Lennar's Bad News Bears

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Marc McGuire, a tile contractor from San Diego, and CALPASC’s Brad Diede on CNBC this spring to discuss accusations that Lennar has been extorting its contractors

A few months ago, we reported how Lennar had been giving contractors a choice between a rock or a hard place: reduce their unpaid invoices by up to 20 percent—or be excluded from bidding work for a minimum of six Read more »

B'day for Mike Lucas o' thee Phantom Surfers

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A whole lot of PBR-guzzling, pizza-chomping, pork rind-inhaling folks came out for Phantom Surfer Mike Lucas's birthday get-down a few weeks back at the Stork Club. The Flakes, Harold Ray Live in Concert, Knights of the New Crusade and so many more garage rock combos got our their best - and worst - jokes to toast the dude. Good times? You bet. Read more »

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Why isn't Frank Rich doing a Sunday morning talk show or working in the White House press corps?

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

I ask this question week after week when I read Rich's splendid column in the Sunday NewYork Times.
Perhaps, if he were on the Sunday talk shows or in the White House press corps, he would be asking the tough questions that are so painfully needed nowadays as the surge doesn't surge and the Iraq war escalates. .

For example, he writes in his lead, "By this late date, we should know the fix is in when the White House's top factotums fan out on the Sunday morning talk shows singing the same lyrics, often verbatim, from the same hymnal of spin. Read more »

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Emergency fund-raiser!

Hello,

I would first like to thank everyone in the community for the support we
have received over the past 6 years we have existed. We have always
maintained ourselves as a group run by artists and for artists.

The problem that we are facing now is a financial one.

1. S. Slater and Son are trying to collect $4,300 for our percentage of
building maintenance costs for October - December 2006

2. We are unable to make a payment plan with the landlord and must pay
this bill in one lump sum.

3. Read more »

Clairsonic - unfinished

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Ammiano sends out an Ammianoliner for the Pride Parade on Sunday

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"Vatican warns against driving under the influence of gay. Oh, my God. That hat. Those shoes." B3

Ammiano sends out an Ammianoliner for the Pride Parade on Sunday

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"Vatican warns against driving under the influence of gay. Oh, my God. That hat. Those shoes." B3

Yay! New reasons to hate your body!

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By Molly Freedenberg

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Because all we need is another magazine telling us how thin, young, and Caucasian we're not, a group of editors and doctors have decided to bring us a new mag, New Beauty. What's new about New Beauty, you ask? Basically, this is a mag that does for lipo and Botox what InStyle does for lipstick and Lucky Jeans. Read more »

The Mayor's Offensive

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By Sarah Phelan

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Photo by Charles Russo
Mayor Gavin Newsom only shows up to self congratulatory budget events that seek to make him look good

Mayor Gavin Newsom is happy to be center stage when it comes to attacking Sup. Chris Daly. At last week's budget rally, Newsom made it look as if Daly had unilaterally decided to cut funding to pothole repairs and police academies. Read more »