The East Bay Express: Independent again

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By Tim Redmond

The good news -- and it's very good news -- is that the East Bay Express is no longer a member of the Village Voice Media chain that owns the SF Weekly. I'm a day late with this news; it's taken me a bit to process, because our ad director (and my good friend) Jody Colley has left the Guardian to go work with the new ownership. Read more »

Bikes rule!

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Me and Newsom at last year's Bike to Work Day
By Steven T. Jones
San Franciscans pedaled past an important milestone during yesterday's Bike to Work Day: on the morning commute along Market Street, bicycles outnumbered cars for the first time. Traffic engineers counted 647 cyclists riding eastbound on Market near Van Ness from 8-9 a.m., or 54 percent of the total traffic. Read more »

Bikes rule!

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Me and Newsom at last year's Bike to Work Day
By Steven T. Jones
San Franciscans pedaled past an important milestone during yesterday's Bike to Work Day: on the morning commute along Market Street, bicycles outnumbered cars for the first time. Traffic engineers counted 647 cyclists riding eastbound on Market near Van Ness from 8-9 a.m., or 54 percent of the total traffic. Read more »

Chronicle to slash newsroom staff

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By Steven T. Jones
The San Francisco Chronicle is planning to lay off about a quarter of its editorial staff -- 20 managers and 80 rank-and-file journalists -- in the next two weeks, according to sources at the paper. Read more »

Chronicle to slash newsroom staff

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By Steven T. Jones
The San Francisco Chronicle is planning to lay off about a quarter of its editorial staff -- 20 managers and 80 rank-and-file journalists -- in the next two weeks, according to sources at the paper. Read more »

Artsfest

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Artsfest 2007 Arts Expo Attendees To Create Gaint Peace Sign
Collaborative Art Project Sponsored by MySpace.com

MySpace.com and the Bay Area's Create Peace Project have teamed up with Artsfest to offer attendees of all ages at the Artsfest 2007 Arts Expo the opportunity to create a giant peace sign made from individually created peace cards.

Based on the idea that 'what you create will change the world,' this collaborative community art project is part of a daylong celebration of the arts on Saturday, May 19 from 11am to 6pm in front of San Francisco City Hall (Polk Street at McAllister) Read more »

Tomorrow's honorees

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By Steven T. Jones
Last night's San Francisco Tomorrow 37th annual dinner on Fisherman's Wharf offered a who's who list of environmentally engaged political leaders and activists -- a testament to the important role this venerable organization has played in creating the San Francisco of today (full disclosure: my sweetie, Alix Rosenthal, recently joined the SFT board). Read more »

Five recent adds to Victor Krummenacher's iPod

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Ex-Guardian art director Victor Krummenacher has left our fair offices but he's not forgotten: dude can still be seen playing around town and far beyond city limits with his groundbreaking group Camper Van Beethoven and in CVB vocalist David Lowery's Cracker - and now solo (see this week's Sonic Reducer) - future appearances include opening for the Knitters at Great American Music Hall on Saturday, May 19. Read more »

The War on Mother's Day

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By Sarah Phelan

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My 20-year-old son called me on Mother’s Day. He could only talk for a minute, because he was calling from a National Guard camp, where he’s training before deploying to Iraq, and all the other soldiers-in-training wanted a turn talking to their moms and families, too.Afterwards I choked up. Read more »

Who has the best (City Attorney) jeans butt?

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By Sarah Phelan

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In his time, City Attorney Dennis Herrera has been accused of paying too much attention to dress codes, cuff links and time schedules. But on Friday, members of the AIDS/LifeCycle Riders team in his office, along with anyone who has contributed to their 545-mile Trek to Los Angeles fundraising efforts will be allowed to wear jeans. Read more »