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News, The Snitch City Family's Loathsome, Disingenuous, Idiotic Smear of Jeff Adachi

City Family's Loathsome, Disingenuous, Idiotic Smear of Jeff Adachi

One of the most tiring elements of living in the Internet age is the increasing use of superlatives -- i.e. "Worst. Meal. EVAR." So, it is with due consideration that we posit Prop. C backers' new ad claiming "THERE IS…
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News, The Snitch Pension Wars: This Was No 'Backroom Deal'

Pension Wars: This Was No 'Backroom Deal'

It's a scientific fact: Attempt to comprehend the fetid relationship between pensions and politics in this city and a substance resembling guacamole will begin oozing from your ears. Finally, a tangible reason not to wear white after Labor Day. Be…
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News, The Snitch Pension Crisis Is Real, as Fates of Other Cities Show

Pension Crisis Is Real, as Fates of Other Cities Show

With the interminable debate we've witnessed over pension reform during the last year, it's sometimes easy to forget that this isn't just another political shooting match over a characteristically trivial San Franciscan topic. (Dog parks, anyone?) Yet an article published…
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News, The Snitch Wisconsin Union Battle Resonates in S.F.

Wisconsin Union Battle Resonates in S.F.

It was only a matter of time before San Francisco politicians and activists began weighing in on the pitched battle over union power in Wisconsin. Even more so here than in most states and cities, labor is an essential factor…
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News, The Snitch Listen to Joe Eskenazi Talk Pensions on KALW

Listen to Joe Eskenazi Talk Pensions on KALW

​Your esteemed online news editor Joe Eskenazi will be talking about pension and health care reform -- which he wrote about with Benjamin Wachs in the SF Weekly cover story "Let it Bleed" -- on Crosscurrents today at 5 p.m.…
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News, The Snitch Will City Manage to *Lose* Money on Pension 'Reform'?

Will City Manage to *Lose* Money on Pension 'Reform'?

You'd think even San Francisco wouldn't manage to formulate a "solution" for pension reform that actually costs millions more in both the long-run and short-run. Right? Right? Well -- apparently not. We've written a bit about Supervisor Sean Elsbernd and…
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News, The Snitch The Odd Couple: Former Combatants Adachi, Elsbernd Bond Over Pension Reform

The Odd Couple: Former Combatants Adachi, Elsbernd Bond Over Pension Reform

When we last covered the interaction of Public Defender Jeff Adachi and Westside Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, the latter was cutting the former off in mid-sentence -- and the former was giving the stare-of-death to the latter. In the epic battle…
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News, The Snitch Will Hard Times Bring Out the Progressives' Inner Elsbernd?

Will Hard Times Bring Out the Progressives' Inner Elsbernd?

It doesn't seem likely that many elected members of San Francisco's government want to stand up and bellow about how pension reform is bunk -- they're just fine with the way things are. At least that's what Supervisor Sean Elsbernd…
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