Law professor to be Supes counsel against Jew

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Yesterday, the Board faced a choice: hire legal firm Garcia Calderon Ruiz, which specializes in government law,
or run with academic lawyer Prof. Robert Weisberg, as outside counsel for official misconduct proceedings against Sup. Ed Jew.

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Beleagured Sup. Read more »

Etienne on my mind: the singer-songwriter's sendoff

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By Chris DeMento

On Friday night, Nov. 30, I caught Etienne de Rocher’s farewell tribute at the Rickshaw Stop. It went off all mellow, with candlelight and whatnot. Seems your boy is off to Athens, Geo., to buy property and raise his kids, kick it with his broski, and find a porchswing or something.

Et il me manque deja: I’m a sucker for the sounds of the overeducated. Read more »

Art and History vie for Presidio spot

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History museum proposed by Presidio Historical Association

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Art museum proposed by Don Fisher

Last night at the Officer's Club about 200 Marina residents gushed over Gap-founder Don Fisher's plan to put a 100,000 square fo Read more »

War and law

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The San Francisco-based War and Law League has just released a survey of this year's presidential candidates, who are actively questioning whether the U.S. is now conducting an illegal war in Iraq that should be ended or properly authorized immediately. Or least that was the basic position taken by the only three candidates to respond: Democrats Dennis Kucinich and John Edwards and Republican Ron Paul. Read more »

Good things, small packages

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A do-it-yourself guide to making teeny tiny fashion hats

San Francisco artist Nifer Fahrion, best known for her adorable felted-wool critters (check out ShroomMates lapel pins and Gizzy the Data Worm 4G USB flash drive, among others, at www.NifNaks.com), gives Guardian readers an exclusive step-by-step guide to making those miniature hats that are all the rage with the hip kids these days:

As you may have noticed, adorable tiny hats, also know as fascinators, have started to become all the rage lately fo Read more »

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 »