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Controversial 8 Washington Condo Project Slips Off Greased Skids -- For Now

View Larger MapA proposal to erect a 12-story tower housing 165 condos ranging in price from several million dollars up to $10 million -- or more -- has, at least for now, come derailed from an intriguingly fast track of…
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News, The Snitch Fine with Them: Critics Laud Decision to Potentially Make Academy of Art Pay Up

Fine with Them: Critics Laud Decision to Potentially Make Academy of Art Pay Up

Not long ago, we wrote about how a nominal planning department policy to diligently work with those who violate city codes and laws on a "path toward legalization" could be abused by developers who had little use for city codes…
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News, The Snitch Supes Lambaste Academy of Art -- Whether They'll Deliver More than a Tongue-Lashing Remains to Be Seen

Supes Lambaste Academy of Art -- Whether They'll Deliver More than a Tongue-Lashing Remains to Be Seen

Elisa Stephens had an admission to make today. "We have made a few mistakes," she said at a public hearing regarding the controversial housing practices of her family's for-profit Academy of Art University. And that, claim the Academy's many critics,…
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News, The Snitch No City Suit Vs. Academy of Art -- Yet. School's Critics Look to Plan B.

No City Suit Vs. Academy of Art -- Yet. School's Critics Look to Plan B.

After huddling yesterday for hours with members of the City Attorney's office, San Francisco's planning commission opted to not file a suit against Academy of Art University at this time, despite the for-profit school's history of code violations and evasion…
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News, The Snitch Critics Wonder Why Potential S.F. Lawsuit Vs. Academy of Art Didn't Come Years Ago

Critics Wonder Why Potential S.F. Lawsuit Vs. Academy of Art Didn't Come Years Ago

As we've noted in this space before, real legal and political hearings don't often feature the Perry Mason specialty of the guilty party loudly and unambiguously admitting wrongdoing on the stand. And yet everything about the Academy of Art University…
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