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The Art of the Steal Harcourts Gallery was at the center of S.F.'s serious art scene for decades. Now, with serious money missing, the gallery's at the center of a criminal investigation. March 12, 1997

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Money for Nothing Last month, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors agreed to pay more than $10 million for a 73-year-old building that is not worth half that sum. The building -- a three-story, seismically suspect industrial structure at the…
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Honest Shaft Last December, campaign consultant and Yber-lobbyist Jack Davis took one of his clients, San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, to visit representatives of another client, Home Depot, the megaretailer of household-improvement products. The mayor was not in need of…
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Falling for the Gap

If you walk from the foot of Market Street south along the Embarcadero, you become part of one of the views that keep bringing the tourists back to San Francisco. To your left is the blue of the bay and,…
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Treasure Island Giveaway At a Board of Supervisors meeting last month, San Francisco Supervisor Leland Yee ruined everyone's good time for a moment by doing the extraordinary -- asking an on-point question of the Mayor's Office. His query was as…
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Questionable Developments Earlier this year, when political infighting threatened a compromise effort to gain federal funds for extending the Bay Area Rapid Transit system to San Francisco International Airport, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein snapped into action. Feinstein pointed fingers publicly,…
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U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) The Capitol Washington, D.C. Dear Sen. Shelby: As chairman for the Senate subcommittee responsible for doling out federal tax dollars for commuter train projects, you have some big decisions to make. One involves the rail…
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Un-Welcome to Mr. Roberts' Neighborhood

Five years ago, Sandra and Anthony Chan decided to do something nice for their eldest son, Gary. He would soon graduate with an economics degree from the University of California at Davis. His parents expected him to marry and have…
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Trial by Error Police Commission President John Keker's flustered resignation has focused needed attention on a chaotic police discipline system that has allowed didactic, cop-hating lefties and self-serving police union officials to shred civility and reason. Keker's ideas for reforming…
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Cruz's Curse At the height of the Tuesday morning commuter crush into downtown San Francisco, a stalled 18-wheeler blocked two lanes on Third Street, a little below Market Street. Traffic snarled for blocks in multiple directions from the tangled knot.…
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Demon Dumb Last June, when S.F. Supervisor Mabel Teng heard that a popular ice cream parlor in her Inner Sunset neighborhood was being forced out of business by a steep rent increase, she reacted as lawmakers are wont to react.…
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Cracking Contracting Shell Games Four months after uncovering affirmative action fraud in bidding on construction at S.F. International Airport, the city has booted the two offending firms from its minority contracting program. The investigation also shows that the S.F. Human…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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