Trouble at Home

Mike Farr is remodeling his Victorian to resemble a boat. But someone's trying to sink his ship of dreams.

"I like understated elegance," chuckled one neighbor who wished to remain nameless. "I don't put light on my house. You don't put a post out in front with a history of your house. But he is nouveau riche, and they like to do that. And that's his business."

For his part, Farr looks forward to throwing killer parties, and someday starting a family at 1478 Page St., unless, of course, the money pit swallows him first. "I hope I don't have to go back to work," he says. "But if I don't finish the house by this year, I will go broke." (Lessley Anderson)

You Know the Altpress Is in Trouble When ...

Fore, man

In June, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies -- of which SF Weekly is a member -- will hold its annual convention in San Antonio, Texas. There's plenty to anticipate: petty sniping between the publishers of crosstown publications; a drunken Dan Savage hosting the awards luncheon; and, of course, the flowering of intellectual discourse among writers and editors determined to uphold the uncompromising traditions of alternative journalism. But hey, these aren't the '60s anymore, and this ain't your granddaddy's altpress. From a convention organizer's e-mail to AAN members:

"Simon Mulverhill, publisher of host paper San Antonio Current, has arranged a great golf outing at the start of the upcoming convention. This year's outing will be at The Quarry Golf Course. Conveniently located between the airport and the convention hotel, it's been rated one of the Top 10 courses in Texas. Here's a brief description from their web site:

"'Designed by nationally recognized golf course designer Keith Foster, The Quarry is recognized around the country for its unique setting and character. The front 9 plays through native rolling grasslands while the entire back 9 is nestled in a 100-year-old quarry pit. The golf course offers a challenge to any level player, from the scratch golfer to the weekend warrior.'

"You may register for the golf outing on the convention registration form. The $100 fee includes greens fee, cart, range balls, lunch, and transportation from the hotel and back."

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