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News, Feature Good Scout, Bad Boy: Examining the Virtues of Leland Yee

Good Scout, Bad Boy: Examining the Virtues of Leland Yee

Photo courtesy www.lelandyee.com. Photo illustration by Andrew J. Nilsen Leland Yee — the state senator who, according to some polls, is the current mayoral front-runner — has polished for himself a shining public image. He purports to be an…
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News, Matt Smith Eminently Logical

Eminently Logical

If you're an environmentalist, an antipoverty activist, or a member of any other well-meaning civic group, your fellow travelers have told you to vote no on Proposition 98, the so-called anti-eminent-domain initiative. And well they might, given the devious and…
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When Things Go Boom Hell, it'll never happen here: I had hoped that the usually independent-minded SF Weekly was immune to the terrorist hysteria that has taken over the public's imagination since 9/11 . But…
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Carping About Kamala Leave her alone, you beastie boys!: I agree with Peter Byrne's assessment of district attorney candidate Kamala Harris as a competent, smart, and distinguished prosecutor . The article is also correct that Harris' opponents,…
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Muni Mayhem Where's the concern for human lives?: I am totally shocked by Peter Byrne's exposé of Muni's high accident and death rates . It's painfully obvious that the local civic structure is so…
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Pissed About Privacy Don't worry; we'll protect yours: While we share your interest in protecting the privacy of medical information, Peter Byrne's recent article was unfortunately filled with errors and misinformation about both the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability…
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Ludicrous, just ludicrous! Byrne has his head up his ass: I want to clear up an important omission in Peter Byrne's recent article . There is a strong implication in the…
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Protest Song Germany, the CIA, soccer moms -- we're in good company: Regarding Saturday's anti-war protest , John Mecklin bemoans the presence of "fringe-feeding lefties" and their "... offensive rants blaming America (or, at least, American…
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Gray Days Must. Fight. Darkness. Can't. Hold. On. Much. Longer.: Certainly San Francisco and the California government give plenty of grounds for despair ("Notes From the Edge," Matt Smith, Oct. 23), but a vote for the Gray Man? Feh, Mr.…
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Bark of Darkness Another happy resident in Matt Smith's bright world: Besides disliking dogs, Matt Smith seems to suffer from a loathing of democracy. The result is another dog-bashing, supervisor-slamming diatribe that paints all things un-Smithian…
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A Contest Contested But she was voted Miss Understanding: As the promoter of "Bondage A Go-Go," April Fools' Day came two days late for me. Imagine my surprise when I woke up April 3 and found out I was a…
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The Radical Rabbi The reality gap: As a former member of Dr. Lerner's organization -- five years ago called "Politics of Meaning" -- I read your feature with curiosity ("The Rabbi Who Would Save the World," March 20). I look…
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Defending the Public Defender It's the 21st century? Already?: As I read "The Last of the Burtons?" (Feb. 6), I was deeply offended by Peter Byrne's description of Kimiko Burton, our San Francisco public defender, as a "teeny-bopper" and a…
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Cyberspies That's our scenario, and we're sticking to it: I feel obligated to point out a couple problems with Peter Byrne's "fictional scenario," in which federal agents are able to track and apprehend an international terrorist by tracking his computer…
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Dog Bites

A Quiet Evening With Henry Kissinger It can't be easy, being a conservative think tank in the heart of famously liberal San Francisco. Consider, for example, the dilemma of the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy, which would no doubt…
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Dog Bites

Lawmaker for a Day We usually gag when a politician, referencing his or her own brainchild, solemnly declares, "This is what democracy is all about." But when Assemblyman Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) uttered that most self-aggrandizing of phrases last week…
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Mental Breakdown The mayor's mind games: "Mental Cruelty" (June 13, by Peter Byrne) was a fine piece, exposing the mayor's success at withholding crucial services from our mentally ill population. It looks once again as if Brown is shortsighted…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Sandwich

Stix Restaurant, 1200 Sixth St. (at Mission Bay), 255-7849 Next to Mission Bay Creek and the golf driving range where San Francisco cops go to meet their snitches, Stix offers one of the most lunch-friendly atmospheres to be found South…
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Power Grab A little MUD slinging: Gee, thanks for doing a cover story on public power (Peter Byrne's "Delusions of Power," April 4). I've been writing about this issue now for almost 20 years, and none of the other news…
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Weighing in on Fat If we had a spine, we'd argue: Peter Byrne's article demonstrates the need for the anti-discrimination laws we now have in San Francisco ("As a Matter of Fat," Jan. 17). His diminutive attitude toward the seriousness…
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