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Outside Lands Ouster?

You'd think the music promoters at Berkeley-based Another Planet Entertainment would have earned some time resting on their laurels after pioneering a wildly successful festival in Golden Gate Park. But the Outside Lands event, which reaped $800,000 for the city…
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Singin' in Pain

So the district attorney finally charged two teenage toughs for the alleged beating they and their sissy-phobic pals dished out to the Yale a cappella group, the Baker's Dozen, on New Year's Eve. Prosecutors are calling it "a group attack…
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Dog Bites

Last week, our favorite source at the Chronicle told us the Chron newsroom was abuzz with rumors that Examiner Executive Editor Phil Bronstein had asked his staffers to indicate which positions they'd prefer when the sale of the Ex to…
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Dog Bites

Logan Five! Identify!With the weekend's ice-fishing-appropriate weather, Dog Bites began to wonder if it weren't almost a cruel irony that we found ourselves watching a reggae band -- a reggae band! -- over on Fillmore Street, when by rights we…
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It's scarcely news (and therefore, of course, absolutely fodder for this column) that ever since Herb Caen died, a number of our city's name-brand scribes have vied, overtly or covertly, to be recognized as his de facto heir. Cheery Rob…
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A Family AffairYour recent article regarding my family finances seems more revealing about the author than the subject ("Thrift and Consequences," Bay View, June 7). Peter Byrne confessed in the course of his interviews that "he's never saved a penny."…
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Let Them Eat Cake, and Lots of ItUnfortunately, it seems to be all over before it even began between us and Ken Garcia. We did invite him out for a drink -- in fact, we actually called him, which we…
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Ken! Again! Just as Rob Brezsny foretold, the depression has set in. We're explaining it away as the inevitable letdown after being named Best Newspaper Column in the Best of San Francisco readers' poll, but we're under no illusions as…
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You Mean the Ken Garcia?Dog Bites is usually the first thing I read when picking up an SF Weekly. Why? Because (a) it's hilarious, (b) you always have just the right word or "turn of phrase" for a particular scenario…
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Ken, Ken, KenSometimes readers write to us to complain that we haven't been mocking some local media figure as frequently as they would like. Look, we always want to answer, if we keep doing that, how will we ever get…
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Can't Find My Way HomeNow that senior citizens in Palo Alto have taken to knocking over banks to meet their rents, Dog Bites is really wondering how much longer the madness can continue. And sometimes at night, when the whine…
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The city's housing crisis is dire indeed when disgruntled mutterings about the need for a good earthquake get loud enough to gain an, um, groundswell of support. But just in the past few days, tensions erupted into a verbal scuffle…
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Now that the merger of the Examiner and the Chronicle seems inevitable -- barring, of course, the wrath of God as invoked by Bruce Brugmann (who looks a lot like God), the Independent-owning Fangs, and a few others intent on…
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Me, Myself, and I Last week's complaints and questions about our use of "we" have touched off ... more complaints and questions, as in this letter from Lorri Leon, who writes, "I, too, have often wondered if it was the…
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SUV-PF: A Big Bunch of Chickenshit Crybabies The Sport Utility Vehicle Proliferation Fellowship, after a brief bout of faxes, e-mails, and posturing, has suddenly dropped off the Dog Bites radar. Though the group invited us to contact it via e-mail,…
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Celebrity Skin Dining last week at MoMo's -- and what a phrase that is with which to begin our column! -- our favorite little slice of L.A. right here in SOMA, Dog Bites glanced up from our beet salad only…
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The Real Y2K Problem Nobody -- or at least nobody of whom we're aware -- has explored one of the most profound ramifications of the turn of the millennium. Which is: What do you do if the name of your…
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The High Cost of Living High Despite his oft-reported taste for $3,000 suits, and his grand new loft above the AMC 1000 Van Ness, our Mayor Brown hasn't lost touch with the hoi polloi. Or, not completely, anyway. Addressing the…
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Hello, I'm Calling on Behalf of the San Francisco Chronicle ... Despite those incessant dinner-hour telephone solicitations promising special introductory subscription rates, things are looking a bit desperate over at the weekend ChronEx. Editor & Publisher magazine surveyed the nation's…
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Hinckle, Hinckle, Little Star (II) It has been pointed out, by more than one uncharitable correspondent, that Dog Bites is perhaps not this paper's most stellar example of investigative journalism. We think specifically of a note from one Carl Morfeld…
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