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Vote to give Muni more money, raise the minimum wage, discourage real estate speculation, and send Campos to Sacramento

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coverDavid Campos for assembly, Wendy Aragon for City College board, soda, Muni money and the anti-speculation tax round out a controversial list of election 2014 ENDORSEMENTS. Plus: Yarrr, it's the Treasure Island Music Fest! And a new book collects George Kuchar's shouts and murmurs.  Articles Online | Digital Edition

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This week's best helps for Haiti

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By Caitlin Donohue

Don't let Wyclef pick up your slack, get involved in Haiti relief. Photo by Brian Solis

So tomorrow night at 8 p.m. George Clooney’s hosting an MTV telethon called “Hope for Haiti.” Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rihanna- their big-hearted shenanigans are for Wyclef Jean's charity, Yelé Haiti and it's playing not only on “music television” but also every network ever! Read more »

Us v. SF Weekly et al: The real story

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By Tim Redmond

The latest chapters in our ongoing legal battle with SF Weekly and its parent company have generated a lot of national press. We got Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal The San Francisco Chronicle and more.Read more »

Snap Sounds: Cobra Killer

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By Johnny Ray Huston

COBRA KILLER

Uppers and Downers

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German funny girls together outrageously. Pole dance music nonpareil. Weird and witty samples, Chinese food fixations, and cameos by Jon Spencer and Thurston Moore. Electroclash can kiss their wine-soaked asses — check the YouTube recording studio vids.

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Judge Rejects VVM Ploy To Avoid Collection

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Federal Judge Rejects Village Voice Ploy To Avoid Collection Of Judgment

A United States District Judge has rejected the attempts of Village Voice Media LLC and Village Voice Media Holdings LLC to avoid a state court proceeding where they may be added to the $21 million judgment in favor of the Bay Guardian Company against the Village Voice chain’s holding company, New Times Media LLC.Read more »

Pics: The Illustrated Book of Invisible Stories

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Text and photos by Ariel Soto

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"The Illustrated Book of Invisible Stories," created by choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton, made its encore performance January 14 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The performance included 24 dancers, 8 musicians and the songbird voice and guitar playing of Odessa Chen. The whole production seemed propelled by breath. For example, there was a fluid "wall" of dancers who moved simultaneously with their combined respiration. Dancers were moved up and down the "wall" with soft movements, giving the illusion of someone floating on water. The whole production was perfectly seamless, telling stories of humor and love through electrifying music and exceptionally talented dancers. It was a book I wished would stay open.

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Mexican Street Threads: Naima

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SFBG photog Ariel Soto just hit up the Yucatán (where it's not raining) to scope some local looks there. View the previous installment of Street Threads here.

Today's Look: Naima, Playa del Carmen

Tell us about your look: "Soy de Francia, pero ahora vivo en Playa. (I'm from France, but now I live in Playa.)" Read more »

Who will fight corporate America?

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By Steven T. Jones

This morning’s U.S. Supreme Court landmark decision overturning a 103-year-old law limiting corporate spending on elections is a huge setback for the people’s ability to counter the power of Wall Street and multi-national corporations, a development exacerbated by signals that the Democratic Party is retreating from even its nominally left-of-center initiatives in the wake of Tuesday’s loss of its Massachusetts seat in the U.S. Senate. Read more »

East Bay Depot finds treasure in our trash heaps

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One man's junk... Photo by Erik Anderson

It doesn't bear thinking about. This tray for making heart-shaped ice cubes (50 cents), that "Tamales of the World" poster (two for $3), the pile of fabric swatches over yonder- what would have become of them if not for the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse? The Temescal neighborhood donation center/junk store was started in 1979 by a pair of teachers as a place where educators could find cheap classroom supplies. It's since become a mecca for the creative, the industrious and the very, very cheap. We're talking shelves and buckets of loosely organized ephemera, priced at costs that encourage you to stock up on... whatever. Turkey basters to vintage postcards.

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A children's treasury of Party Effects vids

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By Marke B.

This week in my Super Ego clubs column, I write about "East Bay acid thugz" crew Party Effects, and its attempts to revive "true electro" -- as well as crash your iPhone. But it's its hyperdimensional party store aesthetic that really grabs me, as demonstrated in some of the vids below. The PFX online party -- at www.partyeffects.biz on Fri/22 -- should see some more absolutely stunning uses of, yes, party effects.

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Appetite: Check it out, Hot Cakes

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By Virginia Miller of www.theperfectspotsf.com. View the previous installment of Appetite here.

The new SusieCakes in Marin makes of bakes it. Photo by Virginia Miller

BAKERIES AROUND THE BAY AREA
Here's a few bakeries worth hitting when outside of the city in Marin or South Bay for breakfast, a snack, dessert...Read more »

Mexican Street Threads: Jose

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SFBG photog Ariel Soto just hit up the Yucatán to scope some local looks there. View the previous installment of Street Threads here.

Today's Look: Jose, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Tell us about your look: "Me gusta el rojo! (I like red!)"Read more »

Why foot patrols make sense

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By Tim Redmond

I had lunch with the chief of police yesterday. George Gascon is far sharper than the past few people to occupy that office, and seems to understand the need to reach out to the news media and to people who don’t agree with him. He’s actually a pretty skilled politician -- which is a bit scary to folks who think he’s going in the wrong direction

And on a lot of things, I think he is. Read more »

Prison report: The early release scare

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By Just A Guy

Editors note: Just A Guy was recently released after serving a sentence in a California state prison. He continues to comment on law-enforcement and public-safety issues.

Here we continue with the anti-release rhetoric, saying that all the people are “dangerous criminals” and the releases will cause a spike in crime.

Here’s Los Angeles Police Protection League President Paul M. Weber:Read more »

Hot sex events this week: Jan 20-26

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Compiled by Molly Freedenberg

Join Mr. May from the Bare Chest 2009 calendar for Lick It at Powerhouse.

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>> Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop
Join current and former sex workers for a workshop geared towards both beginner and seasoned writers.

Wed/20, 6pm
$10-$20
Center for Sex and Culture
1519 Mission, SF
sexandculture.org

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