Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tag: Privatization

CASA’s secret New York junket

During the final meeting of the CASA Technical Committee on December 12, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf let slip that she and unnamed others had recently taken a trip to...

What the regional housing “compact” amounts to — so far

The first installment of my CASA story listed bills introduced in the state Legislature on December 3, most notably Scott Wiener’s do-over of his failed SB 827, SB 50,...

Should SF allow a tobacco company to operate on Port property?

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is demanding information about a lease deal that JUUL, the e-cigarette company, has signed with a developer who holds a master lease on...

The big right-wing money in key East Bay Assembly race

Big, outside money has been a major issue in the San Francisco mayor’s race, where tech and real estate interests are pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars of superPAC...

La Favi reigns

Natalia García a.k.a. La Favi was raised in San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood. She started performing as a little kid who danced in the street during the Mission’s Carnaval...

The Agenda, Feb. 26-March 5: What’s still wild in SF …

Glen Canyon Park is one of my favorite places in the city. It’s right in the middle of the third-densest urban area in the US – and five minutes...

Resist Trump — dump Ford (and ignore the Super Bowl hype)

San Francisco and the Bay Area remain a bellwether for progressive human rights, peace, labor, and environmental values. Just about everyone in San Francisco is against Trump, and the...

Trump’s education secretary — and her brother, a mercenary who advocates assassinations

Blackwater founder Erik Prince, who has been called “America’s most notorious mercenary” by author and journalist Jeremy Scahill, has emerged as an influential advisor to the incoming Donald Trump...

The Agenda, 2017: How SF can really fight Trumpism

Everyone at City Hall agrees that San Francisco should be the Anti-Trump City. We are mostly Democrats in this city, and other than the members of the Republican County...

OPINION: Some SF ballot measures Donald Trump would love

This November, the nation will face the possibility of electing a ruthless real estate developer whose rhetoric is filled with reactionary outbursts, misogyny, racism, and xenophobia. But here we always...