Tony Hall

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    March 19, 2014
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    August 7, 2013
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    February 20, 2013
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    November 28, 2012

    District 7: Cost Unclear on Recount

    A consortium of labor groups this week moved to ask for -- and fund -- a recount in the razor-thin loss of labor leader F.X. Crowley in the District 7 race. This move was not unanticipated. But its cost remains uncertain. The San Francisco Labor Council was quoted as estimating a price tag exceeding ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Ross Mirkarimi's New Lawyer, David Waggoner, Has Beaten Ethics Commission Repeatedly

    ​The mayor and city attorney earlier today disseminated their case against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi -- in writing. It was a curious read; the city attorney has attempted to decouple the notion that "official misconduct" must be committed while "on the job." Lee's assertion is that any elec ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    The Very Conservative Examiner Endorses Mayor Ed Lee

    ​We've stated in the past that Republicans love Mayor Ed Lee. And to say the least that didn't sit well with the Lee campaign (or Tony Hall for that matter), despite the fact he had been endorsed by the Log Cabin Republicans, and given an extra special vote of confidence by the San Francisco Repub ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Republicans Love Mayor Ed Lee

    Ed Lee welcomes support ... from everyone ​In a liberal bastion like San Francisco, what Democratic candidate would want the support of the Republican Party? Turns out, plenty. Supervisors David Chiu and Ross Mirkarimi, and mayoral candidate Michela Alioto-Pier, to name a few. But as far as the ma ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Pension Critic Tony Hall Is a Pensioner

    Tony Hall says he'll make a living no matter what...​If Jeff Adachi is this city's pension crusader, Tony Hall must be pension pope. The former supervisor and professional singer (who has an colorful past, no doubt) told SF Weekly that Adachi's pension solution "isn't worth a darn." It simply does ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011
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    August 3, 2011

    Tony Hall, Mayoral Candidate, Barred from Debate Because of His Stance on Pensions

    Tony Hall​Unions representing San Francisco's police officers and firefighters have barred former city Supervisor Tony Hall from participating in a debate among mayoral candidates slated for tomorrow, citing in part Hall's aggressive stance on reforming municipal workers' pension and healthcare pa ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011
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    May 18, 2011
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    April 20, 2011

    Mayoral Candidates: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    Chris Daly -- would have been "hot"​After Supervisor John Avalos jumped into the mayor's race yesterday afternoon, we started thinking: with so many candidates now in the race, how will voters decide?To date, there are more than 30 potential candidates who want to be the city's chief executive. Of ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Harvey Milk's Chair -- Can It Be Given Away?

    Won't anyone take Harvey's chair?​You'd think snagging Harvey Milk's old chair in the Board of Supervisors chambers would be an honor his political heirs would stand up for to sit down in.But you'd be wrong -- three times wrong. Supervisor Sean Elsbernd should know. He's been sitting there five ye ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    Former San Francisco Supervisor Sends Out E-Mail Blast of Favorite Songs Through the Decades -- Because Everyone Deserves a Little Joy

    Tony Hall during the height of the Disco Era​If you're on former Supervisor Tony Hall's e-mail list, you can count on a few sternly worded missives about San Francisco land use every week. So it came as something of a surprise that Hall fired out links to an e-jukebox, putting his audience of poli ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Newsom Team Slaps Down Tony Hall's Clinton Payback Story -- With Sarcasm

    'Great catch, guys...'​Running on adrenalin apparently left over from this morning's Bill Clinton endorsement, Gavin Newsom's crack campaign staff wasted no time in slapping back at an SF Weekly blog item, which had alleged a vast political conspiracy with San Francisco's mayor at its center. The ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    They're Baaaaad: Matier & Ross Rely on 20-Year-Old Movie Tagline for Writing Inspiration

    "Don't call it a comebaaaack." The Chronicle's pop culture writer, Peter Hartlaub, did an amusing piece the other day about memorable movie taglines. Perhaps the most enduring -- and irritating -- tagline Hartlaub wrote about is from the 1986 sequel to Poltergeist. You all know it: "They're b ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Rookie of the Year: David Chiu Just the Latest Young, Inexperienced Smart Guy to Obtain Presidency

    Chris Daly Twirls His Mustache, Cackles at Ross Mirkarimi as Chiu Ekes Out Win By Joe Eskenazi Watching a man with mutton-chops every bit as stylish as his white overalls engrave the word "President" on Supervisor David Chiu's office door, one couldn't help but recall good ol' Will Shakespea ... More >>

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    June 13, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of 6-13-2007

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    February 7, 2007

    Par for the Course

    Give away city golf courses? Yet another scheme to take public property and put it into private hands without much oversight.

