Steven T. Jones

Julie Lee headed to prison

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By Steven T. Jones

Julie Lee, the one-time San Francisco housing commissioner and political power broker, was sentenced to a year in federal prison today on fraud and corruption charges. U. S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton ordered her to begin serving her sentence Nov. 4 and she faces even more prison time on state charges. Read more »

Blowing up a fossil fuel plant

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The Hunter's Point Power Plant, which closed last year after many years of community organizing against Pacific Gas & Electric, was finally demolished this morning. Photographer Tim Daw was there to get this series of photos of the super-polluting smokestack coming down, ushering in a new era in which San Francisco could choose a cleaner energy future. Read more »

A message from Angels?

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By Jeremy Spitz

If I were Christopher Ablett -- who police say shot Frisco Hells Angels head Mark “Papa” Guardado on Sept. 2 in the Mission District -- I would seriously consider turning myself in to the police. Read more »

Greg Dewar -- PG&E's sock puppet

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By Steven T. Jones

For the past few years, I and many other local progressive voices have been targeted by nasty online attacks from Greg Dewar (who runs a couple of local blogs and trolls the rest, usually commenting as just "greg"), who always pretends to care about progressive causes, the Bay Guardian's credibility, and whether due deference is being paid to SF natives like him. Read more »

Covering a Hells Angels funeral

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Story and photos by Jeremy Spitz
It was a hazy morning in Daly City, but the thunder did not come from the sky.
The ground literally shook as an estimated 1,500 leather-clad bikers honored the memory of Mark “Papa” Guardado , president of the San Francisco chapter of the Hells Angles, with what police estimated to be the largest, and loudest funeral procession in Daly City history.
Guardado, 45, was shot on September 2 outside a bar in the Mission District. Read more »

Peter Camejo: 1939-2008

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Peter Camejo, one of the nation's leading progressive voices, died Saturday at the age of 68. Read more »

The return of Sunday Streets

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By Steven T. Jones

San Francisco's usable open space will increase significantly for a few hours this Sunday as dangerous, polluting automobiles give way to bicyclists, pedestrians, dancers, roller skaters, frolicking children, and all manner of people-powered people. Read more »

Moment of truth

The Eastern Neighborhoods Plan could determine whether San Francisco retains its working-class residents
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The controversial and long-awaited Eastern Neighborhoods Community Plan — which includes a thicket of thorny planning and financing issues that will largely determine San Francisco's socioeconomic future — has finally arrived before the Board of Supervisors.

Neither developers nor community activists are happy with the plan approved Aug. 7 by the Planning Commission, which sets zoning, policies, and funding levels for new development in the Mission District, eastern SoMa, Potrero Hill, and the Central Waterfront.Read more »

Chicken to Ethics: Fuck you!

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Smoking ban could hurt nightlife

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By Steven T. Jones and Meghann Myers

San Francisco’s bars and clubs often live in a delicate balance with their neighbors, who can be quick to complain about noise and other nuisances. Read more »