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Tell us how you met your snugglebunny -- and win a $160 date!

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Maybe your hands brushed while browsing the vinyl jazz bins at Amoeba. Maybe she caught up with you on the new Valencia bike lanes to compliment your ride. Or perhaps your kite strings got entangled on Marina Green one windy afternoon ...

If you found your special someone in a very special way, enter our first annual SFBG Meet-Cute Contest! No matter how improbable, mystifying, funny, weird, or, yes, mushy, we want to know how you met your sweetie (or sweeties) for the Guardian's Valentines Issue.

Tell us in 100 words or less your personal meet-cute story by Thursday, February 3. We'll pick our 10 favorites and publish them in our Valentine's Issue, coming out Feb. 9. One lucky participant, drawn at random, will win a date at Yoshi's San Francisco worth $160! (Dinner and a live show with your honey -- how can you beat that?)

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Rep Clock

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Schedules are for Wed/19–Tues/25 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features are marked with a •. All times are p.m. unless otherwise specified.

ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS 992 Valencia, SF; www.atasite.org. $5. "OpenScreening," Thurs, 7:30. For participation info, email ataopenscreening@atasite.org.Read more »

Alerts

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Alerts are compiled by Nicole Dial and Jackie Andrews

alert@sfbg.com

FRIDAY, JAN. 7

 

Noam Chomsky interview

Pick the brain of linguist and author Noam Chomsky as Wild Wild West Radio hosts an interactive cyber-convo with the influential professor and political dissident. Listeners may phone in questions or chat with Chomsky online for a unique, collective experience.

3 p.m., free

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Deportation hotel

When the U.S. sends immigrants back across the border, where do they go?

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By David Bacon

news@sfbg.com

MEXICALI, Mexico — Last year, almost 400,000 people were deported from the United States. That's the largest wave of deportations in U.S. history, even larger than the notorious Operation Wetback of the 1950s, or the mass deportations during the Great Depression.Read more »

A twisted "Alright" from Public Jones

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In the grand tradition of creatively uglifying yourself for videos comes this catchy (if somewhat bleak) little number from LA "groove-based electronic art rockers" Public Jones, who'll be playing the Red Devil Lounge on Fri/10 with Fake Your Own Death.

Sip Snack and Shop on Chestnut Street

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The Marina Merchants Association & The San Francisco Bay Guardian Present:

Sip Snack & Shop on Chestnut Street

Thursday, December 2nd from 6-9PM -- Start your holiday shopping this season in the Marina, woo! There'll be great deals and yummy treats all evening.

Ticket includes:
Tastings from over 20 restaurants and more than 25 beverage sponsors! Raffles & discounts of 15% or more at all participating businesses. Live Entertainment!

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Delta death

California has spent more than $10 billion on water projects that are contributing to the death of San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento Delta -- a special report

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By Patrick Porgans and Lloyd Carter

news@sfbg.com

While Californians were held captive waiting for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature to agree on spending cuts and adopt a budget, state officials were throwing hundreds of millions of dollars down the drain and compounding California's water crisis.Read more »

How California exports water

Did the great California drought of 2009 really happen?

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By Patrick Porgans

In 2009, the last year of the so-called great California drought, a strange thing happened: Sacramento Valley growers produced a near record amount of rice, and down south, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Met), the largest urban water supplier in the nation, experienced record-breaking water sales. All this despite repeated mainstream media accounts in 2009 of an economy-wrecking dust bowl water shortage.Read more »

War on drugs rages on

Dispensary owners face harsh federal gun charges for heeding a local sheriff's request to hire security guards

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By Pamela A. MacLean

news@sfbg.com

The two Norton brothers thought someone was breaking into their Oakland apartment to kill them one pre-dawn day in October 2007. Instead, a couple dozen well-armed and screaming federal drug agents stormed the place, rousted the pair, and dragged them around the apartment before arresting them.Read more »

Free Goldies 2010 Party!

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Come celebrate the Bay arts scene with our 2010 Goldies winners at a special FREE party on Wed/10!

Live on stage, the gifted entertainer Myles Cooper serenades the crowd with "We Are Not Alone," his follow-up to "Gonna Find Boyfriends Today."Read more »