officials who've approved a risky $1 billion lease of Muni streetcars
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?
Fox to Air Presidential Pageant 2000
Doris Ward, San Francisco's assessor, is tossing around commercial tax breaks as if they were fairy dust. It's costing the city at least $100 million a year.