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Voters to decide five San Francisco Supervisor races

By Brent Begin, Bay City News Service


November 2, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - Next week's election provides San Francisco voters in half of the city's supervisorial districts an opportunity to choose representatives for the Board of Supervisors.

Voters in four districts will see anywhere from one to seven candidates challenging incumbent supervisors, and in one district a host of candidates are vying for an empty seat.

One of the most contentious races is in District 6, which covers the Tenderloin, South of Market area and Treasure Island.

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San Francisco's Court Jester dissects
8th Congressional District debate


November 2, 2006

By h. Brown

Three honest and intelligent people locked in an open and intense 90 minute discussion and debate yesterday afternoon.

I have to say that it was the most impressive such event I've seen in a blue moon. And, I've seen a few.

Krissy Keefer (Green Party), Mike DeNunzio (Republican Party) and Philip Berg (Libertarian Party) sqaure off in a respectable debate that lasted 90 minutes at the Luggage Store. Incumbent Nancy Pelosi was absent after declaring she is too busy to debate.

Let me jump right into some questions the trio pondered.

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San Francisco officials search for answers after Castro Halloween shootings

By Brent Begin, Bay City News Service


November 1, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - A Halloween celebration in the Castro neighborhood Tuesday night ran smoothly and was about to wind down before violence marred the city sponsored event, officials said today.

Police Sgt. Neville Gittens said everything went wrong when shots rang out in the 2200 block of Market Street. In total, 10 people were injured. Nine were shot and one woman received a head injury when she was trampled by the crowd, police said.

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San Francisco defends tax money from Giants ballbark owners

Photo(s) by Luke Thomas

By Elizabeth Daley, Bay City News Service


November 2, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - More than $3.9 million dollars in tax revenue from China Basin Ballpark Co. LLC was defended for San Francisco Wednesday when the Assessment Appeals Board approved a settlement based upon a reassessment of the ballpark's property value.

The appeals board approved a settlement between the city and county of San Francisco and the Giants ballpark owners declaring that AT&T Park was worth $345 million more than ballpark owners declared over a six-year time period.

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Oakland Mayor Brown opts against affordable housing

Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown.
Photo(s) by Luke Thomas

By Lara Moscrip, Bay City News Service


November 1, 2006

OAKLAND (BCN) - Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown voted Tuesday night to create a panel of experts to study whether developers should be required to build affordable units in future housing projects in the city, effectively voting down an effort by some City Council members to enact such a measure before the Nov. 7 election.

According to a spokesman for Brown, a blue-ribbon panel will take an in-depth look at what the city might need to do to create an "inclusionary zoning'' housing policy.

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Bay Area Weather Forecast

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Bay City News Service

November 2, 2006


Bay Area Weather

Rain is likely this morning throughout the Bay Area with temperatures expected to reach the upper 50s to mid-60s. South winds of up to 15 mph are anticipated.

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Letters, letters, letters

Rosenthal to Dufty: The Castro neighborhood deserves better

Response to "Alcohol researcher doesn't know his stuff" by the alcohol researcher

Which side of Prop 90 are you on?

Close your wallets, GGRA

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