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Ammiano tosses out an Ammianoliner for the All-Star game

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"San Francisco welcomes five day All-Star wank fest. Who's your Daddy? (On Ammiano's answering machine on Monday, July 9.) B3

SOS: The Unethical Commission goes into session Monday night on the Case of the Grassroots Treasurer who went up against PG&E in a tight public power campaign. Come and support Carolyn Knee at the Ethics meeting at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall room 408

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

Carolyn Knee, the poster girl for how the Ethics Commission is unethically treating treasurers of grassroots campaigns, goes once more before the Ethics Commission at a hearing starting at 5:30 p.m. Read more »

The Good Old Days in Rock Rapids, Iowa, The Fourth of July, l940-1953

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

(Note: In July of l972, when the Guardian was short a Fourth of July story, I sat down and cranked out this one for the front page on my trusty Royal Typewriter.)

Back where I come from, a small town beneath a tall standpipe in northwestern Iowa, the Fourth of July was the best day of a long, hot summer.
The Fourth came after YMCA camp and Scout camp and church camp, but before the older boys had to worry about getting into shape for football. Read more »

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Why isn't Frank Rich doing a Sunday morning talk show or working in the White House press corps?

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

I ask this question week after week when I read Rich's splendid column in the Sunday NewYork Times.
Perhaps, if he were on the Sunday talk shows or in the White House press corps, he would be asking the tough questions that are so painfully needed nowadays as the surge doesn't surge and the Iraq war escalates. .

For example, he writes in his lead, "By this late date, we should know the fix is in when the White House's top factotums fan out on the Sunday morning talk shows singing the same lyrics, often verbatim, from the same hymnal of spin. Read more »

Ammiano sends out an Ammianoliner for the Pride Parade on Sunday

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"Vatican warns against driving under the influence of gay. Oh, my God. That hat. Those shoes." B3

Ammiano sends out an Ammianoliner for the Pride Parade on Sunday

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"Vatican warns against driving under the influence of gay. Oh, my God. That hat. Those shoes." B3

The Ammianoliner of the day...

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Ooops. We missed an Ammianoliner earlier this week.

"49ers reject Ed Jew's bid for stadium in Burlingame." (The message on Tom Ammiano's home telephone.)

What is the new new "low" in city politics? It sure isn't Daly, Newsom, and the cocaine use charges. Public Power SOS: scroll down for the news and the action alert

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

On the front page of today's San Francisco Chronicle, June 2l, Mayor Gavin Newsom is pictured, grim, scowling, arms clenched, over this caption:

"Mayor Gavin Newsom denies Supervisor Chris Daly's suggestion that he has used cocaine. "That's how low politics now has gotten in this city, and I seriously thought it couldn't get much worse."
The story by City Hall Reporter Cecilia M. Read more »

Tidal power

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Click here for Chronicle coverage of tidal power study.

Click here for Examiner coverage of tidal power study.