• The ancient city of Bam, Iran, captured and published in a new book by Judy Iranyi.  Photo by Judy Iranyi.
  • Ed Lee schwag handed out at the Democratic Party Convention in Anaheim. Photo by Adriel Hampton.
  • Women gathered for a photo to express their support for Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.
  • Former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin announced Monday his second candidacy for District 3 Supervisor.  Photos by Luke Thomas.
  • Merriment and celebration on St. Patrick's Day.  Photo by Luke Thomas.
  • MMR-vaccine

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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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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