Join the Josh Wolf vigil during mediation starting at 8 a.m. Monday at the federal building in San Francico

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

Josh's mother asks that people turn out this morning (Monday, April 2) from 8 to 9 a.m. when Josh Wolf will be brought from his federal prison cell in Dublin to another round of mediation between Josh's attorneys and the federal prosecutors from the U.S. attorney's office.

Liz Wolf-Spada writes to her growing email list of Josh supporters, "It would be a great show of support for Josh if we could turn out a big crowd tomorrow morning outside the federal building. Read more »

THE COCKS OF CORPORATE WOLVERINES: Punk's Not Dead. It's just rotting in Dede Wilsey's asshole.

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By G.W. Schulz

Poor 7x7 magazine. They try so hard to sound authoritative on all the subjects they cover. And to be sure, they’re quite good at publishing photo spreads of wealthy philanthropists forcing bleached-white terrified grins like hostages hearing a your momma joke from a bank robber. Read more »

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SF Chronicle in Trouble?

By Tim O'Reilly

I hate to play Valleywag, but I'm hearing rumors that the San Francisco Chronicle is in big trouble. Apparently, Phil Bronstein, the editor-in-chief, told staff in a recent "emergency meeting" that the news business "is broken, and no one knows how to fix it." ("And if any other paper says they do, they're lying.") Reportedly, the paper plans to announce more layoffs before the year is out.

It's clear that the news business as we knew it is in trouble. Read more »

Bulgay-rian? Just hum along

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AZIS -- the Bulgarian Romani chalga singer is delightfully gender-neutral (gender bothful?) -- and recently was voted the 21st most important Bulgarian in history. YES. Read more »

Comic pusher: Tha Funky Worm

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Intern Sam Devine slips between the photocopied covers ....

Down by Union Square tourists clog the streets like automatons bent on material satisfaction. Read more »

Healthy Saturdays gaining ground

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By Steven T. Jones
Environmentalists and alternative transportation activists are winning some key endorsements in the run up to next month's second annual Healthy Saturdays showdown. Read more »

An Experiment: Hang up that Hangover

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By Molly Freedenberg

The jury’s out on what exactly causes a hangover. Some say it’s dehydration. Others claim there’s something in the alcohol itself that poisons you. I even had a nutritionist once tell me that it’s essentially a large-scale sugar crash (since alcohol is a sugar, it’s like eating nothing but Snickers bars for seven hours and then wondering why you feel like crap the next morning). I don’t know about any of those, but I’d like to add something to the list: our bi-annual FEAST supplement. That’s right. Read more »

La Bodega boogies forth

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Guardian contributor Tomas Palermo knows his Caribbean beats - so check his Umoja Soundsystem when it returns with its first regular night in three years, tonight, Thursday, March 29: La Bodega!

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Resident DJs Palermo, B-Love (Farmer Brown), Similak Chyld (Butterfly, SF), and guests like this Thursday's DJ Marcella (LadyLu/SoulAfrique) promise "crucial Afro-Latin, Brazilian, reggae, Caribbean, and soul vibes" every Thursday from here on out.

It starts at 10 p.m. Read more »

MediaNews exec bails

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By G.W. Schulz

Just caught up with the scoop that young MediaNews executive Eric J. Grilly has resigned from the company to take over online operations for Philadelphia's two largest newspapers. Read more »

Canadians politely begin invasion of Bay Area

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By G.W. Schulz

Word arrived today that Transcontinental, the Canadian company hired by the San Francisco Chronicle to build a shiny, new billion-dollar press, has been scouting locations in the East Bay city of Fremont for the facility. Read more »