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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, Seats of Power: The Strange and Terrible Saga of Moving Bronze Art Chairs Across the Street

Seats of Power: The Strange and Terrible Saga of Moving Bronze Art Chairs Across the Street

Primitivo Suarez-Wolfe is a talented artist. Maybe too talented: Anyone carelessly plopping down upon what appears to be a soft, inviting recliner on a sidewalk at Church and Duboce will receive an impromptu lesson on where his coccyx is. The…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Inquiry Regarding Disability Placards May Miss the (Disabled) Elephant In the Room: It's Just Too Damn Easy To Get a Disability Placard

S.F. Inquiry Regarding Disability Placards May Miss the (Disabled) Elephant In the Room: It's Just Too Damn Easy To Get a Disability Placard

Supervisor Eric Mar was on the side of the angels yesterday when he convened a hearing looking into the Municipal Transportation Authority's enforcement of potential disability placard fraud; if Mar can help bring the legal hammer down on able-bodied folks…
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News, The Snitch Ain't That the Mayor's SUV Blocking Two Handicapped Access Ramps and Crosswalks?

Ain't That the Mayor's SUV Blocking Two Handicapped Access Ramps and Crosswalks?

Yesterday we wrote about how Mayor Gavin Newsom's taxpayer-funded Chevy Tahoe Hybrid gets awful mileage, is only marginally more efficient than a regular Tahoe, and costs scads more. We also noted that a would-be neighbor of the mayor's was rankled…
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News, The Snitch Disability Advocate: Hire Me and I'll Make San Francisco $600K a Year

Disability Advocate: Hire Me and I'll Make San Francisco $600K a Year

When most San Franciscans walk by a motorcycle parked on the sidewalk, they probably think nothing of it. But when Bob Planthold comes across one, he sees red. But then he sees gold. Planthold, a disability and pedestrian advocate --…
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News, Matt Smith

Bus Stopped

About a year ago, Jay Primus boarded the 38 Geary bus on the west side of Market Street and rode it through the Tenderloin District, jostling, swerving, and spending as much time stopped as moving, until he finally arrived at…
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