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Out of the Limelight

March 18, 2008 | 3 Comments

District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly Photos by Luke Thomas By Chris Daly March 18, 2008 Gavin Newsom continues to enjoy unusually high polling numbers in the LGBT community. Gavin generated much of this goodwill with…

Posted in Opinion, Politics

Overheard in Fog City:
City Hall Norouz event postponed over flap

March 18, 2008 | 40 Comments

The third annual Norouz event, scheduled for Friday, March 21 has been postponed one week due to a flap between event organizer, Turquoise Bridges, and Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi. Photos by Luke Thomas By Luke Thomas…

Posted in Culture, News, Politics

Residents from buildings in four-alarm fire
can’t go home

March 18, 2008 | No Comments

A four-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Mission District yesterday damaged two Victorian structures. Photos by John Han By Caitlin Cassady March 18, 2008 Residents from 30 units in two Victorian buildings in San Francisco’s Mission…

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Feds charge Cosco Busan pilotAttorney: “Charging anyone at this time is premature”

Feds charge Cosco Busan pilot
Attorney: “Charging anyone at this time is premature”

March 17, 2008 | No Comments

By Ari Burak March 17, 2008 Federal authorities today charged the pilot of the 900-foot container ship that struck the Bay Bridge in November, disgorging thousands of gallons of toxic bunker fuel into San Francisco…

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The CrackBerry Chronicles Peace Vigil: Out of Iraq Now!

March 17, 2008 | 3 Comments

Hell freezes over: Elaine Santore (center) and Matt Gonzalez share a pew during a Peace Vigil held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco yesterday. Photos by Luke Thomas By Elaine Santore March 17,…

Posted in News, Opinion, Politics

Nader-Gonzalez hopeful to be included in national debates

March 17, 2008 | 4 Comments

Vice Presidential candidate Matt Gonzalez. Photo by Luke Thomas By Luke Thomas March 17, 2008 Fog City Journal attended a Peace Vigil yesterday held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in San Francisco. The event, headlined…

Posted in Politics

Court Jesterings: Racism is passé in a multi-racial society

March 17, 2008 | 1 Comment

h. brown By h. brown March 17, 2008 My grandson looks like Barack Obama. He really does (my grandson, that is). I was sitting and reading (what I do most of the time) and I…

Poll: McCain bests Obama, ClintonNader wins 5%, taking more support from Democrats

Poll: McCain bests Obama, Clinton
Nader wins 5%, taking more support from Democrats

March 16, 2008 | 2 Comments

From Zogby International March 16, 2008 Riding high after locking up his party’s presidential nomination, Republican John McCain of Arizona has moved ahead of both of his potential Democratic Party rivals in a national general…

Posted in Politics

Santo, Santo, Santo

March 16, 2008 | 3 Comments

District 8 Congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan. Photo by Luke Thomas By Cindy Sheehan, special to Fog City Journal March 16, 2008 I was sitting on my couch writing about the horrors of war on this…

Posted in Opinion, Politics

One dead, two injured in Mission District shooting

March 16, 2008 | No Comments

By Laura Dudnick March 16, 2008 One person was killed and two more injured after a shooting in San Francisco’s Mission District just before 1 a.m. today, according to officials. The shooting was reported in…

Posted in News

UC Hastings to host Senate District 3 debate

March 16, 2008 | 1 Comment

Incumbent District 3 Senator Carole Migden, former Assemblymember Joe Nation, and Assemblymember Mark Leno. Photo by Luke Thomas March 16, 2008 What: UC Hastings College of the Law to host Senate District 3 debate with…

Posted in Events, Politics

Peace Vigil with Sean Penn, Cindy Sheehan
and Matt Gonzalez

March 15, 2008 | 1 Comment

March 15, 2008 What: Peace Vigil to commemorate fifth anniversary of the Iraq War. Keynote speakers include actor/activist Sean Penn, Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan, vice presidential candidate Matt Gonzalez and Rev. Gregory Stewart, Senior Minister…

Posted in Events

Neocon Nuthouse

March 15, 2008 | 1 Comment

By Terry Canaan, special to Fog City Journal March 14, 2008 “First, just if I might correct a misperception, I don’t think we ever said — at least I know I didn’t say that there…

Posted in Opinion, Politics

Golden Gate Bridge directors approve congestion tolling

Golden Gate Bridge directors approve congestion tolling

March 14, 2008 | No Comments

By Ari Burack March 14, 2008 The Golden Gate Bridge District Board of Directors today approved a system of higher tolling at the bridge during peak traffic periods — qualifying the Bay Area for millions…

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The CrackBerry Chronicles:
Spitzer escort becomes latest notorious nobody

March 14, 2008 | 6 Comments

Elaine Santore Photo by Luke Thomas By Elaine Santore March 14, 2008 Spitzer escort becomes the latest notorious nobody Whenever my dad visits his family in upstate New York, they always ask him, “So, how’s…

Posted in Culture, Opinion, Politics

Nurses, healthcare advocates rally to protest service cuts

March 14, 2008 | No Comments

Nurses and healthcare advocates picketed outside San Francisco General Hospital Thursday to protest cuts to public healthcare services. Photo by John Han By John Han March 14, 2008 Nurses, healthcare advocates and elected officials held…

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Newsom and Peskin join hands
to expand payroll tax credits

March 13, 2008 | 1 Comment

Putting political differences aside for a good cause, Mayor Gavin Newsom and Board President Aaron Peskin announced new legislation Tuesday to provide tax credits to businesses that hire disadvantaged workers. File photo by Luke Thomas…

Posted in News, Politics