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Herrera defends CCA against attacks

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By Rebecca Bowe

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a petition with the California Public Utilities Commission today urging it to restrict Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s hostile attacks against Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), a program that allows local governments to establish alternative power programs.Read more »

Muni layoffs don't make sense

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By Tim Redmond

Nobody likes the folks who drive around and issue parking tickets, those poor souls who used to be called "meter maids" and are now known much less lyrically as "parking control officers." It's a tough job -- PCOs get assaulted, abused and sneered at. But they bring in a lot of money for San Francisco.Read more »

Meister: Get off the bandwagon, Willie

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City employees and working people generally need all the friends they can get in these perilous times. Willie Brown is not likely to be one of those friends in need.

By Dick Meister

(Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for a half-century.)Read more »

Tracking the Prop. 8 trial

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By Tim Redmond

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided that banning cameras in the courtroom for the Prop. 8 trial is worthy of an emergency order, the best way to follow what's going on is to pick up the live updates from prop8trialtracker.com. Rick Jacobs is offering not only good news coverage but some poignant commentary:Read more »

Game Theory: Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings, 1/8/10

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Caitlin Donohue isn't a sports writer. But she sure likes to win. Check out the last installment of "Game Theory" here. Oh, and give us a shout if you've got a big game coming up in the Bay.

Hoot, holler and chug that 22 ounces of Coors Light- Anthony Morrow's deal-sealing three pointer just sank for the Golden State Warriors. Photo by Erik AndersonRead more »

The latest on collecting the SF Weekly's debt

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By Tim Redmond

The Bay Guardian has moved a step closer to enforcing a $21 million judgment against SF Weekly and its parent company.

A California judge ruled Jan 4th that the Guardian may tie up the assets of the Village Voice Media chain. Commissioner Paul Slavit granted the Bay Guardian’s motion for an order charging the interests of the various Village Voice newspapers with liens.Read more »

Dennis Herrera's (mostly) most excellent swearing-in

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Text, photos and video by Sarah Phelan

Dennis Herrera's son believes his dad will do a great job--and here he says so in Mandarin.

There were a lot of things to like about City Attorney Dennis Herrera's Jan. 7 swearing-in ceremony.

Alex Tourk and Aaron Peskin chat each other up.Read more »

Calvin Trillin on the disappearing public option

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THE PUBLIC OPTION, WHICH A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS

FAVOR, IS DROPPED FROM THE HEALTHCARE BILL

That option is out of the bill now,

And senators have no remorse.

For no one was really behind it--

Except for the public, of course.

Calvin Trillin: Deadline Poet

The Nation (l/l1/10)

What the fuck?

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By Rebecca BoweRead more »

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Street Threads: Mary

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SFBG photog Ariel Soto scoops SF street fashion. See the previous Look of the Day here.

Today's Look: Mary, Vincente and West Portal

Tell us about your look: "My roomies had a garage sale and this hat was left over, so I asked if I could have it and they said yes." Read more »

Has car ownership peaked? Let’s hope so

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By Steven T. Jones Read more »

The SF Weekly still gets it wrong

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By Tim Redmond

I found it somewhat amusing that the SF Weekly’s writers, Benjamin Wachs and Joe Eskenazi, were really worried about whether we would be “professional” in responding to an inaccurate story about city finance: Read more »

Stiglitz: Overcoming the Copenhagen Failure

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Here is our monthly installment of Joseph E. Stiglitz's Unconventional Economic Wisdom column from the Project Syndicate news series. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University and the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in economics. His forthcoming book Freefall will be published this winter.

Overcoming the Copenhagen Failure

By Joseph E. StiglitzRead more »