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News, Feature Bringing Down the Housing: How Builders Game the System

Bringing Down the Housing: How Builders Game the System

Design by Andrew J. Nilsen Nestled into the rugged hillside high atop Twin Peaks, 125 Crown Terrace boasts a breathtaking panorama of the city below. It is the embodiment of the real estate cliché: a million-dollar view. A million-dollar…
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SF Weekly Letters

Fuzzy Reception for New Tech Let readers see the proposed AT&T utility boxes: If Matt Smith truly intended to write an objective article that would illuminate the issues, rather than showing some biased photograph of ludicrous Luddites marching, he would…
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News, Sucka Free City Should There Be Historical Preservation of Deeply Ugly Buildings?

Should There Be Historical Preservation of Deeply Ugly Buildings?

Last week's high-decibel hearing on the state of city preservation proved it once and for all: One thing San Francisco doesn't need legislation to preserve are high-decibel hearings on the state of preservation. Battles between those who build things and…
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News, Pay to Sway

Pay to Sway

Stop us if you've heard this one: A developer and a city planner walk into a bar ... Actually, it's not so much a bar but a "gala." And all the drinks are free — paid for by the developers,…
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News, Matt Smith

The Looking-Glass Campaign

News reports were correct: On Nov. 4, 2003, 111 Minna was the heppest, grooviest, raddest spot this side of Amsterdam. There were so many youngsters at Matt Gonzalez's celebration for making the mayoral runoff -- shout-chatting, smiling, and flirting inside…
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News, Matt Smith Losin' It

Losin' It

As San Francisco enters a season of political upheaval in which more than $300 million must be cut from the city's budget, just as voters prepare to choose a new mayor, we can expect to find our local political sharpies…
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News, Feature Griftin' on the Dock of the Bay

Griftin' on the Dock of the Bay

Carl Ernst Jr. is a man of great height and girth. At first, he seems to be a gentle giant, intelligent and slightly self-mocking. But behind the twinkle in his eyes lie wells of bitterness. In March, Ernst talked for…
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News, Matt Smith

Love in Times of Choler

Squinting one's eyes halfway closed last Thursday evening at the Arc, a SOMA center for the disabled, one might have perceived two shadowy sumo wrestlers squatting side by side. Their rain-making bulk might have seemed enough to crush any of…
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News, Dog Bites

Dog Bites

Bidding While Rome Burns Remember when your high school, desperate to raise morale on days on which the poorly ranked football team had a game, would declare Hawaiian Shirt Day? It worked really well, didn't it? So well that the…
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News, Dog Bites

Dog Bites

The Great Uninvited It will come as no great shock to anyone but Dog Bites that, once again, we have failed to make the Nob Hill Gazette's Red Hot Singles List. But this blow to our social profile is nothing…
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News, Mecklin They Love Bloomie's

They Love Bloomie's

I have become accustomed to pathetic journalistic behavior. I have had to. I live in San Francisco. For example, my indignation levels scarcely budged last week when Independent columnist Warren Hinckle suggested the Chronicle's unsurprising, pitty-pat profile of swaggering political…
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News, Bay View The Sound of Politics

The Sound of Politics

A large group of families gathers on the perfect lawns of the Olympic Club to watch a private fireworks show on the weekend before the Fourth of July. The wives have brought coolers filled with ice and bottles of white…
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News, Feature Mission Implacable

Mission Implacable

A few trendy bars and restaurants were beginning to share space with the extant pawnshops, liquor stores, and check-cashing outlets when Peter Glikshtern opened his first nightclub in the Mission three years ago. But back then, valet parking and fusion…
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News, Cothran

Cothran

Here's a stomach-turning little tale about how corrupt San Francisco has become under the auspices of Mayor Willie Brown: A young man is tackled, shoved, choked, and gagged inside City Hall by two prominent supporters of the mayor, and the…
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Dog Bites

Willie Wide Web Every so often, when Dog Bites is hanging around with the usual gang of highly placed sources in the new media industry, some of those sources start complaining about how out of touch Mayor Willie Brown is…
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Calendar, Halloween

Cothran

Developing Friendship Joe O'Donoghue has been a force in local politics since 1987, when he founded the Residential Builders Association. But it took until 1996, and the advent of Willie Brown's mayoralty, for O'Donoghue to realize his full potential. In…
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Music,

Riff Raff

The Latest From SOMA: Of Course! The Irish! Legislation before the S.F. supervisors could end the battle over the future of SOMA's 11th Street corridor by creating a Bourbon Street-style urban club center. For the last six months, cops, club…
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Calendar, Halloween

Mecklin

Vanishing Acts Because I'm an editor, from time to time I hire writers. During their first few days on the job, they all seem to want to know something about my general approach to the news. So I've come up…
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