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Britt and Kelly for assembly, Adachi for public defender, Riles for Oakland mayor, Yes on S.F. Props. A and D ... complete endorsements for the March 5 election

Last week's issue

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In this issue
By Tim Redmond

Hall Monitor
By Savannah Blackwell

First, the Bad News
By Tali Woodward

Life during Wartime
Risky business in Mindanao
By Adam Clay Thompson

Contract balk
SFPUC's general manager wants Bechtel to stay despite protests
Adam Clay Thompson

Speier's Capping it off
Oakland dumps rent cap for CPI
By Pauli Wai

Opening doors?
City College panel considers adopting good-government law
By Rachel Brahinsky

Cruel and unconstitutional
California's death penalty is legally unsound
Adam Clay Thompson

Campaign notebook

Stop rigged planning
By calvin welch

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Maximum cool
Robert Forster motivates through the hard times.
By Robert Avila

It's only words
Todd Solondz's has its way with language.
By Susan Gerhard

Family affair
Lynn Redgrave looks at life with mother in The Mandrake Root
By Brad Rosenstein

Confederate slags
By Amanda Nowinski

Long live love
By Amanda Nowinski

The Workshop for Alternative Aquatic Taxidermy
By Lindsey Westbrook

'East Bay Dance Festival'
By Rita Felciano

liner notes
By Lynn Rapoport

Electric Habitat
By Amanda Nowinski

Script Doctor


Local Grooves

2nd time Around

The Mix

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By Andrea Nemerson

culture shocked
Welcome to 2002
By Katharine Mieszkowski

The Nessie Files
It's not just about peace – it's about surviving.
By nessie

Let's talk Turkey
By Paul Reidinger

Without Reservations
The tao of wine
By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
I am the egg man

By Dan Leone

This Modern World
By Tom Tomorrow

Moon Signs
By Sally Cragin

The Blender



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The shame of Hearst
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Public power slips amid serious election irregularities
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Public power is safe
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Picture this
Miriam Wolf describes a passel of new photo books, comic collections, and coffee-table books are as easy to give as they are on the eyes. PLUS: Middle-earth in the balance, Land of the free ... agent, and more in December Lit.

Anniversary Issue
The case for MUD: A public power agency could cut electric rates by 20 percent – and still make millions of dollars.