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News, The Snitch Mayor Lee Proposes New City Department Tasked With Ending Homelessness

Mayor Lee Proposes New City Department Tasked With Ending Homelessness

Mayor Ed Lee has a new plan to help get homeless San Franciscans off the street, and it’s the most ambitious in nearly a decade. As SFGate reports, the mayor wants to create a Department on Homelessness (not its…
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News, The Snitch Sex Offender Who Escaped From Mental Health Facility Found Panhandling in S.F.

Sex Offender Who Escaped From Mental Health Facility Found Panhandling in S.F.

A San Mateo County sex offender is in jail today after he escaped from a mental health facility Friday and made his way to San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf where he was reportedly seen panhandling. Derrick Sanders, 34, was reported missing…
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News, The Snitch Panhandlers Line Up to Get Puppies, Cash

Panhandlers Line Up to Get Puppies, Cash

Of course panhandlers are willing to leave their corner and go adopt a puppy if they know there's free cash involved. So it comes as no surprise to us that the city's latest experiment to get panhandlers off the street…
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News, The Snitch PETA Bribes San Francisco to End Puppy Panhandling Program

PETA Bribes San Francisco to End Puppy Panhandling Program

The last time we remember San Francisco being scolded by PETA was when the animal-rights group asked Mayor Ed Lee to take the "loin" out of the Tenderloin and change the seedy district name to something a little more animal-friendly.…
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News, The Snitch Bevan Dufty Is Sure Adorable Puppies Will Solve S.F.'s Panhandling Problem

Bevan Dufty Is Sure Adorable Puppies Will Solve S.F.'s Panhandling Problem

What former Mayor Gavin Newsom couldn't seem to accomplish, perhaps Spot can. We were both puzzled and thrilled to read this morning that former Supervisor-turned-homeless-czar Bevan Dufty had big plans to finally combat the aggressive panhandling that perpetually turns tourists…
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News, The Snitch "San Francisco Deserves a Gay Mayor," Claims Bevan Dufty Mailer

"San Francisco Deserves a Gay Mayor," Claims Bevan Dufty Mailer

There are plenty of reasons to like Bevan Dufty -- his sunny disposition, his obvious pride in being a urinal owner (we really do get it), and his willingness to speak with us after we ran this photoshopped image. Perhaps…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Mayoral Candidates Answer: What Book Can't You Finish?

Mayoral Candidates Answer: What Book Can't You Finish?

When I was a high school senior, I had a girlfriend who was in college. She studied philosophy and was also a fiend for literature. I was so impressed with my overachieving little brainiac self. Then she gave me a…
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News, The Snitch Bevan Dufty To Hold Student Forum -- at Bar

Bevan Dufty To Hold Student Forum -- at Bar

It is said that college is a fountain of knowledge -- where students go to drink. That being said, for undergrads other than seniors, possessors of false IDs, and those taking a play out of the Stalin or Mao book…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Ed Lee's Pub Crawl: What He Learned

Mayor Ed Lee's Pub Crawl: What He Learned

While Mayor Ed Lee has already made himself a loner on the candidate trail, he upped the ante last night when he ditched the traditional campaign forum and decided to hit the bars to booze with voters. Now that's persuasive…
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News, The Snitch Bevan Dufty Welcomes Ed Lee to the Race -- But Why?

Bevan Dufty Welcomes Ed Lee to the Race -- But Why?

Mayoral candidates alike are raging over Mayor Ed Lee's abrupt entrance into the fray. But not Bevan Dufty -- at least not in public. The former supervisor, who helped Lee attain his current position as interim mayor, has bent over…
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News, The Snitch Alex Tourk: Bevan Dufty Unconcerned with Investigation of New Hire

Alex Tourk: Bevan Dufty Unconcerned with Investigation of New Hire

Bevan Dufty goes through campaign managers like Spinal Tap went through drummers -- though, to our knowledge, none of his three prior field generals has exploded. He has hired a rather explosive campaign manager No. 4: Alex Tourk. Tourk is a respected…
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News, The Snitch Bevan Dufty's Campaign Might Be Unstable, but It's Not Nefarious

Bevan Dufty's Campaign Might Be Unstable, but It's Not Nefarious

The day after the June 30 campaign finance deadline, mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty fired off an e-mail to his supporters congratulating them for helping him reach a milestone mark in his once troubled campaign: He had raised more than $1…
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News, The Snitch Bevan Dufty's Campaign Manager Splits

Bevan Dufty's Campaign Manager Splits

Bevan Dufty, the former supervisor and mayoral candidate, told SF Weekly that he and his campaign manager, David Feighan, "parted ways" this week. Eager to be mayor, Dufty has already hired a new campaign manager who will start in two…
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News, Sucka Free City Will Ed Lee Run for Mayor?

Will Ed Lee Run for Mayor?

Running for mayor is no small feat. It takes endless time, hordes of volunteers, and enormous piles of cash. Just ask Bevan Dufty, who has blown through hundreds of thousands of dollars in nearly two years of running (and who…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Mayoral Candidates: Who's Hot, Who's Not

S.F. Mayoral Candidates: Who's Hot, Who's Not

After Supervisor John Avalos jumped into the mayor's race Monday afternoon, we started thinking: with so many candidates now running, how will voters decide?To date, there are more than 30 potential candidates who want to be the city's chief executive.…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Ed Lee, Candidates Use Cesar Chavez Day as a Chance to Schmooze

Mayor Ed Lee, Candidates Use Cesar Chavez Day as a Chance to Schmooze

Politicos rolled out of bed early Thursday morning to make an appearance at the  8 a.m. Cesar Chavez Day breakfast in the Mission. They munched on $60 plates of eggs, frijoles, and tortillas to benefit the upcoming Cesar Chavez Parade…
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News, The Snitch Bevan Dufty Brings in the Big Bucks

Bevan Dufty Brings in the Big Bucks

Earlier this month, SF Weekly first reported that Bevan Dufty was officially rebuilding his beleaguered mayoral campaign. When it came to raising cash, Dufty knew he was in a bad position. At the time, he challenged us to call back…
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News, The Snitch Bevan Dufty: Is He Making a Comeback in the Mayor's Race?

Bevan Dufty: Is He Making a Comeback in the Mayor's Race?

Just last month, Bevan Dufty admitted that his mayoral campaign was foundering; he dropped his pledge to hit-up only local donors and has since been taking red-eye flights back-and-forth to the nation's capital.  And now we know why.In his effort…
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News, The Snitch Bevan Dufty Abandons Self-Imposed Contribution Limit for Mayoral Race

Bevan Dufty Abandons Self-Imposed Contribution Limit for Mayoral Race

It seems Bevan Dufty is finally starting to admit that, financially, his mayoral campaign isn't going so swell. Well, he didn't actually say that, but more showed it when he told SF Weekly that he is going back on his…
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News, The Snitch Scott Wiener Shuns Predecessor Bevan Dufty, Endorses Dennis Herrera for Mayor

Scott Wiener Shuns Predecessor Bevan Dufty, Endorses Dennis Herrera for Mayor

On paper, it would seem to be a dead cert that Supervisor Scott Wiener would endorse his predecessor Bevan Dufty for mayor. They're both gay moderates from District 8 -- and incredibly tall (no, wait, that's just Wiener). Yet the…
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