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weekcoverGrover Norquist brings the Black Rock blues as Burning Man Jumps the Shark! Pro-Palestine protesters block the boat, fed-up teachers take strike vote, and crack cocaine sentences may soon get smoked. Plus: Myron & E lay down street soul at Noise Pop, Nick Monaco belts out his Mating Call, and Aubrey Plaza slays in Life After Beth. Articles Online | Digital Edition

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Street Threads: Look of the Day

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Today's Look: Emma and Madeline, 26th Street and Castro

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The Daily Blurgh: Poisoned fruit cocktails, tipsy crafts

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Curiosities, quirks, oddites, and items from around the Bay and beyond

The moral imperative of the BP oil spill: Drive 20 percent less.

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Former gourmet chocolatier goes vegan.

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Meg Whitman, helluva boss

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Meg is proud of her success at EBay. I wonder if she's proud of shoving one of her employees. I know, I know -- Meg was a tough-love employer who demanded the best and would tolerate nothing less. She relishes the reputation that, as the NY Times says, she

was known as a demanding leader who did not hesitate to express displeasure with employees who failed to live up to her standards.Read more »

Appetite: 3 recent opening worth checking out

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Out of all the new additions to our food and drink scene last month -- and there were quite a few -- these spots launch with the promise of becoming SF classics. As always, read more about restaurants, bars, travel, food and drink in my newsletter, The Perfect Spot.

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Love Art Lab's sexy shade of green

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“She's more high brow, and I'm more...” Golden girl of classic porn, and ex-prostitute, Annie Sprinkle and I are eating lunch in her Bernal Heights kitchen. She's searching for the words to compare her partner Beth Stephens' and her own artistic repertoires. The two women are in the midst of what they call the Love Art Lab, a far reaching, seven year project that's seen them married eight times all over the globe in lavishly creative ceremonies that invoke Sprinkle's and Stephens' commitment to “ecosexuality.” Read more »

SFBG Radio: Johnny and Tim on the stink of desperation

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Today, Johnny and Tim discuss the World Cup, Carly Fiornia, Afghanistan and the stink of desperation. You can listen after the jump. Read more »

Global-eyed: The street art of Chile

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These pictures are a mix of Chilean street art I found in Santiago and Valparaíso (which is really similar to SF in too many ways to list). It was really cool walking though the back streets and stumbling across these beautiful and colorful pieces. I tried to focus my lens on the best murals, funniest cartoons, and the pieces that I felt were more than just "graffiti."

Leno bill would limit PG&E political spending

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State Senator Mark Leno is introducing a bill that could stop Pacific Gas and Electric Company from spending ratepayer money on political campaigns.

The bill, which doesn't yet have a number, would put a serious crimp in the private utility's ability to launch another effort like Prop. 16 -- the $50 million campaign to block public power in California.Read more »

Even would-be terrorists love their kit-tehs

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Or, birth of a meme: Princess Tuna! Not that we're trolling for snuggly jihadis, but this pic of New Jersey's recently detained (for the usual wannabe-terrorist idiocy) Mohamed Alessa, from this NYT story about his troubled but scarily typical teens, caught our attention. "Death to the West!" scream the crazy space-eyes of Princess Tuna (actual cat's name).

Street Threads: Look of the Day

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Today's Look: Kathryn, 18th Street and Valencia

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Court hears Weekly's appeal in Guardian suit

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The California Court of Appeal heard oral arguments on the Bay Guardian’s lawsuit against SF Weekly and its chain parent June 11, and the discussion focused almost entirely on the Weekly’s assertion that it’s too easy to prove predatory pricing under California’s Unfair Practices Act.

Justices James J. Marchiano, Sandra L. Margulies and Robert L. Dondero peppered the Weekly’s lawyer, Dennis Maio, with questions as he attempted to argue that state law needed to be brought in line with federal standards.Read more »

The Daily Blurgh: Debauched Pride memories, extreme dog makeovers

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Curiosities, quirks, oddites, and items from around the Bay and beyond

Local, notable queers reminisce about their first Pride experiences.

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A breakdown of Berkeley's food Meccas.

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SFBG Radio: Johnny and Tim on American Tories

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Today, Johnny and Tim talk about why so many of the internet trolls -- and conservatives in general -- are writing and acting against their own interests. Read more »

Bread and Circuses: Mexico and the World Cup

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MEXICO CITY (June 11th) -- The Caliente Sports Book down the street is buzzing with betters studying dog and horse races, Major League Baseball, even golf, on the multiple screens. Of particular interest are those channels running wrap-ups of the afternoon match between Mexico and 2006 World Cup champion Italy, from which the national team emerged victorious in a final prelim before this year's edition of the Copa del Mundo gets underway later this week.Read more »

The noise of summer is here

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By Sam Stander

As part of the Berkeley Art Museum's eclectic performance series "L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA," a trio of noise- or distortion-oriented musicians takes the...well, there isn't exactly a stage, but they'll be playing in Gallery B, where Thom Faulders' interactive sculpture installation, known as the BAMscape, resides. Read more »