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Election 2010: Newsom in, Harris trailing

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That's based on very early results. But with Boxer's numbers creeping up, and Newsom comfortably ahead, it looks as if San Francisco will be getting a new mayor in January. The very early results have Harris pretty far behind, but those numbers will change. Since the early returns are always conservative, thought, the news for Gav is very good.

Election 2010: Boxer should be okay

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The earliest results -- which would be absentees from conservative areas -- have Fiorina slightly ahead, but if typical trends hold, Boxer will be fine. So the question is: If voters support the two Dems at the top of the ticket, what happens to the downticket races? Are there coattails?

Election 2010: Well, there goes $160 million

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CNN, using exit polls, just called the governor's race for Jerry Brown. Meg Whitman spend $160 million and is getting trounced. Think of what else that money could have gone for. 

Giants win the World Series! Again!

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What's better than watching the Giants win the World Series? How about watching them win the World Series for the second time?

Not too many people can lay claim to the distinction, but somewhere betwixt sneaking into an at-capacity Polk Street pub and watching the fireworks on Valencia explode with gigantic glory last night, I ran into Elliott Isenberg, who was all of nine years old when the New York Giants took home the World Series trophy in 1954. Read more »

Election Night Parties

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These are heady days to live in San Francisco, what with the Giants' World Series victory last night, Halloween festivities the night before, and today's Dia de los Muertos, which I believe is Spanish for Election Night (okay, we know they're different, but given this year's electoral slate, we couldn't resist). It's also a big election for The City, with our own Gavin Newsom and Kamala Harris seeking statewide office, a pivotal Board of Supervisors election, and some controversial propositions.Read more »

Street Threads: Look of the Day

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Traveling SFBG photog Ariel Soto recently hit the streets of Taiwan to find out what the kids were wearing overseas. Due to the language barrier, she and her subjects weren't able to talk style philosophy -- but hey, looks like these speak for themselves. Read more »

GOTV volunteers needed at 1261 Howard

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Although the statewide picture is looking okay, here in San Francisco big money is making a major push to take over the Board of Supervisors, with hundreds of thousands coming in to support Steve Moss in D10, Scott Wiener in D8 and Theresa Sparks in D6. Read more »

Sorting out the Kim and Walker claims

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As the District 6 supervisorial race winds down, we at the Guardian have been inundated by calls and messages by Debra Walker supporters saying how nasty Jane Kim supporters are being, and by Kim supporters complaining that Walker's people are being mean. And while we'd be the last ones to say that we told you so, everyone should remember that politics is nasty business, particularly when two progressive candidates are targeting the same voters. Read more »

It's a beautiful day

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It was mayhem out at 30th and Mission last night, people pouring into the streets, shouting and shooting off fireworks and cars cruising along, slowly throught the crowd, big "Gigantes" banners hanging out the doors and windows. A beautiful night in San Francisco, people coming together to celebrate, G.W. Bush and Nolan Ryan looking dejected and rejected, that rare sense of victory in the air ... Read more »

Live Shots: World Series Celebratory Mayhem, 11/1/10

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That's right y'all, the news is gigantethe Giants won the World Series! And last night San Francisco lost no time in straightening their beards, assuming their best Freddy Sanchez expression, and vaulting over ignited mattresses. Streets were shut down around the city -- Polk, Civic Center, and Castro had some particularly wild parties -- but for our money, the Mission mayhem had 'em beat. Read more »

World Series bedlam!

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In case you didn't notice, San Francisco erupted into a street party last night, Nov. 1, after the Giants won the World Series. Wandering through a sea of orange-and-black that swelled into the streets of the Mission, I got showered with beer and champagne about half a dozen times, and my ears are still ringing from all the hooting and hollering, horn-honking, firecracker bursting and police siren wailing that filled the air. Read more »

Guardian: Endorsements for small business in San Francisco

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Alas, this year some of the small business groups and leaders in San Francisco, such as the Small Business Advocates and Scott Hauge at Small Business California, once again came out with endorsements that were virtually identical with those of the downtown/Chamber of Commerce/PG&E/landlord/real estate gang. (See Guardian blogs.) Their candidates were, and the big downtown money went to, Steve Moss in District l0, Theresa Sparks in District 6, and Scott Wiener in District 8 and they all backed the Sit-Lie Ordinance and took identical positions on all the other local props. Read more »

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer comes to San Francisco

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer came to San Francisco Nov. 1 to attend a federal hearing on SB 1070, the controversial immigration law that critics say will encourage racial profiling. The law was partially struck down this past July when District Court Judge Susan Bolton ruled that it was unconstitutional. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder brought the case against the state of Arizona and Brewer. Read more »

SFBG Radio: Will the Democrats get the message?

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In today's episode, Johnny talks about his frustration with the Democrats and asks: Are they getting the message? And Tim  argues that we need to vote Democratic anyway ... Listen after the jump. Read more »

Live from the lower east side: Bayview's best eats

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Bayview and Dogpatch rarely surface on short lists of culinarily acclaimed 'hoods in the city. Which is a shame, because one doesn't head out to the waterside neighborhoods to splash about in the waves of see-and-be-seen, but you can have a damn tasty time on Third Street and its surrounds.

Spotted lately: neighborhood staple soul food from a variety of cultures, tucked away industrial district gems that stay open through the witching hours -- not to mention the odd new hip endeavors by foodies hungry for the low cost overhead that the changing neighborhoods afford. Like the community that lives on their blocks, Bayview and Dogpatch's cuisines are far enough away from the city's hurricane of openings, closings, and established scenes that it can do its own thing. Which we like just fine. Read more »