Matt Smith hates San Francisco

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By Tim Redmond

That's the only conclusion I could reach after reading this piece of garbage that was until recently sitting high on the front page of the SF Weekly website.

It's fine for journalists to be cynical. It's fine to challenge the conventional wisdom. Read more »

The Guardian cost of Iraq war report (1/26/07): $361 billion for the U.S., $45 billion for California and $1 billion for San Francisco.

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Compiled by Paula Connelly

Here is a running total of the cost of the Iraq War to the U.S. taxpayer, provided by the National Priorities Project located in Northampton, Massachusetts. The number is based on Congressional appropriations. Niko Matsakis of Boston, MA and Elias Vlanton of Takoma Park, MD originally created the count in 2003 on costofwar.com. After maintaining it on their own for the first year, they gave it to the National Priorities Project to contribute to their ongoing educational efforts. Read more »

The Guardian Iraq War casualty report (1/26/07): 15 Iraqi civilians killed

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Compiled by Paula Connelly

Casualties in Iraq

Iraqi civilians:

15 Iraqi civilians were killed today when a bomb went off at a crowded animal market in Baghdad today, according to the Associated Press.

Source: http://www.thestar.com/News/article/175356

98,000: Killed since 3/03

Source: www.thelancet.com

54,432 - 60,098: Killed since 1/03

For a week by week assessment of s Read more »

NOISE: Waits's cheap shite serenaders

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Hey, who let the raindogs out? Revere that downtown trainwreck of a songwriting god? Bow down before all beery minstrels' household saint? You love Tom Waits - 'fess up. Read more »

Will the real Peter Ragone please stand up?

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By Steven T. Jones
The scrappy political blog SFist has consistently, insightfully, and with an infectious sense of voyeuristic glee been dogging Mayor Gavin Newsom and his many missteps of the last year, becoming a go-to site for local political junkies. Read more »

Burning Man vs. Straw Man

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By Steven T. Jones
I was glad to see both the Chronicle and SF Weekly this week give some ink to the story I wrote last week on the lawsuits among the three founders of Burning Man. Or at least I would be happy if the Weekly's Matt Smith was such a sneering, bitter, deceptive tool. Read more »

More carnage at SF Weekly's sister papers

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By Tim Redmond

Damn, I'd sworn off going after New Times/Village Voice Media, the parent company of SF Weekly, for at least a few days, but shit keeps happening.

Will Swaim, the editor of the OC Weekly, which was one of the papers absorbed when New Times took over the Village Voice, has resigned, citing "philosophical differences" with management. Read more »

Transfer: Over?

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Well, flip-and-skip realtor Greg Bronstein's done it again -- but this time he's fucked with the wrong peeps. I got word on Sunday that he'd sold the Transfer -- out from under the noses of the staff. Nightlife mogul wannabe Bronstein and his horridly named organization, Flavors You Crave (gag), also owns Lime, Bar on Castro, Crave, Jet and probably a million other places as well -- and he's known for selling things at a moments notice. Sell those! Close those! Read more »

The Guardian Iraq War casualty report (1/25/07): 26 Iraqi civilians killed

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Compiled by Paula Connelly

Casualties in Iraq


Iraqi civilians:

26 Iraqi Civilians were killed today in Karradah, Iraq when a suicide car bomb was detonated in a marketplace, according to the Associated Press. Read more »

The Guardian cost of Iraq war report (1/25/07): $361 billion for the U.S., $45 billion for California and $1 billion for San Francisco.

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Compiled by Paula Connelly

Here is a running total of the cost of the Iraq War to the U.S. taxpayer, provided by the National Priorities Project located in Northampton, Massachusetts. The number is based on Congressional appropriations. Niko Matsakis of Boston, MA and Elias Vlanton of Takoma Park, MD originally created the count in 2003 on costofwar.com. After maintaining it on their own for the first year, they gave it to the National Priorities Project to contribute to their ongoing educational efforts. Read more »