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News, The Snitch Mayoral Candidates Demand Investigation of Ed Lee Supporters Accused of Fraud

Mayoral Candidates Demand Investigation of Ed Lee Supporters Accused of Fraud

Mayor Ed Lee's supporters have been linked to yet another alleged election scandal. Over the weekend, seven mayoral candidates asked the state and federal governments to investigate whether Lee supporters were illegally marking ballots for Cantonese-speaking voters. Here's the back…
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News, The Snitch Michela Alioto-Pier Flyers: Wheelchair-Using Candidate Will "Stand Up and Fight For Us"

Michela Alioto-Pier Flyers: Wheelchair-Using Candidate Will "Stand Up and Fight For Us"

The adorable, sullen, and notably diverse kiddies on mayoral candidate Michela Alioto-Pier's flyers are nothing if not eye-catching. Also eye-catching, however, is the text alongside them: "Who will stand up and fight for us?" The term "stand up" is awkward.…
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News, The Snitch Gay Republicans -- All 12 of Them --  Release San Francisco Voting Guide

Gay Republicans -- All 12 of Them -- Release San Francisco Voting Guide

In San Francisco, there are probably more political clubs than the National Football League has football clubs. Every manner of political shenanigan harking to student government or Trotskyism is pulled by candidates and their underlings attempting to rack up as…
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News, The Snitch Run, Ed, Run: Rose Pak Accused of Illegal Campaigning

Run, Ed, Run: Rose Pak Accused of Illegal Campaigning

Mayor Ed Lee has not yet declared his candidacy for mayor, and already he's being connected to crooked campaigning.As the Chron reports today, Lee's dining buddy and Chinatown guru, Rose Pak, has sent the Run, Ed, Run campaign further down…
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News, The Snitch Dave Schwartz, "Hero" of Nevada's Pot Movement, to Take Over Michela Alioto-Pier's Mayoral Campaign

Dave Schwartz, "Hero" of Nevada's Pot Movement, to Take Over Michela Alioto-Pier's Mayoral Campaign

The days when "gambling" with marijuana on the Las Vegas strip could result in lifetime imprisonment are long gone. Reefer now mixes with roulette in the nation's Sin City -- where, it should be noted, you have never needed a…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Mayoral Candidates: Who's Hot, Who's Not

S.F. Mayoral Candidates: Who's Hot, Who's Not

After Supervisor John Avalos jumped into the mayor's race Monday afternoon, we started thinking: with so many candidates now running, how will voters decide?To date, there are more than 30 potential candidates who want to be the city's chief executive.…
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News, The Snitch Which Pol Will Forgo a Pay Raise?

Which Pol Will Forgo a Pay Raise?

Yesterday, SF Weekly told you about the amazing news that your elected officials were looking forward to getting pay raises -- despite the city's $300 million budget deficit. We wondered whether this would upset voters, who will experience yet another…
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News, The Snitch Building Unions Give Leland Yee Boost in Mayoral Race

Building Unions Give Leland Yee Boost in Mayoral Race

State Senator Leland Yee got an early and powerful leg up in the San Francisco mayoral race last night when one of the city's largest coalition of unions voted "overwhelmingly" to endorse him in the 2012 mayoral race.It was the…
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News, The Snitch Tenderloin Community Demands Apology from Hisashi Sugaya for Drug Remark

Tenderloin Community Demands Apology from Hisashi Sugaya for Drug Remark

Tenderloin residents are going after Planning Commissioner Hisashi Sugaya, demanding that the famously offensive planner apologize publicly for his recent "insensitive" comments about the neighborhood. Last week, Sugaya, with his trademark racy humor, suggested that a Tenderloin market sell drugs.…
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News, The Snitch Hisashi Sugaya, SF Planning Commissioner, Offends Tenderloin Residents With Drug Joke

Hisashi Sugaya, SF Planning Commissioner, Offends Tenderloin Residents With Drug Joke

Planning Commissioner Hisashi "Bill" Sugaya is well on his way to becoming as notoriously offensive as former Supervisor Chris Daly. While he isn't dropping F-bombs and accusing the mayor of having a cocaine habit, Sugaya's offenses are ticking people off…
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News, The Snitch Will City Hall Ramp Really Cost 'Just' $450K?

