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News, The Snitch VC Firm Sequoia Capital Invests in Julie Christensen Campaign

VC Firm Sequoia Capital Invests in Julie Christensen Campaign

Venture capitalists are used to pouring money into uncertain ventures on the off chance they'll hit the jackpot. For every Uber, there's a Secret (Or ten Secrets, probably. You can check out a nice startup graveyard here.) It's a gamble. …
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News, The Snitch Howard Dean Organization Weighs in on D3 Supe Race with Peskin Endorsement

Howard Dean Organization Weighs in on D3 Supe Race with Peskin Endorsement

The balance of power in San Francisco's Board of Supervisors will be determined by a tiny number of voters this November, when District 3 chooses between incumbent Julie Christensen, former Supe. Aaron Peskin, and future also-ran Wilma Pang. In 2012,…
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News, The Snitch Ron Conway Tweets Support of CIA Torture

Ron Conway Tweets Support of CIA Torture

As though you needed another reason to distrust  Ron Conway — Airbnb investor, Ed Lee financier, backer of a campaign to smear David Campos, and all-around political Svengali — get this: he's now emerged as an apologist for CIA torture. On…
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News, The Snitch SideCar CEO Helps Boost the Anti-Campos Campaign

SideCar CEO Helps Boost the Anti-Campos Campaign

The fight over David Chiu's newly-ratified Airbnb legislation heated up two weeks ago, when word got out that Airbnb investor Ron Conway and his wife, Gayle, had poured some $75,000 into an independent expenditure committee to crush Chiu's rival, David Campos,…
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News, The Snitch Protesters Accuse Airbnb of Desecrating San Francisco's Neighborhoods

Protesters Accuse Airbnb of Desecrating San Francisco's Neighborhoods

Community activists are scattering flowers and planting votive candles outside the mayor's office this morning as a symbolic memorial to San Francisco's neighborhoods, which, they say, will deteriorate as more and more people convert their homes and apartments into Airbnb…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Ed Lee To Meet With Tech CEOs; Protesters Will Be There, Too

Mayor Ed Lee To Meet With Tech CEOs; Protesters Will Be There, Too

If anyone is searching for the zeitgeist of San Francisco in 2013, they can find it at noon today at One Market Street. That's when Mayor Ed Lee and a cadre of select technology executives -- including, of course, tech-happy…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Ed Lee, Election Champ?

Mayor Ed Lee, Election Champ?

As we noted yesterday, it's difficult to pin banners reading "WINNER" and "LOSER" on vestiges of city power following Tuesday's election because they're often the same people. Today, Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius came up with an interesting take on things.…
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News, The Snitch Election 2012: Winners and Losers

Election 2012: Winners and Losers

There ain't no devil, there's just God when he's drunk -- Tom WaitsThe striking thing about assessing San Francisco's big winners and losers emerging from last night's election is that they're often the same people. In District 5, tech investor…
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News, The Snitch Election 2012 -- Mo' Money, Mo' Problems?

Election 2012 -- Mo' Money, Mo' Problems?

Politicians of all stripes are wont to say that you can't solve a problem by throwing money at it. This year, however -- nationwide and particularly here in San Francisco -- the key to victory seems to be hurling about…
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News, The Snitch Prop. B: Parks Bond Opponents Outspent By 100-to-1 Ratio

Prop. B: Parks Bond Opponents Outspent By 100-to-1 Ratio

Over the weekend, foes of Proposition B, the latest city parks bond measure, sent out a missive claiming they were being outspent by a 100-to-1 ratio. Well, that seems crazy, so we checked -- and it is, indeed, inaccurate. They're…
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News, The Snitch MC Hammer, Brian Wilson, Other Non-San Francisco Voters Shill for Ed Lee

MC Hammer, Brian Wilson, Other Non-San Francisco Voters Shill for Ed Lee

By now you may already be recovering from watching the Ed Lee music video featuring MC Hammer, Brian Wilson, Ashkon, Willie Brown and others. The video was funded in large part by Hammer's good pal and right-wing piñata du jour…
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News, The Snitch Attacks on Ed Lee Purportedly Coordinated -- But Will They Work?

Attacks on Ed Lee Purportedly Coordinated -- But Will They Work?

By now, everyone who cares to know about such things has heard that Dennis Herrera accused Mayor Ed Lee of being bankrolled by Republicans, and Lee's people spoon-fed the media a rebuttal that Herrera took cash from those very same…
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Music, All Shook Down Hold Fast: Did Twitter Pull Us Through the Recession?

Hold Fast: Did Twitter Pull Us Through the Recession?

And by Twitter of course, we mean what is known as the realtime web (yes that's now one word). On the heels of the Techcrunch Realtime Crunchup we attended in S.F. last week and approaching the Parisian Le Web next…
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