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News, The Snitch Get Free Food and Booze Tomorrow Courtesy of Willie Brown

Get Free Food and Booze Tomorrow Courtesy of Willie Brown

If you’re looking for an Election Day open bar and free snacks, Mayor-for-life Willie Brown has invited the entire city to John’s Grill tomorrow, where lunch, drinks, and joie de vivre are on him. As SFist pointed out, Brown dropped…
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News, The Snitch Willie Brown on the Defensive, Denies Offering to Make Tech CEO's Domestic Violence Charges "Go Away" for $1 Million

Willie Brown on the Defensive, Denies Offering to Make Tech CEO's Domestic Violence Charges "Go Away" for $1 Million

Former Mayor Willie Brown is on the defensive following yesterday’s bombshell story in The Wall Street Journal alleging that he offered to make a tech CEO’s domestic violence charges “go away” for $1 million. According to WSJ, Gurbaksh Chahal, founder…
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News, The Snitch Willie Brown Reportedly Offered to Help Tech CEO's Domestic Violence Charges "Go Away" for $1 Million

Willie Brown Reportedly Offered to Help Tech CEO's Domestic Violence Charges "Go Away" for $1 Million

Former mayor and current San Francisco Chronicle columnist Willie Brown offered to help 45 felony domestic violence charges against a tech CEO "go away" for $1 million, the Wall Street Journal reports.  In 2013, the founder and then-CEO of tech…
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News, Feature The Many Faces of Leland Yee: A Politician's Calculated Rise and Dramatic Fall

The Many Faces of Leland Yee: A Politician's Calculated Rise and Dramatic Fall

Within eyeshot of the capitol dome sit buildings filled with warrens of cubicles equipped with phones and little else. Every day, elected representatives amble out of the former structure and into the latter. Eluding a state prohibition against fundraising from…
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News, Well-Suited: The Man Behind Willie Brown's Style

Well-Suited: The Man Behind Willie Brown's Style

Willie Brown stood on the Embarcadero in early February, his new namesake, the Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge, as backdrop. He wore a gray suit and a black tie, a white handkerchief peeking out of his left breast pocket. Before…
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News, Feature BALLOT MEASURES: Our Propositions for a World Gone Mad

BALLOT MEASURES: Our Propositions for a World Gone Mad

PROPOSITION W Officially Designating San Francisco the Willie Brown Enterprise Zone Shall the City admit what everyone knows? Digest by Willie Brown's Ballot Simplification Committee: The Way it is Now: San Francisco is a semiautonomous fiefdom in Northern California,…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters September 25-October 1, 2013

Cannabis Cash Money grows on marijuana plants: The article is correct in stating it's all about money and political power . Just like the pharmaceutical lobby, a large lobby formed by those who smoke pot…
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News, Sucka Free City A Bridge to No-Name: A Lawsuit Challenging the Willie L. Brown Bridge Resolution May Be Pointless

A Bridge to No-Name: A Lawsuit Challenging the Willie L. Brown Bridge Resolution May Be Pointless

Former state Assemblyman and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown is known as a master of navigating around rules. His new namesake, the 77-year-old western span of the Bay Bridge, will be a definitive symbol of that talent. Recently, California legislators…
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News, The Canary is Dead: With the Central Subway Project, the Only Way Out is Through

The Canary is Dead: With the Central Subway Project, the Only Way Out is Through

News that the Transbay Terminal is something like $300 million over budget should not come as a shock to anyone. We always knew the initial estimate was way under the real cost. Just like we never had a real cost…
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News, Feature Chairman Willie: Willie Brown's Not-So-Secret Connection to the Hunters Point Project

Chairman Willie: Willie Brown's Not-So-Secret Connection to the Hunters Point Project

Photo by Mike Koozmin This story was originally reported by Matt Smith for the independent, nonprofit Center for Investigative Reporting, the country's largest investigative reporting team. We present it here in partnership with CIR. For more information, visit cironline.org…
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News, Trophy Hunters: The City's Great Changes Mean Death for Little Gold Sportsmen

Trophy Hunters: The City's Great Changes Mean Death for Little Gold Sportsmen

America is weak. Our young are soft, narcissistic, self-absorbed, thin-skinned, wholly unable to cope with even mild criticism, or get off your lawn. And who's to blame for this? June Wong, that's who. If you believe the younger generation has…
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News, Fat Cats and Big Fish: New Rules Won't Starve Those at the Top of the Political Food Chain

Fat Cats and Big Fish: New Rules Won't Starve Those at the Top of the Political Food Chain

There's a San Francisco worldview in which Willie Brown is omnipresent: He sits high above us in a skyscraper, reclining in a black leather chair with a fluffy white cat in his lap, absorbing his cut from all the transactions…
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News, The Snitch Prop. 13: Willie Brown Offers Advice on Solving Problem He Helped Create

Prop. 13: Willie Brown Offers Advice on Solving Problem He Helped Create

San Francisco voters are a forgiving lot. Local politicians can make huge messes, solve them years later -- and reap the credit for tackling the problems of their own making. Over the weekend, Willie Brown offered his advice on how…
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News, The Snitch Aaron Peskin Denies Willie Brown Ice Capades Tale

Aaron Peskin Denies Willie Brown Ice Capades Tale

A little while ago, your humble narrator read through every last Willie Brown Chronicle column to count the unsolicited plugs of businesses or folks about town. That pretty much filled up a notebook. But we didn't see anything about Satan.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Cute Overload: SPCA Pet Adoption Holiday Windows and 3D Light Show with <em>Nutcracker</em> Dancers

Cute Overload: SPCA Pet Adoption Holiday Windows and 3D Light Show with Nutcracker Dancers

The holidays are upon us (We're basing this on Safeway breaking out the Christmas decorations five minutes after Halloween), which means we can finally listen to Mariah Carey's holiday album un-ironically and that we once more have an excuse to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Cute Overload

Cute Overload

The holidays are upon us (We're basing this on Safeway breaking out the Christmas decorations five minutes after Halloween), which means we can finally listen to Mariah Carey's holiday album unironically and that we once more have an excuse to…
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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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Calendar, Night&Day Sometimes a Cigar Box Isn't a Cigar Box

Sometimes a Cigar Box Isn't a Cigar Box

April Chartrand is a fiberalchemist who wrote a book called Angel's Destiny: A Novel Story of Poems & Illustrations and received her own day in 1997 -- April Chartrand Day -- courtesy of former Mayor Willie Brown. You might feel…
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News, Sucka Free City

Prop. B: Tracking the Money Poured into the Coit Tower Battle

Even in an era when top hats and monocles have given way to blazers with jeans and loafers, it's still swell to be a swell. The trappings of wealth may change, but the access to it — that's a constant.…
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News, The Snitch Coit Tower: More than $100K Pours in to Fight Prop. B

Coit Tower: More than $100K Pours in to Fight Prop. B

Indian tribe that pushed Willie Brown-backed gambling bill ponies up $25K to quash Coit Tower measureOne of the swell things about being a swell is the convenient access to large sums of money. A few phone calls, a few meaningful…
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