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    State Ballot Measures

    Propositions 204, 205, 206: Water, Jail, and Veteran General Obligation Bonds Prop. 204, a grand compromise among environmental, business, and farming groups, would fund the largest water bonanza since the Central Valley Project in 1960. The meas...

    by Dirk Olin on October 30, 1996
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    State and National Candidates

    Welcome (back) to the Machine: In 1987, as Congresswoman Sala Burton was dying of cancer -- she was literally on her deathbed -- she called then-Democratic Party fund-raiser Nancy Pelosi to her bedside. There, she anointed Pelosi as the favored succe...

    by Dirk Olin on October 30, 1996
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    Party Types - Whether Democrat, Republican, or crypto-fascist, this is your guide to the best in Election Night bashing

    It's been another hard-fought campaign season, with candidates and proposition sponsors once again mud-wrestling each other into submission. But once the polls have closed, it's time to put the party back into political party. Sure, you could glumly ...

    by Tom McNichol on October 30, 1996
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    City and County Ballot Measures

    Proposition A: Housing Bonds Hey voter, can you spare a home? That's the appeal behind Prop. A, a bond measure funneling $85 million into community- and church-based nonprofit developers to build or refurbish 3,000 affordable housing units. The m...

    by Dirk Olin on October 30, 1996
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    The President of Oz

    This year's elections are an occasion for very mild celebration on at least one level. We've been mercifully spared much of the race-baiting and fearmongering and innuendoes about patriotism or integrity that have soiled the last few national contest...

    by Dirk Olin on October 30, 1996
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    Quota Quandary - As Proposition 209 seeks an end to affirmative action by state institutions, minority groups are conflicted

    The way the anti-Proposition 209 people tell it, minority men who support 209 really want affirmative action to continue. They just don't know it. "People of color are strongly for affirmative action," says Pat Ewing, manager of the Campaign to ...

    by Michaela Jarvis on October 30, 1996
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    Mulch

    Pediatric Proctologists Need Not Apply In a roundabout way, academia has validated what everyone at this year's S.F. Health Summit and elsewhere has been saying for some time: In its race to the cutting edge of medicine, the University of Califor...

    by Jack Boulware on October 30, 1996
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    Letters

    Weight Here High point and low point of "Ground Zero" issue (Oct. 16): High point: Paul Reidinger's piece on Rocco's Cafe ("Are You Being Served?" Eat). I appreciate the information on the service (or lack thereof) at Rocco's. If there is one...

    on October 30, 1996
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    Where Crime Pays - Is the DA's Office bungling the biggest pollution case in Bay Area history?

    Laden with copper, lead, and nickel, the sand pile stood 6 feet tall and covered the equivalent of one football field on the shoreline across the cove north of Candlestick Park. A legacy of sandblasting at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, the toxic ...

    by Chuck Finnie on October 23, 1996
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    Waste Case History

    On Nov. 17, 1986, a small army of state and local investigators, armed with a search warrant and hazardous-waste testing equipment, appeared at the front gate to Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. During the ensuing 72 hours, investigators took more ...

    by Chuck Finnie on October 23, 1996
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    Letters

    Guardian for One of Its Own SF Weekly sure has to dig deep for its press criticism these days. Just look at its Sept. 11 "Unspun" item, titled "Scoopless," which is inaccurate, unfair, and utterly devoid of any real journalistic point. The i...

    on October 23, 1996
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    What's Your Preference? - S.F. voters may really get a choice

    In February of last year, Steven Hill came to San Francisco pushing an idea that no one on the city's Elections Task Force had ever encountered. He was touting "preference voting," a type of proportional representation that's the norm in most of Euro...

    by Vince Bielski on October 23, 1996
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    Going Ballistic

    The Nike missile site in the Marin Headlands may be a museum piece, but defensive missile systems are alive and well, not to mention more costly than ever. Last March, congressional Republicans introduced legislation known, patriotically enough,...

    by Tom McNichol on October 16, 1996
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    When the Bay was Groun Zero - A look at the Cold War ghosts that haunt the rim of the city

    These days, the Cold War seems a distant memory, a hazy blur of missile silos, duck-and-cover drills, and Khrushchev banging his shoe on a table at the U.N. But drive into the Marin Headlands, and the Cold War is suddenly hot again. "The first m...

    by Tom McNichol on October 16, 1996
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    Letters

    Closing the Book Gordon Young's peppy but skewed piece about me ("Card-Carrying Fetishist," Sept. 18) deserves a peppy but skewed response. I can't supply one. All I can say is that the San Francisco Public Library's current policy of weed-whacki...