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    March 8, 2006

    Missed Connection

    The multiuse Transbay Terminal project may have shrunk into a really expensive bus station

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    January 25, 2006

    Pouring Money Down a Hole

    We tried to warn you. A new audit shows how a PGA tournament sucked millions of dollars from city parks.

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    November 9, 2005

    The Deal With Treasure Island

    Tony Hall's firing casts the spotlight on a real estate mega-deal that slogs along under a veil of secrecy

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    June 23, 2004

    Little People Win!

    A bland supervisor, a high school student, an industrious bureaucrat, and Pamela Anderson prove that any of us can change the world for the better

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    February 11, 2004

    Sand Trap

    The deal may die if Willie Brown doesn't raise a big chunk of change in a few months

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    January 14, 2004

    Same as the Old Boss?

    Why the new mayor should resist political pressure from the new shadow ayatollah of San Francisco politics, real estate mogul Clint Reilly

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    November 26, 2003

    According to Plan

    If both mayoral candidates keep their promises, San Francisco could build the high-rise housing it needs and be even more beautiful than it is

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    November 19, 2003

    Derailing the Jaye Train

    Why Matt Gonzalez should stick with his progressive roots, and ignore pressure to act "responsibly"

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    November 5, 2003

    Lee Way

    The public career path of Andrew Lee explains a lot about what's wrong with Willie Brown's style of politics and governance

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    October 8, 2003

    The Great Left Hope

    Matt Gonzalez wants to be mayor. And he doesn't mind climbing over fellow progressives to get the gig.

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    July 9, 2003

    In-laws You Can Live With

    How a new law on in-law apartments can help solve S.F.'s housing shortage

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    April 30, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of April 30, 2003

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    April 16, 2003

    Remembrance of a War Past

    An unfond look back at Freedom Toast, TV jingoes, and a pro-war bully called Tony Hall

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    February 19, 2003

    Losin' It

    Can Wade and O'Donoghue keep up in this brave broke world?

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    November 13, 2002

    The Great Irish Hope?

    How amateur boxing matches -- and a bunch of mostly black and Latino fighters -- are resurrecting Irish culture in the Sunset

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    August 14, 2002

    Image Is Everything

    The economy's in a slump, and so are a lot of S.F. politicians. At least for the pols, Brow Set seems to be part of the answer.

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    July 17, 2002

    Political Relativity

    Stuck in a strange warp of the space-time fabric, our supervisors can't stop tilting against a dot-com development monster that's dead and buried

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    January 23, 2002

    Horse Senseless

    City closes Golden Gate Park stables for long-needed rehab; only-in-S.F. protest has privileged horse-owners refusing to move mounts

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    December 19, 2001

    Gift of the Magus

    It's nice to think the right presents could make this a merry holiday season. Nice, but not particularly wise.

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    September 26, 2001

    Dog Bites

    Let's Agree to Disagree; Coming Together

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    April 4, 2001

    Delusions of Power

    Is it smart to jump into the Bay Guardian's version of public power, without even studying whether it will save money?

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    January 10, 2001

    Dog Bites

    Board of Supervisors; Population Growth; Dot-com Layoffs

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    December 6, 2000

    Dog Bites

    Runoff election; Fangxaminer Watch monitors amusing errors

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    November 29, 2000

    Dog Bites

    Fangxaminer rollout; Anarchy in the U.S.A.

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    July 19, 2000

    The Sound of Politics

    District election format makes neighborhood singer Tony Hall a real challenge to Supervisor Mabel Teng

  • Music

    April 3, 1996

    Under the Covers

    Emmylou Harris unearths the language between the lines

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