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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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Air Quality District Approves Feesfor Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Air Quality District Approves Fees
for Greenhouse Gas Pollution

May 21, 2008 | No Comments

By Ari Burack May 21, 2008 The regional air quality management district approved a proposal today at a meeting in San Francisco that will impose fees on Bay Area businesses that emit greenhouse gases. The…

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Supes Power Plant Vote Stymied Again,Review Of Alternatives Sought

Supes Power Plant Vote Stymied Again,
Review Of Alternatives Sought

May 20, 2008 | 1 Comment

By Ari Burack May 20, 2008 San Francisco supervisors today agreed to once again delay a vote on the contentious proposal to build new power plants in the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood, while detractors scramble…

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S.F. Health Plan, Herrera Sue McKessonfor Pharmaceutical Price-Fixing Scheme

S.F. Health Plan, Herrera Sue McKesson
for Pharmaceutical Price-Fixing Scheme

May 20, 2008 | No Comments

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera Photo by Luke Thomas City Program is First Government Plaintiff in Federal Suit Alleging Multimillion Dollar Conspiracy to Hike Prices on Consumers, Providers From the Office of City Attorney…

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Bay Area News Briefs

Bay Area News Briefs

May 20, 2008 | No Comments

Bay City News May 20, 2008 City’s Plastic Bag Ban Extends Tuesday To Chain Pharmacies San Francisco’s first-in-the-nation ban on plastic bags broadens today from large supermarkets to chain pharmacies, in an environmental initiative that…

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The CrackBerry Chronicles

The CrackBerry Chronicles

May 19, 2008 | 1 Comment

Elaine Santore Photos by Luke Thomas By Elaine Santore May 19, 2008 Marriage for everyone! Political consultant, blogger, and h. Brown hanger-on Bob Brigham told me in April that if the California Supreme Court overturned…

Appeasing the Neocons

Appeasing the Neocons

May 19, 2008 | No Comments

By Terry Canaan May 19, 2008 It’s typical of George W. Bush. He goes to Saudi Arabia to get their help in our energy mess and it doesn’t go so well. In fact, the headline…

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