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October 5, 1988 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
A secret grand jury investigation of alleged police collusion with a teen-age prostitution ring has instead ensnared a former ranking city official who was accused Tuesday of paying for sex with girls as young as 14. At the same time, newly unsealed indictments show that 12 others, including a San Francisco police officer, also were accused of buying sex from underage girls working out of a brothel near historic Mission Dolores.
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August 2, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The city has hired yet another director for its problem-ridden Elections Department. Tammy Haygood, an attorney with no elections experience, has been asked to head the department, which is in the middle of a fraud investigation. Haygood, 42, is the city's fifth elections chief to be appointed in the last six years.
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NEWS
October 17, 1988
A teen-age prostitute told investigators she had sex with failed San Francisco mayoral candidate Roger Boas 30 times, leading to indictment of the city's former chief administrative officer for having sex with minors, according to police investigation reports obtained by the San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle. The prostitute recognized Boas, 67, a wealthy car dealer, from a campaign poster for his mayoral campaign.
NEWS
January 20, 2001 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Willie Brown, one of California's best-known and most controversial politicians, is having a baby with his chief fund-raiser, an aide acknowledged Friday. The 66-year-old grandfather, who is separated from his longtime wife, Blanche, is expecting a daughter in late April or May, said P.J. Johnston, the mayor's spokesman. Brown and his wife have been separated for nearly 20 years. The expectant mother, 38-year-old Carolyn Carpeneti, could not be reached for comment Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 1992 | JOHN BOUDREAU, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The controversial bust of murdered Mayor George Moscone, which has spent more time traveling around the country than in the city that commissioned it, may soon return home. The provocative Robert Arneson sculpture, which uses graffiti and images of bullets to tell the mayor's life story, has been shunned by a city known for sophisticated tastes in art. "It was too controversial," says Oakland collector Foster Goldstrom, who purchased the piece in 1981 for $50,000. The M.H.
NEWS
October 10, 1988 | AMY STEVENS, Times Staff Writer
Sixteen years after it opened, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system seemed headed for its first major expansion. After much political maneuvering, BART this month announced an ambitious plan to extend the state's largest regional rail system to the San Francisco Airport and further into the East Bay.
NEWS
December 22, 1999 | From Associated Press
San Francisco Dist. Atty. Terence Hallinan's lead over challenger Bill Fazio increased further Tuesday, when the first batch of provisional ballots were counted. As of Tuesday, Hallinan had 103,262 votes to the 102,316 cast for Fazio--a lead of 946 votes with less than 7,200 provisional ballots remaining. A provisional ballot covers a variety of situations. In some cases, the person voting is not on the rolls at the polling place, or votes at the wrong polling place.
NEWS
June 4, 1990 | From Associated Press
South Korean President Roh Tae Woo arrived Sunday for an unprecedented meeting with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev designed to promote normal diplomatic relations and trade. Some 200 people, both supporters and opponents of the visit, staged a noisy demonstration outside the Fairmont Hotel after Roh was safely inside. "They're noisy, but nothing violent," said a police dispatcher who would not give her name. Roh's plane, flying U.S.
NEWS
April 17, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
San Francisco supervisors gave conditional approval to Mayor Art Agnos' plan to demolish the earthquake-damaged Embarcadero Freeway and replace it with a partially subterranean six-lane expressway. The 11-member board gave the mayor until Aug. 1 to address community concerns about the feasibility of such factors as federal financing of the $120-million expressway and traffic management during the four-year construction phase.
NEWS
March 29, 1990 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Maybe this is the debate the two Democratic candidates for governor promised. Not the old-fashioned, face-to-face stuff with live candidates in a spontaneous format--but television commercial vs. television commercial, each carefully scripted and produced by professionals. Atty. Gen. John K.
NEWS
September 28, 2000 | From Reuters
A federal jury convicted a top San Francisco housing official Wednesday of taking tens of thousands of dollars in bribes as part of a scheme that netted 22 people for falsely obtaining low-income housing. San Francisco Housing Authority Manager Patricia Williams, 57, was convicted on 30 felony counts of conspiracy, bribery and making false statements after an 18-month probe by federal agents into a scheme that involved at least two city officials.
NEWS
September 2, 2000 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not quite 7 a.m. on a sleepy Saturday--a time when most American mayors are still home in bed--but the people's court, Willie Brown-style, is about to come to order. Arriving at City Hall in his stylish homburg hat and $3,500 Brioni suit, the slightly built man known to most San Franciscans as simply "Da Mayor" will spend the next five hours employing his decisive brand of political problem solving to tackle the concerns, complaints and flights of fancy of some two dozen constituents.
NEWS
December 22, 1999 | From Associated Press
San Francisco Dist. Atty. Terence Hallinan's lead over challenger Bill Fazio increased further Tuesday, when the first batch of provisional ballots were counted. As of Tuesday, Hallinan had 103,262 votes to the 102,316 cast for Fazio--a lead of 946 votes with less than 7,200 provisional ballots remaining. A provisional ballot covers a variety of situations. In some cases, the person voting is not on the rolls at the polling place, or votes at the wrong polling place.
NEWS
December 16, 1999 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Emerging victorious from a bruising reelection campaign, Mayor Willie Brown promised Wednesday to tackle many of the issues challenger Tom Ammiano raised during their hard-fought race. "I want to meet your expectations," Brown told supporters after becoming the first mayor in 16 years to win reelection. "You want and deserve an opportunity for everybody to live in an affordable city, and this administration is going to give you that."
NEWS
November 29, 1999 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly a decade after he managed to get off the streets, memories of spending his nights getting high on cocaine and his days sleeping on BART trains are still sharp in George Smith's mind. "I fight every day of my life not to have to return to the street," said Smith, who is Mayor Willie Brown's liaison to the myriad groups in the city that deal with issues of homelessness.
NEWS
January 20, 1999 | Associated Press
Three pie throwers who pelted Mayor Willie Brown in the face were convicted of battery Tuesday by jurors who apparently decided that the offense was not so serious. The jury deliberated for more than a day and asked the judge whether "throwing a pie can be regarded as an act of comedy and not as an act of battery." Ultimately, they convicted the activists of battery, which carries a six-month jail term.
BUSINESS
August 28, 1991 | From Associated Press
There's nothing like a little bad press to get local politicians steamed. Mayor Art Agnos and city supervisors are fuming over a Forbes magazine article that ridicules city policies as anti-business. The article, appearing in the Sept. 2 issue, lambastes the city's "wacky economics," including new business taxes and "the nation's most draconian building regulations." Author John H.
NEWS
November 29, 1998 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Willie Brown, San Francisco's high-profile, high-energy mayor, is finding himself in trouble with voters as he gears up for next year's municipal elections. Brown initially enjoyed such widespread popularity that residents greeted him like a movie star when he strolled along San Francisco's streets.
NEWS
November 27, 1998 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The passions of a life in politics are much like a love affair. On any given day, your moods swing from elation to depression, often in a heartbeat. And the only reason you keep coming back for more is the belief that life simply can't be lived any other way. This may seem strange in a world where millions of people routinely view politics and elected officials with distrust, if not contempt.
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