Tim Redmond

Editor's Notes

The owls of Bernal Hill
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tredmond@sfbg.com

I complain a lot too. I understand: The buses don't run on time. Everything costs too much, particularly a place to live, if you can even find one. Traffic is terrible, and there's no place to park. Developers keep destroying good stuff and putting up ugly stuff.

And then there are moments like last Sunday afternoon, when my kids and I spent a couple hours communing with the pair of great horned owls that decided to take up residence in a tree on Bernal Hill.

The owls showed up a couple weeks ago. Read more »

Putting the Sixties to rest

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By Tim Redmond

I'm been meaning to write something for a while now about the recent Black Liberation Army arrests, but it's tricky: I don't believe in shooting anyone, and killing a cop is a heinous crime, and there is no statute of limitations on murder, nor should there be.

But somehow, I feel the same way about this case as I did about the Sara Jane Olsen case and all these other efforts to get criminal indictments for things that happened i Read more »

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 »

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 »

The media blows a media story

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By Tim Redmond

The Bay Guardian and Media Alliance have succeeded in getting about 90 percent of the previously secret records in the Clint Reilly media consolidation case opened to public review.
But you wouldn’t know that from reading the news stories in the monopoly dailies that the suit challenges.
In fact, the press coverage of Judge Illston's ruling shows very neatly how media consolidation and a lac Read more »

Editor's Notes

Global warming, global freezing
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tredmond@sfbg.com

It's getting a bit creepy how easily and casually we are all starting to joke about global climate change.

It's not coming, it's here. My brother is framing houses in a T-shirt in upstate New York. And it's so cold in California that the citrus crop is ruined. Read more »

The SOTU response

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By Tim Redmond

--It says a lot about the state of the media when Sen. Dick Durbin decides that instead of doing TV interviews, he'll respond to the speech by blogging on DailyKos. Complete with some really dopey pictures. (Look, look, here I am, blogging! I may be a U.S. Senator but I can actually type on a computer, like the real people! I'm a blogger! Read more »

The State of the Union is ....

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By Tim Redmond

Pathetic.

It's as if nothing that has happened over the past four years has made any difference to the president. He started off by saying that the private sector, and tax breaks, were going to solve the health-insurance crisis, which is demonstrably wrong. Read more »

State of the union, uncensored

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By Tim Redmond

This is pretty funny.

Pop Matters hates the new Village Voice

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By Tim Redmond

I know all this talk about what New Times has done to the Voice can get a bit tiresome, but I can't resist any article that calls Mike Lacey "a Philistine who hates New York City." Enjoy.