Steven T. Jones

Illegal bike behavior

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In my opposition to this blog's recent attack on bicyclists, I should probably muscle up and address the most sensitive point of attack: illegal behavior by cyclists.
I am guilty of such behavior. I blow through stop signs, run red lights, and gleefully take part in Critical Mass as often as possible (and, like many of us, I'm particularly excited about the 15th anniversary ride coming up on Sept. 28). Read more »

Bikes are traffic too

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OK, so I'll admit that my main reason for this blog post is to shove a certain irrational, poorly written, anti-bike intern's post off our front page, where it will hopefully become just a bad distant memory (BTW, said intern, who goes by the pseudonym Lotto Chancellor, also goes by Chris Demento and can be contacted at cdemento@gmail.com). Read more »

Newsom's gleeful purge

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When Ken Garcia and Robert Haaland agree that Mayor Gavin Newsom screwed up, it must really be true. Read more »

Democrats can end the war

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Photo from www.mindprod.com/politics/iraqwarpix.html

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) today published an excellent analysis of how the mainstream media and Democratic Party are falsely conveying a sense of official powerlessness to end the war in Iraq. Read more »

New blog in town

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The Thrillist is the latest national "ist" franchise blog to set up shop in San Francisco, debuting here today after establishing itself first in New York and Los Angeles (Chicago is supposedly next). Read more »

Chicken and the pot

Marginalized mayoral candidate Chicken John raises big bucks to emerge as a force in the race
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steve@sfbg.com

Chicken John Rinaldi — the fake-mustachioed showman and arts facilitator who is running for mayor — was late for our Sept. Read more »

Newsom and Black Monday

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We've now been able to independently confirm what the Chronicle reported a couple hours ago: Mayor Gavin Newsom has asked for the resignation of all the city's department heads, senior staff, and appointees to city boards and commissions, although Newsom reportedly told them he will only accept some of them. Read more »

Addis on "American Dream" on acid

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Burning Man graphic by Rod Garrett

Like most reactions I've heard to next year's Burning Man theme, "American Dream," mine has been one of dismay and disgust. Read more »

Green City: Burning contradictions

Burning Man's green theme flopped -- but not for lack of good intentions. Plus: Reactions to the Gonzo burner's premature inflammation
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Will the pro-parking Prop. H remain on the ballot?

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Livable City executive director Tom Radulovich has asked the city Elections Department to remove the controversial pro-car measure Prop. H from the fall ballot after discovering a fairly significant misstatement of city law in the ballot summary that its downtown advocates circulated to get on the ballot. The measure, funded by Republican Don Fisher and condo developer WebCor, invalidates most city parking policies and drastically expands people's rights to build parking spots. Read more »