Steven T. Jones

PG&E's blank check to exceed $10 million

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By Steven T. Jones

Pacific Gas & Electric has shattered previous campaign spending records by giving more than $9.7 million in cash and services to defeat Prop. H, the Clean Energy Act, as of Oct. Read more »

Anniversary Issue: Beyond the automobile

The road to sustainability has lanes for more than just cars

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Transportation is the linchpin of sustainability. Fix the transportation system, and almost every other aspect of the city's ecological health improves: public health, conservation of resources, climate change, economics, and maintaining our culture and sense of community.Read more »

Following the money, made easy

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By Steven T. Jones

The San Francisco Ethics Commission takes a lot of heat (some of it from us), but the employees there have created a great resource for easily following the independent expenditures that are seeking to buy the Board of Supervisors on behalf of the city's wealthy interest groups, an effort that bodes ill for the San Francisco's workers and renters. Read more »

The two Colin Powells: Obama’s and W’s

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Colin Powell and Jeffrey Wright

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Sparring with Garcia

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I was honored to be a guest on KQED's Forum with Michael Krasny this morning, but I was once again dismayed by the conservative political spin of Examiner columnist Ken Garcia, another guest on the show. Read more »

Downtown's dirty tricks

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By Steven T. Jones

So everyone knew that downtown financial interests (such as the Committee on Jobs, Chamber of Commerce, Police Officers Association, the Association of Realtors, BOMA, PG&E, etc., not the mention their enablers at the Chronicle and Examiner) would be spending big money this election to try to buy the Board of Supervisors. And we knew they’d fight dirty, particularly in the swing districts of 1, 3, and 11. Read more »

Newsom proposes marijuana crackdown

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Yes we can rock out

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In the home stretch of a long presidential campaign, with the economy failing and politicians failing to really speak truth to power, it's easy to feel fatigue. So if you're looking for a bit of pro-Obama inspiration, download this awesome, free Obama mix from DJ Z-Trip and play it everywhere you go, loud. You'll feel better, regain your perspective, and get fired up for the real struggle that begins with our vote on Nov. 4. Read more »

The return of Mayor Chicken

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Guardian illustration by Joshua Ellingson

By Steven T. Jones

For a politician who aspires to higher office, Mayor Gavin Newsom is surprisingly afraid of public debates. The latest example is his refusal to debate the merits of Prop. Read more »