Politics Blog

Time to challenge conservatism

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Wake up, America!!!

By Steven T. Read more »

Bean Bigger than City Hall

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I love how the beans outside City Hall obscure the surrounding buildings, if you get up close and personal.

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The same can be said for corn.

Last chance to comment on Shipyard's Parcel B

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Wondering what's going on with the much promised clean up of Hunters Point Shipyard? Read on.

Aerial photographs of the Hunters Point Shipyard of yore (see above) are super cool. Read more »

Everybody loves Cake

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By Steven T. Jones

The campaign backing SF's Prop. H, the Clean Energy Act, was always destined to be hopelessly outspent by Pacific Gas & Electric, which always dumps millions of your ratepayer dollars into fighting initiatives that could cut into the company's profits. Read more »

Holy Smokes, McCain "suspends campaign"!

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McCain is right that the country is facing a historic economic crisis, but canceling his debate with Obama on Friday?
He says it's time for both parties to come together to solve the economic crisis, but it sounds like he has cold feet.

Don't know about you, but I was figuring that the debate would be a chance for the candidates to tell us more about their thoughts on the issue, at a time when the American public desperately needs insights and guidance.

Obama is reported to still want to hold the debate, and a stat Read more »

San Francisco's 14 billionaires

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The new Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans is out, and San Francisco seems to be doing just fine, thank you. Read more »

Bill McKibben and Cake step it up for Prop H

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by Amanda Witherell

Bill McKibben has sent us a message supporting Prop H. Read more »

No Berkeley Bowl for You!

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Hats off to Mike Sugarman over at CBS-5 for his story about the Berkeley Bowl's draconian sampling policies. In short, if you get caught sipping the soup du jour or nibbling on some dried fruit before you purchase said items, you're likely to get detained, hassled, and eventually ostracized from the East Bay grocery mecca. Read more »

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 »

Elsie update

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Robert Reed, Public Relations Manager for the Golden Gate Disposal & Recycling Company emailed me this week, in response to my coverage of Elsie and her missing stuff.

"We share your concerns (posted on the SFBG blog last Friday) about Elsie losing her belongings and confirmed that we did not take her items," Reed wrote, after questions were raised as to who removed her worldly possessions from a street Read more »