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Shut Up, Little Man The squalor and acrimony of the lives of a couple of hard-drinking retirees are dwarfed by the avarice that their celebrity has inspired in others August 02, 1995

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After eight years and nine months as a staff writer and columnist at SF Weekly, I have decided to move on, to pursue, as they say, other interests. This column will be my last act of journalism -- for a…
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Here's a stomach-turning little tale about how corrupt San Francisco has become under the auspices of Mayor Willie Brown: A young man is tackled, shoved, choked, and gagged inside City Hall by two prominent supporters of the mayor, and the…
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Off the Preservation About a year ago, some folks in North Beach, including the city's poet laureate, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and one of the city's pre-eminent architectural historians, Anne Bloomfield, thought they'd come up with a fairly commonplace idea. They wanted…
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Go, Team, Go Last week, I marveled at the moxie of longtime mayoral pal Jacqueline Besser, telling a little story about what seemed to be funny business at the Municipal Railway involving controversy over a $66 million city contract to…
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The Sacred and the Profane It seems that you need goat entrails, tea leaves, the blood from roosters slaughtered at the stroke of midnight on All Hallow's Eve, and various other tools of mystic ritual to figure out what's going…
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What You Get When You Cross Night of the Living Dead With Being There So I read in the papers that people are really going to run Frank Jordan for mayor, which just confirms something I've long suspected about this…
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The Existential Bus-Based Karma Test On July 24, at Pier 93 in San Francisco, more than 100 Muni bus drivers will gather and, in a series of competitive exercises, test their driving skill, knowledge of safety rules, and other abilities…
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Is This Really a Hate Crime? If Edgar Mora had any intents and purposes on March 12 of last year as he went on his violent odyssey through San Francisco, they were rudimentary in the extreme: He was out-of-his-tree drunk,…
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Mainstreaming the Panthers A group of earnest young twentysomethings from the East Bay Conservation Corps gathers this early, sunny June morning at a public library branch in West Oakland. In a matter of minutes, they'll begin a three-hour tour that…
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Rescue Muni to the Rescue The Rescue Muni city charter amendment heading for the November ballot would, if passed, accomplish some modestly important reforms. The amendment attacks inane union Muni work rules, creates a politically insulated agency to run public…
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Cases of Incompetence Neither Matt Gonzalez nor Steven Castleman has the slightest experience in electoral politics. Neither is the preternaturally ambitious sort who works his way up through customary political avenues backslapping and glad-handing the usual suspects until everyone who…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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