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News, The Snitch Gavin Newsom's House Sells

Gavin Newsom's House Sells

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom can no longer play coy about whether he is or is not a resident of San Francisco. According to news reports, the former San Francisco mayor's house has officially sold, which means he is officially no…
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News, The Snitch Gavin Newsom's House Hits the Market

Gavin Newsom's House Hits the Market

The big question for Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has been: Where does the ex-mayor live? Until today, we couldn't say for sure what his living situation was. While some news reports say the Newsoms have packed up their home and…
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News, The Snitch Where Does Gavin Newsom Live?

Where Does Gavin Newsom Live?

There seems to be much confusion about whether Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom is officially a resident of San Francisco or a resident of Marin County, or both. News reports have consistently claimed Newsom is now a resident of Marin County…
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List: Why Is Gavin Newsom Leaving San Francisco?

After living for years in Ashbury Heights, the lieutenant governor is schlepping north to an estate in Ross. Why is Gavin Newsom leaving San Francisco? • His work here is done: Care Not Cash was such a success that there…
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Music, Morcheeba's members are trip-hopping together again

Morcheeba's members are trip-hopping together again

Back in trip-hop's '90s heyday, while Massive Attack, Portishead, and Tricky were soundtracking the apocalypse, British trio Morcheeba emerged with a hazier, more psychedelic version of downtempo anxiety, sonically suggesting that you smoke a spliff and chill out as the…
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News, Sucka Free City

List: The Chronicle looks on the bright side

Last week, San Francisco Chronicle executives said they were "pleased" after learning that the paper's circulation has dropped 26 percent in six months. What else are Chron chieftains pleased about? • Recent layoffs mean everybody finally gets a parking space…
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News, Sucka Free City Willie's Birthday Plans

Willie's Birthday Plans

Matier and Ross recently reported that former Mayor Willie Brown will celebrate his 75th birthday with a Paris blowout. How else will the city's bon vivant septuagenarian celebrate his birthday? •Rig his 75th election •Mention himself in the Chronicle •Decide…
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News, Sucka Free City <i>Chron</i>'s anniversary surprises

Chron's anniversary surprises

The San Francisco Chronicle is celebrating its 144th year, and says it will have 144 "surprises" for readers. What will some of them be? Here are our predictions. • 144 layoffs • C.W. Nevius is irradiated at a planning committee…
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Culture, Stage A Role in the Hay

A Role in the Hay

Many reviews avoid mentioning it altogether; the ACT press release pussyfoots around it. But here at the Weekly there's no need for that, so I might as well come right out and tell you (if you don't know already) that…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Close Shave

Jun Yu 32 Ross (at Jackson), 362-7776 It's getting more and more difficult to find a barber willing to soap up your kisser, scrape off your stubble, and slap on a little Vitalis for good measure, but Jun Yu performs…
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News, Weekly Obsessions

Weekly Obsessions

It's so frigging obvious that the upstairs neighbors are tweakers. We hear them clomping around their apartment with the crazed footsteps of people who realize at 3 a.m. that they need to scrub out all their kitchen cabinets with a…
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News, Matt Smith

Gimme Shelters

Talk about your Wall Street accounting scandals: The new budget passed by the California Legislature is so fraught with financial chicanery that I'd hardly be surprised if state officials next went to work enabling phony offshore shell companies or sham…
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News, Feature And a Reagan New Year!

And a Reagan New Year!

Flashing fluorescent colors bounce athletically around the room. "Material Girl" is blasting, and hundreds of people's bangs are losing volume. I'm sweating, and the women all around me are glistening. The moment is perfect, like the best day of seventh…
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San Francisco Chronicle columnists Matier and Ross should update the casting book for their "Movie of the Week" feature; last Sunday, they cast the very much dead Telly Savalas as Milton Friedman in Three Men and an Economy. ... Likewise,…
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