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The plutocrat

Tech mogul Ron Conway is trying to buy San Francisco politics and sell his pro-business agenda

Sorting out a strange election

What the Nov. 6 results mean -- and don't mean

Election makes the Board of Supervisors tougher to predict

November 7, 2012
I'm still a bit too bleary-eyed for serious political analysis on D5 or other races today, but I'll offer a few of my own...

Lee down in D7, promises to maintain presence

November 6, 2012
The barrage of mailers put out by the Coalition for Sensible Government, which campaign manager Thomas Lee described as more a source of frustration...

Finally, some clarity in SF

November 6, 2012
So right after I complained about SF dragging its feet on returns, we get another big chunk and it shows Eric Mar taking D1...

Mar jubilant at early returns

November 6, 2012
The first precinct reports are coming in -- just a few -- and they share Sup. Eric Mar holding and even expanding his lead...

Locally grown

Fresh picks from 'Cinema By the Bay'

Vote early and often

November 6, 2012
The most expensive, ugliest, longest and most money-dominated election in my memory is finally winding down, and unless something really weird happens, Obama's going...

Follow the election night parties and results with SFBG

November 6, 2012
Happy election day! Yes, the barrage of political propaganda will soon give way to celebrations, concessions, ruminations, and spin, spin, spin. As always, the...

Record-breaking spending floods District 1 with political propaganda

November 2, 2012
District 1 supervisorial candidate David Lee and independent expenditure campaigns supporting him have spent nearly $800,000 – shattering previous spending records for a district...

Olague attacks led by billionaires and a consultant/commissioner with undisclosed income

October 31, 2012
Understanding how political activists are being paid is important to understanding what their motivations are. For example, is Andrea Shorter – a mayor-appointed former...

Economic cleansing, part two

Don't let realtors' cash determine the future of San Francisco

The sleazy money typhoon

October 29, 2012
CORRECTION: This article has been updated to correct inaccurate information. The flood of money into the San Francisco elections over the past month is mind-boggling....

Realtors and tech spending big to flip the Board of Supervisors

October 26, 2012
Wealthy interests aligned with Mayor Ed Lee, the real estate industry, big tech companies, and other downtown groups are spending unprecedented sums of money...


October 23, 2012
Wednesday 24Senior and disability action Western Addition Senior Center, 1390 ½ Turk, SF; 415-546-2096. 9:30am-1:30pm, free. Senior and Disability Action University presents a workshop...

The most shameless campaign mailer of the year

October 17, 2012
This is out-of-control shameless: David Lee -- the pro-landlord, pro-downtown, pro-any-form-of-development candidate who is running against Sup. Eric Mar in District 1, is trying...

Was Realtor-financed attack ad illegally coordinated with Lee?

October 12, 2012
District 1 supervisorial candidate David Lee might have violated election laws prohibiting candidates from coordinating with groups doing independent expenditures after being featured in...

Supervisors reinstate Mirkarimi, rejecting Lee’s interpretation of official misconduct

October 10, 2012
The Board of Supervisors has voted to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and reject the official misconduct charges that Mayor Ed Lee brought against Mirkarimi...

Weird homophobic attack ad from the Association of Realtors

October 8, 2012
Gee, this ad that's up on You Tube, apparently paid for the the San Francisco Association of Realtors, is creepy, strange and a bit...

David Lee and his landlord backers raise the stakes in District 1

October 4, 2012
Realtors and commercial landlords have transformed the supervisorial race in District 1 into an important battle over rent control and tenants' rights, despite their...

Endorsements 2012: San Francisco races

Rizzo and Selby for D5 supervisor. Our top choice in D1 is Eric Mar

D5, Mirkarimi, and 8 Washington

August 29, 2012
Everybody knows that the timing of the Board of Supervisors vote on ousting the sheriff for official misconduct is bad for Ross Mirkarimi. We're...

Slough Feg’s Mike Scalzi talks metal, philosophy

November 8, 2010
(For a review of Slough Feg's latest, The Animal Spirits, go here. Read on for an interview with the band's guitarist-singer, Mike Scalzi.)San Francisco...

And the dreidl will rock

October 23, 2007
I have a new obsession: www.jewsrock.org. I found the site while researching an old obsession, NOFX’s “The Brews” (I was trying to prove to...