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News, The Snitch Bevan Dufty Is Sure Adorable Puppies Will Solve S.F.'s Panhandling Problem

Bevan Dufty Is Sure Adorable Puppies Will Solve S.F.'s Panhandling Problem

What former Mayor Gavin Newsom couldn't seem to accomplish, perhaps Spot can. We were both puzzled and thrilled to read this morning that former Supervisor-turned-homeless-czar Bevan Dufty had big plans to finally combat the aggressive panhandling that perpetually turns tourists…
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News, The Snitch Metal Detectors, ID Scans at S.F. Nightclubs Up for Debate

Metal Detectors, ID Scans at S.F. Nightclubs Up for Debate

Can't we have fun without killing each other?San Francisco is considering draconian safety measures at night clubs, including metal detectors and ID scans -- not even Oakland does that!That said, Jocelyn Kane, executive director of the Entertainment Commission, tells SF…
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News, The Snitch Homelessness, Weather: The Things Tourists Hate Most about S.F.

Homelessness, Weather: The Things Tourists Hate Most about S.F.

Two things in San Francisco any tourist will almost certainly encounter -- foggy weather and panhandlers. That also happens to be the two issues that irritate visitors the very most about our fair city, as confirmed by a recent San…
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News, The Snitch Will Gavin Newsom Still End Homelessness by 2014?

Will Gavin Newsom Still End Homelessness by 2014?

So it seems that not all of former Mayor Gavin Newsom's "head-spinning" machinations have worked in his favor. Before leaving office, he was successful in lining City Hall with an administration that would deliver a Newsomesque agenda.And his efforts paid…
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News, The Snitch 49ers President Jed York Likes Mayor Ed Lee, But Is It Enough to Keep The Team in S.F.?

49ers President Jed York Likes Mayor Ed Lee, But Is It Enough to Keep The Team in S.F.?

The stylistic differences between former Mayor Gavin Newsom and the current Mayor Ed Lee are too many to list here. Yet the one distinct deviation certainly worth noting is their relationship with 49ers president Jed York.Lee reportedly met with the…
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News, The Snitch Newsom Behind Deal to Keep Twitter in San Francisco

Newsom Behind Deal to Keep Twitter in San Francisco

Two weeks ago, SF Weekly reported that the Twitter tax break deal reeked of former Mayor Gavin Newsom -- and now we know why. City supervisors had proposed legislation with sweet tax breaks for microblogging giant Twitter that would entice…
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