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News, The Snitch Sierra Club, Historians File Lawsuit to Stop Construction of Hotel in Presidio National Park

Sierra Club, Historians File Lawsuit to Stop Construction of Hotel in Presidio National Park

Local nonprofits and environmentalists are suing the San Francisco Presidio Trust to try and stop its plans to build an "unnecessary" 14-building hotel in the Main Post of The Presidio National Park.The Presidio Historical Association and Sierra Club said…
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News, The Snitch Why Leland Yee Won the Sierra Club Endorsement

Why Leland Yee Won the Sierra Club Endorsement

Somebody has it out for state Sen. Leland Yee -- someone aside from Rush Limbaugh. When the news hit that the highly esteemed Sierra Club had tossed its support behind Yee for mayor, Twitter started buzzing; City Hall insiders --…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Environmentalists Sue EPA Over Clean Air Act

San Francisco Environmentalists Sue EPA Over Clean Air Act

It's Spare the Air Day, and here is why we should refrain from air-polluting behaviors. The San Francisco-based Sierra Club has joined WildEarth Guardians in a legal battle to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to hold more than two…
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News, The Snitch Sierra Club Sues EPA For Not Enforcing Clean Air Act

Sierra Club Sues EPA For Not Enforcing Clean Air Act

Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court in San Francisco, asserting the EPA did not adequately enforce provisions of the Clean Air Act.The lawsuit, filed yesterday by the Sierra Club and…
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News, The Snitch Sierra Club Launches Inane iPhone App, Eco-Unfriendly Contest

Sierra Club Launches Inane iPhone App, Eco-Unfriendly Contest

Dear Sierra Club: Your new, brilliantly-titled iPhone app, "Eco Hero," is super rad and awesome. We have been waiting so long for a public, tech-based way to make promises to eat local/organic, ride our bike, write letters about green issues,…
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News, The Snitch Fish Story: Sierra Club Lawsuit Claims Unlawful Water Diversion Terminating Trout

Fish Story: Sierra Club Lawsuit Claims Unlawful Water Diversion Terminating Trout

Anyone who's ever seen Show Boat knows that "Fish gotta swim." Also, "Birds gotta fly" and "I gotta love one man 'til I die." The first of these needs was addressed in a recent federal lawsuit filed in San Francisco…
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Calendar, Night&Day Super Natural

Super Natural

The reigning monarchs of poster sales come together at "Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities." Did we just take a swipe at two great American artists? Yes, but a loving one: The painter and the photog are genuinely superduper…
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News, The Snitch Video: Adam Werbach Describes New Job

Video: Adam Werbach Describes New Job

If your job search has so far come up blank, cheer up. A whole new category of employment opportunity has appeared under the new rubric “Chief Sustainability Officer.” For these new positions, companies are recruiting sophisticated, idealistic, easily-co-opted SF…
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Extraordinary Mayor

Gavin Newsom's view of his world and those who inhabit it is nothing less than "extraordinary." As evidence of this, we cite his generous use of "extraordinary," which is in itself "extraordinary." Newsom always peppers his official speeches and off-the-cuff…
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Mean People's Court

If bumper stickers had subheads — newspaper jargon for the teaser sentences that dangle below headlines — then "Mean People Suck" would be followed by, "And watch out because they seem to pop up everywhere trying to screw up people's…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Shark Bites

Shark Bites

Not long ago, videogames were about collecting coins and rescuing the princess. Now you're more likely to gun her down in a drive-by. Or eat her alive. Welcome to JAWS Unleashed. You're a pitiless great white, hungry for human flesh.…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Cash and Care-y The house that Gavin built: A very interesting article about the mayor points. However, I think "Care Not Cash" has been…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors In the Club

In the Club

WED-SUN 9/7-11 If your inner Boy or Girl Scout has been pounding on the door lately, hit Sierra Summit 2005, the Sierra Club's National Environmental Convention & Expo. But please, don't take the SUV -- these folks mean business when…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors Planet Pleasure

Planet Pleasure

SAT 4/24 Routine recycling aside, too many people treat our planet like a redheaded stepchild. Show Mama Earth some love by celebrating her green greatness at various Earth Day events. At the Metreon, kids can create environmentally friendly art while…
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News, Letters

Letters

Carl Has a Future at the Chron Shame on you for making me laugh at those dear "two dozen top editors" at the Chronicle ("Outside the Box With the Chron! Oh, Wait ...," Dog Bites, Jan. 27). They're making an…
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No More Free Ride?

On a teeth-chatteringly cold morning, acres of parking lots at the Dublin-Pleasanton Bay Area Rapid Transit station are filled with cars glistening from a thin coating of ice. The only conspicuously open spaces are close to the station, those reserved…
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City and County Ballot Measures

Proposition A: Housing Bonds Hey voter, can you spare a home? That's the appeal behind Prop. A, a bond measure funneling $85 million into community- and church-based nonprofit developers to build or refurbish 3,000 affordable housing units. The measure also…
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Looking A little Green

"They can't spread their legs, like, outward," the woman on-screen is explaining. She is staring right into the camera, holding a Barbie doll. The doll has its legs split, a broad-jumper in the Olympics of love. The curtains of the…
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Dog Bites

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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News, Letters

Letters

Take a Message Congratulations on finally exposing Pac Bell's faulty Message Center ("Communication Breakdown," April 12). I've been warning my friends for years about this problem, but most seemed reluctant to believe me. After all, Pac Bell advertises that calls…
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