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News, The Snitch Only In S.F.: Gay, Rabbinical School Dropout Deemed Too Conservative

Only In S.F.: Gay, Rabbinical School Dropout Deemed Too Conservative

In recent weeks, we've pointed out that people are largely free to fornicate on the streets of San Francisco -- but dogs cannot. Prosecutors struggle to convict vandals -- as juries state that graffiti is not vandalism, but "art." So,…
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News, Sucka Free City Hot ticket: Politicos pitch in — unwillingly — to alleviate city deficit

Hot ticket: Politicos pitch in — unwillingly — to alleviate city deficit

Former Supervisor and state Senator Carole Migden and City Attorney Dennis Herrera met recently for lunch at Firewood Cafe in the Castro. We don't know whether they split their meals. We don't know whether they split the bill. But we…
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A risky proposition: the Prop. 8 debate continues

People love to blame Equality California for losing the gay marriage battle in California last year. But amidst the finger-pointing, the gay-rights group seems to have gotten one thing right: Voters aren't ready to repeal the ban on same-sex marriage…
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News, The Snitch Breaking: Carole Migden NOT Running for Supervisor

Breaking: Carole Migden NOT Running for Supervisor

Every day it seems like there's another name to add to the list of potential candidates thinking about running for the supervisor seat in District 10 (Bayview-Hunters Point, Potrero Hill). Well, today you can take one person's name off that…
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News, The Snitch Going, Going, Gavin: What's Next For Newsom, City, State?

Going, Going, Gavin: What's Next For Newsom, City, State?

​ It's unlikely anyone has ever publicly announced he's taking a job so he can spend less time with his family. But countless folks turning in their resignation letters have chalked up the decision to jump ship to a…
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News, The Snitch Breaking News: State to Pay Out $335K Settlement for Carole Migden's Erratic Driving

Breaking News: State to Pay Out $335K Settlement for Carole Migden's Erratic Driving

Boom! There goes another $335K.The state of California will pay out a $335,000 settlement in the matter of a former senator's case of DWM -- Driving While Migden. The San Franciscan's much-publicized 2007 highway incident left a 30-mile…
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News, The Snitch Eric 'Doc' Smith Tosses Hat Into Increasingly Crowded District 10 Ring

Eric 'Doc' Smith Tosses Hat Into Increasingly Crowded District 10 Ring

Eric "Doc" Smith -- a musician and environmental activist who those keeping track of such things have noticed showing up at an increasing number of politically important events and standing on the podium side of a growing tally of City…
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News, The Snitch Carole Migden Moving to Potrero Hill?

Carole Migden Moving to Potrero Hill?

Carole Migden with another misunderstood public figure We got a tip from a reliable source that Carole Migden is making an offer on a home in Potrero Hill -- which, not so coincidentally, is in supervisorial District 10.…
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The New Kid

Political etiquette in the state capitol dictates that you don't take on an incumbent in your own party. Even if said incumbent re-enacts scenes from Mad Max on the freeway; treats her employees in a manner even Naomi Campbell would…
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News, The Snitch Is Mark Leno Getting Grief from Democratic Leaders for Vanquishing Carole Migden? Far From It

Is Mark Leno Getting Grief from Democratic Leaders for Vanquishing Carole Migden? Far From It

In the state Legislature, there are some things you just don't do. If your Democratic incumbent re-enacts scenes from Mad Max on the interstate, treats her employees in a manner even Naomi Campbell would decry as brutal, and, in general,…
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Report: Migden Screams at Her Staff

By Will Harper The Sacramento Bee is reporting that state Sen. Carole Migden’s staff in Sacramento was sent home yesterday “after the San Francisco Democrat was heard berating them from the hallway.” Migden told the Bee “they weren’t sent home,”…
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News, The Snitch Carole Migden for Supervisor (Again)?

Carole Migden for Supervisor (Again)?

By Will Harper Now that Carole Migden is gonna be out of a job soon, I’ve heard growing speculation in the last couple of weeks about her running for supervisor in 2010. The outgoing state senator didn't return a…
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News, Sucka Free City Gay Weddings We’d Really Like to See

Gay Weddings We’d Really Like to See

Gavin Newsom and Dan Noyes How long together: One four-year term Their love story: Most viewed ABC7 TV reporter Mr. Noyes' hostile questioning of the mayor as evidence of a hate-hate relationship, but insiders sensed the underlying sexual tension. It…
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SF Weekly Letters

Excellent Article or Litterbox Liner? Purrrr: We probably would have had to get rid of our cat Charlie if it hadn't been for the excellent advice we repeatedly received from the cat behaviorists at the SF/SPCA a couple of years…
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Far Left Turn

Every would-be Napoleon has a Waterloo, and political observers are wondering if last week wasn't Chris Daly's. We've heard that kind of talk before from moderates — but this time it's the left that's saying he's gone too far. Proposition…
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Senate aides ignore leader, don't help Migden

Yet another sign that state Senator Carole Migden's re-election campaign resembles a ship wrecked by a train: Several Democratic legislative aides in the Capitol apparently didn't want to spend their free time campaigning for the embattled incumbent from San Francisco.…
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Embattled Harvey Milk Democratic Club prez Brian Basinger starts another Democratic Club

Why is the head of San Francisco's most venerable gay Democratic club starting another political organization? That's what some in the gay community are asking after Brian Basinger, president of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, recently launched the tentatively…
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Leno's Hemp Screen

In 2000, between the March launch of Vividence.com at a poshed-up Exploratorium and the November bankruptcy of Pets.com, it was possible most weeks to attend serious-minded presentations and panel discussions on how the "New Economy" would forever gild San Francisco.…
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Matt Smith: Leno Accuses Migden of Wrongly Using $1 million

Late Inning Hardball Begins in Senate Race -- Leno Accuses Migden of wrongly using $1 million in old campaign cash, Migden’s campaign consultant: Shut up or I’ll own your house By Matt Smith San Francisco has long been represented in…
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News, The Snitch Want some money? Click here -- seriously!

Want some money? Click here -- seriously!

The furtive joy of discovering a $20 bill in an old pair of jeans is all the proof you'll need: Money found truly is sweeter than money earned. Uncovering cash that should have been paid to you from private…
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