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    Time to Re-Examine Prop 13

    In his November 11 “Willie’s World” column in the San Francisco Chronicle, Willie Brown suggests Gov. Jerry Brown’s next “bold move be to enlist Warren Buffett for a joint effort to reform Proposition 13.” No matter what you think of Willie Brown, he is politically savvy.

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    Sparks Fly During Heated D5 Debate

    Eight candidates vying to be the next elected District 5 Supervisor squared off during a contentious debate Wednesday providing a packed house at the West Bay Conference Center with a sense that the hotly-contested race is turning in to an all out slug fest.

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    Overheard in Fog City: Breed Tells It Like It Is; Avalos to Campaign for Davis

    There’s something special about London Breed, the born and bred Western Addition native and former Redevelopment Commissioner who’s vying to be the next District 5 Supervisor. She’s a fiery scrapper, someone who speaks passionately and eloquently without mincing her words. She’s also leading the field in campaign contributions having amassed more than $85,000 to date. She could be the next Chris Daly on the Board of Supervisors.

  • League of Pissed Off Voters Calls for Sheriff Mirkarimi to be Reinstated

    Over a couple weeks of discussion among our steering committee members, we wrote this letter which we sent to the SF Ethics Commission asking them to reinstate Ross Mirkarimi as sheriff.

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

    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.

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    Lackluster Finish to Case that Made Serious Political Charges

    In CCSF vs. Cobra Solutions, the jury found that both the city and Cobra Solutions failed in their responsibilities to prevent a former Department of Building Inspection information technology manager, Marcus Armstrong, from fraudulently bilking the city out of at least $482,000 between 1999 and 2001.

  • Mayor Lee Testifies in Corruption Lawsuit That Could Cost the City $10 Million

    Mayor Lee Testifies in Corruption Lawsuit
    That Could Cost the City $10 Million

    City and County of San Francisco vs. Cobra Solutions and Telecon was being deliberated by jurors in Superior Court at press time. It centers on a fraud and kickback scheme engineered by convicted felon Marcus Armstrong, a former Department of Building Inspection information technology manager who bilked the city out of at least $482,000 between 1999 and 2001.