Just received early word that in-your-face antitrust lawyer and local swell Joe Alioto will be filing a gargantuan class-action suit tomorrow in federal court against some of the largest players in the global oil racket accusing them of fixing gasoline prices and destroying documents that showed evidence of the collusion.
The defendants will include Shell Oil Company, Chevron Corporation and Saudi Refining, Inc. Read more »
George "Naked Yoga Guy" Davis started to take off his clothes the minute he filed for the Mayor’s Race, but last night he gave us the full scoop, beginning with the apron he wore during the mayoral debate that featured a full frontal shot of Michelangelo’s David, then getting down to his birthday suit inside City Hall around 7 PM, outside R. Read more »
... who called into Forum to complain that San Francisco isn't friendly enough to the film industry? Poor Robert -- he told Newsom that he decided to make his latest movie in Napa and L.A. because San Francisco wouldn't give him a $3 million "rebate."
Jesus. And Newsom says the city "has to do better." Better at what -- giving money away to rich film directors?
Gavin Newsom was on Forum this morning. Although Michael Krasny was easy on him -- not one tough question -- a few choice tidbits came out. One of my faves, when Krasny asked him about the fall wifi ballot initiative:
"There are 200,000 people in the city who don't have a computer or access to the internet at home." His wifi plan, he insists, will addres the digital divide.
But Mr. Mayor: The wifi contract with Earthlink and Google isn't going to give 200,000 people computers. Not even close. Read more »
The panelists were not exactly offering a visionary approach to urban planning: Dean Macris, the interim city planning director who never met a tall building he didn't like, was on, along with the Chronicle's John King, who thinks at least one of the p Read more »