Will City Hall Ramp Really Cost 'Just' $450K?

Joe EskenaziThis is the actual file for the proposed construction of the so-called 'million-dollar ramp.' The hefty cost incurred in amassing this file is not included in the ramp's price tag.​Sunk costs of $230,000 not included in ramp's estimated pricePerhaps…
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Dining, SFoodie Supes Pass Alcohol Fee; Newsom Veto Almost Certain

Supes Pass Alcohol Fee; Newsom Veto Almost Certain

The Board of Supervisors today passed the infamous "Charge for Harm" fee, which puts the squeeze on alcohol wholesalers to offset costs of detox centers and other drunk services to the tune of $16 million. Owners of certain city bars…
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News, The Snitch Supreme Court Kills Michela Alioto-Pier's Campaign to Run for Supe Again

Supreme Court Kills Michela Alioto-Pier's Campaign to Run for Supe Again

The California Supreme Court denied to hear a petition from Michela Alioto-Pier, sinking her chances to run once more for District 2 supervisor. While Superior Court Judge Peter Busch ruled that Alioto-Pier was eligible for another run, city attorney Dennis…
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News, The Snitch Michela Alioto-Pier to Petition Supreme Court Tomorrow

Michela Alioto-Pier to Petition Supreme Court Tomorrow

Yesterday, we compared the ever-shifting legal status of whether Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier can or cannot run again to the indecision of Brett Favre. After further review, it's not a terrible analogy --  but here's a key difference: Favre's dithering could…
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News, The Snitch Michela Alioto-Pier Ruled Ineligible By Court of Appeal

Michela Alioto-Pier Ruled Ineligible By Court of Appeal

The city's Brett Favre-like quandary over whether Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier is eligible to run for another term swerved once again today. The state court of appeal this afternoon overruled superior court Judge Peter Busch and sided with city attorney Dennis…
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News, The Snitch Was Dennis Herrera's Op-Ed on Alioto-Pier Term Limits Case Ethical?

Was Dennis Herrera's Op-Ed on Alioto-Pier Term Limits Case Ethical?

It's not every day Dennis Herrera will launch a media onslaught to publicize his appeal of a long-running case in which he was legally licked -- but that's just what San Francisco's city attorney did yesterday. Herrera was on TV,…
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News, The Snitch City Attorney Dennis Herrera Appeals Ruling, Fights to Keep Michela Alioto-Pier off Ballot

City Attorney Dennis Herrera Appeals Ruling, Fights to Keep Michela Alioto-Pier off Ballot

City Attorney Dennis Herrera will this morning file an appeal of Judge Peter Busch's ruling that Michela Alioto-Pier is eligible to run again for District 2 supervisor. Herrera told KTVU-TV he was compelled to make this move on behalf of…
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List: Jeff Adachi's Punishment

San Francisco politicians with ties to organized labor are trying to punish Public Defender Jeff Adachi because he supports pension reform. In addition to cutting his budget, how are they trying to punish him? • Going to court and testifying…
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News, The Snitch Is Janet Reilly Quitting District 2 Supervisor Race?

Is Janet Reilly Quitting District 2 Supervisor Race?

After a judge yesterday ruled Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier is not termed out and can run again for District 2 supervisor, calls flooded in to challenger Janet Reilly's office. Her campaign manager, Patrick Collum, said Reilly felt the need to "get…
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News, The Snitch Michela Alioto-Pier's $50,000 Legal Bill May Be Paid By City

Michela Alioto-Pier's $50,000 Legal Bill May Be Paid By City

Luke Thomas, Fog City Journal Michela Alioto-Pier: This won't be cheap, Mr. Herrera...​After beating the city in court yesterday to win the right to run again as District 2 supervisor, Michela Alioto-Pier treated her staff and supporters to…
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