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News, Sucka Free City Boat Drinks: Yet Another Toast to Excess!

Boat Drinks: Yet Another Toast to Excess!

Shortly after Team Oracle's victory last week, an ebullient Mayor Ed Lee issued press statements congratulating Larry Ellison for "the greatest comeback in America's Cup history." He also promised to fete the billionaire-backed team at City Hall, at a future…
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SF Weekly Letters October 9-15, 2013

Yacht IKEA Outfit your home with America's Cup furniture: This is laugh out loud funny. I had no idea about this; in the next few years I will need a new refrigerator ["Everything Must Go!" Joe Eskenazi, Sucka Free City,…
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News, The Snitch Larry Ellison's Plans to Buy Part of Hawaii Approved

Larry Ellison's Plans to Buy Part of Hawaii Approved

Last week we told you that Oracle CEO and obnoxious bajillionaire Larry Ellison had big plans to purchase part of Hawaii -- and we weren't kidding. According to press reports, the sale went through yesterday, and Ellison will officially own…
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News, The Snitch Larry Ellison to Buy Part of Hawaii

Larry Ellison to Buy Part of Hawaii

Because being an obnoxious bajillionaire wasn't satisfying enough, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has decided to buy majority of the "Pineapple Island" in Hawaii.Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie told the Associated Press that Ellison is in the process of purchasing 98 percent…
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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, The Snitch America's Cup Considering New York City For August Race, to NYC's Surprise

America's Cup Considering New York City For August Race, to NYC's Surprise

The America's Cup will grace San Francisco not once, not twice, but thrice, citizens were promised: before  catamarans race for the main Cup currently held by Larry Ellison's Oracle team in 2013, there will be smaller World Series races in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Jack Sparrow Not Included

Jack Sparrow Not Included

The new breed of catamaran pushed by Larry Ellison for the America’s Cup can turn on a dime and tach out at more than 30 knots. Teams in the race reportedly have to pay $1.8 million for the design and…
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News, The Snitch America's Cup: Rollout of the "We Screwed Up!" Storyline Under Way

America's Cup: Rollout of the "We Screwed Up!" Storyline Under Way

The San Francisco Chronicle today continued to thump the tub Supervisor Mark Farrell and others wheeled out last week. It's the "San Francisco and its Board of Supervisors screwed up the America's Cup deal because we're an insufferable, NIMBY city…
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News, The Snitch America's Cup: Rancor Over Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Easier than Real Analysis

America's Cup: Rancor Over Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Easier than Real Analysis

With the pricey former America's Cup deal now residing in the vicinity of Davy Jones' Locker, it's high time for the types of folks who comment frequently on the SFGate webpage to decry San Francisco blowing a "golden opportunity" for…
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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, San Francisco, and an Armada of Yachting Teams are Sued

America's Cup, San Francisco, and an Armada of Yachting Teams are Sued

On the cusp of next week's likely final approval of the far-reaching America's Cup development agreement, the city, race organizers, the Board of Supervisors, and no fewer than 50 yachting teams have been hit with a lawsuit in San Francisco…
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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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News, The Snitch Larry Ellison Too Good for His Own Golden Gate Yacht Club

Larry Ellison Too Good for His Own Golden Gate Yacht Club

While the rich like to brag that they lunch at the yacht club, the really, really rich apparently boast that they never go near the place.Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, for one, avoids his own Golden Gate Yacht Club, despite the…
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News, The Snitch America's Cup: SPUR Weighs-in On Development Plans

America's Cup: SPUR Weighs-in On Development Plans

In the current issue of SF Weekly, staff writer Joe Eskenazi goes deep on the story of how bombastic former Supervisor Chris Daly saved the city millions by holding out for an optimal plan for hosting the America's Cup. Now…
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News, The Snitch Ross Mirkarimi Asks Budget Analyst to Make Sure America's Cup Deal Isn't Costing Extra

Ross Mirkarimi Asks Budget Analyst to Make Sure America's Cup Deal Isn't Costing Extra

Following the approval of the America's Cup deal, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi pledged to follow up with budget reports that would analyze whether the mayor's office has made any tweaks to the deal that would cost taxpayers extra money. On Tuesday,…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Landed America's Cup ... And Now We See Why

San Francisco Landed America's Cup ... And Now We See Why

The Examiner unravels some details of the "sweet" America's Cup deal that helped San Francisco land the sailing regatta. After much back-and-forth, San Francisco scaled back on its bid, essentially saving city taxpayers scores of millions of dollars. This left yachting billionaire Larry Ellison…
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News, The Snitch Chris Daly, Bar Owner at Last

Chris Daly, Bar Owner at Last

Chris Daly may never be a Republican. But he is now a publican. The District 6 supervisor tells SF Weekly his long odyssey to obtain Buck's Tavern is near its end. "It looks like later today, we'll close escrow," he…
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