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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 »

Welcome to Peter Darbee’s world

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“The only thing worse than a thug is an ineffective thug,” a source, who has closely tracked Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s activities for years, told us yesterday. “And that’s what [PG&E CEO] Peter Darbee is revealing himself to be.” Read more »

Street Threads: Look of the Day

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Today's Look: Rima, 24th Street and Castro

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No Filipino pastry craving is bigger than Bread Basket

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Should you be struck with a sharp desire for refined carbohydrates in a culturally authentic form while you whip down the Mission Street hill to Daly City, slow down, park that gas guzzling machine, and curb your wheels. You're going to Bread Basket.Read more »

SEIU wants a hearing on unseemly Ethics ouster

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A day before Oliver Luby's last day at the Ethics Commission, his union has called for a hearing into why his boss removed a special condition from the job that allowed him to be bumped and whether it was retaliation for Luby's history of blowing the whistle on problems within the troubled agency.Read more »

The Daily Blurgh: Pissed librarians, neighborhood art, zoo babies

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

I want my LGBTV! Prop 8 Trial closing arguments will not be televised.

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Andrei Tarkovsky made a whole lotta gorgeous films. He also took a whole lotta gorgeous Polaroids.  (Thanks Boing Boing).

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Death and (estate) taxes

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There's an interesting story in the NY Times about a Texas billionaire whose entire estate will be passed along tax-free, thanks to a rather silly act of Congress. It's obviously a bit of a scandal that a guy worth $9 billion will pay no estate tax at all, but the really interesting tidbit was deep in the story:Read more »

Hyatt workers completing three-day strike

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By Brittany Baguio
About 400 hotel workers are wrapping up a three-day strike at the Hyatt Regency that began Tuesday morning to protest increasing workloads and efforts to increase their health care costs. This was the fifth strike UNITE-HERE Local 2, a union comprised of hotel workers in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, has called during nearly a year of negotiations since the last contract expired for 9,000 San Francisco hotel employees. Read more »

Arizona getting you down? Here's some activist inspiration.

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Two things I learned about Rosario Dawson last night:

  1. When she was little, she spent time living in a San Francisco squat with her “free spirited” mother.

  2. She's heading up one of the most important non partisan political organizations in the country.Read more »

Carly learns about open mikes

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Carly Fiorina just learned a key lesson in modern politics: Be sure the mike is off when you're saying something stupid.Read more »