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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Five Reasons Ed Lee Will Probably Run for Mayor

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 8:35 AM

By now, we can all assume that Mayor Ed Lee is going to jump into the mayor's race -- and smoke everyone. In fact, City Hall insiders are already saying he's hired a campaign consultant and that Lee will announce his candidacy when he returns from his family trip on the East Coast.

People trusted him when he said he would only be a caretaker mayor, so why is Lee going back on his word? Here are some possible reasons.

1. His potential bosses scare him: Sure, his old job as City Administrator pays a hell of a lot more, but it also probably sucks way more -- for many reasons. When looking at his options, it became clear why Lee changed his mind: He doesn't want to work for any of those guys running for mayor.

CAROLINE CHEN
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Close Shave: How to Use a Straight-Edge Razor Without Killing Yourself

Posted By on Wed, May 18, 2011 at 8:00 AM



When journalists write tongue-in-cheek, first-person stories in which they participate in some exotic activity, the tendency is to play up their incredible incompetence at said activity. It's a cloying and cheap practice. So, let me assure you, I am really and truly awful at shaving.

As a teen, I sliced off a large portion of my right nostril. My father regularly ran to catch the bus with the better part of a roll of toilet paper affixed to his bleeding cheeks. And my grandfather was the only Eskenazi brother -- and there were many -- to not open up a babershop in Brooklyn.

So when your humble narrator was offered a chance to take in ace barber Shorty Maniace's straight-edge razor tutorial at Mystic Hair, I didn't bother to think, "What's the worst thing that could happen?" That was all too obvious.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

'Mayor Mustache' In San Francisco?

Posted By on Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 7:45 AM

Is Ed Lee a whisker away from making history?
  • Is Ed Lee a whisker away from making history?

First Mayor With Facial Hair Since 1944? *

When Mayor Gavin Newsom suggested his successor during the San Francisco Giants World Series parade, he borrowed one of the team's catchphrases: "Fear the beard."

Tightly wound progressives at the time thought this was a veiled Aaron Peskin reference. But the more accurate conspiracy theory would have had Willie Brown and Rose Pak influencing Newsom to be referring to likely mayor-to-be Ed Lee.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Concord Man Has Nation's Best Stache

Posted By on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 5:45 AM

Not the winner
  • Not the winner

Rich in cultural, technological and pharmaceutical history, the Bay Area is now justly famous for facial hair. A man from Concord -- that's in the East Bay, kids -- won first prize in the country's first-ever National Beard and Moustache Championships.

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