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The Insubstantial Hinckle and O'Donoghue Just read your column on O'Donoghue and Hinckle ("Vanishing Acts," Mecklin, April 8) and wanted to give you a quick word of support. I rather enjoyed the cover in question ("Block Party," March 25), even…
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No More Givebacks My compliments to SF Weekly on the outstanding article by Lisa Davis on the proposed merger of the UCSF and Stanford medical centers ("Giving Away the Hospital," Sept. 10). It is an important article because it makes…
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Gavi-reaction Dear George ("The Catheter") Cothran, and John ("Hecklin' John") Mecklin, It was never easy growing up with a name like Gavin. As a child, when I used parliamentary procedure to lobby the winning kickball team to pick me at…
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Unspun

Stand Corrected B ack in June, a billboard near Unspun's office was altered overnight from an ad touting Lucky supermarkets ("Freshness First") to one denouncing worker exploitation ("Freshness First, Farmworkers Last, Lucky You're Middle Class"). At the time, no group…
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Cronkite and Murrow Are Still Safe I have enjoyed reading SF Weekly. But now I have to wonder about the accuracy of everything I've read in the past. Your article on the murder of Carmel Sanger ("Murder at the Pink…
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Tasty Malt Loved the Slap Shots on the Century of Malts ("Anatomy of a PR Greasing," April 30). Well-written and funny. But I don't think Jack Boulware'll be invited to any Zima anniversary parties any time soon. (I'm a writing…
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Unspun

Execrable Behavior Shame on Jane Ganahl and the editors at the Examiner Sunday magazine for the toe-sucking cover story on former Supe Angela Alioto that ran in the March 30 issue. The occasion for Ganahl's story was the publication of…
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Let It Breed Whether we're discussing the feudal system or the entertainment industry, family regimes are a time-honored method of hoarding power. But there's a price: Inbreeding may cement the orb, scepter, or paparazzi to the right surname, but it…
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Rights on the Wire Though some of Wired magazine co-founder Louis Rossetto's recent bad press may be unfair, Phyllis Orrick and Susan Rasky go too far in "Unspun" when they serve up Rossetto as a paragon of anti-statism ("Tangled Up…
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Temps and Temperability Congrats on "Temporary Solidarity" (Dec. 4): It blows the lid off a million-dollar racket. It's about time the media shed some light on what it's like to be a temp worker. One is treated for the most…
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Guardian for One of Its Own SF Weekly sure has to dig deep for its press criticism these days. Just look at its Sept. 11 "Unspun" item, titled "Scoopless," which is inaccurate, unfair, and utterly devoid of any real journalistic…
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Dog Bites

Halfway House Party It's deja vu all over again for Potrero Hill neighborhood activists who want to keep the population at a local halfway house from nearly doubling. The facilty at 1234 Indiana St. was intended to house 96 nonviolent…
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New Editor, Features

With this issue, Phyllis Orrick joins SF Weekly as managing editor. Orrick returned to the Bay Area a few years ago to write, after various editing stints on the East Coast. During the late '80s and early '90s, she served…
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