All quiet at City Hall

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San Francisco City Hall -- normally a beehive of activity on election nights -- is nearly empty. One reporter (Rick Knee, stringing for AP), a couple of political junkies ... and that's about it. The Department of Elections doesn't even have its usual display screen for election results.

Frankly, nobody's paying attention to the local election. California's a big deal tonigh, and the state primary is huge news; municipal elections are lost in the whirlwind. Read more »

Democratic Party Time

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About 75 Democrats clenching glasses of beer and wine gawk at plasma TV’s at Jillian’s bar in SOMA tonight predicting which candidate will win California and eventually the presidency.

San Francisco based Democracy Action is hosting the party for Democrats who eagerly await the primary results. They debate whether Obama or Clinton is the better choice.

“It’s too early to say who’s going to win,” Alec Bash, President of Democracy Action, told the Guardian. “Back in ’04, we thought Kerry would win by a landslide.”

The Coveted opens her closet

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No more coveting thy neighborhood blogger’s togs … now you can own ‘em. Jennine Tamm, the fabulous fashionista behind The Coveted blog, is leaving us – and not just San Francisco “us,” but America “us.” Yup, she’s packing up and following her Liebe to Deutschland, where she’s sure to add all sorts of cute vintage coats and plenty more gray shoes to her wardrobe. But first she’s got to pare down her impressive collection of wearables so she can pack ‘em all. Bad news for Ms. Read more »

Voting and drinking (and a 14" penis)

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Tuesday, 9:09pm

In anticipation of guzzling free Stella, the Kilowatt has been jammed with voting drinkers since 6pm – well before the Guardian-sposored "Dodge the Drafts" party’s official start time. As for who these drinkers supported today, it’s impossible to guess -- even tho I’m surround by fellow Guardian employees, and within eyesight of a woman lustily fingering Obama's Audacity of Hope. Read more »

Raindance does year of the Rat

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Not feeling the traditional Chinese New Year thing? How about Raindance’s version? Read more »

Ammiano calls the presidential primaries

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Barack or Hillary? Sophie's Choice.

Romney or McCain? Who's your favorite Menendez brother?

(From the home answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano on election day, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008).

Personal note to Tom: Slow down. Slow down. B3

Hillary supporters snub Obama camp, Newsom makes quiet show

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Camped out at campaign headquarters for the past week, Hillary supporters looked bleary-eyed but fervent early this afternoon as they speed-dialed calls to their vast Democratic database. Even if California results wouldn’t be available for several hours, some said, many of the mostly gray-haired women amongst the 70 or so volunteers, were optimistic Clinton would nail the nomination.

First results favor Obama

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The first numbers have come in and Barack Obama appears to have won a decisive victory in Georgia -- with early results giving him a 2-1 edge over Clinton -- a key test of whether he can carry the south. On the GOP side, McCain, Romney and Huckabee finished in a tight pack.

Les Razilles Denudes laid bare

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By Matt Sussman

Should bands just stick to their guns and stay broken up? Now that the seemingly impossible has happened and the formerly estranged members of My Bloody Valentine have caught the reunion fever - along with fellow British shut-ins Portishead, who follow on last year’s much ballyhooed reunion of Scottish depressives the Jesus and Mary Chain - what’s to stop other fantasy reformations from coming true? Read more »

Dinner for Dr. Paul

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It was a casual dinner affair for the supporters of Ron Paul on election night, with roughly thirty people showing up for dinner under the big screen at Thai Stick, 925 O’Farrell St. As the results came in from around the country, party-goers casually looked up from their animated conversations to remark at the TV screen.
George Gaboury, self-described “media support”, struggled with a projector and screen, but was finally able to set up a slide show of the groups’ past exploits – including the staged Ron Paul “TeaParty” in December. Read more »