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1. The author attended Brown's victory party at the International Longshoremen's Union Hall near Fisherman's Wharf, and spent part of the day at his get-out-the-vote precinct field headquarters at 13th Street and Mission on Dec. 12, 1995. [BACK]

2. Herb Caen, "Cut along Dotted Lines," San Francisco Chronicle , Dec. 14, 1995. Caen partied with Brown into the night. [BACK]

3. Clarence Johnson and John King, "Brown Hits the Ground Running," San Francisco Chronicle , Dec. 14, 1995; Brad Hayward, "Brown Wins in S.F.," The Sacramento Bee , Dec. 13, 1995. [BACK]

4. Willie Brown, press conference, San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 13, 1995 [BACK]

5. William Endicott, "A First-ever Major Award," The Sacramento Bee , Dec. 30, 1995. Endicott, never a Brown fan, wrote: "I'm sorry that we have no equivalent [award] for political winners of 1995. There weren't many. But if we did, the hands- hard

down choice would have to be that consummate pol, Willie Brown, who kept Assembly Republicans tied in knots all year and still had time to find a new job." [BACK]

6. Dan Walters, "San Francisco, Brown Fit Well," The Sacramento Bee , June 4, 1995. [BACK]

7. Vincent J. Schodolski, "Candidates Neck and Neck as San Francisco Mayoral Race Comes Down to Wire," Chicago Tribune , Nov. 6, 1995. [BACK]

8. John King, "Achtenberg Begins Her Uphill Run," San Francisco Chronicle , June 19, 1995. [BACK]

9. Jerry Roberts, Dianne Feinstein: Never Let Them See You Cry , p. 244. [BACK]

10. James Richardson, "Kathleen Brown Aide Draws Speaker's Fire," The Sacramento Bee , May 11, 1994; Brad Hayward, "Voter Beware: Slate Mailers," The Sacramento Bee , May 28, 1994. [BACK]

11. Willie Brown, press availability on Assembly floor, May 10, 1994. [BACK]

12. John Jacobs, "Tough Talk across the Rigatoni," The Sacramento Bee , June 6, 1995; Susan Yoachum, "S.F. Campaign Managers' Cutthroat Ideology," San Francisco Chronicle , Dec. 8, 1995. [BACK]

13. John Jacobs, "Tough Talk across the Rigatoni." [BACK]

14. The author of this book was dining at a nearby table with John Jacobs, political editor for McClatchy Newspapers, and serendipitously witnessed the ensuing confrontation between Clint Reilly and Willie Brown on June 2, 1995. Reilly's penchant for dining at the North Beach Restaurant was mentioned in a lengthy profile about him: "Hired Gun," by Richard Halstead, San Francisco, The Magazine , July 1987. [BACK]

15. Conversation with Reilly and the author of this book at Brown's mayoral rally, June 3, 1995. [BACK]

16. Mary Lynne Vellinga, "Brown Joins Race for Mayor of S.F.," The Sacramento Bee , June 4, 1995. [BACK]

17. Willie Brown, mayoral announcement speech, Japan Trade Center, June 3, 1995. [BACK]

18. Lance Williams, "How Brown Got PG&E Contract for Client," San Francisco Examiner , July 2, 1995. [BACK]

19. Lance Williams, "Brown's Gambling Investment Paid Off," San Francisco Examiner , Sep. 24, 1995. [BACK]

20. Arnold Hamilton and Bert Robinson, "Willie Brown: A Legacy of Power," San Jose Mercury News , Mar. 6, 1988. [BACK]

21. Susan Yoachum, "Money Matters as an Issue in S.F. Mayor Race," San Francisco Chronicle , Aug. 7, 1995. [BACK]

22. Willie Brown, federal income tax returns, 1990 through 1994, released by the Brown mayoral campaign, copies in the author's private collection. [BACK]

23. Kandace Bender, "Brown Proposes Casino in S.F.," San Francisco Examiner , Sep. 17, 1995. [BACK]

24. Brad Hayward, "Prodigal Politician Brown Bids to Put Heart in S.F. Office," The Sacramento Bee , Oct. 22, 1995. [BACK]

25. Aurelio Rojas, "Brown Encouraged Many New Voters," San Francisco Chronicle , Nov. 11, 1995; Rachel Gordon, "Precincts Show Decisive Brown Victory," San Francisco Examiner , Dec. 14, 1995. [BACK]

26. Rachel Gordon, "Will Simpson Verdict Affect S.F. Mayoral Election?" San Francisco Examiner , Oct. 6, 1995. [BACK]

27. Herbert A. Sample, "Black Men's Day to Feel Like a Million," The Sacramento Bee , Oct. 17, 1995. [BACK]

28. Brad Hayward, "Prodigal Politician Brown Bids to Put Heart in S.F. Office," The Sacramento Bee , Oct. 22, 1995. [BACK]

29. Willie Brown, interview, Sacramento, Calif., June 6, 1995. [BACK]

30. Conversation with Darolyn Davis, Willie Brown's Assembly press secretary, in Oct. 1995. [BACK]

31. The author of this book attended the Oct. 18, 1995 party and talked with Brown. [BACK]

32. William Claiborne, "San Francisco Race Turns Out to Be Contest, Not Coronation," The Washington Post , Nov. 6, 1995. [BACK]

33. Richard C. Paddock, "It's 'Citizen Mayor' versus Savvy Pro in Bid to Run S.F.," Los Angeles Times , Oct. 23, 1995. [BACK]

34. Associated Press photograph, A0624, slug "Mayor Shower," Oct. 27, 1995. [BACK]

35. B. Drummond Ayres Jr., "San Francisco's Lively, Loopy Mayoral Race Wraps Up," The New York Times , Dec. 12, 1995. [BACK]

36. Herb Caen, "No Sugar Added," San Francisco Chronicle , Nov. 2, 1995. [BACK]

37. Brown won 34.4 percent; Jordan won 32.4 percent; Achtenberg won 27.6 percent; and 5.6 percent went to other candidates. [BACK]

38. Ayres, "San Francisco's Lively, Loopy Mayoral Race Wraps Up." [BACK]

39. The author of this book visited both campaign headquarters on election day, Dec. 12, 1995, and these descriptions are based on those observations. [BACK]

40. The author was tipped off about the dinner party, found it, and spoke briefly with Brown before leaving. Description based on the author's observations. [BACK]

41. Conversation with Gale Kaufman, San Francisco, Dec. 12, 1995. [BACK]

42. Conversation with Richard Katz at Brown election party, San Francisco International Longshoremen's Hall, Dec. 12, 1995. [BACK]

43. Caen, "Cut along Dotted Lines"; Herb Caen, "Twas the Day After," San Francisco Chronicle , Dec. 26, 1995. [BACK]

44. Caen, "'Twas the Day After." [BACK]

45. Rob Morse, "Sunrise over a Stylish New S.F.," San Francisco Examiner , Jan. 9, 1996. [BACK]

46. Trish Donnally, "His Honor the Fashion Plate," sidebar: "Brown's Inaugural Suit," San Francisco Chronicle , Jan. 4, 1996. [BACK]

47. Rachel Gordon and Lance Williams, "The Willie Brown Era," San Francisco Examiner , Jan. 9, 1996. [BACK]

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