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July 6, 2011 | 3:55 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: Lake Merritt Dog Park?; Is LEED Really Green?; Oakland Police Staffing

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… A New Lake Merritt Dog Park? (East Bay Express) The debate over the proposed dog park at Lake Merritt just got a lot more interesting. For years, residents have been led to believe that the only possible location for the fenced dog run was a lawn near […]

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June 22, 2011 | 3:11 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: From SF to LA on Public Transit Only; Piedmont’s Blair Park Controversy

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… In Transit: From S.F. to L.A. via Public Transportation (SF Weekly) (On) a recent Monday, I was in the opening stages of a transit odyssey — an attempt to venture from San Francisco to Los Angeles using only public transportation…Among self-professed transit nerds, devising Rube Goldberg–like routes […]

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June 1, 2011 | 3:55 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: State Park Closure Plan “Illegal”; Farmers Markets — Who Benefits?

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… State Park Closure Plan Is Illegal (East Bay Express) From the start, Jerry Brown’s decision to close seventy state parks next year because of California’s budget crisis seemed odd. Not only had no governor ever closed a state park in California before, but it became immediately clear […]

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May 18, 2011 | 3:54 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: Will Ed Lee Run for Mayor?; The Robin Hood of Oakland Kids’ Baseball

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… Will Ed Lee Run for Mayor? (SF Weekly) …While Lee pledged to be a caretaker mayor and nothing more — “He has no plans to run,” mayoral spokeswoman Christine Falvey said last week — there are hints that may change. A petition to draft him is circulating […]

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May 11, 2011 | 11:00 am

Wednesday Weeklies: Rise of Bike Culture; Hunger Strike for Ethnic Studies; Strange Romance in SF

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… The rise of bike culture (SF Bay Guardian) San Francisco has quickly peddled back into the front of the pack among bicycle-friendly U.S. cities, regaining the ground it lost during a four-year court injunction against new bike projects that was partially lifted in November 2009 and completely […]

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May 4, 2011 | 3:52 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: SF Pride $ Woes; GGNRA Dog Fight; Organic Valley Coop Controversy

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… Brokeback Festival: How Financial Mismanagement Marched Pride to Brink of Disaster (SF Weekly) …Throwing spectacular, well-attended events — and losing money prodigiously — has become a recurring Pride motif. By the end of last year, the nonprofit that runs San Francisco’s massive yearly gay, lesbian, bisexual, and […]

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April 27, 2011 | 3:32 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: SF Cops Working for FBI; Jerry Brown and the Prison Guards; SF T.P. Budget

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… Spies in blue (SF Bay Guardian) San Francisco cops assigned to the FBI’s terrorism task force can ignore local police orders and California privacy laws to spy on people without any evidence of a crime. That’s what a recently released memo appears to say — and it […]

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April 20, 2011 | 3:34 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: How to Fish Local; The Recycling Guru; Chauncey Bailey Murder Trial

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… Go Fish: S.F.’s Coastal Foraging King Shows How to Fish (and Eat) Locally (SF Weekly) In an age grown acutely aware of the ecological and health problems wrought by industrial food production, the conundrum of what to eat — what Berkeley-based author Michael Pollan famously dubbed the […]

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April 14, 2011 | 3:00 pm

Wednesday Weeklies (on Thursday): Working SF Police Earn Pensions; The “Uncivil Jewish Debate”

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… Double Drain: Program Pays Cops Pensions While Still on the Force (SF Weekly) …In 2008, San Francisco found itself unable to properly staff its police force. The solution enshrined by city voters: Allow cops to simultaneously work and be retired — and earn both hefty salaries and […]

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April 6, 2011 | 5:10 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: Obama’s Broken Medical Marijuana Promises; Oakland’s Overgrown Trees

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… Blowing Smoke: Obama Promises One Thing, Does Another on Medical Marijuana (SF Weekly) …That the man in the White House was even willing to put “medical” and “marijuana” together in the same sentence was a step forward for California’s cannabis advocates. They had endured such spectacles as […]

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