Department of Public Works...Works!

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by Amanda Witherell

I ride my bike. A lot. And I've learned to avoid the treacherous ravine that is 17th Street where PG&E has been wrecking some serious havoc for the past few months. But the very end, between Texas and Mississippi is still my preferred way to approach Guardian headquarters and there's one final ditch that stretches across the entire width of the road and, in very unavoidable fashion, has been doing it's best to warp my nimble rims. Read more »

NOISE: Shake it with Social Studies

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No studies, just fun times last week - at the Rickshaw Stop's anniversary series of shindigs and then Social Studies on Jan. 26 at Bottom of the Hill. J'adore those kiddie tambourines that were distributed to the audience for those bang-along songs.

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Came in just in time for Magic Bullets whose vocalist was a deadringer/-singer for Robert Smith. Read more »

No joy

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By Steven T. Jones
Contrary to the demented hopes of conservative ideologues like the Examiner's Ken Garcia, there is no joy on the left over the sordid sex scandal that has now engulfed Mayor Gavin Newsom. Sure, it opens up this year's mayor's race and illustrates some of the character flaws of Newsom's administration, which have manifested themselves in how he conducts himself professionally, not just personally. Read more »

Wolf still caged - 163 Days!

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by Amanda Witherell

U.S. District Court Judge William H. Alsup has again denied release of Josh Wolf, the 24-year-old journalist in jail. Wolf's attorneys had filed a Grumbles motion which argued that no matter how long Wolf is in jail, he will not change his position. Therefore, his incarceration is undue punishment and illegal. Read more »

The numbers game

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By G.W. Schulz

The police department sent out a press release earlier today complaining about an Examiner article from last Friday highlighting the city's dismal homicide arrest rate. The department's press office wants you to know that the article appears to have relied exclusively on statistics from a state criminal justice Web site.

First of all, here’s what they had to say:

“The statistics as presented in the article did not include many homicide arrests. Read more »

Sad...

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by Amanda Witherell

Molly Ivins, the great political columnist, ever sharp with the pen and the wit, has passed away. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, and it got the best of her today. The left has lost a real trooper.

Newsom's Bill Clinton

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By Tim Redmond

All I can say is, think of how all the people who invested all this time and money into Gavin Newsom, the politician, must feel.

The tawdry tale was bound to come out, and it's kind of sad; it really speaks to the guy's judgement.

Mama Jonez is in the house

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Our new Assistant Culture Editor, Molly Freedenberg, may have just gotten to town, but she hasn't wasted any time finding other media professionals — or free booze. Read more »

More fallout?

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By Steven T. Jones
Now comes word that Alex Tourk has resigned as the campaign manager for Newsom's reelection. For "personal reasons." Yeah right. Does this have something to do with Newsom standing by Ragone, again, just as he did when he let his old chief of staff Steve Kawa resign after a power struggle with Ragone? Or was it something that happened while Newsom was in the Swiss Alps? Read more »

Ragone comes clean? Not yet.

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By Steven T. Jones
According to KCBS radio, mayoral flack Peter Ragone has finally admitted to both posting on SFist and other blogs under a false name and lying to reporters about the existence of his imaginary friend, John Nelson. Newsom, who just returned from 10 days in Switzerland, reportedly expressed his displeasure with Ragone, but downplayed the incident.
Apparently, both men think that's the end of this, but it isn't. I had an appointment with Ragone scheduled for 4 p.m. Read more »