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 »

Challenging Newsom's power grabs

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In the wake of Mayor Gavin Newsom's meddling with the leadership of the supposedly independent San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency Board of Directors, activists and members of the B Read more »

Newsom's gambit

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Gavin Newsom, flanked by his sister, Hillary Newsom Callan, her two young daughters and his fiancee, Jennifer Siebel, prepares to be sworn in for a second term as Mayor of San Francisco by his father, retired Judge William Newsom.

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Promises, promises. Read more »

Happy Elvis' Birthday (a day late)

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Cause nobody rocks the jailhouse like a jailbait Fergie.

New Hampshire: The 'Bradley Effect?'

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B3 note: "Can Hillary Cry Her Way Back to the White House?" was the headline over today's New York Times column by Maureen Dowd. Dowd wrote that "the Obama campaign calculated that they had the women's vote over the weekend but watched it slip away...in the end, she had to fend off calamity by playing the female victim, both of Obama and of the press. Read more »

Health justice

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A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that San Francisco employers must support the city's new universal health care plan after all, setting aside enforcement of a judge's ruling that the mandate violated federal law, noting that the city has a strong likelihood of winning its appeal of the lawsuit challenging the plan brought by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association. Read more »