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Calendar, Night&Day Sinsational


For most people, prayer and meditation, even in a group setting, is a singular and solitary experience, and public confession would be nigh unthinkable, but that is exactly what artist Victor Cartagena invites us to do with Confesiones y Hostias.…
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Dining, SFoodie Celebrate 25 Years of John Martin's Beers with 40 Taps, Including Rarities

Celebrate 25 Years of John Martin's Beers with 40 Taps, Including Rarities

Celebration of John Martin's Brewing Success Where: Beer Revolution, 464 3rd St. (at Broadway), Oakland, (510) 452-BEER When: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 6 p.m. Cost: What the rare (and less rare) brews cost Twenty-five years ago, American craft beer was just…
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News, The Snitch Two Airport Chiefs Divert Assets Offshore. One Gets Fired, the Other -- SFO Chief John Martin -- Stays Put.

Two Airport Chiefs Divert Assets Offshore. One Gets Fired, the Other -- SFO Chief John Martin -- Stays Put.

According to news reports, starting in 2000 and up to the near-present, Houston Airport Chief Richard Vacar oversaw the diversion of  a reported $1.9 million worth of employee time to a private corporation set up to operate the airport in…
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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, Matt Smith

Our Money Flies Out of SFO

Imagine a place where bureaucrats cause millions of public dollars to disappear into a private company, mislead the people of an impoverished Third World country, expose that same employer to billions of dollars in potential liability, attempt to cover up…
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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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Film, Killing You Slowly

Killing You Slowly

The punk-hipster appeal of filmmaker Jim Van Bebber is based on half a dozen lurid, no-budget gorefests like My Sweet Satan, in which a suicidal teenager gets strung out on dope and starts worshipping the devil, and Roadkill: The Last…
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News, Mecklin A Glimmer of Hope

A Glimmer of Hope

For a good long time now, the defining features of San Francisco's political culture have been a public focus on progressive symbolism and an underlying reality of sleaze and impunity. City supervisors furiously denounce trade with Burma; down the hall,…
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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 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 Brownout at SFO

Brownout at SFO

At about 10 minutes past the mixed green salad, halfway through a plate of stuffed chicken, some 1,000 gourmands at the annual San Francisco Chamber of Commerce luncheon got a glimpse of a different Willie Brown, at least different from…
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News, Feature Flight Capital

Flight Capital

Jorge Arturo Pineda, a laconic, ruddy-faced investigator with Honduras' federal Attorney General's Office, sits in front of Docucentro, a photocopy shop in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, staring at the crumbled asphalt at the edge of Boulevard Morazán. "It's dirty…
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News, Feature San Francisco International Airpork

San Francisco International Airpork

In the fall of 1997, a year after construction had started on a new international terminal at San Francisco International Airport, airport officials decided they had to change plans. Highly complex architectural drawings would need to be rethought and redrawn.…
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News, Bay View Chronicle of a Theft Foretold

Chronicle of a Theft Foretold

Let's say you still need to finish your Christmas shopping, but you're pretty much broke. You're so strapped for cash that you're actually thinking of doing a little shopping with the five-finger discount. Maybe a simple gift, something like a…
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