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Dog Bites

Take Out the Trash Even though we've only lived here long enough to be entitled to 52.5 percent of the civic pride a True San Franciscan is allocated, Dog Bites is determined to begin our stint as columnist on a…
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The Sound of Politics

A large group of families gathers on the perfect lawns of the Olympic Club to watch a private fireworks show on the weekend before the Fourth of July. The wives have brought coolers filled with ice and bottles of white…
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Cothran

Ammiano's Challenge Stick around local politics long enough and you'll learn to recognize it. I call it the test-pattern speech. A candidate's mouth opens. Lots of words come out. But nothing is actually said. The nearest metaphor to this type…
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Letters

The Truth? Ain't Out There Were the Rube Goldberg Drake "equation" valid, the first nanosecond of radio dish reception on Earth would have picked up a deafening roar of competing messages from all those assumed "intelligent civilizations" out there ("Heavenly…
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The Grid

Demon Dumb Last June, when S.F. Supervisor Mabel Teng heard that a popular ice cream parlor in her Inner Sunset neighborhood was being forced out of business by a steep rent increase, she reacted as lawmakers are wont to react.…
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What's Your Preference?

In February of last year, Steven Hill came to San Francisco pushing an idea that no one on the city's Elections Task Force had ever encountered. He was touting "preference voting," a type of proportional representation that's the norm in…
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You're Either on the Bus or off the Bus

San Francisco's Proposition AA was the quintessence of common sense. Pushed by Jerry Brown populists and passed by the voters in 1993, the non-binding initiative made it city law for local officials and employees to ride public transit to and…
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