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Code Pink, San Francisco Supervisors, step up
pressure on Pelosi over support for war funding
March 22, 2007
One day before Congress votes on a supplemental appropriations
bill setting benchmarks and a final date of withdrawal of U.S.
forces from Iraq in 2008, local officials joined Code Pink Wednesday
at the Phillip Burton Federal Building to call on Speaker Nancy
Pelosi to cut off all war funding, and to bring about an immediate
end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq.
Pelosi has been widely criticized for her ambiguous stand in
support of war appropriations while touting "no blank check"
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San Francisco Giants announce efforts
to green ballpark
Solar panel cost to be past on to PG&E customers
As many as 590 solar panels are to be installed at AT&T Park
as part of an effort by the San Francisco Giants to reduce consumption
of energy generated by fossil fuels.
However, the cost of installing the solar panels will be past
on to PG&E customers.
Photos by Stephen Dorian
March 22, 2007
The San Francisco Giants, in a partnership with Pacific Gas
& Electric (PG&E), unveiled a plan yesterday to install
approximately 590 solar panels at AT&T Park.
However, according to PG&E spokesman Keely Wachs, the precise
cost and savings to be generated by the project are not yet known.
Wachs said the stadium does not actually receive service from
PG&E and will simply serve as the host to the solar panels,
which will pump energy back into San Francisco's city grid.
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With h brown
Court Jester reviews Code Pink anti-war rally,
meets father of imprisoned journalist Josh Wolf
March 22, 2007
"I'm on the pavement, looking at the government."
I smoked a cigar and watched as red-necked U.S.
marshals in blazers replete with flags and 9-11 buttons (part
of the uniform?) scurried to and fro beneath the ziggurat-defended
federal building on Golden Gate at Hyde in San Francisco's combo
Civic Center/Tenderloin neighborhood.
I'd come to meet Josh Wolf's old man, Len Harrison
who was beginning a humble vigil for his son, the longest held
Virgin America wins tentative approval
for SFO-based airline
United Airlines union not happy with decision
Virgin America CEO Fred Reid, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
and Mayor Gavin Newsom, have a lot to be bubbly about as Virgin
America wins tentative approval from the U.S. Department of
Transportation for SFO-based operations.
However, not everyone is happy with the decision.
(file photos, 10/11/6)
By Ari Burack, Bay City News Service
March 21, 2007
Virgin America's plan
to establish a U.S. airline based at San Francisco International
Airport moved forward Tuesday with an announcement of tentative
approval of the airline's plans by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
A department spokesman announced that Virgin America's
proposed ownership and management changes to reduce its dependence
on investors from the United Kingdom and distance itself from
its parent company The Virgin Group would put the airline in
compliance with a federal law requiring that an airline show
it is controlled by U.S. citizens.
Testimony begins in graft, corruption case
involving building inspection official
Former San Francisco Department of Building Inspection manager
is accused of 33 counts of bribery, fraud and perjury.
By Brent Begin, Bay City News Service
March 20, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - The lawyer for a
former San Francisco Department of Building Inspection manager
accused of graft and corruption said today his client was set
up by an unscrupulous loan broker.
The statement comes in response to 33 counts of
bribery, fraud and perjury handed down by the San Francisco
district attorney's office.
And in other news...
Jester seeks Amnesty International intervention in Wolf case
Francisco police arrest anti-war protestors on fourth anniversary
of Iraq war
slapped with racial discrimination lawsuit,
accused of violating toxic asbestos cleanup restrictions
City celebrates Saint Patrick's Day
FCJ Quotes of the Day
FCJ Quotes of the Day:
"The American people have lost confidence in President
Bush's plan for a war without end in Iraq. That failed approach
has been rejected by the voters in our nation, and it will be
rejected by the Congress."
-Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 3/20/7
"The troops want to come home. Supporting appropriations
is supporting the administration. Supporting the troops will
be bringing them home."
- U.S. Army Corporal (ret) Ezra Morrison, 3/18/7
"If in fact that our population does not realize the cataclysmic
and apocalyptic potential that we are on the cusp of now experiencing,
then we ourselves are to blame for not taking revolution in
hand and making sure that our own federal representatives hear
us so that they do what we expect."
- Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, 3/19/7
"I am very disturbed and angry at the reactionary voices
in the Jewish world, like AIPAC, that have pushed very hard
to not only accelerate this war, but pushing the administration
towards a war in Iran. I think that that is a disgrace
- Rabbi Michael Lerner, 3/19/7
"What have you and your colleagues allowed this government
to become? Don't give us anymore rigmarole about supporting
the troops because our billions of tax dollars don't go to the
- Krissy Keefer, 3/19/7
she isn't an anti-war vote and we're not stupid
enough to believe that quietly telling everybody else in congress
they can do whatever they want on these votes but casting one
little vote over here somehow absolves her of responsibility.
I'm not going for it. I hope that you don't either."
- Matt Gonzalez, 3/19/7
"Yes, Nancy Pelosi does have to deal with political realities
in Washington D.C. But she also has to deal with political realities
in her congressional district. In 2004, with San the Francisco
Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner saying 'no,' 63 percent
of San Franciscans said 'yes' to immediate withdrawal."
- Chris Daly, 3/21/7
Letters, letters, letters
- Open letter to Mayor Newsom
- It's about Peter Shields, not Josh Wolf
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