• 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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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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Affordable Housing ActivistsPrepare for Final Stand Against Proposition G

Affordable Housing Activists
Prepare for Final Stand Against Proposition G

May 18, 2008 | 1 Comment

San Francisco affordable housing activists and advocates attended a ‘Yes on Proposition F’ and ‘No on Proposition G’ campaign rally held Friday at the Balazo Gallery in the Mission District. Photos by Luke Thomas By…

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Whose War?

Whose War?

May 18, 2008 | No Comments

Cindy Sheehan Photos by Luke Thomas By Cindy Sheehan “I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks…

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Peter Magowan Announces His Retirement

Peter Magowan Announces His Retirement

May 17, 2008 | No Comments

San Francisco Giants Managing General Partner Peter Magowan yesterday announced his retirement. Photo by Luke Thomas By Maya Strausberg May 17, 2008 The San Francisco Giants will be losing one of their own at the…

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San Francisco Labor CouncilPens Affordable Housing Agreement with Lennar

San Francisco Labor Council
Pens Affordable Housing Agreement with Lennar

May 16, 2008 | 3 Comments

From the San Francisco Labor Council May 16, 2008. 5:00 p.m. Agreement will create 3,500 units of New Housing Affordable to very low-income and Working Families What: The San Francisco Labor Council, along with its…

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McCain vs. McCain

McCain vs. McCain

May 16, 2008 | No Comments

By Terry Canaan May 16, 2008 John McCain knows the issues inside and out, left to right, top to bottom. There’s a reason for that — on most issues, McCain’s taken both sides of the…

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Bay Area News Briefs

Bay Area News Briefs

May 16, 2008 | No Comments

By Ananda Shorey May 16, 2008 Heat wave expected to end by Sunday At least one Bay Area city is expected to break heat records again today following record-setting temperatures Thursday, but the region should…

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Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Wins Praise and Criticism

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Wins Praise and Criticism

May 15, 2008 | 1 Comment

A victory for civil rights: San Francisco City Hall was a scene flooded with human jubilation today following a California Supreme Court constitutional decision that ruled same-sex couples have a right to marry. Photos by…

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