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Prop 8 Campaign Gets Nasty; Opponents Must Step Up

Posted October 31, 2008 by Paul Hogarth

With the right literally equating defeat of Proposition 8 with Armageddon, it’s a bare-knuckled fight here in California. Supporters have raised $4.5 million in the last two days, the “No on 8” website was hacked Wednesday night, a Prop 8
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Balancing the Burden: Yes on N, O & Q

Posted October 31, 2008 by Damita Davis-Howard

These are tough times. Everywhere families are looking over their finances, trying to cut back and cut corners so they can get by. But at some point there’s only so much you can eliminate before you start getting into essentials
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McCain, Mormons and Other Scary Monsters

Posted October 31, 2008 by Tommi Avicolli-Mecca

It’s fitting that the election comes only four days after Halloween. With this year’s line up of eerie hopefuls and evil ballot initiatives, November 4 may end up being scarier than anything that can happen on October 31. In the
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Sam Phillips Comes to Yoshi’s

Posted October 31, 2008 by E. "Doc" Smith

My first exposure to the singer Sam Phillips came during tie mid-nineties, while touring on the summer folky-circuit. Her album “Cruel Inventions” quickly became one of my all-time-favorites, and my band mates and I played it to death. Songs like,
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SEIU Picks for School Board …

SEIU Picks for School Board …

Posted October 31, 2008 by

To the Editor:
San Francisco schools are not immune to the ills plaguing public school districts in major cities throughout the country—budget shortfalls, shifting populations with different needs, and the challenges youth face growing up in our modern urban jungle.
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S.F. Election Predictions: November 2008

Posted October 30, 2008 by Randy Shaw

(Note: I address San Francisco and Berkeley races today, and state and national contests on Monday.)
While Bay Area activists remain riveted on the presidential race, there has been a dramatic upsurge in campaign activity around local races in the
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“Chris Daly” Attacks Could Backfire

Posted October 30, 2008 by Paul Hogarth

Chris Daly has appeared so prominently in hit pieces against progressives in Districts 1, 3 and 11 that an uninformed voter probably thinks the District 6 Supervisor is on the ballot this year. Heavily-financed Downtown attacks on Eric Mar, David
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