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San Francisco Muni, Drivers Agree on Tentative Contract

June 30, 2014 | 12:05 pm

San Francisco Muni, Drivers Agree on Tentative Contract

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Former Mayor Willie Brown brokers deal to end dispute that led to a sickout and partial system shutdown.

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A New Assembly Speaker Now, Bigger Changes In 2016

May 13, 2014 | 1:00 am

A New Assembly Speaker Now, Bigger Changes In 2016

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Toni Atkins, who will have to give up the office in 2016, laid out her priorities in today’s speech.

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Four in 10 California Lawmakers Get Outside Income

April 14, 2014 | 5:50 am

Four in 10 California Lawmakers Get Outside Income

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State conflict-of-interest law allows legislators to vote on measures affecting the fields they work in.

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Behold the Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge

February 11, 2014 | 11:50 am

Behold the Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge

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Over the objections of Gov. Jerry Brown and many locals, Bay Bridge span renamed for former mayor.

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Legislators Toss Gov. Brown Some 400 Bills at Deadline

September 13, 2013 | 4:41 pm

Legislators Toss Gov. Brown Some 400 Bills at Deadline

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Fracking, raising the minimum wage, and driver’s licenses for immigrants top the list.

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Bay Bridge? Willie Brown Bridge? Fight Over Span’s Name Erupts

September 13, 2013 | 10:19 am

Bay Bridge? Willie Brown Bridge? Fight Over Span’s Name Erupts

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Lawsuit follows Legislature’s vote to rename Bay Bridge after former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.

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Resolution Introduced to Name Part of Bay Bridge After Willie Brown

June 13, 2013 | 4:03 pm

Resolution Introduced to Name Part of Bay Bridge After Willie Brown

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Oy. This could be even better than the Harvey Milk Airport thing. News has broken about a resolution introduced in the Assembly to name the western span of the Bay Bridge, which connects San Francisco to Yerba Buena Island, “the Willie L. Brown Bridge,” after Da Mayor himself. Which raises the question: Does anyone want […]

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January 7, 2013 | 4:05 pm

Video: ‘Don’t Call It Pork’ — Willie Brown Defends Handouts in Fiscal Cliff Deal

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You may have heard that the deal avoiding the “fiscal cliff” national budget crisis included some tax breaks for some rather narrow constituencies. Such as Puerto Rican and Virgin Island rum makers. And NASCAR track owners. And movie producers. Some critics have derided these giveaways as “pork barrel” legislation, a kind of cynical deal making […]

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Is Willie Brown Still Running San Francisco?

July 23, 2012 | 11:00 pm

Is Willie Brown Still Running San Francisco?

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When it comes to film criticism, Willie Brown is of a less-is-more mindset. His complete take on Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, for instance, from one of his recent San Francisco Chronicle columns: “This movie has been playing for a while, and for a very good reason. It’s a winner.” Mick LaSalle, you can give up […]

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Controversial Mortgage Bailout Plan Relies on Eminent Domain Seizures

July 17, 2012 | 10:33 am

Controversial Mortgage Bailout Plan Relies on Eminent Domain Seizures

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By Matt Smith, The Bay Citizen Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown and a longtime business┬ápartner are among investors in a company drawing criticism for working with local government officials to take over and discount underwater mortgages. The plan gained impetus last month, when officials in San Bernardino County formed a joint powers authority to […]

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