Landlords Seek Favor That Will Kill SF General Rebuild

Posted September 30, 2008 by Randy Shaw

Starting in the early 1990’s, it became a familiar story: big landlord groups threatening to oppose a critically needed construction bond unless the Board of Supervisors let them charge even more money to tenants. The Board long resisted these threats,
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Bailout: 75 Years Later, “New Deal” for the Rich

Posted September 30, 2008 by Yvonne Martinez

We’re getting the raw deal. 75 years after the New Deal, Wall Street firms have succeeded in socializing bad debt on the backs of working people. The cost of the mortgage and credit card meltdown will not only be the
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Blacks Not Cursed Anymore, But Gays Still Are

Posted September 30, 2008 by Tommi Avicolli-Mecca

A church that once believed blacks were cursed by god with their skin color and that a man had to have multiple wives in order to get into heaven, has postponed an ex-communication proceeding against a straight member who has
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McCain and Georgia Crisis …

McCain and Georgia Crisis …

Posted September 30, 2008 by

To the Editor: During Friday’s debate, McCain complained loudly that Obama’s “initial” response to the Georgian crisis was to urge restraint on both sides. McCain apparently thought that urging restraint meant Obama was weak. Note that McCain never said that
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How Hillary Helped Obama Win the Debate

Posted September 29, 2008 by Randy Shaw

During the many Democratic primary debates, Hillary Clinton would invariably cite an anecdote about a hard-working person she met on the campaign trail that was now in trouble. The problem could be a lack of health insurance, foreclosure, or the
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On the Ground for Charlie Brown in CA-04

Posted September 29, 2008 by Casey Mills

Last Saturday, I headed up to the Roseville/Rocklin area—Sacramento suburbs off Highway 80 on the way up to Tahoe—to volunteer for Charlie Brown’s campaign for U.S. Congress. I arrived on the heels of some fantastic news for the campaign, a
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Sandy Koufax: Baseball Hero, and Union Man

Posted September 29, 2008 by Yvonne Martinez

(Ed note: We thought it fitting to run this remembrance at the start of the Jewish High Holy Dates, which Koufax honored 43 years ago by skipping his scheduled start as the opening game pitcher in the World Series) As
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