• An aerial photo shows the destruction of the Crestmoor residential neighborhood in the City of San Bruno neighborhood following a September 9 PG&E gas pipeline explosion.  Eight people were killed as a result of the explosion and inferno.  Photo via FEMA.
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  • An aerial photo shows the destruction of the Crestmoor residential neighborhood in the City of San Bruno neighborhood following a September 9 PG&E gas pipeline explosion.  Eight people were killed as a result of the explosion and inferno.  Photo via FEMA.
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  • A musical play produced and performed by Krissy Keefer's Dance Brigade at Dance Mission Theater Hemorrhage captures the current crisis of world affairs by focusing on the connection between global warming, war, racism and the continued attack on the rights of women. Photos by Luke Thomas.

Bay Area News Briefs

Bay Area News Briefs

March 06, 2008 | No Comments

By Ananda Shorey March 6, 2008 Hans Reiser continues attacking Nina’s character Computer scientist Hans Reiser continued attacking the character of his missing wife Nina in his third day on the witness stand today, telling…

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Cover-Up: Chevron lied to City about plans
to switch to dirtier crude oil

March 06, 2008 | No Comments

By Caitilin McAdoo March 6, 2008 Officials at the Chevron refinery in Richmond lied to the city about their plans to switch to refining dirtier, cheaper crude oil that could result in five to 50…

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55 Laguna Project makes progress

March 06, 2008 | No Comments

An artist’s impression of the proposed 55 Laguna Project development. By Nicholas Olczak The Board of Supervisors approved an Environmental Impact Review of the 55 Laguna Project this week, moving plans for residential and community…

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Hans Reiser said he had many reasonsto be upset at Nina

Hans Reiser said he had many reasons
to be upset at Nina

March 06, 2008 | No Comments

By Jeff Shuttleworth March 6, 2007 Computer engineer and murder defendant Hans Reiser told jurors yesterday he had a long list of reasons to be upset at his estranged wife Nina, who was last seen…

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SFMTA approves $21 million settlementfor 2003 fatal accident

SFMTA approves $21 million settlement
for 2003 fatal accident

March 06, 2008 | 1 Comment

By Jesse Dungan March 6, 2008 The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors voted Tuesday to approve a $21 million settlement with family and friends of a 4-year-old girl killed in 2003 in…

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Defense lawyer: Nina Reiser was “a gadabout”

Defense lawyer: Nina Reiser was “a gadabout”

March 05, 2008 | No Comments

By Jeff Shuttleworth March 5, 2008 The lawyer for computer engineer Hans Reiser said today that his estranged wife Nina “wasn’t a perfect mother” and instead was “a gadabout, to put it mildly.”

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Supes reject costly ramp in board chambers,
Alioto-Pier vows to sue City

March 05, 2008 | 4 Comments

Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier, a paraplegic who relies on a self-powered wheelchair, argues for support of a wheelchair accessible ramp in Board Chambers at yesterday’s weekly Board of Supervisors meeting. The $1.1 million project, estimated to…

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Quarters for the Magdalene Laundries

March 05, 2008 | 4 Comments

Adrian Jenkins By Adrian L. Jenkins, Special to Fog City Journal March 5, 2008 Every night in an Iranian cemetery a parliament of blackbirds gathers to blackly flower the kingdom of the dead. One midnight…

Posted in Culture, Opinion

Bay Area News Briefs

Bay Area News Briefs

March 05, 2008 | No Comments

By Caitlin Cassady March 5, 2008 Man dies in hospital after his truck collides with J-Church line A man in his 60s died at an area hospital Tuesday afternoon after the pickup truck he was…

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Commission approves cuts in city health services

Commission approves cuts in city health services

March 05, 2008 | 1 Comment

By Ari Burack March 5, 2008 The San Francisco Health Commission yesterday approved budget cuts to city health services, in an effort to trim down the city’s estimated $233 million budget deficit.

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SF Entertainment Listings: March 7 – 16

SF Entertainment Listings: March 7 – 16

March 05, 2008 | No Comments

By Khalida Sarwari March 5, 2008 Music Listings THE INDEPENDENT The Heavenly States, Citay, The Botticellis, March 7. $12. Crystal Castles, HEALTH, March 8. $16. Gavin DeGraw, Landon Pigg, March 10, 8 p.m. $25. Papa…

California high court appears divided on marriage equality

March 04, 2008 | No Comments

Marriage equality activists and religious groups convened on the California Supreme Court in San Francisco today ahead of an historic hearing on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage as it relates to a constitutional guarantee of…

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Matt Gonzalez leaves Green PartyIncreasing ballot access for presidential run cited

Matt Gonzalez leaves Green Party
Increasing ballot access for presidential run cited

March 04, 2008 | 7 Comments

Independent vice-presidential candidate Matt Gonzalez announced today he has left the Green Party. Photo by Luke Thomas By Luke Thomas March 4, 2008, 6:15 a.m Vice-presidential candidate Matt Gonzalez ended weeks of speculation about his…

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Writing Truth to Power?
How the Guardian let Progressives down

March 04, 2008 | 4 Comments

Whitney Leigh By Whitney Leigh, special to Fog City Journal March 4, 2008 As Matt Gonzalez’s law partner, I’ve had more time than most to consider the upsides and downsides of his decision to join…

Posted in Opinion, Politics

Court Jester reviews BOS agenda,
pays tribute to Baghdad Bob and Howard Wolfson

March 04, 2008 | 3 Comments

h. “Court Jester” brown. Photo by Luke Thomas By h. brown March 4, 2008 Does Clinton have Obama “Trapped at the airport?” (Howard Wolfson as ‘Bagdhad Bob’) I haven’t seen a picture of Clinton spokesman…

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Same sex couples see marriage case
as human rights struggle

March 03, 2008 | No Comments

Same sex couples seeking marriage equality and equal treatment under the law will present several cases before the California Supreme Court tomorrow. Photo by Luke Thomas By Julia Cheever March 3, 2008 Several same-sex couples…

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Reiser says he had nothing to do
with wife’s disappearance

March 03, 2008 | No Comments

Hans Reiser Police photo By Jeff Shuttleworth March 3, 2008 Computer engineer Hans Reiser calmly testified today that he had nothing to do with the disappearance of his estranged wife Nina, who disappeared on Sept.…

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