City Hall Budget Bloat; Kevin Epps’ Black Rock …

City Hall Budget Bloat; Kevin Epps’ Black Rock …

Posted February 26, 2009 by

Randy, The Sustainability Coordinator funding is being evaluated on the basis of performance and impact, and it’s clear already that the School District will save many times the cost of his salary. One project alone, a retrofit of the Rosa
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Landlord Seeks $4998 in Costs from Ellis Victim Suval

Posted February 25, 2009 by Randy Shaw

Seeking to further punish longtime elderly and disabled tenant Susan Suval for seeking to defend against an Ellis Act eviction, landlord Mark O’Flynn has asked the court to award him $4998 in costs against Suval. O’Flynn won his trial against
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Torrico Will Challenge Kamala Harris in 2010 AG Race

Posted February 25, 2009 by Randy Shaw

Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico will challenge San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris in what now looks to be a highly competitive Democratic Attorney General primary in 2010. Torrico, who represents Fremont and adjacent cities in the East and South
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“I HEARD THAT”: SLUMDOG; AVE MONTAGUE MEMORIAL

Posted February 25, 2009 by Rochelle Metcalfe

THE RIGHT MOVE! Sunday afternoon , despite heavy rains, took in the movie “SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE” this year’s OSCAR winner for BEST PICTURE! Extraordinary film, Cinematography captures the massive horrible SLUMS in MUMBIA, INDIA, that tourist never see UNLESS from the
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11TH SAN FRANCISCO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL WRAP-UP

Posted February 25, 2009 by Peter Wong

Calling Greg Kohs’ documentary “Song Sung Blue” a more serious “American Idol”-style tale does the film a grave injustice. It’s true the film’s subject is the lives and career of Thunder And Lightning, the husband and wife Neil Diamond/Patsy Cline
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Sweet and Sour Milk …

Sweet and Sour Milk …

Posted February 25, 2009 by

To The Editor: I can’t thank Tommi Avicolli-Mecca enough for writing the article on MILK. I’ve written that same article in my head hundreds of times, noting both my pride in Penn’s role as well as the glaring omissions in
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San Francisco City Hall Budget Bloat Remains

Posted February 24, 2009 by Randy Shaw

My piece on City Hall’s non-priority spending while employees face layoffs and vital programs are slashed evoked widespread praise—as well as much anger. It also brought forth other examples of bloat, particularly regarding the nine staff—with a Director and Deputy—of
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Sweet and Sour Milk

Posted February 24, 2009 by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

By now it’s not news that Milk, Gus Van Sant’s film about San Francisco’s first openly gay supervisor, took two Oscars on Sunday night. Writer Dustin Lance Black got best screenplay and Milk star Sean Penn won the much-coveted gold
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