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Noise Pop 10
Too much is not enough all Noise Pop, all the time.
By Deborah Giattina

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Complete Endorsements for the March 5th Primary
Harry Britt & Dan Kelly for Assembly - Jeff Adachi for Public Defender - Wilson Riles Jr. for Oakland Mayor - YES ON A- NO ON F

In this issue
By Tim Redmond

First, the Bad News
By Tali Woodward

Campaign Notebook
By Savannah Blackwell

Bechtel's banning
S.F. struggles to fix its water system
By Savannah Blackwell

Board games
Mayor demands compliance from Redevelopment director and commissioners
By Cassi Feldman

Ex-tra organized
Fang papers face first successful union drive
Rachel Brahinsky

Trust us, we're Microsoft
The I.T. octopus sticks its tentacles into the government and the hacker community.
Annalee Newitz

Public power's all-stars
S.F. to hold groundbreaking hearing Feb. 22
Rachel Brahinsky

Small schools, big hassle
A community-generated plan to bring a small high school to San Francisco is headed for the trash. But don't write it off as a failure.
Tali Woodward

Spinning records
Former school board president Leland Yee is running for state assembly on an accountability platform. But where was he when the district was in trouble?
Cassi Feldman

Bechtel must go

Brown's school folly

Fixing Redevelopment

Greens support Adachi
By medea benjamin

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Red between the lines
Ann-Margret takes the stage.
By Chuck Stephens

Border patrol
Lourdes Portillo's Señorita extraviada mines the mystery of Mexico's women factory-worker murders.
By Robert Avila

Human rights, wrongs
By Robert Avila

'Underground Zero: Independent Filmmakers Respond to 9/11'
By Susan Gerhard

Sex and the pity
The team entraps a cast of unwary sexual adventurers.
By Annalee Newitz

'848's 10th Anniversary Celebration'
By Rita Felciano

The Lord Weird Slough Feg
By Will York

'On the Land: Creatures, Cowboys, and Developers'
By Lindsey Westbrook

'Synth One-Year Anniversary'
By Deborah Giattina

liner notes
By Lynn Rapoport

last exit
By derk richardson

Electric Habitat
By Amanda Nowinski

Script Doctor


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2nd time Around

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Your turn
By Andrea Nemerson

culture shocked
Puppet snuff
By Katharine Mieszkowski

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

Time tunnel
By Paul Reidinger

Without Reservations
Flash: Jack's jumpin'
By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
A passage to Indian

By Dan Leone

This Modern World
By Tom Tomorrow

Moon Signs
By Sally Cragin

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Noise Giveaway

SCA 7: The Open Government Sunshine Amendment
SCA 7 is legislation that would place a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot to allow voters to strengthen the public's right of access to government deliberations and records. SCA 7 would have to pass both the Senate and Assembly by a two-thirds majority before being placed on the ballot. A majority of voters would then have to approve the addition to the state constitution.

The shame of Hearst
Editor's Note
By Bruce B. Brugmann, 11.14.01

Public power slips amid serious election irregularities
By Rachel Brahinsky, 11.07.01

Public power is safe
San Francisco pollster calls the election though absentee ballot counts not final.
By Savannah Blackwell, 11.07.01

Live Election Coverage
Our reports, the latest dirt, and results from the December 11th San Francisco election.

Other voices
The latest war news from around the world, updates on spur-of-the-moment actions, and links to resources.

Media Beat
Bloomberg's victory and the triumph of business news
By Norman Solomon

The Big Bend #22
Final installment
Fiction by Dan Leone

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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.