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News, The Snitch Ralph Barbieri Files Suit Against KNBR, Parent Companies

Ralph Barbieri Files Suit Against KNBR, Parent Companies

The law offices of Angela Alioto confirmed today that papers have been filed inaugurating Ralph Barbieri's wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employer KNBR and its parent companies. Barbieri, a ubiquitous voice on Bay Area airwaves for nearly three decades,…
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News, The Snitch Lucasfilm Must Pay $1.3 Million in Attorney Fees for Discrimination Lawsuit

Lucasfilm Must Pay $1.3 Million in Attorney Fees for Discrimination Lawsuit

A judge ruled that Lucasfilm Ltd., the Marin-based film company that was found guilty of firing Julie Gilman Veronese for being pregnant, should pay $1.3 million in attorney fees, according Veronese's lawyers.Angela Alioto, the former city supervisor who is representing…
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Dining, Eat The fight for the bohemian soul of North Beach's Caffe Trieste

The fight for the bohemian soul of North Beach's Caffe Trieste

The regular Saturday concert at Caffe Trieste in North Beach was already under way when the cafe's founder, Giovanni Giotta — known to regular customers simply as Papa Gianni — arrived. He climbed down from the passenger side of a…
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Chiu on This

After failing to convince San Francisco media that District 3 supervisorial candidate David Chiu is a Republican agent who helped elect George Bush, perennial homeless-candidate-with-a-Web-site H. Brown is accusing the media of a conspiracy of silence. We're all in on…
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NBC11 reporter Traci Grant still on the air

TV news gets blasted all the time for being shallow and overly image-conscious. But do NBC11 news execs think they have a legitimate concern about one of their reporters having an epileptic seizure on camera? At least, that's an underlying…
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News, Mecklin A Pair of Aces

A Pair of Aces

Now that he's supported by Al Gore and Angela Alioto, Gavin Newsom is a shoo-in to be elected mayor of San Francisco. I just wanted to get that sordid joke, and a Santa Clausian ho-cubed, off my chest. The regularly…
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News, Feature The Great Left Hope

The Great Left Hope

One evening last August, Matt Gonzalez, the mop-haired Green Party president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, sat amid a circle of mad-as-hell gay activists. Among the dozen or so people present were several past presidents of the Harvey…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Up-and-Coming Power Couple

In the pantheon of powerful pairs to be found preening on opening night at the San Francisco Opera, some stand out more than others. There are, of course, Mayor Willie Brown and Carolyn Carpeneti, da lame duck's fund-raiser and mama…
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News, Matt Smith Hosed

Hosed

San Francisco Fire Chief Mario Treviño -- a summa cum laude college graduate and one-time Seattle engine captain who has served at every firefighting rank at some point in his career -- is a person whose appearance and manner denote…
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Preaching to Their Choirs

crowd bunches in front of the Hebrew Academy on 14th Avenue in anticipation of the first in a series of debates between Willie Brown and the two viable pretenders to his throne. The line winds down the block and wraps…
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Letters

Happy With Trigger Kudos to Lisa Davis for addressing the need for personal protection measures beyond mere reliance on calling 911 for help ("What's Best -- Pistol or Pit Bull?" Bay View, April 9). Both federal case law and state…
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The Grid

Alioto Debtwatch Reportedly considering a bid for city attorney this coming November, former Supervisor Angela Alioto can count on almost unsurpassed name recognition, which is coin of the realm in politics. She's also got a big piece of the rhetorical…
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Lawless Limos

Just past last call on Saturday night, three women in short black dresses vie for a cab at the neon corner of Columbus and Broadway. When the light changes, 25 feet of limousine creeps into the bus zone, and the…
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The Burton Money Machine

In the noisy campaign for the San Francisco/Marin seat in the California Senate, the San Francisco Bay Guardian and political opponent Angela Alioto have painted John Burton has a veritable robber baron. Or as Guardian writer Ron Curran put it…
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Slap Shots

Die Young, and Leave a Good-Looking Christmas Tree I've been exposed to many transgressive subculture moments while writing this column. I've hung out with circus geeks, Satanists, and prostitutes; appeared in a porn movie; been attacked by an unmarked government…
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Samples

Got 'Em in Lockdown If Mayor Jordan has his way, Proposition L will amend the current youth curfew law with even stricter conditions, mandating that people under 18 be out of public places by 11 p.m. on weeknights and midnight…
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Mayoral Web

Decades of liberal centrism have wedged this year's mayoral crop into a narrow political bandwidth in which -- surprise, surprise! -- the strongest rhetoric the challengers to Mayor Frank Jordan can muster is that we need a change. Willie Brown…
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Achtenberg's Third Act

There's something high-hopes, mares-eat-oats '60s-ish in the evening. Maybe it's the smell of wood and the creak-plunk of human hands and bodies pushing down seats in the cavernous school auditorium. Maybe it's the peach-fuzz sunset, the strangely retro feeling of…
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Chatterbox

If the mayoral candidates want voters to pay attention to this year's moribund campaign, they should elevate the level of debate. But given the current crop of lackluster candidates, that might be impossible, so we suggest that a gang of…
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Dog Bites

It's the Thought That Counts? If it were a movie and Clint Eastwood directed it, the business would be called Unforgotten. But it's not a movie, it's the Lifetime Reminder Service, and it arrived here this summer in order to…
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