INTERVIEW Toni Mirosevich thinks imagination has a prominent place aboard the great ship of nonfiction, and she knows that vessel travels on waters as wide as an ocean. The Rooms We Make our Own, her first book of prose and poetry, was published in 1996 by Firebrand Books; most recently, she's authored a collection of creative nonfiction, Pink Harvest (Mid-List Press, 203 pages, $16). Read more »
GREEN CITY Amid the much-hyped speculation about whom Democratic and Republican party voters will choose as their respective presidential nominees this year, California members of the Green Party will vote for their representative Feb. 5.
Candidates Jared Ball, Kent Hesplay, Jesse Johnson Jr., Cynthia McKinney, and Kat Swift met for their only planned debate Jan. Read more »
A proposal to consolidate some of the permitting functions of 10 city departments into one is currently floating through Mayor Gavin Newsom's administration as a result of his call to department heads for bold initiatives. It was developed by a department head who is receiving harsh criticism from his staff.
Isam Hasenin, the director of the Department of Building Inspection, originally unveiled the idea in a Dec. Read more »
First of all, I"m still undecided. This is in no way an endorsement of my views or the Guardian's regarding the upcoming presidential election. That said, this evening after toiling away in the Guardian batcave I walked up the hill to Bloom's Saloon on 18th Street where the Potrero Hill Obama contingent gathered to watch the results eek in from New Hampshire.
It was something of a mad house. The bar was more packed than I've ever seen it. The music was off and CNN was turned up loud. Read more »
The most recent issue of the New York Review of Books has a fascinating piece by Michael Massing on a blog run by Iraqi journalists that work for McClatchy Newspapers, one of the few outfits that has kept a Mideast bureau despite its fall into the black hole of massiv Read more »
Dunno about you all, but I live pretty close to SF General hospital and I have got to say the sirens haven't quit since the early hours of today. Three cheers for all our emergency workers out there dealing with shit in this crappy weather. Heroic. I couldn't even face leaving the house today.
Known as Snake Mountain to the Shoshone, the Dept. of Energy wants to choke it with nuclear waste
Sharpen your pencils, folks. Only one week left to tell the government what you think about the plan to bury 70,000 metric tons of radioactive waste in a leaky tunnel in the middle of a sacred mountain in Nevada. Read more »