Newsom won't learn

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By Tim Redmond

The mayor now says he's going to seek another private partner to build a wi-fi network in the city. Calls, he says, are pouring in..

So here we go again.

Will Gavin debate with Tony Hall out of race?

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by Sarah Phelan

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While apparently not available for debating, Gavin has been spotted in City Hall like at this Aug. Read more »

Water-closeted: the Q in Craig

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It's been a huge week for the gay (and, as someone hopelessly embedded in the daily news cycle, I'm queerly grateful) -- Larry Craig's water-closeted restroom fumble, gay marriage in Iowa, briefly ....

Let's round it off on a pre-Labor Day musical high note, shall we? Read more »

Good morning, gay Iowa!

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Io-wha??? In a turn of events strange enough to cause me to spit out my chocolate croissant in disbelief this morning, same-sex marriage is now legal in Iowa.

I shit you not.

Well, actually, it turns out that it was officially legal for only two hours -- from 9am-11am. Read more »

Today's Ammianoliner

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WiFi bad for diet. City needs fiber. Fiber. Fiber. Fiber. (On the voicemail of Sup. Tom Ammiano) B3

Summer of Love Schedule

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This Sunday September 2nd, from 9am - 6pm at Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park more than 100 '60s music icons will take the stage to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The Council of Light and 2b1 Multimedia Inc. is producing the FREE (with a flower in your hair) event open to everyone.

Special surprise guests are expected, but below are all the rockin’ ones listed so far. Some of the guest master of ceremonies will be Wavy Gravy, Woodstock festival producer Artie Kornfeld and poet Lenore Kandel of the "Love Book."

After the jump, the listed schedule

Exclusive! Gonzo burner speaks?

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Someone claiming to be the man who burnt The Man, Gonzo-enthusiast Paul Addis ("currently chilling out in Fernley NV") has posted a juicy, lengthy comment to our blog in which he presents his side of the "you could have killed people!" case. Read more »

Wifi meltdown, Newsom meltdown

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By Tim Redmond

It's no surprise that Earthlink has backed out of its deal to provide free wi-fi in San Francisco; we predicted this weeks ago.

What's annoying is that the mayor is trying to blame the supervisors for delaying the contract. What -- they should have rushed to approve it even as the prime vendor was telling the rest of the world that it wasn't interested in this line of business any more? Read more »

Freakend Alert! Wild bears, trannies ....

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This weekend's clubs and parties: It’s a classic case of B&T this Labor Day weekend. Not B&T as in bridge and tunnel -- although the fact that the BART’s open 24 hours while the Bay Bridge gets some fixin’ promises to flood the city with thankfully non-drunk driving revellers. Read more »

Summer of Love not cancelled!

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We just received an e-mail from the organizers of the Summer of Love 40th Anniversary event happening this Sunday at Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park. According to them, some nasty rumors have been circulating via Internetz and radio that this historic event has been cancelled. Read more »