Ammiano on Hillary's obituary

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Hillary dies. Relax Obama, it's Edmund. How's that for change?

(From the answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Jan. ll, 2008.)

Personal note to Tom: Watch that enunciation. You are slipping back into your Bernal Heights brogue. Just kidding of course. B3

Lit: Veronica De Jesus's memorial drawings

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This week's Lit features Lynn Rapoport writing about Hello-Now, from Everywhere, the new book collection of local artist Veronica De Jesus's memorial drawings. Read more »

Go darker: Darker My Love sets us swirling

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By Todd Lavoie

Fuzz fuzz fuzz! Douse yourselves in some sweet-lovin' reverb this Saturday, Jan, 12 - that's when LA's narco-garage thumpers Darker My Love bring the noise to the 12 Galaxies stage, promising an evening of spark-shooting feedback and deep-echoed harmonies. Read more »

Little chocolate disco rocks me

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All I know is, someone recently dropped this little goodie off on my desk (thanks, Chocolate Elf!) .....

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... and it's freakin' delicious. The instructions on the back of this "Taza Disco" say: Break one piece chocolate into one cup steaming milk or water and whisk until frothy -- but I just ate the dang thing whole and now I'm the one who's frothy. Read more »

Jew resigns; Newsom cagey about replacement

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Sup. Ed Jew, shown here at a previous court appearance, has been under pressure to resign since last May. Read more »

Ammiano: Jew loses game show

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Ed Jew appears on Don't Forget the Lyrics: Return to sender, address unknown.

(From the answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Jan. l0, 2007.) B3

Internal investigation of City College complete

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Remember those stories from Lance Williams at the Chronicle that surfaced awhile back about City College of San Francisco improperly diverting public funds to a campaign committee? The school's Board of Trustees promptly called for an internal probe, and all 232 pages of it are now publicly available. Read more »

"Hermaphrodite"'s Eric Copeland gets it both ways

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By Irwin Swirnoff

When the lines of past and future become blurry there's the opportunity for a new world to emerge. The space Eric Copeland has created with his most recent album, Hermaphrodite (Paw Tracks), is one where animal meets machine, melody moves around dissonance, and the constant collision of the past and the future remind you that it’s never just one or the other. Read more »

Hugues de la Plaza's autopsy unveiled

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San Francisco's Medical Examiner is refusing to rule the gruesome June 2 death of French national Hugues de la Plaza a homicide, releasing an autopsy only recently after the man's friends and family waited six months for its conclusion.

There's no doubt de la Plaza's life ended due to multiple stab wounds, but the December report describes the manner of his death, i.e. Read more »