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News, Sucka Free City

Gavin Newsom's out-of-town businesses with SF addresses

What with his expensive suits, recent A-list wedding, and patronage from the Getty oil fortune, Gavin Newsom doesn't seem the kind of man who would need to moonlight to make ends meet. And that's just as well, because the city…
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News, Sucka Free City

A Fine Mess

Talk about a hangover: The San Francisco Police Officers Association dumped $16,000 into last fall's race for District 6 supervisor, betting mayoral suckup Rob Black would unseat incumbent lefty Chris Daly. Daly, of course, stomped Black on Election Day, beating…
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News, Matt Smith

Follow the Money

Actors dressed as doctors hover over a comatose patient on an ER-like set. Instead of properly curing the poor fellow, they cover him in Band-Aids. A baritone voice explains that the mocked-up operating room is analogous to current budget negotiations…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Government Employee

Lynn defines the phrase "public servant." As campaign finance officer and technical guru of the San Francisco Ethics Commission, Lynn is charged with the care and feeding of a database that tells the public who gave how much to which…
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Calendar, Halloween


Ammiano's Challenge Stick around local politics long enough and you'll learn to recognize it. I call it the test-pattern speech. A candidate's mouth opens. Lots of words come out. But nothing is actually said. The nearest metaphor to this type…
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