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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...

Dear SFW: HST is dead. And you’re not him

August 22, 2012
Note to SF Weekly (and the other Village Voice Media papers that are running the same story this week):Hunter Thompson is dead. He shot...

FREE tickets to see Clem Burke (Blondie) and Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) of The International Swingers

June 21, 2012
The Guardian, SF Gate and the SF Weekly present a FREE show at the Red Devil Lounge this Sunday, June 24 featuring so many...

Why Mirkarimi pled guilty

March 12, 2012
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi didn’t want to cop a plea. He knew the damage it  would cause to his political career and he was prepared...

About that “acrimonious fall”

November 23, 2011
Catch this. Mayor Ed Lee's mayoral victory had nothing to do with millions of dollars in campaign contributions from private interests, a sophisticated get-out-the...

Is SF moving to the right?

November 11, 2011
The Bay Citizen/New York Times thinks so. The headline on the story -- "more conservative is the new normal" -- says it all. Matt...

Censorship — or something else?

September 27, 2011
Why did two Bay Area newsrooms dismiss Peter Byrne's story about conflicts of interest in UC investment deals?

Gascon justifies secrecy in Guardian interview

September 27, 2011
Three top candidates for district attorney held a joint press conference this morning calling out District Attorney George Gascon for refusing to release a...

As a candidate, Lee takes a few lumps

August 9, 2011
It was a lively scene at the Castro Theater Aug. 8 as leading mayoral contenders -- including interim Mayor Ed Lee, who that morning...

Those crazy San Franciscans

July 27, 2011
Joe Eskenazi has an SF Weekly piece that pretty much repeats what he's been saying for years: That San Francisco has too much government....

The Village Voice, Ashton Kutcher and prostitution ads

July 1, 2011
There’s some fascinating back and forth in media circles about the Village Voice, its chain (which includes SF Weekly), Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, prostitution,...

He’s back!

Police say it was a mistake to have notorious Officer Bertrand recently back on the beat busting nightclubs

The ballad of Peter and Raymond

FRAMELINE FILM FEST: A legendary local odd couple gets its due in Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure

Selling the Tenderloin

Who really benefits from the Twitter tax-cut deal?

Guardian, SF Weekly settle suit

January 3, 2011
The Bay Guardian and the chain that owns SF Weekly have reached a settlement that ends an eight-year legal battle. The parties have settled their...

Going to a club — or boarding an airplane?

The War on Fun continues with a proposal to electronically track every nightclub visitor

The prop. 8 hearing

December 6, 2010
Watching the hearing was a couple of hours well spent; it's not often that you get to see an actual live oral argument before...

SF Weekly gets it all wrong

December 3, 2010
This is a few days late, but still worth noting. After the Supreme Court ruled in our favor and shot down SF's Weekly's final...

Supreme Court confirms Guardian legal victory

November 30, 2010

Weekly's appeal denied: "We have before us the case of an ongoing, comprehensive, below-cost pricing scheme"

Supreme Court rejects SF Weekly appeal

November 23, 2010
The California Supreme Court let stand Nov. 23rd a landmark ruling protecting small business from predatory chains, denying without comment an attempt by SF...

SF Weekly tries the Supreme Court

October 29, 2010
SF Weekly and its chain parent have asked the state Supreme Court to review the precedent-setting victory for small business in our predatory pricing suit....

Walker draws first blood in D6 progressive fight

October 28, 2010
There's been lots of behind-the-scenes sniping and bad blood between supporters of D6 supervisorial candidates Debra Walker and Jane Kim, both strong and respected...

City bid to bring vendors into Dolores Parks causes an uproar

October 7, 2010
Officials with the SF Recreation and Parks Department are attempting to quell the mounting frustrations of some Mission District merchants and residents who feel...

Still no peace treaty in SF’s War on Fun

September 23, 2010
Boiling outrage over the city's boundary-pushing crackdown on San Francisco nightlife may have slowed to a simmer since the spring, when overzealous enforcement efforts...