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 »

Ammiano: and the Grammy goes to...

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Today's Ammianoliner:

And the Grammy goes to ....Hillary Clinton's fired campaign manager for "I'm Not Going to Rehab."

(From the home answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Monday, Feb. 22, 2008.)

Personal note to Tom: Enunciate, Tom, enunciate! B3

Slap that ass for spring

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By Justin Juul

"I don't know what it is about women, but I will go to my grave wanting to pet their butts and boobs." -- Kurt Vonnegut

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If Mr. Vonnegut had been born 50 years later, his famous quote might read something more like I don't know what it is about women, but I will go to my grave wanting to spank their asses. What? Haven't you heard? Spanking is the new hugging. Everyone's doing it. And it's totally natural too. Read more »

Lost modern love -- revealed

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Lost Art Salon, winner of a 2007 Best of the Bay award, and one helluva neato gallery, is having another of its delightfully star-studded openings on Valentine's Day in honor of its "Modern Love" show, featuring heartfelt artwork chosen from its library of 3000+ piece Read more »

The bears are a-comin'!

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If you happen to notice large numbers of big furry gays prowling the streets, gyms, cafes, dance floors, and internets of SF this week (craigslist M4M is a total hirsute hoot this time of year), then be not alarmed -- it's merely the influx of hearty attendees for International Bear Rendezvous 2008, the huge hairy gathering sponsored by the Bears of San Francisco. Read more »

Amy Grammy double-whammy kills it

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Wow -- on my second week in rehab I was scaling the drywall with toothpicks under my fingernails. But maybe if you put me in a closed studio packed full of record label plants and some stellar backing musicians (with an intro by Cuba Gooding, Jr.) then perhaps I could have delivered one of those super-extra special TV historical moments that Amy Winehouse provided last night at the Grammys, with the below double medley. Read more »

The Chicken Doves

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Click on the title below for full article.

The Chicken Doves
Elected to end the war, Democrats have surrendered to Bush on Iraq and betrayed the peace movement for their own political ends

by Matt Taibbi