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News, The Snitch That 'Damn Lesbian' Roberta Achtenberg Thinks Now May Finally Be the Time for Executive Order Barring Sexual Discrimination

That 'Damn Lesbian' Roberta Achtenberg Thinks Now May Finally Be the Time for Executive Order Barring Sexual Discrimination

You can't bar the disabled from federal housing. Ditto that for racial or religious minorities, the aged, or nearly any other group -- but homosexuals. Amazingly, in 2009, one can still be barred from a place in federally funded housing…
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Will That Be on Your Nordstrom Card Today?Sex in bus shelters is, as we all know, not exactly the very worst of Muni's problems. Nevertheless, we have been assured that it actually does happen. "I myself saw a couple having…
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SF Weekly's Smart Feller, which frequently salutes Lloyd's Bar at Seventh Street and Mission for its $1.50 beer-and-a-shot combination (it's a 6-ounce beer), should check out the Four Leaf Clover at 30th and Mission, which matches the offer during happy…
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Game Show I read with amusement Roberta Achtenberg's proposals for everything from public transportation to the environment ("Scratch My Back," Dog Bites, Oct. 4). While Achtenberg produces papers on what she would do as mayor, and Frank Jordan demonstrates his…
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Realpolitik Thank you so much for your article about how mayoral races are really run in San Francisco ("Scratch My Back," Dog Bites, Oct. 4). I was shocked -- shocked! -- to read that Roberta Achtenberg actually invited environmental experts…
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The Streets of Frank Jordan Savvy community activists in the Tenderloin are hitting Mayor Jordan where he lives. Or pretends to live. Jordan, whose re-election campaign emphasizes public safety ad nauseam and whose ads, nauseam aside, declare him a man…
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Gone, But Not Forgotten What an amazing article! "Runaway Train" (Sept. 13) answered a lot of questions and provided insight on the plight of street kids without making a judgment. That I consider a true journalistic feat. Your writing was…
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"Where to eat after midnight," proclaims the cover of the Sept. 20 San Francisco Bay Guardian. Inside, the article is headlined "After Midnight" and is illustrated three times with photos from Enrico's -- which closes weeknights at 11 p.m.; Saturday…
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Done Deal I have great respect for Roberta Achtenberg ("Achtenberg's Third Act," Aug. 30). Her intelligence, integrity, and dedication are exemplary. However, I cannot let her question -- "What exactly has he gotten done?" -- go with the…
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Achtenberg's Third Act

There's something high-hopes, mares-eat-oats '60s-ish in the evening. Maybe it's the smell of wood and the creak-plunk of human hands and bodies pushing down seats in the cavernous school auditorium. Maybe it's the peach-fuzz sunset, the strangely retro feeling of…
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Paper Trails

A Citizen's Guide A month ago, I penned for this paper a cynical but true guide to "How to Lie, Cheat, and Steal Your Way to Influence at City Hall -- Legally." This week, I'd like to offer its antidote:…
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Sloshing a Slush Fund The Board of Supervisors spent $2.9 billion on the city last year, but they didn't forget their own needs, setting aside $62,377 in pin money for supervisors to cover "special" office expenses. The Transportation Authority extended…
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Assessing the Chronicle The San Francisco Chronicle first flashed the high beams of its scrutiny on the Assessor's Office, and in particular on Assessor Doris Ward, in a two-part series at the end of May. But left in the shadows…
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