    on October 16, 1996
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    Japantown Asks "Y" - The YWCA's financial straits reveal layers of a neighborhood's history

    Short on cash and long on debt, the San Francisco YWCA thought it had found a simple solution to its problems: sell some of its buildings, raise some money, and pay its bills. But not so fast. Plans to sell two buildings -- one in Chinatown,...

    by Tara Shioya on October 16, 1996
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    Vertigo - How Alfred Hitchcock wove his disturbing thriller into the streets of San Francisco -- and how a pair of obsessive archivists brought it back to luminescent life

    San Francisco isn't just the setting of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo: It's the movie's muse. Along with composer Bernard Herrmann, who transforms convoluted psychology into resounding lyricism, and costar Kim Novak, whose pheromones and otherworldlines...

    by Michael Sragow on October 9, 1996
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    Letters

    Out for Himself At last, the question finally arises, "Why does anyone pay attention to Nicholson Baker?" The guy's a shameless self-promoter ("Card-Carrying Fetishist," Sept. 18). If city librarian Ken Dowlin were truly an "angel of death" ...

    on October 9, 1996
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    Don't Tread on Meat - Hot dog store thrives in vegetarian vortex

    They say that every dog has its day. In this reputedly liberal college town, maybe that old chestnut should be amended to include hot dogs. At Top Dog in Berkeley, just south of the woodsy University of California campus, meat and libertarian th...

    by Paul D. Kretkowski on October 9, 1996
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    Networking

    Through the Juvenile Probation Department and the Mayor's Office of Children, Youth, and Their Families, S.F. plans to spend $2.7 million this year on 22 community-based organizations (CBOs), at an average rate of $675 per kid per year. The majo...

    by Chuck Finnie on October 2, 1996
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The Many Faces of Leland Yee: A Politician's Calculated Rise and Dramatic Fall The Many Faces of Leland Yee: A Politician's Calculated Rise and Dramatic Fall

Within eyeshot of the capitol dome sit buildings filled with warrens of cubicles equipped with phones and little else. Every day, elected representatives amble out of the former structure and… More >>

Trouble Brewing: Beer Aficionados Suffer Through a Legal Hangover Trouble Brewing: Beer Aficionados Suffer Through a Legal Hangover

Drinking and lawmaking seldom mix, and a legislative snafu last year left California homebrewers crying into their beer. A bill meant to clear up legal ambiguity around wine and beer hobbyists… More >>

Oversight TV: Supervisors Assess the Cost of Body-Mounted Police Cameras Oversight TV: Supervisors Assess the Cost of Body-Mounted Police Cameras

The public outcry that followed a group of San Francisco police officers' fatal March 21 shooting of Alejandro Nieto is now reverberating through city government. Supervisor John Avalos invoked Nieto at… More >>

Branching Out: An S.F. Man Achieves Tree-Climbing Supremacy Branching Out: An S.F. Man Achieves Tree-Climbing Supremacy

A new champion walks among us in San Francisco — or, more likely, gazes down from above. Arborist Chad Brey's voicemail offers the all-but-certain caveat that he's likely up a tree… More >>

Well-Suited: The Man Behind Willie Brown's Style Well-Suited: The Man Behind Willie Brown's Style

Willie Brown stood on the Embarcadero in early February, his new namesake, the Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge, as backdrop. He wore a gray suit and a black tie, a… More >>

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Ayahuasca is not for everyone. By now, the mystical Amazonian jungle brew with a hit of DMT is widely known and even accessible in America today. One no longer needs… More >>

Meaningful Glances: In Today's San Francisco, Anything Can Apparently Stand for Everything Meaningful Glances: In Today's San Francisco, Anything Can Apparently Stand for Everything

Last week, four small vehicles were upended in San Francisco. And the whole world was watching. The inversion of 7,200 total pounds of Smart Cars quickly became an international story. Vanloads… More >>

snatch, al-qaida, airports

D.C. Says Don't Worry A recent al-Qaida pro-terrorism ad that reportedly features a tram from San Francisco International Airport has been drumming up quite a bit of anxiety here in the… More >>

The Snatch: Happy Reading for Your Airport Tram Ride

D.C. Says Don't Worry A recent al-Qaida pro-terrorism ad that reportedly features a tram from San Francisco International Airport has been drumming up quite a bit of anxiety here in the… More >>

SF Weekly Letters April 16-22, 2014

Roll the Die Satire is lost on reader: Clearly the creators of this game don't actually live in San Francisco, or they would know that only trash from the valley or… More >>

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