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The last picture show
The Roxie's imminent eviction leaves the San Francisco film world reeling.

By Susan Gerhard

Roxie in rewind
By Johnny Ray Huston

Last week's issue

• news


In this issue
By Chuck Stephens

First, the Bad News
By Tali Woodward

Hall Monitor
By Savannah Blackwell

Life during Wartime

Inside job
Sam Davis allegedly embezzled $420,000 from an S.F. welfare program that begged to be ripped off.
By A.C. Thompson

Water battle
SFPUC head attempts to replace embattled Bechtel with another private firm .
Savannah Blackwell

Sunshine panel exonerates Elections Commission
In a vote that could help rebuild credibility for the newly formed Elections Commission, the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force voted at a March 26 hearing to overturn charges that commissioners violated open-government rules.
Rachel Brahinsky

Kidney punch
S.F. General is bracing for another round of service cuts – and patients who rely on the dialysis clinic may be the first victims.
Tali Woodward

Another SFPUC scam

Feinstein's rip-off

Find the money

The real Presidio battle

No new Potrero plant

Give teachers a say
By dick meister

• a+e


Live dread
Reggae's changed, but long-gone Earl Zero – onetime ruler of the local scene – has a new album in a classic style.
By J.H. Tompkins

Godard's grandkids
On 's penetrations and revolutions.
By David Fear

Off and On
Imperial Teen were famous and then they weren't. They're back again, with a new album and an indie label.
By Jimmy Draper

Slow burn
By Amanda Nowinski

Magic is reality
By Amanda Nowinski

Correct Techniques
By Mosi Reeves

Who's that girl?

San Francisco Ballet 'Casual Fridays'

Sindicato Argentino del Hip Hop
By Amanda Nowinski

'Big Trouble'
By David Fear

'The Last Waltz'


liner notes
By Lynn Rapoport

last exit
By Derk Richardson

Electric Habitat
By Amanda Nowinski

Script Doctor


Local Grooves

Local Live

Bass Head

2nd time Around

Full Circle

The Mix

• culture


Plastic man
By Andrea Nemerson

culture shocked
By Katharine Mieszkowski

The Nessie Files
The strange case of Atabrine
By nessie

Po'boy meets world
By Paul Reidinger

Without Reservations
Noun of the above

By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
Mr. Pignoli

By Dan Leone

This Modern World
By Tom Tomorrow

Moon Signs
By Sally Cragin

The Blender



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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.