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News, The Snitch Ex-Muni Brass Linked to $200 Million in Private Central Subway Contracts

Ex-Muni Brass Linked to $200 Million in Private Central Subway Contracts

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will vote on a contract that would send tens of millions of dollars in Central Subway project funds to a firm employing the former director of the Municipal Transportation Agency. If approved, the contract…
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News, Mecklin

Mecklin

I breakfasted a few weeks ago with someone who, depending on one's point of view, might be described as either a wise man or a wise guy of the local scene, and he insists the Willie Brown story has run…
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Calendar, Halloween

Mecklin

To the Newsracks! It was a cold, crisp, bright Saturday afternoon, and I was happy. Bill Clinton would suffer awhile longer. House Republicans had publicly proven themselves to be pompous closet tyrants who go to untalented hair stylists. And…
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Mecklin

Merry Christmas to Emilio Cruz, Amos Brown, and Especially Willie Brown Jr. The look and feel of the city -- the skaters at Embarcadero Center, the crowds on Union Square -- always put me in a happy, reflective mood…
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Rewarding Failure

In mass transit, beauty is being on-time, and being on-time is beauty. And that is all you need to know to understand why San Franciscans hate the Municipal Railway. Hating Muni has become a chronic condition in San Francisco because…
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This Is for All Those Size-1 Dresses, You Bitch!

Designer Betsey Johnson isn't known for her wet look, and she'll probably wear it like a drowned kitty, but despite all that, she has sportingly volunteered to be shoved into a swimming pool for charity at the Celebrity Pool Toss.…
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Calendar, Halloween

Mulch

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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Letters

Sragow Fanned Michael Sragow is usually an obsolescent windbag. But his interview with the inimitable Mike Leigh is brilliant ("Full Disclosure," Film, Sept. 25). Though Sragow and film are generally a mismatch, he may have other talents. Have you tested…
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