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Arthouse Movie Listings June 19-25, 2013

Artists' Television Access. Periwinkle Cinema: Rejected!: A dozen "misunderstood masterpieces" of queer short cinema, a number of which didn't make the official cut for a certain major LGBT film festival. Wed., June 19, 8 p.m. $7. facebook.com/PeriwinkleCinema. Quién Dijo Miedo:…
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Dining, Eat Saint Frank: Bringing the Story of Coffee to Russian Hill

Saint Frank: Bringing the Story of Coffee to Russian Hill

The past two years have proven San Francisco to be fairly fertile ground for craft coffee. Armfuls of small roasters and "Third Wave" cafés are popping open monthly, and their missions are clear: to teach us to love coffee as…
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News, The Snitch Mission Protests for the Return of President Zelaya to Honduras (And Justice For Oscar Grant)

Mission Protests for the Return of President Zelaya to Honduras (And Justice For Oscar Grant)

Mission progressives descended on the 24th Street BART plaza this evening to protest for the return of President Manuel Zelaya to Honduras after the military coup on Sunday. Eric Quezada of Dolores Street Community Services and former District 9…
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News, The Snitch No Asylum For You: 9th Circuit Tells Honduran His Fear of Killer Gang Doesn't Cut the Mustard

No Asylum For You: 9th Circuit Tells Honduran His Fear of Killer Gang Doesn't Cut the Mustard

All gangs, it would seem, are not created equally. Ask Erik Ramos-Lopez about it and he'll offer you a dissertation. The Honduran national's hopes for asylum were quashed last week by San Francisco's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled…
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News, Matt Smith

Air Heads

Efrain Vanegas, a reporter with La Tribuna newspaper in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, emphatically agrees when I propose the word "chaos" to describe the situation in his country since TACA Flight 390 overran the Aeropuerto Toncontín runway May 30, killing five people…
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News, Mecklin Cardinal Opportunity

Cardinal Opportunity

During a visit to Houston last spring, I sat down to a full Central American breakfast -- eggs, several meats, refried beans sprinkled with white cheese, an assortment of breads, a large bowl of peppers -- in the dining room…
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News, Matt Smith

Tsunami Politics

As Supervisor Chris Daly weaves, bobs, and grandstands in an attempt to squeeze $1 million in tsunami relief from within San Francisco's budget crisis, a calmer maneuver by S.F. airport officials to extract even more, for a more dubious purpose,…
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News, Matt Smith

Husbanding Our Resources

Let me get this straight. San Francisco's going to shut down health clinics, neglect potholes, and allow trash to pile up in the streets, all because the mayor failed to stick it to the poor and middle class with a…
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News, Matt Smith Making Scents at SFO

Making Scents at SFO

On Thursday, San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown tapped Eleanor Johns, a woman long known for handling Brown's personal, financial, and political affairs, to serve on the city's Airport Commission. Since she began working as a legal aide at Brown's private…
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News, Matt Smith SFO My God

SFO My God

The president, the national congress, and the business leadership of Honduras have spent a good part of May attempting to unwind a financial debacle created by a group of employees who work for the San Francisco International Airport. Following days…
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News, Matt Smith Life Is Change

Life Is Change

I've got to admit, it's been a good run; San Francisco's been kinder to me than I really deserved. But there comes a time when life's path must change, when one grasps for new experiences, for a new type of…
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News, Matt Smith Urine a Bad Spot Because  of Them

Urine a Bad Spot Because of Them

Last Tuesday was a beautiful evening to be running through Buena Vista Park and its verdant web of trails on the north slope of Twin Peaks. It was foggy, but only enough to infuse the air with a leafy, oceanic…
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News, Matt Smith Pinocchio and SFO

Pinocchio and SFO

Not being a devotee of equivocating editorials, unreported columns, and predictable letters, I don't often read the opinion pages of our local dailies. But last week I found something that may change my daily reading habits. The San Francisco Chronicle…
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News, Matt Smith Dirty Money

Dirty Money

In times past it was possible to prop up a flimsy, ill-conceived, or downright disingenuous idea by adding the appellation "dot-com." Now the proper way to burnish hokum involves tacking on the words "against terrorism." Take, for example, George Bush's…
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News, Matt Smith Flying Blind

Flying Blind

Shipping bra and panty material to Honduras used to be a simple matter. You'd land one of your ABX Air DC8-63F cargo craft on the tarmac of the Aeropuerto Internacional Ramon Villeda Morales outside of Tegucigalpa, cart a few 450-cubic-inch…
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