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The NY Times discovers illegal church parking

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The Bay Citizen-New York Times partnership is already jazzing up the quality of what was a very weak Northern California section in the Times. And now the pair have discovered one of the dirty little secrets of San Francisco Sundays -- illegal parking by church-goers who just leave their cars in the middle of the street.Read more »

Hot sexy events June 9-15

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Ohhhh baby yeah, stroke that compound tubuloalveolar exocrine gland! That's right, transmit my sperm from the ductus deferens into my urethra! Yeah, yeah... I love it when you understand my anatomy. Science = so hot right now. Well, especially when scientifical edumacation can school you on how to make you partner come harder, better, faster. With that in mind, I give you Good Vibrations' Ask Our Doc series, a weekly meet and great with a legitimate, PhD holding medical professional that knows dirty, dirty things about what you've got going on down there. This week's smarty pants; Dr. Read more »

Benefits: June 9-June 15

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Ways to have fun while giving back this week

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Quick Lit: June 9-June 15

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Literary readings, book tours, and talks this week

Rosario Dawson, Writers with Drinks, Adam Savage, David Breashears, Gail Sheehy, and more. Read more »

Prop 16 opponents celebrate

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It's now official: Prop 16 is toast.

With 87 percent of the election results in, Prop 16 was losing, 52.6 percent "no" to 47.4 percent "yes."

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Harris declares victory in AG Democratic primary

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San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris declared victory in the Attorney General Democratic primary in an energized  speech around 11 p.m. at Mimi Silbert’s Delancey Street Foundation at 600 Embarcadero.

Harris’ speech came soon after the room buzzed with the news that Santa Clara voters had approved a $937 million stadium deal for the 49ers at a site near Great America, and immediately on the heels a rousing introduction by State Sen. Mark Leno.

“With her kind of leadership, we’ll be able to reinvest dollars in the best crime prevention programs,” Leno said.Read more »

"A righteous win."

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I just called Sup. Ross Mirkarimi, one of the leaders of the No on 16 campaign. He's cautious; we've both seen PG&E steal elections before. But the numbers are looking good: $50 million later, PG&E is behind and losing ground. "If 16 goes down, this will be such a righteous win," Mirkarimi said. "We will have defeated their scorched earth greed."

 

From the Linda Colfax party

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Alex Emslie reports from the Colfax party:

A wild cheer exploded from the crowd of 50 Linda Colfax supporters when the numbers appeared on the screen at Mars Bar. With 99 percent of the precincts counted, Colfax had 55 percent of the vote. “I fell thrilled, speechless,” she said, pausing to search for worlds. “I’m relived, thrilled and grateful.”Read more »

Whoa -- we could actually win this thing

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For the first time tonight, Prop. 16 is losing. As more results come in, PG&E's lead has been slipping, and now the measure is in the loss column. Amazing.

Prop. 16 is getting very tight -- PG&E's only up by one point

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Wow, the No on 16 campaign might just pull off a miracle. PG&E's lead is cut to 50.3 to 49.7 as more results come in from Los Angeles, where a once-powerful lead is dwindling. If this trend keeps up -- and I don't know if it will -- PG&E is going to lose. Amazing.

From the Kamala Harris party

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City Attorney Dennis Herrera, and Board President David Chiu, Criminal Justice Podcaster David Onek and other local luminaries floated around the Delancy Street Foundation where, oddly, the booze was free flowing, allegedly thanks to the largesse of Vanessa Getty.Read more »

At the Newsom party

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Gavin Newsom stopped short of declaring victory until the numbers are final, but said he was excited to be a part of a crucial political year in California. "We're very proud to be in a position to be the Democratic nominee and to work with the other Democratic nominees." He lavished praise on Jerry Brown, telling stories about his father's long relationship with the former governor and expressing his admiration. Read more »

DCCC: The progressives are holding their majority

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It came down to the wire, but the progressives appear to have held their majority on the DCCC. I can now count 18 progressives in the money, and while it's still close, unless the election-day absentees are very different from the election-day votes, I think that lead will hold. And that was the result of a remarkable coalition effort. "It's a beautiful thing when we all pull together, Gabriel Haaland just told me. "It was amazing what went into the last few days. We walked 120 precincts."

 

More SF results: Colfax is in, Nava leading, DCCC very, very close

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Linda Colfax is going to win the open judicial seat without a runoff. She's got 52 percent of the vote, and her lead is growing. Michael Nava and Richard ulmer appear headed for a fall runoff. Right now, the progressives have 17 votes on the DCCC, one short of what they need for a majority. Veronese is out, Haaland is in .... and with 70 percent of the votes counted, this may come down to election-day absentees.

The impact of Prop. 14

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Proposition 14 was the sleeper on the ballot; it's only there because Abel Maldonado refused to vote for a state budget unless both parties agreed to put it before the voters. And it's winning. The impact of open primaries could be dramatic; it could hurt progressive candidates, pretty much wipe out third parties and potentially change the shape of the state Legislature. Maldonado likes it because it shifts the balance of power toward "centrists" -- which actually means people who can raise a lot of campaign money. It's going to take a while to sort out the impacts of Prop. Read more »