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News, The Snitch S.F. Voters Try to Protect Coit Tower with Ballot Initiative

S.F. Voters Try to Protect Coit Tower with Ballot Initiative

Some San Francisco citizens who are worried that the city's iconic Coit Tower is not getting the TLC it needs are hoping to force the city to shower the landmark with a little more money. And what better way to…
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Winners and Losers Don't let personal information ascend ideas and platforms: It's a shame if anyone votes based on race — or on sexual orientation, for that matter — and saddening to see that so many San Franciscans apparently still…
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News, Feature The Identity Card

The Identity Card

Jane Kim is nervous. The 33-year-old president of the San Francisco Board of Education has just dragged herself into a function room, where she and the other dozen-odd candidates vying to succeed Chris Daly as District 6 supervisor will engage…
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News, Sucka Free City Attention, Guardianistas: Here are your endorsements.

Attention, Guardianistas: Here are your endorsements.

STATE OFFICES Governor: Jerry Brown, Circa 1976 We cannot endorse the Jerry Brown who exists today, a centrist who believes that people should get to vote on their own taxes. But we can eagerly endorse Jerry Brown from 1976. Jerry…
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News, The Snitch Cleve Jones Skips His Own San Francisco Political Event

Cleve Jones Skips His Own San Francisco Political Event

Iowa isn't the worst place to be for National Coming Out Day. Gay marriage is legal there, after all. That's just one of many reasons no one will confuse Iowa for San Francisco anytime soon. And instead of appearing today…
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News, The Snitch Guardian Attacks Jane Kim for Defying Lefty Political Machine, Denies Existence of Lefty Political Machine

Guardian Attacks Jane Kim for Defying Lefty Political Machine, Denies Existence of Lefty Political Machine

The San Francisco Bay Guardian, an organ of the far political left, is not pleased with Jane Kim. The Stanford-educated president of the San Francisco school board has thrown her hat into the crowded race for the District 6 supervisor's…
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News, The Snitch Chris Daly In No Hurry to Handpick His Successor

Chris Daly In No Hurry to Handpick His Successor

Last week, SF Weekly grilled Supervisor Chris Daly's potential progressive successors in District 6 about whether they desired the mixed bag that is Daly's official blessing. Both Debra Walker and Jane Kim hemmed and hawed. "Chris' endorsement really helps and…
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News, The Snitch Do Chris Daly's Potential Successors Want His Endorsement?

Do Chris Daly's Potential Successors Want His Endorsement?

Supervisor Chris Daly is a man toward whom few people in this city have an indifferent attitude. Despite the cursing, buying homes in Solano County, and abrasive behavior, he's still revered as the people's champion by plenty of folks in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Are We Headed for <i>Footloose</i> Territory?

Are We Headed for Footloose Territory?

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Web site defines a disorderly house as one which a) “disturbs the neighborhood” or b) "has many crimes ongoing inside." Neither one describes the DNA Lounge, in our opinion, but we are of course not lawyers,…
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News, The Snitch Local Democratic Party Pours $125,000 into Same-Sex Marriage Campaign

Local Democratic Party Pours $125,000 into Same-Sex Marriage Campaign

We marveled here a few weeks ago at the large amounts of money being raised in an off-election year by the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. According to campaign finance reports filed with the California Secretary of State's office,…
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News, The Snitch Show Me the Money! Disgraced Iraq Contractor (Among Many Others) Pours Cash into Local Dems' War Chest

Show Me the Money! Disgraced Iraq Contractor (Among Many Others) Pours Cash into Local Dems' War Chest

It's easy to knock Parsons Corp. for the few hundred million in taxpayer dollars the mammoth construction contractor wasted on redevelopment projects in Iraq, but hey, give the company a break. After all, the firm may be on its way…
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Roasting the four new S.F. supervisors at Temple

Last week the four newly elected lefties on the Board of Supervisors were honored at a party at Temple. It was actually supposed to be a roast, but it was really a social experiment: Can a progressive majority laugh at…
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News, The Snitch Carole Migden for Supervisor (Again)?

Carole Migden for Supervisor (Again)?

By Will Harper Now that Carole Migden is gonna be out of a job soon, I’ve heard growing speculation in the last couple of weeks about her running for supervisor in 2010. The outgoing state senator didn't return a…
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