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 »

The weakly sunblock

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By Tim Redmond

Yeah, so the SF Weekly is taking a swipe at Kimo Crossman (and, naturally, at us) this week. Read more »

Bush at Jesus Camp

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By Tim Redmond

Now THIS is really scary.

The rigors of retail

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By G.W. Schulz

From yesterday's Examiner:

"The show could be over at a Santa Rosa music store whose owner was jailed after she refused to turn out the lights. Lisa Reed remained in jail much of Friday on suspicion of stealing electricity from PG&E to power her store without paying. Reed, the owner of Epiphany Music and Recording, rewired the store to keep the lights on after PG&E took her off the grid for not paying her bills for a year, authorities alleged."

Is shit going that badly in the retail biz these days? Read more »

Newsom's internal dialogue

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By Steven T. Jones
Nobody seems to be buying Gavin Newsom's line that the taxpayer-funded campaign events that he calls town hall meetings are actually a "substantive dialogue" with the community. Read more »

There's Something About Monica

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By Sarah Phelan

"Congress could try to force Monica Lewinsk--or Monica Goodling, rather--to testify...." NBC's Pete Williams tagging the Alberto Gonzales interview.
(You can't make this shit up.)

666 days until Bush is history

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By Sarah Phelan
When a friend gave me a Bush countdown clock, it was registering 1,111 days until Bush will be gone.
At first, I was excited. (You can see the seconds hand ticking away.)
The next day, I was pissed off. Read more »