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Occupy Wall Street comes to SF

September 28, 2011
View our full coverage of the OccupySF movement here.As the Occupy Wall Street demonstration enters its 12th day in New York City – and...

Obama, Lee, Avalos, and the arc of history

People need to hear compelling stories, particularly from those who aspire to lead them, a point that author and psychologist Drew Westen nailed in...

We need a real question time, Mr. Mayor

Does Ed Lee's recent flip-flop signal a return to the bad old days of City Hall?

Film Listings

June 14, 2011
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Michelle Devereaux, Peter Galvin, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Johnny Ray Huston, Louis Peitzman,...

Tourk’s clients sully Herrera’s mayoral campaign

Does anyone really believe that lobbyist and campaign consultant Alex Tourk isn't talking to City Attorney Dennis Herrera, whose mayoral campaign Tourk is running,...

Judge Kopp to run for D.A.?

January 11, 2011
Yep: Quentin Kopp, the 82-year-old former supervisor, former state Senator, retired Superior Court judge and political fixture in this city for four decades, is...

Endorsements 2010: State ballot measures

PROP. 19 LEGALIZE MARIJUANAYES, YES, YES The most surprising thing about Prop. 19 is how it has divided those who say they support the...

Buying power

How PG&E and Mercury Insurance are spending millions to try to trick Californians into voting for corporate interests

Honor Joe Lynn’s life and work

February 16, 2010
Friends and allies of Joe Lynn – perhaps the most diligent and public-spirited citizen ever associated with the San Francisco Ethics Commission, an agency...

Editor’s Notes

Ain't no free lunch. Not in America, not in 2009. But it's a thought.

Ammiano: Bailing out the governor

December 10, 2008
Today's Ammianoliner: Governor of Illinois gives a whole new meaning to bailout. (From the home telephone answering machine of Assemblyman Tom Ammiano on the day after...

The trouble with hairy

The Werewolf of Washington: crude, sloppy, aesthetically ugly, deliberately ridiculous, and hilarious

The other October 2

By Stephen Torres For most, this year’s Oct. 2 will be remembered as the day of the highly-anticipated debate between Veep candidates (if it's remembered...

Back to Oakland?

September 30, 2008
In what could be his first move toward the mayor's seat, Don Perata's political machine is working overtime to elect one of its own to Oakland's City Council

One elephant case bumps another

August 15, 2008
By Steven T. Jones The big Ringling Bros. elephant abuse trial that I wrote about in the current issue of the Guardian has been delayed...

Green dreams

As we celebrate Earth Day in this era of all things green, it's worth contemplating whether our enviro-guilt has gotten the better of our...

SFIAAFF: Manila: the drama

Brillante Mendoza looks at the costs of human lives

The great escape

City College chancellor Phil Day is leaving his successor with a mountain of unfinished business

Endorsements: Local offices

Mecke, Sumchai, and Chicken John for mayor. Plus: Other endorsements

Charity or political corruption?

By Steven T. Jones PG&E just put out a press release patting themselves on the back for placing sixth on the San Francisco Business Times'...

Editor’s Notes

Kamala Harris, please be a hard ass