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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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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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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Chet Helms Tribal Stomp Memorial Concert

Posted October 28, 2005 by E. "Doc" Smith

Plus: Cas Lucas November TourChet Helms was one of the founding fathers of the psychedelic movement from the 1960’s. As promoter for the “Family Dog”, Chet developed the concept of the modern rock concert and was one of the founding
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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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Sutter Management-SEUI Union Class War

Posted October 28, 2005 by Carol Harvey

There they were, the usual suspects, stereotypes from Upton Sinclair’s novel, “The Jungle.” Replacing Big Meatpacking in the blood-red waters were the new circling sharks — Big predatory Healthcare. Instead of cattle entrails, human fluids, blood, and tissue were splattered
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