Coheed and Cambria heed the "Alien" call

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By Ben Richardson

November is upon us, and cult prog-emo masterminds Coheed and Cambria (Coheed for short) play the Warfield this week, touring behind their new album, Good Apollo, I’m a Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow (take that, Fiona Apple). Read more »

The Plant 'n' Krauss Show: Makes good listening!

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By Todd Lavoie

Bet you didn't see this one coming. I sure as hell didn't, not even in my wildest music-nerd tag-team reveries. Read more »

The Yes on A victory

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Lots of celebration at the Yes on A/No on H party at El Rio. Robert Haaland, who ran the field campaign, was justifiably exuberant -- the passage of A and defeat of H, which appears all but certain, was a demonstration that even in a low-turnout election, progressives can prevail. The labor-and-environmental-backed campaign did an extensive absentee-voter effort, extensive get-out-the-vote and effective mail. It helped that Sup. Read more »

Low, low turnout

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The traditional wisdom is the the progressives lose in low-turnout races -- and turnout here looks terrible. John Arntz, the elections director, says it looks like 26 percent turnout, only around 100,000 votes. And yet, on the key progressive measures, we're doing really well.

More from City Hall

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Gavin Newsom has obviously won re-election, although we don't know his total yet. But the other winners tonight are Aaron Peskin and Chris Daly.

Peskin's Prop. A is an almost certain winner -- it's ahead 51-49 in the absentees and that's the most conservative of the votes, so it will win handily. His Prop K, the measure limit new billboards, is winning, too, overwhelmingly (60-40).

What this means is that Peskin defeated a rather vicious campaign by Don Fisher to smear him and the Board of Supervisors; in fact, the attacks on the Board didn't seem to work. Read more »

Results -- big surprise!

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Early results are in, and the mayor's race is no real surprise -- Gavin Newsom's at 77 percent, which is just the absentees, and that will drop. But the big news: In the very conservative absentees, Prop. A is just slightly behind -- and Prop. H is actually LOSING. That's over, and it's over big -- in the most important race for progressives, it looks like a clear and convincing victory. You can take this one to the bank -- Don Fisher has lost, big, and Prop A, the competing transit measure, has won.

The other big surprise: Prop. Read more »

Will Ammianoliners defeat Don Fisher?

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Transit first does not mean valet parking. Vote no on H.

(From the answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano, on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007.)

Scroll down for more Ammianoliners on the Gap's Don Fisher and his onslaught against good planning, neighborhood integrity, and common sense. The question is tantalizing: will the Ammianoliner beat Don Fisher? Will the Ammianoliner get the proper credit? Stay tuned. B3

Newsom's guy touts the Guardian

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Eric Jaye, Mayor Gavin Newsom's campaign manager, was quoted by C. W. Nevius in today's Chronicle as saying,

"However many votes we get, we know the Bay Guardian will say it wasn't enough." He's right. B3

Who's endorsing whom? A guide

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You're probably already acquainted with the Guardian's 2007 endorsements for the Nov. 6 elections -- but what about the city's other hot and steaming political bodies (yes, that sounded dirty). Below are endorsements from other groups, from the Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club to the San Francisco Tenants Union. Read more »

Nuke tracker...just what I needed!

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From the good folks over at the Union of Concerned Scientists, this is the coolest tool ever for tracking the oops I did it again spills at our nation's nuclear power plants. Plus, there are deets on all the plants-to-be, now that -- wipe the sweat off your brows, people -- nuclear power is going to save us from global warming!