Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tag: ethics

Screen Grabs: Two major docs on devastating scandals

Equal parts entertaining and discomfiting, the two major documentaries opening at local theaters this week are both likely to make you mad. Not at their craftsmanship or viewpoint, but...

Screen Grabs: A bounty of international film fests

Mill Valley may be over, but the fall cavalcade of local film festivals continues. This week alone brings at least four (that we know of). The 16th SF Greek...

Campaign finance loophole allows more big money in D5 race

Because of a strange loophole in the city’s campaign finance laws, the spending limits for both Sup. Vallie Brown and her D5 opponent, Dean Preston, just went up from...

Here’s who’s getting rich from tobacco money

The latest campaign-finance numbers are in, and they include some surprises – and some information that should surprise nobody. Juul Labs has spent $11.5 million to pass Prop. C, the...

Outside money starts to pour into D5 supe race

The big outside money is starting to flow into the District 5 supes race. We heard last week that someone was paying for a poll aimed at finding ways to...

Behind the big money influencing City Hall

Lobbyists spent more than $12 million seeking to influence San Francisco City Hall in just the first six months of 2019, according to a recent study by Friends of...

Milk Club narrowly opposes Big Tobacco

The Harvey Milk LGBT Club voted narrowly this week to oppose the tobacco-industry-funded vaping initiative, Prop. C, after a process that has led some club members to call for...

Vallie Brown’s big real-estate money

The campaign contribution filings for the first six months of 2019 are now public, and the most dramatic news involves the D5 supes race. For starters, challenger Dean Preston has...

The stunning corruption that shows why supporters are pushing a Dark Money initiative

The Board of Supes Rules Committee heard today why the city needs to seriously upgrade its campaign-finance disclosure laws in an era when dark money increasingly controls politics. The hearing...

Pride time: 6 quick picks at the National Queer Arts Festival

Despite the tea on Twitter, Pride month isn’t just about the continued corporate cashing-in on on-normative identity disguised as celebratory hedonism. Case in point: the National Queer Arts Festival....