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News, The Snitch Tom Otterness Killed Dog, Got City Contracts. What if He Killed People?

Tom Otterness Killed Dog, Got City Contracts. What if He Killed People?

It's almost impossible to stay rational when discussing the plight of dog-slaughtering artist Tom Otterness, who may or may not lose out on millions in city money due to his troubling past. That's because it's hard to conceive of a…
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News, The Snitch Parkmerced Agreement Won't Protect Tenants, Civil Grand Jury Says

Parkmerced Agreement Won't Protect Tenants, Civil Grand Jury Says

The Civil Grand Jury has released an interesting and curiously timed report on the proposed Parkmerced development which validates the city's worst fears -- that tenants would no longer be protected by rent control laws.According to the report -- which…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

City Hall Location scouts and unit managers, update your Rolodexes: Martha Cohen is the new executive director of the S.F. Film and Video Arts Commission. Her appointment was made official at the ineffectual commission's Sept. 25 meeting, although she'd actually…
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News, Bay View We Used to Be in Pictures

We Used to Be in Pictures

Debbie Brubaker, a line producer for film and video, has worked in the Bay Area's film production industry for the last 15 years, but this has been a tough year for her: In 1998 she worked on three feature films.…
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Reel World

Flubber After scant weeks on the job, S.F. Film and Video Arts Commission Executive Director P.J. Johnston (Reel World, April 28) has taken a personal leave of absence to work for Mayor Brown's re-election campaign. It makes no difference to…
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Reel World

The Fan Update your Rolodexes, location scouts and independent filmmakers: P.J. Johnston is the new executive director of the San Francisco Film and Video Arts Commission. From a purely political standpoint, the 29-year-old S.F. native has an impressive resume, having…
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This Old Screwed-Up House (The Sequel)

Ora Nance Lewis' biggest mistake was playing by the government's rules. The 86-year-old retired schoolteacher attempted to fix her house with the assistance of the government program designed to provide just such assistance. The result has been a two-year construction…
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