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Government Takes a Bead on Sugar 4

Feb. 3, 2012 Imagine driving home from a Super Bowl party and being stopped at a police checkpoint. You roll down your window and an officer asks what you’ve had to drink. “Just a couple Red Bulls,” you reply. “I’m

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Bureaucratic Octopus Grabs Bay Area 18

JAN. 16, 2012 By DAVE ROBERTS Like a giant octopus grabbing helpless humans in a horror movie, a new bureaucracy is squeezing the Bay Area. One Bay Area is a plan to push Bay Area residents out of their cars

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Treasure Isle: Greed, Gold, Toxic Waste 4

Yo ho ho and and a pot of redevelopment gold. For 15 years San Francisco has tried to transform Treasure Island from a sandy former Naval base into a gold and jobs-generating new urban community with 40-story skyscrapers interspersed by

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S.F. Subway Derails Into Boondoggle 7

JULY 22, 2011 By KATY GRIMES The California High-Speed Rail Authority isn’t the state’s only massive choo-choo boondoggle. San Francisco boasts the Central Subway project, a wasteful train system all its own. Fortunately, citizen volunteers, transportation and rail experts and local writers

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Give A Convict A Job 6

Katy Grimes: Never has it been more evident that California is in a downward spiral on the verge of economic, social and political collapse — San Francisco is now pushing to make convicted criminals a protected class so that prospective

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Ranked Choice Vote Favors Asian SF Mayor 1

JULY 18, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS There are currently nine top-tier candidates for mayor of San Francisco. But the candidates who are not Asian-American may stand little chance under the city’s ranked-choice voting system. San Francisco voters will specify their

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Bureaucrats Don't Come to the Rescue 0

JUNE 6, 2011 As a tragic San Francisco fire that claimed the life of at least one firefighter Thursday has shown, public safety jobs at times can be very dangerous. But an incident from earlier in the week across the

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S.F. Liberals Cut Taxes! 0

John Seiler: Some liberals in California, at least, understand that taxes are too high and need to be cut. And those liberals run the ultra-liberal city of San Francisco. Reports the Bay Citizen: San Francisco lawmakers approved the mid-Market “Twitter tax

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Adachi Pushes New S.F. Pension Reform 0

MARCH 28, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS Jeff Adachi, San Francisco’s elected public defender, is a modern-day Don Quixote tilting at unionized windmills while singing “To Dream the Impossible Pension Reform Dream.” The self-described progressive dared to take on that city’s

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S.F. cops shut down girl's lemonade stand 0

John Seiler: Just when you thought the Police State couldn’t get any worse, cops in San Francisco recently shut down a little girl’s stand selling lemonade and brownies. How un-American can you get. It’s like banning Mom and apple pie. Well,

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