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News, The Snitch America's Cup: Everyone Lowers Their Expectations

America's Cup: Everyone Lowers Their Expectations

Barring unforeseen circumstances -- Chris Daly, a rain slicker, and a longshoreman's hook -- the Board of Supervisors today will give its blessing to the pared-back America's Cup plan. This supes probably would have approved the Cup's glitzy prior iteration,…
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News, America's Cup: Deal Nearly Funded Race with Pricey Condos

America's Cup: Deal Nearly Funded Race with Pricey Condos

Due to this week's decimation of the America's Cup deal, it's uncertain when the Board of Supervisors will be voting on the ever-shifting plan to transform San Francisco's waterfront. The documents that have been put before the supes could fill…
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News, The Snitch America's Cup Decimated: City May Save More Than $100 Million

America's Cup Decimated: City May Save More Than $100 Million

The term "decimated" isn't often meant literally -- but, this time, it is. The city and America's Cup Event Authority called a rather hasty press conference today, and announced the scope of construction work surrounding the forthcoming boat race will…
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News, The Snitch America's Cup: Having Six Teams Would Thrill Organizers

America's Cup: Having Six Teams Would Thrill Organizers

After a nearly seven-hour slog last night, the all-important America's Cup development deal advanced to the full Board of Supervisors. The race's backers and organizers wouldn't self-apply comparisons between their hulking, speedy boats and a steamroller -- but it appears…
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News, The Snitch America's Cup: Showdown Set for Today

America's Cup: Showdown Set for Today

Avast! Legislation! ​Nautical metaphors and strife are on the agenda this afternoon for the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee hearing. The supes will, for a second time, discuss the evolving America's Cup deal. The development agreement for the…
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News, Feature The Cup Runneth Over: S.F.'s America's Cup Decision Looms

The Cup Runneth Over: S.F.'s America's Cup Decision Looms

Illustration by Andrew J. Nilsen, based on The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai. A century ago, Daniel Burnham, the preeminent architect of his day, presented San Franciscans with a glistening vision of their city's future: An ethereal stairway…
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News, The Snitch America's Cup: Ball Is Now in City Attorney's Court

America's Cup: Ball Is Now in City Attorney's Court

What are "material changes"? The answer is not immaterial.In tweaking the America's Cup agreement signed off by the Board of Supervisors, the mayor's office was entitled to make changes -- but not material changes.After analyzing the revamped deal, the board's…
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News, The Snitch America's Cup: Gavin Newsom's Changes to Deal 'Could Be Very Significant'

America's Cup: Gavin Newsom's Changes to Deal 'Could Be Very Significant'

At a late January America's Cup press conference, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom said something a bit odd regarding the city's dramatically hammered-out deal to host the race: "We made a lot of promises. A lot of them have been reported.…
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