Update (4:42 p.m.): SFBG's Tim Redmond responds to SF Weekly. Read his comments after the jump.Today, the San Francisco Bay Guardian reversed its endorsement of supervisoral candidate Julian Davis -- and went a step farther, urging him to drop out of the race amid groping allegations. According ... More >>
An allegation of questionable behavior with a woman didn't sour the progressive establishment on candidate Julian Davis. His legal threat to the woman might.
Earlier this month, the San Francisco Bay Guardian awarded
Julian Davis its top endorsement for District 5 supervisor. It did so despite pen ... More >>
Update: The sale of the Guardian to the SF News Company LLC, which owns the Examiner, was made much closer to official this afternoon. Publishers Bruce Bruggman and Jean Dibble have retired, and Tim Redmond, the paper's executive editor, is now its publisher, too. In a message to its readers, T ... More >>
Every progressive has his price. For the San Francisco Bay Guardian, it's apparently $1 million. For decades, the Guardian and its staff have insulted the Weekly and its writers because we were purchased by an out-of-town corporation. Now that the Guardian is seriously entertaining the idea of ... More >>
The San Francisco Bay Guardian's Tim Redmond today called us with some spirited criticism of an item we ran last week stating the paper's editors would personally benefit from Prop. 13 legislation they endorsed.In the item, we noted that the paper had endorsed Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's AB 2492, whic ... More >>
Tim Redmond thinks our debate on Forum tomorrow should be "fun." But I'm bored with his line of argument already. Because the truth is that we're reached a point in the "how much does San Francisco spend per capita?" debate where reasonable people can disagree. And at that point, debating th ... More >>
Whatever you say, comradeWhere in the world, you may wonder, do people still avow unqualified love of Mao Zedong, the late Chinese dictator? Even the current leaders of the communist state he founded have come to revile policies -- among them government-created famines and political purges -- whi ... More >>
Do you ever get tired of doing the same thing every week? Me too.
So this week I decided to imagine how SF Gov InAction would look if it were written by five of this city's most ... um ... noteworthy ... pundits.
You say "parody," I say "homage." Either way: Enjoy.
Monday, June 29
11 a.m. ... More >>
The price is wrongA grumpy minority on the Board of Supervisors tries in vain to put the brakes on a renewable power project that makes bad business sense. This may sound familiar to observers of politics in San Francisco, where left-wing Democrats on the board tend to outflank their more moderate ... More >>
When your whole government shuts down so that it can go to Washington D.C. and lobby for handouts, you know you've reached a point of no return. Economically it's a sign of total defeat, an acknowledgment that we are a zombie municipality that needs fresh infusions of federal blood just to go thr ... More >>
Does Gavin Newsom turn into Stalin when the moon is full?
By Benjamin Wachs
(This is State of the Citysode III: The Environment. Click here for Part II: Education, and Part 1: Health Care)
00:00 - Gavin begins philosophically. "I like to say that the world's consumption is the sum of all loc ... More >>