G.W. Schulz

Shooting at the OCC

Police union claims the problem isn't rogue cops, but the agency that investigates them
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gwschulz@sfbg.com

When the head of the city's police union, Gary Delagnes, appeared before the San Francisco Police Commission May 10, he told a story based on his recent lunch with Boston's former top cop, Kathleen O'Toole.Read more »

Paying for renewal

Subsidies for the 49ers are among the many concerns being raised about the Bayview
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BayviewHunters Point residents have cause to be concerned about any redevelopment plan that would dramatically alter the face of their neighborhoods, particularly given the displacement and corporate subsidies that have resulted from past redevelopment schemes in San Francisco.Read more »

One down, one to go

City officials challenge Mirant power plant pollution as PG&E finally shutters its controversial Hunters Point facility
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gwschulz@sfbg.com

As the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. prepared to finally shut down its Hunters Point power plant May 15, environmentalists were gearing up for another task pressuring the Mirant Corp. to replace its 40-year-old, pollution-spewing cooling system near Potrero Hill. The two plants have been blamed for a wide variety of health problems in the southeast part of San Francisco.Read more »

Business ethics 101

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce's publishing company is accused of shorting employees
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gwschulz@sfbg.com

Marcoa Publishing seems to be at the top of its game. The San Diegobased company bills itself as the "nation's largest publisher of advertising-supported, local business publications."

It rarely misses an opportunity to remind prospective advertising clients and employees alike about its exclusive contract to print industry-specific guides and an annual membership directory for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, of which it is also a member and business partner.Read more »

Family business

The taxpayers bailed out Frank Lembi's S&L, but he emerged to build a huge real estate empire
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Frank Edward Lembi has spent nearly six decades turning San Francisco's hot housing market into his version of the American dream, in the process creating nightmares for many struggling renters.

The aging patriarch still resides at the top of the Lembi family's colossal accumulation of capital, Skyline Realty, also known widely as CitiApartments, the second-largest owner of rental units in San Francisco, as the company describes itself. Read more »