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News, The Snitch Rose Pak: Ed Lee is a Puppet, Commanded By His Own Cronies

Rose Pak: Ed Lee is a Puppet, Commanded By His Own Cronies

Despite Mayor Ed Lee's constant reminders to Chinatown that Supervisor Julie Christensen was his choice, voters on Tuesday booted the mayoral appointee out and replaced her with a familiar face: Aaron Peskin. As Peskin, who served on the Board of…
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News, The Snitch Mayoral Candidates Demand Investigation of Ed Lee Supporters Accused of Fraud

Mayoral Candidates Demand Investigation of Ed Lee Supporters Accused of Fraud

Mayor Ed Lee's supporters have been linked to yet another alleged election scandal. Over the weekend, seven mayoral candidates asked the state and federal governments to investigate whether Lee supporters were illegally marking ballots for Cantonese-speaking voters. Here's the back…
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News, The Snitch HIV Activist Calls Mayor Ed Lee a Name the <i>Chronicle</i> Would Never Print

HIV Activist Calls Mayor Ed Lee a Name the Chronicle Would Never Print

In this election, Mayor Ed Lee has been called many charming names -- crooked, double-crossing, sneaky, Republican. Now he can add "dick" to that growing list of insults.    According to the Bay Area Reporter, Jeff Sheehy, who was the…
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News, The Snitch DA Launches Criminal Investigation into Mayor Ed Lee's Donors

DA Launches Criminal Investigation into Mayor Ed Lee's Donors

District Attorney George Gascón refused to investigate previous accusations of questionable ethics tied to Mayor Ed Lee's campaign. But just 24 hours after early voting started, the DA announced he would investigate allegations of laundered contributions into Lee's mayoral campaign.…
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News, The Snitch Ed Lee's Alleged Money-Laundering Is Manna From Heaven for Dennis Herrera

Ed Lee's Alleged Money-Laundering Is Manna From Heaven for Dennis Herrera

City Attorney Dennis Herrera is calling for a criminal investigation into new allegations against his rival Mayor Ed Lee, whose donors are accused of  laundering money for his campaign through business associates as a way sidestep campaign contribution limits.The Bay…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Ed Lee's "Smoking Gun"

Mayor Ed Lee's "Smoking Gun"

While Mayor Ed Lee has insisted he had no connection to the Progress for All committee, the group that was formed to draft him into the mayor's race, campaign records seem to tell a much different story. Lee filed a…
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News, The Snitch Tony Winnicker Says 'Farewell' to Everyone but SF Weekly

Tony Winnicker Says 'Farewell' to Everyone but SF Weekly

Mayoral spokesman Tony Winnicker has quit his job after working for the last year as former mayor Gavin Newsom's mouthpiece and then Mayor Ed Lee. Will we miss him? Not really, and here is why: He never calls us back!The…
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News, The Snitch Mayor's Office: Kamala Harris Will *Not* Name Her Successor

Mayor's Office: Kamala Harris Will *Not* Name Her Successor

Earlier today, SF Weekly noted that reports of Mayor Gavin Newsom allowing District Attorney Kamala Harris to name her own replacement came as a surprise to even the DA's office. Turns out the mayor was a bit surprised, too. Mayoral…
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News, The Snitch Good News For Gavin Newsom! Former Flack Votes For Him.

Good News For Gavin Newsom! Former Flack Votes For Him.

With today's projected turnout at 33.3 percent -- a palindrome, and all-time low -- it means the record amount of money spent will be spread over a potential record few number of voters.So, every vote counts. And, in a bit…
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News, The Snitch Newsom Spokesman's Mantra: 'We Report, We Don't Deport'

Newsom Spokesman's Mantra: 'We Report, We Don't Deport'

Rare is the catchphrase that makes the jump to the public consciousness. If the glove doesn't fit,  you must acquit: Johnnie Cochran at the O.J. Simpson trial (they acquitted). Read my lips; no new taxes: George H.W. Bush (he enacted…
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News, The Snitch It's Official -- 'Around 15,000' City Workers to Be Laid Off Friday

It's Official -- 'Around 15,000' City Workers to Be Laid Off Friday

Earlier today we reported that city workers were bracing for a Pink Slip Friday as part of a city scheme to lay off thousands of workers and then re-hire them at reduced work weeks. Well -- it's gonna happen. Mayoral…
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Tapioca and Water

Continuing the city's odd food-inspired political scandals, we now have Tapiocagate, courtesy of San Francisco's supervisor from Burlingame, Ed Jew. Jew is being investigated for allegedly shaking down owners of Quickly tapioca drink shops for $40,000 to solve permitting problems…
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