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Dining, Eat Comfort Food: At home on the Nicaraguan strip

Comfort Food: At home on the Nicaraguan strip

There's something grounding about a plate of food we know we can't possibly finish. Perhaps it's that atavistic feeling of abundance and generosity it engenders. Perhaps it's simply knowing we won't be able to run or bend over for a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Luna Tics

Luna Tics

Alejandro Murguía volunteered in Nicaragua in 1979 — with the good guys, not with the U.S.-backed Contras. He's the author of two books and the former editor of the 1970s local Chicano literary magazine Tin-Tan. We mention this because although…
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News, The Snitch Daly, Ammiano Push $200K to Fix Nicaragua - Peskin Questions Relief Package

Daly, Ammiano Push $200K to Fix Nicaragua - Peskin Questions Relief Package

By Benjamin Wachs Sometimes it’s reeeaaaaaaally hard to tell the difference between political charity and political pandering. Exhibit A is the country of Nicaragua, which most of us only think of when we think of …. oh … geez…
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News, The Snitch Sea Otters More Important than Roosevelt: SFGovernmentInAction 9.17-21

Sea Otters More Important than Roosevelt: SFGovernmentInAction 9.17-21

Every Monday, the SF Weekly News blog 'The Snitch' reports on what the SF City Government is up to this week in a feature we call: SFGovernmentInAction. -d2 Remember the Otters! By Benjamin Wachs Taxes, pot, and acupuncture are…
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News, Bay View Freedom for a Transsexual

Freedom for a Transsexual

Amanda Duvalle has spent the past month mostly confined to her single room at the drab Mission Hotel, recuperating from surgery to remove a blood clot in her right leg. She can't get around well or work, and passing time…
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News, Feature

Torture of a Transsexual

As the plane gently descends over a shimmering lake surrounded by a lush, grassy landscape, Amanda DuValle stares out the window at a serene but hauntingly familiar view of Nicaragua. It's 1996, and a decade since Amanda has been home;…
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