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Film Listings: June 25 – July 1, 2014

June 24, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Frameline is underway! Plus: crooners, ping-pong champs, and more, in new movies

Frameline 38, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, kicked off last night and runs through June 29; check out our big list o'...

Film Listings: June 18 – 24, 2014

June 17, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

If you even have time to make it to the movies between World Cup matches…

...read on for our takes on the new flicks of the week. Pssst: lots of good stuff still to come at DocFest, too!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1h3w7TQ99IAlone Yet...

Film Listings: June 11-17, 2014

June 10, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

SF’s culture of corruption

In many ways, San Francisco hasn't changed. It's still the old Barbary Coast, ruled by capitalist thugs and corrupt politicians, only with glossy modern spin

Complaint against Yee includes firearms trafficking and envelopes full of cash

The federal criminal charges filed today against Sen. Leland Yee (D-SF), local political consultant Keith Jackson, reputed Chinatown organized crime boss Raymond “Shrimp Boy”...

Yee had a reputation for political corruption even before the federal indictment

Long before Sen. Leland Yee’s surprise arrest and arraignment on federal corruption charges today, Yee already had a reputation for, at best, political pandering...

Mayor Lee supports PG&E’s monopoly

September 25, 2013
After watching Mayor Ed Lee and his appointees subvert the launch of CleanPowerSF and support PG&E's illegal monopoly control of local energy users --...

Challenge Mayor Lee and his lies

EDITORIAL In the long history of San Francisco political corruption caused by Pacific Gas & Electric's willingness to do and spend whatever it takes...

Protect local power and control

EDITORIAL There's a growing stench of political corruption — or, at the very least, hidden agendas aimed at subverting popular will in favor of...

‘Money is a tool’

And so is disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. But is he a tool of political reform or just his longtime allies among the rich and the right?

Mayor Lee’s trip to China raises questions of ethics and influence

Mayor Ed Lee barely had time to unpack from his recent political junket to Paris before he was off on his current trip...

Information, please

The Bay Area leads the revolution in information sharing. So why is it still so hard to get basic public records in San Francisco?

Political corruption is “trumped up?”

August 27, 2012
The truly shocking aspect of the latest fallout from the City College scandal is the response of incumbent Trustee Natalie Berg, who is up...

Hate (and free) speech

August 15, 2012
How far can you push free speech? Is it okay for Muni to run ads that are utterly, inexcusably offensive to Arabs and Muslims...

Perjury allegations against Lee gain more support

San Francisco Democratic Party Chair Aaron Peskin has confirmed his role in extending a city job offer from Mayor Ed Lee to Sheriff Ross...

Only real change can avert more conflict

This week's May Day events brought together immigrant groups, labor unions, and activists with the Occupy movement to confront gross inequities in our economic...

Cole Hardware pleads guilty in SFPUC scam

February 28, 2012
We at the Guardian have long celebrated small businesses as more beneficial to San Francisco than large corporations, which often extract wealth from the...

Guardian editorial: The DA and mayoral corruption

February 21, 2012
EDITORIAL The indictments of two executives of an airport shuttle company on charges of laundering campaign money are, in themselves, a rarity and something...

Gascon and mayoral corruption

Glaring irregularites in Ed Lee's mayoral campaign should be investigated

Is SF’s DA investigating Rose Pak?

February 14, 2012
Well, Ms. Pak thinks he is. At the Chinese New Year parade, where she wields the mic at the reviewing stand and typically makes...

The Bonds trial: What a phenomenal waste

December 16, 2011
What a phenomenal waste of everyone's time and money.After eight years, millions of dollars in taxpayer money, and endless trees killed for newspaper stories,...

Endorsements 2011

Avalos for mayor. Mirkarimi for sheriff. Onek for district attorney. Yes on C, No on D, E, and F ... complete endorsements for the San Francisco election