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Aug.25.2011
In response to Amazon.com's petition campaign to bring back its exemption from California sales tax - lost in July - Pete Mulvihill, Kevin Ryan and Kevin Hunsanger, owners of Green Apple Books on San Francisco's Clement Street, have decided to petition state government for the same deal. Their...
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May.19.2010
         1 Ferry Building #42 Belle Yang 6 PM Talk and book signing TONIGHT May 19th View Larger Images At the World Expo in Shanghai, Jeff Yang reads author Belle Yang's new graphic novel, "Forget Sorrow," and considers China's desire to edit...
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Apr.15.2010
  A little bloodshed is good for the news business, particularly if journalism professionals are back to shooting at each other instead of collectively gathering around their own grave, hand-wringing and waiting to be pushed in by a dismissive and disinterested public. Yesterday, I spoke...
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Jun.21.2008
  The Gate's most viewed stories for this week have kind of a theme, though it's mostly dark: Harsh, harsher, harshest xxxx-rated violence), and then a merciful escape to souped-up laptops --- "lalalalalala, I can't HEAR you; I'm watching goofy baby tricks on You Tube." We hope these...
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Apr.30.2008
Hemingway would get in your face immediately if he heard this, challenging you to some kind of duel for the honor and reputation of raging beasts. And Norman Mailer would pile on just because he loved a fight. But, get this: they're going to be testing bulls for steroids at Madrid's San Isidro...
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Apr.28.2008
Autism might be the scariest medical mystery of the 21st century. Like climate change, autism is debated furiously but with roughly the same conclusion: something weird and unsettling is going on in nature. So why did upper middle-aged rocker Sammy Hagar (he's 60, dude!) hijack a benefit auction...
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Apr.24.2008
For thirty years, former SF supervisors like Dianne Feinstein, Quentin Kopp and Bob Mendelsohn have suggested that supes have slid inexorably down the evolutionary chain since their day. Memory is a funny thing. Did the place really run better then? Were supervisors less quirky? Quentin used to...
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Apr.22.2008
The George Shultz appreciation in the last post didn't get appreciated by some commenters. sfmike thinks George is a war criminal and missmarple believes he's a felon, saved from jail by a midnight pardon. sfdave4u doesn't seem to include George among the people he's 4. OK, George and other...
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Apr.18.2008
That's SF Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier talking about the way the city elects its supervisors. San Francisco district elections are like the slapping scene in "Chinatown". We love them, we hate them, love them, hate them. Like that. OK, some people just hate them. Now there's a well-...
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Apr.17.2008
IT'S THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, the Bay Area's paper, the once and forever home of Herb Caen and Farley. If you're in or around San Francisco, you know you're doing something if you're covered in the Chron. Today's Chron has an interview with me by Reyhan Harmanci about Beer, Blood and Cornmeal...