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End of an Era

All good things, as they say, must come to an end. And this week marks the final installment of The Apologist, the satirical current events quiz in SF Weekly that poked sardonic fun at San Francisco's issues and newsmakers. For…
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Deal or No Deal

Brian Sabean has been the general manager of the San Francisco Giants since 1997, responsible for building teams that have had winning records in eight of his 10 seasons. Sabean was named Executive of the Year by The Sporting News…
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A Very Good Year

Another year has come and gone, and as San Francisco bids adieu to 2006, we take stock of the stories that shaped our lives during the past 12 months. As usual, the Bay Area found itself in plenty of national…
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Global Warning

Last Thursday, more than 5,000 scientists packed two ballrooms of the San Francisco Marriott Hotel to hear former Vice President Al Gore's keynote speech at the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting, the world's largest scientific gathering. In an impassioned address…
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This Old Mall

This holiday season, Bay Area shoppers have a new destination: The expanded Westfield San Francisco Centre on Market Street, in the space that once housed the old Emporium. Developers retained the Market Street facade of the 1896 Emporium — a…
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Sports Flight

The Bay Area sports landscape could look far different in just a few years. This month, both the 49ers and the A's announced major moves out of their historic city homes. Over the next three to five years, the A's…
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Gomorrah by the Bay

In the run-up to yesterday's midterm elections, Republicans nationwide found themselves with a common last-second rallying cry. It started with Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly, who inveighed against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her "San Francisco values" on his…
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This Ain't Your Children's YouTube ...

Last week, Google Inc., the Mountain View-based company that revolutionized the way people scour the Web and collect information, announced it was purchasing the online video clip service YouTube for the staggering price of $1.6 billion. YouTube, which was founded…
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Blue Angels, Broken Eardrums

We know what you did last weekend: You grabbed the kids, threw a picnic basket in the back seat, and headed on down to the waterfront for Fleet Week! You couldn't miss the event around town — the Blue…
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The Chron Behind Bars

A federal judge last week ordered two San Francisco Chronicle reporters to prison for as long as 18 months, pending their appeal, with the aim of pressuring them into revealing their sources of confidential grand jury testimony about star athletes…
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I Spy a Scandal

California Attorney General Bill Lockyer last week opened an investigation into Hewlett-Packard, charging that its inquiry into press leaks of confidential information violated the privacy rights of board members and journalists. The Palo Alto computing giant's chairwoman, Patricia Dunn, who…
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Quattrone 2.0

Last week, Frank Quattrone, the infamous Silicon Valley investment banker whose rapid ascension and precipitous fall mirrored the boom-and-bust dot-com era, had obstruction-of-justice charges against him dismissed by a federal judge in Manhattan. If Quattrone — who made no admission…
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Spinning Our Wheels

Among major American cities, San Francisco ranks second in traffic congestion, trailing only Los Angeles. Studies estimate that 75 percent of the Bay Area's freeway lane miles are choked with too many cars, whose drivers spend about 75 hours a…
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If You're Goin' to San Francisco ...

It's summer in the city, and that means one thing: tourist season. The steady trickle throughout the spring has turned into a flood in July and August, and our streets are once again awash in out-of-towners. Tourists contribute billions of…
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Malleable

Changes are afoot at the Metreon, the much-maligned shopping center at Mission and Fourth streets opened by Sony in 1999. Envisioned as a groundbreaking combination of movies, shopping, dining, gaming, and exhibits, the Metreon boasted several one-of-a-kind stores and restaurants…
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Fire Away!

Last week, a state judge struck down a ban on handguns in San Francisco passed by city voters, arguing that the measure conflicted with state laws that regulate handguns. Proposition H, which won a 58 percent majority last year, would…
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No Administrator Left Behind

Over the past six months, the University of California system has been rocked by a salary and compensation scandal that has provoked audits, the outrage of lawmakers, and calls for UC President Robert Dynes to resign. Recently, state auditors found…
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Grabbing for the Ring

Last week, San Francisco officials welcomed a visit from members of the U.S. Olympic Committee, in town to explore the city's interest in a bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Mayor Gavin Newsom announced the formation of an exploratory…
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Immigrant Song

In December, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill calling for a crackdown on illegal immigrants and anyone who hires or assists them. As the legislation is debated in the Senate, the country — and especially California —…
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Ready to Rumble

Have you heard? The great San Francisco earthquake hit at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, and the past several weeks have seen the city "celebrate" the centennial anniversary with a mixture of pomp, somber reflection, and promises of…
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