• Candidate for San Francisco Mayor, Broke-Ass Stuart. Photo via Facebook.
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  • Republican candidate for president, Jeb. Photo via Wikipedia by Michael Vadon.
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  • San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi held a press conference, 7/10/15, to "set the record straight" over the shooting death of Kate Steinle by convicted, undocumented felon, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on July 1. Photos by Luke Thomas.
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Garbage Company Accuses Former Superior Court Judge of Violating Campaign Ethics Laws

June 04, 2012 | 5 Comments

In a complaint expected to be filed today with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) and the San Francisco Ethics Commission, Recology alleges retired Superior Court Judge Quentin Kopp failed to disclose the funding source of a recently landed political mailer in support of Proposition A, a local measure on tomorrow’s ballot that aims to reduce garbage collection rates via open, competitive bidding.

Posted in News, Politics

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Overheard in Fog City: Quintin Mecke to Enter D5 Contest

June 01, 2012 | 8 Comments

Following his resignation statement today, Quintin Mecke, the former Communications Director for Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, confirmed he is running for District 5 Supervisor, Fog City Journal can report.

Posted in News, Politics

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CCSF Chancellor Suspends Technology Adminstrator, Launches Investigation

May 31, 2012 | 4 Comments

Embattled City College administrator Dr. David Hotchkiss was placed on paid administrative leave today by interim Chancellor Pamela Fisher pending an investigation into his recent conduct after telling press the school had network security vulnerabilities that put thousands of students’ personal data at risk.

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Why I am Voting for Barry Hermanson for Congress

May 31, 2012 | 14 Comments

Whether or not you like the new “Top Two” primary system, that is the way it is this year. And it is a real possibility that Green Party candidate Barry Hermanson could be facing Nancy Pelosi in November, if Barry comes in second in the primary.

Posted in Opinion, Politics

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US Government Continues to Neglect Returning War Veterans

May 31, 2012 | 2 Comments

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been severely criticized for the diagnoses of wounded veterans with a personality disorder, instead of PTSD, thus denying them disability pay and medical benefits. More than 22,500 soldiers have been suspiciously dismissed with personality disorders, rather than PTSD.

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Whistleblower: San Francisco Garbage Company Defrauded State of California Out of Millions

May 30, 2012 | 8 Comments

A former employee turned whistleblower leveled serious charges of fraud, embezzlement and corruption Thursday against San Francisco-based Recology, accusing the unregulated garbage collection monopoly of bilking the State of California and taxpayers out of millions of dollars.

Posted in Business, Labor, Law, Media, News, Politics

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Survey: One in Six Americans Living in Poverty

May 24, 2012 | 3 Comments

A record 49.1 million Americans (16 percent) are living below the federal poverty line, according to a recent survey. Considering the U.S. is one of the richest nations in the world, the results are sobering.

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Why I Can’t “Like” Facebook’s Valuation

May 22, 2012 | 21 Comments

The much hyped and anticipated IPO that placed Facebook’s valuation at a whopping $100 billion has been a huge flop, with the stock down by almost 30 percent from its peak share price of $45.

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Time for Change: Media Workers Seek Parity in New Contract

May 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

Management of the Bay Area News Group-East Bay, a local affiliate of MediaNews and Digital First Media, met with East Bay media workers Tuesday for preliminary talks over a new collective bargaining agreement between BANG and Pacific Media Workers Guild.

Posted in Media, News

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Overheard in Fog City: Julian Davis to Declare D5 Candidacy

May 20, 2012 | 40 Comments

Longtime San Francisco progressive organizer Julian Davis will officially declare this week his bid to unseat appointed District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague, Fog City Journal can confirm.

Posted in News, Politics

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On Your Marks! Acclaimed Trio Face-off for Glory in 101st Bay to Breakers

May 19, 2012 | No Comments

As the Zazzle Bay to Breakers kicks off its second century on May 20, 2012, the City of San Francisco can bank on seeing the highest caliber of competition to grace this race in decades. Welcoming back an Olympic silver medalist, the course record holder, and former Boston Marathon champ, this race is sure to be one to go down in the history books.

Posted in News, Sports

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Greece Battles for Democracy and Survival

May 17, 2012 | 23 Comments

Greece’s unemployment rate is 25 percent – and for people under the age of 25, it’s 50 percent. In the last three years, the stock market is down 90 percent, average wages are down 40 percent, and GDP is down 20 percent. It’s no wonder suicide, homelessness and crime rates are going through the roof.

Posted in Opinion, Politics

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AT&T Strike Threat Looms

May 16, 2012 | 4 Comments

A 17,000-worker walkout in California and Nevada looms as contract negotiations between AT&T West and Communications Workers of America stretch into a stagnant second month.

Posted in Labor, News, Technology

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Food Authors, Writers and Academics Urge UC Berkeley to “Embrace the Gill Tract Farm, Not Police it”

May 15, 2012 | 36 Comments

We urge the administration and campus police to drop all charges against the farmers and protesters, and to engage in good-faith negotiations to ensure that the Gill Tract is reserved for community-based agricultural use to be governed as a form of commons in conjunction with the farmers and local community.

Posted in Environment, Land Use

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Presidential Debate: San Francisco Greens Love Jill Stein and Roseanne Barr

May 14, 2012 | 15 Comments

The world described by Stein and Barr bears little resemblance to that described by incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney.