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Culture, The Exhibitionist Seven Choice Bits From Sup. Aaron Peskin's Talk at the Tenderloin Museum

Seven Choice Bits From Sup. Aaron Peskin's Talk at the Tenderloin Museum

Newly elected Supervisor Aaron Peskin presented at the Tenderloin Museum's monthly guest speaker series last week. While not as heavily attended as Sup. Jane Kim's talk in April, the atmosphere was a bit less heated, as no one rose to…
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News, The Snitch Report: Super Bowl 50 Netted City a Whopping $792,000

Report: Super Bowl 50 Netted City a Whopping $792,000

Remember Super Bowl 50? The world's best-marketed sporting event — the few hours of football squeezed around the most expensive commercial messaging in America — brought 1.1 million strangers to San Francisco, shut downtown streets for about a month,…
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News, The Snitch Board of Supervisors Poised to Reject New Jail

Board of Supervisors Poised to Reject New Jail

After weeks of controversy and a high stakes game of legislative musical chairs set off by the election of Supervisor Aaron Peskin, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote today on a package of legislation to fund the construction…
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News, The Snitch Opponents of the Warriors’ Mission Bay Stadium Can Keep Fighting, But it Won't Change Anything

Opponents of the Warriors’ Mission Bay Stadium Can Keep Fighting, But it Won't Change Anything

If anybody in San Francisco was rooting for the Warriors to lose last night, every single one of them was probably at City Hall. The Mission Bay Alliance, a group that has sworn to fight the incoming 18,000-seat Warriors…
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News, The Snitch It's Election Day. Will San Francisco Survive?

It's Election Day. Will San Francisco Survive?

There's a lot of stake in today's municipal election. San Francisco voters will decide whether or not to fund a major housing bond, whether or not to approve a major new development on the site of the San Francisco…
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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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Dining, SFoodie Monday Seven: The Canned Parrots of Telegraph Hill, 1300 Fillmore Throws a Party

Monday Seven: The Canned Parrots of Telegraph Hill, 1300 Fillmore Throws a Party

Someone…
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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 After Supervisor Christensen Downplays Eviction "Horror Stories," Twitter Lashes Out

After Supervisor Christensen Downplays Eviction "Horror Stories," Twitter Lashes Out

It's the stuff of political nightmares: your name suddenly becomes a hashtag, and potential voters take potshots at you in 140 damning characters.   In a Chronicle story published yesterday, District 3 supervisor Julie Christensen, currently waging a tough…
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News, The Snitch Police Called To Last Night's District 3 Supervisor Debate

Police Called To Last Night's District 3 Supervisor Debate

While the days of Tammany Hall muscle may be behind us, it's hard to read a political story without encountering a gang of violent metaphors.   "The gloves come off in North Beach," barked the headline of recent San Francisco…
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News, The Snitch Supervisor Says Rent Control Caused Housing Crisis

Supervisor Says Rent Control Caused Housing Crisis

The local race to watch this election isn't the mayor's race (no well-funded opposing candidates? bo-ring), but instead is the red hot race for District 3 supervisor between incumbent Julie Christensen and not-quite-incumbent-anymore Aaron Peskin. Now a new flub…
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News, The Snitch Airbnb Says It Will Start Collecting the San Francisco Hotel Tax in October

Airbnb Says It Will Start Collecting the San Francisco Hotel Tax in October

Hospitality behemoth Airbnb says it will finally start collecting San Francisco's 14 percent transient occupancy tax on October 1, roughly a year after it first promised to collect the tax. "This is the culmination of a long process that began…
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News, Feature Body Politic: Scott Wiener Strips Down City Bureaucracy

Body Politic: Scott Wiener Strips Down City Bureaucracy

Photo illustration by Audrey Fukuman with photograph of Scott Wiener by Anna Latino The wall thermometer says it's barely 55 degrees inside the Glen Canyon Recreation Center. The assembled community members wear socks with their sandals. But then, they…
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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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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, Sucka Free City

America's Cup: Mayor Lee Still Insists It Will Benefit S.F.

The recently concluded America's Cup World Series races were a good time: big boats, big crowds, great weather, and lots of dogs. Even Aaron Peskin showed up and enjoyed himself. What's less entertaining is that the public is still being…
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News, Sucka Free City

8 Washington: Supervisor Olague Votes Herself out of Favor

Denizens of landlocked District 5 may not be able to locate 8 Washington Street. But, wherever it is, they're against it. A poll commissioned by the group that qualified a referendum against the proposed luxury waterfront condo tower claims city…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Lee Won't Face Perjury Investigation, D.A. Says

Mayor Lee Won't Face Perjury Investigation, D.A. Says

It looks like the perjury charge against Mayor Ed Lee will soon fade into insignificance. District Attorney George Gascón this week maintained his position that that there isn't enough evidence to pursue an investigation. Meanwhile, the Ethics Commission has ruled…
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News, The Snitch 8 Washington: Development Foes Say They've Got the Signatures to Force Referendum

8 Washington: Development Foes Say They've Got the Signatures to Force Referendum

Anti-condo petition could spawn first successful referendum in 21 yearsHalting the construction of 8 Washington, a waterfront development that would likely house the most expensive condos in city history, has blossomed into the progressive ur-issue. And that figures to continue…
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News, Sucka Free City Mirkarimi Trial: Defense Attorney Accuses Mayor Lee of Perjury

Mirkarimi Trial: Defense Attorney Accuses Mayor Lee of Perjury

For Mayor Ed Lee, a political win looked easier than drunk college kids at a frat mixer. Ross Mirkarimi laid it right out for him: Lee could send a political adversary into professional oblivion, financial ruin, and public humiliation. He…
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