Political Corruption

Yee had a reputation for political corruption even before the federal indictment

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Long before Sen. Leland Yee’s surprise arrest and arraignment on federal corruption charges today, Yee already had a reputation for, at best, political pandering and influence peddling; or at worst, corruption, a label for Yee long used in private conversations among figures in the local political establishment.Read more »

Mayor Lee supports PG&E's monopoly

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After watching Mayor Ed Lee and his appointees subvert the launch of CleanPowerSF and support PG&E's illegal monopoly control of local energy users -- and PG&E's regular attempts to greenwash its dirty power portfolio -- artist Michael Ortlieb developed and submitted this editorial cartoon. Enjoy. 

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Political corruption is "trumped up?"

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The truly shocking aspect of the latest fallout from the City College scandal is the response of incumbent Trustee Natalie Berg, who is up for re-election.Read more »

Perjury allegations against Lee gain more support

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San Francisco Democratic Party Chair Aaron Peskin has confirmed his role in extending a city job offer from Mayor Ed Lee to Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi if Mirkarimi had been willing to resign in March, bolstering allegations that Lee may have committed perjury when testifying under oath before the Ethics Commission on Friday.Read more »

Is SF's DA investigating Rose Pak?

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Well, Ms. Pak thinks he is. At the Chinese New Year parade, where she wields the mic at the reviewing stand and typically makes nasty comments about local politicians, she was relatively muted this year -- except when D.A. George Gascon rode by. "I read in the blogs that you're still investigating me," she shouted. "What the hell did I do? I just elected the first Chinese American mayor. You will find nothing, except that I swear a lot."Read more »