Politics Blog

TURKEY LEGS AND MATCHING SWEATSHIRTS: Hearst and MediaNews plan future after sordid tryst

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By G.W. Schulz

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So what’s going on with the Bay Area’s favorite media love affair these days? You know the one. Hearst and MediaNews met first in Houston two decades ago and engaged in a nefarious entanglement that made one of the nation's largest cities a single-daily town.

Since then, Hearst and MediaNews just can’t keep their hands off each other. Read more »

David Lazarus v. the blogosphere

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By Tim Redmond

I didn't say anything when David Lazarus first created a modest stir by suggesting that newspapers should charge money for online content. I figured the world of bloggers would have a field day with this, and I didn't want to pile on. Read more »

Another one bites the dust

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By Steven T. Read more »

Memorial for transgender woman

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By Tim Redmond

We still have no idea who killed a transgender woman whose body was found on Cesar Chavez and Indiana March 19. But these deaths are far too common, and the community is coming together to hold a memorial Friday night. Keep checking Leftinsf for more details.

California Sunshine

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by Amanda Witherell

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thanks for the photo, from "brighter than sunshine" on flickr

How awesome would it be if every time the Mayor's office violated the Sunshine Ordinance, which it's doing now, they got slapped with a fine or jail time like they do down in Read more »

SFBG to Lennar: Show us the "errors," please

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By Sarah Phelan

Earlier today, I got a call from San Francisco Chronicle reporter Rob Selna alerting me that Lennar’s Kofi Bonner has submitted a letter to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, alleging that recent stories in the Chronicle and the Bay Guardian concerning Lennar, “contain a number of errors, inaccuracies and misinformation.”


View the letter here (PDF file)

That’s funny, because the Bay Guardian hasn’t received any communications from Lennar or Bonner concerning our Read more »

My "Save Oaks" bad

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SAVE OAKS
by Sarah Phelan

Photographer Jack Gesheidt (he of rollerblading naked through San Francisco fame) just called to alert me that the website for the group organizing the ongoing efforts to save the beautiful mature Coast Live Oaks is http://www.saveoaks.com.

I mistakenly posted http://www.savetheoaks.com link in our print version this week, thereby misdirecting readers to a site about the Bacterial Read more »

The big housing lie

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By Tim Redmond

This is big news.

Marc Salomon, a local activist, has done something that the City Planning Department should have done years ago: He's carefully tracked who's moving into new housing in San Francisco, using voter registration data. His conclusion: Fully two-thirds of the people moving into the new market-rate units are from out of town. That is, the vast majoirty of the new housing the city is allowing developers to build does nothing for the San Francisco renters who want to buy homes, the familes who are being driven out of town .... Read more »

Rudy G's MySpace profile is set on private

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By Sarah Phelan

By now, everyone knows that all the presidential candidates have posted their profiles at MySpace (Current most popular: Barack Obama with 75754 friends. Poor Hillary: 3355 friends -- Ed.)

But did you know that Rudy Giuliani’s MySpace profile is set to private—meaning you have to be one of his “friends” before you can read all about him. Read more »

Alice Club endorsement -- no debate?

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By Tim Redmond

The Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club may wind up endorsing Mark Leno for state Senate next month without even hearing from his opponent, Carole Migden.

The club voted March 12 to go ahead and suspend the normal rules to allow an early endorsement of Leno, who is challenging Migden for state Senate. Frankly, it's not a big surprise -- everyone knew that Alice would wind up backing Leno. That club is very much his political base. Read more »