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Culture, The Exhibitionist Mayoral Candidates Answer: What Book Can't You Finish?

Mayoral Candidates Answer: What Book Can't You Finish?

When I was a high school senior, I had a girlfriend who was in college. She studied philosophy and was also a fiend for literature. I was so impressed with my overachieving little brainiac self. Then she gave me a…
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News, The Snitch Republicans Love Mayor Ed Lee

Republicans Love Mayor Ed Lee

In a liberal bastion like San Francisco, what Democratic candidate would want the support of the Republican Party? Turns out, plenty. Supervisors David Chiu and Ross Mirkarimi, and mayoral candidate Michela Alioto-Pier, to name a few. But as far as…
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News, The Snitch Gay Republicans -- All 12 of Them --  Release San Francisco Voting Guide

Gay Republicans -- All 12 of Them -- Release San Francisco Voting Guide

In San Francisco, there are probably more political clubs than the National Football League has football clubs. Every manner of political shenanigan harking to student government or Trotskyism is pulled by candidates and their underlings attempting to rack up as…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Ed Lee's Pub Crawl: What He Learned

Mayor Ed Lee's Pub Crawl: What He Learned

While Mayor Ed Lee has already made himself a loner on the candidate trail, he upped the ante last night when he ditched the traditional campaign forum and decided to hit the bars to booze with voters. Now that's persuasive…
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News, The Snitch Pension Critic Tony Hall Is a Pensioner

Pension Critic Tony Hall Is a Pensioner

If Jeff Adachi is this city's pension crusader, Tony Hall must be pension pope. The former supervisor and professional singer (who has an colorful past, no doubt) told SF Weekly that Adachi's pension solution "isn't worth a darn." It simply…
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News, Sucka Free City The Amazing Stories of Mayoral Candidate Tony Hall

The Amazing Stories of Mayoral Candidate Tony Hall

When interim Mayor Ed Lee said he wasn't interested in running, it appears he was only telling stories. If San Franciscans wish to cast their votes for a storyteller, perhaps it's worth considering a candidate whose stories are, in fact,…
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News, The Snitch Tony Hall, Mayoral Candidate, Barred from Debate Because of His Stance on Pensions

Tony Hall, Mayoral Candidate, Barred from Debate Because of His Stance on Pensions

Unions representing San Francisco's police officers and firefighters have barred former city Supervisor Tony Hall from participating in a debate among mayoral candidates slated for tomorrow, citing in part Hall's aggressive stance on reforming municipal workers' pension and healthcare packages.In…
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News, Sucka Free City

List: What Threats Should San Franciscans Be Frightened Of?

As a result of recent global turmoil, the FBI has told San Franciscans to be "on alert," but it hasn't told them why. What threats are San Franciscans most afraid of? • Happy Meals • Al-Qaeda's plan for pension reform…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Mayoral Candidates: Who's Hot, Who's Not

S.F. Mayoral Candidates: Who's Hot, Who's Not

After Supervisor John Avalos jumped into the mayor's race Monday afternoon, we started thinking: with so many candidates now running, how will voters decide?To date, there are more than 30 potential candidates who want to be the city's chief executive.…
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News, The Snitch Former San Francisco Supervisor Sends Out E-Mail Blast of Favorite Songs Through the Decades -- Because Everyone Deserves a Little Joy

Former San Francisco Supervisor Sends Out E-Mail Blast of Favorite Songs Through the Decades -- Because Everyone Deserves a Little Joy

If you're on former Supervisor Tony Hall's e-mail list, you can count on a few sternly worded missives about San Francisco land use every week. So it came as something of a surprise that Hall fired out links to an…
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News, The Snitch Newsom Team Slaps Down Tony Hall's Clinton Payback Story -- With Sarcasm

Newsom Team Slaps Down Tony Hall's Clinton Payback Story -- With Sarcasm

Running on adrenalin apparently left over from this morning's Bill Clinton endorsement, Gavin Newsom's crack campaign staff wasted no time in slapping back at an SF Weekly blog item, which had alleged a vast political conspiracy with San Francisco's mayor…
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News, The Snitch Ex-Treasure Island Czar: Clinton's Newsom Endorsement a Favor for Billionaire Ron Burkle

Ex-Treasure Island Czar: Clinton's Newsom Endorsement a Favor for Billionaire Ron Burkle

At first glance, Bill Clinton's endorsement of no-hoper California governor candidate Gavin Newsom was a case of one slick-haired-womanizer reaching out to a kindred spirit. But for former Treasure Island Czar Tony Hall, the endorsement had the appearance of old…
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News, Feature The Deal With Treasure Island

The Deal With Treasure Island

In July, Tony Hall went to a conference in Denver where he met the top Navy official in charge of converting former military bases to civilian use and heard something that surprised him: The Navy was no longer talking about…
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Sand Trap

My best friend in junior high, Mark Grendahl, was not a dependable weekend playmate. I'd call on a Saturday morning to suggest crawdad hunting or some such fun, and, as often as not, he wouldn't join me; instead he'd stay…
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News, Matt Smith In-laws You Can Live With

In-laws You Can Live With

I have a fantasy about my neighbors. Mind you: I don't have any real reason to believe they're anything more or less than ordinary people. But I like to imagine the family that recently bought the apartment building next to…
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News, Matt Smith Remembrance of a War Past

Remembrance of a War Past

Eventually, it will be over. America's troops will return from Baghdad. The country's acrimonious spring will warm to summer. Peacenik parents will celebrate barbecues with their warmongering spawn, and all will be normal again. We'll have a moment to take…
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News, Matt Smith Image <i>Is </i>Everything

Image Is Everything

Few fashionistas will forget the stunning season of fall 2000. Super-slim hip-huggers, tunics, and sharp-shouldered pantsuits were among the styles that combined rich texture and adornment with clean, spare lines. Colors were solid and dense, with ruby red, dove gray,…
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News, Matt Smith Horse Senseless

Horse Senseless

A horse in a reclining frame of mind will drop down onto its front knees, tuck one hind leg inward, and roll over on its side. "It's a sort of collapsing motion," explains Peter Rich, a rancher who boards horses…
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News, Matt Smith Gift of the Magus

Gift of the Magus

This November and December promise to constitute San Francisco's Merriest Holiday Season Ever. At the very least, it will be merrier than either the 1992 or 1995 season, when there were 16 and 45 confirmed suicides at the Golden Gate…
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News, Dog Bites

Dog Bites

Don't Try This at Home If Dog Bites, who's not very good at Quark and has only the barest familiarity with Photoshop, were to lay out a newspaper at our kitchen table, we doubt it would look worse than the…
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