“I Heard That” — Obama Wows Europe

Posted July 30, 2008 by Rochelle Metcalfe

HEARD a Sunday news talk show host ask a political guest if he thought TRAVELIN’ MAN BARACK OBAMA’S Middle East/European trip was worth it ? Responded with mixed reaction. My opinion – Of course, all in the way one look
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Beyond Times Coverage …

Beyond Times Coverage …

Posted July 30, 2008 by

To the Editor: The issue that transcends both Barack Obama’s European trip and the NY Times coverage, fair or not, is that neither appears to impact those most critical to winning: stodgy, socially conservative, low-information Mid-westerners in PA, MI, and
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Anti-Obama Coverage Puts Reporters on Defensive

Posted July 29, 2008 by Randy Shaw

While nearly all of the national and international media trumpeted Barack Obama’s recent trip to Europe and the Middle East, the New York Times refused to join the crowd. On the day after Obama’s acclaimed speech in Berlin, the Times
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Supes Table “Green” Rent Increase Scheme

Posted July 29, 2008 by Randy Shaw

After hearing from angry tenant representatives and recognizing that the legislation had been so poorly drafted as to be unworkable, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee voted to table a measure that would increase rents on the
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Ma Endorses Mar in District 1

Posted July 29, 2008 by Randy Shaw

In what could be a critical endorsement in the race, popular Asemblymember Fiona Ma endorsed School Board Member Eric Mar for San Francisco District 1 Supervisor on July 28 at the Western U.S. Headquarters of the Mar Family Association in
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True Cost of BioDiesel …

True Cost of BioDiesel …

Posted July 29, 2008 by

To the Editor: The main point that was missed in the article is that if biodiesel were cheaper than petrodiesel, everyone would buy it and it would quickly disappear. I oversaw the building of a 3MGY biodiesel plant for Bay
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State Approves Uptown Tenderloin Historic District

Posted July 28, 2008 by Randy Shaw

The State Historical Resources Commission voted unanimously on July 25 to create the Uptown Tenderloin Historic District. The nomination for federal historic district status now proceeds to the Keeper of the National Register in Washington, D.C., which could add the
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Protesters Among the Gay Tuxedoed Crowd

Posted July 28, 2008 by Tommi Avicolli-Mecca

“This is one for the history books,” said Robert Haaland, a longtime San Francisco transgender activist. He couldn’t be more on the money. A coalition of groups, including Pride at Work, And Castro 4 All, and the Harvey Milk LGBT
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