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Guardian endorsements for June 5 election

Sure, the primaries are a joke -- but your vote still matters. Our take on the trash wars, the DCCC race, and more local elections

On the Cheap Listings

On the Cheap listings are compiled by Lucy Schiller and Caitlin Donohue. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how...

Adachi video attacks public financing

November 1, 2011
This is odd: An eight-minute video narrated by Matt Gonzalez in support of Jeff Adachi devotes a considerable amount of time to attacking public...

The Real Ed Lee story

November 1, 2011
The Ed Lee Story has some much-needed competition. The boring, patronizing (to readers) and over-the-top hagiography of the interim mayor was just sitting there...

On Guard!

Lee hit with voter tampering allegations and negative mailers, but he dodges questions about a homophobic colleague -- and more news you need to know this week.

The mud flies

September 20, 2011
Dennis Herrera is out with an ad attacking Ed Lee -- and it's just the beginning of what we're going to see as the...

So much for civility

Mayor's race gets interesting as barbs fly

Lee appointment of Nuru darkens the ethical cloud over Room 200

August 16, 2011
City Attorney Dennis Herrera deserves credit for being the one mayoral candidate willing to bring a full-throated denunciation of the sleazy and corrupt politics...

Shady financial dealings mar the “Run, Ed, Run” campaign

Not only do the groups behind the campaign urging Mayor Ed Lee to run for mayor get lucrative city contracts, sometimes with Lee's help,...

Ethics Commission to discuss Progress for All

July 29, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle reporter John Cote's scoop highlighting how Recology executives were working behind the scenes under pressure from Chinatown power broker Rose Pak...

Taking out the trash

Garbage disposal contract headed for approval despite legal and electoral challenges

Will Kopp’s competitive bidding initiative derail Recology’s train to Yuba?

July 25, 2011
Sponsors of an initiative to require competitive bidding on all aspects of the city's multi-million-dollar garbage services say they plan to deliver their initiative...

Recology president Mike Sangiacomo disses the Guardian as landfill agreements head to full Board

July 21, 2011
Dressed in neon- yellow vests, a crowd of Recology employees filed into the Board’s Chambers to witness the Board’s Budget and Finance subcommittee, which...

Digging into the juicy details of Recology’s proposed landfill disposal and facilitation agreements

July 19, 2011
Last weekend, I tried to review online the details of the landfill disposal and facilitation agreements with Recology that the Board’s Budget & Finance...

Waste Management sues SF over garbage contract

July 18, 2011
The already intense fight between Recology (formerly NorCal Waste) and Waste Management over SF’s next landfill contract just got more intense: today Waste Management...

Repulsed by Recology’s tactics, Kopp strikes name from Adachi initiative

July 14, 2011
Who knew that a bunch of garbage could get a taxpayer watchdog like former supe/state senator/judge Quentin Kopp threatening not to endorse Public Defender...

Guardian poll: Should the garbage contract be put out to bid?

June 13, 2011
Since 1932, the company now known as Recology has, in some form or another, controlled the contract to pick up San Francisco's garbage. Now...

How Recology will attack the garbage initiative

We got an interesting call June 5 from a polling company. These folks typically ask if any member of the household works for the news...

On the Cheap Listings

May 17, 2011
On the Cheap listings are compiled by Jackie Andrews. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items...

Garbage shuffle

Alamo Square group alleges that Recology overbilled as board delays landfill decision

Earth Day in City Hall … on Wells Fargo’s dime

April 26, 2011
Who was lucky enough to get treated to Mayor Ed Lee's Earth Day Breakfast in City Hall, with the city's top politicos and a...

Deadlock over Ma’s trash bill

April 26, 2011
A State Assembly committee deadlocked Monday over Assemblymember Fiona Ma’s AB 1178, which opponents say would make it easier for Recology to send San...

PG&E, AT&T, Recology and Malia Cohen

April 25, 2011
I got a flyer the other day announcing a District 10 merchants meeting featuring Sup. Malia Cohen -- no big deal, district supervisors do...

Stopping the garbage monopoly

No-bid contracts are a no-win situation for the city