Articles from the S.F. Bay Guardian:
EMERIC KALMAN, 1931-2008 April 2, 2008
THE POLITICAL PUPPETEER February 4, 2004
THE ZOO'S LOSERS May 7, 2003
HELLMAN'S HOLE February 5, 2003
THE LONG MARCH - December 19, 2001
S.F.'s progressive reformers helped win the city attorney's race. But the big test will come in the March elections.
MONEY AND POWER October 10, 2001
The big foundations that helped bring us deregulation are still on the wrong side.
BECHTEL'S $45 MILLION SCREW JOB September 12, 2001
Staffers billing at $157 an hour. Lunches at fancy restaurants. Lots and lots of expensive consulting work that never needed to be done. A case study in the problems of privatization.
SFO COVER-UP August 1, 2001
How Willie Brown squelched an investigation into racism at SFO
BLOWS AGAINST THE EMPIRE November 15, 2000
Grassroots politics deals the Brown machine a major defeat
THE BATTLE FOR SAN
FRANCISCO October 18, 2000
How big developers, with the help of Mayor Willie Brown, are moving to bulldoze the neighborhoods.
GAY-VOTE GAMES September 20, 2000
The machine's "Lavender Sweep" plan to divide gay and progressive voters.
NO CASH, NO
CONTRACT July 5, 2000
How a Bayview/Hunters Point activist's plan to create jobs for troubled kids collapsed when he wouldn't fork over a mysterious $60,000 cash payment.
SUTRO SLEAZE May 31, 2000
How S.F.’s planning director pulled a legally dubious move to push through installation of dangerous antennae
on Sutro Tower.
SMALL STEPS TOWARD REFORM March 15, 2000
Democratic Party rebels win 11 seats.
BEST MAYOR MONEY CAN BUY February 16, 2000
Untangling the web of big, uncontrolled contributions to Willie Brown.
THE PARTY'S OVER February 2, 2000
Activists who tried to get Tom Ammiano elected mayor have set their sights on taking S.F.'s Democratic Party back from the machine.
UNDER ATTACK December 8, 1999
Willie Brown and his moneyed backers are stepping up their smears against Tom Ammiano. Don¹t believe the hype.
BROWN'S BROKEN PROMISES November 24, 1999
AMMIANO'S MIRACLE SF Bay Guardian - November 10,
How Tom Ammiano could win the mayor's race -- and what might happen if he does.
THE PRESIDIO MENACE/LATE CONVERTS SF Bay Guardian - August 4, 1999
Thanks to the privatization of the Presidio, George Lucas is getting a $60 million tax break.
RUN, TOM, RUN SF Bay
Guardian - June 16, 1999
Why the city's outspoken board president should enter the mayor's race and how he could even win.
CAR CARRION SF Bay Guardian - April 14, 1999
How City Tow hauls bundles of money out of San Francisco while nobody at city hall is watching.
NOTHING IN WRITING SF Bay Guardian - March 17, 1999
Willie Brown keeps very few records of anything so the public can't find out what he¹s up to.
THE ZOO BLUES May 19, 1999
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE November 11, 1998
S.F. voters take a stand against privatization, secrecy and the Brown-Burton machine.
THE REAL TENG September 16, 1998
Mabel Teng is facing Tom Ammiano for the second-most-powerful office in San Francisco. She claims to be a progressive; the facts show the opposite.
PRIVATE PARKING May 6, 1998
The stealth plan to privatize San Francisco's parks.
DIM BULBS March 4, 1998
PUC chief Victor Makras blocks move to buy power plants and expand Hetch Hetchy.
POWER TO THE PEOPLE March 4, 1998
For all its problems, electricity deregulation offers a historic opportunity for communities and consumers if they're willing to take advantage of it.
THE PRIVATE ENERGY ELITE October 8, 1997
How the Energy Foundation has abandoned environmentalists and used big money to greenwash the private utility industry.
YOU LOSE August 13, 1997
State legislature approves move to give $28.5 billion bailout to private utilities at ratepayer expense.
TREASURE CHEST July 23, 1997
Migden's bill waives state law, allows Brown to plunder Treasure Island.
PG&E 7, CITY 4 SF Bay Guardian - July 23, 1997 Supes pass sellout settlement.
THE EVICTION TAPES May 14, 1997
How a SoMa landlord worked with the S.F. cops and a former police chief to evade tenant-protection laws.
FIRE FRAUD April 13, 1997
PG&E bilks ratepayers out of $80 million in fire-prevention funds while acres and acres burn.
THE PEOPLE V. PG&E April 13, 1997
Nevada County sues PG&E for millions and the monopoly's high-priced hired guns fire back to head off justice.
BURNING SECRETS March 12, 1997
PG&E fights to hide fire-safety records.
MOSCONE MALADIES March 5, 1997
Workers complain the convention center is a 'sick building' and their chronic illnesses back them up.
THE SHAME OF SAN FRANCISCO January 29, 1997
How PG&E once again crushed public power to preserve its illegal monopoly. The anatomy of a world-class scandal.
THE SACK OF SAN BRUNO December 12, 1996
San Bruno Mountain development was a national model for decimating the Endangered Species Act. What¹s next?
THE TROUBLE WITH ETAG October 16, 1996
The PG&E-friendly firm submitted an inaccurate bid and produced an inaccurate study.