SPORTS: Pants on fire

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Ammiano: Berkeley weather forecast

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Today's Ammianoliner

Berkeley weather forecast:

Storm clouds with a marine layer.

(From the home answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Tuesday, April 12, 2008). B3

Search for shelter: Bryan Cohen's nightly journals

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Editor's Note: Guardian intern Bryan Cohen contributed to this week's cover story: "Shelter Shuffle: Inside San Francisco's confounding system of housing the homeless." What follows is a fascinating log of his experiences:

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Mural on the southeastern wall of MSC South, one of the city's largest shelters

By Bryan Cohen

I have a new saying for the San Francisco Human Services Agency: fool me once, shame Read more »

What’s this world coming to?

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Back when I was a young girl, we didn’t have fancy things like condom paperweights. We grew our own food. We walked to school. Barefoot. Uphill both ways. And we carried our goddamned condoms in our pockets. Like normal people. Read more »

Mixed verdict on SFPUC appointments

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Guardian reporter Sarah Phelan reports from City Hall that the Board of Supervisors has voted 8-3 (with supervisors Michela Alioto-Pier, Sean Elsbernd and Carmen Chu in dissent) to reject the reappointment of Ryan Brooks to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. But in a surprising and inexplicable move, Sup. Chris Daly flipped his vote on the reappointment of Dick Sklar, providing the swing vote in favor of the nominee of Mayor Gavin Newsom. Read more »

Show your love for 21 Grand

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Recently on display at 21 Grand: works by Kerri Lee Johnson (above) and Chela Fielding.

By Dina Maccabee

To be honest, I don't go to 21 Grand that often. I live in San Francisco, and 21 Grand is in Oakland. Read more »

Rain on Diego's Umbrella

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By Molly Freedenberg

I don't what's going on, but I've been hearing about break-ins happening to bands more and more over the past few months. The latest? SF darlings Diego's Umbrella. Here's the story, and how you can help, in their own words:

"Hello everybody, Unfortunately we had a bit of tragedy strike while we were on tour in the Northwest as our trailer was broken into and a good deal of our equipment was stolen.

The police have no leads as of yet and many times these crimes go unsolved so we are coming to terms with the reality of the situation. Read more »

Reject Dick Sklar and Ryan Brooks from the PUC

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

2/12/08

To the supervisors (by immediate fax and email):
It is high time for the supervisors to stand up to the mayor today and reject his PG&E friendly nominees for the PUC and PG&E's latest attempt through PG&E's Eric Jaye (PG&E is his client) to keep the PUC safe for PG&E for yet another generation. It is high time to start undoing the longtime policy: When PG&E spits, City Hall swims. Read more »

Window shopping

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By Colleen McCaffrey

The last time I attended an opening at the ATA gallery I saw an enlightening documentary by Kami Chisholm, FtF: Female to Femme, which I almost missed entirely because the gallery entrance was so obscure, furthered by a dark velvet curtain hanging between the door and the packed auditorium.

But the current exhibit, Katie Bush’s provocative pixel exhibition of genital intercourse animation “Unremarkable People Having Sex,” was much easier to spot, as it was being displayed in the right window gallery amidst red velvet drapes and boas. Read more »

Newsom's Friday Special

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Budget Analyst Harvey Rose says he couldn’t believe it when he got a call from the San Francisco Chronicle reporters on Feb. Read more »