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Culture, The Exhibitionist Watch the GOP Debate at the Roxie, Surrounded by Fellow Trump-Haters

Watch the GOP Debate at the Roxie, Surrounded by Fellow Trump-Haters

Are you Bernie-curious? Do you secretly hope Carly Fiorina will issue another demon sheep ad? Do you think Piyush “Bobby” Jindal’s xenophobia makes him the biggest hypocrite of all time? Have you any inkling who the fuck Jim Gilmore…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Special Screening of <i>The Life and Times of Harvey Milk</i> for His 85th Birthday

Special Screening of The Life and Times of Harvey Milk for His 85th Birthday

To celebrate what would have been former San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk's 85th birthday, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club is hosting a special screening of the Oscar-winning documentary, The Times of Harvey Milk at the Castro Theater Friday,…
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News, Your Humble Narrator This Land Is Your Land and Your Land and Your Land: The Problem with Prop. 13 Allowing Businesses to Stop Time

This Land Is Your Land and Your Land and Your Land: The Problem with Prop. 13 Allowing Businesses to Stop Time

The funniest scene in the movie Airplane! is the one no one stays to see. Following the credits, the movie abruptly cuts to the hapless taxi passenger marooned by a runaway driver in the film's opening moments. The meter, still…
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Could the Pot Lobby Finally Show Its Strength in CA Politics?

A businessman with interests in San Francisco, including a storefront retail location on Mission Street, is lately one of the country's most-talked about politicians. But despite a recent profile in The New York Times, Robert Jacob is virtually unknown in…
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Veto Liberally: The Governor's Winning Strategy: Enrage Local Progressives

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed 805 bills to date this year, and vetoed just 96 — meaning material wending its way out of the overwhelmingly Democratic legislature stands an 89 percent chance of approval. Among legislative Democrats, however, Brown does…
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News, The Snitch Marijuana Protesters Making Narcotic Cops, Anti-Drug Warriors Paranoid

Marijuana Protesters Making Narcotic Cops, Anti-Drug Warriors Paranoid

On Monday, narcotics officers and anti-drug crusaders are scheduled to gather in the Inland Empire for the first-ever "Marijuana Policy Conference," a powwow aimed at weakening the devil weed's grip on our society. But 72 hours before the convocation, exactly…
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News, The Snitch BREAKING: Wild West of Weed Continues as Marijuana Regulations Fail

BREAKING: Wild West of Weed Continues as Marijuana Regulations Fail

California lawmakers said "no" to the Attorney General of the United States, and "yes" to the unregulated gray area that's plagued medical marijuana when the Legislature today killed a last-minute bill to enact strong statewide regulations on the drug. The…
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News, The Snitch California Has Until Friday To Pass Medical Marijuana Regulations

California Has Until Friday To Pass Medical Marijuana Regulations

An effort to at last regulate California's medical marijuana industry -- something a local lawmaker has been trying to do for nearly his entire term in office -- is back again, and this time, with a heavy hitter in its…
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News, The Snitch CA Supreme Court: Marijuana Dispensaries Can Be Banned, But At Least They're Legal

CA Supreme Court: Marijuana Dispensaries Can Be Banned, But At Least They're Legal

At least one major roadbloack in the way of medical cannabis reform in California was removed Monday when the California Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling -- which says that cities and towns can ban pot clubs. For now.…
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News, The Snitch Gov. Brown Won't Let Reporters Have Easy Access to Prison Inmates

Gov. Brown Won't Let Reporters Have Easy Access to Prison Inmates

Assembly Bill 1270, passed by both chambers of the state legislature, would have allowed journalists to set up interviews with specific inmates in state prisons. Eight times over the past two decades a similar bill had passed through to the…
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News, The Snitch Drug Users Who Overdose to Be Protected Under New Legislation

Drug Users Who Overdose to Be Protected Under New Legislation

California legislators this week passed a bill that would allow drug users to seek medical attention without having to worry about getting arrested for being high or possessing a personal amount of an illegal substance. People helping the user get…
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News, The Snitch New Bill to Allow Reporters to Interview Prisoners

New Bill to Allow Reporters to Interview Prisoners

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Public Safety passed a bill allowing journalists greater access to California's prison inmates. For the last 16 years, media representatives have been unable to interview specific inmates, instead being allowed to conduct random interviews with…
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News, The Snitch Medical Marijuana Activists Occupy the Capitol

Medical Marijuana Activists Occupy the Capitol

As the pleasant Sacramento spring turns into the furnace of the Central Valley summer, so too is the heat turned up in the corridors of the state Capitol: It's budget season, and it's also last call for certain bills…
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News, The Snitch New Immigration Reforms Basically Cite Months-Old Training Memos

New Immigration Reforms Basically Cite Months-Old Training Memos

The U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement agency has taken much criticism for its "Secure Communities" initiative, where participating local police departments give immigration officials access to the fingerprints of people brought into its jails.In September, for instance, a Department of…
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News, The Snitch Some Lawmakers Don't Seem to Mind If James Hooker Dates His Students

Some Lawmakers Don't Seem to Mind If James Hooker Dates His Students

Much to our surprise, a committee of California lawmakers today rejected a proposed bill that would have made it a felony for creepy teachers like James Hooker to date their students -- even if those students are 18.Given the negative…
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News, The Snitch Ammiano Bill to Allow Marijuana Businesses and Sales That Are Already Legal

Ammiano Bill to Allow Marijuana Businesses and Sales That Are Already Legal

Call it an industry, call it a movement, call it a gigantic scam. Law enforcement and politicians can't agree what to call California's medical marijuana scene, except to say it exists in a legal gray area.And how. A dispensary operator…
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News, The Snitch California's Year of the Nanny

California's Year of the Nanny

This has been the Year of the Nanny in California politics. There was Meg Whitman's undocumented nanny who accused her of not paying her enough, which was perhaps the death knell to Whitman's gubernatorial campaign (okay, technically, that was last…
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News, The Snitch California DA's Association Is Fighting Bill to Make Pot Growing a Misdemeanor

California DA's Association Is Fighting Bill to Make Pot Growing a Misdemeanor

You don't need to tell David Eyster about marijuana crime. As Mendocino County district attorney, he deals with pot crimes more than anyone else in the state. Yet the prosecutors in California's "Emerald Triangle" pot-producing region all sponsor AB 1017…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Run for San Francisco Mayor. Seriously. YOU Do It. I Would but I'd Get in Trouble

Run for San Francisco Mayor. Seriously. YOU Do It. I Would but I'd Get in Trouble

Do we hate Mayor Lee yet? Well in 6 months or so we are gonna be voting for a new mayor. Again, there is no left candidate. I was…
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News, The Snitch Tom Ammiano Goes After Gay Bullying With New Legislation

Tom Ammiano Goes After Gay Bullying With New Legislation

Call it Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's new twist to the "It gets better" campaign. The seasoned pol, who is openly gay, is trying to truly make things better for gay teens with new legislation requiring schools to intervene when kids are…
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