Politics Blog

“Fuck Lennar!”

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I’ve witnessed my share of political rallies, but Prop. Read more »

Connecticut joins SF in charges against McKesson

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Reuters is reporting that the state of Connecticut today followed San Francisco's lead in suing the McKesson Corp. over an alleged conspiracy to unfairly manipulate the price of prescription drugs. Read more »

Getting past gay marriage

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The latest Field Poll results confirm what I and others here at the Guardian have been saying since the California Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same sex marriage Read more »

Do people remember Chevron's abuses? People do

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By Maria Dinzeo
The agenda at Chevron's annual shareholders meeting will be slightly different this year, as representatives from Nigeria, Ecuador, and Burma descend on the meeting to finally have their say. Read more »

Lennar coverage wins awards

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Just as San Francisco voters prepare to cast ballots that will determine whether controversial megdeveloper Lennar covers Candlestick and Hunter's points in 10,000 new homes, the Guardian is being honored for stories that exposed the company's local Read more »

Targeting immigrants...in a good way

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San Francisco celebrated Spanish-speaking cultures over the weekend with fun Carnaval events in the Mission District, and housing activists followed that up by commandeering six billboards and using them to put out messages in Spanish urging voters to reject Prop. 98, which would end rent control and restrictions on conversion of rental properties to condos. Read more »

Joe Nation's friends are bad news II

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More on why Joe Nation's friends are bad news:

The Mark Leno campaign has done an analysis of the independent expenditure campaigns supporting Nation, and there are some truly nasty bad gu Read more »

Driving to death

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With all the understandable concern about global warming lately, we tend to forget that our over-reliance on automobiles also has a more immediate impact: death, lots and lots of death. Read more »

Marin goes 100% renewable…with natural gas

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photo of PG&E's Pittsburg power plant (now owned by Mirant) in front of a horizon full of SMUD's windmills, courtesy Barbara George of Women's Energy Matters

I’ve been reading through the Marin Clean Energy plan, which is designed to offer customers in 12 potential cities in Marin County the possibility of powering their hom Read more »

Joe Nation's friends are bad news

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Check out who's spending money supporting Joe Nation: A group called the Civil Justice Association of California. Read more »