Articles Posted by Harold Brown

Harold Brown

h. brown is a 62 year-old keeper of sfbulldog.com, an eclectic site featuring a half dozen City Hall denizens. h is a former sailor, firefighter, teacher, nightclub owner, and a hard-living satirical muckraker. His other FCJ articles can be found here. here.

  • Hemorrhage: An Ablution of Hope and Despair is Keefer’s Magnum Opus

    Two years off hip-replacement surgery and just beginning her 7th decade, Dance Brigade’s Krissy Keefer has reached a pinnacle with her latest tour de force: Hemorrhage: An Ablution of Hope and Despair.

  • Lee and Herrera Hide from Fillmore African-American Forum

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    Lee and Herrera Hide
    from Fillmore African-American Forum

    So anyway, now we understand why Dennis Herrera skipped the event. He knew that wannabe-rapper Dufty and some actual really tough black activists would be in the audience screaming for his head for daring to tell the truth about another of Willie’s bracelet charms. So, he went to a Democratic Club meeting in John Avalos’ district to avoid the heat.

  • “Civility Lee” Turns Uncivil During Mayoral Debate

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    “Civility Lee” Turns Uncivil During Mayoral Debate

    At this point and much to my surprise there was a lot of booing and hissing from the audience. I thought at first that it was because Lee had just been talking about how he’d brought a “new civility” to City Hall, but then I looked around and saw Steve Falk and Jim Lazarus and Kenny Cleveland, and a host of others who work for billionaires, and it cracked me up. The message to Lee was clear: Don’t bad mouth any billionaires in front of us!

  • Adachi Candidacy Tosses Life Preserver to San Francisco

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    Adachi Candidacy Tosses Life Preserver to San Francisco

    San Francisco is poised to accept another 700 prisoners into our jail system. Thanking God that Sheriff Michael Hennessey chose to follow Federal court orders and construct a new jail sufficient to meet the legal mandate to provide adequate housing for the City and County’s jail population.

  • Matt Gonzalez Interview: Races for Mayor,
    District Attorney and Sheriff Discussed

    I like Ross (Mirkarimi) obviously. I supported him in his race to replace me as District 5 supervisor, but I will not be supporting him in this race. I don’t like the idea that the mayor would get to appoint a replacement to his seat. And if that were to happen, it wouldn’t be someone who would get elected in an open race. No progressives are talking about this. If Ross is elected sheriff, we will likely have a moderate in the Dist. 5 seat and will lose what should be the most progressive seat in San Francisco. So, I believe Ross should serve out his term. He should run for assembly or some other post, but not sheriff. Not now. And as someone who was once the District 5 supervisor, I believe I am allowed to say this. Incumbency is powerful, as Ed Lee is demonstrating, and Mirkarimi’s appointed replacement could end up serving for the next 9 years.

  • Bock and Onek Gang Up on Gascón, Vu Trinh Makes Refreshing Debut

    Bock and Onek Gang Up on Gascón,
    Vu Trinh Makes Refreshing Debut

    In the race for San Francisco District Attorney, Alameda County Prosectur Sharmin Bock, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, former Police Commissioner David Onek and former Orange County Public Defender Vu Trinh, squared off last eve in a candidates debate held at the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center.

  • Randy Shaw: A Flip-Flopping Hypocrite?

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    Randy Shaw: A Flip-Flopping Hypocrite?

    The Guardian was founded in 1966. In 1976, publisher Bruce Brugmann crushed a union organizing effort by the International Typesetters Union and the Newspaper Guild. It took an 8-month strike that sometimes turned violent but the Guardian was able to divest themselves of the added, but fair, expense of dealing with a union.

    Then, of course, they became rabidly pro-union. But, only on paper. Bay Guardian City Editor Steven T. Jones told me that he was very much in favor of there being a union at the Guardian but that only around 4 people would be eligible to join.