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News, The Snitch Rose Pak: Ed Lee is a Puppet, Commanded By His Own Cronies

Rose Pak: Ed Lee is a Puppet, Commanded By His Own Cronies

Despite Mayor Ed Lee's constant reminders to Chinatown that Supervisor Julie Christensen was his choice, voters on Tuesday booted the mayoral appointee out and replaced her with a familiar face: Aaron Peskin. As Peskin, who served on the Board of…
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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 London Breed's F-Bomb Fallout

London Breed's F-Bomb Fallout

If Supervisor Chris Daly has taught us anything about San Francisco, it's that we really don't give a fuck how bad a potty mouth our city leaders have. But for some (political) reason, District 5 supervisor candidate London Breed's profanity-laced…
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News, The Snitch Veterinarian's Animal Skull Collection Highlights Odd Museum Exhibit

Veterinarian's Animal Skull Collection Highlights Odd Museum Exhibit

The last time you cleaned out your dryer's lint trap did it fill you with aspirations of artistic grandeur? If so, you probably should have headed down to Santa Cruz."Santa Cruz Collects," a new collection going on display at the…
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News, The Snitch Rose Pak's Vulgar Display of Power

Rose Pak's Vulgar Display of Power

The video of power broker Rose Pak's triumphalist tongue-lashings of the city's elected officials as they rolled beneath her feet at the Chinese New Year's parade is enjoying its 15 minutes of Internet fame.Online commentators relish heaping scorn upon San…
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News, The Snitch Shit Rose Pak Says

Shit Rose Pak Says

The fiery Rose Pak resurfaced in the news over the weekend when she used the San Francisco's Chinese New Year celebration as a chance to bag on all our local pols. Way to ring in the new year, Rose! During…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Ed Lee Defends His Friendship with Willie Brown, Rose Pak

Mayor Ed Lee Defends His Friendship with Willie Brown, Rose Pak

The mayor's race might be over, but the deep tensions that often defined the candidates are still very much there. On KQED this morning, Forum host Michael Krasny reminded Mayor Ed Lee that his political rivals, namely state Sen. Leland…
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News, The Snitch Does David Chiu Have a Chinatown Problem?

Does David Chiu Have a Chinatown Problem?

Also, is John Avalos really feeling it in District 11? Absorbing a beating is never enjoyable -- unless, of course, you're into that kind of thing. Presuming you aren't, getting your behind kicked is even less palatable when it takes…
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News, The Snitch Ed Lee's Booky Wook Not on Art Agnos' List

Ed Lee's Booky Wook Not on Art Agnos' List

An "instabook" penned by political consultant Enrique Pearce titled The Ed Lee Story: An Unexpected Mayor is now the tome to tote onto Muni (until Michael Chabon disgorges another novel). Knocking out 50,000 copies of the book ran the San…
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News, The Snitch Ed Lee's Alleged Money-Laundering Is Manna From Heaven for Dennis Herrera

Ed Lee's Alleged Money-Laundering Is Manna From Heaven for Dennis Herrera

City Attorney Dennis Herrera is calling for a criminal investigation into new allegations against his rival Mayor Ed Lee, whose donors are accused of  laundering money for his campaign through business associates as a way sidestep campaign contribution limits.The Bay…
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News, The Snitch With Anti-Lee Attack Ad, Dennis Herrera Ditches Logic of Ranked Choice Voting

With Anti-Lee Attack Ad, Dennis Herrera Ditches Logic of Ranked Choice Voting

According to the ranked choice voting playbook, candidates must offer themselves up as a perfect amalgam of milquetoast and pablum. They might not draw enough attention to be anyone's favorite, but perhaps they'll get enough second-choice votes to prevail.City Attorney…
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News, The Snitch DA Candidates Ask Gascón to Recuse Himself from 'Run, Ed, Run' Investigation

DA Candidates Ask Gascón to Recuse Himself from 'Run, Ed, Run' Investigation

Three challengers of interim District Attorney George Gascón in this year's DA's race are calling upon him to recuse himself from a potential investigation of criminal wrongdoing by the committee behind the campaign to draft Mayor Ed Lee to run…
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News, The Snitch Lie, Ed, Lie Twitter Account Up and Running

Lie, Ed, Lie Twitter Account Up and Running

Even before Mayor Ed Lee could officially sign the paperwork declaring his candidacy for mayor, some pissed-off people cleverly created the "Lie, Ed, Lie" Twitter account, riffing off his about-face decision to run for mayor. The account was created about…
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News, The Snitch Ed Lee to Run for S.F. Mayor

Ed Lee to Run for S.F. Mayor

Former Supervisor Chris Daly wasted no time after hearing the news that Mayor Ed Lee was planning to do an about-face and run for mayor. He's orchestrating a quasiprotest today outside City Hall, where he and others plan to call…
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News, The Snitch Chinatown Newspapers Won't Give You the Real Story Behind Mayor Ed Lee

Chinatown Newspapers Won't Give You the Real Story Behind Mayor Ed Lee

If you take a walk in Chinatown on a weekday morning, you'll notice that many of the little old ladies have newspapers sticking out of their grocery bags, and the guys noshing on their congee are poring over the papers.…
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News, The Snitch Ed Lee's Mustache: How Much Did It Cost?

Ed Lee's Mustache: How Much Did It Cost?

Perhaps one of the most memorable moments of the Run, Ed, Run campaign was back in June when Chinatown power broker Rose Pak ran out and purchased 20,000 stick-on mustaches, which look the one Ed Lee wears, to pass out…
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News, The Snitch Run, Ed, Run Campaign Is Being Financed by Nine Donors

Run, Ed, Run Campaign Is Being Financed by Nine Donors

Recently, Chinatown guru Rose Pak told SF Weekly reporter Caroline Chen that a lot of the money being kicked in to the Run, Ed, Run campaign was coming from many people within the Chinese community -- in small amounts. But…
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A Conversation Between Ed Lee and Rose Pak

The news that Ed Lee will probably jump into the mayor's race has political circles and candidates convulsing with suspicion. And while we can certainly appreciate the seriousness of the situation -- potential investigations and all -- we decided it's…
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News, The Snitch Run, Ed, Run Attorney Stephen Kaufman Is Also Joanna Rees' Attorney

Run, Ed, Run Attorney Stephen Kaufman Is Also Joanna Rees' Attorney

In light of allegations that Chinatown heavyweight Rose Pak leaned on Recology executives to join her Run, Ed, Run crusade, five mayoral candidates have joined forces. Their quest: To ask, essentially what the hell is going on and who the…
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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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