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News, Feature Mike Cheney's Media History

Mike Cheney's Media History

1983 Mike Cheney buttonholes former U.S. Sen. S.I. Hikakawa, convincing him to join mechanics in a City Hall demonstration calling for more training and better equipment. Six months later, an outside consultant rips Muni, suggesting many of the same fixes.…
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Clowns Meet Klezmer

Our city is a political circus. Joshua Norton declared himself emperor of the United States during the Gold Rush. Punk rocker Jello Biafra and comedian Will Durst ran for mayor. District Attorney Terence Hallinan was nicknamed “K.O.” because he liked…
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News, The Snitch Cops Weigh in on Johannes Mehserle

Cops Weigh in on Johannes Mehserle

Today, jurors resume deliberations in the case against Johannes Mehserle, deciding whether the former BART cop murdered unarmed rider Oscar Grant, is guilty of manslaughter, or should be outright acquitted. Based on the subsequent reaction of an angry mob, those…
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News, The Snitch Former S.F. Police Chief Frank Jordan Doesn't Buy Johannes Mehserle's Story

Former S.F. Police Chief Frank Jordan Doesn't Buy Johannes Mehserle's Story

Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle may manage to convince several members of the jury of his peers that he really meant to Tase Oscar Grant when he instead shot him dead on Jan. 1. But, with the defense today…
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News, The Snitch Tangling With Muni Union Helped Make Mayor Frank Jordan Into Ex-Mayor Jordan

Tangling With Muni Union Helped Make Mayor Frank Jordan Into Ex-Mayor Jordan

As many folks steaming on Muni know, the drivers' union last week spurned concessions that would have saved the city some $15 million -- while accepting city charter-mandated raises for $8 million -- even as the moribund system contemplates hacking…
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SF Weekly Letters

Props for Prop. D Still waiting for a new Market Street: I moved to San Francisco in 1981 . I have seen Dianne Feinstein, Art Agnos, Frank Jordan, Willie Brown, and Gavin Newsom all occupy…
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News, The Snitch Former S.F. Mayor Frank Jordan Blasts Plan To Extend Parking Meter Hours

Former S.F. Mayor Frank Jordan Blasts Plan To Extend Parking Meter Hours

Back in the mid-1990s, then-San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan proposed raising prices and enforcement hours on some downtown meters to increase turnover and make finding a spot less of an epic quest. He was met with a torrent of angry…
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The Thai of Your Life

It took a while to realize just how deeply Basil had screwed me. I was having dinner with a friend at another Thai restaurant. Not a fabulous one, such as Marnee Thai, but a good one, or at least an…
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Cut-and-Paste Pols

Willie Brown has his head so far up his crown he can't see. Clint Reilly could scare Norman Bates. Tom Ammiano's a freaking lefty, and Frank Jordan, well, he has to be watered twice a week. Then there's Leland Yee,…
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Bay View

illie Brown has his head so far up his crown he can&185;t see. Clint Reilly could scare Norman Bates. Tom Ammiano&185;s a freaking lefty, and Frank Jordan, well, he has to be watered twice a week. Then there&185;s Leland Yee,…
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Cothran

What You Get When You Cross Night of the Living Dead With Being There So I read in the papers that people are really going to run Frank Jordan for mayor, which just confirms something I've long suspected about this…
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Weak Foundation

Four-and-a-half months into his new advisory position as Mayor Brown's homeless coordinator, Andy Olshin says he typically starts his workday at 7 o'clock in the morning and doesn't get home before 8:30 at night. That's six days a week. "I…
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Chatterbox

The San Jose Mercury News advanced the story about the coming consolidation of the Chronicle and Examiner last month, attributing to "sources familiar with the discussions" that key owners of the Chronicle were no longer opposed to ceding control of…
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The Emperors Really Nice Clothes

There was nothing Charlemagne liked more than annexing new kingdoms and deposing whatever ineffectual dukes loitered around the places. But even as his power metastasized, Charlemagne -- like our own newly installed maximum leader -- understood that the consent of…
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Slap Shots

52 Weeks That Shook the Bay Area -- A 1995 Timeline January, Week 1 An alleged San Jose gang member accidentally shoots himself in the foot during a drive-by and is easily subdued by nearby residents. January, Week 2 Forty-Niner…
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Payback

The juvenile justice system in San Francisco has been shot through with politics since its inception in the early 1900s. Caught in a left/right cycle of reform and backlash, the system has never been able to find equilibrium. Almost a…
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Dog Bites

No Goodies, No Baddies Elections have such a nifty way of putting things in focus. Taking advantage of Mayor Frank Jordan's pledge to clean up the streets of San Francisco, the North of Market Planning Coalition, a nonprofit devoted to…
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Dog Bites

Protracted Contracting Though some employees of the Chronicle and Examiner feted the first anniversary this month of 1994's 11-day newspaper strike, two key unions -- the drivers and the pressmen -- were in no mood to pop the cork. Representing…
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Cop Stop?

Willie Brown's victory in the first round of the mayor's race appears to have had a remarkable effect on Frank Jordan's political consciousness. Just nine days after the election results were posted, Mayor Jordan intervened in the long-running saga of…
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Slap Shots

Seize the Day By next week San Francisco will have exhausted its democratic privilege and curled up to sun itself on the warm rock of post-election satisfaction. Our voting mission will be accomplished -- justice sustained, crisis averted, a municipality…
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