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End corporate welfare

EDITORIAL Big, powerful corporations seem to always find a way to get what they want out of City Hall, particularly under the administration of...

Citizen Agnos comes on strong for Proposition B in support of his Athenian oath

June 2, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann  (with the complete  text of Art Agnos speech  to the  May 21 dinner of San Francisco Tomorrow) When Art...

Cash backwards

Ten things San Francisco should fund -- and 10 things it shouldn't -- to create a fair, equitable, and forward-thinking city budget

Agnos offers waterfront development history lesson during SFT speech

May 27, 2014
I am delighted to speak to the members and friends of SFT about the waterfront tonight…and a special shout out to Jane Morrison...

Bill would tax companies with wide CEO-worker pay disparities

California companies pouring big cash on their CEOs may be forced to tighten the spigot under a new bill that seeks to limit CEOs...

Boom for whom?

Why isn't San Francisco's hot economy creating a budget surplus to address its costly byproducts?

After an exciting America’s Cup finish, San Francisco tallies its score

September 26, 2013
When Oracle Team USA completed a stunning comeback yesterday to retain the America’s Cup, winning eight consecutive races, it was indeed a big sporting...

From America’s Flop to America’s Blowout — and we couldn’t be happier

September 13, 2013
New Zealand’s sailing team could win the America’s Cup this weekend after taking a 6-0 lead over the American team sponsored by Oracle and...

America’s Cup organizers sell small-scale naming rights at Pier 27 to pay their debt to the city

August 16, 2013
The Port Commission has approved a proposal by the America’s Cup Organizing Committee (ACOC) to sell bricks, benches, and other assets at Pier 27...

On the Cheap: July 31 – August 7, 2013

July 30, 2013
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Kiwis score points as Oracle regroups

After a week of one-boat "races," an argument over rules, and an angry sponsor making waves in international media, it would be easy to...

Kiwis win first real America’s Cup race as Oracle adapts to rejected rule change

After a week of one-boat “races,” an argument over rules, and an angry sponsor making waves in international media, it would be easy to...

Dailies miss the backstory on the America’s Cup ruling

Yesterday’s ruling against a last minute rule change in the America’s Cup was duly reported in today’s Chronicle and Examiner. But as with much...

More ill winds

America's Cup -- or America's flop?

Is Larry Ellison cheating?

If you’re wondering why the hell there was only one boat was out there “racing” in the first match of the America’s Cup on...

New Zealand’s Cup

America's Cup, seen by many here as a billionaire's boat race, looks very different Down Under, with its culture of sailing and maritime innovation

Desperate for support, 8 Washington developers run ads proclaiming: “Stop the 1%”

June 25, 2013
With a July 8 deadline fast approaching, the developers behind the 8 Washington project are taking steps to ensure their measure to approve one...

Guardian Intelligence

Virgil's Sea Room, queer education in schools, Ron Lanza memorial, Sean Parker's nuptials ... what you need to know this week

Go, New Zealand

June 5, 2013
Imagine if Larry Ellison lost the America's Cup.Imagine if the third-richest American -- the guy who made the race so expensive that only billionaires...

SF homeless services budget item < 0.25 percent of Larry Ellison’s net worth

Billionaire Larry Ellison, the vainglorious CEO of Oracle and yachtsman responsible for bringing the America’s Cup to San Francisco, has come a long way...

Spare change, Larry?

March 20, 2013
Tensions flared over the America's Cup last week as critics called for billionaire yacht owner Larry Ellison to cover the looming city deficit out...

Tough questions asked on America’s Cup fundraising shortfall

March 13, 2013
At a March 13 subcommittee hearing called by Sup. John Avalos, representatives from the city’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the America's...

The America’s Cup is killing us!

First Larry Ellison and his rich cronies try to perpetrate an audacious real estate scam on San Francisco, after pitting us against other cities...

A fine use for Larry’s fine art

February 22, 2013
A loyal reader contacted us with a great suggestion to solve all the fundraising problems of the America's Cup.This summer, it turns out, will...