• San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi joined hundreds of public defenders across the Bay Area today in a coordinated protest against racial injustice and to stand in solidarity with protesters in New York, Ferguson and across the nation over a recent spate of controversial police killings of unarmed black men.  Photo by Richard Bui.
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  • Proposition E, San Francisco's effort to curb obesity, failed to pass due to a failure of imagination.
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Bay Area News Briefs

Bay Area News Briefs

May 28, 2008 | No Comments

Bay City News May 28, 2008 Multiple-Vehicle Collision Shuts Down Highway 101 for Four Hours A big-rig truck carrying about 55,000 pounds of powdered cement Tuesday was involved in a multi-vehicle collision that shut down…

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Ambush at RulesSt. Croix blindsides Comstock

Ambush at Rules
St. Croix blindsides Comstock

May 27, 2008 | 1 Comment

By Joe Lynn May 28, 2008 When the Rules Committee met on May 15 to continue the consideration of Doug Comstock’s application to the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, John St. Croix sat in the audience…

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State High Court to Hear CasePitting Religious Freedom Against Civil Rights

State High Court to Hear Case
Pitting Religious Freedom Against Civil Rights

May 27, 2008 | No Comments

By Julia Cheever May 27, 2008 The California Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in San Francisco Wednesday in a case that pits the religious freedom rights of doctors against the civil rights of…

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The CrackBerry Chronicles:Harvey Milk Busted

The CrackBerry Chronicles:
Harvey Milk Busted

May 27, 2008 | 4 Comments

Elaine Santore Photos by Luke Thomas By Elaine Santore May 27, 2008 Spotted: G & R on 20th St. btwn Dolores & Guerrero Um, not really. But Mission Mission posted some photos of an awesome…

Bay Area News Briefs

Bay Area News Briefs

May 27, 2008 | No Comments

Bay City News May 27, 2008 Summit Fire Reaches 80 Percent Containment, 4,270 Acres Slowly but surely, the firefighters battling the Summit Fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains since Thursday are getting the flames under…

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Memorial Day Tears on the Tombstones of War

Memorial Day Tears on the Tombstones of War

May 24, 2008 | No Comments

Cindy Sheehan Photo by Luke Thomas By Cindy Sheehan May 24, 2008 Memorial Day is a double-whammy for me. You see, my son Casey was born on Memorial Day 29 years ago. When he was…

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Appeals CourtOverturns Environmental Protection Agency Rule

Appeals Court
Overturns Environmental Protection Agency Rule

May 23, 2008 | No Comments

By Julia Cheever May 23, 2008 A federal appeals court in San Francisco today overturned a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that allowed oil and gas companies to discharge sediment contaminated by construction activities into…

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A Thimble-Full of Nuthin’

A Thimble-Full of Nuthin’

May 23, 2008 | 2 Comments

By Terry Canaan May 23, 2008 By far the most promising site for oil in America is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Technology now makes it possible to reach the oil reserves in…

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Ma Works to End Recycling Theft in California

Ma Works to End Recycling Theft in California

May 23, 2008 | 5 Comments

Assemblymember Fiona Ma AB 1778 narrowly passes Assembly, would crack down on professional poaching rings in California From the Office of Assemblymember Fiona Ma May 23, 2008 San Francisco – Today, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D-San…

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Analysts Foresee ‘New World Energy Order’

Analysts Foresee ‘New World Energy Order’

May 23, 2008 | 1 Comment

By Angela Charlton, Associated Press May 23, 2008 PARIS, France – A leading global energy monitor fears there may not be enough oil out there to slake the world’s thirst — and is preparing a…

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Estimated 200 Residents Evactuated by 3,000-Acre Fire

Estimated 200 Residents Evactuated by 3,000-Acre Fire

May 22, 2008 | No Comments

By Bay City News Service May 22, 2008 An estimated 200 residents have been evacuated due to an aggressive fire that has burned 3,000 acres in the counties of Santa Cruz and Santa Clara today…

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Big Labor Sells Out

Big Labor Sells Out

May 22, 2008 | 6 Comments

” District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly Photos by Luke Thomas By Chris Daly May 22, 2008 Lennar Deal Stinks Details of a back room deal between Miami-based Lennar Corporation (LEN) and the San Francisco Labor…

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Tenants Rally Against Prop 98

Tenants Rally Against Prop 98

May 22, 2008 | 1 Comment

Hundreds of San Francisco residents rallied on the steps of San Francisco City Hall Wednesday to oppose Proposition 98. Photos by John Han By Michael Steinberg and John Han May 22, 2008 Hundreds of renters,…

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Rating Ethics’ New On Line Disclosure SystemWin a Free Lunch!

Rating Ethics’ New On Line Disclosure System
Win a Free Lunch!

May 21, 2008 | 2 Comments

By Joe Lynn May 22, 2008 Warning to political junkies: Black tar in here Last week, the Ethics Commissioners began their review of San Francisco’s lobbyist ordinance. Coincidentally, the Commission also has launched a new…

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Hillary’s Math Problem

May 21, 2008 | 1 Comment

Chelsea Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton. File photo via WireImage By Terry Canaan May 21, 2008 The candidate stood in front of a backdrop of smiling supporters, as candidates always do. One supporter waved a…

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