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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: How Dianne Feinstein Tipped Off the Night Stalker

Yesterday's Crimes: How Dianne Feinstein Tipped Off the Night Stalker

This is part two of a three-part series. Richard Ramirez had killed Peter Pan, 69, in his Lake Merced area home on August 18, 1985, over a year after he had raped and killed a 9-year-old girl in a Tenderloin…
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News, The Snitch Ed Lee Gives S.F. Mayoral Kiss of Death to Hillary Clinton

Ed Lee Gives S.F. Mayoral Kiss of Death to Hillary Clinton

Over the weekend, as our friends at SFist noted, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee appeared at a campaign rally in his native Washington state ahead of the March 26 Democratic Primary there. Ed's choice: former Secretary of State Hillary…
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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 Ron Conway Tweets Support of CIA Torture

Ron Conway Tweets Support of CIA Torture

As though you needed another reason to distrust  Ron Conway — Airbnb investor, Ed Lee financier, backer of a campaign to smear David Campos, and all-around political Svengali — get this: he's now emerged as an apologist for CIA torture. On…
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Calendar, Night&Day O'Farrell Girl

O'Farrell Girl

Liberty Bradford Mitchell grew up in the shadows of the adult entertainment industry. Her father was Artie Mitchell, who, along with his brother Jim, opened the San Francisco strip club Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theatre in 1969. The club was praised…
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News, Chem Tales Clearing the Air: San Francisco Doesn't Want to Be Bothered by Drug Reform

Clearing the Air: San Francisco Doesn't Want to Be Bothered by Drug Reform

This is not a weed-friendly town. Don't get it twisted — there is plenty of marijuana in San Francisco. There are two dozen "pot stores" with city licenses ready to sell lab-tested, medical grade cannabis, with scores more grow-houses lurking…
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News, Feature Shuck and Jive: Drakes Bay Oyster Company Forces a Redefinition of Environmentalism

Shuck and Jive: Drakes Bay Oyster Company Forces a Redefinition of Environmentalism

Photograph by Gil Riego Jr. Oysters courtesy of Waterbar. On a map, the rambling 2,500-acre inlet known as Drakes Estero looks like a chicken foot, its bony fingers pointing north from the larger Drakes Bay. In person, the estuary…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco's 1993 Mass Shooting Inspired National Assault Weapons Ban

San Francisco's 1993 Mass Shooting Inspired National Assault Weapons Ban

The New York Times article, on July 2, 1993, began, "San Francisco -- A gunman carrying hundreds of rounds of ammunition terrorized a high-rise office building in the financial district here late this afternoon, killing eight people and wounding six…
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News, The Snitch Sen. Dianne Feinstein to Introduce New Bill Banning Assault Weapons

Sen. Dianne Feinstein to Introduce New Bill Banning Assault Weapons

Sick and tired of people killing each other, Democratic leaders, including San Francisco's Dianne Feinstein, are using the horrific school shooting in Connecticut to seriously pounce on gun control. Feinstein (D-Calif.) went on Meet the Press yesterday morning to announce…
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News, The Snitch Eugene Ruyle, Peace and Freedom Candidate, Tries to Shake Up Assembly Race

Eugene Ruyle, Peace and Freedom Candidate, Tries to Shake Up Assembly Race

Eugene Ruyle, the Peace and Freedom Party candidate who won a spot on the November ballot for state assembly, is calling for the resignation of UC Regent Richard C Blum. The 15th District Assembly candidate is taking on Blum, who…
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Calendar, Night&Day 75 and Still Beautiful

75 and Still Beautiful

On May 27, the Golden Gate Bridge turns 75. If you were one of the 300,000 who walked across the bridge when it turned 50, you remember the unsettling sway, and the later reports that the convex profile of the…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Ed Lee Finally Breaks Silence on Medical Marijuana

Mayor Ed Lee Finally Breaks Silence on Medical Marijuana

"If you get Ed Lee on record about medical marijuana," more than one well-connected San Francisco politico has told us, "you deserve a medal."Our best efforts were all deflected, including a situation when we physically blocked Mayor Lee's path to…
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News, The Snitch Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein Are Stinking Rich

Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein Are Stinking Rich

Here is something that might inspire the dwindling Occupiers to return to their tents: While our very own Nancy Pelosi was pushing to extend unemployment  benefits that will, ideally, keep Spam on the tables of the 99 percent -- and…
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News, The Snitch California Young Democrats' Bank Accounts Frozen in Kinde Durkee Fraud Case

California Young Democrats' Bank Accounts Frozen in Kinde Durkee Fraud Case

The California Young Democrats are appealing to supporters for financial assistance after discovering that they cannot access their operating funds, which were handled by a Democratic campaign treasurer now facing fraud charges.Federal and state authorities are investigating the treasurer, Kinde…
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Calendar, Night&Day San Francisco’s Blue Period

San Francisco’s Blue Period

We once had a friend who lived in a loft inside the Mitchell Brothers’ porn warehouse near Civic Center. On her wall was a poster that looked like a political cartoon of then-Mayor Dianne Feinstein. The mayor’s skirt was the…
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News, The Snitch Dianne Feinstein's Popularity Plummets in California

Dianne Feinstein's Popularity Plummets in California

In 2008, when Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-San Francisco) was considering a bid for state governor, polls showed she would have swept the race. But like the economy, politics is cyclical. It seems Californians are changing their tune when it comes…
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News, The Snitch Luisa Argueta, DREAM Act-Eligible Teen, Asks Sen. Feinstein to Stop Deportation

Luisa Argueta, DREAM Act-Eligible Teen, Asks Sen. Feinstein to Stop Deportation

Update, 5:30 p.m.: A Feinstein spokesperson says that the senator's office received information about the case and "is currently reviewing the matter."Original post:A 19-year-old Antioch resident eligible for the DREAM Act is asking Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-San Francisco) to halt…
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News, The Snitch Dianne Feinstein Tells Francisco to Go Smoke a Fat One

Dianne Feinstein Tells Francisco to Go Smoke a Fat One

​Wait, not all of your tax dollars are wasted in San Francisco. Your local bureaucrats make it part of their job to send a letter every February to state and federal politicians restating the city's desire that the government legalize…
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News, The Snitch Feinstein and Boxer Crack Down on Pipeline Safey After San Bruno Blast

Feinstein and Boxer Crack Down on Pipeline Safey After San Bruno Blast

It's kind of hard to imagine that any agency could be more disorganized than San Francisco's Housing Authority which can't keep its records straight long enough to collect a month's worth of rent. But it appears that Pacific Gas and…
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News, The Snitch Janet Reilly Is No Chris Daly. (In Case You Were Wondering)

Janet Reilly Is No Chris Daly. (In Case You Were Wondering)

Is there a more toxic name in local politics than that of District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly? In 2008 we saw efforts to attack progressive candidates for the Board of Supervisors by tagging them as Daly's "puppets." Now a website run by…
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