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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…

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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…

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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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Google executive gifts $3 million
to San Jose State University

March 12, 2008 | 1 Comment

Google Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development Omid Kordestani donated $3 million to his alma mata San Jose State University. Photo by Luke Thomas By Jason Bennert March 12, 2008 San Jose…

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Weakening dollar contributes to record gas prices

March 12, 2008 | No Comments

A taxicab driver fuels up in San Francisco yesterday as record petrol prices test $4 per gallon. Photo by Stephen Dorian Miner By Laura Dudnick March 12, 2008 The average price for a gallon of…

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Time for HOPE!

March 11, 2008 | No Comments

District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly Photo by Luke Thomas By Chris Daly March 11, 2008 People-powered politics is sweeping across the country. From large urban centers to small towns, people are energized about Democratic politics…

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Basic Brown: How The Game Was Played

March 11, 2008 | No Comments

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown signs a copy of his latest book, Basic Brown. Photo by Luke Thomas By el Greco, special to Fog City Journal March 11, 2008 Perhaps Churchill said it best:…

The CrackBerry Chronicles
Norouzetan Mobarak!

March 10, 2008 | 4 Comments

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, Sasaneh Solaimani, Composer Anoushirvan Rohani, Dr. Elahe Ensani, and Elaine Santore. Photos by Luke Thomas By Elaine Santore March 10, 2008 Norouzetan Mobarak! (Happy New Year) If you’re Catholic, right now you’re…

In focus: Meet Joe Nation

March 10, 2008 | 4 Comments

Senate District 3 candidate Joseph Nation Photos by Luke Thomas By Luke Thomas March 10, 2008 Fog City Journal returned to Marin Saturday to attend the Novato Democratic Club Senate District 3 debate with incumbent…

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