Daly, Mirkarimi Pot Club Battle Raises Larger Issues

Posted October 31, 2005 by Randy Shaw

While the rift between supervisors Chris Daly and Ross Mirkarimi had been building, Daly’s public criticism of Mirkarimi’s pot club legislation brought the conflict to a head. Some have criticized Daly for going public, believing his concerns could have been
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Supervisors Weigh in on Halloween

Posted October 31, 2005 by Alison Stevens Rodrigues

While Halloween’s origins date back to an ancient Celtic religion, the holiday has more than caught on in the United States. With Americans spending an estimated $21 million on candy each Oct.31, it should come as no surprise that 93
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Cat On Hot Tin Roof Shocked In The 50’s

Posted October 28, 2005 by "Buzzin" Lee Hartgrave

Times have changed. Nothing shocks us anymore. If Tennessee Williams’ award winning play were written today the ending would have been much different. Brick would have left Maggie and Skipper and Brick would have moved in together and adopted a
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‘Kindergarten Cop vs. Kindergarten Teachers’

Posted October 28, 2005 by

Dear Editor:Please find enclosed, “Kindergarten Cop vs. Kindergarten Teachers,” a short op-ed piece regarding the so-called “teacher tenure” initiative. My work has previously appeared in the San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and “Z” magazine, among others. Thanks for
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Gavin vs. Willie on State of the City

Posted October 28, 2005 by Randy Shaw

The Chronicle’s huge front-page photo of Mayor Newsom yesterday led many to question the relative importance of the annual State of the City speech. While the Mayor’s speech should not have been given precedence over the pending White House indictments,
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