Keeping the Faith With Morrie

Posted September 27, 2007 by Peter Wong

Once upon a time, an aspiring Hollywood actress promised to help out who she thought was a Bay Area cartoonist laboring in obscurity. Little did she expect the changes her life would undergo. Nor could she have predicted that fulfilling
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Safe from Recall, McGoldrick Resumes Attack on Small Builders

Posted September 26, 2007 by Randy Shaw

On July 31st, San Francisco Supervisor Jake McGoldrick cast the deciding vote in approving a controversial condominium project at 3400 Cesar Chavez Street. He also cast the deciding vote that day in favor of Lennar Corporation, the notorious Bayview-Hunters Point
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Republican Media Pundits Love Hillary Clinton

Posted September 26, 2007 by Paul Hogarth

No matter how much Americans say they want us out of Iraq and no matter how divorced from reality the political discourse gets in Washington, you can always count on Beltway pundits to warn Democrats not to get “too liberal.”
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Governor to Decide Fate of Statewide SRO Mailbox Law

Posted September 26, 2007 by Randy Shaw

After San Francisco enacted historic legislation requiring individual mailboxes in single room occupancy hotels (SROs), activists throughout the state sought a similar law. The result was AB 607, sponsored by Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Woodland Hills). Passed by the California Legislature,
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Milk Club Endorses Mecke for Mayor

Posted September 26, 2007 by Paul Hogarth

The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club endorsed progressive mayoral candidate Quintin Mecke last night at its general membership meeting. The Club held a run-off between Mecke and incumbent Mayor Gavin Newsom, who had met with members to seek an endorsement,
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More Ken Burns …

More Ken Burns …

Posted September 26, 2007 by

Dear Mr. Shaw: Thanks for your excellent take on the Ken Burns’ documentary, which I found trivializing, goofy, and worse, very kitsch. One of the worst parts to me was the sentimentalization and the weird choices of music in the
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Ed Jew: The Britney Spears of Local Political Coverage

Posted September 25, 2007 by Randy Shaw

(Ed note: Mayor Newsom suspended Ed Jew today and replaced him with Carmen Chu, the Mayor’s deputy budget director) In the absence of a seriously contested San Francisco Mayor’s race, the local media appears desperate to come up with “political”
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Misperceptions Dominate Debate Over Gang Injunctions

Posted September 25, 2007 by Peter Lauterborn

Though widely hailed as a proactive approach to handling gang-related crime, gang injunctions are not quite as advertised. Yet the positivity surrounding the injections has hidden more frightening perceptions behind the strategy. Thankfully for discussion’s sake, the Examiner’s conservative columnist
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