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Broken promises

Petition and Promised Lands offer different takes on human rights

Buying power

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

Waste of paper

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ISSUE: Ethics Commission system for routing out political corruption doesn't work, but it could easily be fixed

Film listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Michelle Devereaux, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Johnny Ray Huston, Erik Morse, Louis Peitzman,...

Bill Bennett, the only public official in California to take on PG&E

William Morgan Bennett, 1918-2010 On the front page of the Guardian of Oct. 19, 1988, we ran a big picture of Bill Bennett with...

Film listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Michelle Devereaux, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Johnny Ray Huston, Erik Morse, Louis Peitzman,...

Fixing the Foundation

City College entities battle over fiscal oversight in the wake of a money laundering scandal

Honor Joe Lynn’s life and work

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

Drinking the tea, ignoring the facts

Listening to members of the Tea Party movement on KQED’s Forum this morning, I and many callers to the show were struck by the...

The truth about San Francisco’s budget

Guess what? SF actually spends about what other big cities do

Is SF spending too much money?

By Tim Redmond When the SF Weekly ran its cover story a couple of weeks ago calling San Francisco "the worst-run big city in the...

Cary Cronenwett

GOLDIES 2009: Filming revolutionary ideas that extend beyond historical reenactment

Marching on Chevron

GREEN CITY: Activists from Global Exchange protest alleged human rights abuses and environmental devastation

Prison report: The corruption factor

By Just A Guy Editors note: Just A Guy is an inmate in a California state prison. His reports appear twice a week. I believe it...

Mexico report: The electricity meltdown

By John Ross MEXICO CITY -- Monday morning, Oct. 12, broke broodingly over Mexico City. The headlines on a score of newspapers hanging from...

Killing the dream

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Tax cuts, privatization, sleaze, and the demise of California

The lesson of California

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The Golden State that invented the tax revolt is failing, but the conservative movement presses on

Prop. D and privatization

By Tim Redmond Randy Shaw has a piece in Beyond Chron today that takes issue with our endorsement on Prop. D. It’s a fair discussion and...

The inside outsider

Why does a private contractor have a free city office space and inside access to top officials who keep extending his contracts?

How an online newspaper can succeed

No number of part-time bloggers and citizen journalists will ever be able to perform the watchdog role of a fully-staffed newspaper

Embattled Ethics Commission heroes

By Steven T. Jones Two of the best, most public-spirited individuals ever to serve the San Francisco Ethics Commission – former staffer and commissioner Joe...

Mexico report: Science and Indian genocide

By John Ross MEXICO CITY -- When President Felipe Calderon strode to the flag-bedecked podium in southern Mexico City last May 11th, at the nadir...

Editor’s Notes

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

The Ethics Commission fiasco

This city desperately needs aggressive enforcement of the political reform law