The big housing lie

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By Tim Redmond

This is big news.

Marc Salomon, a local activist, has done something that the City Planning Department should have done years ago: He's carefully tracked who's moving into new housing in San Francisco, using voter registration data. His conclusion: Fully two-thirds of the people moving into the new market-rate units are from out of town. That is, the vast majoirty of the new housing the city is allowing developers to build does nothing for the San Francisco renters who want to buy homes, the familes who are being driven out of town .... Read more »

Rudy G's MySpace profile is set on private

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By Sarah Phelan

By now, everyone knows that all the presidential candidates have posted their profiles at MySpace (Current most popular: Barack Obama with 75754 friends. Poor Hillary: 3355 friends -- Ed.)

But did you know that Rudy Giuliani’s MySpace profile is set to private—meaning you have to be one of his “friends” before you can read all about him. Read more »

NOISE: Oh! OOIOO!

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Oooooh, here comes Japanese all-femme Thrill Jockey band OOIOO, playing Monday, March 26, alongside with Neung Phak at the Independent. Here's more of an e-mail interview with honchette Yoshimi (also of the Boredoms), translated by Hashim Bharoocha. Read more »

Legendary! Photos of Leola King's Blue Mirror

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Below are additional photos from the paper version of our story on 84-year-old Leola King who owned a string of popular businesses in the Fillmore District before they each succumbed to a nationwide urban redevelopment push that began in the 1940s. Read more »

Alice Club endorsement -- no debate?

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By Tim Redmond

The Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club may wind up endorsing Mark Leno for state Senate next month without even hearing from his opponent, Carole Migden.

The club voted March 12 to go ahead and suspend the normal rules to allow an early endorsement of Leno, who is challenging Migden for state Senate. Frankly, it's not a big surprise -- everyone knew that Alice would wind up backing Leno. That club is very much his political base. Read more »

Jerry Brown loses his records

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By Tim Redmond

The CoCo Times has this beauty of a report on the missing records from the mayoral administration of Jerry Brown. This kind of crap has been commonplace in San Francisco -- exiting officials grab anything that might be negative or incriminating and flee with it -- but I didn't expect that from Jerry, who is not the state's attorney general. Bad news.

Jerry Brown loses his records

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By Tim Redmond

The CoCo Times has this beauty of a report on the missing records from the mayoral administration of Jerry Brown. This kind of crap has been commonplace in San Francisco -- exiting officials grab anything that might be negative or incriminating and flee with it -- but I didn't expect that from Jerry, who is not the state's attorney general. Bad news.

Alice Club endorsement -- no debate?

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By Tim Redmond

The Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club may wind up endorsing Mark Leno for state Senate next month without even hearing from his opponent, Carole Migden.

The club voted March 12 to go ahead and suspend the normal rules to allow an early endorsement of Leno, who is challenging Migden for state Senate. Frankly, it's not a big surprise -- everyone knew that Alice would wind up backing Leno. That club is very much his political base. Read more »

Jerry Brown loses his records

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By Tim Redmond

The CoCo Times has this beauty of a report target="blank" on the missing records from the mayoral administration of Jerry Brown. This kind of crap has been commonplace in San Francisco -- exiting officials grab anything that might be negative or incriminating and flee with it -- but I didn't expect that from Jerry, who is not the state's attorney general. Bad news.

NOISE: Stooges

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