Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Tag: San Francisco Chronicle

Federal agent’s loaded gun, left unsecured in a car, killed Kate Steinle

Kate Steinle was killed two years ago in San Francisco after a gun stolen from a car was discharged on Pier 14, a popular tourist attraction. Homeless immigrant Juan...

Racism — and politics — in SF Redevelopment history

Bad history -- even when well-intended -- gives me a headache, because it so often misses and conceals far more important truths. To wit, in a recent column David...

The sleaze reaches high tide in SF election

The level of sleaze in the local elections has reached the level where it’s threatening to swamp us all; some of the district supe races are positively choking on...

The bogus housing study the Chron loves

Authors’ note: This opinion piece was submitted to the San Francisco Chronicle in response to the paper’s editorial on Sunday Oct 22nd titled “A clear-eyed report on the housing...

The real estate industry attacks affordable housing in SF

Campaign finance reports released last week reveal that national and state Realtor organizations have contributed more than $1 million to the campaigns for Propositions P and U – measures...

Homelessness: the media’s big problem

  These are some of the headlines we saw in the San Francisco Chronicle this past year: “San Francisco’s summer of urine and drug-addicted homeless.” “Amid rising disgust, SF scrambles to flush...

The Agenda, June 6-12, 2016: Key vote on Airbnb, Election Day partying ….

So the San Francisco Chronicle can’t bring itself to issue an endorsement in the presidential primary. That’s pretty astonishing for a big-city newspaper in the middle of what could...

What did the mayor know?

The follow-up question to the felony charges against three people for illegal fundraising activities is simple, and classic: What did Mayor Lee know, and when did he know it? The Examiner...

The attack on local zoning control

  DECEMBER 8, 2015 -- My last story about the continuing power struggle between the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission ended with a question: do...

A pricey palace, huge losses in risky investments, a busted bridge — and now the agency responsible wants more...

  OCTOBER 11, 2015 -- It now looks as if the open power struggle between the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission will persist for at...