Wolf vs. Colbert

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By Steven T. Jones
Formerly jailed blogger Josh Wolf faced off against Stephen Colbert's pseudo-conservative schtick and wit last night on the Colbert Report -- and Wolf came through it like a champ. Check it out for yourself, here. BTW, Josh, love the mohawk and suit combo.

Hear ye, hear ye - the new "Hamburger Eyes" music issue is here...

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Check it before ya wreck it, duderinos. Hamburger Eyes photo journal, issue 011, is here, and, lo, it's all about sweet, sweet music. Read more »

Ammiano reviews the end of the Sopranos

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

On Monday June ll, I called the home phone of Tom Ammiano, supervisor and comedian.

His daily recording summed up the end of the Sopranos in l2 words:

"Tony Soprano can't come to the phone right now. He's blacked out." B3

Jew charged with felony perjury, voter fraud

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By Steven T. Jones
District Attorney Kamala Harris has filed nine felony charges against Sup. Ed Jew. A release from that office indicates that Jew is being charged with perjury, falsifying government documents, and voter fraud, all related to his allegedly false claims to be a San Francisco resident (voting and running for office here) when he listed Burlingame as his primary residence of federal tax forms.
A warrant has been issued for Jew's arrest and bail has been set at $135,000. Read more »

More nuclear on the bill

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by Amanda Witherell

It's taken awhile, but Congress is finally moving toward federal legislation that would combat global warming in concert with the 2007 Energy Bill. The first of possible options was introduced today by New Mexico's Senator Jeff Bingaman, and calls for all states to generate or purchase 15 percent of their power from renewable sources. Read more »

Newsom goes to war

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By Steven T. Jones
Mayor Gavin Newsom -- or at least his reelection campaign -- appears to have finally woken up from two years of relative disengagement with city business to come out swinging at his favorite target, Sup. Chris Daly, who chairs the Budget Committee. Read more »

Wondering about the CCA-Chamber of Commerce Connection...

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by Amanda Witherell

We just got a note back from Wyatt Buchanan, who reported last week in the Chron on the city's plan for Community Choice Aggregation. In the story he wrote: "A PG&E spokesperson did not return calls for comment. Read more »

Dell'uva: my kind of wine bar

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By Molly Freedenberg
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I like wine bars. Not only for the obvious reason -- good wine -- but because they tend to be small, intimate, and a bit quiet – the perfect place for an intimate conversation or romantic rendezvous. The thing about them, though, is they also often tend to be pretentious. Or stark. Or cold. Or all of the above. Read more »

I'd dump her too

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By Molly Freedenberg

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I must admit, I was excited about . I like Debra Messing. I liked the First Wives Club. And I have some kind of strange, in-born affinity for the dumped, abandoned, lost, and unappreciated. Read more »

Cllint Reilly debuts a new form of newspaper column--the antitrust special

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

Last Tuesday June 5, a mysterious column popped up in the ll Singleton/Media News dailies that ring the bay. It was the debut of Clint Reilly and the first of l56 weekly columns that he will write for the Singleton papers, according to the terms of the Reilly/Hearst/Singleton antitrust settlement.

A "paid advertising" line adorns the top of the column, but Reilly says he will get no bills and won't pay them if he does. Read more »