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News, The Snitch Mayor Ed Lee, Election Champ?

Mayor Ed Lee, Election Champ?

As we noted yesterday, it's difficult to pin banners reading "WINNER" and "LOSER" on vestiges of city power following Tuesday's election because they're often the same people. Today, Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius came up with an interesting take on things.…
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News, The Snitch Election 2012: Winners and Losers

Election 2012: Winners and Losers

There ain't no devil, there's just God when he's drunk -- Tom WaitsThe striking thing about assessing San Francisco's big winners and losers emerging from last night's election is that they're often the same people. In District 5, tech investor…
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Here's How Ivory Madison Plans to Vote in the District 5 Supervisor Race (Video)

Ross Mirkarimi's neighbor, Ivory Madison, is back in the limelight again, but this time, she's going after Supervisor Christina Olague, who, as Madison claims, thinks it's okay for a cop to abuse his wife and still run a law enforcement…
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News, The Snitch Supervisor Christina Olague Explains Her Vote to Save Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi

Supervisor Christina Olague Explains Her Vote to Save Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi

The cheers from no-longer-suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's supporters were still echoing in City Hall when the fallout started hitting Supervisor Christina Olague.Less than 12 hours after casting the crucial vote to give Mirkarimi his job back, she sat inside her…
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News, The Snitch Christina Olague ... LOOK! A PUPPY! But It's Not Hers

Christina Olague ... LOOK! A PUPPY! But It's Not Hers

It's not every day that a politician literally employs the "LOOK! A PUPPY!" routine. But, for Supervisor Christina Olague, this was that day. District 5 residents awoke this morning to a fresh crop of door hangers glistening in the morning…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Report: More People Biking than Ever, but S.F.'s Infrastructure Lags

Report: More People Biking than Ever, but S.F.'s Infrastructure Lags

Two years ago, after a fact-finding trip to a few bike-friendly cities in Europe, some S.F. heavy hitters came home glowing with good ideas. Forthwith, the Board of Supervisors approved legislation laying out a goal for the year 2020: that…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist 19 Arrested at de Young Museum: Labor Fights Continue

19 Arrested at de Young Museum: Labor Fights Continue

Usually, says Cristal Java, an organizer for Service Employees International Union Local, negotiations over museum workers' contracts, like the employees themselves, tend to be quiet and polite. That's why some eyebrows went up when those workers and their supporters marched…
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8 Washington: Supervisor Olague Votes Herself out of Favor

Denizens of landlocked District 5 may not be able to locate 8 Washington Street. But, wherever it is, they're against it. A poll commissioned by the group that qualified a referendum against the proposed luxury waterfront condo tower claims city…
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News, The Snitch Mike Antonini: Planning Commissioner Says He Has Votes for Reappointment (Update)

Mike Antonini: Planning Commissioner Says He Has Votes for Reappointment (Update)

Update (4 p.m.): See end for Board results. Mike Antonini is not Gregor Samsa. He did not wake up one morning to find himself suddenly transformed into a white, male, Republican, dentist. He has been white and male for a…
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News, The Snitch Medical Marijuana Is Still Too Expensive

Medical Marijuana Is Still Too Expensive

Being poor is not so bad. Not in San Francisco at least, where in addition to free housing, city officials are now also handing out taxpayer-subsidized puppies to panhandlers. The disabled, terminally ill, or downright dirt-poor also "enjoy" an advantage…
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News, The Snitch Gold Dust Lounge Bites the Dust -- Sort Of

Gold Dust Lounge Bites the Dust -- Sort Of

Nobody wants to hear that their favorite watering hole is closing down, which is why we're not going to say the Gold Dust Lounge is shuttering -- at least not yet.This afternoon, the city's Historic Preservation Commission voted against designating…
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News, The Snitch Christina Olague, New D5 Supervisor, a "Bold Pick" for Mayor Ed Lee

Christina Olague, New D5 Supervisor, a "Bold Pick" for Mayor Ed Lee

This morning, Christina Olague was sworn in as the new District 5 supervisor during a quick ceremony at City Hall. While the former planning commissioner is no political novice, she is also no sure vote for Mayor Ed Lee and…
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News, The Snitch Building & Trades Unions Say City Hall Protest Isn't Political Show -- It's All About Jobs, Jobs, JOBS!

Building & Trades Unions Say City Hall Protest Isn't Political Show -- It's All About Jobs, Jobs, JOBS!

A crowd of 300 to 400 soggy, hardhat-and-overalls-wearing union men and women -- many of whom, sadly, had no other engagements at noon on a working day -- stood at City Hall Plaza throughout a persistent drizzle for a demonstration…
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News, The Snitch Just How Many Favors Can S.F. Grant to City's Favorite Politically Connected Barkeep?

Just How Many Favors Can S.F. Grant to City's Favorite Politically Connected Barkeep?

A fair amount of ink -- but not enough -- was spilled over how a typo will allow heavy Gavin Newsom donor Gus Murad to build a proposed condo project at the New Mission Theater 20 feet higher than zoning…
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News, The Snitch American Apparel Planning Commission Meeting: The Play-by-Play

American Apparel Planning Commission Meeting: The Play-by-Play

Update: Click here for a full slideshow from the AA meeting.Ok, now that we know the anti-formula- retail faction successfully thwarted American Apparel's efforts to build a branch on Valencia Street, I figure you're all dying for a blow-by-blow of…
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