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News, The Snitch <i>Chronicle</i> Staff Fights Their Health Care Squabble on Twitter

Chronicle Staff Fights Their Health Care Squabble on Twitter

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News, The Snitch Michael Breyer: Good Job, Dad!

Michael Breyer: Good Job, Dad!

Michael Breyer, the Assembly candidate who will duel Phil Ting to represent the segment of San Francisco where people have lawns -- and mow them -- made an announcement today. The candidate let it be known that this morning's Supreme…
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News, The Snitch Health Care Rates Poised to Soar: San Francisco and Its Workers to Foot the Bill

Health Care Rates Poised to Soar: San Francisco and Its Workers to Foot the Bill

Being presented with a whopping health care bill is enough to make you ill all over again. It's even worse when one is stuck with a surprise bill. And that's just happened to San Francisco and its employees.Distressing numbers revealed…
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News, The Snitch Jeff Adachi Says Proposition B Would Have Passed in Wisconsin

Jeff Adachi Says Proposition B Would Have Passed in Wisconsin

Public Defender Jeff Adachi is firing back against local labor leaders and legislators trying to draw a link between his pension-reform efforts in San Francisco and the battle over the future of organized labor that is playing out in Wisconsin.Adachi,…
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News, The Snitch Jeff Adachi Already Crafting 'New Prop. B'

Jeff Adachi Already Crafting 'New Prop. B'

Labor leaders and government officials talking about the need for "pension reform" has become as fashionable in San Francisco as toting around a yoga mat. But while the folks ostentatiously carrying around the yoga accouterments are, ostensibly, doing some yoga,…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco's Unfunded Health Liability: $4.36 Billion

San Francisco's Unfunded Health Liability: $4.36 Billion

After a lengthy analysis, San Francisco has finally determined its unfunded retiree health care liability, the amount of benefits city workers have earned that San Francisco is mandated to pay out, no matter what: $4.36 billion. That's a $360 million…
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News, The Snitch Gavin Newsom Pushing ... Pension Reform?

Gavin Newsom Pushing ... Pension Reform?

Moments ago in a live interview on Channel 2, Mayor Gavin Newsom said he's hoping for a "third" pension reform deal to be struck before he leaves office. He reminded TV viewers he was working on pension reform before it…
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News, The Snitch City's Multi-Billion Unfunded Health Care Liability To Be Revealed

City's Multi-Billion Unfunded Health Care Liability To Be Revealed

Every once in a while, the government will do something that scares the bejeezus out of you. We're not talking about touching your junk or stealing your Happy Meal. We're talking about calmly and professionally adding up the numbers and…
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News, The Snitch Guardian Parrots Propaganda in Endorsement Issue

Guardian Parrots Propaganda in Endorsement Issue

War is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength. Vote YES, YES, YES on public power!​The San Francisco Bay Guardian's "How You Should Think" edition hit newsstands this morning. It's not surprising to see the Guardian inform its readers…
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News, The Snitch Supreme Court Won't Hear Challege to Healthy San Francisco

Supreme Court Won't Hear Challege to Healthy San Francisco

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning delivered a major victory for gun ownership rights -- and also denied to hear a challenge to San Francisco's universal health care plan. So if you're uninsured and shot within city limits, this is…
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News, The Snitch Report: FBI Arrests S.F. Man for Scores of Phone Threats to Pelosi

Report: FBI Arrests S.F. Man for Scores of Phone Threats to Pelosi

The Associated Press today reported that the FBI has arrested a San Francisco man for scores of threatening phone calls he made to Rep. Nancy Pelosi's California and Washington, D.C. homes. It is alleged Gregory Giusti -- who will be…
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News, The Snitch What the City's Furloughs Mean for Health Care: Don't Get Sick

What the City's Furloughs Mean for Health Care: Don't Get Sick

Mayor Gavin Newsom's pending deal with unions to give workers 12 yearly unpaid days off could mean reduced staffing for everything from guarding swimming pools to issuing marriage certificates. But the effect might be most obvious at city-run clinics, where…
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News, The Snitch Healthy San Francisco's Long Lines Slim Down

Healthy San Francisco's Long Lines Slim Down

No sooner did SF Weekly report that the city's universal health care program Healthy San Francisco had contributed to long lines at public clinics, than a new city report came out this week showing that waits had been reduced during…
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News, The Snitch Chron's Momentous Photo Obscured by Tuna, Beer, Diapers

Chron's Momentous Photo Obscured by Tuna, Beer, Diapers

These days at the Chron, Pampers, beer, soda, and Bumble Bee Tuna have yanked the front page away from photo documentation of what is arguably the most important piece of legislation in four decades. Yep, that's Obama signing the health…
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News, The Snitch After Health Care Victory, Hipster Lobby Targets Immigration, Jobs, Lack of Beer Fridges

After Health Care Victory, Hipster Lobby Targets Immigration, Jobs, Lack of Beer Fridges

Following Sunday's passage of a historic health care bill letting brakeless track-bike riders stay on their parents' health insurance until age 26, America's hipster lobby now turns to legislative battles in areas such as immigration, climate change, financial regulatory reform,…
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News, The Snitch U.C. San Francisco Top Doc Says Health Care Bill 'Ain't So Bad'

U.C. San Francisco Top Doc Says Health Care Bill 'Ain't So Bad'

You can count Dr. Robert Wachter as one of the people taken aback at the vehement ongoing ruminations in favor of maintaining health care's status quo. "What they're missing," said U.C. San Francisco's chief of hospital medicine and medical service,…
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News, The Snitch What Can Healthy San Francisco Tell Us About Health Care Bill?

What Can Healthy San Francisco Tell Us About Health Care Bill?

Except for the hipster provision, extending to 26 the age brakeless track bike-riders get to stay on their parents' health insurance, most of the effects of the federal health-care legislation on its way to final passage won't be seen for…
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News, The Snitch 'Truth' Takes Back Seat in Health Care Debate

'Truth' Takes Back Seat in Health Care Debate

Health care, undoubtedly, is the subject du jour. We are in the midst of a crescendo of health care coverage so overpowering and unrelenting -- well, it could make you sick. But are we learning anything via the nonstop written…
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News, The Snitch Ever-Articulate Palin Disses ObamaCare Over Whine of Snowmobile

Ever-Articulate Palin Disses ObamaCare Over Whine of Snowmobile

Sarah Palin, Least Intelligent Megalomaniac of All Time, reacts to the House's passage of landmark health-care reform. A teaser: "Next will be the cap-and-tax energy restrictions, and amnesty for illegals, and, um, uh, things, like, uh, card-check that union bosses…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Business Group Spurns Pelosi's Health Care Plea

S.F. Business Group Spurns Pelosi's Health Care Plea

Despite 30 minutes of face time, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi failed to convince a delegation of San Francisco Chamber of Commerce business leaders to endorse the most important piece of legislation a San Francisco politician has shepherded in the history…
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