Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Tag: Political Corruption

More parks privatization: The horses of Golden Gate Park

Private vendor takes over public space for high-priced concession -- and workers get to live in trailers in the park (while homeless people are kicked out).

Are SF departments ‘corruption resilient?’

Despite assurances from the Controller's Office, it sure doesn't look that way.

Can SF supes take on political corruption?

Committee hearing will give us a clue. Plus: Protecting SRO tenants, preventing evictions and saving nightlife venues ... that's The Agenda for Feb. 1 - 8

Supes, by one vote, reject public advocate plan

The San Francisco supes today refused by one vote to put a measure on the ballot creating a public advocate to focus on public corruption. Two of the supes who...

We’re all outside agitators at this point

We all knew America was a powder keg and, we all knew it had to blow up. Endless police or vigilante violence against Black and Brown people – executed...

Screen Grabs: Buckle up for more cinematic adventure

Part Two of our armchair audiovisual world tour offers more scenic and adventuresome distraction from “shelter-at-home” stasis. (Part One is here.) While we’re not heavily wading into the “new release”...

Screen Grabs: What happened to Dag Hammarskjold?

SCREEN GRABS It’s mid-August, the weather is theoretically fine, the summer blockbusters are already well into their runs—it is not a time of the year when heavy-hitters arrive in...

Screen Grabs: I Am Not a Witch, Iranian Film Fest, Blaze …

SCREEN GRABS While you could say the annual fall sprawl of anticipatory “awards season” has already begun—with the Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals that premiere many of the year’s...

Screen Grabs: Dark Money, Generation Wealth, Everything Else

SCREEN GRABS This week’s movies seem unified by the theme of money—not least the big new popcorn movie Mission: Impossible 6, because no one makes a sixth entry in...

Rapping the ‘Housing Crisis’

ALL EARS "With the passing of Ed Lee, I think we’re at a crossroads in terms of the future of housing in this city, which will be largely determined...