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News, The Snitch After Orlando, Will The Pro-Gun Lobby Keep Using Trans People As Campaign Props? (Spoiler: Yes)

After Orlando, Will The Pro-Gun Lobby Keep Using Trans People As Campaign Props? (Spoiler: Yes)

This fall, Californians will vote on a ballot proposition that would extend the state's gun control laws. The "Safety For All" campaign would not ban guns in California — far from it — but would ban large-capacity magazines, require…
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News, The Snitch Marijuana Legalization Is Heading to California Voters

Marijuana Legalization Is Heading to California Voters

Legal cannabis for all adults (over 21) is closer to reality in California, after the star-studded backers of a well-funded legalization campaign announced Wednesday that they have enough signatures to put the issue before voters in November. Mostly bankrolled by…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Curran Will Reopen in January With <i>Fun Home</i>

The Curran Will Reopen in January With Fun Home

Carole Shorenstein Hays announced last evening at the Curran Theater that the venue, currently under renovation, will reopen on January 25, 2017 with the Tony Award-winning musical, Fun Home. Hays then turned the stage over to Lt. Gov. Gavin…
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News, The Snitch Ed Lee Gives S.F. Mayoral Kiss of Death to Hillary Clinton

Ed Lee Gives S.F. Mayoral Kiss of Death to Hillary Clinton

Over the weekend, as our friends at SFist noted, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee appeared at a campaign rally in his native Washington state ahead of the March 26 Democratic Primary there. Ed's choice: former Secretary of State Hillary…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Jennifer Siebel Newsom: The Woman Behind the Iron Mask

Jennifer Siebel Newsom: The Woman Behind the Iron Mask

To be a "real man" is to have economic success, conquer women and have athletic prowess. Boys are taught this right out of the gate via hyper-masculine toys and admonitions from parents, peers and the media against appearing weak.…
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News, The Snitch Texas Governor Promises a "Revolt" if Former SF Police Chief is Hired to Lead Border Patrol

Texas Governor Promises a "Revolt" if Former SF Police Chief is Hired to Lead Border Patrol

The U.S. Border Patrol will soon be hiring a new chief, and rumor has it that former San Francisco police chief Heather Fong is on the shortlist of candidates. According to San Antonio Express-News, this doesn’t sit well with Texas…
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News, The Snitch New Poll Shows Gavin Newsom Mostly Leading Other (Potential) Gubernatorial Candidates

New Poll Shows Gavin Newsom Mostly Leading Other (Potential) Gubernatorial Candidates

As the Los Angeles Times reports, the poll surveyed…
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News, The Snitch Inside Gavin Newsom's Daring Gubernatorial Campaign Strategy

Inside Gavin Newsom's Daring Gubernatorial Campaign Strategy

SACRAMENTO, CA – While most of the nation is focused on the presidential race, sources close to Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom said that his quiet but aggressive campaign for governor in 2018 is going so well that he’s already…
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News, The Snitch Gavin Newsom Goes to Humboldt County, Tours Cannabis Farms

Gavin Newsom Goes to Humboldt County, Tours Cannabis Farms

Gavin Newsom is known for his slick speech and magnetic persona, but he's also capable of getting down and dirty. California's lieutenant governor traded his signature suit with the shirt open at the neck for a pullover and jeans on…
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News, Sucka Free City Bumming for Bitcoin: Newsom and Weev Share a Political Strategy

Bumming for Bitcoin: Newsom and Weev Share a Political Strategy

One is an unctuous, tech-savvy politician with a vaguely reptilian grin. The other is a surly, bushy-haired hacker with a knack for repelling his staunchest allies. Both drew headlines last week, after hustling for contributions in Bitcoin. Ostensibly, few things…
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News, Your Humble Narrator Meaningful Glances: In Today's San Francisco, Anything Can Apparently Stand for Everything

Meaningful Glances: In Today's San Francisco, Anything Can Apparently Stand for Everything

Last week, four small vehicles were upended in San Francisco. And the whole world was watching. The inversion of 7,200 total pounds of Smart Cars quickly became an international story. Vanloads of hoodie-clad men defiling German sub-subcompacts on our city…
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News, Sucka Free City Long-Distance Call: Dialing City Hall Results in a Blast from the Past

Long-Distance Call: Dialing City Hall Results in a Blast from the Past

A long time ago, Alex Tourk left his position as Gavin Newsom's deputy chief of staff to run the mayor's re-election bid. Newsom repaid his friend's loyalty and devotion by carrying on an affair with Tourk's then-wife — who also…
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Culture, Know Your Street Art Street Art: Willie Brown Is Wanted for the Murder of S.F.

Street Art: Willie Brown Is Wanted for the Murder of S.F.

Located just a few feet from a trendy boutique store that sells $795 "polar trench coats," the fliers bemoan the kind of gentrification that has turned neighborhoods like Hayes Valley into playpens for the rich. The notices have shown up…
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News, Sucka Free City Nothing Ventured: Gavin Newsom Didn't Exert Himself to Pay off America's Cup Costs

Nothing Ventured: Gavin Newsom Didn't Exert Himself to Pay off America's Cup Costs

It was pretty easy to tell who won or lost an America's Cup race. The boat crossing the finish line first won. The boat that didn't, didn't. Oracle Team USA managed to do the former eight consecutive times to win…
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News, The Snitch Gavin Newsom Anchors Marijuana Legalization Taskforce

Gavin Newsom Anchors Marijuana Legalization Taskforce

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is no fan of marijuana. "I don't like it -- I don't like the smell, I don't want to see it around," The former San Francisco mayor said on a visit to our weed-scented city. This…
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News, The Snitch Gavin Newsom Changes His Mind, Now Supports Marijuana Legalization

Gavin Newsom Changes His Mind, Now Supports Marijuana Legalization

"Late to the party" was a term not typically applied to Gavin Newsom during his eight years as San Francisco mayor. This was the man who catapulted himself to national acclaim by jumping the gun on gay marriage, after all.…
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News, The Snitch U.C. Logo: Gavin Newsom Is Not a Fan

U.C. Logo: Gavin Newsom Is Not a Fan

Erstwhile San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was a master of government by press release, the Picasso of symbolic leadership. He's now lieutenant governor, a job with a relationship to weightiness and responsibility akin to Picasso's relationship with photorealism. So it…
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News, The Snitch Ryan Andresen, Gay Boy Scout Denied Eagle Award, to Be Honored by California Pols

Ryan Andresen, Gay Boy Scout Denied Eagle Award, to Be Honored by California Pols

Ryan Andresen, the incredibly badass 18-year-old who was booted from boy scouts because he's gay, is getting the recognition he so deserves. After scoring a spot on the Ellen Show and Anderson Cooper 360, the East Bay teen's next stop…
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Medical Cannabis Task Force: So Long, Farewell

These are hard times for medical cannabis. The federal Justice Department crackdown has closed nine marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco and, in contrast to the days when then-Mayor Gavin Newsom sent letters to Washington demanding the feds back off the…
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News, The Snitch Tim Lincecum Freaks Out Gavin Newsom's Kid

Tim Lincecum Freaks Out Gavin Newsom's Kid

Sergio Romo may look illegal. But, according to Montana Newsom, Tim Lincecum looks terrifying. The above image is making the rounds on the Internet. But it would seem none of the non-local rags have hit upon the possible rationale behind…
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