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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…

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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…

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Committee recommends congestion pricing

Committee recommends congestion pricing

March 13, 2008 | No Comments

By James Lanares March 13, 2008 The 13 members of the Golden Gate Bridge District’s finance committee unanimously recommended passage of a resolution that would impose higher tolls on the bridge during periods of high…

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Prosecutors seek minimum six month sentence
in stock options backdating case

March 13, 2008 | No Comments

  By Julia Cheever March 13, 2008 Prosecutors have asked a federal judge in San Francisco to send a former Silicon Valley executive to prison for at least six months and fine her $5.25 million…

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What if Fallon’s just the first of many?

March 13, 2008 | No Comments

By Terry Canaan, special to Fog City Journal March 13, 2008 The thing about news stories is that they’re artificially reduced to stand-alone sort of things. In political news, the whole story is wider in…

Posted in News, Opinion, Politics

Supes mandate restaurants post nutritional info

March 13, 2008 | 2 Comments

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a law Tuesday requiring chain restaurants to post nutritional information in an effort to stem rising rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Photo by Stephen Dorian Miner…

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SF Entertainment Listings: March 14 -23

SF Entertainment Listings: March 14 -23

March 12, 2008 | No Comments

Music and Event Listings

MoAd to honor Alice Walker
during Women’s History Month

March 12, 2008 | No Comments

Alice Walker Photo by Luke Thomas From the Museum of the African Diaspora In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) will honor Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker on…

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The Cold, Cold Steel of Handcuffs

March 12, 2008 | 3 Comments

District 8 Congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan. Photo by Luke Thomas By Cindy Sheehan March 12, 2008 With the unbelievable 5th anniversary of “shock and awe” looming before us like a dark cancer that is out…

Posted in Opinion, Politics

Ethics Commission certifies Tony Gantneras eligible to receive public funds

Ethics Commission certifies Tony Gantner
as eligible to receive public funds

March 12, 2008 | No Comments

From the San Francisco Ethics Commission March 12, 2008 The San Francisco Ethics Commission certified Tony Gantner, candidate for the Board of Supervisors, District 3, as eligible to receive public funds from the San Francisco…

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Supes reject Alioto-Pier effort to stifle accountability

March 12, 2008 | 3 Comments

Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier’s efforts to repeal a 2006 voter mandate requiring the mayor of San Francisco attend Board of Supervisors meetings, was effectively killed yesterday. Photos by Luke Thomas By Nicholas Olczak March 12, 2008…

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California State Assembly
to vote on Severance Tax initiative

March 12, 2008 | 4 Comments

Teachers, families, union leaders and elected officials held a rally yesterday in San Francisco to protest education budget cuts proposed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Photos by Luke Thomas By John Han March 12, 2008 The…

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Prosecutors reject Jew motion
for evidentiary hearing
“Jew’s factual assumptions are demonstrably false”

March 12, 2008 | 1 Comment

Prosecutors asked a federal judge Tuesday to reject a bid by former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew – who resigned his post amid allegations of corruption – for an evidentiary hearing into possible misconduct in…

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