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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Peoples Temple Hit Squads and Jonestown's Last Victims

Yesterday's Crimes: Peoples Temple Hit Squads and Jonestown's Last Victims

It’s November 18, 1978. The tape is running. Reverend Jim Jones is rambling into a microphone, dictating a suicide note on behalf of nearly a thousand people. Death is all around him, in the air and on the ground;…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Throwback Thursday: Harvey Milk Assassination: Nov. 27, 1978

Throwback Thursday: Harvey Milk Assassination: Nov. 27, 1978

Today is a special day, there is no doubt about it -- a day of gratitude and thanksgiving for all the people, events, and factors that have lead to the point we are today. As we sit around the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Singing Harvey Milk's Praises

Singing Harvey Milk's Praises

California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, was assassinated inside City Hall with then-Mayor George Moscone on Nov. 27, 1978. That night, a candlelight vigil for the men was attended by over 25,000 mourners. Among them was the…
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News, The Snitch Remembering Harvey Milk and George Moscone

Remembering Harvey Milk and George Moscone

If you've been feeling defeated by the fact that California still hasn't legalized gay marriage, just think of Harvey Milk today -- that'll give you some hope. Today marks the 34th anniversary of Milk's and Mayor George Moscone's death. The two…
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Calendar, Night&Day Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven

In 1976, George Moscone asked city librarian Gladys Hansen to find volunteer docents to lead tours of City Hall. It wasn’t hard. Academics, amateur historians, librarians, and corner store dons were eager to share what they knew -- the building…
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Culture, Artcap

"Portrait of George (Moscone)": Finally on Display at SFMOMA

The passage of time makes major art controversies seem almost petty. So it is with Robert Arneson's Portrait of George (Moscone), which divided San Francisco along fault lines: Those who said Arenson's sculpture of slain mayor George Moscone was a…
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News, Sucka Free City

But, the Children: Save California Denounces Harvey Milk Day

There's a chance that yesterday morning's commute was a touch easier than usual. Turns out that Tuesday, May 22 — also known as Harvey Milk Day, in honor of the 1930 birthday of the martyred gay activist — has become…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tragedy Made Us Stronger

Tragedy Made Us Stronger

The 1978 assassination of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk forever changed San Francisco. Milk, the self-proclaimed “Mayor of Castro Street,” was the first openly gay person elected to a public office in the U.S. Milk was a man…
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Calendar, Night&Day Portrait(s) of the Artist

Portrait(s) of the Artist

No one goes to the Moscone Center just to see its bronze bust of the late Mayor George Moscone. Don’t get us wrong, it’s a perfectly nice statue, cast by artist Spero Anargyros. However, it’s no match for the one…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch Chuck Prophet's Rockin' Tribute to Harvey Milk and George Moscone, "White Night, Big City"

Watch Chuck Prophet's Rockin' Tribute to Harvey Milk and George Moscone, "White Night, Big City"

Temple Beautiful, the latest album from local rock songwriter Chuck Prophet, is basically a tribute to San Francisco: Different songs deal with notable parts of the city's history. A few months ago we premiered the song "Castro Halloween," which…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist A Wake for 1978: Remembering Harvey Milk, George Moscone, Jonestown

A Wake for 1978: Remembering Harvey Milk, George Moscone, Jonestown

The people we've known who lived in San Francisco in 1978 say it seemed like the city had been gripped by madness. On Nov. 18 of that year, nearly 1,000 people from San Francisco's People's Temple committed suicide under…
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Calendar, Night&Day Still Getting Over It

Still Getting Over It

For those who lived through 1978, it seemed that San Francisco had been gripped by madness. Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated. Nearly 1,000 people from the People's Temple – which originated in San Francisco – died…
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Calendar, Night&Day Re-Deconstructing Tragedy

Re-Deconstructing Tragedy

Assassinations are complex events that we long to make simple. Take Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. We might like to believe that their assassin, Dan White, was a raging homophobe who got a light sentence on a ridiculous…
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News, The Snitch Feds Probing Dan White, Harvey Milk, George Moscone When White Killed Milk, Moscone

Feds Probing Dan White, Harvey Milk, George Moscone When White Killed Milk, Moscone

At the time Dan White unloaded his pistol into Mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk, all three were under the FBI's microscope in political corruption probes. Documents obtained by San Francisco gay rights blogger Michael Petrelis and reported on by…
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News, Sucka Free City White Lies

White Lies

Ex-supervisor Dan White's former campaign manager, Ray Sloan, was the first person to take his seat at the Castro Theatre last week for a matinee showing of Milk. When the movie finally began, he watched intently as some of the…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, November 12, 2003 Sometimes, there's a man. We won't say a hero, because what's a hero? But sometimes there is a man for his time and place. The Rev. Billy is such a man. Summoning the spirits of Abbie…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Body Politic

The Body Politic

Almost every local knows the story of Harvey Milk and George Moscone, but memory is fickle, and sometimes we need a refresher. Unabashed gay man Milk ran a Castro District camera shop before winning a seat on the Board of…
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Calendar, Halloween

Cothran

Barbagelata's Return? For years, pols and activists have played a game of What If? with the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. What if Dan White had not killed the two liberal politicians? What if Milk and…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday november 27 Sibling Revelry Originally intended as a vehicle for the brother-sister team of Fred and Adele Astaire, George and Ira Gershwin's 1924 musical Lady, Be Good! spoke to the jazz age with hits like "Fascinating Rhythm" and the…
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