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News, Feature The Next Big Thing: Should the People Control the Fate of the Waterfront?

The Next Big Thing: Should the People Control the Fate of the Waterfront?

Red wine, cookies, and a former mayor were the featured spread for a recent gathering of the Upper Noe Neighbors Association. The two dozen attendees shifted uncomfortably in folding chairs arranged awkwardly in a circle. They managed to drain only…
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News, Clockmakers: S.F.'s Overtime Law Doesn't Reduce Overtime

Clockmakers: S.F.'s Overtime Law Doesn't Reduce Overtime

Every year around this time, San Franciscans rail against what passes for frigid weather here. This is done in spite of the fact that we bemoaned the weather at this time last year and that the weather doesn't seem to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hot Couture

Hot Couture

Fashion illustration? You mean drawings of models with cheekbones that double as letter openers and enormous '80s shoulder pads? Thalia Stratton -- whose collectors include former Mayor Art Agnos -- injects a few of those, just to prove she can…
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News, The Snitch Ross Mirkarimi: A <i>Godfather</I> Finish

Ross Mirkarimi: A Godfather Finish

Cue The Godfather theme. Fade in on former Mayor Art Agnos' place in Diamond Heights. His court-mandated tenant, Ross Mirkarimi, is sitting on the couch he now calls home. Agnos comes down the stairs into the rumpus room.Ross: Art, what do…
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News, The Snitch Ed Lee's Booky Wook Not on Art Agnos' List

Ed Lee's Booky Wook Not on Art Agnos' List

An "instabook" penned by political consultant Enrique Pearce titled The Ed Lee Story: An Unexpected Mayor is now the tome to tote onto Muni (until Michael Chabon disgorges another novel). Knocking out 50,000 copies of the book ran the San…
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News, The Snitch Art Agnos For Mayor Deal Would Come as Surprise to Art Agnos

Art Agnos For Mayor Deal Would Come as Surprise to Art Agnos

A Monday Chronicle article rehashing the many roads board president David Chiu may take to cling to power included an eye-catching  reference to a hypothetical "deal" to "support the likes of former Mayor Art Agnos" as the city's next mayor.…
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News, The Snitch Former Mayor Art Agnos Says City's Deficit Liable to Double

Former Mayor Art Agnos Says City's Deficit Liable to Double

Former Mayor Art Agnos knows what it is to occupy Room 200 during down times. So will whoever wins the task of following Mayor Gavin Newsom. And, like Agnos himself, the former mayor predicts whoever is coming next won't manage…
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News, The Snitch Art Agnos Speaking With Supervisors About Interim Mayor Gig

Art Agnos Speaking With Supervisors About Interim Mayor Gig

Is he The One?​Art Agnos, San Francisco's mayor from 1988 to 1992, says he has been speaking with members of the Board of Supervisors about the possibility he will serve as an interim mayor. Under the deal being proposed, he…
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News, The Snitch Art Agnos: I'm Not Plotting To Take Gavin's Job

Art Agnos: I'm Not Plotting To Take Gavin's Job

In his latest column, Willie Brown denied he was attempting to line up supervisors' votes to take Gavin Newsom's place should the mayor: A. Run for lieutenant governor, and; B. Win. (That being said, one supe we talked with said…
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News, Sucka Free City

When it comes to S.F. politics, Cleve Jones isn't here to recruit you

In recent days, at least three supervisorial candidates for District 8 reached out to former Mayor Art Agnos, hoping for his political benediction. They were all disappointed. Agnos noted that he couldn't pick a dog in this fight while rumors…
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Dog Bites

Don't Come All Ye Faithful It seemed like an answered prayer: The Committee to Save St. Brigid Church, a group of Catholic parishioners formed when the archdiocese shuttered their place of worship in 1994, thought it would get to meet…
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Candidate Promises, Citizen Mayor Delivers?

In his 1991 campaign, Jordan accused then-Mayor Art Agnos of an "Anything Goes" philosophy, stating in one speech that "ather than enforcing the law, Art Agnos has forced police officers to look the other way." As mayor, Jordan called in…
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Candidate Promises, Citizen Mayor Delivers?

As a candidate, Jordan vociferously criticized then-Mayor Art Agnos and the Board of Supervisors for supporting humanitarian values in U.S. policy, including sanctuary for those fleeing foreign terrorist governments. "As Mayor, I intend to veto any and all resolutions which…
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Candidate Promises, Citizen Mayor Delivers?

By Larry Bush When he was a candidate for mayor in 1991, Frank Jordan claimed incumbent Mayor Art Agnos had let the Police Department decline in strength, and pledged in a position paper that he would "Develop an aggressive recruitment…
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Jordan vs. Jordan: Candidate Promises, Citizen Mayor Delivers?

As a candidate in 1991, Frank Jordan took issue with then-Mayor Art Agnos over the issue of affordable housing. In a campaign questionnaire, he wrote: " definition of affordable housing as untis for individuals incomes of $45,000 and up is…
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The Making of the Mayor 1995

Jack Davis, the political guru who engineered Mayor Frank Jordan's upset victory over incumbent Mayor Art Agnos four years ago, plots strategy from a third-floor lair in a nondescript Van Ness Avenue savings and loan. His office lies across a…
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Hey, Sailor!

It's time to amend the old adage that you should never trust a sailor in port: Newly released Pentagon documents prove that you shouldn't trust the U.S. Navy -- or its advocates -- when it shops for a place to…
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