August 19th Summer of Love Event postponed

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The Summer of Love event scheduled for Speedway Meadows this Sunday August 19th has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts. It is being rescheduled for late October. For more information on this event in October call (415) 845-5011.

There is a separate Summer of Love event hosted by Council of Light and 2b1 Multimedia inc. that is scheduled in Speedway Meadows for September 2nd that will go on as planned. Click on the continued reading link below to read the current press release about a pre- Summer of Love "Witness to the Human Be-In, Forum" happening next Friday, August 24th.

The tale of a l3-year-old youth and his adult skipper who beat the Australians in a national championship sailing race in Alameda

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

I confess here and now that I know nothing about sailing or sailing races. In fact, the only thing I know is the joke among sportswriters that the way to cover a sailing race is to station yourself at a bar, overlooking the race, and cover the action from there, because there really isn't any action that you can see from the shore. Read more »

Today's Ammianoliner

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Michael Savage and Ed Jew got married today. Instead of rice, the crowd threw tapioca.

(On the answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano, Friday, Aug. l7th.)

Where's our mayor?

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By Steven T. Read more »

Dot com, dot org...what's the diff?

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by Amanda Witherell

In fine, self-aggrandizing form PG&E just issued this press release congratulating themselves for having such a great website.

Normally, I wouldn't notice such trivialities if it weren't for the recent gaffe with their other website, which didn't work...but does now!

Looks like someone over there at PG&E reads the < Read more »

WOW, a slice of Black Rock City

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By Scribe
These are frantic days for many Burning Man artists, a stressful race to the finish line that is next week's departure for Black Rock City. I got the call from my old camp, Opulent Temple, that they needed some extra minions so I agreed to help out with their impossibly ambitious project: a massive 10-foot tall steel "star" stage (which is actually five stages, all cut and welded from scratch) and a huge open air bamboo dome. Read more »

My sister’s a fucking rockstar

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By Molly Freedenberg

Yeah, yeah, I know, your sister’s in a band too, and she plays at local venues and has Myspace stalkers from Wisconsin, just like mine. But does your badass bass-playing sister have a nationally distributed album coming out on August 21? No? I didn’t think so.

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Photo by Romy Suskin.
Sally Hope does wear shoes on stage, I swear.

See, my sister’s in this band called Poets and Pornstars. Read more »

The real smokescreen

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by Amanda Witherell

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The real smokescreen is the one PG&E is puffing in the Potrero and Bayview neighborhoods. Read more »

Tidal Power Turmoil

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by Amanda Witherell

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The New York Times is reporting problems with the tidal power technology being field tested in the East River. Read more »

Fine. Here. Bearforce1

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Yes, dears, I know Perez fricking Hilton posted this earlier today -- but the thing's gone so viral, my inbox has gotten overloaded from rabid, hyperintellectual fans! Plus, I use more exclamation points!!! So here I repost it for you (and for me -- I really can't stop watching it.) Plus it's kind of a personal triumph. It's, in a way, vindication. And isn't that what blogs are for? Read more »