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Dede Wilsey's whoppers

De Young Museum patrons lie about the impact of Golden Gate Park road closures
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An aggressive and misleading campaign against Saturday road closures in Golden Gate Park by the Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums spearheaded by its board president, Dede Wilsey appears to be backfiring as the proposal heads for almost certain approval by the Board of Supervisors.

Yet the Healthy Saturdays proposal by Sup. Jake McGoldrick which would close from May 25 to Nov. Read more »

PG&E vs. Greenaction

Two press releases present a very different picture of what's going on at the Hunters Point power plant
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Pacific Gas and Electric Company has been promising for years to shut down its filty, dangerous Hunters Point power plant. Now state regulators have signed off on the plan, and it should be happening any day. But PG&E and Greenaction -- which has been the group leading the charge to close the plant -- have very different ideas about the timeframe.

 

Here's PG&E's claim:

 

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Horoscope

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April 5–11

Aries

March 21-April 19

Aries, everyone’s got a little bit of the people-pleaser in them, even you. You might annoy the shit out of yourself this week as you notice all the ways you refine your personality to suit what other people want or need from you. Pay attention to which of your closest relationships provoke such chameleonesque activity.

Taurus

April 20-May 20Read more »

Danger! Danger!

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Dear Andrea:

Being in my second trimester, I've read volumes about the so-called danger of air embolisms caused by blowing air into the vagina during oral sex. Now, I can't imagine I'm part of an elite few who have had the somewhat embarrassing, occasional "vaginal farts" during or after sex. What do you suppose is the risk of the infamous air embolism occurring from simply getting air forced into the vagina from your basic act of intercourse?

Love,
Airy Mary
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Arbitrary anachronism

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TECHSPLOITATION We listened to 1930s music in the car, pretending we were on a country jaunt in our new automobile. But when we finally made it out to the country or at least to Yolo County Fairgrounds we had to go a lot further back than 70 years. Standing in the muddy parking lot, we shed our jeans and sweats and button-<\h>down shirts and put on the garb of medieval peasants. Read more »

Laying on of hands

Free alternative care clinic for women with cancer opens in SF
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From the outside, the faceless office building at 22nd Street and Mission looks like a misplaced Soviet ministry, but its blank walls enclose a candlelit warren, a hideaway where women facing tough times can close their eyes and leave behind some of the strains of illness.Read more »

Real tolerance

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OPINION On March 24, 2006, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to pass a resolution opposing the message that a group called Battle Cry for a Generation was set to deliver the following Friday on the front steps of City Hall. The appearance of Ron Luce's teen program at the site had nothing to do with the group's apparent reason for being in the city, which was to promote Christianity amid smoke machines and rock bands at SBC Park. Read more »

The condo war continues

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EDITORIAL The San Francisco Planning Department is having a little trouble dealing with the fact that for the moment no more condo developers can build high-priced units in the eastern neighborhoods. Read more »

Make Wal-Mart pay

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EDITORIAL According to the University of California's Labor Center, the state spent $86 million last year paying for heath care and social services for the families of people who work at Wal-Mart. That's right: Wal-Mart pay is so low, and so few of its workers have decent health insurance, that a lot of employees wind up using public health clinics and the taxpayers foot the bill.Read more »

San Francisco needs better candidates

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The last time we had a major Democratic primary race for state assembly in San Francisco, you didn't see a lot of head-shaking. In 2002 you were for Mark Leno or you were for Harry Britt, and either way you had very few doubts. Two strong candidates, two people who were eminently qualified to represent San Francisco in Sacramento, two people who had the credentials to be Democratic party leaders.Read more »