Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Tag: Willie Brown

Latest person caught up in scandal was a major political player

Another major player in San Francisco politics in in serious trouble in the ever-widening City Hall scandal. Rodrigo Santos, an ally of former mayors Willie Brown, Gavin Newsom, and Ed...

It’s easy to find housing in SF — if you’re in the 1 percent

The Chron put the story on the front page of the Sunday paper: There is no housing crisis in San Francisco. It is a good time to be condo shopping...

What did Breed’s Nuru announcement really mean?

It’s taken a couple of days, but the local news media have mostly come around to the fact that the real news Friday was not Mayor London Breed’s acknowledgement...

A culture of corruption at City Hall

I was in a taxi the night that the feds announced they had arrested DPW director Mohammed Nuru, and the driver wanted to talk about it. “Why would he do...

FBI complaint alleges widespread corruption by DPW chief

The criminal complaint against Mohammed Nuru and Nick Bovis, and information from an FBI press conference, allege that the director of the Department of Public Works was involved in...

Wiener’s housing deregulation bill is back!

State Sen. Scott Wiener will hold a press conference and rally in Oakland Tuesday/7 to announce that he’s re-introducing a new version of his housing deregulation bill, SB 50....

Deal with SF’s worst planning scofflaw goes forward with little public review

  A settlement deal with one of the city’s worst planning scofflaws comes before the Government Audit and Oversight Committee tomorrow – but the case is far from over. The City...

Life before dot-com: Two exhibitions explore the not-so-distant past of SF

San Francisco has tended to be defined by its high profile cultural moments and movements, from the libertine Barbary Coast era to the Beats, Haight-Ashbury hippiedom, and the “Gay...

The Street Sheet: 30 years of journalism by and for homeless people

  Since 2001, I’ve been involved with Street Sheet in some capacity — at first as a freelancer, and now as a sort-of managing editor —  but my relationship with...

Guess who’s a lawyer for the city’s worst planning scofflaw? (Hint: He writes for the Chron)

The City Attorney’s Office and the Planning Department just released some details of the legal settlement between the city and the Academy of Art University after years of violations...