Politics Blog

Bronstein kicked upstairs?

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That's what it sounds like. Read more »

Guardian v. SF Weekly: Here we go

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Lawyers for the SF Weekly failed today to get a delay in the trial of the Guardian's lawsuit against the paper and its chain parent, Village Voice Media. So jury selection will begin Thursday morning.

The Weekly's lawyers, H. Sinclair Kerr and Ivo Labar, argued a computer file the Guardian had turned over to them last week amounted to a huge new pile of data that would take considerable time to review. Read more »

Follow Lennar’s Money

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Sup. Chris Daly has a juicy item on his blog. He’s uncovered that Lennar has already spent $500,000 to try and qualify a mixed-use development at Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard for the June 2008 ballot. Read more »

Newsom takes a trip...and all the credit

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Last year in Davos, Newsom's avatar was interviewed in Second Life, the highlight of his trip. Read more »

Guardian v. SF Weekly: trial update

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It’s extraordinary how the SF Weekly can take a clear legal defeat and try to turn it into a victory.

Yesterday the judge in the Bay Guardian’s lawsuit against the SF Weekly and its parent corporation refused to bar the Guardian’s key expert witness from testifying. Read more »

Taunting the tiger

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Um excuse me: I suppose it's news that the guys who were mauled by Tatiana the tiger were standing on a rail and yelling at her, but that's not exactly an excuse for what happened. The animals at the zoo aren't supposed to get out. Period.

It's terrible that people taunt the animals, but they do, and they have, and they will -- and if the zoo pens and cages can't hold the animals anyway, there's a real problem.

BTW, it was highly unlikely that "taunting" got the tiger agitated. Read more »

The staph sensation

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I have to give it to Michael Petrelis -- he's taken a nice whack at the staph hysteria story. And it's created quite a discussion on dailykos.

A new report on an outbreak of drug-resistant staph is news, absolutely. But it's hard to argue that this wasn't a bit sensationalized. And since when are gay men not part of the "general population"?

Taxi taxi

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For those of us who are fascinated by the San Francisco taxi industry, there's an interesting report from the city Controller's office here. It relates to a few pieces of legislation that are coming up in the next few weeks. Sup. Read more »

New College still poorly managed, report says

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The beleaguered New College of California is facing another gloomy report just released from its accrediting agency after first being placed on probation last July. Meanwhile, two trustees of the school, Peter Gabel and Colleen O’Neal, reportedly resigned from the school’s board Jan. Read more »

Choicers snake lifers in SF

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I just had to chuckle at the phone message I got from a representative of this weekend's fourth annual Walk for Life, complaining that the Bay Area Coalition on Reproductive Rights had pulled city permits to gather in Justin Herman Plaza before the anti-abortion folks could secure their usual gathering spot. The pro-lifers now plan to gather on the nearby grassy knoll. Tee-hee. Read more »