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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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 »

Taking the joke too far?

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