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News, The Snitch Larry Brinkin, S.F. Gay Rights Activist, Charged With E-Mailing Child Porn Images

Larry Brinkin, S.F. Gay Rights Activist, Charged With E-Mailing Child Porn Images

Larry Brinkin, San Francisco's well-known gay rights activist, appeared in court this afternoon where he pleaded not guilty to six felony charges of sending and receiving images of child pornography.The charges came three months after Brinkin, 66, was first arrested…
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News, The Snitch Hate Crime Allegations Dismissed in Attack on S.F. Transgender Woman

Hate Crime Allegations Dismissed in Attack on S.F. Transgender Woman

SF Weekly readers might recall the incident two months ago when two men were arrested after beating a transgender woman on the 16th Street BART plaza. Well, despite the public outcry over the incident -- which sparked a rally at…
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News, The Snitch Theresa Sparks Honored For Election To Board of Supervisors. Problem: She Wasn't.

Theresa Sparks Honored For Election To Board of Supervisors. Problem: She Wasn't.

Theresa Sparks will not be a San Francisco supervisor. Yet she has been named one of the year's top politicos for winning a seat on the Board of Supervisors. Say what? Along with Alameda County Superior Court Judge Victoria Kolakowski,…
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News, Feature The Identity Card

The Identity Card

Jane Kim is nervous. The 33-year-old president of the San Francisco Board of Education has just dragged herself into a function room, where she and the other dozen-odd candidates vying to succeed Chris Daly as District 6 supervisor will engage…
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News, The Snitch Only In SF: Theresa Sparks, Transgender Former Sex Toy Exec, 'Conservative' Candidate

Only In SF: Theresa Sparks, Transgender Former Sex Toy Exec, 'Conservative' Candidate

​"Only in San Francisco" is a phrase all too often employed to belittle our city's good intentions as it establishes bond financing to pave the road to hell. And yet, sometimes, you've just got to take a step back, look…
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News, The Snitch Theresa Sparks and Jane Kim, Sisters of Secrecy

Theresa Sparks and Jane Kim, Sisters of Secrecy

Photo of Jane Kim | Luke ThomasTheresa Sparks and Jane Kim would rather not receive your birthday greetings, it would seem​We weren't the only ones to notice something a bit odd in the most recent edition of the Central City…
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News, Matt Smith Why the police commission doesn't discipline bad cops

Why the police commission doesn't discipline bad cops

The Police Commission has become a Triple-A farm league for San Francisco politics. Batting for the current Board of Supervisors is former commissioner and Harvard Law alum David Campos. Campaigning to represent District 6 on the board is former commission…
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News, The Snitch No, Chris Daly Won't Endorse Theresa Sparks. She Can Live With That.

No, Chris Daly Won't Endorse Theresa Sparks. She Can Live With That.

You may recall that less than a week after the SF Weekly published a profile last fall on soon-to-be District 6 Supervisor candidate Theresa Sparks, current District 6 supervisor Chris Daly wrote his own 2,500 word diatribe railing against Sparks'…
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News, The Snitch Chris Daly In No Hurry to Handpick His Successor

Chris Daly In No Hurry to Handpick His Successor

Last week, SF Weekly grilled Supervisor Chris Daly's potential progressive successors in District 6 about whether they desired the mixed bag that is Daly's official blessing. Both Debra Walker and Jane Kim hemmed and hawed. "Chris' endorsement really helps and…
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News, The Snitch Theresa Sparks' Campaign Manager: That Shit's Not Mine!

Theresa Sparks' Campaign Manager: That Shit's Not Mine!

District 6 Supervisorial candidate Theresa Sparks may only have declared her official intention to run yesterday, but she's been publicly deliberating her run for quite some time. In fact, her unofficial -- but soon to be paid and official --…
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SF Weekly Letters

What's the Gender Agenda? Eschew the shoe: I am sick that this paper has run yet another tokenizing/transphobic article, "Transblazer" . What is SF Weekly's agenda? Start with the bubblegum-pink cover with heeled pumps and curlicue script.…
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News, The Snitch Chris Daly May Know a Lot about a Lot -- But He Doesn't Know Jack About SF Weekly

Chris Daly May Know a Lot about a Lot -- But He Doesn't Know Jack About SF Weekly

I want to thank Supervisor Chris Daly. I want to thank the man for forcing me to read through his turgid, 2,500-word polemic about supervisorial candidate Theresa Sparks and how "big money" has supposedly been showered upon this newspaper in…
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News, Feature Transblazer

Transblazer

On a recent Saturday morning, Theresa Sparks strode into Rasselas Jazz Club in the Fillmore in her size 11 leopard-print flats, peeled off her sunglasses, and sized up a tough room. It had been just seven weeks since she had…
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News, The Snitch Supe Candidate Who Earlier Proposed Kickoff/Withdrawal Event Now Says He's In It To Win It

Supe Candidate Who Earlier Proposed Kickoff/Withdrawal Event Now Says He's In It To Win It

District 6 Supervisorial candidate David Villa-Lobos thought we were giving him a hard time when we described him as "mercurial" last week. That wasn't our intention. But, really, how much more mercurial can you get than when you announce a…
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News, The Snitch Transgender Activists Staying Home From Obama Protests, But Waiting for President to Back Up Trans-Friendly Words

Transgender Activists Staying Home From Obama Protests, But Waiting for President to Back Up Trans-Friendly Words

Code Pink on the left! Teabaggers on the right! Apparently, however, the transgender community still has President Obama's back.​While Michelle Obama marked an earlier San Francisco visit by getting her hands dirty volunteering at a Bayview playground, the O will be…
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News, The Snitch Theresa Sparks Moving to District 6 This Weekend, 'Leaning Very Heavily' Toward Running for Supervisor

Theresa Sparks Moving to District 6 This Weekend, 'Leaning Very Heavily' Toward Running for Supervisor

Theresa Sparks​After weeks of speculation about whether Human Rights Commission director Theresa Sparks is about to move to District 6 and run for supervisor, Sparks tells us she signed a lease on an apartment at Turk and Van Ness…
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News, The Snitch Mercurial Supe Candidate Announces Date For Kickoff Event -- Or Will It Be His Withdrawal?

Mercurial Supe Candidate Announces Date For Kickoff Event -- Or Will It Be His Withdrawal?

If you send a mixed message -- but send it consistently -- are you really sending a mixed message? That's the koan followers of local politics can ponder when it comes to longshot District 6 Supervisorial candidate David Villa-Lobos. The…
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News, The Snitch District 6 Supe Candidate Says He'll Drop Out If Theresa Sparks Runs -- And Support Her

District 6 Supe Candidate Says He'll Drop Out If Theresa Sparks Runs -- And Support Her

Yesterday we reported that Human Rights Commission boss Theresa Sparks had been spotted with the mayor's appointments secretary meeting and greeting at a SoMa Festival and had spoken to city politicos regarding a supervisorial run to represent the area. Reached…
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News, The Snitch Police Commission Confirms Three Chief Hopefuls, Mayor Expected to Make Swift Choice

Police Commission Confirms Three Chief Hopefuls, Mayor Expected to Make Swift Choice

Police Commission President Theresa Sparks announced Wednesday she had forwarded to the mayor the names of three finalists in the race to replace retiring police chief Heather Fong."My perception, and this is just a guess, that the process will now…
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News, The Snitch SF's New Top Cop Won't Have Contract Protection

SF's New Top Cop Won't Have Contract Protection

By John Geluardi The San Francisco Police Commission will begin the New Year by kicking off a national search for new police chief who, unfortunately, will be denied a critical tool to make improvements on one of the most…
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