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News, The Snitch Former District Managers Say They'll Sue 24 Hour Fitness for Discrimination -- and BOY, Are They Lawyered Up

Former District Managers Say They'll Sue 24 Hour Fitness for Discrimination -- and BOY, Are They Lawyered Up

Two former 24 Hour Fitness employees are planning to sue the fitness chain, claiming they were harassed and drummed out of the company after complaining about years of bigoted and homophobic remarks from co-workers. The choice of representation for axed…
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Golf in the Hole

During the past couple months, staffers in Mayor Gavin Newsom's Department of Recreation and Park have been telling anyone who'll listen that the city is so inept at managing golf courses that it must get rid of the best ones…
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The High Life

Just Dandy If I owned spats and a gold-tipped walking stick, I'd have been wearing them Dec. 9. My day's schedule included a 9 a.m. meeting with Louise Renne, the former San Francisco city attorney who now sits on the…
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Dog Bites

When Neil Eisenberg, a lawyer running for city attorney, read last week that the City Attorney's Office had investigated the personal and financial background of an official at the Department of Elections, and that the city attorney routinely does 25…
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News, Matt Smith Fear, Loathing, and Non Sequiturs at Chico State

Fear, Loathing, and Non Sequiturs at Chico State

It was 9 a.m. on a Monday, I'd been up all night, and I knew that if I closed my eyelids, they'd scrape painful grooves down the panes of my eyeballs. So I stared blankly northward. I was shivering in…
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Letters to the Editor

A House Is Not a HomeThank you for the interest you showed in my run for Supervisor in District 3, and for spelling my name correctly ("A Republican by Any Other Name," March 29). However, I felt your article left…
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Cothran

After eight years and nine months as a staff writer and columnist at SF Weekly, I have decided to move on, to pursue, as they say, other interests. This column will be my last act of journalism -- for a…
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Smoke and Mirrors

In November, San Francisco voters will be asked to approve a $299 million bond issue to rebuild Laguna Honda Hospital. Though the actual cost of tearing down and rebuilding the nursing home will be closer to $401 million, city officials…
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Cothran

Ethics, Anyone? It's very rare to see a political constituency openly break the law in the full light of day, offer total nonsense as an excuse, and suffer no legal consequences whatsoever. For more than a decade, labor unions have…
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Zoned Out

With friends like the city attorney in its corner, it's little wonder that the Presidio Heights Association of Neighbors usually seems to get its way. For the last two decades, PHAN has rigorously enforced its code of genteel quaintness along…
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The Grid

The Grid Endorses! You Must Obey! For several decades, San Franciscans were told, over and over by pols and the press, that our former Assembly speaker was a highly sophisticated thinker, a real charmer, a brilliant master of politics. It…
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The Grid

Gavi-Davi-Pyyeeewwww Back in March, Supervisor Susan Leal got into a tangle with a new board colleague, restaurateur Gavin Newsom, who was trying to kill Leal's proposal to raise inspection fees on food service establishments. The fee increases -- which finance…
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Mulch

Sex Takes a Bath S.F.'s Public Health Department issued rules that closed the city's gay bathhouses 13 years ago, citing them as venues for unsafe sex practices that could contribute to the spread of AIDS. But now, a movement to…
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Mulch

Light-Rail Off Tracks In blocking the contract for a $136 million light-rail train system at San Francisco International Airport, S.F. Superior Court Judge William Cahill made the city's Human Rights Commission (HRC) director the final authority over affirmative action in…
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The Grid

Alioto Debtwatch Reportedly considering a bid for city attorney this coming November, former Supervisor Angela Alioto can count on almost unsurpassed name recognition, which is coin of the realm in politics. She's also got a big piece of the rhetorical…
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The Grid

Richmond Food Fight In urban land development wars, corporations are typically the ones to employ lobbyists. Not so in the case of Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association, which has waged a 10-year battle to block the creep of grocery chains. The…
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Paper Trails

Charter Chatter You get what you pay for, and sometimes that's all you get. This year, Mayor Frank Jordan and the Board of Supervisors instructed City Attorney Louise Renne to run a tab for attorney staff time (at $150 an…
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