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Keith Olberman is back — and he’s mad as hell about four hypocrisies in Washington

August 2, 2011
It's good to see Keith Olberman is back and in time to cover the end of the debt limit crisis. He's on Current TV...

The crucial question: why didn’t Obama invoke the 14th amendment and seize the day?

August 2, 2011
For me, the crucial question for President Obama is why he didn't take the advice of former President Bill Clinton, Rep. John Garamendi, and...

Will Esbernd support Lee?

July 26, 2011
As the tom toms grew louder at the Chronicle and in the Willie Brown/Rose Pak community for Interim Mayor Ed Lee to run for...

Memorial Day in Rock Rapids, Iowa, circa 1940s-50s

May 27, 2011
 When I was growing up in my hometown of Rock Rapids, Iowa, a farming community of 2,800 in the northwest corner of the state,...

Pete Petrakis, PG&E fighter, dies at 82

Guardian muckraker leaves San Francisco with a helluva story

Remembering Peter L. Petrakis, the pioneering Guardian investigative reporter who exposed the biggest urban scandal in U.S. history

April 4, 2011
Peter L. “Pete” Petrakis was the Guardian investigative reporter who developed the stories in the mid-1970s that became known to Guardian readers as the...

Gascon’s conflict

The police chief is, in effect, investigating his own operation

Malasadas: Today at Goat Hill pizza

March 8, 2011
Phil Andrade, proprietor of Goat Hill Pizza on Potrero Hill, popped up this morning at the monthly meeting of the Potrero Hill Merchants Association...

No more San Brunos!

February 17, 2011
For decades, the Guardian has done story after story on PG&E's deteriorating service, terrible maintenance record, continuous stonewalling and coverups, emphasis -- not on...

Editorial: New Mayor Ed Lee should stop the recycling eviction

January 18, 2011
Mayor Ed Lee needs to demonstrate, as we noted in last week's editorial, that he's making a clean break from the politics and policies...

Elsbernd defends Lee (but ducks the Tapas)

January 7, 2011
Well, Sean didn't stop by for tapas at Que Syrah last night, but he did take the time to send me a long letter...

Tapas with Sean: Some modest questions for a West Portal supervisor

January 6, 2011
Ever since the Brugmann family moved into the West Portal area in 1964 (with the help of local realtor John Barbagelata), I have been...

Fear the Beard in 2011

December 30, 2010
Have a lively New Year's Eve, a good weekend, and a great next year celebrating San Francisco values. And remember to fear the beard....

EDITORIAL: Get out of the way, Mr. Mayor

December 28, 2010
 Let us begin with the obvious: Mayor Gavin Newsom has absolutely no business deciding who should replace him. His petulant statements suggesting that he...

Questions for the next mayor

November 15, 2010
 The progressives on the Board of Supervisors are a long way from united on a possible mayoral candidate, and if they can't come together,...

Guardian: Endorsements for small business in San Francisco

November 2, 2010
Alas, this year some of the small business groups and leaders in San Francisco, such as the Small Business Advocates and Scott Hauge at...

Halloween 1951: Fast times in Rock Rapids, Iowa

October 29, 2010
The tale of what really happened on Halloween Eve in 1951 in Rock Rapids, IowaAs I was preparing to update my annual Halloween blog,...

Steve Moss: The big duck goes on and on and on

October 29, 2010
And so you will remember, from my earlier blog (STEVE MOSS: THE BIG DUCK) that I asked Steve Moss some questions in the critical...

Flash: I won’t be throwing out the first pitch today to open the World Series

October 27, 2010
Amazing.  Peter Hartlaub nominated me Tuesday (Oct. 26) in his Chronicle pop culture column to throw out the first pitch to open the World...

Steve Moss: the big duck

October 25, 2010
WORKING DOGGEDLY TO PIN DOWN THE EDITOR OF THE POTRERO VIEW WHO IS ALSO A CANDIDATE FOR SUPERVISOR FROM DISTRICT 10We've been trying to...

The 20th annual Potero Hill Festival

October 15, 2010
It's the little festival with a big view. Potrero Hill, the home of the Guardian, is hosting the 20th annual festival with of a...

The good old days in Rock Rapids, Iowa, the Fourth of July, 1940-1953

July 2, 2010
(Note: In July of 1972, when the Guardian was short a Fourth of July story, I sat down and cranked out this one for...

Editorial: No matter who wins on Prop 16, full speed ahead with CCA

June 7, 2010
EDITORIAL Proposition 16 — Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s monopoly power grab — has to rank as the most venal, corrupt abuse of the...

Memorial Day in Rock Rapids, Iowa, circa 1940s-50s

May 28, 2010
When I was growing up in my hometown of Rock Rapids, Iowa, a farming community of 2,800 in the northwest corner of the state,...