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, 1999
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.

 

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