San Francisco’s 2011 Mayor’s Race: A Progress Report

Posted November 30, 2009 by Randy Shaw

While San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom battles the media, attention has turned to his successor. There are already four prominent candidates for mayor, with two other potentially strong candidates potentially joining the race. The two most clearly off and running
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Supervisors Need to Start Playing Hardball

Posted November 30, 2009 by Paul Hogarth

Last week, the Board of Supervisors voted to save 500 front-line jobs at the Department of Public Health. But Mayor Gavin Newsom refuses to spend the money, and there’s nothing in the City Charter to stop him. Even if there
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Higher Education Fiscal Crisis Protects the Wealthy

Posted November 30, 2009 by Peter Phillips

Police are arresting and attacking student protesters on University of California (UC) campuses again. “Why did he beat me I wasn’t doing anything,” screamed a young Cal Berkeley woman student over KPFA radio on Friday evening November 20. Students are
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Passing the Collection Plate Against Gay Marriage

Posted November 30, 2009 by Tommi Avicolli-Mecca

Just more ammunition for the movement to tax churches that engage in political activities: Bishop Richard J. Malone of Maine contributed $553,608.27 to overturn a gay marriage law in his state, money he got from some 50 dioceses and archdioceses,
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Review: “She Stoops to Comedy”

Posted November 25, 2009 by Buzzin' Lee Hartgrave

BEND OVER – YOU’RE NEXT! FOR LAUGHS, THAT IS! This play is a whirlwind of observations of Theater, Theater folk and links to comedies of the past like “As You Like It.” This is an exhausting play. Not for the
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