Local rapper Spice 1 shot

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According to Baller Status, Bay Area rapper Spice 1 was shot in the early morning hours of Monday, Dec. 3, in Hayward. Read more »

Race, violence, and money

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The shooting death of football's Sean Taylor was mangled by the Media
By A.J. Hayes

Fox News isn't the only media outlet that lets the facts get in the way of a good story.

Last week the sports media throughout the nation stumbled over themselves painting a "Boyz n the Hood" story line behind last week's tragic shooting death of pro football star Sean Taylor in south Florida.

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The theory was that Taylor just couldn't shake his ghettoized past. Read more »

Rykarda Parasol

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Hi there
I just wanted to give you a heads-up. SFBG misprinted the wrong date for my band's show. Not playing on the 5th, but 25th. CafeduNord.com had their site setup where 2007 came up and not 2008. We played on Jan 5 in '07 so it's very confusing. I made the same mistake! Below is the press info I sent a week ago.

I posted a notice on my myspace and web site.

Nooooo biggy. Read more »

Today's Ammianoliner

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Hugo Chavez defeated, may now run for mayor of Vallejo.

(From the answering machine of Sup.Tom Ammiano, on the day Venezuelans voted to defeat proposed policy that would grant Chavez more unchecked power, Monday, Dec. 03, 2007.)

Modern art infiltrates Presidio

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This is what happens when you privatize a public asset. It's hard to imagine that the spirit of the Presidio Trust Act would have allowed for this kind of new construction in a National Park, where the emphasis is supposed to be the preservation of the natural environment and historic uses of the 1,491 acres. Where does contemporary art owned by Gap founder Don Fisher fit into that mandate? Read more »

DIY-not? Music meet food - food meet music

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By Chris DeMento

"There's nothing glamorous about having shows in your kitchen," says Brianna Toth, 24. Crediting the likes of George Chen (and Club Sandwich) for the inspiration to program all-ages concerts at somewhat unconventional spots, Toth extols the simplicity of the monthly event she puts on at her 22nd Street apartment. Read more »

Barack OBollywood--dizzying

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Check out the Barack OBollywood Youtube clip.

The endless budget deficit

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Of course Gavin Newsom knew that a budget problem was ahead. He sees the figures. He also knows that it's not about the economy or the looming recession; as Controller Ed Harrington put it, "our revenues here in the city are doing fine."

That is, the revenue is on track, on budget, as predicted.

The problem is that the revenue San Francisco brings in isn't enough for the level of spending. Read more »

Look inward, Mr. Nevius

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The attack by a homeless person on a 26-year-old German exchange student was horrific by any standard. A violent act by a possibly deranged person now charged with attempted rape shouldn't be seen as any sort of reflection on homelessness in San Francisco; it was just awful.

But when C. W. Nevius starts talking about too many homeless people appearing in the Sunset, he needs to start a bit of self-reflection. Read more »

The Alcatraz Conversion Experience...

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....is one helluva trippy trip, one of those moments that makes me truly thankful to be covering politics in San Francisco.

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It's not just the bejeweled image of a converted Alcatraz by night, or the the image of a white-domed daytime Alcatraz 'Peace Center" Island that got me tripping.

No, to get the full impact of the trippy conversion experience, scroll down the Global Peace Foundation's website to their YouTube vide Read more »